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Bets Future Ever: IBM Unveils Coffee Drones

IBM seems to have wasted no time in patenting this idea. It is a coffee delivery drone that can detect when you are tired or in need of a drink. It has been designed to recognize signs such as blood pressure, facial expressions, and dilated pupils who are possible signs of exhaustion.

The drone proceeds to deliver a nice cup of coffee to you, such a relief. The drone is designed to be used in offices and enclosed spaces where dozens of employees sit for hours studying the screen of their computers while working. Now you don’t have to go through the hassles of fixing a cup of coffee because it will be delivered to you at the right time. This is a technology many businesses will be interested in adopting to improve the productivity of their employees.

The drone is enhanced with superior intelligence to identify the “cognitive state” of the employees in a workspace and deliver cups of coffee with the use of an unspooling string which the drone has been fitted with, and to avoid spills the cup of coffee is delivered in zip bags. Alternatively, the coffee can be dispensed from the drone directly into the coffee mug of the employees.

It is apparent that IBM has big plans for this idea. If it chooses not to sell the patent, it can proceed to develop the drone. Asides from the cognitive detection functions, the drone can also be ‘summoned’ whenever you need a cup of coffee while working on your projects. This can be done with a wave of the hands, a gesture that is recognized by the drone.

IBM filed the patent for its drone in the United States, a process that costs a lot of money. In the long run, the deal can become very profitable. Tech companies such as IBM have been keeping closely guarded secrets about special projects that are expected to become the next big inventions in the technology industry.

 

It is a good thing a tech company such as IBM are now considering the development of inventions based on artificial intelligence. We hope to hear more news about other patents for products targeted at making our lives better.

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Fortnite Skips Google Play Store, Sparking Fears

As one of the most regularly played games on PC and on consoles, Fortnite has risen to fame like few games before it. Taking the mantel alongside and sometimes ahead of the likes of Player Unknowns Battlegrounds, Fortnite has managed to fuse together some very popular gaming styles to create one truly exceptional experience. However, with Fortnite now coming to mobile devices – and playing very well – it’s interesting to note that it will skip out the Google Play Store entirely.

The developers of the game, Epic Games, has announced that it will not be on the Google Play Store. instead, it will be available for download on the official Fortnite website upon release. Given the fact that Google has long been the dominant place for Android apps, this news has obviously sparked some concerns.

One of the main reasons for avoiding the upload of Fortnite to the Play Store is the avoidance of a 30% distribution fee. According to Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic, the fee would be “disproportionate” with regards to the needs for payment processing, bandwidth usage, and customer service planning.

Indeed, this could be the start of an avalanche of other platforms deciding to skip the marketing that the Play Store offers and instead go direct. While the exposure that one gets from the store is amazing, it’s easy to see why companies want to keep that hard-earned for themselves. With Fortnite now exceeding the $1bn mark in terms of revenue, it’s easy to see why they want to keep that cut for themselves.

Visibility VS Cost

While most users will likely check out the Play Store first, meaning some will miss out on Fortnite, this is a risk that is supposedly worthwhile taking. With a good social media marketing strategy and word of mouth usage, the hope is that this will pay off and trying to save 30% won’t cost Epic more than the savings.

This is also going to have a major impact on the long-term health of the Play Store, and indeed in how people use their Android devices. With the ability to download third party apps without any issues, all it takes is a proprietary installer to be made on the developer side to make sure it can install free from the Play Store’ need to verify it.

With Amazon also using their own side-loaded Amazon Appstore, this is not the first – or indeed the last – company to try and take on Google. It could be a good thing in the long-term for Android, as it can show that it isn’t inextricably linked and tethered to the Play Store for app performance.

By making it easy to show just simple it is to circumvent the Play Store, this is likely to be a moment of immediate tension for Google. While the developers are being quick to dissuade any comments about piracy and fraudulent downloads due to being off the Play Store, this argument is sure to create a rather tense experience for both Epic Games and Google for some time to come. If you want to do the L dance on Android, then, you’ll need to download it directly from the Epic website.


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As one of the most regularly played games on PC and on consoles, Fortnite has risen to fame like few games before it. Taking the mantel alongside and sometimes ahead of the likes of Player Unknowns Battlegrounds, Fortnite has managed to fuse together some...