HSBC Bank and SoftBank Robotics America Enhance Beverly Hills Banking Experience with Pepper Robot

15 Mar

HSBC Bank USA, N.A. (HSBC) and SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA), the North American arm of SoftBank Robotics Group, today announced they will begin a larger rollout of Pepper®, the engaging, social humanoid robot, to HSBC branches nationwide, starting in its iconic Beverly Hills location. This morning, customers in Los Angeles County will be greeted by Pepper, standing ready to answer questions and provide a memorable banking experience. Continue reading 

CSC Alerts Companies to Increased DNS Hijacking

14 Mar

CSC joins the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the UK National Cyber Security Centre, and other leading security organizations—including Cisco® Talos, FireEye®, and Akamai—in alerting corporations and the public to the recent widespread, state-sponsored domain name system (DNS) hijacking attacks. The targets of these recent attacks include government, corporate, telecommunication, and infrastructure entities resulting in website and email redirection to collect sensitive information. We urge companies to stay vigilant and employ security protocols to reduce exposure. Continue reading 

Ricoh Selects Zuora to Accelerate the Global Expansion of its New Digital Workplace Productivity Solutions

14 Mar

Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO), the leading cloud-based subscription management platform provider, has announced that Ricoh, the $20 billion USD global workplace technology company, has selected Zuora to help advance its digital transformation initiatives and to continually improve the customer experience. The Zuora® platform will power and manage all financial processes for Ricoh’s first subscription-based printing and document workflow service. Continue reading 

YouCam Teams up with the Current Innovation Mansion to Showcase a New Era of ‘Beauty 3.0’ and the Biggest Breakthroughs in Beauty Tech At SXSW

13 Mar

Perfect Corp., the creators of the award-winning virtual beauty app YouCam Makeup, return to Austin, Texas to introduce the biggest breakthroughs in augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival. The virtual beauty app is collaborating with The Current Global and Braintrust CAA-GBG Innovation Mansion’s campaign to ignite curiosity and allow guests a chance to experience first-hand the newest advancements in AR and AI virtual beauty tech. Continue reading 

Moshi Ushers in a New Generation of Sound with Avanti C

13 Mar

Moshi, the accessory design house, has announced a new addition to its expanding USB-C audio collection: Avanti C, an on-ear headset with an ergonomic headband and premium vegan leather earcups. Continue reading 

Breakthrough in Foldable Phone Penetration Rate Begins in 2021; Flexible AMOLED Panels are Key, Says TrendForce

12 Mar

As smartphone markets become saturated, suppliers look to foldable phones as a potential demand-stimulating design. Samsung and Huawei etc. have put several concept phones on display in MWC 2019. WitsView, a division of TrendForce, holds that foldable phones are still in the stages of market-response observation and product-design adjustment, and predicts for them a meager smartphone market penetration rate of 0.1% in 2019. Foldable phones penetration rates will have to wait until more panel providers join the game and panel costs see significant improvements for a chance to rise above 1% in 2021, and accelerate past 3.4% in 2022. Continue reading 

New White Paper Calls for Clearer Marketing of Vehicle Autonomy and Driver Assistance for Safety

12 Mar

A recently published white paper developed by Frost & Sullivan calls on the auto industry to clarify and standardize marketing terminology for driver assistance and self-driving technologies. It also finds that lidar technology can “enable significant advances in driver assistance” and calls lidar “the key technology to enable both full driving autonomy as well as safe driver assistance.” Continue reading 

Spotify Announces Expansion of Strategic Partnership with Samsung

12 Mar

Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT) has announced the next step in its strategic relationship with Samsung Electronics by providing users with frictionless access to Spotify on Samsung mobile devices1. In addition, new Spotify consumers in the U.S. with select Samsung Galaxy mobile devices, including the just-launched Galaxy S10, may qualify for six months of free Spotify Premium, redeemable in app2. Starting on March 8, Spotify also will be pre-installed on millions of new Samsung mobile devices globally. Continue reading 

Demands Continue to Rise: China’s Power Semiconductor Market Scale to Surpass 290 Billion RMB, Says TrendForce

11 Mar

Global market research institute TrendForce points out in its latest Breakdown Analysis of China’s Semiconductor Industry that, thanks to the large leap in demand of end markets such as those of new energy vehicles (NEVs) and industrial controls , as well as the stockouts and price hikes of several products such as MOSFET and IGBT, China’s power semiconductor market has experienced a large growth of 12.76% to 259.1 billion RMB, with the discrete component market coming to a size of 187.4 billion RMB, a 14.7% increase from 2017; the power management IC (PMIC) market arrived at a size of 71.7 billion RMB, an 8% increase compared to 2017. Continue reading 

AIA Unveils its Vision of Aerospace in 2050: Flying Cars, Supersonic Jets, Space Tourism & More

11 Mar

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is laying out its vision for the future — one that includes morning commutes via flying air taxi, supersonic business travel between continents, and an emerging market for space-based research and manufacturing in 2050 — in a new study launched with an interactive experience at South by Southwest (SXSW). To mark its Centennial year, AIA, in partnership with McKinsey & Company, worked with industry leaders and experts to develop “What’s Next for Aerospace and Defense: A Vision for 2050.” The result is a comprehensive look at the future of the aerospace industry and the innovations that will shape the world over the next thirty years. Continue reading