FrontRow is the latest wearable livestreaming camera
Aug15

FrontRow is the latest wearable livestreaming camera

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. The latest wearable camera to hit the market comes from mesh WiFi product maker Ubiquiti Networks. The FrontRow camera is a small device that can be worn on a lanyard around the neck or clipped on and it can snap photographs and livestream video. FrontRow has a touchscreen display and because it’s Android based, it can run a number of apps, including native ones like a compass or third-party apps like Spotify. On standby mode, the device can last for 50 hours and it can record or livestream for around two hours before needing to recharge. FrontRow also has a story mode that snaps pictures every few seconds and compiles them into a time-lapse video. It can run on story mode for up to 16 hours. There are two cameras on the device. The main camera is 8-megapixels with a 148 degree field of view and 1080p resolution. The second camera has the same resolution, a smaller field of view and is 5-megapixels. FrontRow also comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It allows you to livestream through YouTube, Twitter or Facebook and you can upload photographs and videos to your phone via BlueTooth or WiFi through the FrontRow mobile app. FrontRow is obviously not the first product of this type. Other iterations include the Beoncam, Narrative Clip, and of course Snapchat’s Spectacles. And while this device does offer pretty decent specs, apparent ease of use and non-intrusive design, it also comes with a pretty hefty price tag, at least in comparison to similar devices on the market. FrontRow will set you back $399, but if you’re willing to shell that out, you can order the jet black version from Amazon now. The rose shade is coming soon. Via: CNET Source: FrontRow Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Intel's diversity report shows slow growth for women and minorities
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Intel's diversity report shows slow growth for women and minorities

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich condemned hate speech and white supremacy on Twitter after the horrifying events in Charlottesville this weekend. On Monday, he resigned from Trump’s American Manufacturing Council to “call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues…” Now, alongside a mid-year diversity report that documents some slow and flat growth in diversity at Intel, Krzanich is touting his company’s “fast march” toward the full representation of women and unrepresented minorities in Intel’s US-based workforce by 2018. That’s only one year away. In the blog post, Krzanich says that Intel is two years ahead of the original plan, which aimed to create a diverse, inclusive workforce. “We set out to achieve by 2020 an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity we see every day in the world around us,” he writes. “Doing this would bring the number of female, Hispanic, African-American and Native American employees in Intel’s 50,000-strong U.S. workforce to full representation.” The new goal, he says, is now moved up to 2018. The mid-year report states that the five-year plan is on track to equally represent women, African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans in both technical and non-technical jobs. “In December of 2014, our gap to full representation was 2,300 employees. Today that gap has narrowed to 801 people – a 65 percent improvement.” While it’s nice to see a move toward a more diverse Intel workforce, it’s hard to not feel discouraged with such a slow rate of growth over the past three years. White men are at the top of every chart in Intel’s 2017 diversity report. With only a 0.3 percent growth in female employees across all sectors of the company (and a flat rate of growth for African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans), how can Krzanich say his company will be on track in just one more year? By defining “full representation” as a function of “market availability.” Intel defines full representation as the full market availability of women and underrepresented minorities, which means that it bypasses any actual efforts to create more space for diverse people in the workforce in the first place. The company has updated the way it measures market availability, which tracks how many skilled workers exist in both the US labor market as well as within Intel’s own employee base, but it hasn’t been updated since 2014. As with the rest of the tech industry, Intel says that white and Asian males continue to represent more than 90 percent of mid- to senior-level technical roles. Intel is also having a...

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‘EVE: Valkyrie’ won’t require VR come September
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‘EVE: Valkyrie’ won’t require VR come September

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. EVE: Valkyrie was one of the first games Oculus used to show off one of its Rift prototypes, and since 2014, the game has been associated exclusively with virtual reality. That’s changing. The game’s “Warzone” update will strip the VR headset requirement, allowing anyone with a PlayStation 4 or powerful enough PC to play the game. If you’re keeping track at home, that means true cross-platform multiplayer is here; you’ll be able to battle folks on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PC, PS4 and PSVR. Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that a version of the Oculus-exclusive platformer Lucky’s Tale would arrive on Xbox. But since that’s appearing on a brand new platform (with a new name), it’s different from how Valkyrie is going about things. The forthcoming update also brings in new ships, an overhauled progression system and a few fresh maps, among other bits and bobs. The free patch will go live September 26th, and there’s more information at the link below. Source: EVE: Valkyrie Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Ticketmaster battles ticket bots with a hand from Ticketmaster
Aug15

Ticketmaster battles ticket bots with a hand from Ticketmaster

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. The people behind Hamilton aren’t just counting on laws to combat ticket bots — they’re enlisting the help of the ticket providers as well. Ticketmaster has revealed that it will use its recent Verified Fan feature to give you a better chance of seeing Hamilton, the Schuyler sisters and Burr strut on a Broadway stage between March and August 2018. As with other Verified Fan plays, like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the process has fans registering on a website to signal their interest — Ticketmaster then combs over registrations based on data and sends codes via text message to those who pass scrutiny. Registration runs from August 15th through 18th, and you’ll know if you’re cleared to buy a ticket when pre-sales start on August 21st. This concept isn’t completely new — we’ve seen concerts do this before, for example. However, the Hamilton run is easily one of the tougher tests of the register-and-receive-a-code formula. It’s an extremely popular show whose demand makes it all too tempting to pay scalpers a premium. This won’t necessarily stop scalpers from turning around and selling tickets, especially not once general sales start (August 22nd), but it might prevent them from buying so many seats that a show is sold out mere moments after sales begin. Source: Live Nation, Ticketmaster Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Atari partners with LGBT Media to make more inclusive games
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Atari partners with LGBT Media to make more inclusive games

