Papago GoSafe S810 dash cam review: It nails video, but lacks battery and integrated GPS


The Papago GoSafe S810 camera duo has more "safety" features than you can shake a stick at, including one I'd never even considered--stop sign recognition. It recognizes stop signs and pops the digital equivalent up on its display. Kind of fun, but as I'm wont to say: If you need this stuff, call a cab or wait for self-driving vehicles. Admonishment aside, the $170 S810 is more than just fancy features. It takes very, very good day and night video, and the rear camera, unlike some we've seen recently, actually captures enough detail to be useful.

Do robots dream of Prada? How artificial intelligence is reprogramming fashion


Who do you turn to when you can't decide what to wear? But soon, perhaps, it will be none of the above. Instead, you will try on an outfit, turn to a wall-mounted, five megapixel camera with front lighting and dual-antennae wifi connectivity, ask, "Alexa, how do I look?" and within a few seconds the 1.6 watt speaker will deliver the data-driven, empirically-founded assessment. The Echo Look is Amazon's first "style assistant", recently rolled out across the US after an invite-only soft launch. No UK launch date is set, but the technology – which analyses your outfit through a combination of algorithms and (human) "fashion specialists" – is set to revolutionise what technology means to style.

Thermal (Infrared) Drones Explained


Thermal Imaging sensors are commonly referred to terminology such as thermal camera, temperature camera, heat vision camera, infrared camera, thermal imaging sensor, heat signature camera, and even thermal heat vision sensor. In this post we will refer to this type of imaging as infrared or thermal imaging. Infrared energy is generated by the vibration of atoms and molecules. The higher the temperature of an object, the faster its molecules and atoms move. This movement is emitted as infrared radiation which our eyes cannot see but our skin can feel. Thermal imaging is the use of a special infrared camera sensors to illuminate a spectrum of light invisible to the naked eye.

Intelligent Parachute Systems Can Save Drones That Fall From the Sky Digital Trends


Drone technology has advanced markedly in the last few years, with improved stability and handling making them easier than ever to fly. But whether through mechanical malfunction or sheer pilot incompetence, there will always be occasions when we're left watching helplessly as our crippled quadcopter plummets from the sky as if it was never meant to be up there in the first place. One solution is to stick a parachute on the drone that automatically activates when it detects problems. Such a system would not only save the drone from breaking into multiple pieces when it hits terra firma, but also reduce the risk of injury if the machine lands on someone's head on the way down. Among a growing number of such offerings is one from Austria-based Drone Rescue, which has been working on incorporating parachutes into drones for a while now.

Mystery of how a tiny dandelion seed can fly up to 500 miles is solved

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Tiny dandelion seeds have been known to waft up to 500 miles (800km) just using the power of the wind. Now scientists have found out their secret and say their super efficient mini parachutes could revolutionise designs for remote-controlled stealth drones. Never-before-seen air bubbles that surround the seeds on the yellow-flowered weed are believed to be the secret to one of'nature's best flyers'. Dandelion seeds are said to be four times more efficient than what is currently possible with man-made parachute designs. Tiny dandelion seeds have been known to waft up to 500 miles (800km) just using the power of the wind.

Boost your Instagram game with these selfie drones, most of which are on sale


If you're looking to up your selfie game, why not invest in some pocket-sized drones that can take awesome aerial photos of you and your friends? These three drones can help make your most memorable hangouts even more'grammable by shooting them from above like an action movie. The Flyington Selfie Drone is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but can flip, roll, and slice through the air like a Top Gun graduate. It takes real-time videos and photos that can be transmitted directly to your phone, which can also be used to fly using tilt controls and a companion app. There's even a one-button landing option, so you never need to worry about crashing this little guy.

Robotics expert talks future of artificial intelligence


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Artificial intelligence is automating Hollywood. Now, art can thrive.


The next time you sit down to watch a movie, the algorithm behind your streaming service might recommend a blockbuster that was written by AI, performed by robots, and animated and rendered by a deep learning algorithm. An AI algorithm may have even read the script and suggested the studio buy the rights. It's easy to think that technology like algorithms and robots will make the film industry go the way of the factory worker and the customer service rep, and argue that artistic filmmaking is in its death throes. For the film industry, the same narrative doesn't apply -- artificial intelligence seems to have enhanced Hollywood's creativity, not squelched it. It's true that some jobs and tasks are being rendered obsolete now that computers can do them better.

Is artificial intelligence the next bitcoin?


Today the new fuss in the technology world is about artificial intelligence and how it will change the world, and the wealth management business. First let's clear up some of the confusion around nomenclature. Artificial intelligence is the concept that machines think and process new ideas by themselves, like the sentient computer Hal in the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey." Machine learning is the process by which machines are coded to adapt their programming based on new data and data analytics; think self-driving cars and Google's targeted "smart" ads that intuit what you might be interested in based on the sites you've visited. While we are still quite far from AI and a machine making up its own mind, we can't ignore the impact that smart programs powered by machine learning are making on the world.

BBC's head of TV slams Netflix for using data-gathering robots

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Data-gathering robots are undermining Netflix's creative content. Currently, the US company relies on algorithms to suggest whether new programmes would be popular with subscribers. Netflix carefully curates the lists based on in-app ratings, viewer demographics and the viewing history of its estimated 130 million paying subscribers. The BBC still green-lights its shows based on creative instinct, an approach which Ms Moore insists is superior. 'So much of what's driving the rapid change in our industry is about technology, not creativity,' she said.