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Computer finds faces in grains of sand Computer finds faces in grains of sand

Computer finds faces in grains of sand

By 3 months ago

In artists Erwin Driessens and Maria Verstappen’s installation “Pareidolia,” a computer vision system uses facial recognition software to find faces in grains of sand. Of course, “pareidolia” is a trick our brain plays that causes us to see meaningful patterns that aren’t really there, like animals in clouds or hidden messages in songs. From the…

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Lexus’ new 2021 LC500 Convertible puts on the pretty Lexus’ new 2021 LC500 Convertible puts on the pretty

Lexus’ new 2021 LC500 Convertible puts on the pretty

By 3 months ago

no hybrid though 🙁 — Slicing the roof off improves what was already the most attractive Lexus in years. Jim Resnick – Sep 14, 2020 3:27 pm UTC The Lexus LC500 Convertible proves that Lexus can build a beautiful car if it wants. Jim Resnick If anything, we prefer the LC500 Convertible’s looks to the […]

nate, the AI Shopping Assistant nate, the AI Shopping Assistant

nate, the AI Shopping Assistant

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For many existing in 2020, the days of physically going somewhere to purchase a product feel like ancient history, and the ability to have items delivered safely to your door has become critical. While plenty of online purveyors offer two-day or even same-day delivery, the purchasing process itself hasn’t changed or evolved as quickly. Checkout…

How to tell if computer vision can transform your business How to tell if computer vision can transform your business

How to tell if computer vision can transform your business

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During my career as an automotive engineer at Ford Motor Company in the early 2000s, world-class vision system technology was already routinely being used for various applications on programs and production. However, the automation around the analysis had not yet come full circle. Today, it has. And with the latest iterations of smartphones for facial…

Acer’s Latest Under $1,000 Laptops Have Wi Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4 Acer’s Latest Under $1,000 Laptops Have Wi Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4

Acer’s Latest Under $1,000 Laptops Have Wi Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4

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Image: AcerAs with the launch of every new CPU line, new laptops appear to put that processing power into action with Acer’s new Swift 5 being the first system to use Intel’s Evo platform design. Building upon Intel’s Project Athena initiative, Intel Evo laptops are designed to deliver the typical Athena promises like responsive performance,…

The Razer Blade 15 is the cheapest it’s ever been on Amazon today The Razer Blade 15 is the cheapest it’s ever been on Amazon today

The Razer Blade 15 is the cheapest it’s ever been on Amazon today

By 3 months ago

Let’s start with specs because we often knock base-model laptops for their low-powered specs, but the Blade 15 is an exception. The discounted model runs on a 10th-gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. It also has a 1080p, 144Hz display which, while technically not…

Samsung’s new laser projector puts a massive 4K picture on your wall Samsung’s new laser projector puts a massive 4K picture on your wall

Samsung’s new laser projector puts a massive 4K picture on your wall

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By Stan Schroeder2020-09-02 13:49:12 UTC Have a big, blank wall to fill, but don’t like TVs?  Samsung announced its new ultra short throw laser projector, The Premiere, on Wednesday. It provides a super crisp 4K picture while taking an absolute minimum of space.  That’s because ultra short throw projectors can be placed right next to…

Qualcomm ramps up 5G smartphone and laptop bets – Reuters Qualcomm ramps up 5G smartphone and laptop bets – Reuters

Qualcomm ramps up 5G smartphone and laptop bets – Reuters

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc QCOM.O is ramping up its effort to put 5G mobile phones within reach of billions of people and backing new connected laptops aimed at the growing number of people working at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.FILE PHOTO: Signs of Qualcomm and 5G are pictured at Mobile World Congress (MWC)…

It will take more than attacks on Huawei to win the tech cold war | John Naughton It will take more than attacks on Huawei to win the tech cold war | John Naughton

It will take more than attacks on Huawei to win the tech cold war | John Naughton

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In the 1970s, the womens movement had a slogan, The personal is political, to make the point that what went on in personal relationships between men and women also reflected wider imbalances of power…

Musk’s Neuralink venture promises to reveal a ‘working’ brain-computer device – Reuters Musk’s Neuralink venture promises to reveal a ‘working’ brain-computer device – Reuters

Musk’s Neuralink venture promises to reveal a ‘working’ brain-computer device – Reuters

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(Reuters) – Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s neuroscience startup Neuralink on Friday unveiled a pig named Gertrude that has had a coin-sized computer chip in its brain for two months, showing off an early step toward the goal of curing human diseases with the same type of implant.FILE PHOTO: Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk…

What’s in Melania Trump’s private emails? I took a few guesses | Poppy Noor What’s in Melania Trump’s private emails? I took a few guesses | Poppy Noor

What’s in Melania Trump’s private emails? I took a few guesses | Poppy Noor

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News that Melania Trump was reportedly found to have used private email in the White House raised, for some, concerns about cybersecurity. For others, it raised concerns about hypocrisy the Trump tea…

10 Poland-based investors discuss trends, opportunities and the road ahead 10 Poland-based investors discuss trends, opportunities and the road ahead

10 Poland-based investors discuss trends, opportunities and the road ahead

By 3 months ago

Poland is becoming an important European tech ecosystem after experiencing record levels of investment and growth in recent years. It’s the largest economy in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), is known for its technical talent and has now nurtured a number of large startups that have raised multiple rounds of funding. In 2019, investment in…

Rocket Lab just launched its first spacecraft, transforming a leftover piece of its rocket into a satellite that can carry missions to the moon or Venus Rocket Lab just launched its first spacecraft, transforming a leftover piece of its rocket into a satellite that can carry missions to the moon or Venus

Rocket Lab just launched its first spacecraft, transforming a leftover piece of its rocket into a satellite that can carry missions to the moon or Venus

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One of Rocket Lab’s carbon-fiber Electron launch vehicles lifts off from New Zealand. Trevor Mahlmann/Rocket LabRocket Lab just launched its first Photon satellite: a spacecraft designed for missions to the moon, Venus, or Mars.This spacecraft, called “First Light,” is just a demo, but NASA has already contracted Rocket Lab to fly the agency’s robotic moon…

There Aren’t Enough Laptops, and That Could Spell Doom for Many Students There Aren’t Enough Laptops, and That Could Spell Doom for Many Students

There Aren’t Enough Laptops, and That Could Spell Doom for Many Students

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East College Prep High School senior Jocelyn Hernandez follows a remote Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus class as her cousin plays with his phone while sitting in a community garden near her home, August 14, 2020 in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP (Getty Images)If your child’s school is lucky enough to…

8BitDo is making a customizable arcade stick for Switch and PC players 8BitDo is making a customizable arcade stick for Switch and PC players

8BitDo is making a customizable arcade stick for Switch and PC players

By 3 months ago

It’s time to fight with style. 8BitDo has unveiled a new arcade stick that looks like the lovechild of a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Street Fighter V cabinet. The peripheral, which supports PC and Switch, has a bunch of customisation options to suit different players. It has a “universal mounting plate,” for instance, so…

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