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Bright spots in the VR market – TechCrunch

Virtual Reality is in a public relations slump. Two years ago the public’s expectations for virtual reality’s potential was at its peak. Many believed (and still continue to believe) that VR would transform the way we connect, interact, and communicate in our personal and professional lives. Google Trends highlighting search ...

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TEDWomen: Why it’s OK to be average

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Not everyone can be a high achiever The “forgotten middle”, people who get average grades at school and who never shine in the office have been given a voice at the TED Women conference in Palm Springs. Social activist Danielle Moss Lee took to ...

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‘Politicians should do more to save our High Streets’

Billionaire Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct and owner of Newcastle United runs a sprawling retail empire – including sportswear brands, House of Fraser, Evans Cycles, lingerie firm Agent Provocateur, luxury fashion chain Flannels – and major shareholdings in Debenhams and French Connection. With many bricks-and-mortar stores struggling due ...

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TEDWomen: Vibrations offer new way to track elephants

Image copyright Getty Images Researchers have come up with a new way of tracking elephants, via the vibrations that the animals make. Scientists Dr Beth Mortimer and Prof Tarje Nissen-Meyer discovered that elephants generate vibrations through their normal movements and through vocalisations, known as “rumbles”. These can be measured by ...

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Space Odyssey helps launch first 8K TV channel

Image copyright Warner Bros Image caption 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968 Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey will help launch the world’s first super-high definition 8K television channel on Saturday. Japanese broadcaster NHK said it had asked Warner Bros to scan the original film negatives in 8K ...

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