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Carlos Edelstein 2016-05-18
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The prism will provide cheaper solar cells.

Say goodbye to ordinary street lights: Now cement is mixed with fluorescent plastic - which in turn recharged by sunlight.

University of San Nicolas Hidalgo in Mexico are behind the technology that you can read in the Huffington Post Tech.

Check out Google's gigapixel camera that captures every minimal detail of famous artists.

Some museums get the camera free, notifies Google.

Now is smart technology that alerts when the tampon needs to be changed, writes Mashable.

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Raymond Maxwell 2016-05-18
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The prism will provide cheaper solar cells.

Say goodbye to ordinary street lights: Now cement is mixed with fluorescent plastic - which in turn recharged by sunlight.

University of San Nicolas Hidalgo in Mexico are behind the technology that you can read in the Huffington Post Tech.

Check out Google's gigapixel camera that captures every minimal detail of famous artists.

Some museums get the camera free, notifies Google.

Now is smart technology that alerts when the tampon needs to be changed, writes Mashable.

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Dana Millard 2018-10-09
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In person, at least to my eyes, Home Hub seems almost comically small; it measures just 7 inches across (7.02 x 4.55 x 2.65 inches) and weighs 480 grams.

Suffice it to say that the comparisons Diya Jolly, the Google exec heading Home and Nest products, drew to photo frames during this morning’s presentation were apt.

Adjust the screen’s profile to match ambient lighting conditions and the color of a room, for one.

And from the looks of it, the Home Hub software team cleared that bar.

A redesigned Google Photos experience on Home Hub uses AI to pair photos together people based on “something they share in common” (Google calls it Live Albums), and automatically curates highlights from the past three months — taking care, of course, to avoid blurry and poorly lit pics.

Home View is a bright, touch-friendly, scrollable menu of smart devices you’ve configured to work with Google Home, with contextually relevant submenus for lights, deadbolts, and other device categories.

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Post classified Ads for Free Online Site in India- Locallyads Publish your online classified ads free of cost.

Locallyads India offers an unlimited classified ad posting which includes electronics, cars, bikes, cycles, laptops, fashion accessories, sports equipment, digital camera  Free classifieds ADs|Buy and sell electronics, cars, Bikes, cycles, laptops fashion attire, collectibles, sports equipment, digital cameras, phones, mobiles, baby items, coupons, and everything else on locallyads.com, the world's online marketplace at the sell and buy something today.Post free classifieds in LocallyAds.

You can buy, sell, find anything faster and easier anywhere in Local - Real Estate, Automobiles, Jobs, Services, Travels, Computers, Mobiles, Electronics, Furnitures many moreFree classifieds ADs| the world’s online marketplace at the sell and buy something today.

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Henry Lawrence 2017-09-05
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Researchers from the University of Tokyo have turned the human body into a controller for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.

Dubbed e-skin, the connected shirt enables camera-free motion capture and tracking.

“Our vision was to revolutionize the apparel industry by creating printed circuit fabric,” James Eakin, chief marketing officer for Xenoma, the company behind e-skin, told Digital Trends.

“E-skin apparel demonstrates the ability to create an array of sensors and electronics integrated into traditional textile materials which have broad implications for gaming, fitness, wellness, and industrial applications.”

The wireless shirt, which is on display at IFA 2017 in Berlin, allows wearers to move freely, stretch, and perform tasks like running and swinging.

The shirt’s 14 strategically placed sensors — in areas like the shoulder, thorax, elbows, and wrist — allow it to pick up signals from these movements and translate them into actions in a connected program.

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Antonio Barron 2018-10-23
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I heard the question from at least five different Amazon executives last month in Seattle, when the online megaretailer introduced us to about a dozen new Alexa gadgets.

I didn't see a new, breakout hit like I saw when Amazon first compressed Alexa down into a Dot-sized speaker that cost just $50.

-- different Alexa speakers, gadgets and accessories to date, and that isn't even counting all of the Alexa-equipped Fire tablets and Fire TV streamers, nor does it take into account the glut of third-party Alexa devices not made by Amazon.

With just four speakers in its catalog, Google's 24 percent remains in a distant second place.

That 24 percent figure represents a swift uptick for Google, which is still relatively new to the smart speaker game having only released its own $50 smart speaker, the Home Mini, one year ago.

And, unlike the fuzzy-at-best focus of Alexa's all-over-the-place strategy, Google's lineup of devices -- which now features an attractive, camera-free smart display called the Home Hub -- seems to be zeroing in on what consumers actually want.

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Robert Sanchez 2018-10-27
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I heard the question from at least five different Amazon executives last month in Seattle, when the online megaretailer introduced us to about a dozen new Alexa gadgets.

I didn't see a new, breakout hit like I saw when Amazon first compressed Alexa down into a Dot-sized speaker that cost just $50.

