Apple made a big deal about the advanced technology it developed to facilitate the 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s.But engineers at the University of Michigan have not only recreated the feature such that it can work on any smartphone, they ve also improved it by enabling phones to detect when they re being squeezed, too.So how can additional interactive features be added to any smartphone without adding sensors or upgrading its hardware in any way?The software causes the phone to constantly emit an 18 kHz tone, which humans can t hear, but the phone s mic can.As a user presses on the touchscreen, or squeezes the phone s housing, the force of the interaction on the smartphone alters the sound of that 18 kHz tone.The ForcePhone software works a bit like a submarine s sonar, but instead of hunting for other underwater vessels or obstacles, it s using the subtle changes in sound to allow users to interact with their phones in new ways.
Apple made a big deal about the advanced technology it developed to facilitate the 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s.But engineers at the University of Michigan have not only recreated the feature such that it can work on any smartphone, they ve also improved it by enabling phones to detect when they re being squeezed, too.So how can additional interactive features be added to any smartphone without adding sensors or upgrading its hardware in any way?The software causes the phone to constantly emit an 18 kHz tone, which humans can t hear, but the phone s mic can.As a user presses on the touchscreen, or squeezes the phone s housing, the force of the interaction on the smartphone alters the sound of that 18 kHz tone.The ForcePhone software works a bit like a submarine s sonar, but instead of hunting for other underwater vessels or obstacles, it s using the subtle changes in sound to allow users to interact with their phones in new ways.
GIFApple made a big deal about the advanced technology it developed to facilitate the 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s.But engineers at the University of Michigan have not only recreated the feature such that it can work on any smartphone, they ve also improved it by enabling phones to detect when they re being squeezed, too.So how can additional interactive features be added to any smartphone without adding sensors or upgrading its hardware in any way?The software causes the phone to constantly emit an 18 kHz tone, which humans can t hear, but the phone s mic can.As a user presses on the touchscreen, or squeezes the phone s housing, the force of the interaction on the smartphone alters the sound of that 18 kHz tone.The ForcePhone software works a bit like a submarine s sonar, but instead of hunting for other underwater vessels or obstacles, it s using the subtle changes in sound to allow users to interact with their phones in new ways.
Right now we gate our trial process behind website account creation and forms which serve to a generate a lead in the database, b trigger trial license creation and key delivery, and c prevent anyone from downloading the app without having given us their info first they need to in order to get a trial key anyhow .Once in the app and trial process, there is no use for the website account except to go back and download an updated version - all purchased key delivery and contact management happens at the hands of account managers.As such, I want to do away with these accounts and get people into the trial quicker, but I recognize the need for sales to collect lead info to follow up.Is gating our downloads behind forms still the best way to do this?Should lead forms be moved into the product?We've discussed shortening forms, but there's a desire to keep a number of contact fields to filter out consumer leads and help associate leads with existing accounts.
According to the tip Forums and forum posts, Samsung Galaxy S5 updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The update is about 900MB and will be able to download wirelessly directly from your phone. Android 6.0 seems to have been rolled out to all Swedish customers, regardless of operator. Given that the Galaxy S5 is over two years old, the phone will probably not get any big new Android version, so Marshmallow can be the final stop. How do you already updated the new software works?
The emotion-detecting tech works with any camera, including the one on your smartphoneIn the future, your smartphone might be all you need to snare a liar.Canadian start-up NuraLogix has developed an imaging technology that it claims can pick up on hidden emotions and determine whether or not a person is being truthful.NuraLogix's Transdermal Optical Imaging software works by monitoring blood flow changes in the face.These changes are said to occur automatically when humans experience different emotions, forming part of the body's natural fight or flight response.Specifically, NuraLogix's image processing technology tracks the concentration of haemoglobin in different parts of the face, such as eyelids, cheeks and forehead.
Ransomware is the fastest growing form of malware.The malicious software works by encrypting a victim s files and then requesting a ransom fee for their release.But a team of researchers at the University of Florida have discovered an ingenious way of thwarting attackers, potentially saving victims hundreds of pounds.Nolen Scaife, a UF doctoral student and founding member of UF s Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research, explained: These attacks are tailored and unique every time they get installed on someone s system.If something that s benign starts to behave maliciously, then what we can do is take action against that based on what we see is happening to your data.They are now seeking a partner to help commercialise the product and bring it to market.
