Microsoft on its way to help blind people see with their AIs

Jan 09, 2018 | Blog

Microsoft released an app that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) in order to help blind people know what is going on in the world around them. “Seeing AI” as it’s called has several different channels that users can switch between. Based on those channels the app will provide a feedback of what is going on in front of the users. This app can read out loud texts written on the envelope that is in front of the user for example, it can provide audio guidance for scanning printing pages, scan grocery items via their barcode and even offer instructions on how to use them. Probably one of the most impressive thing about “Seeing AI” is that this app can recognize user friends, describe them and even indicate their emotional state. The latest update regarding this app is that now it can recognize different currencies such as British Pounds, US Dollars, Canadian Dollars and Euros.

Top Google Searches in 2017

Dec 26, 2017 | Blog

It’s only been 25 years since “World Wide Web” was made and available to the public, but in that time the Internet has already become an integral part of everyday life for most of the world’s population. The latest statistics from 2017 has pointed that today more than half of the world’s population uses the Internet, with more than 3.75 billion people online. When it comes to social media it’s important to say that the number of social media users across the globe grew by more than 20% which makes it nearly 2.7 billion of users. We should also mention that the number of mobile users continues to grow too, with average mobile connection being faster as well. Nearly two-thirds of the world’s population now uses a mobile phone and with 55% of all active connections coming from smartphones.

Facebook is Using AI to try to Prevent Suicide

Nov 28, 2017 | Blog

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to address one of its darkest challenges: stopping suicide broadcasts. The software is designed to look for users who may be contemplating suicide. After testing the software for the past couple of months, the company announced today it will now be rolled out more broadly. This new initiative will help users who are expressing thoughts of suicide using “pattern recognition”. Which means that it will scan Facebook posts and live videos for words and phrases that could signal suicidal intent. It will also monitor how users respond to these posts. For example, comments like “Are you OK?” and “Can I help?” are particularly useful signs for identifying problem posts. Users will also be given information to contact law enforcement if necessary.

Beware of Fake Facebook profiles

Nov 21, 2017 | Blog

Many of us at least once, received friend request from a fairly suspicious account, in other words fake. Most of those fake accounts are using stolen photos of young women or men and teenagers, tagging other fake accounts in their post and pictures. This is officially called “Catfishing”, which is an Internet term for scamming, creating fake online profiles in order to seduce a victim into a fictitious online relationship, for whichever benefit, money, sex or something more. Catfishers are usually looking for a particularly vulnerable and eager user open to emotional manipulation. After the scammer settles on a mark, a process of trust building begins which can take anywhere from a few days to months or even years. However, recently there has been a discovery for a major fake Facebook profile industry. And yes, you read it good - Industry. The whole idea about fake accounts got so big that it created a whole industry.

Mobile Streaming Services Compete for Your Heart

Feb 17, 2016 | Blog

About These Wildly Popular Live Streaming Social Media Apps – Their Characteristics, Similarities, and Differences. Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat Apps Go Head to Head These two popular mobile streaming apps are a lot of fun and great tools for a business’ social media presence. Not only can you give your users a live product demonstration, but you can also stream live news about your company to connect with your audience in real-time. You can also look up live events, product launches and gain insight that might be crucial for your company. You can use these live video streaming apps to your business’ advantage by advertising flash sales, supporting customers, showcasing presentations, answering Q&As and so on so forth to increase your company’s social media presence, brand awareness and social authority to existing and potential customers. After all, online content and engagement in real-time is critical these days. How Do They Match Up? To use the...

Beyoncé Almost Eats it at Super Bowl Halftime Performance

Feb 11, 2016 | Blog

Coldplay might have been the main focus, but Beyoncé was unquestionably the superstar of the Super Bowl halftime show. Without a doubt. The 33-year-old mother-of-one proved her star popularity is totally justified when she stopped herself from tumbling backward with an incredible freestyle dance move on Sunday. What Happened? Beyoncé was in the middle of a fast-paced dance routine when millions of eagle-eyed watchers witnessed her almost fall as she performed to her latest track, Formation. Queen B was front and center of her backing dancers, doing some superb footwork. She displayed an especially fast-paced move that needed her leaping into a squat posture and then up out of it once more. For a fraction of a second, Beyoncé seemed to fall before correcting herself with a leap backwards. The Response SBnation remarked, “Had Beyoncé gone down, there would have been a million memes cropping up around Twitter. However, she does not get played like that....

