Two months ago, YouTube hired 10,000 moderators to form what is known as the “Intelligence Desk”. It had one goal in mind – to find and tackle conspiracy and hoax videos before they become popular. However, the peacekeepers failed when they let a video, depicting the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting to be a conspiracy also deeming all the survivors “crisis actors”, become #1 in the Trending video section. This was a huge fail, but YouTube will not give up, as it plans to arm for the ongoing battle between conspiracy and truth with the power of… knowledge.
You don’t wanna mess with Shetland ponies.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first official visit to Scotland on Tuesday. They started their tour in Edinburgh, and were greeted at the castle by regimental mascot Cruachan IV — a tiny Shetland pony.
Cruachan clearly does not pander to royalty, as he gave Harry a warning nibble — presumably because he takes issue with the democratic implications of a non-elected head of state.
Jason Barnes has used robotic prosthetics before, but this is the first time he has been able to move each finger independently and even play the piano again.
Researchers at Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology developed the unique robotic arm using ultrasound sensors that allow amputees to control each prosthetic finger using muscles in their residual limbs. Read more…
So, we’ve all seen these “Shot on iPhone” pictures and videos, which Apple likes to endorse and put on its own website. But what we have here is, as far as we can tell, nothing but a fan project by photographer Harshit Vora, which is why it’s an interesting piece of media.
So, Mr. Vora visited Yellowstone earlier this Summer and decided to leave his mirrorless camera behind, taking a gamble with his iPhone 7 Plus. With the super-powerful app Filmic, some color grading, and nice editing, he got a really, really nice video. Want to do the same? Here are some really cool cinematic apps and …
Thanks to Korean firm Visual Camp, we get our first glimpse at a reference variant of the Samsung Exynos VR III head-mounted display – a standalone unit with built-in displays that connects to a smartphone through the USB port. This is considerably more sophisticated technology than the Samsung Gear VR, which requires mounting the entire smartphone in the headset’s front.
Visual Camp boasted about having their eye tracking technology integrated in Samsung’s HMD. The system is designed to sharpen the resolution of the part of the display being viewed by the user’s eyes, while reducing the …
Of course, a published patent is no guarantee that such an invention will ever …
Naureen Ahsan, a Pakistani mother, had lent her daughter’s Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) to her four-year old nephew so that he could play a game called “My Talking Tom.” Suddenly, the phone got overheated and exploded. Luckily, no one got hurt although “this incident was terrifying for all of us,” Ahsan said on Facebook. The explosion comes at a rather bad time for Samsung since the company is about to release the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (FE).
The Galaxy Note 7 (FE) is a refurbished “Fan Edition” of the phablet that was recalled twice before it was finally pulled off shelves for good following …
A young man who fled yesterday’s terrorist attacks with a pint of beer in hand has become something of an internet hero.
The photo, which has been retweeted over 28,000 times, features the man fleeing from the scene with a pint of beer in hand. For some, the photo provided a moment of profoundly dark comedy on a day otherwise entirely colored by tragedy.