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Two gadgets every pro drone pilot needs


Profession drone pilots needs to consider that they will be generating huge amounts of data in the form of photos and video. High quality images, along with 4K and even 5.4K video takes up a crazy amount of space, and if you don't plan for it right at the start, you're quickly going to get swamped by it. I've been a pro-am photographer for years and know just how quickly gigabytes can fill up, but even that didn't prepare me for getting into drone photography and videography. Must read: Why you need to urgently update all your iPhones, iPads, and Macs - NOW! There's are two aspects to handling the photos and video once they have been captured onto high-quality microSD cards (I only use SanDisk Pro or Extreme Pro cards from reputable suppliers -- cheap cards can't handle the data speeds needed for 4K and 5.4K, and fake cards are hugely unreliable). The first is ingesting the data off the cards, and the second is storage.

What's the future of mobile app development?


The mobile industry is constantly evolving -- what was a groundbreaking technology yesterday may be a forgotten thing of the past today. That's why you need to continuously observe the mobile market so that you don't miss the opportunity for business growth. But you can't just analyse what's trending right now, that would be too easy. The mobile app market is changing at break-neck speed, so if you want to reach a much wider audience, improve user retention and get more app downloads, you need to predict future trends. That's what I'm here to help with.

Apple bringing facial recognition from iPhone to Macs and more, rumour suggests

The Independent - Tech

Apple hopes to add its facial recognition technology to all of its larger products, according to a new rumour. Since it was released with the iPhone X in 2017, the Face ID sensor has come to most of Apple's devices. It has also made its way to some iPads, with the Pro models also getting the same sensors. But the rest of Apple's line-up is yet to benefit from Apple's facial recognition developments. Apple has brought its fingerprint sensor, known as TouchID, to some of its latest Macs – but that is the only biometric sensor that any of its computers have.

Qualcomm beefs up artificial intelligence team with purchase of Twenty Billion Neurons


Qualcomm said Monday that it recently acquired the assets of Twenty Billion Neurons, a Microsoft-backed artificial intelligence/computer vision startup that develops avatars that can see and interact with people in a human-like way. The San Diego mobile technology company declined to say how much it paid for TwentyBN, which has locations in Berlin and Toronto. But it is likely a relatively small deal. Qualcomm said the company has under 20 employees. It raised about $10 million in venture capital from M12 -- Microsoft's venture capital fund-- and others since it was founded in 2015 by Chief Executive Roland Memisevic. Memisevic was the co-head of MILA, a well-respected AI research institute in Montreal.


Communications of the ACM

We conducted experiments to verify the robustness of our calibration procedure based on polynomial fitting. We replicated the process by taking 250 randomly picked times from the learning set. Finally, we explore the frequencies of mean and SD error as shown in Figure 15. Overall, the highest frequencies of both SBP and DBP mean error falls between 4 and 5 mmHg, which satisfies AAMI standards. Similarly, the highest frequency of SD errors is less than 8 mmHg, which also qualifies the AAMI protocol. In addition, 9 out of 35 candidates proceed 10 times of data collection to calculate the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). Figure 16 shows the ICC result of each candidate. The average ICC of SBP and DBP are 0.8 and 0.76, respectively.

Hit the Road With These Travel-Planning Apps and Tricks


Making travel plans is tricky even in the best of times, but the pandemic and its lingering effects have made things even more complicated. Whether you're going halfway around the world or planning a trip much closer to home, your smartphone can be a huge help. You probably already use your phone to get you from A to B as quickly as possible, but Google Maps, Apple Maps, and other apps can do much more than this--they can put together a proper itinerary for your next excursion, storing longer lists of places that you want to tick off on your travels. Planning ahead means that time away from home--whether a vacation, business trip, or anything else--is much better organized and less stressful. You can make sure you visit everywhere you want to visit in the time you have available.

The Future of Enterprise Billing


The connectivity benefits of 5G are expected to make businesses more competitive and give consumers access to more information faster than ever before. Connected cars, smart communities, industrial IoT, healthcare, immersive education--they all will rely on unprecedented opportunities that 5G technology will create. The enterprise market opportunity is driving many telecoms operators' strategies for, and investments in, 5G. Companies are accelerating investment in core and emerging technologies such as cloud, internet of things, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning. IoT (Internet of Things), as an example, improving connectivity and data sharing between devices, enabling biometric based transactions; with blockchain, enabling use cases, trade transactions, remittances, payments and investments; and with deep learning and artificial intelligence, utilization of advanced algorithms for high personalization.

How To Do Keyword Recognition Using Simple Convolutional Network


With the rapid development of mobile devices, speech-related technology is booming like never before. Many service providers like Google offer the ability to search through the voice on the android platform. For android mobile phones, 'Ok Google' uses this functionality to search a particular keyword to initiate the voice-based commands. Keyword recognition refers to speech technology that recognizes the existence of a word or short phrase within a given stream of audio. It is synonymously referred to as keyword spotting.

Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Apps in the Market


When it comes to the mobile app industry, businesses of all sizes and specialisations confront strong competition. This position compels them to keep up with all developing digital developments in order to maintain their worth. Recognizing the huge influence of artificial intelligence on business, top firms such as Amazon, eBay, and Tinder make extensive use of AI in their applications to generate tailored mobile user experiences and improve profitability. Start-ups also raise more investment for AI integrations, propelling them to high marketability and competitiveness. Annually, more AI apps go viral, bringing greater exposure and revenues to their owners.

Technology Play at Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Express Computer


The global pandemic has created havoc around the world. But the world has to move on and the show must go on with all the precautions. Tokyo Olympics 2020 is finally happening in 2021, with a grand opening ceremony on this Friday, 23rd July. Under these circumstances, there are undoubtedly many thoughts and opinions surrounding the event. While actual sporting games are played at various arenas of Olympic stadiums, technology is playing a leading role, making Tokyo 2020 the most innovative Olympic Games in the history.