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Robert Mondavi Winery Unveils a Bernardaud Porcelain Magnum and NFT – Robb Report

Robert Mondavi Winery may date back more than half a century, but it’s certainly plugged into the modern zeitgeist. The Napa Valley mainstay has just unveiled a limited-edition collection of wines that can be accessed exclusively with non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

The new “MCMLXVI” series was developed in partnership with French luxury porcelain house Bernardaud. In a nod to the year the winery was established, the offering comprises 1,966 exquisite porcelain magnums that will be available for $3,500 starting December 15. Even better, 50 bottles will be earmarked especially for…

You Can’t Stop a Tidal Wave So You Might As Well Try – The Burning Platform

By Doug “Uncola” Lynn via TheBurningPlatform.com

The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone.  To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior ‘righteous indignation’ – this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.
– Aldous Huxley
Hat Tip:  John Wilder

…. This entire pandemic scheme has been designed as a divide and conquer undertaking… We are in the midst of this struggle for the future of…

New Luxury NFT Marketplace Debuts Collaboration With Garry Kasparov

Leading NFT marketplace 1Kind is about to drop its first NFT in collaboration with Garry Kasparov, revealing the chess prodigy’s untold stories.On December 9, NFT marketplace 1Kind will drop its first exclusive digital collectible in partnership with World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov.The asset is part of a collection of unique artifacts and exclusive experiences designed to honor the player’s legacy.Related | Twitter Gets Closer To Launching Authenticated NFT Profile ImagesThe inaugural drop will include never-seen-before archives revealing the untold story of the longest reigning…

Column: There’s Going To Be A New Wave Of Luxury NFT Whiskies. Here’s Why.

Last month, Glenfiddich released a new whisky through blockchain-based technology of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
15 NFT tokens, each representing a bottle of a 46 year-old Glenfiddich that spent 23 years of secondary maturation in an Armagnac cask, were sold for $18,000 per bottle, paid for with the ethereum cryptocurrency. Selling in seconds, some of the ownership tokens were subsequently resold for increasingly higher prices. The token also…

A metaverse mega yacht that just sold for $650,000 is the most expensive NFT sold in The Sandbox…

The Amarula Sun in the Bahamas.Courtesy of Fraser YachtsA mega yacht just sold for around $650,000, making it the most expensive non-fungible token ever sold in The Sandbox virtual gaming world.The Metaflower Super Mega Yacht was purchased for 149 ether, according to etherscan. It is described as an ultra-luxury megayacht, featuring a DJ booth, two helipads, and a hot tub, among other amenities. HypeBeast was the first to report.The digital asset was released by Republic Realm, a metaverse developer, for The Fantasy Collection line of luxury NFTs designed for The Sandbox. Other…

Paris Hilton Catches NFT Fever, Bets On ORIGYN $20M Raise

Socialite Paris Hilton has taken a big interest in the crypto space, particularly in Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Per a press release, Hilton participated in a $20 million raise for the ORIGYN Foundation, a Swiss-based nonprofit organization with the objective of “unlocking the powers of ownership for objects of value”.
Related Reading | Understanding The Recent NFT Hype
The organization is behind a digital certification platform running on top of the Internet Computer called ORIGYN. This platform supports collectibles, digital media, luxury goods, art, and…

Luxury NFT Market Could Hit $56B by 2030: Morgan Stanley

”NFTs and social gaming present two near-term opportunities for luxury brands, allowing them to monetize their vast IP (intellectual property) built over decades,” the report says. Dolce & Gabbana’s sale of nine NFTs for $5.7 million last month shows the huge potential for “virtual and hybrid luxury goods,” and the bank estimates that the total NFT market will grow to around $300 billion by 2030.

Is the Future of South Florida Real Estate Digital?

The worlds of cryptocurrency and real estate are merging in South Florida as blockchain technology takes investment opportunities to new levels.

Earlier this year, national real estate developer PMG, which recently broke ground on E11EVEN Hotel & Residences, a luxury high rise in Downtown Miami’s Park West district, was the first known development company to accept cryptocurrency for condominium deposits in pre-construction projects. Miami also saw the biggest such residential real estate transaction when an anonymous buyer paid $28 million in cryptocurrency for…

Luxury NFTs could become a $56 billion market by 2030 and could see ‘dramatically’ increased demand…

Getty ImagesLuxury-branded non-fungible tokens could become a $56 billion market by 2030 and could see “dramatically” increased demand thanks to the metaverse, Morgan Stanley said in a note published Tuesday.As a whole, NFTs could grow to a roughly $240 billion market by 2030, with digital collectibles from luxury brands making up 8% of the space by that time, analysts, led by Edward Stanley, said.”As more aspects of people’s lives move to the internet, demand for digital fashion and luxury goods is set to increase dramatically in the coming years,” they said.

