One day, you go to the supermarket and find that your usual carton of milk is now priced at US$3 more than before. A cruel joke. As you browse the other aisles, you find that all everyday goods, be it meat or washing liquid, are now more pricey. And just like that, your grocery bill is reaching amounts you can’t afford. What’s worse? Your salary can’t keep up, and you have to start cutting corners. That’s the crushing reality for many people living in countries experiencing inflation.
When you are lost on the street, you probably will use your phone and check your favourite navigation app to find the correct route. The whole process is so effortless that you may not realize how sophisticated it is to capture the entire street view in 3D and display it on the 2D screen of your mobile phone.
According to the Ethnologue guide, there are 7,151 spoken languages in the world. While the number might be surprising, did you know that there are also more than 300 sign languages worldwide, with American sign language (ASL) as the most widely used one?
With the inception of the metaverse, there is an increasing demand for devices that can provide users with an immersive experience that blurs the lines between the digital and physical worlds. This is where mixed reality (MR) headsets come in.
The price of Bitcoin has risen since its arrival on the crypto market in 2009. Despite recent volatility, the price of a single Bitcoin is still a staggering US$24,130 as of August 8, 2022. Given the value of Bitcoin, it is no wonder that many professionals and amateur investors are eager to tap into the burgeoning market.
The automation industry is a booming—and competitive—one, with its market size exceeding US$15 billion in 2020. One way for businesses that have taken notice of the fierce competition and want to get ahead is to update their tech. To ensure your products are ready for users as soon as possible, you have to invest in efficient automation testing tools.
Whether you are fresh out of college or looking for a job change—getting hired must be your top priority. Given that, it’s important to get into a recruiter’s head. After all, they hold your fate snugly in their hands.
Entrepreneurship is a dynamic field, with trends constantly evolving owing to technological advancements, economies and sociopolitical scenarios. These trends may vary, depending on where in the world you look. Today, we bring you a list of emerging trends that are rapidly gaining global traction.
One thing that most world cultures have in common is gift-giving. And yet, somehow it is incredibly hard to find the right gift. It is because gift-givers rarely think about the long-term value or usability of a gift. Focusing only on wowing the receiver as they unwrap the gift, you might end up buying something that would eventually collect dust in your loved one’s house.
Despite the plummeting stock price since February this year, Facebook, or Meta, is one of the OG social media platforms where people share information and stay in touch with friends and family. However, it has come under fire for misconducts over the last decades, including misinformation, dark pattern usage and, lately (or again; i.e. the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal), data harvesting practices that compromise user privacy.
With the advent of self-driving cars and artificial intelligence (AI) artists, AI is getting closer and closer to replicating human capabilities each day. However, there is one thing that separates humans from AI—emotional intelligence or sentience. Or, at least, so we thought.
In June this year, Google software engineer Blake Lemoine came out with the claim that Google’s AI chatbot LaMDA (short for language model for dialogue applications) had become sentient.
This year, luxury watches overtook Bitcoin and vintage cars to become the most coveted investment option among the three. Though watch prices have fallen since the infamous crypto crash, they are still significantly up from their prices in 2019. In fact, during the pandemic, people used their saved up money to invest in watches, including Rolex and Patek Philippe. Renowned watch brands caught everyone’s attention as their resale values surged.
The dark side of the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) market started to reveal itself after NFTs became mainstream last year. Previously, we have explored how the NFT marketplace is riddled with scams, such as artist impersonations and insider trading. Not only have such hoaxes become a big issue for buyers hoping to get their hands on genuine artist works but also for the artists themselves.
After making it to the mainstream during the pandemic, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) seem to be everywhere. If you go onto some well-known NFT marketplaces, such as OpenSea and Crypto.com, you can easily find all sorts of NFTs in their dropdown menus, ranging from art, memes and music to photography and sports for purchase or rental. Lately, the NFT market has even welcomed wine NFTs to the space.
The end of the pandemic is proving to be a difficult time for the tech sector, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite down by 4% since April—the worst-performing month since the 2008 financial crisis. This is not a short-term fall, when you consider that Nasdaq has fallen by 28% since the start of the year.