Tag Archives: People

Artificial intelligence senses people through walls

X-ray vision has long seemed like a far-fetched sci-fi fantasy, but over the last decade a team led by Professor Dina Katabi from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has continually gotten us closer to seeing through walls.

Their latest project, “RF-Pose,” uses artificial intelligence (AI) to teach wireless devices to sense people’s postures and movement, even from the other side of a wall.

The researchers use a neural network to analyze radio signals that bounce off people’s bodies, and can then create a dynamic stick figure that walks, stops, sits, and moves its limbs as the person performs those actions.

MIT News – Electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) – Computer science and technology

iOS 12 introduces Group Facetime with support for 32 people simultaneously

As expected, Apple launched iOS 12 at the ongoing WWDC 2018 in California. The main highlight of the iOS 12 is the integration of group facetime with support for 32 people simultaneously. Moreover, the video becomes larger when they talk but become smaller when they are idle during a group chat. The advantage of this technique is that you will be able to keep track of the conversation.

It is possible to activate Group FaceTime directly from a group thread in Messages. In addition to group facetime with 32 people, the iOS 12 also brings in LIVE Memoji. The iOS 12 ships with a wide range of effects for Animoji and Memoji during the course of a video chat.NetAns

Police Are More Likely to Arrest You at a Protest Where People Actually Give a Shit, Study Finds

A new study from the University of Southern California (USC) suggests that there is a correlation between an increase in violence at protests and tweets with “moral content” concerning what the protest is about—like, say, police violence. But dig a bit deeper, and you’ll find that the study’s implications are more…

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Gizmodo

Why people are buying cartoon cats on the blockchain

Every time you send something on the internet, it’s a copy. But using new technology, can we make digital goods that are… rare? That’s the question behind CryptoKitties, a new game to buy, breed, and sell digital cats on the blockchain. These cats are more similar to real-world collectibles like beanie babies or baseball cards than they are to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum. In just the last few months, a whole community of third party sites and services has formed around CryptoKitties. And fans have spent more than $ 23 million playing along. All of this is made possible by …
HIGH T3CH

Airbnb launches new Travel Stories feature which lets people show off videos

As “stories” feature has been a success for most of the top social sites and here now it has infiltrated yet another app: Airbnb. The company quietly launched a new feature called Travel Stories that allows guests to create and upload video sequences in order to show off highlights from their trip, as spotted by TechCrunch. In an […]

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People are outraged by this school shooter game for all the wrong reasons


Acid, a Russian independent game developer that publishes titles on Steam, is set to release Active Shooter, an FPS that simulates a school shooting incident. It allows you to play as the shooter or a SWAT team member tasked with neutralizing the perpetrator. It’s not the first game to attempt to tackle this difficult topic, and yet it’s drawn ire from the Steam community, as well as a UK-based nonprofit. But they’re asking the wrong questions about it. “Why would anybody think it’s a good idea to market something violent like that, and be completely…
The Next Web

Bill Gates shows how the flu could kill more than 30 million people

Two of the biggest names in tech have joined forces to help bring an end to the flu. Bill Gates and Larry Page pledged $ 12 million to researchers working to develop a universal vaccine for the flu. In order to demonstrate the dangers of the virus, Gates has released a simulation of the virus’ effects.

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Emerging Tech – Digital Trends

Total built by Hike tipped to bring the next billion people onto data

Hike has launched a light-weight variant of the Total, which is a refined version of Android exclusively developed with the next billion people in mind. According to company sources, Total is a radical way to bring the next billion people onto Data with trending technologies.

With Total, you can access essential services such as Messaging, News, Recharge and more even without an active data connection. If you would like to work with data, you can do so with the help of the packs at as low as Re 1.

Total is developed around four key elements to provide a seamless experience. It provides a single login via the mobile number for all of the services suc…
NetAns

How Facebook Groups are being exploited to spread misinformation, plan harassment, and radicalize people as group recommendations often surface trolling efforts (Craig Silverman/BuzzFeed)

Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
How Facebook Groups are being exploited to spread misinformation, plan harassment, and radicalize people as group recommendations often surface trolling efforts  —  Mark Zuckerberg wants to get a billion people in “meaningful” Facebook groups.  But to get there he’ll have to battle the spammers …


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There’s An Online Harassment Campaign Underway Against People Advocating For Diversity In Comics

An online harassment campaign and culture war called #Comicsgate is underway against people pushing to diversify the comic book industry, with trolls and their influential enablers targeting those calling for increased representation for women, different races, and the LGBT community.

Several comics superfans and creators are calling it a dark evolution of the Gamergate controversy that targeted women participating in video game culture with abuse.

Comicsgate trolls use racist, sexist, and sometimes threatening language to intimidate people they call “SJWs” — or “social justice warriors,” essentially anyone they believe is advo…
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