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Researchers train AI to identify people from their footsteps

Researchers train AI to identify people from their footsteps

9 hours ago   |   VentureBeat

You've probably heard of fingerprint scans, iris scans, and perhaps even eye gaze scans, but what about foostep-based biometrics? New research published on the preprint server...
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Pulsed engines provide high efficiency, output power, low fluctuations

Pulsed engines provide high efficiency, output power, low fluctuations

14 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Neither of these steam engines get close to the Carnot efficiency. Almost all of modern physics comes down to understanding steam engines. Yes, we have all sorts of...
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MonkeyMedia's BodyNav tools will reduce motion sickness in VR

MonkeyMedia's BodyNav tools will reduce motion sickness in VR

14 hours ago   |   VentureBeat   |   2 articles

MonkeyMedia aims to reduce motion sickness in virtual reality with BodyNav developer tools. You could call it an anti-barf tool. MonkeyMedia, the independent research lab in...
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After a decade of testing, propylene rocket fuel may be ready for prime time

After a decade of testing, propylene rocket fuel may be ready for prime time

15 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / In May, Vector launched a full-scale prototype of the Vector-R rocket. For a long time Rocket Propellant-1, or RP-1, reigned supreme as the fuel of choice for the...
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Mummy of paraplegic child shows how Peru's Nasca culture treated disability

Mummy of paraplegic child shows how Peru's Nasca culture treated disability

15 hours ago   |   Ars Technica

The Nasca Boy's remains are now on display in the National Museum of Ica, Peru. Most Peruvian mummies come bundled in cloth, with their legs folded up to their chests and...
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Augmented reality can foster empathy - and games can take advantage

Augmented reality can foster empathy - and games can take advantage

1 day ago   |   VentureBeat

GUEST: BUZZZZZ! THUMP. Down goes another tree in virtual reality. The sole witness of this was the participant in our VR study who used a remote control with haptic feedback to...
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TGS 2018: Hands-On with ‘Star Diffusion', a Top-Down Sci-Fi Survival Horror Game

1 day ago   |   Touch Arcade   |   10 articles

Horror and science-fiction go together like peanut butter and bananas, something that Hollywood has proven time and time again, and that the game industry proved with Dead...
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Google launches Android Studio 3.2 with App Bundle support, Energy Profiler, and Emulator Snapshots

Google launches Android Studio 3.2 with App Bundle support, Energy Profiler, and Emulator Snapshots

1 day ago   |   VentureBeat   |   7 articles

Google today launched Android Studio 3.2, the latest version of its integrated development environment , with over 20 new features, including a few related to Android Pie and...
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AI researchers can now identify people by eye movements

AI researchers can now identify people by eye movements

1 day ago   |   VentureBeat

Our eyes wander as we read text, and not just in the figurative sense - between a series of rapid motions called saccades, eyes remain still for just 200-300 milliseconds on...
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When supplies of drugs run low, drug prices mysteriously rise, data shows

When supplies of drugs run low, drug prices mysteriously rise, data shows

1 day ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / Not so honest drug pricing? When nearly 100 drugs became scarce between 2015 and 2016, their prices mysteriously increased more than twice as fast as their expected...
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Fujifilm GFX 50R Medium Format Camera Announced

Fujifilm GFX 50R Medium Format Camera Announced

A couple of years ago, Fujifilm announced and launched its first medium format camera in the form of the GFX 50S. Lately we have been hearing rumors that the company could have... Read more ...

Apple Music Converting Paying Customers 2.5 Faster Than Spotify

Apple Music Converting Paying Customers 2.5 Faster Than Spotify

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Report: Apple News traffic is growing for many publishers, but revenue...

Report: Apple News traffic is growing for many publishers, but revenue remains nonexistent

While Apple has been increasing its focus on Apple News recently , a new report from Slate dives into some of the struggles publishers still have with the platform. The report... Read more ...

Apple iPhone XS Max estimated production costs revealed

Apple iPhone XS Max estimated production costs revealed

At $1,099 for the base model and an eye-watering $1,499 for the range-topping 512GB variant, the iPhone XS Max is Apple's most expensive iPhone ever. And today, in new... Read more ...

Apple Watch Series 4 Spec Sheet Reveals Smaller Battery

Apple Watch Series 4 Spec Sheet Reveals Smaller Battery

Image credit - iFixit Unlike traditional timepieces, smartwatches typically require to be charged on a daily basis. We haven't really gotten to the point where we can wear our... Read more ...

Xbox keyboard and mouse support is close, but depends on devs

Xbox keyboard and mouse support is close, but depends on devs

Microsoft's Xbox One consoles should be getting support for keyboards and mice soon, according to a tweet from Mike Ybarra , corporate vice president of Xbox and Microsoft, and... Read more ...

Budget-friendly LG K30 lands at Boost Mobile for $150

Budget-friendly LG K30 lands at Boost Mobile for $150

T-Mobile and Amazon are already selling the LG K30 in the United States, so it's no surprise that Sprint has decided to offer the affordable smartphone through its prepaid... Read more ...

Apple Watch: How to turn off Haptic Crown

Apple Watch: How to turn off Haptic Crown

The Apple Watch Series 4 introduced a feature that gave you haptic feedback when scrolling on the crown. Whether it be scrolling down a list, or opening an app with the Digital... Read more ...

ARCore Update Adds Support For More Devices, Including OnePlus 6T

ARCore Update Adds Support For More Devices, Including OnePlus 6T

In short: A teardown of the latest version of the ARCore by Google app has revealed a number of new devices that look likely to be next in line to gain ARCore support... Read more ...

Future update will allow Android 9 users to quietly raise a phone's ringtone...

Future update will allow Android 9 users to quietly raise a phone's ringtone volume

A change made to the OS in Android 9 Pie, while not widely known, makes raising the ringtone volume a noisy affair. Previously, the default setting for the volume controls on... Read more ...