According to USA Today the 360fly camera which debuted at CES2016 is the size of a little ball, has one lens and a rich 4K image sensor inside, to take spherical view videos of the world, without complicated editing after the shoot.
And from the the 360fly.com website, 360fly captures your life in immersive, interactive 360° video that can be shared instantly on social media and relived fully in virtual reality via our mobile and desktop apps.
A new year to learn new things! Mind the Dunning–Kruger effect.
Setting goals for 2016, do you feel you have a lot to learn? Sometimes I feel like there's still so much to learn, versus how little I actually know. So for those of you who feel like there's more to learn than you can keep up with, this is something interesting I happened upon.
"The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which relatively unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than it really is. The bias was first experimentally observed by David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University in 1999. Dunning and Kruger attributed this bias to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their own ineptitude and evaluate their own ability accurately. Their research also suggests corollaries: highly skilled individuals may underestimate their relative competence, they may erroneously assume that tasks which are easy for them are also easy for others." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect #goalsetting #ns
Not sure I can decide which. Though I can see this concept becoming pretty useful at least a few more versions down the line. Developing a more flexible neck for starters, would definitely take some of the awk... out of awkward.
Nadine the social robot takes you straight to 'Uncanny Valley'
The two women in the image above might resemble each other, but looking more closely at the one in black might make you feel a bit uncomfortable. That's because she's a humanoid robot named Nadine, made in the likeness of creator Professor Nadia Thalmann from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). Nadine is loaded with intelligent "assistant" software similar to Siri and Cortana, with her own moods and emotions. She can also remember the people she'd met before and the contents of their conversation.
The coming together of smartphones, sensors, GPS, Bluetooth and other technologies that enable mobile interconnectivity has moved us closer than ever to a reality of ubiquitous interconnectivity.
In the beginning of the year, Intel’s Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) unveiled a preview of IoTivity, an open-source software framework designed to provide connectivity for IoT devices. The Online Trust Alliance followed suit with the release of its Internet of Things Trust Framework in August, designed to address security.
IBM made efforts to help developers create IoT solutions in July when it released its developerWorks Recipe site, which provided templates and tutorials for building IoT apps and the intelligent logic behind the devices. Salesforce entered the IoT market in September with the announcement of its IoT Cloud, which allows developers to push their IoT device data into the cloud. Verizon turned its focus to the Internet of Things in October with a global strategy designed to make developing IoT solutions easier. The strategy included the launch of ThingSpace: an IoT platform for developers, a new dedicated network core and connectivity options, and three new end-to-end smart cities solutions...
Google+ now features a list of all your actions including posts, comments, +1s, votes, blocks, and much more. You can access your Activity Log on Android, iOS, and the Web from the Settings menu.
Filter the list to find recent comments or other actions you've made (I personally find this very useful when I want to re-find conversations I've participated in) or easily remove any action you've taken on Google+ using the X on each list item.
As usual, you can tell us what you think about this new feature using the Send Feedback menu item. Thanks~
I still think the 360fly looks cooler, but with Nikon behind the just debuted KeyMission 360, I'm guessing a lot of people will take notice.
Here's something to put next to your Keurig, that brews from your choice of dozens of online receipes and takes about 2 hours. Release expected in May with PicoBrew taking pre-orders at $599.
- Brews 5-liter mini-kegs of beer at a time
- Uses PicoPak pre-packaged ingredient packs
- Customize each beer to your taste
- Brews in about 2 hours
- Wi-fi connected for automatic recipe download and brew-tracking
At $449 Somabar's robotic home bartender from which you can choose from 300 preprogrammed recipes (according to The Verge), looks like another fun toy to have in the kitchen.
This is quite an excellent rundown on many of the IoT (Internet of Things) innovations we can expect to be featured at the upcoming CES (International Consumer Electronics Show) next week, as well as ideas that are expected to continue gaining in popularity this year.
#IoT #CES2016 #Technology
I thought this was a pretty good idea and interesting study in this article. By temporarily suspending intake of certain less than healthy indulgences we might frequently enjoy (coffee or sweets, to name a few more), I have observed longer term consumption is usually reduced, because this seems to acts as a type of recalibration of our endorphins (or tolerance levels), after which a healthier moderation tends to follow.
This interesting case shows how legal jurisdiction for some Internet business cases can become fairly complex, and it's pretty cool how Aktarer Zaman came up with this site idea to find "hidden city" tickets.
Aktarer Zaman, now 23, didn’t back down when United Airlines and Orbitz sued him a little over a year ago for opening a website called Skiplagged.com to help travelers find cheap plane tickets.
skiplagged.com helps travelers find cheap tickets through a strategy called “hidden city” ticketing.
The idea is that you buy an airline ticket that has a layover at your actual destination.
Say you want to fly from New York to San Francisco. You book a flight from New York to Portland with a layover in San Francisco and get off there, without bothering to take the last leg of the flight. Sometimes, that can save you money. Flying this way isn’t always cheapest, but it often is.
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