-- different Alexa speakers, gadgets and accessories to date, and that isn't even counting all of the Alexa-equipped Fire tablets and Fire TV streamers, nor does it take into account the glut of third-party Alexa devices not made by Amazon.

With just four speakers in its catalog, Google's 24 percent remains in a distant second place.

That 24 percent figure represents a swift uptick for Google, which is still relatively new to the smart speaker game having only released its own $50 smart speaker, the Home Mini, one year ago.

And, unlike the fuzzy-at-best focus of Alexa's all-over-the-place strategy, Google's lineup of devices -- which now features an attractive, camera-free smart display called the Home Hub -- seems to be zeroing in on what consumers actually want.

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Johnny Ament 2016-05-25
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The Z Cam E1 claims to be the world s smallest Micro Four Thirds MFT interchangeable lens camera, and we haven t seen anything else that disputes it.

That means the Z Cam E1 captures better video in low light, and offers a much greater dynamic range.

But like the GoPro, 4K video at 30 frames per second is limited to 60Mbps, and unfortunately it shows.

Compare the video to a similarly priced 4K MFT camera, such as the Panasonic Lumix G7 which records 4K video at 100Mbps , and the E1 just looks muddier and lacks color space.

It is well-suited as a versatile B camera where you could snap away time-lapses, film in tight spaces, or capture continuous footage of a subject while keeping your primary camera free for your main shots.

And while the larger sensor and interchangeable lens mount on the E1 surpass the video quality you ll get with a GoPro, the E1 s 60Mbps data rate for 4K limits the quality of footage you would otherwise get with similarly priced albeit larger Panasonic.

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David Reilly 2021-06-28
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Many of us have gotten used to filling our calendars with Zoom meetings. It might be time to switch things up. 

Since the pandemic hit, videoconferencing has become the de facto way many of us interact with each other online for work. There’s a prevailing assumption in many workplaces that our co-workers need to see our face for us to connect and listen to each other best.

But not so fast. This meeting philosophy is up against a growing body of newer research that finds video meetings are actually less effective than voice-only calls for group discussions. Here’s what you need to know. 

Why face-to-face meetings are not always best for getting problems solved

In a March PLoS One study, researchers from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara, got 99 pairs of individuals from a university to complete six tasks around generating, deciding, and executing ideas, with and without access to video to each other. Across each test, the researchers found that video access had no impact on group intelligence, which they defined as “the ability of a group to solve a wide range of problems.”

The researchers concluded that their findings call into question the necessity of video.

The researchers found that we actually rely more on audio cues than visual cues when it comes to moving a conversation forward productively. Video compromised the ability for study participants to pick up on tone and rhythm of speech. The pairs who were using video and audio had more lopsided contributions to conversation, while pairs who had only audio were better at speaking in turn and contributing equally to conversations. The researchers concluded that their findings call into question the necessity of video.

“Limited access to video may promote better communication and social interaction during collaborative problem solving, as there are fewer stimuli to distract collaborators,” the study states. 

You’ve likely experienced this in a Zoom meeting where one colleague is steamrolling over everyone else, unaware that they are dominating the conversation. But when you can only rely on a voice for communication, the silence on the other side can be more noticeable, and you are more likely to not talk over each other, and wait to hear each other’s thoughts.

This research aligns with a separate 2017 study that found participants could more accurately guess their conversation partner’s emotions when the discussion was voice-only. This finding underscores that vocal cues are more critical to helping us understand emotions than facial cues. 

In his Twitter analysis of both studies, organisational psychologist Adam Grant said his takeaway is that we’re better at reading emotions and are more in sync in voice-only calls. “The most underused tech of 2021: phones,” he said. “Not every meeting needs to have cameras on.” 

Try out a voice-only call day at work

Beyond the communication advantages, keeping your camera off also has advantages for wellbeing. The “Zoom fatigue” of being stuck behind a camera all day is a well-known phenomenon by this point.

As a result, accounting firm KPMG recently designated Fridays as “camera free” days for work meetings. By committing to voice-only meetings every Friday, the firm hopes to provide a more relaxed transition into the weekend and to reduce the stress of constantly being tied to a desk to appear on camera.

“I’ve found it to be a great way to clear my head and even get a new perspective on things. The new enhancement gives our people the opportunity to step away from their desk and do walking meetings or meetings on the move,” Darren Burton, chief human resources officer for KPMG, told HuffPost. He said early feedback to the new policy has been very positive, and he expects the policy to continue to some degree.

Voice-only meetings can be a win-win for employees who get a break from being on camera, and for employers who get more attentive meeting participants. It goes to show: Companies don’t have to stick to the same old way of doing work meetings on a Zoom video call just because it’s how they have always done it. Sometimes, less technology comes with more benefits. Maybe your team’s next videoconference can just be a phone call. 

