The system works because those radio waves can penetrate objects like a wall, then bounce off a human body—which is mostly water, no friend to radio wave penetration—and travel back through the wall and to the device. “Now the challenge is: How do you interpret it?” Katabi says. That’s where the AI comes into play.
If you’re interested in making augmented reality characters feel natural in the real world, it’s well worth spending a few minutes with this tour of some key insights. I’ve heard once-skeptical Google AR artists praising it, saying, “This video is a treasure trove and every artist, designer or anyone working on front-end AR should watch it.” Enjoy, and remember to bump that lamp. 🙂
Three of the free-to-download iOS apps I’ve tried in the last few days have led with a nasty trap for the less-than-vigilant: If you even want to try this app, agree up front to an expensive (like, orders of magnitude more than a usual app), ongoing subscription that quietly and perpetually renews until you figure out how to stop it.
This upends the normal trial relationship of “If & only if you like this offering enough to buy/subscribe, take action to do so; otherwise you’re off the hook.” Screw that: these apps are getting summarily shitcanned.
Meanwhile I’m amazed that Apple allows this practice to continue.
Up to four friends can play in the same set on four different iOS devices, and notably all of the virtual aspects of the LEGO AR app will be connected to physical LEGO sets. “We can save our entire world back into our physical set, and pick up where we left off later,” Sanders said.
The Flyer weighs 250 pounds and sports 10 battery-powered propellors and two joysticks. It looks sort of like bobsled mounted on a couple of pontoons surrounded by a bunch of drone rotors — so, you know, totally safe I’m sure. Its not intended for soaring through the clouds like you’re George Jetson, with a maximum elevation is 10 feet and a top speed (limited by the flight control system) of 20 mph. Kitty Hawk has kept the pontoons for water landings, but gotten rid of the protective netting from the original prototype.
Use simple sentences to add objects and give them behaviors. Say ‘I need some sheep’ to add sheep into your world. Then give the sheep something to do by saying ‘Sheep eat grass’ or ‘Sheep breed’.
Everything you add becomes part of a working system. By layering multiple objects and behaviors, you can keep increasing the complexity of your creation.
Everything old is new again: Anyone remember The Subservient Chicken? You could ask it to perform more than 300 commands, many of which live on Wikipedia, because the internet is magic. Anyway, driving things via voice for its own sake is generally cool but stupid, but I know someone will do it well.
Today’s underwater data center will be deployed for five years, and includes 12 racks with 864 servers and 27.6 petabytes of storage. That’s enough storage for around 5 million movies, and the data center is as powerful as thousands of high-end desktop PCs. The data center will be powered by an undersea cable and renewable energy from the Orkney Islands. The cable will also connect the servers back to the internet.
Kids these days: Two high school students used TensorFlow, Google’s open-source machine learning tool, to build a Smart Wildfire Sensor,
Aditya Shah and Sanjana Shah, two friends and high school students from Cupertino, California… built a Smart Wildfire Sensor, which can help predict where wildfires are most likely to occur in a given area so firefighters are better prepared to stop them.