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Atari is making good on its promise to stake part of its strategy on LGBTQ apps. The company has formed a partnership with LGBT Media, the company behind the social app LGBTQutie, to reach more of the community. The deal will see LGBT Media acquire and “re-launch” Atari’s city-building game Pridefest by taking advantage of its connections to the LGBTQ community, including an expansion of the title’s social side. Ultimately, the two hope to create a “new standard” for gaming in a demographic that they see as underserved. There are clear incentives on both sides of the deal. For Atari, this is about cornering a relatively untapped market. Witeck Communications estimated in 2013 that the LGBTQ community would have $830 billion in buying power, and Atari hopes to profit while other software companies leave money on the table. For LGBT Media, it’s a chance to boost its reach by associating with an “iconic” brand. There’s no telling how well this will work, but it’s evident that Atari at least wants to be sure its titles properly address the LGBTQ audience — it’s not just paying lip service. Source: Marketwired Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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UPS will use VR to train its student delivery drivers
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UPS will use VR to train its student delivery drivers

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. UPS is about to give its student delivery drivers a whole new training setup. Soon the shipping company will teach a new class how to navigate city streets and avoid hazards in a VR simulator using off-the-shelf HTC Vive headsets. Currently, students at UPS’ nine Integrad training facilities use touchscreen devices to learn the ropes, but they’ll be switching to VR immersion learning in September. Only package delivery drivers will get to don virtual reality headsets at first, but the company is exploring VR and AR options for training its employees that handle tractor-trailers and other tasks. VR work training is starting to catch on, thought it’s still in early stages. To investigate its advantages, Google compared VR-trained baristas with those who’d been taught with manuals and found the headset-wearing trainees had the advantage — though the simulated workplace didn’t prepare them for the super-hot dangers of the real one. Other tech companies are looking at the next generation of VR work training, like HP’s backpack rig, but if NASA can prepare astronauts for zero-G with an off-the-shelf headset, we’ll probably start seeing more companies take the concept seriously. Source: UPS Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Facebook is making the News Feed easier to navigate
Aug15

Facebook is making the News Feed easier to navigate

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Over the next few weeks, Facebook will be introducing a few updates to its News Feed that make it clearer and easier to navigate. First, comments within a post are going to look a bit different. They’ll now look like chat bubbles and replies to specific comments will be indented to make it clear that they’re not a response to the general post. Additionally, to make posts easier to read, the text color contrast will be amped up and larger link previews as well as larger Like, Comment and Share buttons will make the features easier to read and select. And as seems to be the trend, profile pictures will now be round instead of square. Other changes include tweaks that make it easier to see what a link is before you click it and make clearer whose post you’re in or which comment you’re replying to. Getting back to your News Feed will be more obvious with a redesigned back button that’s more noticeable. And the notifications button will now be a bell rather than a globe. Overall Facebook’s changes look like they’re going to make for a more streamlined and easier to use News Feed. Source: Facebook Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Instagram tidies up comment sections with threaded responses
Aug15

Instagram tidies up comment sections with threaded responses

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Instagram doesn’t care if you see all your friends’ posts in chronological order. But it does want you interacting with the month-old photos its algorithm picks to appear above and below more recent posts. The latest example is a change to how commenting on posts works. Instead of responses all getting grouped together, replying to a comment will automatically create a thread. Handy! It’s a minor tweak, sure, but one that somehow wasn’t present until now. Maybe an opt-in button for the algorithm-driven timeline will be next. Wait, why are you laughing? Source: Instagram Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Facebook Camera adds GIFs, colorful text and the ability to go live
Aug15

Facebook Camera adds GIFs, colorful text and the ability to go live

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Facebook is beefing up its Camera functionality with a trio of Snapchat- and Instagram Live-inspired updates. Starting today, iOS and Android users have the ability to go live, create GIFs and share colorful blocks of text directly from the Facebook Camera. When going live via the Camera, users can mess around with the creative effects like facial filters and doodles, and share the whole thing to their Story on in a post on their Timeline. The GIF functionality is simple enough: Film two-second, looping videos in the Camera and broadcast them via Story, Direct or straight to the News Feed. Finally, there’s the text update. You’ve most likely seen those blocks of white text on colorful backgrounds popping up in your Facebook News Feed recently — hell, you’ve probably written a few of them yourself. Today, this medium is available in the Camera, allowing anyone to share full-screen text posts to Story, News Feed or Direct. Facebook is of course taking inspiration from Snapchat here, but it’s also stealing ideas from itself at this point. Instagram — which is owned by Facebook — rolled out live broadcasting in December, and has since added GIF-like capabilities with Boomerang, plus the ability to send image and video replies, and share live videos after streaming. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Nielsen ratings give credit for Facebook, YouTube and Hulu views
Aug15