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Carlos Edelstein 2016-05-18
img

The prism will provide cheaper solar cells.

Say goodbye to ordinary street lights: Now cement is mixed with fluorescent plastic - which in turn recharged by sunlight.

University of San Nicolas Hidalgo in Mexico are behind the technology that you can read in the Huffington Post Tech.

Check out Google's gigapixel camera that captures every minimal detail of famous artists.

Some museums get the camera free, notifies Google.

Now is smart technology that alerts when the tampon needs to be changed, writes Mashable.

Dana Millard 2018-10-09
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In person, at least to my eyes, Home Hub seems almost comically small; it measures just 7 inches across (7.02 x 4.55 x 2.65 inches) and weighs 480 grams.

Suffice it to say that the comparisons Diya Jolly, the Google exec heading Home and Nest products, drew to photo frames during this morning’s presentation were apt.

Adjust the screen’s profile to match ambient lighting conditions and the color of a room, for one.

And from the looks of it, the Home Hub software team cleared that bar.

A redesigned Google Photos experience on Home Hub uses AI to pair photos together people based on “something they share in common” (Google calls it Live Albums), and automatically curates highlights from the past three months — taking care, of course, to avoid blurry and poorly lit pics.

Home View is a bright, touch-friendly, scrollable menu of smart devices you’ve configured to work with Google Home, with contextually relevant submenus for lights, deadbolts, and other device categories.

Henry Lawrence 2017-09-05
img

Researchers from the University of Tokyo have turned the human body into a controller for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.

Dubbed e-skin, the connected shirt enables camera-free motion capture and tracking.

“Our vision was to revolutionize the apparel industry by creating printed circuit fabric,” James Eakin, chief marketing officer for Xenoma, the company behind e-skin, told Digital Trends.

“E-skin apparel demonstrates the ability to create an array of sensors and electronics integrated into traditional textile materials which have broad implications for gaming, fitness, wellness, and industrial applications.”

The wireless shirt, which is on display at IFA 2017 in Berlin, allows wearers to move freely, stretch, and perform tasks like running and swinging.

The shirt’s 14 strategically placed sensors — in areas like the shoulder, thorax, elbows, and wrist — allow it to pick up signals from these movements and translate them into actions in a connected program.

Robert Sanchez 2018-10-27
img

I heard the question from at least five different Amazon executives last month in Seattle, when the online megaretailer introduced us to about a dozen new Alexa gadgets.

I didn't see a new, breakout hit like I saw when Amazon first compressed Alexa down into a Dot-sized speaker that cost just $50.

-- different Alexa speakers, gadgets and accessories to date, and that isn't even counting all of the Alexa-equipped Fire tablets and Fire TV streamers, nor does it take into account the glut of third-party Alexa devices not made by Amazon.

With just four speakers in its catalog, Google's 24 percent remains in a distant second place.

That 24 percent figure represents a swift uptick for Google, which is still relatively new to the smart speaker game having only released its own $50 smart speaker, the Home Mini, one year ago.

And, unlike the fuzzy-at-best focus of Alexa's all-over-the-place strategy, Google's lineup of devices -- which now features an attractive, camera-free smart display called the Home Hub -- seems to be zeroing in on what consumers actually want.

David Reilly 2021-06-28
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Many of us have gotten used to filling our calendars with Zoom meetings. It might be time to switch things up. 

Since the pandemic hit, videoconferencing has become the de facto way many of us interact with each other online for work. There’s a prevailing assumption in many workplaces that our co-workers need to see our face for us to connect and listen to each other best.

But not so fast. This meeting philosophy is up against a growing body of newer research that finds video meetings are actually less effective than voice-only calls for group discussions. Here’s what you need to know. 

Why face-to-face meetings are not always best for getting problems solved

In a March PLoS One study, researchers from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and the Department of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara, got 99 pairs of individuals from a university to complete six tasks around generating, deciding, and executing ideas, with and without access to video to each other. Across each test, the researchers found that video access had no impact on group intelligence, which they defined as “the ability of a group to solve a wide range of problems.”

The researchers concluded that their findings call into question the necessity of video.

The researchers found that we actually rely more on audio cues than visual cues when it comes to moving a conversation forward productively. Video compromised the ability for study participants to pick up on tone and rhythm of speech. The pairs who were using video and audio had more lopsided contributions to conversation, while pairs who had only audio were better at speaking in turn and contributing equally to conversations. The researchers concluded that their findings call into question the necessity of video.

“Limited access to video may promote better communication and social interaction during collaborative problem solving, as there are fewer stimuli to distract collaborators,” the study states. 

You’ve likely experienced this in a Zoom meeting where one colleague is steamrolling over everyone else, unaware that they are dominating the conversation. But when you can only rely on a voice for communication, the silence on the other side can be more noticeable, and you are more likely to not talk over each other, and wait to hear each other’s thoughts.

