A new report by Capgemeni suggests that nearly half of the manufacturing industry worldwide will be powered by smart, connected systems by 2020.This will come at a cost with half of the surveyed companies planning to spend more than 100 million euros over the next two years in order to make it happen. It also means big business model changes: nearly one in five manufacturers said they plan to stop manufacturing products altogether and move to a pure service-based business model. And the report said that to make the most of service-driven opportunities, manufacturers will need to improve their digital capabilities alongside their traditional engineering skills base.The survey, Digital Engineering: The new growth engine for discrete manufacturing, looks at the forward plans of over 1,000 engineering companies worldwide. ZDNet spoke to Nigel Thomas, head of Aerospace and Defence Supply Chain Logistics at Capgemini, to find out more. ZDNet: Where do you think industry is in the "digital … [Read more...] about Why digital engineering is the new growth area for manufacturers
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Instagram is the latest high-profile name to ditch its Apple Watch app, which raises some interesting questions about the wearable'S direction.As reported by 9to5Mac, the Facebook-owned company joins Twitter, Amazon, eBay, Google (Maps) and Slack in shutting down their dedicated Apple Watch apps.While no official reason has been given for the app's removal, it's thought that new rules brought in by Apple on April 1 could be to blame, as it forces developers to have current apps running on at least the watchOS 2 SDK, with any new apps needing to be built on version 4.The Instagram app was still running on version 1 of the SDK, and it looks like Instagram wasn't seeing the engagement to make it worth its while to update to a newer platform - although it could still come in the future if the right tweaks are made.How Spotify for Apple Watch is more important than just music on your wristWhat's 'appening?It's a surprising move from Instagram, which had one of the better Watch apps, as it … [Read more...] about Instagram is the latest big name to ditch its Apple Watch app
We have seen it too many times before. A major security or privacy breach creates a crisis for an enterprise. Headlines, lawsuits and, sometimes, the CEO testifying before congress. The CIO works around the clock only to be rewarded with a pink-slip and an uncertain career.Researchers from MIT and Stanford University tested three commercially released facial-analysis programs from major technology companies and will present findings that the software contains clear skin-type and gender biases. Facial recognition programs are good at recognizing white males but fail embarrassingly with females especially the darker the skin tone. The news broke last week but will be presented in full at the upcoming Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency.Bias will damage the relationship between the enterprise and the public. It can make a firm a target for critics who will view things like this as evidence the firm doesn’t share the values of its customers. But also, as AI makes … [Read more...] about In the AI revolution, bias is the new breach. How CIO’s must manage risk
posted on 09 Apr 2012, 17:16 11 1. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011) This conflicts with the article posted earlier today, as I thought it would. I didn't think that the new iPad would become stagnant so fast, as the earlier article stated. posted on 09 Apr 2012, 17:32 8 4. JeffdaBeat (unregistered) I kind of figured the same thing as well. Not only because it's a rumor not ascribed to any solid source, but because we saw this earlier. The rumor was the iPad wasn't selling well because the lines at the store were short and iPads were readily available. Everyone jumped on, only to find out the iPad had record sales. I feel like the same thing will result with this one. Especially since Apple started selling it to even more countries on March 23. posted on 09 Apr 2012, 17:40 5 5. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010) I know I was one of those who questioned just how accurate that chart was in that article. The article in general. 13. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Exactly how well is the new iPad selling?
After Agar.io, the smash hit of 2015, came Slither.io that took the world by a storm in 2016.It's been just a couple of months now and a brand new game has emerged in the 'dot io' boom that we absolutely love: Deep.io (aka Tank.io for iPhone and iPad) is the next big thing that could eclipse both Slither.io and Agar.io.Why do we think so?First, it's the same great idea: play from either your browser or via an iOS app. If you play via your browser, you don't need to install anything, you just enter your name and start playing, as simple as that. Deep.io also features the same multiplayer open-world arena as Slither.ioThe rules of Diep.io are simple: you move around using your keyboard and shoot by clicking the left mouse button (if you are playing on desktop). Simple right?Well, not so fast: you have countless ways to develop your tank and at first you will be shooting at the randomly floating particles in the world: the yellow squares give you the least points, then you have the red … [Read more...] about Diep.io (aka Tank.io for iPhone) review, tactics and strategy: this is the new addictive thing after Slither.io