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Automatic image retouching on your phone

The data captured by today’s digital cameras is often treated as the raw material of a final image. Before uploading pictures to social networking …

IBM scientists have captured 330TB of uncompressed data into a tiny cartridge

It fits in the palm of your hand<p>In a new world record, scientists at IBM have captured 330 terabytes of uncompressed data — or the equivalent of 330 million books — into a cartridge that can fit into the palm of your hand. The record of 201 gigabits per square inch on prototype sputtered magnetic …

Deep Learning Creates Earth-like Terrain by Studying NASA Satellite Images - MIT Technology Review

The landscapes in video games and artificial worlds can be generated in two ways. The first is to hand-craft the terrain and populate it with …

Deep Learning

EEVblog #1011 - Retro Teardown - World's First HD DVD Player

Retro

iOS Simulator on steroids: Tips & Tricks

iOS Simulator is an integral part of any iOS development process. We just can’t ignore it. New Simulator from Xcode 9 brings a lot of useful tricks, …

America Has Been Struggling With the Metric System For Almost 230 Years

At press time, only three of the world's countries don't use the metric system: the United States, Myanmar and Liberia. But it didn't have to be this …

SnapTravel raises $8 million for a hotel booking service that works over chat

Chatbots – automated bots that let you interact with a service or brand via messaging apps or SMS – haven’t yet become breakout hits, as a group. But that hasn’t stopped investors from pouring in $8 million into a hotel booking startup called SnapTravel, which lets users find and book rooms via SMS …

Struct References

The full code for this is available as a gist.<p>Recently I was trying to find a good use for Swift’s new keypaths. This post shows one example that …

watchOS 4: Frontmost App State

There was certainly a trend to some of the new versions of operating systems coming out this year at WWDC. Like macOS High Sierra (which I still …

Apps

How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists away

‘25 million plays, and zero dollars’<p>In December 2012, as part of a major redesign, SoundCloud introduced a feature called the repost. Similar to Tumblr’s reblog or Twitter’s retweet, reposts were designed as a way to help new music spread virally. But from the start, artists abused the feature by …

Mobile UI Design: Basic Types of Screens.

Smartphones have invaded almost every activity of our lives. Different applications assist us and make the life easier. A designer’s job is to create …

UI Design

Share Because You Want To

Sharing by design in Blackbox<p>If you’re reading this chances are you’re a part of a larger iOS or design community I’ve been quietly learning from for …

A favorite hack

In my latest update to Pedometer++ I had to remove the feature where you could badge your app’s icon with your current step count. In doing so I also …

Mathematics

Stanford researchers develop a new type of soft, growing robot | Stanford News

Imagine rescuers searching for people in the rubble of a collapsed building. Instead of digging through the debris by hand or having dogs sniff for …

To Truly Fake Intelligence, Chatbots Need To Be Able To Change Your Mind

To achieve social intelligence, AI needs to be able to be persuasive, argues researcher.<p>Could you ever imagine yourself in a heated argument with a chatbot? Like, really passionate, deeply reasoned position-taking—argument, counterargument, countercounterargument, countercountercounterargument. …

Empowering robots for ethical behavior: Researchers have developed a concept called Empowerment to help robots and humans to work and live side-by-side safely and effectively

Researchers have developed a concept called Empowerment to help robots and humans to work and live side-by-side safely and effectively<p>Scientists have …

Fused Imaging Reveals Sixth-Century Writing Hidden Inside Bookbinding

By fusing visible hyperspectral imaging with x-ray fluorescence, researchers safely reveal Roman Law code hidden inside of a 16th century bookbinding.

Research makes robots better at following spoken instructions

A new software system helps robots to more effectively act on instructions from people, who by nature give commands that range from simple and …

Helping Robots Learn to See in 3-D

DURHAM, N.C. -- Autonomous robots can inspect nuclear power plants, clean up oil spills in the ocean, accompany fighter planes into combat and …

Starbucks should really make their APIs public.

From Slack integrations to coffee buttons, there are loads of potential integrations that could be built if they opened their API to third-party …

IT security

Researchers Revolutionize Brain-Computer Interfaces Using Silicon Electronics

In new DARPA project, researchers exploit the latest in silicon electronics to invent an implanted brain-interface device that could transform how …

Who Needs Hard Drives? Scientists Store Film Clip in DNA

It was one of the very first motion pictures ever made: a galloping mare filmed in 1878 by the British photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who was trying to learn whether horses in motion ever become truly airborne.<p>More than a century later, that clip has rejoined the cutting edge. It is now the first …

Genetics

Career Monogamy: The Awkward Tech Sin of Longevity

The Slack message was genuine and brief, “congrats on 20 years!” My name had apparently been listed on a slide during the quarterly all-hands meeting …

#24 Architecture Wars – A New Hope

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Or maybe not that far away…<p>Have you ever had a feeling, as I have had many times, that the design of your …

Simon Sinek: Understanding The Game We're Playing

Simon Sinek

Letting Students Be Wrong

Amplifying open-ended questions

Exalting data, missing meaning

Science developed out of philosophy. Before we had Copernicus’s planetary tables or Newton’s equations of motion, we had Aristotle’s rhetoric. That …

Blinded by "how"

Imagine that you’ve just moved to a new city. Whenever you need to go somewhere, you ask a special machine how to get there. But it doesn’t show you …

New digital archive showcases historical images of Rome | Stanford News

A team including Stanford researchers created a new digital archive to study Rome’s transformation over the …