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Apple has started blogging to draw attention to its AI work

Sorry, it’s a ‘Journal’<p>After years of near-silence, Apple is slowly starting to make a bit of noise about its work on artificial intelligence. Last December the iPhone maker shared its first public research paper on the topic; this June it announced new tools to speed up machine learning on the …

Apple Machine Learning Journal

How augmented reality could save tech from itself

We’ve all heard the predictions that artificial intelligence, and by extension robotics, is gunning for our jobs.<p>Indeed, as technology marches relentlessly forward, it feels like many of today’s positions could soon be displaced. But just as with past technological inflection points — whether the …

Apple said to be working on AR glasses with Carl Zeiss

Apple is focusing its rumored interest in the augmented reality space on creating a new pair of AR glasses with Carl Zeiss, according to a new report.<p>The tech titan is working with the German optics manufacturer on a pair of lightweight AR/mixed reality glasses, according to tech evangelist Robert …

Google's project Tango AR lets museum visitors delve deeper

Ever seen an ancient mummy in a museum and wanted a closer look? I mean a <i>much</i> closer look.<p>Google said Monday it is letting you do that and more through partnerships with museums around the world using its augmented reality platform Tango. By tapping the location and augmented reality capabilities …

Apple reportedly working with Carl Zeiss on digital glasses with augmented reality

A report in November claimed that Apple was considering the possibility of entering the digital glasses market, as Snapchat recently did. Now, Robert Scoble, a popular blogger, claims that Apple is working with German optics company Carl Zeiss on its digital glasses.<p>Scoble cites an unnamed Zeiss …

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality apps that help you explore the world

Unlock hidden knowledge and virtual monsters all around you<p>Pokemon Go<p>Last summer you may have bumped into the reverent heads-down multitude clogging streets. They were playing <i>Pokemon Go</i>, the app version of the ’90s video game. A cool 45 million players downloaded it and wandered off on a global …

Apps

3D Sensors To Make Your Home Smarter And Safer

According to research firm Statista, revenue in the smart home sector accounts for $9.7 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $20.8 billion in 2020.<p>On November 15, 2016, Telstra, an Australian telecoms provider, announced a series of smart home packages including a watch and monitor package and …

Imaging

Intel acquires computer vision firm Movidius to boost RealSense tech

Moving deeper into computer vision, Intel is acquiring Silicon Valley startup Movidius for an undisclosed price.<p>The deal will help Intel move into hot new markets with technology for drones, robots, virtual reality headsets, security cameras, and more. Intel said the move will also help it with …

Deep Learning

The reality of AR/VR survival

Tim Merel Contributor<p>Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Ubiquitous AR to dominate focused VR by 2022<br>• The new reality of mobile AR and computer vision venture capital<p>VR will be big, AR will be bigger (and take longer). But as in most early-stage tech …

Augmented Reality

How to tell stories through photography

The creator of hauntingly striking photographs, Minneapolis-born and based Alec Soth is a storyteller disguised as a documentary photographer. His images hint at an underlying story; capturing people and places set with a melancholy tone. A Magnum photographer as well as founder of his own …

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Will the future be augmented reality glasses?

The Osterhout Design Group (ODG) has shown off a pair of augmented reality glasses costing more than £1,800.<p>The glasses contain lenses that project images or graphics in front of the wearer's vision.<p>BBC Click's Marc Cieslak tried out the glasses at this year CES show in Las Vegas.<p><b>More at</b> …

Augmented Reality

Lumus Is Showing A Wide Field-Of-View Smart Glasses Prototype

These days, it’s hard to stand out in the smart glasses category. There are many underwhelming products coming to market now and many more that, while extravagant, seem to be caught in the “forever-coming-soon” stage. It’s therefore refreshing to see a real live demo that really delivers.<p>Among …

Lenovo Is Making The First Google Project Tango Phone

Lenovo announced at CES that the company would be producing the first Project Tango phone. As a reminder, Project Tango is an ambitious project that adds depth as well as a bunch of sensors to your device’s camera.<p>The conference was a little short on details. All we know is that Lenovo is going to …

ThirdEye--Google Glass Item Recognition App for Blind--Demo Video

HERE Launches Cloud-Based Maps For Automated Driving

HERE, the mapping service now owned by Audi, BMW and Daimler, today announced a new cloud-based mapping service for enhancing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and automated driving features in cars. In the future, these maps could also form the core of the mapping system for self-driving …

Automotive Industry

CES 2016: Nvidia and Volvo to Partner in Creating Self-Driving Car

Nvidia's Drive PX 2 boosts self-driving cars' IQ.<p>Volvo intends to use Nvidia Drive PX 2 for its self-driving cars.<p>According to Venture Beat, the …

Hyundai’s augmented reality app helps idiot-proof car maintenance

Cars are really complex these days. Even simple vehicle-related tasks can be can be difficult if you're not car-savvy and you need to follow the instructions in the ever-growing owner's manual.<p>To make life easier for its owners, Hyundai has built an augmented reality app called the Virtual Guide. …

Augmented Reality Will Make Us Smarter

Moore’s Law is bound to pop up any time you read an article about the future of technology. Moore’s Law is common knowledge in tech; it deals with the exponential growth of the number of transistors on a circuit and the speed that information is processed.<p>I’d argue that there’s a new law that is …

Apple's latest purchase is an augmented reality company

Out of all the major technology companies, Apple is yet to reveal its plans for augmented or virtual reality. But still, chances are the Cupertino firm's working on a project (or two) behind closed doors, as signaled by multiple patents that have surfaced over the past few years. To make matters …

Google and Qualcomm squeezed Project Tango tech into a smartphone

It seems like a decent of chunk of Google's big news today deals with its partnerships. The search giant is already teaming up with Levi's to explore the realm of smart Jacquard clothes, and now Google has confirmed that it's been working with Qualcomm to build its Project Tango world-sensing …

At CES, everyone wants to be the Oculus killer

What’s a better way to experience CES than strapping on a virtual reality headset and pretending you’re not actually at CES? VR goggles had their …

Toshiba's Virtual Fitting Room doesn't have menswear

Toshiba was demoing its Virtual Fitting Room at CES this year. The premise is simple: Stand in front of a large display while your image is projected on it. Using a Kinect for motion tracking, Toshiba's software is able to superimpose various outfits onto your reflected self. Hold your right hand …

A Natural Light Tip That Will Have Strobists Selling Their Lights

One of the most noticeable differences between portraits taken outside using natural light as opposed to artificial light is the background. Images …

2 Easy Ways to Capture Brilliant Starbursts in Your Photographs

Have you ever wondered how photographers are able to depict lights with a star effect along piers, boardwalks or a sunrise with trailing rays peering …

Changing The Look Of a Portrait With One Light In Different Positions | Joel Grimes

When it comes to lighting a portrait, the techniques you can apply seem limitless. Personally, I’m a minimalist and like using one light whenever I …

7 Tips for Doing More Meaningful Street Photography

While it takes time to master the technical skills needed to excel at street photography, I think the most difficult aspect of the genre is trying to …

5 Things That Often Get Overlooked In Your Photography Workflow

All photographers have their own way of doing things. The workflow differs, but it is essentially the same thing. But since we are all human, we …