Nielsen ratings give credit for Facebook, YouTube and Hulu views

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Media ratings giant Nielsen announced today that publishers will now get credit for digital video content aired on Facebook, Hulu and YouTube. “Through capturing this audience, Nielsen is providing publishers, agencies and advertisers with a better picture of today’s media consumption, with comparable metrics,” said Nielsen’s president of product leadership, Megan Clarken, in a statement. Nielsen launched its Digital Content Ratings metric last September and it measures audiences utilizing desktop and mobile devices to consume a range of digital content including text like Facebook Instant Articles and videos on YouTube. Today’s announcement means that publishers will now get credit for the metrics Nielsen has been tracking. This includes content like TV clips aired on YouTube and short-form videos posted on Facebook. In regards to Hulu, Nielsen says that the platform will provide “select media partners” with credit for episodes of currently running series that air on Hulu. Those select media partners haven’t been announced yet, but it wouldn’t be surprising if they’re Hulu stakeholders like NBC Universal and Disney. In a statement, Nielsen said, “Now, both TV and digital clients enabled for Digital Content Ratings will be able to display viewership of their content across all platforms, including these key digital distributors. This will allow publishers to better showcase the various ways people watch their digital content, as well as provide agencies and advertisers with valuable data for more informed decision making.” Recently, Nielsen added both Hulu’s and YouTube’s live TV services to its traditional TV ratings and last year, it began breaking down viewership data by device. Those moves along with today’s announcement represent the company’s necessary shift in metrics to account for the changing ways people are seeking out and viewing content. Source: Nielsen Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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MoviePass’ $9.95 ‘unlimited’ deal is one movie a day
Aug15

MoviePass’ $9.95 ‘unlimited’ deal is one movie a day

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Going to the movies isn’t cheap and MoviePass wants to fix that. The company has just announced a $9.95 no contract subscription plan that’ll grant subscribers access to one movie per day in a theater without blackouts. Previously, users were limited to two movies per month for $15, and in Los Angeles and New York, that price bumped to $21. As Variety notes, this won’t apply to 3D or IMAX screenings. But how it’ll actually play out and what any other restrictions might entail aren’t clear at the moment. MoviePass currently works with 91 percent of theaters across the country, including AMC, Cinemark and Regal along with independent chains. So, there’s a good chance your favorite multiplex is on board. Sure, the summer blockbuster season is winding down, but we still have Blade Runner 2049, the It remake, The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League to look forward to. Even if your local theater only charges $12 a ticket, you’re getting a deal if you only see one of the above. The savings only add up the more movies you go see. If you’re interested, signing up might be difficult today. I downloaded the app on iOS and got multiple error messages at every step of the sign-up process. MoviePass’ website is extremely slow to load as well, so this could mean the servers are getting crushed by folks who want in on the service. After a few tries though, I was able to sign up for my free trial on desktop. CEO and Netflix cofounder Mitch Lowe says this new subscription service was the direct result of being bought by Helios and Matheson Analytics. “This is about getting funded in order to launch our new price point,” he told Variety. We’ll have to wait and see how viable this is considering that when the company was much smaller and charging $20 a month, it had a hard time keeping the lights on. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Google’s latest Daydream VR series puts you in Kendall Jenner’s closet
Aug15

Google’s latest Daydream VR series puts you in Kendall Jenner’s closet

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. The latest Google Daydream series will give you a VR look into the closets of supermodels like Kendall Jenner and Cindy Crawford. The series — aptly called Supermodel Closets — was made in partnership with Vogue and Condé Nast Entertainment as a build up to the publication’s famed September issue and 125th anniversary. Supermodel Closets is one of the first projects to make use of Google’s newest Jump camera — the Yi Halo — which allows for 360 degree views and 4K images. Google notes that the cameras were even able to give great views in tight closet spaces, but these closets are larger than most Manhattan apartments. So, I’m not sure that’s a terribly informative measure. The first episode, which is out now, features Kendall Jenner and not one, but two of her closets. She starts her tour in the more traditional closet, which is packed to the brim with clothes, shoes, bags and a few sets of the matching pajamas her family wears on Christmas. The second room is described as a fitting room and has even more clothing and accessories as well as some of her quirkier pieces. Other Daydream productions have followed up-and-coming baseball pros and the NFL. Jenner’s episode is out today on YouTube and more will air over the coming weeks. Via: TechCrunch Source: Google Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Stream Sling TV on the web from the comforts of Chrome
Aug15

Stream Sling TV on the web from the comforts of Chrome

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Today, the popular live TV streaming service Sling announced a new browser-based player for Google Chrome. The feature is in beta but it’s available to all current Sling users. Sling touts the fact that users don’t have to download any sort of app onto their computer, nor do they have to install plug-ins for their browser. It can be incredibly frustrating when you just want to watch something you pay for, yet have to jump through hoops to actually get it to work, so this is welcome news for anyone interested in using this feature. Currently, the beta viewer includes “My TV” and “Continue Watching,” along with access to account settings and parental controls. The company plans to continue developing features for the browser version of its viewer, including a cloud DVR and grid guide. To watch Sling in Chrome, you must have a current Sling TV plan and the latest version of Google Chrome. It’s only currently supported on Windows and Mac OS devices. New users who sign up for Sling TV will also have access to the Chrome beta. Sling is available across a variety of platforms; it’s nice to see a company that is trying to make it as easy as possible for paying customers to use their services. Source: Business Wire Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Uber agrees to 20 years of user privacy audits in FTC settlement
Aug15

