Digital Trends
9 days
3D scans of your own face to try on makeup or create custom avatars could be easier to find this year if this new startup is successful. Bellus3D has the hardware to take scans from your smartphone -- now they just need software developers. The post Time to up your selfie game: Bellus3D attachment takes a 3D scan of your face appeared first on Digital Trends .
Daily Mail - Science
9 days
MIT researchers have found that the brains of babies as young as four months old process vision much like adults do.
BMW Blog
9 days
Even if you own a car, going the ReachNow route is likely cheaper than parking your own car at the airport and leaving it there until your return. And when you get back, you can do the whole thing in reverse. Land, reserve your car, take the shuttle to WallyPark, hop in your BMW and drive into Seattle. The best part is, you’re in complete control. Sign-up Process The sign-up process took me 5 minutes and was all handled in-App. It consisted of me registering with my email address, selecting a password, selecting a 4-digit PIN (this PIN will be used to essentially start the car once you enter it) and inputting my legal first and last name as it appears on my driver’s license. Then, I entered my credit card info, scanned the front and back of my driver’s license and finished by having the App scan my face. Lastly, you agree to the terms and conditions and tell ReachNow to send you a personalized welcome packet which arrives via mail and includes your very own member card.
The Huffington Post
9 days
The commercial opportunity here is great as well. Scan a box of Frosted Flakes and find info on the product, where its sold, and deals. The truly game-changing, first-to-market opportunities arent always easy to find given the sheer size and noise of CES, but these five companies stood out from the rest. Possessing the ability to provide advertisers unique ways to connect with their consumers, these early stage companies will help brands cut through the clutter by providing never-before-seen ideas and driving loyalty and brand impact. About the Author Fred Schonenberg is the Founder of VentureFuel, which helps emerging media and new technology companies grow their advertising revenue through brand partnerships with Fortune 500 advertisers. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
ZDNet News
10 days
TechCrunch
14 days
At first glance, the GeniCan is completely ridiculous. At second, its actually kind of brilliant. The scanner clips onto the side of a trash can, an always present reminder to scan items when you run out. Before throwing an object out, you hold it up to the IR scanner and it adds it to your list. If an item cant be scanned like, say, a piece of fruit the Read More
Ars Technica
14 days
..no, it's definitely aliens. The alien vessel is large and radially symmetrical, and appears to be the same design as the crashed alien spaceship discovered in-game last August. (It's also worth noting that while the ships don't at first blush resemble the traditional octagonal Thargoid ships of old, they do have eight "petals" or "sides.") After the player has been pulled out of hyperspace, they float with their ship disabled while the aliens swing into view and do… something. They accost the player with some kind of yellow light (scanner? weapon?), and then fly off. If the player is quick enough, there’s time to scan the departing ship and its wake to collect some data signatures. Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments
WinBeta
15 days
Razer Zone has just unveiled a new projector named, Project Ariana, which is designed to enhance the video gaming experience by expanding the play area of a video game onto the area around the TV screen. The Project Ariana projector contains two 3D cameras which it uses to scan the room its in and adjust [...]
Times of Israel
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YourNewsWire
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The Event Chronicle
22 days
The healing ships will be able to scan an individual in 3 minutes to identify a persons health problems and in 8 minutes completely heal an individual of any health problems including age regression. This intel update concerning Antarctica is unique as data from other sources have not mentioned these types of operations occurring out of Antarctica. It would be interesting to get comment from Corey Goode about this specific intel coming from Kent Dunn. DNA Humanities DNA is waking up from its slumber and changing due to the cosmic influx of energies. Everything is shifting and working according to a divine plan. Global Currency Rest & Revaluation of Currencies Currency rate changes are supposed to come out today. Kent also heard that January 2017 is supposed to be the best time for people who hold currency. Kent Dunn addresses the skeptics and negative reactions to his intel and commentary.
InfoWars
23 days
Ruptly TV
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Mashable
a month
Kentucky Fried Chicken is once again showing how tech-savvy it is. The fast food chain's Chinese division, reports TechCrunch, is partnering up with Baidu (essentially China's Google) to create a new tech-infused "smart restaurant" in Beijing that'll use kiosks with facial recognition technology to scan a customer's face and make food order suggestions based on their mood, age and gender. SEE ALSO: KFC Japan offers two-finger plastic condoms so you can eat chicken like a civil person The idea is either genius (it does all the decision-making for you!) or a terrible idea that could go wrong in so many ways. Read more... More about Facial Recognition , China , Kfc , Tech , and Gadgets
The Huffington Post
a month
Not ridiculous. Now look Mr. Trump , I don't want you to be assassinated, but your brand of post truth is making a 'Gaslight Nation' out of us where it's ok and expected to manipulate and be manipulated. It's already happening to me (hello shady Thievery Corporation ticket seller. It is not ok for you to sell me ghetto scanned in pdf tickets that the venue couldn't scan. And yes, it's perfectly normal for me to be bitchy about it). Kids all over America will gaslight their parents about the broccoli eating even though it's still on their plate. They will say, "I ate the broccoli. All of it. It's so fantastic how I ate all of it. Look at how great my broccoli eating stomach and mouth are and look at how great a job I did," while the broccoli remains, all of it, on the plate. For the next four years, I will just do what I did during the election and pretend our reality was just a bad dream and that The West Wing was my real life.
