FACEBOOK AI

Facebook’s artificial intelligence (AI) research team has developed a tool that tricks the facial recognition system to wrongly identify a person in a video, the media reported. The “de-identification” system, which also works in live videos, uses machine learning to change key facial features of a subject in a video, according to a report in VentureBeat on Friday. “Face recognition can lead to loss of privacy and face replacement technology may be misused to create misleading videos,” reads a paper explaining the company’s approach, as cited by VentureBeat. This de-identification technology earlier worked mostly for still images. I’m going to say it … Continue reading FACEBOOK AI

BEST EVER NOKIAS?

Microsoft may be pulling the Nokia brand from Australia, but the glorious company will leave an indelible legacy. Here’s but a glimpse at ten just examples.  10. Nokia 7210 (2002)  Colour had finally come to the Nokia mobile with the 7210. Nokia took advantage of the 1.5in, 128×128 resolution screen with an important accessory: an attachable camera.  These two traits made the 7210 worthwhile as the phone was crippled by an uncomfortably keypad. 9. Nokia N91 (2005)  The N91 may be the ugliest phone ever manufactured by Nokia. The phone towered over alternatives and the screen was hideously bulbous in design. Stainless … Continue reading BEST EVER NOKIAS?

LAPTOPS: BEST PICKS

There’s never been so much choice when it comes to buying a laptop, which is great news for us – but it also means that there are more machines to sift through before you find your perfect portable. Even if you’re a tech enthusiast, that still means a time-consuming search as you sort through dozens of potential purchases. That’s not ideal – which is why we’ve picked out the best laptops in every key category. Coming up in the next few months, we’re expecting to see a Google Pixelbook 2 and a 16-inch MacBook Pro. Here’s the best of what … Continue reading LAPTOPS: BEST PICKS

NEW IPHONE FEATURES

With iOS 13, Apple is back at it with a number of brand new features that should drastically improve the overall user experience for iPhone and users alike. And seeing as it’s been a while since Apple first introduced iOS 13 at WWDC, we’ve compiled a list of the best features Apple managed to pack into iOS 13. Dark Mode First and foremost, we have to start with Dark Mode given that it’s a feature that users have been demanding for years. With iOS 13, a system-wide Dark Mode option is finally here. As you might expect, the feature can … Continue reading NEW IPHONE FEATURES

GARMENT STEAMERS

What is the difference between an iron and clothes steamer? Similar to an iron, water is placed in a capsule and heats up but where they differ is in the application and result – steamers don’t make direct contact with clothes, thus preserving high quality fabrics and achieving a crease-free look on even the most difficult-to-reach spots. As they work more quickly than irons, you’ll also save time and energy and their portability means you can take them anywhere. Pro tips for a wrinkle-free wardrobe 1. After you have allowed your steamer to fully heat up, test it on a … Continue reading GARMENT STEAMERS

APPLE WATCH 5

Apple’s next-generation smartwatch is reportedly launching in the fall and will retain its OLED displays, with Japan Display tipped to be the supplier. The Apple Watch Series 5 will be unveiled next month, MacRumors said Friday, citing a research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The previous Apple Watch Series 4 was unveiled almost a year ago, with the next smartwatch also expected to be announced during Apple’s traditional September event, where the company launches its new swathe of iPhones. According to MacRumors, Kuo also predicted that Korean tech giant LG will supply more OLED displays for future iPhones and said Chinese manufacturer BOE could get involved in supplying screens too. … Continue reading APPLE WATCH 5