Uber agrees to 20 years of user privacy audits in FTC settlement

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Uber has come under fire more than once for failing to protect privacy, and now it’s facing the consequences. The ridesharing outfit has settled with the US’ Federal Trade Commission over allegations that it not only didn’t adequately safeguard data, but misrepresented how secure that info really was. Uber didn’t monitor staff access to personal info as closely as it said it did, the FTC says, and it also gave a false impression of how secure that info was when stored on third-party servers. Instead, employees needed just a single key to get full access to data, and it stored some information (including customer locations) online in plain text. It even ditched an automated staff monitoring tool after less than a year. There’s no mention of a fine in the settlement, but that doesn’t mean Uber is off the hook. In addition to being barred from misrepresenting privacy and security, it’ll have to implement a “comprehensive privacy program” and undergo third-party privacy audits every 2 years for the next 20 years. That’s par for the course as far as FTC settlements go, but it’s a long time in Uber terms — the company may have fulfilled its driverless car ambitions by the time the audits are over. In a statement, Uber tells us that it welcomes the end of the investigation and sees this as an “opportunity” to prove that it has turned a corner. You can read the full statement below. The settlement comes right as Uber is in the midst of trying to fix a toxic corporate culture that many blame for Uber’s lax approach to privacy. Uber recently ousted CEO Travis Kalanick, who was frequently blamed for the company’s tendency to test (and sometimes break) legal boundaries. Other executives accused of dodgy behavior have also left the company. The FTC-mandated reforms could still be helpful, but Uber may be better prepared to implement them than it was just months earlier. “We are pleased to bring the FTC’s investigation to a close. The complaint involved practices that date as far back as 2014. We’ve significantly strengthened our privacy and data security practices since then and will continue to invest heavily in these programs. In 2015, we hired our first Chief Security Officer and now employ hundreds of trained professionals dedicated to protecting user information. This settlement provides an opportunity to work with the FTC to further verify that our programs protect user privacy and personal information.” Via: CNBC Source: FTC Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read...

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Target's Prime Pantry competitor expands to Denver and Dallas
Aug15

Target's Prime Pantry competitor expands to Denver and Dallas

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Amazon may have introduced Instant Pickup today, but Target has news of its own. Yesterday, we reported that Target had purchased Grand Junction, a same-day delivery company. Now, the company has announced that its next-day delivery service, Target Restock, is expanding to Denver and Dallas. This service, which is an Amazon Prime Pantry competitor, allows you to visit Target Restock and choose from over 15,000 essential items. You can add up to 45 lbs of merchandise to your order (roughly the size of a shopping cart, according to Target). If you order by 2:00 PM local time, Monday through Friday, your items will be delivered to you the next day for $4.99 (including Saturday delivery). Initially, Restock was a test program confined to the Minneapolis area only, and it only was open to Target REDcard members. It’s now open to anyone who lives within the metro areas that Restock is offered. Additionally, Target has expanded the items available to include such essentials as baby food and school supplies. Target’s Restock service is $1 less than Amazon’s Prime Pantry, and the items will arrive more quickly. It remains to be seen whether this will attract Amazon loyalists back to the brick-and-mortar retail giant, but this seems like a great new feature to keep Target competitive. Source: Target Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Kano’s latest DIY kit turns motion into code
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Kano’s latest DIY kit turns motion into code

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. DIY computer company Kano has released another brightly-coloured addition to its learn-to-code arsenal: a motion sensor kit. The standalone product comes with the Kano App to teach would-be coders how to translate movement into data which can be applied to games, apps and music. The kit, which is available for $30/£30, includes a USB motion sensor which can connect to any Windows or Mac computer — or the original Kano Computer kit — and comes with an easy-to-follow storybook featuring beginner’s coding challenges. Learn to code a hand-controlled version of the classic game Pong, for example, or make noise and mix tunes by “scratching” a DJ turntable. The challenges are, of course, pretty basic; Kano’s entire ethos revolves around making coding as accessible and straightforward as possible. But the principal is exciting. Motion sensors are invisibly embedded in cars, phones and machinery, and for many how they actually work remains a bit of a mystery. The Motion Sensor kit makes the concept tangible. Plus, it can be plugged into other Kano kits and made to do cool new things beyond the basic introductory tutorials. Hook it up to the Pixel light board, for instance, and you could code it to light up whenever someone walks into a room, or plug it into the Kano Camera and program it to take a photo whenever it detects movement. As Kano is keen to demonstrate to curious new coders of all ages, there are no limitations. Source: Kano Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Google sees a future in wearable-free health monitoring
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Google sees a future in wearable-free health monitoring

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Google and its Alphabet parent haven’t been shy about their interest in digital health, and now they’re taking that curiosity in an unusual but potentially very helpful direction. GeekWire reports that Google has acquired Senosis Health, a Seattle-area startup whose focus was on turning smartphones into health monitoring tools. Its apps used a phone’s built-in sensors to perform checkups that would normally require a dedicated sensor: HemaApp checks your blood’s hemoglobin count using your phone’s camera, for example, while SpiroSmart uses the microphone to measure your lung functions. It’s not clear how much Google paid, or what the specific aims will be. However, Senosis isn’t joining Alphabet’s Verily team or moving shop to Mountain View. However, an insider speaking to GeekWire claims that staff will remain in Seattle and form the “backbone” of a digital health team. This is the start of something larger, then, and not just a bid to augment existing efforts. Given Senosis’ focus, it’s not hard to see where this could go. It won’t be surprising if Google builds on these apps to track all kinds of health indicators using your phone, whether it’s through dedicated apps or features baked into Android. You’d have a better sense of when you need to talk to a doctor and when you’re well enough to stay home. Via: The Verge Source: GeekWire Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Tech companies want user data protected from warrantless searches
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Tech companies want user data protected from warrantless searches

