We can all agree getting up each morning to go to work really sucks. Some people have a harder time getting up than others. If you are of the sort who needs a little extra help, the Sensorwake Trio might be the ticket.
Why? Why would anyone do this? Researchers at MIT have developed an artificial intelligence psychopath named Norman. You know, named after the guy from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Don’t we have enough crazy people in the world?
So now they have a psycho that does image captioning; a popular deep learning method of generating a textual description of an image.
Parrot has introduced a new drone that looks set to take on the DJI Mavic Air, and it looks pretty sweet. The Parrot ANAFI drone is made specifically to take high-quality photos and video from the air, while being portable enough to tote in a backpack.
The ANAFI is a foldable drone designed specifically to make it easy to take with you and store.
Imagine pulling into your driveway and getting out of your car while your umbrella is already hovering there to protect your from a downpour as as you get out. Imagine one hovering over you as you walk down the street.
Look at this house. It looks a bit old and dilapidated, but it is the world’s smallest house. It measures a scant 300 x 300 micrometers, which means it’s too tiny for even a dust mite to make it into the door.
It was built by the nanorobotics team from the Femto-ST Institute in Besancon, France.
Over the years, laptops have kept getting lighter, more powerful, and sleeker. Among the leaders of the ultrabooks on the market is Razer, with their Razer Blade Stealth. Keep in mind that unlike some of the more heavy duty laptops that bear the Razer badge, this one isn’t really for serious gaming – at least not without additional hardware which I’ll tell you about later.
In order to get factory workers from area to another in its massive plants, BMW is introducing its own personal movers concept. Their facilities are often massive spaces, and employees spend way too much time getting from place to place.
Living in Colorado, I can say unequivocally that mountain views are breathtaking. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be blind or visually impaired and unable to enjoy views like that. Ford wants to allow the visually impaired to “see” the view with their sense of touch.
The automaker has created a prototype window display that it calls “Feel the View” that is able to take pictures and turn them into high contrast monochrome images.
There’s been a lot of buzz in the media this past week about the first ever pedestrian fatality involving an autonomous vehicle. While there was clearly some kind of failure to see the pedestrian by both the system and the safety driver, self-driving car systems are generally quite good at detecting pedestrians and other objects in clear weather.
If there’s one thing I’ve always aspired to as an amateur photographer, it’s the opportunity to go hands-on with a Hasselblad. The brand is renowned for its image quality, attention to detail, and industry-leading medium format professional cameras.
Digital display technology has pretty much replaced the need for those old mechanical signboards they used to have at airports and train stations back in the day. But there was something about the wonderful sounds they made as the letters and numbers flipped over that was tremendously satisfying.
Your smartphone’s battery running out is very frustrating. We can never have enough power. We’re always topping off and charging up. It’s an endless cycle. Our smartphones are always on the cusp of dying. Well, if you want to chat with other people about your smartphone’s battery life, the Die With Me smartphone app will cost you a $1 and it only works when your battery life is less than 5%.
Once you have met that requirement, you can open the app and enter a chatroom with other strangers whose phones are also about to die.
Last week we showed you LG’s latest TV that rolls up like a poster and now we have some video to share of the company giving a demo. At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, LG showed off their 65-inch rollable OLED television, and folks were appropriately wowwed.
The 16:9 screen can be remotely rolled down and stored into its base, and now we see it can stop at different heights to display different aspect ratios like 21:9 and hide those black bars.
Smartphones are reaching their limits as far as acceptable size, but TVs keep pushing the boundaries. Display resolutions get higher, the sizes of our sets get bigger and they get sharper and thinner. There’s no end in site.
If you have a modern flatscreen TV, you know that the built-in speakers leave a whole lot to be desired. There’s only so much you can do with acoustics inside of a thin TV enclosure, and the sound typically suffers from being thin and uninspiring.