When Tesla s Autopilot software works well, it s truly a remarkable experience and a prime example of advanced technology fundamentally changing the way we live.But contrary to the misadventures all over YouTube, it s not a fully autonomous car, and the beta software is still supposed to have an attentive human driver.That s not going to change any time soon — even computers need practice, and Elon Musk has now said that Autopilot will remain in beta until a billion Autopiloted miles have been driven.DON T MISS: Tomorrow is Prime Day 2016: Here s everything you need to knowIn just the last two weeks, we ve heard reports of at least three Tesla crashes where the car s Autopilot software was engaged.In one particular accident from this past May, the driver of a Model S was tragically killed when his car crashed into a tractor-trailer.
The photograph above is pretty straightforward — it doesn t take too much expertise to see that it s of President Barack Obama.And even if you ve been living under a rock for the past decade or so, the White House and presidential seals are pretty big clues — for a human, that is.But one newly re-branded company is working to change that with software that can identify historical figures from centuries before the word artificial intelligence was even thought of.Now re-branded as Gado Images, the company is teaching computers how to interpret each image, automatically adding tags, labeling historical figures and even writing a caption.While a historian could properly identify many images, the Cognitive Metadata Platform makes it possible to label large volumes of visual history quickly and efficiently, simplifying a challenge that many museums and art galleries face.The software works by combining a few existing concepts like IBM s Watson and Google Vision with original programming.
The software program from Microsoft which looks to detect and remove malware.Released initially as free antispyware, Windows Defender is a security software product developed by Microsoft.The software works to detect and remove malware and helps protect computer systems running Windows operating systems.The software was based on GIANT AntiSpyware, which was originally made by GIANT Company Software.Microsoft acquired the company in 2004 and developed the software into what we now know as Windows Defender.The software was first released in 2006, with Windows Defender supporting Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
Opera's new Android VPN offers an encrypted tunnel to multiple endpoints with no usage fees, though the company is investigating ways to monetise the app.Opera is continuing its push into the security and privacy market with the launch of a standalone virtual private network VPN for Android, based on earlier work the company had carried out on iOS.Opera, currently under a $600m deal with Chinese consortium Kunqi, has been looking to spread its wings and diversify from its core browser technology for some time.Following the integration of ad-blocking technology into the Opera browser, the company announced it was adding a VPN with zero usage fees - then offered the same VPN as as standalone application to iOS mobile devices.The company has now completed work to port that standalone app to Android, offering the ability to route traffic through an encrypted tunnel to endpoints in various countries - and, as with the browser-based version, there are no fees involved.The software works with any application installed on the device, and includes additional features from a Wi-Fi 'security check' - which, naturally, marks you down if you haven't activated the VPN - to a do-not-track implementation.
In 2013, a document leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden illustrated how a specially modified USB device allowed spies to surreptitiously siphon data out of targeted computers, even when they were physically severed from the Internet or other networks.Now, researchers have developed software that goes a step further by turning unmodified USB devices into covert transmitters that can funnel large amounts of information out of similarly "air-gapped" PCs.USBee, by contrast, turns USB devices already inside the targeted facility into a transmitter with no hardware modification required at all."We introduce a software-only method for short-range data exfiltration using electromagnetic emissions from a USB dongle," researchers from Israel's Ben-Gurion University wrote in a research paper published Monday."Unlike other methods, our method doesn't require any radio frequency transmitting hardware since it uses the USB's internal data bus."The software works on just about any storage device that's compliant with the USB 2.0 specification.
Aurora HDR 2017, an update to Macphun s nearly year-old HDR app, is dedicated to making your photos sizzle with light and color.Part of that is the influence of photographer Trey Ratcliff, who partnered with the software company to develop the app, including his signature line of presets within the software.Another part is the realization that photos—particularly landscapes and cityscapes, nature, and other scenic compositions—often fail to measure up to the scene most people remember seeing in real time.The app also includes enhanced noise reduction, gradient masking tool, an image resize and sharpen on export feature, faster raw conversion, and improved DNG support.Here s a brief peek at how the software works, based on a pre-release version.You can apply an HDR effect to a single photo with Aurora, but the real fun is to bring in multiple bracketed images.
