Computers that simply do the sames things faster and faster are becoming boring. Been there, done that. But a device that can detect and interpret your emotions? Or intelligently organize a meeting, knowing that one of the participants is jogging at the time? That’s a more interesting proposition. Intel, perhaps surprisingly, is working on both. At the Intel Developer Forum this week, the chip giant has serious business on tap...
Infinity Optics Solutions recently introduced a method that achieves a significantly increased depth-of-field without using unreliable auto-focus techniques. The method uses an unconventional single lens optics and matching computer algorithms to generate a highly reliable increased depth-of-field, all with greater ease and accuracy. “We have managed to squeeze all that in a form factor that fits most consumer portable devices including wearables and yet delivers the same user experience
Packing Peanuts Could Be Used to Power Batteries of the Future - Using the packing peanuts, which are made of polystyrene or starch-based substances, the researchers have been learning to manufacture carbon-nanoparticle and microsheet anodes, which can be used to build batteries, the article reported.
"...if digital files are identical and can be infinitely replicated, how can they still be worth anything? A clever answer has recently come from one electronic music ensemble: Make music that generates differently every time it’s downloaded."