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McDonalds, Pepsi, And Other Large Brands Are Buying Real Estate On The Metaverse …And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

The virtual world that’s coming (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 – Virtual real estate reaches new limits with the addition of major corporations. Admix—a virtual reality platform—has […]

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Springboard: the history of the first real smartphone is now on Youtube

In 1998, Donna Dubinsky and Jeff Hawkins quit Palm, a company they’d founded, to begin a new one: Handspring. They had a simple goal in mind: to eventually create the smartphone. Years before any of the technology was actually ready, their tiny startup began laying the necessary groundwork for what would become the Treo. In […]

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The most underrated sci-fi sequel on HBO Max reveals a real controversial technology

The replicants may look like humans, but they’re not the same as us. The biogenic creatures in Blade Runner are made of organic materials but have enhanced capabilities like super strength and increased speed. They’re tailored to serve mankind — until they rebel. In Blade Runner 2049 — the sequel to Ridley Scott’s original sci-fi […]

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‘Real beacon’: Australian company developing zinc-bromide battery technology lists for $285m | Renewable energy

A developer of new low-cost, fire-resistant battery technology spun out of the University of Sydney is set to list on the London Stock Exchange. The company, Gelion plc, will be the university’s first market listing anywhere when it is scheduled to begin trading on the bourse’s Alternative Investment Market on November 30. It raised £16m […]

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Secrets behind creating the Handspring Treo, the first real smartphone

You may have read on the site that Verge executive editor Dieter Bohn has been working on a documentary called Springboard: the secret history of the first real smartphone. It’s about a company called Handspring working on, you guessed it, a very early smartphone. It’s a story that I think will resonate with the Decoder […]

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