Facebook AI Introduces Habitat 2.0: Next-Generation Simulation Platform

Facebook recently announced Habitat 2.0, a next-generation simulation platform that lets AI researchers teach machines to navigate through photo-realistic 3D virtual environments and interact with objects just as they would in an actual kitchen or other commonly used space. With these tools at their disposal and without the need for expensive physical prototypes, future innovations…

Cryptocurrency Is Booming in Nigeria Despite The Banking Ban

Nigeria’s regulators tried to crack down on cryptocurrency. Now, a few months later, it’s clear their efforts haven’t worked. The nation is a prime example of how people will turn to crypto to cope with a struggling economy despite the prohibitive stance of the state. In February, the Central Bank of Nigeria ordered banks to…

Ethereum’s London Hard Fork Expected to Launch on August 4

Ethereum’s long-awaited London hard fork is likely to launch on Aug. 4 between 13:00 UTC (9 a.m. ET) and 17:00 UTC, with block 12,965,000. Many Ethereum enthusiasts are excited for the delayed release, while some are watching on with “cautious optimism.” As a part of a roadmap designed to lead up to the release of…

Nvidia to acquire autonomous vehicles’ mapping startup DeepMap

Chip-maker Nvidia is acquiring DeepMap, a startup dedicated to building high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles (AV), for an undisclosed sum. DeepMap was founded five years ago by Wu and Mark Wheeler, veterans of Google, Apple and Baidu, among other companies. The US-based company has developed a high-definition mapping solution that has already been validated by…

Blockchain Project Of The Week – EOS

EOS is a blockchain protocol based on the cryptocurrency EOS. The smart contract platform claims to eliminate transaction fees and also conduct millions of transactions per second. Its a platform that’s designed to allow developers to build decentralized apps (otherwise known as DApps for short.) The project’s goal is relatively simple: to make it as…

Blockchain Project Of The Week – Theta (THETA)

Theta Network is the leading video delivery network powered by blockchain technology. Theta allows users to simultaneously watch video content and earn token rewards for relaying video to other users who are also watching the same content. In the same vein as other sharing economy models, users opt-in to volunteering their spare bandwidth and computing…

How Will HCA Healthcare & Google Partnership Improve Next Generation Healthcare?

HCA Healthcare recently announced a new multiyear strategic partnership with Google Cloud focused on analytics-driven process improvement and digital transformation. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Why It Matters The partnership between the cloud giant and Nashville-based HCA, with its 186 hospitals and 2,000 ambulatory sites nationwide, is aimed at building “next generation…

Blockchain Project Of The Week – Polygon (MATIC)

Polygon (Previously known as MATIC network) is a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks. Aggregating scalable solutions on Ethereum supporting a multi-chain Ethereum ecosystem. Polygon combines the best of Ethereum and sovereign blockchains into a full-fledged multi-chain system. Polygon solves pain points associated with Blockchains, like high gas fees and…

United Airlines Will Purchase 15 Boom’s Overture Supersonic Aircrafts

In a move that facilitates a monumental leap forward in returning supersonic speeds to aviation, as well as a cooperative sustainability initiative, United Airlines recently announced a commercial agreement with Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic to add aircraft to its global fleet. The price of each Overture aircraft is $200 million, which airlines will customize…

Blockchain Project Of The Week – Cardano (ADA)

Cardano is a blockchain platform for changemakers, innovators, and visionaries, with the tools and technologies required to create possibility for the many, as well as the few, and bring about positive global change. According to its founders, its the first to be founded on peer-reviewed research and developed through evidence-based methods. It combines pioneering technologies…

Microsoft is supplying 120,000 HoloLens-based headsets to the US Army

Microsoft has won a contract to supply the US Army with HoloLens-based headsets. The contract could be worth up to $21.88 billion over 10 years, and CNBC reports that it will involve Microsoft supplying 120,000 headsets. The software maker has been working closely with the Army since 2018, and soldiers have been testing the Integrated…