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A new software system solution to manage drone privacy could better protect people from privacy infringement, and help people feel better about drone use.

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By pairing video and movement data, researchers have created a new sports data analysis method to improve analysis and knowledge of soccer and other sports.

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Personal health data collected from mobile and wearable technology can provide important information to healthcare providers and medical researchers, but this data must be protected to ensure the privacy of users. The vulnerabilities of current health data systems prompted researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing to forge...

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A new plug-in could help video game developers personalize the level of physical activity in virtual reality (VR) games, allowing them to increase enjoyment without making players exhausted. The plug-in, created by researchers at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Boston, uses a new approach called “exercise intensity-driven level design...

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As virtual reality (VR) capabilities continue to expand, researchers hope to create a more real-world experience by connecting VR directly to the brain. Through Brain-based Computer Interface (BCI), VR could become a more natural experience for users, with the potential to significantly impact a variety of fields, from video game...

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Businesses can create immutable, distributed transaction ledgers with blockchain technology. This creates an organized and permanent history for transactions, whether the blockchain is processing product sales or the timing of manufacturing shipments. However, while these records can help protect businesses from fraud, blockchain doesn’t have security measures to prevent large-scale...

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Movie theater attendance has decreased significantly in recent years, hitting a 24-year-low in 2017, but a team of software developers thinks virtual reality (VR) could play a role in drawing movie fans back to the box office.1 The team, from software firm KAI, developed a system designed to streamline the...

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In screen resolution, the rule of thumb used to be “more pixels is better.” Is the technology starting to reach a limit? While 8K technology is currently being presented at industry trade shows and conferences, the jump in pixels may not be an improvement over 4K for applications in television...

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The next technological advancement for drones may come from self-driving cars. An international team of researchers has designed an unmanned-aerial-vehicle (UAV) network based on the networks used to coordinate self-driving cars. Referred to as a flying ad-hoc network (FANET), the system aims to bolster the performance and range of small...

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5G will be a hot topic this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The next generation of cellular technology will improve on 4G’s transmission time, security and efficiency. Recent publications in IEEE Xplore touch on some of the latest 5G advances. Get up to speed on this cutting-edge...

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