Paint has been helping Windows users made crude-looking pictures for more than twenty years now and it looks as though Microsoft is finally going to release a Windows 10 version for the modern era.Twitter user WalkingCat has unearthed a promo video showing off the new software - it has a fresh look and some new 3D painting tools and brushes to give your artistic creations that extra bit of depth.Another video shows off some new smart select tools to make it easier to pick up objects.It's not quite Adobe Photoshop, but it looks useful.As you would expect the software works well with touchscreens and Microsoft's Surface Pen.Paint still exists in Windows 10 but it hasn't yet been upgraded to match the 'universal app' approach Microsoft is pushing with the latest versions of its operating system.
Search algorithms can bias what people see online, said Ms MerkelAngela Markel has said that the way search engines and social networks like Google and Facebook choose what people see online should be made public.The German chancellor said the secrecy around the algorithms used by online platforms threatened open debate.Without greater scrutiny, many people could get a distorted or censored view of events, she said.Google and Facebook told German paper Der Spiegel they gave the public a lot of information about how they worked.Mrs Merkel's call for action follows work by German politicians to investigate how the software works.
"If you asked as if this might be possible in the future, certainly we can't say no," Kimishima said."In terms of how it can be used for gaming, it's something we must consider."I can't say that we have no interest in VR because VR offers new ways of playing, but that depends on what kind of software can be played," he continued."But what kind of software works, that's only something you only know once you actually experience it.On the matter of specifications, reports from Eurogamer last week suggested the tablet form of the Switch will feature a 6.2" multi-touch screen at only 720p.While that may sound underpowered, it wouldn't impact VR - visuals for that would largely be down to whatever headset Nintendo came up with - and it seems unlikely any VR presence from Nintendo would extend outside of the living room even as mobile VR continues to expand with the likes of Google Daydream entering the field .
Who doesn t hate carrying around their laptop?That s where portable apps, ones stored on a USB drive, come in.Portable apps live completely on a USB drive or a DVD or an external hard disk —all the settings, configuration files and program assets are stored on the drive, with nothing left behind on the main PC.That means you often lose a few features in regards to system integration, and a few milliseconds in terms of speed, but the benefits are you can take your whole computing life with you wherever you go and avoid cluttering up your computers at the same time.Many applications offer portable versions, although with the larger and more complex pieces of software, making them portable isn t really a viable option not without a lot of workarounds and bug fixing anyway .It s also worth noting that portable apps are mainly focused around Windows computers for now, just because of the way the operating system and its software works.
Who doesn t hate carrying around their laptop?That s where portable apps, ones stored on a USB drive, come in.Portable apps live completely on a USB drive or a DVD or an external hard disk —all the settings, configuration files and program assets are stored on the drive, with nothing left behind on the main PC.That means you often lose a few features in regards to system integration, and a few milliseconds in terms of speed, but the benefits are you can take your whole computing life with you wherever you go and avoid cluttering up your computers at the same time.Many applications offer portable versions, although with the larger and more complex pieces of software, making them portable isn t really a viable option not without a lot of workarounds and bug fixing anyway .It s also worth noting that portable apps are mainly focused around Windows computers for now, just because of the way the operating system and its software works.
Who doesn t hate carrying around their laptop?That s where portable apps, ones stored on a USB drive, come in.Portable apps live completely on a USB drive or a DVD or an external hard disk —all the settings, configuration files and program assets are stored on the drive, with nothing left behind on the main PC.That means you often lose a few features in regards to system integration, and a few milliseconds in terms of speed, but the benefits are you can take your whole computing life with you wherever you go and avoid cluttering up your computers at the same time.Many applications offer portable versions, although with the larger and more complex pieces of software, making them portable isn t really a viable option not without a lot of workarounds and bug fixing anyway .It s also worth noting that portable apps are mainly focused around Windows computers for now, just because of the way the operating system and its software works.
ZTE may have the solution with the Blade V8 Pro, an Android phone with a similar dual-lens camera, which costs just $230.It s the first time a Blade series phone has been announced for the U.S., with the series previously only being sold internationally.There s a physical home button under the screen that also holds a fingerprint sensor, a feature we don t always see on phones at this price.The dual-lens camera consists of two 13-megapixel lenses.The Blade V8 Pro s software works in a very similar way to Huawei s system.Tap a special button to activate the dual-lens effect, snap your photo, then change the focal point afterward in the gallery.
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