Techs & Trends
Amazon is rolling out Alexa inside the Amazon App for iPhones
There will be a microphone icon near the top of the screen Inside the Amazon App for iOS.
You can press that microphone icon to call up Alexa. You’ll be able to ask the assistant almost anything you’d normally be able to ask through a device like the amazon Echo.
i-e You can ask it to make purchases for you, look up facts, or control smart home products.
But still there is a major difference between Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa. Since Siri is built-in with the operating system we can talk to siri without opening any app, but for speaking with Amazon Alexa, we have to open the Amazon App first.
Amazon says this new featur...
YouTube TV - YouTube launches its own streaming TV Service in U.S
YouTube TV offers Live TV streaming from more than 40 Live TV channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, regional sports networks and dozens of popular cable networks.
YouTube TV includes major sports networks like ESPN and regional sports networks like Fox Sports Networks and Comcast SportsNet, so you can watch your favorite NBA or MLB teams. YouTube TV has also partnered with local TV stations, so you’ll also get sports and local news based on where you live.
With YouTube TV, you’ll be able to record live TV and never run out of storage. Your cloud DVR can record as many shows as you want, simultaneously, without using precious data or space...
Secure Wireless Chargers
In the last few years, portable electronics that can be recharged wirelessly have started coming to market. In an effort to get ahead of the problem of counterfeit wireless chargers — which could cause power surges that fry a device’s circuitry — researchers from MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories have built a chip that blocks attempts to wirelessl...
Smartphone Microscope offers cost-effective DNA Sequencing and Genetic Mutation analysis
One reason scientists pay close attention to DNA sequence is that it can help them identify a gene or a mutation that may cause a disease. But the analysis typically requires sending patients’ cell and tissue samples to well-equipped labs, which in many cases are located far away. This is a particular challenge in settings with limited resources — in developing countries and underdeveloped communities, for example — where health care workers do not alwa...
LG Robots to take center stage at CES 2017
AI is expected to be a major theme of CES 2017 which is going to start in few days in Las Vegas.
By leveraging powerful analytical processing power, LG’s robotic lineup will be able to navigate complex environments and decipher the most efficient and effective path to accomplish tasks, making people’s lives easier at every touch-point.
Innovating beyond LG technologies already found in the LG HOM-BOT automated vacuum cleaner, LG’s first non-cleaning robots are equipped with AI technologies enabling them to be employed in the home, in tandem with other smart appliances, outdoors, as well a...
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AI Dancer - LuminAI watches Dancing Person and improvises its own moves using AI
This project is named as LuminAI, and it is housed inside a 15-foot-tall geodesic dome.
It learns how to dance by paying attention to which moves the current user is doing and when. The more moves it sees, the better and deeper the computer’s dance vocabulary. It then uses this vocabulary as a basis for future improvisation.
Facebook’s Year in Review 2016. Most Popular News in 2016
The top 10 moments of this year’s Year in Review were measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts made between January 1 and November 27, 2016. To put this list together, mentions were analyzed in an aggregated, anonymized way and then ranked to create a snapshot of the year on Facebook. The top 10 Live videos were measured by total cumulative views.
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Toyota to Launch Sales of 'Kirobo Mini', a Small Talking Robot. Cost of Kirobo Mini is around $390
Toyota is billing Kirobo as capable of responding to human emotions while engaging in conversation and moving its head and hands.
Toyota will position Kirobo as a communication partner developed for companionship just as surveys of Japanese consumers show a declining affinity for automobiles. One poll by Japan’s automakers association released in April found about 30 percent of respondents under age 30 had no interest in cars at all.
Kirobo Mini is a miniature communication partner developed to provide ...
LG Envy 2 phone UX9100 help
My son used those photos to make a slide show on this phone so when I open the phone I see the slide show photos.
About a year later I found that the sd card had been corrupted and the photos that were on it were gone.
Got a new sd card and was able to transfer the photos that on the phones memory to the card and put them on my computer, the slide show photos were not there they came from the old sd card not from the phones memory.
Now here is were I need help, when I turn the phone on and open it I see the slide show photos flipping buy but I cannot find them any where on the phone and I looked every where the only photos that I can see a...
Team of Robots Learns to Work Together, Without Colliding
MIT built a Self-assembling Cell Phone. It is Useful for Google's project Ara ph
This leads to increased cost, assembly time and energy consumption.
Researchers at MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab have come with an amazing solution to handle these issues.
Their new project explores how with a few components, a source of energy, and the right interactions, a cell phone could "build itself," without the need for human or even high-tech automation
They have a rough prototype for the self-assembled cell phone. It's composed of six parts that assemble into two different phones. The parts are put into a tumbler (think of something like a cement mixer) and tossed around until the parts click together into the phones.
iPhone 6S Repair
After I unplugged the headphones the screen went completely black. I did a hard reboot and the Apple logo came on but soon all went black. I called my phone from another and it was ringing fine, alerts were sounding fine as well.
I left it alone again for some hours off of the charger. I wanted it to die out completely. I would know b...
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Why I prefer the iPhone over ANDROID
I decided I would make a thread about why I wouldnt choose Android over iPhone
1. I do not like the look and feel of Android OS. To me Android does not have a polished look to it well thought out interface. The icons all look very amateur in comparison to iPhone. It also just doesnt seem to run as smoothly all the time.
2. The battery life of Android devices doesnt seem to last as long as my iPhone 4. Most my friends use Android...
Should Apple implement wireless charging concept in a typical “Apple Way”?
Most of the Android based devices these days have inbuilt wireless charging feature, but there is still major manufacturer that has yet to employ this function in their Smartphone, yes we are talking about Apple.
When the world switched to microUSB as a standard charger for Smartphones, at that time Apple was still stuck to its 30 pin connector. When this 30 pin connector was considered as an outdated and slow c...
A Samsung SPH-M320 shows "Emergency mode" only...
It was working ok until a few weeks ago but suddenly it's showing signs of trouble.
After having searched on the web for info on cellphones I learned of something called rooting; I've given this idea some consideration and since the phone is now de-activated but still with a considerable amount of MBs available inside I want to try this thing of rooting and using it later as a kind of memory stick, just for fun. I'm aware that there might be other more useful things to do with it, but for starters I want to experiment with it, if at all possible.
Now that I've established what I have, in what condition & my immediate pur...
That’s longer than many of those students spend sleeping. In fact, such extended cell phone use shows that the technology could become an addiction, according to a new study. An addiction is a type of uncontrolled and unhealthy habit.
It’s well known that people can become addicted to drugs, such as alcohol, narcotics and the nicotine in cigarettes. What’s not so well known: “People can be addicted to behaviors,” says James Roberts. He’s a marketing professor at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Roberts also was the lead author of the new study. It appears in the August Journal of Behavioral Addictions.
Some cell phone users show the same sym...