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Apple was the first mobile manufacturer to popularize still/video hybrid files with its Live Photos that were introduced on the iPhone 6s. Google then launched the Motion Stills app to improve and stabilize Apple's Live Photos, and ported the system to the Android world soon after.For the new Motion Photos feature on its latest Pixel 2 devices Google built on Motion Stills, improving the technolo
Google's HDR+ mode is widely regarded as the current benchmark for computational imaging on smartphones, but Chinese manufacturer Vivo wants to unseat the champion. Earlier today, Vivo announced its AI-powered Super HDR feature—a direct competitor to the Google system found in Pixel devices.Super HDR is designed to improve HDR performance while keeping a natural and "unprocessed" look. To achieve
Semantic image segmentation is the task of categorizing every pixel in an image and assigning it a semantic label, such as “road”, “sky”, “person” or “dog”. And now, Google has released its latest image segmentation model as open source, making it available to any developers whose apps could benefit from the technology.The function can be used in many ways. One recent application in the world of
Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio has launched UNSense, a startup that will develop technologies to make buildings healthier and cities smarter. Read more
A small Australian company is hoping to blow multi-thousand-dollar prescription hearing aids out of the water. This US$449 pair of over-the-counter, Bluetooth hearing augmentation earbuds can test and adjust to your hearing, connect to your phone, and separate voices from background noise...Continue Reading Audiologist-grade IQBuds Boost: Intelligent hearing aid tech in Bluetooth earbudsCateg
Although you may not realize it, there are special car-racing video games that blind people can play. Brian A. Smith, however, thinks they leave something to be desired. That's why he created the RAD, an audio-based interface that he claims can be integrated into almost any existing racing game...Continue Reading RAD tech makes racing games blind-accessibleCategory: Good ThinkingTags:
>Although probably best known for its hi-fi gear, Japan’s Onkyo Corporation has announced a number of AI-based products and technologies at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.  Among them is the AI Smart Wearable “VC-NX01”prototype device, pictured above. Designed to be worn around the neck, this wearable speaker integrates several leading te
Kia has taken the wraps off its third generation Ceed ahead of next month's Geneva Motor Show. The hatchback gets a selection of new engine options, a host of driver assist technology and a sporty exterior makeover and a subtle name change...Continue Reading Kia drops the apostrophe and adds the tech on all-new CeedCategory: AutomotiveTags: Geneva Motor Show 2018 KiaRelated Art
It's been a few years since we made it out to the ISPO sports show, so this year we traveled back to Munich to see the latest in European outdoor, action sports and fitness gear and innovation. As usual, the "world's largest sports trade fair" didn't disappoint, with more than 2,800 exhibitors showing all kinds of hard and soft goods aimed at adventurers and athletes of all types. Beyond the
If ships' hulls are covered in barnacles and other marine organisms, then those ships have to work harder, burn more fuel, and create more CO2 emissions in order to move through the water. While there are anti-biofouling paints that kill such organisms, they can also harm other marine life. That's why scientists from Australia's University of Sydney Nano Institute have created a plant-inspire is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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