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Late last night, a bevy of tech companies — including Apple, Google, Verizon, Twitter and Facebook — filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the US Supreme Court in the case of Carpenter v. United States. Their specific interest is in protecting personal user data from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement. In the case Carpenter v. United States, the ACLU is defending Timothy Carpenter, who was arrested in 2011 and convicted of committing a robbery in Detroit. Police in the investigation were able to obtain months’ worth of location data from cell phone companies on the suspects in the case without a warrant. This is a normal occurrence in the course of a police investigation. Carpenter was able to appeal his case, but the appellate court ruled that the Fourth Amendment doesn’t protect this kind of data and no warrant was required. Now the case will be heard by the Supreme Court. Tech companies have a specific interest in making sure this kind of personal data is protected by the Constitution (the Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures without probable cause) because their companies rely on user trust. Their customers must trust them to keep this kind of confidential information private. Given “people’s participation in today’s digital world,” the old, rigid rules “should yield to a more nuanced understanding of reasonable expectations of privacy,” according to the brief. This is an important case when it comes to the extent of our privacy rights in the digital age. We entrust all kinds of personal data to third-party providers and social networks; “the government needs a good reason to get its hand on it,” as ACLU attorney Nathan Freed Wessler said. These laws and precedents haven’t yet caught up to the current digital age, and it’s important that they do when the Supreme Court hears this case in the fall. Source: ACLU (1), ACLU (2) Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Smart locks rendered dumb by automatic update fail
Aug15

Smart locks rendered dumb by automatic update fail

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Making dumb things smart can have its benefits, but adding complexity to once-simple devices can also lead to unforeseen problems. It’s a lesson smart lock maker LockState is all too aware of, after a clumsily delivered automatic update bricked hundreds of the gizmos, rendering their fancier features like remote locking and unlocking unusable. As Threatpost explains, LockState pushed an OTA update to its 6000i series smart locks earlier this month that was intended for its 7000i models. This didn’t sit well with first-gen 6000i locks, which were subsequently unable to reconnect to the company’s web service. This connection is essential for all the smarter features, which include remote access, managing codes for keypad entry and status alerts. Breaking that link also made “a remote fix impossible,” which is the worse part. In a statement to affected customers, LockState is offering two inconvenient paths to resolution. Either send a part of the lock off for repair, which can take up to a week to come back, or wait two weeks or more for the delivery of a replacement lock. The only upside is owners get one free year of access to all those connected services for their trouble. Roughly 500 locks have been dumbed down by the failed update, according to the company, and it’s not the end of the world if you have the old-fashioned key to hand. It’s a tad more frustrating for business owners and Airbnb hosts, however, which may rely heavily on remote access and temporary keypad codes. LockState is actually one of Airbnb’s partners for its Host Assist program, which features recommended suppliers and services that are supposed to make the whole renting process easier. Around 200 hosts that have purchased LockState’s wares are thought to have been affected, the company said. As more and more devices are becoming WiFi-enabled, smart versions of their former selves, so do the cries of warning around unsecured internet of things things grow louder. These are legitimate worries, of course — you don’t want a hacker unlocking your door remotely, after all — but there’s little you can do when the bricking of hardware is an inside job. Via: Gizmodo Source: LockState Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Google Allo finally offers web chat, but it's only for Android users
Aug15

Google Allo finally offers web chat, but it's only for Android users

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Allo, Google’s beleaguered chat app that arrived on the iPhone and Android devices last year, finally has a web counterpart. Just a few minutes ago, Amit Fulay (head of product for Allo and video chat app Duo) tweeted that Allo for the web was available, but only for Android phones. To give it a go, you’ll need to open the Allo app on your device and use that to scan a QR code you can generate at this link. Once you’ve scanned the code, Allo pulls up your chat history and mirrors all the conversations you have on your phone. Most of Allo’s key features, including smart replies, emoji, stickers and most importantly the Google Assistant are all intact here. In fact, this is the first time you can really get the full Google Assistant experience through the web; it’s been limited to phones and Google Home thus far. There are a few things that didn’t work so well in my quick test. Pictures from earlier in a chat with one of my co-workers failed to translate to the web — instead, I was told I had to view them on my phone. Allo’s little “slider” feature that lets you increase or decrease the size of text in chats is also unavailable, and you can’t make your own emoji like you can on Android. But the good news is that the most important features are all here and conversations sync quickly between multiple devices. That alone is enough to make Allo worth recommending, perhaps for the first time ever. I just couldn’t go back to a world where my chats weren’t synced across computer and phone, but that’s no longer a problem, at least for Android users. Google says that Allo for the web will be available for iPhone users before long. Source: Amit Fulay (Twitter), Allo for web Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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LinkedIn can’t block scrapers from monitoring user activity
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LinkedIn can’t block scrapers from monitoring user activity

