Infographic: How Much are Tech Fails Worth Today? | Alice Bonasio

 

As any entrepreneur will tell you, failing is an essential part of the technology ecosystem, and the quicker the pace of advance, the faster an innovation can go from darling child to forgotten footnote

 

The infographic below digs up some of the bigger flops of the past few years, which have crashed and burned – or merely fizzled out after much initial hype and widespread buzz.

Failure is an essential part of the technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem
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Cornwall Betting on Health Tech  | Alice Bonasio

 

Region wants to stimulate the local economy and create a sustainable future for health and social care through technology

The national healthcare ecosystem is undergoing a dramatic, fundamental shift with rising healthcare costs, increased demand on systems and growing, ageing populations placing our health and social care systems under unprecedented pressure.

By 2020 the value of the Health Tech market is estimated to hit around £37bn
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At the same time, the health tech industry is worth billions and the digital revolution, which has already reshaped many other…

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Cornwall Betting on Health Tech  | Alice Bonasio

 

Region wants to stimulate the local economy and create a sustainable future for health and social care through technology

The national healthcare ecosystem is undergoing a dramatic, fundamental shift with rising healthcare costs, increased demand on systems and growing, ageing populations placing our health and social care systems under unprecedented pressure.

By 2020 the value of the Health Tech market is estimated to hit around £37bn
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At the same time, the health tech industry is worth billions and the digital revolution, which has already reshaped many other…

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Experiencing Dunkirk in VR | Alice Bonasio

 

The epic Virtual Reality WW2 battle is now brought to life by Warner Brothers and Intel to promote Christopher Nolan’s latest film

In advance of Warner Brother’s Dunkirk film hitting the cinema screens this week, worldwide audiences can now download a free Virtual Reality Experience (VRE) and be fully immersed in one of the most iconic moments of World War Two – the battle of Dunkirk. The VRE thrusts you into each of the film’s three perspectives – land, sea and air – as you’re presented with content in high-resolution 360-degree video recreating the pivotal World War II Battle.

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A Virtual Love Letter from London | Alice Bonasio

 

Jaunt launches colourful cinematic VR experience to celebrate #PrideInLondon

The beauty of the film is that it truly captures the feeling of being at Pride
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Love Letter from London is a nod to the city’s diversity released to coincide with the London Pride Festival. The four-minute film captures what is described as the city’s “most colourful Pride ever” (which is really saying something!) and hopes to immerse viewers in its jubilant #LoveHappensHere spirit of tolerance and inclusion.

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Imagining the Future of Online Learning | Alice Bonasio

 

MOOCs are now mainstream, but online courses need to leverage new technologies if they are to truly democratise access to knowledge 

There’s little doubt that online courses are proving popular with students all over the world. Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers such as EdX and Futurelearn have been lauded with democratising higher education and making knowledge more accessible.

Coursera – which to date attracted over $210 million investment – has over 20 million registered learners who access courses from over 140 institutions worldwide, and most major universities – From…

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Transforming Art with Mixed Reality | Alice Bonasio

 

This Microsoft artistic collaboration blends the real and virtual worlds and blurs the line between human and machines

Transformation Mask is an experiential sculpture piece that brings art and technology together as it morphs from bird mask to human-merged-with-machine. It the result of a collaboration between Canadian artist Shawn Hunt and Microsoft Vancouver’s in-house maker space, The Garage. It Leverages electronics and mechanical engineering in a physical transformation, before beginning an immersive holographic experience for the viewer with the HoloLens.

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