Software

Why people use mixed-reality sports platforms

New technologies allow users to do things like race their real bikes against other real people in a virtual world, and a new study outlines what motivates people to use these online platforms. The findings offer insights ...

Business

Amazon appears to have enough votes to block union effort

Amazon appears to have enough votes to block a union effort at a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, proving the might of the online shopping giant and cutting off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts ...

Machine learning & AI

Predicting sports performance with 'big data'

Smartphones and wearable devices are not simple accessories for athletes. A CNRS researcher has developed a simple mathematical model for studying the performance of endurance athletes. A recent collaboration with a scientist ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Price does not equate to accuracy in watches for runners: study

Which of the GPS devices used by marathon, half-marathon, long-distance or 10k runners is more accurate? Are sports or mobile phone watches better? Is there a difference between men and women when choosing one device or another? ...

Robotics

Presence of 'mean' robot found to improve human concentration

A team of researchers from institutions in France and Switzerland has found that people asked to do a concentration test performed better when a "mean" robot was watching them. In their paper published in the journal Science ...

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