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Your LinkedIn activity could soon be used to keep tabs on you at work. On Monday, a US federal judge ruled that the Microsoft-owned social network cannot block a startup from accessing public data. The company in question, hiQ Labs, scrapes LinkedIn info to create algorithms that can predict whether employees are likely to quit their jobs. The case could also have a wider impact on the control social media sites wield over your info. The legal battle between the two firms has been raging since May. Back then, LinkedIn warned hiQ to stop accessing its site, and tried to to ban it using an IP-address block. It also threatened to take the startup to court, claiming it was violating an anti-hacking law. But, hiQ beat it to the punch. In its lawsuit filed in June, it alleged LinkedIn was breaking antitrust laws. Now, US District Judge Edward Chen has ordered LinkedIn to remove any barriers on hiQ’s access to public profiles within 24 hours. LinkedIn, which had argued that data-scraping threatened its members’ privacy, says it will challenge the decision, reports Reuters. It may be talking tough now, but LinkedIn isn’t exactly a bastion of privacy as it would have you believe. This is the same company that lost a class-action lawsuit over the spam emails it sent to users’ contacts. And, who can forget the embarrassing breach that saw millions of LinkedIn passwords swindled in 2012. Just like social media platforms of its ilk, it also makes its millions through targeted advertising. But, there are signs LinkedIn is working to protect your activity from your beady-eyed boss. For example, last year it launched a feature that lets you secretly notify recruiters that you’re looking for a new job. Source: Reuters Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Samsung's latest portable SSD can handle RAW 4K video
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Samsung's latest portable SSD can handle RAW 4K video

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. We keep hearing about obtuse terms like “96-layer” and “V-NAND” for flash storage tech, but what does that mean for actual products? Samsung has given us a concrete answer with its latest portable SSD drive, the T5. It uses bleeding-edge 64-layer V-NAND and USB 3.1 gen 2 tech to generate impressive 540 MB/s transfer speeds, assuming your host computer can handle it. That’s about as fast an external device of any kind that you can find right now. Those impressive speeds should let you edit RAW 4K video, for instance. On top of that, Samsung is offering the T5 with some pretty high capacities: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. While it won’t hold as much data as mechanical disks, the 540 MB/s speed is nearly five times as high, and you’ll also get better longevity, reliability and ruggedness than a hard disk. What’s more, the T5 is just 3.0 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches high, weights 51 grams (1.8 ounces), supports 256-bit hardware encryption and comes with a smartphone app. Samsung has even thrown in a couple of cables, a USB-C to C and USB-C to A, making it easy to connect to just about any device. (You’ll need a PC with USB 3.1 gen 2 tech, capable of up to 10Tbps to get the full 540 Mb/s data rate, Samsung says — and even then, you’ll probably see speeds below that.) The rub, of course, is the price. The T5 is not aimed at the backup crowd (unless they need to do it really quickly), but rather multimedia users who need high sustained throughput speeds. As such, the 250GB T5 runs $130, more than you’d pay for a 3TB portable mechanical disk on Amazon. The 1TB model runs $400, while the high-end 2TB models is $800 — at least six times the price of a comparable mechanical model. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Neil Gaiman's 'Good Omens' Amazon miniseries has its stars
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Neil Gaiman's 'Good Omens' Amazon miniseries has its stars

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Good Omens, Amazon’s upcoming six-part mini-series based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel of the same name, will star Michael Sheen and David Tennant, Variety reports. It’s the second collaboration between the author and streaming service after the successful first season of American Gods, a series adapted from Gaiman’s novel of the same name. For the new miniseries, however, Gaiman will also act as showrunner. Good Omens is about the angel Aziraphale, Heaven’s representative on Earth (played by Sheen) and Crowley, Hell’s demonic Earth liaison (Tennant). Final Judgement is coming via an apocalyptic war, but neither wants to give up their cushy lives, so they both agree to keep an eye on the Antichrist, who they think is the son of an American diplomat. Sheen is a fan of the novel. “I first read ‘Good Omens’ as a teenager and it’s been one of my favorite stories ever since,” Sheen told Variety. “To work alongside Neil, who I think is one of the greatest storytellers of all time, is incredibly exciting. And, just like the rest of the world, I’m a huge fan of David’s so I relish trying to save it with him.” To work alongside Neil, who I think is one of the greatest storytellers of all time, is incredibly exciting. And, just like the rest of the world, I’m a huge fan of David’s so I relish trying to save it with him. The premise is a lot of fun, and the best-selling novel should bring a large fan-base to watch it on Amazon. Both Sheen and Tennant are veterans of streaming and prestige TV, with Sheen having played Dr. William Masters in Masters of Sex on Showtime, and Tennant the villain Kilgrave on Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Sheen has mostly worked in film (Frost/Nixon, Passengers, Underworld) while Tennant is best known for playing Doctor Who for three seasons and eight specials. Gaiman’s American Gods was renewed for a second season after strong reviews for the first, which ahieved 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (Amazon doesn’t give audience numbers). Gaiman co-wrote Good Omens with Terry Pratchett, who died in 2015, and the mini-series will be produced in part by his daughter, Rhianna Pratchett, via her production studio Narrativia, along with the BBC. Gaiman will reportedly serve as the sole writer and showrunner. Source: Variety Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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$550 dock turns a smartphone into a medical lab
Aug15

$550 dock turns a smartphone into a medical lab

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Smartphones can now be used as laboratory-grade medical testing devices thanks to new kit designed by the University of Illinois. The transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI) analyzer attaches to a smartphone to examine blood, urine or saliva samples as reliably as large, expensive equipment, but costs just $550. The technology uses a high-performance spectrometer. First, a fluid sample is illuminated by the phone’s internal white LED flash, then the light is collected in an optical fiber. The light is then guided through a diffraction grating into the phone’s rear-facing camera, and a reading is provided on-screen. Retrofitting medical technology onto smartphones isn’t anything new. We’ve already seen innovation in HIV testing and fertility tracking, for example. But researchers say the TRI analyzer boasts a wider spectrum of applications, and the relatively cheap, portable nature of the kit means it could have uses in other sectors such as animal health, food safety and environmental monitoring, as well as health diagnostics. “Our TRI Analyzer is like the Swiss Army knife of biosensing,” said Professor Brian Cunningham. “It’s capable of performing the three most common types of tests in medical diagnostics, so in practice, thousands of already-developed tests could be adapted to it.” Via: NBC Source: University of Illinois Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Android phones can now open Schlage's premium smart lock
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Android phones can now open Schlage's premium smart lock