This research aligns with a separate 2017 study that found participants could more accurately guess their conversation partner’s emotions when the discussion was voice-only. This finding underscores that vocal cues are more critical to helping us understand emotions than facial cues. 

In his Twitter analysis of both studies, organisational psychologist Adam Grant said his takeaway is that we’re better at reading emotions and are more in sync in voice-only calls. “The most underused tech of 2021: phones,” he said. “Not every meeting needs to have cameras on.” 

Try out a voice-only call day at work

Beyond the communication advantages, keeping your camera off also has advantages for wellbeing. The “Zoom fatigue” of being stuck behind a camera all day is a well-known phenomenon by this point.

As a result, accounting firm KPMG recently designated Fridays as “camera free” days for work meetings. By committing to voice-only meetings every Friday, the firm hopes to provide a more relaxed transition into the weekend and to reduce the stress of constantly being tied to a desk to appear on camera.

“I’ve found it to be a great way to clear my head and even get a new perspective on things. The new enhancement gives our people the opportunity to step away from their desk and do walking meetings or meetings on the move,” Darren Burton, chief human resources officer for KPMG, told HuffPost. He said early feedback to the new policy has been very positive, and he expects the policy to continue to some degree.

Voice-only meetings can be a win-win for employees who get a break from being on camera, and for employers who get more attentive meeting participants. It goes to show: Companies don’t have to stick to the same old way of doing work meetings on a Zoom video call just because it’s how they have always done it. Sometimes, less technology comes with more benefits. Maybe your team’s next videoconference can just be a phone call. 

Raymond Maxwell 2016-05-18
img

The prism will provide cheaper solar cells.

Say goodbye to ordinary street lights: Now cement is mixed with fluorescent plastic - which in turn recharged by sunlight.

University of San Nicolas Hidalgo in Mexico are behind the technology that you can read in the Huffington Post Tech.

Check out Google's gigapixel camera that captures every minimal detail of famous artists.

Some museums get the camera free, notifies Google.

Now is smart technology that alerts when the tampon needs to be changed, writes Mashable.

locally adsin 2019-06-12

Post classified Ads for Free Online Site in India- Locallyads Publish your online classified ads free of cost.

Locallyads India offers an unlimited classified ad posting which includes electronics, cars, bikes, cycles, laptops, fashion accessories, sports equipment, digital camera  Free classifieds ADs|Buy and sell electronics, cars, Bikes, cycles, laptops fashion attire, collectibles, sports equipment, digital cameras, phones, mobiles, baby items, coupons, and everything else on locallyads.com, the world's online marketplace at the sell and buy something today.Post free classifieds in LocallyAds.

You can buy, sell, find anything faster and easier anywhere in Local - Real Estate, Automobiles, Jobs, Services, Travels, Computers, Mobiles, Electronics, Furnitures many moreFree classifieds ADs| the world’s online marketplace at the sell and buy something today.

Antonio Barron 2018-10-23
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I heard the question from at least five different Amazon executives last month in Seattle, when the online megaretailer introduced us to about a dozen new Alexa gadgets.

I didn't see a new, breakout hit like I saw when Amazon first compressed Alexa down into a Dot-sized speaker that cost just $50.

-- different Alexa speakers, gadgets and accessories to date, and that isn't even counting all of the Alexa-equipped Fire tablets and Fire TV streamers, nor does it take into account the glut of third-party Alexa devices not made by Amazon.

With just four speakers in its catalog, Google's 24 percent remains in a distant second place.

That 24 percent figure represents a swift uptick for Google, which is still relatively new to the smart speaker game having only released its own $50 smart speaker, the Home Mini, one year ago.

And, unlike the fuzzy-at-best focus of Alexa's all-over-the-place strategy, Google's lineup of devices -- which now features an attractive, camera-free smart display called the Home Hub -- seems to be zeroing in on what consumers actually want.

Johnny Ament 2016-05-25
img

The Z Cam E1 claims to be the world s smallest Micro Four Thirds MFT interchangeable lens camera, and we haven t seen anything else that disputes it.

That means the Z Cam E1 captures better video in low light, and offers a much greater dynamic range.

But like the GoPro, 4K video at 30 frames per second is limited to 60Mbps, and unfortunately it shows.

Compare the video to a similarly priced 4K MFT camera, such as the Panasonic Lumix G7 which records 4K video at 100Mbps , and the E1 just looks muddier and lacks color space.

It is well-suited as a versatile B camera where you could snap away time-lapses, film in tight spaces, or capture continuous footage of a subject while keeping your primary camera free for your main shots.

And while the larger sensor and interchangeable lens mount on the E1 surpass the video quality you ll get with a GoPro, the E1 s 60Mbps data rate for 4K limits the quality of footage you would otherwise get with similarly priced albeit larger Panasonic.