The World of Business Apps

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

In the ever-evolving world of technology, what was previously viewed as just fiction is now becoming a dream come true. Imagine experiencing the real world in a virtual space. If you perhaps think about emails, e-books, electronic currency, as well as smart gear, you are likely to conclude that technology is clearly rooted in assisting humans make more discoveries. Take a step into the future and imagine the results of combining the virtual world with he real world, and then bringing it back to the virtual world. Well, thanks to a couple of students at Cambridge, the future is now here with us. Taggar App Among the most advanced apps in regards to photo tagging as well as providing multi-dimensional experiences, Taggar is considered an app aimed at creating a “socially Augmented Reality.” How does Taggar work? Taggar is built to recognize objects and photos and cause them to appear life on the screen of your smartphone or tablet. By pointing your device’s camera at...

The Reddit Community Has Spoken: Best Android Apps in 2014

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

You might already know this, but Reddit is known as a place that people can use as an essential source of information, but also a place full of great ideas. The same is true about its incredible search results that anyone can easily appreciate. Ordinary people answer short, simple and clear answers to certain questions posted on Reddit, and that’s why they’re so reliable. Smartphone owners, pay attention on this one! This time round, they talked about the top smartphone apps, and gave us answers about the best Android apps in 2014 (iOS as well), which are really interesting. We got a list of the top 3 apps you MUST have on your smartphone (and we’re not talking about Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, etc.). What does Reddit have to ask?  “ People of Reddit, what apps do you think every Android owner should install? ” was the question posted on the website of this very specific community, just a couple of months ago. The latest thread on  r/aAk/Reddit was to vote for their...

Easy Tutorial on How to Use Snapchat

Feb 17, 2016 | Blog

Why is this app a MUST have? Are you familiar with the scenario where your smartphone is full of unwanted images that accumulate over time just slowing down your phone and you don’t have time to delete them one by one? No? Okay, what about the moment when you send an image (via sms, WhatsApp or Viber) and you want to delete it immediately afterwards (which you may have many reasons for this)? That’s exactly what the Snapchat mobile app does! Find out how Snapchat deletes images to save your phone memory and all the other features it has to offer. Here are some tips on how to use Snapchat the best possible, check it out below. The phenomenon of self-destructing images Snapchat became one of the hottest mobile messaging apps, and not without reason. This revolutionary app became so popular because it allows you to send photos and videos in a funny way, AND, it doesn’t support the option for saving any received images. So, you can view an image or video (also known as a...

Skully Helmets Look Like Ordinary Ones, But Aren’t

Dec 31, 2015 | Blog

The first digital helmets ever made Motorcyclist couldn’t wait for this day to come, and those who are not bike drivers, surely will become one after the release of this technological invention of the century. What we are going to present to you is a motorcycle helmet that not only saves your head, but knows the road better than you do. Skully helmets are the smartest motorcycle helmets you’ve ever seen . You have a brain to think with, and in addition to that, a helmet that has compact programs to help guide your ride and make you even safer! Let’s take a ride with this magnificent Skully AR-1 helmet and see what it’s got to offer! Full attention on the road Skully helmets are the product of San Francisco’s startup, Skully Systems . The creative inventors are completely right when they say that “ technology should provide you direction when you want it, and help you focus your attention back where it belongs - on the road ahead ”. That’s why, this helmet is...

Google Made Its Own “Classroom”

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Fast development in the field of technology has led to the fact that today’s traditional classroom learning has become somewhat boring for most of the students and they have started seeking new, modern ways of online communication and education. Since they’ve been spending most of their free time on the Internet, Google made sure that the time spent online is useful, as well as fun. With Google’s new tool named “Classroom”, teacher-student communication has never been easier... Here’s why!   What’s the mission? The Classroom app is a part of Google’s Apps for Education and lineup of products, featuring add ons that most of the students and teachers have already been using via Google: Docs, Drive , and Gmail . The idea is to make those Google add ons more useful in the educational system. According to the official Google for Education website , the Classroom app is made to be easy-to-use and to “ save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with...