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Android users in search of a smart lock now have another option available to them. On top of its existing iOS (and HomeKit) support, Schlage is adding compatibility for Google’s OS to its top-of-the-line Smart Deadlock. That’s not all, if you’re willing to fork out an extra $70 you can also grab the company’s new Sense Wi-Fi adapter, allowing you to control the smart lock from anywhere. It’s taken a couple of years for Android compatibility to arrive on Schlage’s door securer. In the meantime, a bunch of competitors have swooped in to steal its thunder. There’s August Home’s Smart Lock ($199), which works with Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant. And, Friday Labs’ $249 crowdfunded device also boasts the iOS and Android sync-ups. But, Schlage is hoping you’ll choose its $229 Smart Deadbolt based on its company credentials — it’s been in the hardware game for close to 100 years. Then again, if you’re only interested in what the device can do, then pay heed: the Smart Deadbolt lets you create up to 30 unique access codes. You can schedule these codes, so uninvited guests can’t just waltz in if they were previously granted access. Past activity is also available — and all this via the lock’s dedicated app. Now, with the new Sense Wi-Fi adapter, you can lock the door remotely. So, if you’re one of those paranoid people that always thinks they’ve left the door unlocked, all you have to do is open the app and check the lock’s status. Both devices are available from online retailers and in stores. Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Facebook Marketplace makes its way to 17 European countries
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Facebook Marketplace makes its way to 17 European countries

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. If you’re looking for stuff to buy online, check out Facebook Marketplace — it might now be available in your country. The social network has expanded the presence of its eBay and Craigslist rival to cover 17 more countries in Europe, namely Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. It’s been accessible in the UK for quite some time. So, how is Marketplace better than eBay or Craigslist? Facebook says “you can feel good about buying and selling on Marketplace” since you can check out a seller’s or a buyer’s profile, see if you have any mutual friends and how old their accounts are. In an ideal world, that means you won’t ever have to worry about getting scammed (or, you know, raped and murdered) during a meetup. It’s still a young feature, though, so you might not always find what you need there and will probably still have to regularly visit its competitors. Source: Facebook Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Riot Games loses 'League of Legends' lawsuit to retired soccer star
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Riot Games loses 'League of Legends' lawsuit to retired soccer star

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. A Dutch court has ruled that developer Riot Games must pay former Netherlands midfielder Edgar Davids for using his likeness in League of Legends. According to the ruling, a championship skin used in the game infringed on his personal image rights. The skin in question is that of Striker Lucian — an athletic soccer player, who sports dreadlocks and goggles. As it turns out, Davids too was a soccer player whose orange-tinted goggles and dreads helped distinguish him on the pitch — alongside his skills, of course. Throughout the ’90s and ’00s, the midfielder played for a number of top-tier clubs in Spain, Italy, England, and his native Netherlands. He also represented the Dutch international side at both the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship. (As an aside, I once saw Davids in a London department store, his iconic look making him all the easier to spot.) Despite arguing that League gamers would primarily recognize the skin as Lucian and not Davids, Riot Games still lost out. The court’s decision means the developer must fork out a percentage of the money generated by the skin (which was created before the 2014 World Cup) as compensation to Davids. Oddly, the soccer star famously tweeted his appreciation for the skin — noting its resemblance — back when it landed. Thank youRT @GY4TSO @riotgames @LeagueOfLegends I think @esdavids noticed the resemblance! — edgar davids (@esdavids) June 6, 2014 This isn’t the first time a public figure has taken legal action against a developer over the unauthorized use of their image. Just last year, a Manhattan court dismissed Lindsay Lohan’s suit accusing Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive for using her likeness in GTA V. Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega also saw his lawsuit against Call of Duty: Black Ops II publisher Activision chucked out by an LA court in 2014. In this case, Davids has won his legal battle. But, seeing as Riot Games netted $1.6 billion in revenue in 2015 (and its parent company Tencent raked in a whopping $21.9 billion last year), the compensation may just be small change for the developer. Source: Het Parool (Dutch) Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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DJI drones are getting an offline mode for secret flights
Aug15

