Beth Ziesenis

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Eight O'Clock, Chili's Deploy Augmented Reality Games

Eight O’Clock Coffee and Chili’s International are each unveiling augmented-reality games.<p>Eight O’Clock is encouraging consumers to play a digital …

Augmented Reality

News: Zappar's ZapWorks Promises to Give Anyone the Power to Create Complex AR Experiences Without Coding Experience

Another entrant into the do-it-yourself AR content creation market has emerged, as Zappar has updated its ZapWorks Studio software to include …

Augmented Reality

Sex Robot Samantha Upgraded With Moral Code

Meet Samantha (via Synthea Amatus)<p>“I ate too much dairy and now I am bloated,” said no sex robot ever.<p>Just because your bang buddy is a slab of …

Robotics

Paperless Post launches a brilliant alternative to Facebook events

Goodbye to the lurkers who never bother to RSVP.<p>There’s one main reason I haven’t deleted Facebook yet: Facebook events remains the single easiest way to get people together. Make an event invite, and you’re done. But there are a few problems with sending event invites on Facebook for small …

Paperless Office

EU votes yes on meme ban, censorship machines and link tax — what now?

The European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs just voted ‘yes’ on highly controversial parts of the EU’s new Copyright Reform. The controversial articles — 11 and 13 — effectively establish link tax, censorship machines, and ban memes.<p>There was heavy resistance to the contested articles from …

European Parliament

This is What Happens When You Teach an AI to Name Guinea Pigs

As literally every sci-fi movie has predicted, we’re becoming increasingly reliant on artificial intelligence. AI can already compose music, play Ms. …

Can you tell if this was written by a robot? 7 challenges for AI in journalism

A few weeks ago, Twitter released its latest earnings report. The announcement led to a stock jump for the company, as it appeared to be moving …

Artificial Intelligence

3 steps to help you work out whether something was written by a bot or a human

If you spent time on social media today, you probably came across that script for an Olive Garden commercial allegedly written by an artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

This supercut of 300 dancing scenes from movies is the perfect mood booster

The internet can be a pretty bleak place. From the 24-hour news cycle to online arguments, it can be daunting to find some positivity online. But if …

Dancing

Face identification study finds the best machines almost equal to the best humans - Science News - ABC News

Face identification is increasingly used by law enforcement agencies. So how accurate are the people tasked with making the final call? And how do …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon's facial recognition technology is being used to identify celebrities. Could it soon spot you? - Science News - ABC News

Hundreds of years of technological innovation and here we are: a machine that can tell a Witherspoon from a Kidman.<p>Both the New York Times and Sky …

Machine Learning

Google demo shows how AR can thrive on the web

Google has been hyping up augmented reality on the web, and it's easy to understand why -- it promises an immersive experience without requiring a special app. But what does that look like in practice? The company now has an easy way to find out. It recently released <i>Chacmool</i>, a previously seen tech …

Augmented Reality

Google Translate Can't Provide Consent for a Police Search, Judge Rules

Google Translate is a useful tool for some quick and easy translations, but a federal judge in Kansas ruled this week that the machine translation …

Google Translate

Facebook’s new AI research is a real eye-opener

There are plenty of ways to manipulate photos to make you look better, remove red-eye or lens flare and so on. But so far the blink has proven a tenacious opponent of good snapshots. That may change with research from Facebook that replaces closed eyes with open ones in a remarkably convincing …

Machine Learning

Flipgrid - Video for student engagement and formative assessment

"Flipgrid is my desert island edtech platform. The opportunities are endless."<p><b>Kristina Holzweiss</b> @lieberrian<br>K12 Librarian, Long Island, New York<br>2015 …

Education Technology

5 Google Instant Searches To Help You in The Classroom

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” By Albert EinsteinGoogle aims to make their search site as …

Albert Einstein

Toontastic

Try telling stories about friends by recoloring characters and adding photos!<p>– Charlotte, Character Designer<p>design characters<p>Use your photo or draw …

Animation

Google Ngram Viewer

that free visual keyword research & content ideas tool

Consumer Insight for PR in the Age of Google.<p>This is search insight that could and should be used by any marketing team. Creative, PR, Content, …

Comparing Print-On-Demand T-Shirt Fulfillment Companies In 2018

Last Updated: June 15, 2018<p>Last year’s T-Shirt Fulfillment Companies review is a little out of date now, so it’s time for a fresh look.<p>In previous …

Selling

The Top Scams that Android Users Fall For

In the first quarter of 2018 alone, Americans on Android mobile phones accessed 23 suspected malicious URLs per minute. From fake virus alerts to …

Identity Theft

15 Top Apps for Resilience, Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention

Mental Health

When AI Blurs the Line Between Reality and Fiction

AI algorithms can convincingly imitate human appearance and behavior—and that comes with profound implications, both positive and not.<p>PCMag reviews …

Artificial Intelligence

Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world

Collaborate better.<br>Be more productive.<p>Make beautiful boards, documents, and webpages that are easy to read and fun to contribute to.<p>Already using …

How Technology Helps A Visually Impaired 95-Year-Old

Aging parents like Alice, age 95, who have visual impairment and memory loss can be a daunting challenge when it comes to communication. How can you get the parent to call you when she forgets how to look up numbers or can’t remember them? How about sometimes being unable to see the numbers on the …

Artificial Intelligence

Meet the people who still use Myspace: 'It's given me so much joy'

Almost every day, Kenneth Scalir takes a trip to the library or a cafe near his home in Sherman Oaks, California, to spend about an hour on his favourite site: Myspace.<p>Scalir, 48, is one of a dwindling group of people still committed to what was once the most popular social networking platform in …

Social Media

Researchers develop AI that identifies and counts wildlife with 96.6% accuracy

There’s more to artificial intelligence than voice assistants and self-driving cars. Researchers at Auburn University, Harvard, Oxford, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wyoming have developed a machine learning algorithm that can identify, describe, and count wildlife with 96.6 …

Machine Learning

Uber adds a 911 'panic button' to its US app

Uber today pushed out a special option within its app that allows US users to contact emergency dispatchers immediately, potentially sharing their location as well.<p>According to <i>The Verge</i>, the “panic button” has been added to the safety center menu on the app’s main page, and is labelled: “911 …

Apps

VR Wave Breaking Outside The Home

At four recent VR conferences and events there was a palpable sense that despite new home VR devices getting the majority of marketing and media attention this year, the immediate promise and momentum is in the location-based VR (LBVR) attractions industry. The VR Arcade Conference (April 29th and …

Virtual Reality

Here Are The Most Common Mistakes You Might Make When Choosing a Password

Are your passwords as bad as these?<p>We're really bad at choosing passwords.<p>According to a new study by a researcher at Virginia Tech and Dashlane, a …

Information Systems