Mashable
a month
Jingle All The Way is one of the more critically panned Christmas films to date, but it does capture the chaos of the holiday shopping season. And let's face it: deep down, you wished your parents went to the same lengths to buy your favorite toy as Arnold Schwartzenegger did with Turbo Man. SEE ALSO: Let the star-studded cast of Disney's 'DuckTales' reboot sing you the theme song Now you can buy the toy, thanks to a Kickstarter campaign that promises to make a replica of Turbo Man based off a 3D scan of an original prop from the 1996 film. The toy will be a 14.5-inch (36-centimetre) fully poseable figure, costing backers US$130 each. The campaign has so far raised more than US$15,000 at the time of writing, exceeding its initial target. Read more... More about Christmas , Arnold Schwarzenegger , Film , Movies , and Jingle All The Way
Core77
a month
That approach presents obvious problems. Panasonic's designers instead backed up to the shopping basket itself, rigging it up to scan items as they are placed within it. Then adding that removable bottom and that entire bagging system. It's Byzantine, overly complicated…and totally cool. Pretty much what we've come to expect from a subset of industrial designers in that part of the world. Amazon Go, the ball is in your court.
Hackaday
a month
They came up with some ideas, when hitting road blocks they asked for help and the world responded. They received help in learning how to 3D scan Lorelei's arm for the best fit. A company in Canada sent them some actuators that met their weight, size, and power constraints. When they tested out the EMG sensors they discovered the signals on her damaged arm were almost completely lost in the noise. Again, help came in from a company working on a very similar problem. A new seventeen-sensor method was adopted that uses machine learning to find those signals. Most recently they have turned this into a video game Lorelei is retraining her body by moving an arm onscreen . Gamification of physical rehab? Yes please! The physical prototype is moving right along. It was first assembled with Fischer Technik . With that proof in hand they 3D printed a lattice out of PLA.
The Huffington Post
a month
Finally, Cube-Tastic, Yes This Is A Weird One When I was a kid, being able to solve the Rubix Cube was the true badge of genius. Man, I could never get that thing done. I felt like I was so close, if only I could have figured out the last few steps. Enter the Cube-Tastic from Putao ($12.99) . You get a puzzle cube (a generic version of the Rubix Cube) and an app. The app allows you to simply scan all 6 sides of the cube at any point and it instantly gives you the exact steps you need to solve the cube. Super simple Augmented Reality - that actually works and serves a purpose. I am not sure solving a puzzle cube makes you smarter, but it sure feels good to see all those colors lined up correctly! There you have it - some of our favorite teaching toys we reviewed in 2016. Pick up any of these and you are guaranteed to raise a genius. If not, well at least they got to play with some fun toys! Visit The Dad Does YouTube Channel to Watch More Reviews and check out the Dad Does Blog .
Daily Mail - Science
a month
London-based firm Blippar has added the Augmented Reality Face Profile feature to its app enabling users to scan - or 'blipp' a face, either in person, or from an image or TV to find out more about them.
The Huffington Post
a month
Around us, there are thousands of waves at various frequencies, but the radio "miraculously" plays only the one we choose. Yet, there are no miracles here; it is hard science. Radios play stations whose wavelengths they create within them. To find a station, you need to create its specific wavelength within the radio. When you scan for stations, the radio creates a stream of frequencies looking for one that matches a frequency outside of it. When it finds a match, the radio plays whatever is being broadcast on the matching outside frequency. This is what we define as "receiving" a station. Likewise, the positive force exists all around us. But in order to enjoy it, we need to develop a "device" that can receive and reveal it to us. Just like the radio, we first need to create the positive force and then discover it. When we "receive" this positive force, it will instate in us the same balance and harmony that it instates in all of nature.
Techradar
a month
com will guide you through its massive list of SIM plans on its site to help you find the perfect fit not the 'deal of the week' that's being pushed on you so someone can collect their commission. And heres the great thing: UNSHACKLED.coms MobileWatch (think of it as a friendly Neighbourhood Watch scheme keeping an eye on your tariff) will let you know when your plan is coming to an end and will help you switch over whether you're locked into a contract with someone else or on a plan its helped you build. MobileWatch will also scan the whole mobile marketplace to make sure theres not a better deal out there for you and if there is, UNSHACKLED.com will let you know and help you switch. Because heres the thing we all know if we really think about it: were all fed up of paying too much for phones, tying ourselves into long-term deals from networks that make it all too easy to keep us spending more than we really need.
Hackaday
2 months
The hard parts are drawing a very heavy vacuum, the need to do things like gold-coat insulating samples (we used to put ours in an argon chamber and sputter gold on the sample; a gold-coated die in a plastic keychain always made a good gift). You also need high voltages, and to be careful of energetic electrons striking things and producing X-rays that aren't good for you. Then there are the other things you'd like to have once you have a SEM. EDS (Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy) and Auger spectrometry come to mind. Another interesting use is to collect secondary electrons emitted from a CPU running a loop. If you collect the emissions at the same point in the loop long enough, you can determine if that area of the device has a positive or negative charge (that is, a one or a zero). Scan the beam in the XY axis and you can build a picture of the electrical state of the device.