12Jan/24

30-Year-Old Irish Single Malt Becomes the Most Expensive Bottle of Whiskey (or Whisky) Ever Sold

The Craft Irish Whiskey Co. has seen a record-breaking start to 2024, selling a bottle of whiskey to American collector Mike Daley, for $2.8m. This world-first sale makes The Emerald Isle, already the rarest triple-distilled single malt in existence, the most expensive bottle of whiskey, or whisky, ever sold. Continue reading

12Jan/24

Facial recognition in Brazil: absent students and racial bias

By Diana Baptista | Data Journalist

A facial recognition system used in schools in Brazil is being scrutinised by digital rights groups, who have denounced the expansion of so-called techno control in the country. Continue reading

10Jan/24

Tech Trends That WON’T Happen in 2024: Enterprise 5G, Mainstream Foldables, Network APIs, Edge Generative AI, or Robotaxis – to Name a Few

As 2024 kicks off, predictions abound on the technology innovations expected in the year ahead. However, several highly anticipated advancements, including Enterprise 5G, mainstream foldable devices, network APIs, and robotaxis, will NOT happen in 2024, states global technology intelligence firm ABI Research. Continue reading

10Jan/24

bebe x CIARA

bebe is partnering with the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and fashionista Ciara to create the bebe x Ciara capsule collection for Fall ’24. Serving as Creative Director, Ciara will blend her unique, tomboy-chic style with bebe’s unapologetically seductive, ever evolving fashion for an innovative collection with a focus on self-expression. Continue reading

10Jan/24

L’Oréal Groupe Unveils AirLight Pro, a Breakthrough Professional-Grade Hair Drying Tool That Cares for the Hair and for the Planet at CES® 2024

Today at CES® 2024, the L’Oréal Groupe unveiled a next-generation hair drying tool designed with professional stylists for both beauty professionals and consumers at home: AirLight Pro. Developed in partnership with Zuvi, a hardware startup company established by drone engineers and leading scientists, AirLight Pro uses a combination of infrared-light technology and wind to care for the hair with visually smoother and hydrated hair*1 while also drying hair faster*2 with optimized heat flow across multiple hair types, and up to 31% less energy consumption*3. Continue reading

10Jan/24

Honda Debuts New Global “Honda 0” EV Series with Two New Concept Models

Honda today announced the “Honda 0 Series,” a new global EV series launching in 2026, represented by the world premiere of two concept models, Saloon and Space-Hub, at CES 2024. In 2026, Honda will introduce a model of the Honda 0 Series based on the Saloon concept in North America, followed by model introductions in Japan, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East and South America. Continue reading

10Jan/24

LG Display Unveils the World’s Largest Automotive Display to Advance Future Mobility at CES 2024

LG Display, the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, announced today that it is showcasing a series of ultra-large automotive display solutions, including the world’s largest automotive display, to accelerate innovations for future cars at CES 2024. Continue reading

09Jan/24

AI Management: Pros and Cons

Jan. 9, 2024 /Business/ — Whether AI will replace human bosses entirely is a complex question with no definitive answer. While AI is definitely entering management roles, its impact will likely be more nuanced than simply replacing human bosses with emotionless assessment machines. Here are some points to consider: Continue reading

09Jan/24

Freedom of thought is being threatened by states, big tech and even ourselves. Here’s what we can do to protect it

Simon McCarthy-Jones, Trinity College Dublin

The idea of free speech sparked into life 2,500 years ago in Ancient Greece – in part because it served a politician’s interests. The ability to speak freely was seen as essential for the new Athenian democracy, which the politician Cleisthenes both introduced and benefited from.

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