Technology

Clarks Steps Into The Cicaverse And Lets Fans Compete With Each Other

By: Michelle D. Madsen

By Michelle D. Madsen Upscale shoe retailer Clarks is striding into the metaverse in partnership with online gaming platform Roblox. The agreement will result in the creation of a one-of-a-kind Clarks Stadium that will allow users to connect with one another, share their experiences, access special content and compete in...

Take Off: Brit Uni With Own Runway Gets $3.8 M To Develop Low Carbon Planes

By: Michael Leidig

By Michael Leidig A British University that started life as an aircraft development college and is the only European university with its own airport is heading back to its roots after getting a 3.1 million pounds ($3.8 million) investment to carry out sustainable aviation research. Cranfield University was formed in...

Would Chew Believe It: Tiny Bots Could Deep Clean Teeth, Say Experts

By: Michael Leidig

By Michael Leidig Nano-sized robots manipulated using a magnetic field can help kill bacteria deep inside teeth to ensure the success of root canal treatments after the living tissue has been removed. Root canal treatments are routinely carried out to treat tooth infections in millions of patients. The procedure involves...

Hyundai Motors Into NFTs

By: Jonathan Hobbs

By Jonathan Hobbs Korea’s largest automaker, Hyundai, announced that it is entering the online community-based non-fungible token (NFT) market, becoming the first automaker to do so. Hyundai said in a press release that it is collaborating with Meta Kongz on NFT projects and memorandums of understanding (MOUs). “The Hyundai NFT...

Digital Worlds: The Metaverse Spurs Business Growth And Opportunities

By: Michelle D. Madsen

By Michelle D. Madsen Business consultant Deloitte frames the metaverse as consisting of various digital technologies. They include extended reality (XR) devices, edge and cloud computing, 5G and 6G cellular networks, artificial intelligence and machine learning, volumetric scanning and 3D modeling and blockchain/cryptocurrency/NFTs. The virtual manifestations are varied — from...

Pininfarina Rolls Out Sleek NFT Collection

By: Jonathan Hobbs

By Jonathan Hobbs Italian design house Pininfarina is entering the digital art world with a series of exclusive NFTs (non-fungible tokens) based on its Modulo concept car. This project is being developed in collaboration with 1of1, a specialist in luxury NFTs, powered by ARTM Technologies and created with musician Sasha...

Island Connections: Spotify Enters The Metaverse Via Gaming Platform

By: Jonathan Hobbs

By Jonathan Hobbs Spotify is developing an official virtual presence on the game platform Roblox. The launch marks the company’s entry into the metaverse industry. The name of Spotify’s presence on Roblox is “Spotify Island.” Through this interactive universe, the corporation intends to “create a place where fans can connect...

Cannes Film Festival Enters The Metaverse

By: Michelle D. Madsen

By Michelle D. Madsen Brut., Cannes’ new official media partner, is bringing the world’s largest film festival to the metaverse. The French festival’s famous backdrop will be recreated digitally in Epic Games’ hit videogame Fortnite. It lets gamers experience the Cannes Film Festival through the eyes of three different characters:...

Charged Up: Batteries May Be Key To Saving The Planet

By: Moshiel Biton

By Moshiel Biton The battery is our new eco-friend. Whether powering electric vehicles (EVs), drones or power tools, keeping count of steps via fitness trackers or storing unimaginable amounts of energy, one common factor bringing all these elements together: the battery. An object we use daily is saving the planet...

Nuclear-Powered Vessel Named Thor Could Be Next Generation Of Sea Travel

By: Anamarija Brnjarchevska

By Anamarija Brnjarchevska A potential answer to a sustainable cruise ship industry has been announced in the shape of a nuclear-powered vessel named Thor. Norway-based company Ulstein say the eye-catching 149m (489ft) replenishment, research and rescue ship concept is powered by a thorium Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) that can be...

VIDEO: New Jumping Device Could Help Humans Spring Across Other Planets

By: Anamarija Brnjarchevska

By Anamarija Brnjarchevska A new jumping device could help humans spring across other planets while exploring. Researchers say they have created a device that can out-jump any animal or mechanical machine either on earth or in space. The jumper is capable of achieving the tallest height in earth gravity —...

Sensorium Partnership To Produce Art Metaverse Initiatives

By: Michelle D. Madsen

By Michelle D. Madsen Sensorium, a major metaverse developer, has announced a strategic alliance with the Humanity 2.0 Foundation, leveraging the latest artificial intelligence, virtual reality (VR) and non-fungible token (NFT) solutions. An NFT is a digital property, such as an online article, image or video, that has been issued...

Life À La Carte: New VR App Combines Social Media, Chat And A Metaverse

By: Billy Houghton

By Billy Houghton While engineers are still chewing on ways to get virtual-reality users to taste their virtual apples, one company has taken a step forward for the market by combining a social media app with a hyper-realistic metaverse. On June 2, 2021, Gravvity Group Inc. launched the beta version...

Nikon And Microsoft Partner To Produce VR Content

By: Jonathan Hobbs

By Jonathan Hobbs Nikon has established a wholly-owned subsidiary, Nikon Creates Corp., to enable the planning, shooting and production of volumetric virtual reality and 3D content as Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Capture Studios’ (MRCS) first licensed partner in Japan. The launch of Nikon Creates is a significant sign that Nikon is...