'Mirror's Edge Catalyst' review: The thrill of running through a futuristic city

The big thing about “Mirror’s Edge” is the ability to “free run” throughout the open-world city called Glass.

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A Future Without Work?

Periodically, a blatantly silly idea gains currency, spreading throughout society, and it has one of two effects: Either it scares the heck out of people, or they become enraptured with its seeming plausibility. Last week, The New York Times published a piece titled, “A Future Without Jobs?” I thought it fell into the silly category. There has been a great deal of speculation lately about dwindling job prospects as automation has replaced many blue-collar jobs and is now threatening white-collar jobs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83246.html?rss=1

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New Apple Campus 2 video shows installation of massive glass panels

Article Image A drone operator has published an aerial video captured throughout Apple’s Campus 2 construction site, showing extensive progress including the beginning of interior and exterior glazing installation and the ceiling covering what will be the company’s new on-site theater.

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Judge orders WhatsApp blocked throughout Brazil for 2 days

WhatsApp is blocked throughout Brazil following a judicial order requiring cell phone operators in the country to disable the messaging app for 48 hours.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/17/judge-orders-whatsapp-blocked-throughout-brazil-for-2-days.html

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Apple Music team working on fixes, improvements through end of 2015, says iTunes VP

Apple still has “a bit of homework to be done” throughout the rest of 2015 to improve Apple Music, including fixing problems with the service’s interface and handling of local iTunes libraries, an iTunes International VP said on Thursday.

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Forget ‘Deep Dream,’ Google’s ‘Deep Stereo’ Can Recreate the Real World

Google’s artificial neural network has run rampant throughout the internet in the last few weeks, turning demure Twitter photos into surrealistic nightmares and taking the already-hellish Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to a level only Hunter S. Thompson himself could have imagined.

But let us not forget: Google’s AI also serves practical means. Google engineers are using their layered artificial neural network, also called a deep network, to create unseen views from two or more images of a scene. They call it “Deep Stereo.” For example, if you have a photo from the left and right of a scene, the deep network will tell you what it looks like from anywhere the middle. Or if there are five photos of a room, the deep network can render unique views of what the room would look like from other angles, based on what it thinks should be there.

The network does this by figuring out the depth and color of each pixel of the images, and creates a 3D space using each input photo as a reference plane. Then, it works to fill in the gaps based on color and depth input from the original photos. At its current settings, the deep network can work on 96 planes of depth gathered from images.

Researchers initially trained the neural network to do this (much like they trained it to produce its own images) by running 100,000 sets of photos through the network and having it create unique views. The new images rendered had to be small, because according to the study, it takes 12 minutes to produce a tiny 512×512 pixel image, making the RAM required to process an entire image “prohibitively expensive.” The images used were “street scenes capture by a moving vehicle” which we can only assume is a Google Street View car, whose images as mentioned later on.

Researchers note that the two biggest drawbacks are the speed in which these images are processed, and that the network can only process 5 input images at a time—limiting resolution and accuracy.

Obvious application for this technique would be making Google’s Street View a more fluid experience, rather than having to jump from photo to photo taken by the car. However, if 512×512 pixel images are the current reasonable limit, and Google has pretty much imaged most of the driven world, we’re not expecting this feature to come any time soon.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/putting-googles-famously-trippy-deep-network-work

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Virtual doctors treat real patients at remote digital clinics

Telemedicine is improving the quality of health care coverage at remote medical clinics throughout the U.S., like the one at Jones Wheat Elementary in Bainbridge, Ga.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/06/virtual-doctors-treat-real-patients-at-remote-digital-clinics/

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Google to hold public debates about ‘right to be forgotten’ throughout Europe

Google will hold public debates about the “right to be forgotten” ruling throughout Europe this fall. Learn more here.The post Google to hold public debates about ‘right to be forgotten’ throughout Europe appeared first on Digital Trends.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/09/09/google-to-hold-public-debates-about-right-to-be-forgotten-throughout-europe/

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Wearable Tech's Steep Learning Curve

Google may be feared and secretly envied throughout tech circles for its industry-disruption track record, but in at least one respect, companies are grateful for Google’s propensity to plow the road. The Google Glass experiment has provided some very public lessons about what consumers are willing to accept in wearable tech and what they positively will not stand for — at least at this point in time. We now know, for example, that to wear Google Glass in a bar or social setting is to put oneself at risk.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80594.html?rss=1

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Apple retail store sales decline as consumers wait for new products

Sales throughout Apple’s vaunted retail empire have begun to decline as the company’s distribution network widens and the product line matures, according to a new report, though the outlets remain massively profitable and serve as a “magnet” for new Mac buyers.

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