In 2021, the…

Red Dao, on Dolce & Gabbana NFT, Digital Fashion’s Future – WWD

October may always be remembered as the month digital fashion truly took flight.
An auction for Dolce & Gabbana’s luxury fashion non-fungible tokens fetched $6 million this month, seemingly settling nerves that the digital bubble would burst anytime soon.
Within a year, the tech — a piece of data that can uniquely authenticate digital and physical goods — went from esoteric technobabble to blazing hot trend and made words like “crypto” and “blockchain” part of fashion’s lexicon.
Newly formed crypto group Red Dao won Dolce & Gabbana’s marquee NFT, “The Doge Crown,” as…

What makes the Dolce & Gabbana NFT different from the rest?

Dolce & Gabbana has had a tumultuous couple of years. They’ve included contemptible statements made by its designers and a derogatory video of a Chinese model eating spaghetti with chopsticks, the latter of which put it at odds with the $290 billion Chinese luxury market. Now, aiming to reset the brand image, it’s come out with an NFT collection. But is it a step in the right direction?
The Collezione Genesi, or Genesis Collection, is Dolce & Gabbana’s inaugural non-fungible token (NFT) collection and fetched approximately $5.65 million when…

Red Dao, on Dolce & Gabbana NFT and the Future of Digital Fashion

October may always be remembered as the month digital fashion truly took flight.An auction for Dolce & Gabbana’s luxury fashion non-fungible tokens fetched $6 million this month, seemingly settling nerves that the digital bubble would burst anytime soon.More from WWDWithin a year, the tech — a piece of data that can uniquely authenticate digital and physical goods — went from esoteric technobabble to blazing hot trend and made words like “crypto” and “blockchain” part of…

Culture converges with blockchain as luxury fashion brands launch NFT collections

It’s no surprise that nonfungible tokens (NFT) have been dominating the crypto market this year. The booming digital asset class generated over $2.5 billion in sales within the first six months of 2021, demonstrating unheard-of financial gains for artists, brands and content creators across the globe. The rise of metaverses has also impacted the adoption of NFTs, as the world is moving closer toward visions of a future defined by augmented reality. As such, NFTs are further demonstrating…

Get Yer Halloween On!

Halloween is basically built for the hacker. Besides the obvious fabrication of absurd costumes, there’s also the chance to showcase your skills, be they mechanical, audio, or video. It’s also a great time to show off our coolest tricks to inspire the young proto-hackers. If you need inspiration, we’ve got 150 ideas.

[Brankly]’s Candy DispenserMy personal problem with Halloween, though, is that I always start at the last minute, and my ideas far outreach my time budget. Or because it’s all done in the last minute, a whole bunch of ideas that should “just work” in theory run into the immovable object that is practice. At least that’s what happened with last year’s spooky sound effects — my son and I spent so much time collecting and recording scary audio samples that I ran out of time while still getting the sensitivity on the motion detector set just right, and then the battery died halfway through the night.… Read more...

Computer Vision in Agriculture – KDnuggets

Deep Learning in the Field: Modern Computer Vision for Agriculture

 
In today’s fast-paced world of city living and stressful work-life imbalances, especially on the (hopefully) tail-end of a year of pandemic quarantine measures, many young workers are yearning to get closer to nature and family. In the face of re-emerging commutes and the push-and-pull of back-to-the-office versus hybrid or fully-remote working, many young robots would rather ditch the status quo and return to the countryside to scratch a living from the land like their ancestors before them. And they’ll bring lasers, too.

Of course, we’re not talking about the weary office drones being herded back to the office after a year of blissfully working at home, but of robots armed with deep learning computer vision systems and precision actuators for a new breed of farming automation.

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EM-Glitching For Nintendo DSi Boot ROMs

Some hacker events are muddy and dusty affairs in distant fields, others take place in darkened halls, but I went to one that can be experienced as a luxury break in a European city steeped in culture and history. Newline takes place at Hackerspace Gent, in the Belgian city of that name, and I was there last weekend to catch the atmosphere as well as the programme of talks and workshops. And of those a good start was made by [PoroCYon], whose fascinating introduction to the glitching techniques involved in recovering the boot ROMs from a Nintendo DSi taught us plenty of things we hadn’t seen before.

The talk which you’ll find below the break starts by describing the process of glitching — using power supply interference to interrupt the operation of a microprocessor and avoid certain instructions — to bypass security code.

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Minimal Mill: The Minamil

Having a few machine tools at one’s disposal is a luxury that not many of us are afforded, and often an expensive one at that. It is something that a large percentage of us may dream about, though, and with some commonly available tools and inexpensive electronics a few people have put together some very inexpensive CNC machines. The latest is the Minamil, which uses a rotary tool and straps it to an economical frame in order to get a functional CNC mill setup working.

This project boasts impressively low costs at around $15 per axis. Each axis uses readily available parts such as bearings and threaded rods that are readily installed in the mill, and for a cutting head the build is based on a Dremel-like rotary tool that has a similarly low price tag.

