Instantly Determine Everyone's True Feelings With This Text Tone Analyzer

TIME

Finally, there's a way to confirm if your friends are true friends without speaking to them in person. The web site Tone Analyzer uses linguistic analysis to determine the tone in texts and e-mails, reports The DeBrief. You simply type up the message from your e-mails or texts on Tone Analyzer, and the site will create a color-coded breakdown of how much joy, fear, anger or sadness that message contains. A quick test revealed that "sorry can't make it." You know, so you can see if your reader might take you for a cool, calm collected friend or your garden variety obnoxious jerk.


$550 dock turns a smartphone into a medical lab

Engadget

Smartphones can now be used as laboratory-grade medical testing devices thanks to new kit designed by the University of Illinois. The technology uses a high-performance spectrometer. First, a fluid sample is illuminated by the phone's internal white LED flash, then the light is collected in an optical fiber. The light is then guided through a diffraction grating into the phone's rear-facing camera, and a reading is provided on-screen. We've already seen innovation in HIV testing and fertility tracking, for example.


Watson Tone Analyzer: 7 new tones to help understand how your customers are feeling - Watson

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We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Tone Analyzer endpoint trained for Customer Engagement scenarios. The new endpoint was trained on customer support conversations on twitter, and the tones included are frustrated, sad, satisfied, excited, polite, impolite and sympathetic. Currently, the new endpoint is Beta functionality in the IBM Watson Tone Analyzer service. Given a textual conversation between a customer and an agent or company representative, the service detects the above mentioned tones both from the customer's and the agent's text. Why Did We Build the Tone Analyzer for Customer Engagement Endpoint?


Schwarzkopf's smart salon personalizes your hair care regimen

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As a woman whose long, thick hair has undergone several chemical treatments, I've always been concerned about the health and quality of my tresses. When I heard about Schwarzkopf Professional's new hair analyzer, I was naturally intrigued by its potential uses. The company is bringing its SalonLab Analyzer system to Schwarzkopf salons across the US and Europe in 2018, so you can get a better understanding of how damaged your hair is. Not only that, salons can also use the information learned to better cater their treatments to your needs, as well as create personalized shampoos on the spot. I went for a quick consultation at CES 2018, and am so far impressed by what it offers.