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People wearing virtual reality headgear What’s Next for Virtual Reality?

When most of us think of virtual reality, what comes to mind is fitting on a headset to experience a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional environment. However, the recent TED conference had a different “shared immersive reality” experience that doesn’t require headgear. Here's what's new with VR tech.

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Pamela Rentz
Mobile tester getting a positive result for a visual regression test on a smartphone Visual Regression Testing: A Critical Part of a Mobile Testing Strategy

Despite our best efforts to replicate customers' behavior in our test automation suites, teams often forget about nonfunctional requirements. An important one is visual perception—how users see and feel each application they use. Visual regression testing can fill a significant gap in user experience expectations.

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Dmitry Vinnik
NSA NSA Adds to Open Source Tools and Tech Transfer Program

The National Security Agency recently released several of the agency’s software tools as open source and added new technologies to the NSA technology transfer program patent portfolio that are ready for licensing. Could leveraging any of these technologies help your efforts?

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Pamela Rentz
Person making a mobile payment using contactless card technology by waving an Android phone in front of an NFC reader Using Contactless Card Technology in Mobile Payments

As payment methods have evolved from the traditional cash-based system to mobile systems, contactless cards are becoming more popular for their convenience and flexibility. Here's a primer on how this mobile payment system stores your card information, as well as the near-field communication technology behind it.

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David Smith
Thumbnail images of some of Once Upon a Try's popular content, including cities, historical figures, and art movements Explore Inventions throughout History with Google Arts & Culture’s Collection

The latest Google Arts & Culture project, Once Upon a Try, is an interactive experience delving into millennia of human inventions and achievements. With more than four hundred collections from CERN, NASA, and over a hundred museums around the world, it’s the largest online exhibition of discoveries ever created.

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Pamela Rentz
Graphic showing various connected devices in the internet of things Top IoT Trends to Expect in 2019

The internet of things is redefining consumer experience, and more companies are investing in it to meet the demands of their clients. It seems like soon, anything that can be connected will be connected. As we look ahead to next year, here are some of the top IoT trends to expect in 2019.

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Ana Farr
medical device FDA Updates Cybersecurity Recommendations for Medical Devices

Because of the rapidly evolving nature of cybersecurity threats and risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released a draft of updated premarket cybersecurity recommendations on how device manufacturers can better protect their products and proactively address security.

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Pamela Rentz
challenge accepted Notable Challenges: NASA, LEGOs, and YouTubers

Did you ever say to yourself, "What a brilliant idea! How did they come up with that?" One school of thought holds that the best "aha" moments take place when someone’s alone. However, another theory—shared by organizations such as NASA and LEGO—is that a problem shared is a problem solved.

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Pamela Rentz