The social network Facebook has created its first “physical” gadget.
Novelty is a home-built content management hub and a display for the video Portal. The device can not record video, the tracking function is built-in only for the correct frame construction, and the voice requests are handled by the device itself, not the social networking servers. So, such a device, according to representatives of the company, is absolutely safe. The microphones and the camera can be easily turned off, and if the user does not trust the disconnect button, then lock the lens with a special rubber hood.
The device comes in two variants that differ in screen size: Portal with a 10.1-inch horizontal display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels (priced at $ 199) and Portal + with a 15.6-inch rotary display and a Full HD resolution of $ 349).
Some people are obliged to monitor how much UV they receive on a daily basis, given their specifics of the skin and the body. For this purpose, the development team from the Australian Technical University created an accessory that shows the degree of absorbed ultraviolet light.
The pulp is printed on a 3D printer using a special phosphomolybdic acid.
The bracelet functions as follows – while on hand, it monitors the level of ultraviolet that it absorbs. Four smiling emoticons on it denote the degree of acceptance of the maximum level of ultraviolet radiation – 25, 50, 75 and 100% respectively.
Excessive amounts of ultraviolet radiation can lead to a person’s increased risk of skin cancer, burns and other unpleasant thing.
In New York appeared special apartment for a photo in Instagram, it can be rented only for photo sessions, not for life.
Penthouse with an area of 223 square meters is located in the historic Soho area of Manhattan. The apartment has high wooden ceilings and access to the roof, white walls and a pink sofa. The library is complete with books, but the main attention is paid not to the content, but to the appearance.
Authors of the idea say that many Instagram celebrities are forced to order hotel rooms to make photos in good interiors, and some even use furniture stores for this purpose, so they’ve decided to create a space for good shots and “life-style home moments.”
In Kiev, Sofievska Borshchagovka village, the first McDonald’s fast food establishment in Ukraine was opened. It partially work on solar energy.
On the roof of the establishment were placed 100 solar panels, which will save about 25% of electricity in the sunny period of the year. The McDonald’s Hall is 400 square meters, designed for 69 visitors, and the summer terrace is for 170 visitors. It has self-service terminals and table maintenance.
“The first McDonald’s in Ukraine, which will partially work on solar energy, has begun its work. It is also the first network restaurant located on the territory of the KLO filling complex, – the press service of the company said.
The McDonald’s restaurants chain in Ukraine serves around 350,000 visitors every day. The staff has about 7,500 employees.
While the whole world is switching to 5G technology, Ukraine is introducing 4G, at the highest point of the Ukrainian Carpathians finally appeared 3G Internet.
At Hoverla, at an altitude of 2061 meters above sea level, launched a third-generation high-speed internet using alternative energy sources. To ensure uninterrupted communication, solar panels are used to supply power to the station.
From now tourists who conquer the highest point of Ukraine can share in the social networks with incredible Carpathian landscapes. Given the complexity of the relief of the Chornohora ridge and Mount Hoverla, specialists for the first time in Ukraine have used alternative energy sources.
Today, around 10 am there was a global failure of the social network – users could not go into the application.
Some users complain that they can not update the news feed, and another part writes that they can not log in to their account.
Problems with access to Instagram arose not only in Ukrainians, but also in the western part of the United States. Separately, inability to access has been documented in Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Japan.
At the moment, the service representatives did not comment on the failure.
Ukrainian users have long been accustomed to pirate content, but Ukrainian animationist Ruslan Belzyuk has created a legal base for Ukrainian music.
“For the past few years, I have been using Spotify and, having moved to Apple Music, I realized that I have not seen a single database of Ukrainian performers in streaming services. Services themselves do not offer anything more than random playlists, which are often added by representatives of other countries,” – Ruslan tells.
The Ukrainian playlist includes almost half a dozen singers, starting with such legends as “Aqua Vita”, and ending with contemporary singers “Panivalkova”. According to the author, the process of transition of Ukrainians to legal content is slow, but irreversible. And the list of songs increases every day.
Famous Chinese internet giant Alibaba introduced a robot, which is designed to work in hotels.
The robot moves on wheels and is based on artificial intelligence. The service will work according to the following scheme: guests of the hotel will be able to make some order with the “smart” columns of Tmall Genie located in the rooms. Upon receipt of the order, the robot with an aluminum case and a height of about one meter will take the necessary product (from the employee of the hotel service or from a special distribution system) and will deliver it.
Special sensors are installed in the robot, which will help it not to crash into the wall and generally to navigate the terrain. The maximum speed of a robot is one meter per second. The robot will also project on the floor in front of it pointers with the help of special lasers: pointers will tell people to which side the device moves.
Artificial intelligence will be able to predict which book will become the bestseller on Amazon only 15 days after its publication.
The development of the neural network, which analyzed the behavior of readers on the Goodreads platform, was attended by scientists from the Northwestern University, engineers from Microsoft’s research unit in India and the Indian Technological Institute in Kharagpur.
The developers analyzed the collective behavior of readers of Goodreads users, and then they studied the features of the books that became bestsellers.
After collecting data on bestsellers, the neural network was able to predict future hits by 88.72%, which is more by 16.4% than traditional methods.
The Shell company with the support of Microsoft developed a system to help avoid smoking in gas stations.
At the gas station will be installed surveillance cameras, which with artificial intelligence will record burning cigarettes and turn on the alarm system.
Every time a refueling cigarette is lit, built-in artificial intelligence takes a shot and loads it into a cloud where more reliable artificial intelligence determines whether anxiety should be signaled.
As The Next Web notes, “this is a sophisticated solution to a problem that should not exist.” Currently, the pilot program works on two Shell stations, in Singapore and in Thailand.
In Japan a zoo was opened without real animals. All inhabitants were created using 7D projection technology.
Visitors will be able to observe animals in free space, which maximally reproduces the natural habitat of animals. Animals themselves are visualized as highly as possible, it is almost impossible to distinguish them from real ones.
The idea of 7D is to allow the viewer to live through a unique experience of virtual reality interaction. The invention is a clear and vivid hologram that creates overrealistic images. 7D technology also includes smells, sounds, and even sensations.
Reddit user with nickname PropellerGuy, noticed that his seven-year-old son managed to circumvent the parental controls on the iPhone.
The child managed to bypass the limitations of the “Live Time” function, which allows parents to monitor the time that a child spends playing games. According to his father, his son, after the game time expired, removed the program, reinstalled it from the “Shopping” section of the App Store and continued to play without any restrictions.
The boy’s father began to pay attention to the fact that he spends much more time than he has to play, and after a few days he learned what the secret is.