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Smart EV Concept Takes Brand in a New Direction, at Last – Autoweek

  • Smart Concept #1 is a near-production preview of an electric model due in the near future from the brand.
  • The more-mainstream four-door crossover promises plenty of driver assistance tech, along with a futuristic interior.
  • Geely and Daimler have been operating Smart as a joint venture since 2019, but the brand is no longer present in the US.

    Smart brought its freshest concept to the Munich IAA this week, presenting the Concept #1 electric crossover to the world. An electric automaker now, Smart is seemingly leaving behind its traditional packaging and design aesthetic with this crossover concept, which is said to be a near-production preview of an upcoming vehicle. Much larger and longer that the Smart models we’re used to, the concept is an airy four-seater that instantly invites comparisons to the likes of the Mini Countryman, while offering plenty of its own luxury features inside, including a 3D touchscreen.

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    The first cells might have used temperature to divide

    A simple mechanism could underlie the growth and self-replication of protocells — putative ancestors of modern living cells — suggests a study publishing September 3 in Biophysical Journal. Protocells are vesicles bounded by a membrane bilayer and are potentially similar to the first unicellular common ancestor (FUCA). On the basis of relatively simple mathematical principles, the proposed model suggests that the main force driving protocell growth and reproduction is the temperature difference that occurs between the inside and outside of the cylindrical protocell as a result of inner chemical activity.

    “The initial motivation of our study was to identify the main forces driving cell division,” says the study author Romain Attal of Universcience.

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    Hacker Claims Honda and Acura Vehicles Vulnerable to Simple Replay Attack

    Keyless entry has become a standard feature on virtually all cars, where once it was a luxury option. However, it’s also changed the way that thieves approach the process of breaking into a car. After recent research, [HackingIntoYourHeart] claims that many modern Honda and Acura vehicles can be accessed with a simple replay attack using cheap hardware. 

    It’s a bold claim, and one that we’d love to see confirmed by a third party. The crux of the allegations are that simply recording signals from a Honda or Acura keyfob is enough to compromise the vehicle. Reportedly, no rolling code system is implemented and commands can easily be replayed.

    Given these commands control features like unlocking the doors, opening the trunk, and even remote starting the vehicle, it’s a concerning situation.

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    Incapable? Yes, Artificial Intelligence can’t do these things!

    There are many things that Artificial Intelligence can’t do for humankind or the society

    Copyright by www.analyticsinsight.net

    Artificial intelligence has put the future of technology on a high pedestal. In the digital world,  is already capable of doing several things that humans can do. The technology can help robots draw your picture amazingly, write a poem for you, click pictures, do house chores, etc. In a nutshell,  is turning to be humans in the 21st century. However, all is not working out in its favour. If we look closely at  technology, we can see there are some things that  can’t do.

    Humans started working on technology with the thought to make something as capable as him/them.

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    16. Technology in Education – trends. Edtech – the Future of E-learning Software

    What Is EdTech?

    EdTech is the combination of hardware, such as interactive projection screens, and software, e.g., classroom management systems, aimed to improve both teaching and learning processes, and educational outcomes, respectfully. Although educational technology is relatively new – it originated in the early 40-ies and was represented by first flight simulators, it has already demonstrated excellent results and looks extremely promising both to end-users and investors. Many educational solutions are cloud-based and exploit various research data to create algorithms for enhancing learners’ results by making the process of acquiring knowledge more interactive, providing personalized content for people with different types of sensory perception, and learning pace, improving assessment methods, etc.

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    Data scientists: don't be afraid to explore new avenues

    I’m a native French data scientist who cut his teeth as a research engineer in computer vision in Japan and later in my home country. Yet I’m writing from an unlikely computer vision hub: Stuttgart, Germany.

    But I’m not working on German car technology, as one would expect. Instead, I found an incredible opportunity midpandemic in one of the most unexpected places: An e-commerce-focused, AI-driven, image-editing startup in Stuttgart focused on automating the digital imaging process across all retail products.

    My experience in Japan taught me the difficulty of moving to a foreign country for work. In Japan, having a point of entry with a professional network can often be necessary. However, Europe has an advantage here thanks to its many accessible cities.

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    Data scientists: Don’t be afraid to explore new avenues

    I’m a native French data scientist who cut his teeth as a research engineer in computer vision in Japan and later in my home country. Yet I’m writing from an unlikely computer vision hub: Stuttgart, Germany.

    But I’m not working on German car technology, as one would expect. Instead, I found an incredible opportunity midpandemic in one of the most unexpected places: An e-commerce-focused, AI-driven, image-editing startup in Stuttgart focused on automating the digital imaging process across all retail products.

    My experience in Japan taught me the difficulty of moving to a foreign country for work. In Japan, having a point of entry with a professional network can often be necessary.

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