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VANRATH Tech Round Up - 23rd July 2021

  • Publish Date: Posted 6 months ago
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AI breakthrough could spark medical revolution

Artificial intelligence has been used to predict the structures of almost every protein made by the human body. The development could help supercharge the discovery of new drugs to treat disease, alongside other applications. Proteins are essential building blocks of living organisms; every cell we have in us is packed with them...

 

NI entrepreneurs backed by GoT producer to launch world first in connected fitness market

ReformRX, a Belfast connected fitness company will be launching a world first within the at-home fitness equipment market after they have received a major investment from US Game of Thrones producer, Bernadette Caulfield.

Northern Irish entrepreneurs, Neal and Yvette McGaffin’s fitness company is the world’s first connected reformer Pilates machine, bringing the experience of luxury boutique fitness into the home...

Twitter trials upvote and downvote buttons

Some iOS Twitter users will see up and down votes on comments as parts of research "to understand the types of replies you find relevant", the social network says. The voting buttons will be thumbs or arrows according to a graphic shared by Twitter. Twitter said downvotes will not be visible to other users and will not change the order of replies. Commentators have drawn parallels with Reddit's use of up and down voting...

 

Belfast's B-Secur partners with US tech firm to 'evolve consumer wearables'

Belfast’s B-Secur has announced a key collaboration with US-headquartered Texas Instruments (TI) to "help accelerate the design of next-generation consumer wearable devices." TI will provide high-performing sensing capabilities for wearable devices like premium smartwatches and medical grade heart-rate monitors, which will enabe advanced features for identification, wellness and health monitoring in Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

GM’s Super Cruise getting fully automatic, hands-free lane changes and more for 2022

General Motors’ Super Cruise, one of the best advanced driver assist systems on the market, is getting a big upgrade for 2022 and will be available on way more vehicles — including, for the first time, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra half-ton pickup trucks. To test out the new stuff, GMC had me out to GM’s Milford Proving Grounds to play with the new Super Cruise on the facility’s 4.5-mile banked...