DJI drones are getting an offline mode for secret flights

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Chinese manufacturer DJI is adding a local data mode to its drones. Once enabled, the new feature will stop the company’s apps from collecting user data (such as photos, videos, and flight logs). Although, DJI claims the update is in response to public demand, it’s hard to ignore the security concerns recently raised by the US army. Less than two weeks ago, the military ordered staff to halt use of all DJI hardware and applications, citing “operational risks.” Although the army did not elaborate on its memo, it’s thought the decision may have been spurred by DJI’s data collection. You see, the company’s DJI GO 4 app reportedly uploads details of flight records by default — including telemetry, video and audio — to its servers in the US, China and Hong Kong. It also doesn’t help that hackers have previously shown they can break into the app and fiddle with the drones’ flight elevation restrictions. For its part, DJI told The NY Times it hasn’t been in touch with the military. And, its press release suggests the new mode has been in the works for months — further emphasizing it has nothing to do with the army’s decision. However, a company VP has revealed that the news may have raised alarm bells among consumers. “The Army memo caused customers to express renewed concern about data security,” DJI’s Brendan Schulman told the Times. The statements may seem at odds, but there’s reason to believe the company is looking to service its wider user base. For proof, look no further than DJI’s integration of 3DR’s business-oriented tools with its UAVs. Ultimately, the drone-maker’s customers now span multiple industries. That’s something it acknowledges in its press release. “[Local data mode] will provide an enhanced level of data assurance for sensitive flights,” writes the company. “Such as those involving critical infrastructure, commercial trade secrets, governmental functions or other similar operations.” The update will start rolling out over the coming weeks, the company said. Keep in mind, enabling offline mode will block the app from updating maps or geofencing info. It will also stop notifications about new flight restrictions and software updates. Source: DJI (press release) Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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Qualcomm's new depth-sensing camera is surprisingly effective
Aug15

Qualcomm's new depth-sensing camera is surprisingly effective

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Dual cameras are so passé. Qualcomm is getting ready to define the next generation of cameras for the Android ecosystem. It’s adding three new camera modules to its Spectra Module Program, which lets device manufacturers select ready-made parts for their products. The additions are an iris-authentication front-facing option, an “Entry-Level Computer Vision” setup and a “Premium Computer Vision” kit. The latter two carry out passive and active depth-sensing respectively, using Qualcomm’s newly revamped image signal processing (ISP) architecture. Of the three new modules, the most intriguing is the premium computer vision kit. That option is capable of active depth sensing, using an infrared illuminator, IR camera and a 16-megapixel (or 20-MP, depending on configuration) RGB camera. The illuminator fires a light that creates a dot pattern (using a filter), and the IR camera searches for and reads the pattern. By calculating how the dots warp over a subject and the distance between points, the system can tell how far away something is. And since this technology uses infrared light, it can also work in the dark. During a recent briefing in New York, Qualcomm representatives also showed us a video (embedded above) of the setup in action. What was truly remarkable was how the system was able to accurately display the profile or a person’s hands playing the piano, despite only shooting from above. We’ll have to wait and see it in action for ourselves before knowing if it’ll be effective in the real world, but so far the technology is impressive. The module can get very detailed, since it uses more than 10,000 points of depth and can discern up to 0.125mm between the dots. This precision is important. “Depth-sensing is going to be mission critical going forward,” Qualcomm’s product marketing lead for camera and computer vision Philip-James Jacobowitz told Engadget. There are plenty of useful applications for depth-sensing — one of the most widespread being creating artificial depth of field in images. It can also help in face detection, recognition and authentication, 3D object reconstruction and localization and mapping, according to Qualcomm. If this is all starting to sound very familiar, you might be thinking of Intel’s RealSense. It’s used more commonly in laptops for facial or iris authentication via Windows Hello, although it has made its way to a few phones (and even drones) recently. But Qualcomm said that according to its understanding, the thermal overhead on Intel RealSense is a barrier to entry for smartphones. That means it most likely runs too hot to work well in a handset. Regardless of the differences in...

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The Morning After: Tuesday, August 15th 2017
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The Morning After: Tuesday, August 15th 2017

Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter. Hey, good morning! What happened? DeLorean’s making a flying car, that’s what. Well, it has a render and plans. There’s also a ready-for-swimming wearable for Samsung and Mewtwo wants to fight. Where we’re going, we won’t need roads, but we will need sophisticated air-traffic control. DeLorean’s next car is a flying one Didn’t the DeLorean always fly? Oh wait… It can also play your offline Spotify songs. Samsung’s next Gear Fit will track your swimming The Gear Fit 2 Pro appears to look much like its predecessor, complete with a tall, curved display, but with some big design upgrades. Most notably, it would add 5 ATM water resistance and that hoped-for swim tracking. It may just be a leak for now, but if you’ve missed aquatic-fitness metric tracking — this could be the (niche) wearable for you. Buyers can see how much they’ll save with solar panels and a Powerwall battery. Tesla’s Tiny House roadshow demystifies its energy tech Renewable energy is good for the planet, but it can be great for consumers — depending on your location, you can actually make a profit using solar panels and backup battery storage. Those benefits can be hard for consumers to grok, however, so Tesla has launched the Tiny House tour in Australia with all of its latest technology in tow (literally). I’m glad I walked away from it. A break from Twitter showed me how broken it is Senior Editor Daniel Cooper decided to take a week-long break from the platform to see if, like all those other quitters, he’d find life is happier on the other side. The psychic cat for only the very best. Fighting Mewtwo in ‘Pokémon Go’ is invite-only Mewtwo finally made an appearance in Pokémon Go today in Japan. The legendary pocket monster helped show off the new Exclusive Raid Battle system in Japan, and soon will be making its way to domestic shores. But wait, there’s more… Intel CEO Brian Krzanich drops out of Trump council Get Google’s own contacts app on any Android phone Softlab transforms ’empty’ space with light and mirrors What we’re playing: ‘Tacoma,’ ‘Final Fantasy’ and ‘A Dark Room’ Share on Facebook.Share on Twitter.Share on Google+Share on StumbleUponShare on Twitter.Follow @DailyTechWhip Source: Engadget - Read the full article...

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