AI-powered facial recognition will soon track us while we shop

You’re at an electronics store. You check out a few TVs and head home after being scanned by store cameras. This data is then cross-referenced with other databases that already contain your facial data. Your face is now the epicenter of a retargeting campaign.

The VR industry needs to avoid intrusive ads for as long as possible

Monetization in VR is a tricky subject. There are only suggestions, or experiments, on what could serve, but it’s a tough proposition while the industry continues to wade through its hype cycle and content creators remain to be reluctant to commit to creating a steady pipeline of immersive experiences to attract mainstream adoption.

Harvard’s new RoboBee can fly in and out of water

Harvard researchers introduced the robot back in 2013 and developed a version that uses static to stick to walls in 2016. Now, the scientists have created an upgraded robotic bee that can fly, dive into water and hop right back up into the air.