Tuesday, March 17, 2015

TechTalk March 16, 2016


Jatin Mava from DigitalNexa.COM joins me to talk technology and do we have things to go through.

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fieldtrip

Now, when app users log into Field Trip and switch on the history notifications, they are alerted when they are approaching the exact location where a woman made history at one point in time, and can then read a bit about her and her achievements.

Description

"Field Trip can help guide the way..." - AllThingsD
"The future of Augmented Reality" - The Atlantic
"App of the Day" - Gizmodo
Field Trip is your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it pops up a card with details about the location. No click is required. If you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you.
Field Trip can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun. You select the local feeds you like and the information pops up on your phone automatically, as you walk next to those places.
With Field Trip, the best resources on the web reveal new, unique, quirky, fun and even secret places near you. Field Trip can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun. You select the local feeds you like and the information pops up on your phone automatically, as you walk next to those places.
The hyperlocal history experts of Arcadia and Historvius will unveil local lore in places you never expected. Trend-setting publications like Thrillist, Food Network, Zagat, and Run Riot will point out the best places to eat and drink. Experts at Sunset, Cool Hunting, WeHeart, Inhabitat, and Remodelista will guide you to the latest unique stores and products. Atlas Obscura and Daily Secret help you uncover hidden gems no matter where you are. Songkick and Flavorpill guide you to local music.
What did you discover today? Enrich yourself with a Field trip during your commute. Live like a local when you travel to new places. Eat and shop off the beaten path. Or simply discover the obscure history about your neighborhood during your next walk to the park.




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Enlight photo editing app

Calling it the most comprehensive mobile photo-editing tool on the market, Lightricks, maker of the popular app Facetune, has released a new app called Enlight, which builds upon the technologies first implemented in Facetune.
With its LTEngine image-processing engine and SafeBrush precision tool, Lightricks created the ultimate selfie-editing app when it released FaceTune. Now, Lightricks is bringing those technologies (and more) to all types of photography with Enlight. This new mobile photo-editing app is designed to be powerful like Photoshop on the desktop, but intuitively easy to use. Any mobile photographer knows there are a lot of photo-editing apps available, but Lightricks says the easy-to-use format is the difference between Enlight and other apps.

on demand transit app in NYC


Kickstarter Batman Vs Iron man film!



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Apple watch a review

Shortly, though, I started to feel like the device might actually be too capable. There’s a cute home screen showing all your apps as little bubbles, but more than, say, 10 of them, makes the screen look crowded. You can swipe up to see all kinds of “glances”—things like weather, your calendar, music controls, stock prices, and more that you swipe across the display to see one at a time. And you can customize watch faces down to minute details like whether you want to show the phase of the moon in one corner and your activity in another, or vice versa. Oh, and you can pay for things with the Apple Watch. And check in at the airport. And look at a live feed of a video camera, receive calls, read full emails, check Instagram, hail an Uber, send your heartbeat to a friend who also has an Apple Watch, and more.
I’m impressed with the things the Apple Watch will be able to do automatically, like give you a little pulse on the wrist to let you know when to turn if you want to navigate somewhere without staring at a map. And it looks like Siri may be a lot more helpful on the watch than she’s been on the iPhone, as you can apparently say “Hey, Siri” to get her to do your bidding (such as, “Hey Siri, remind me to take the clothing out of the dryer when I get home”). I’m excited to try the Apple Watch out on a bike ride—and for health-related apps, too.
Snob or Idiot? Apple watch

If you buy an Apple Watch, prepare to be judged. Not because you’re an Apple fan, or that you’re embracing wearable tech, but because your choice of model will tell everyone around you how much you earn, or are prepared to spend on a smartwatch. A new social hierarchy based purely on snobbery is coming, and the Apple Watch is going to be its gauge.


Who will buy the  Apple Watch
I rumbled an Adobe study, performed on Tuesday. This was deeply committed to the notion that 27 percent of Americans were "very likely" to buy anApple Watch. Did they all live in Cupertino? Were they all at the heart of nerdification?
I waited, though, wondering whether this was merely the overnight excitement of the inebriated.
The next poll I noticed was performed by Reuters. This is a rolling five-day poll. As I write, this has a slightly less rosy (and perhaps more realistic) notion of how many might be seduced by a digital Mickey Mouse face and the hope that their watch will calm them down when their blood pressure gets too high.
This poll offers that 69.6 percent are either "not at all interested" or "not very interested." As to those who are "very interested," that figure stands at 9.7 percent. A tinge of hope is offered by the Mini-Mice who say they are "somewhat interested." Some 15.2 percent declare that their interest is lit by a somewatt bulb.
Then my e-mail groaned beneath the somber weight of a poll performed by Survata, a company that just polls and keeps on polling.
This asked 1,000 people between March 11 and 12 to reveal their true purchasing intent with respect to the Apple Watch.
A piffling 3 percent declared they were "highly likely to buy." (I do love how each research company has its own phrases to describe purchasing excitement.)
A fulsomely negative 77 percent in this poll insisted they were "unlikely to buy."



Ford’s new electric bike
At the Mobile World Congress, the motor vehicle company introduced a pair of electric bicycles meant to revolutionize the safety and efficiency of biking. The MoDe:Me, meant for commuters, and MoDe:Pro, meant for couriers and other professional bikers, feature a 200 watt motor as well as a battery that’s capable of propelling riders to speeds of 15mph.
Most appealing are the sensors located on the back of the bike seats which alert riders by vibrating the handle bars and flashing lights on the sides and back when a car is approaching at a dangerous speed from behind.








Internet cafe living! Really a disturbing video. People in Japan living in internet cafes!
This short documentary is from a three-part series, "Japan's Disposable Workers."

Internet cafes have existed in Japan for over a decade, but in the mid 2000’s, customers began using these spaces as living quarters. Internet cafe refugees are mostly temporary employees; their salary too low to rent their own apartments.
The film was based on Shiho Fukada's work, and created by film production and interactive design studio MediaStorm, on behalf of The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting--a "non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting the independent international journalism that U.S. media organizations are increasingly less able to undertake."
Google launches a new online store, not in UAE
https://store.google.com/

Fresh from opening a new brick-and-mortar outlet in London this week, Google has also just launched a brand new online store showcasing its range of hardware offerings.
Up to now, consumers could find Google devices and other items in its online Play store alongside Android apps and games, but the Mountain View company evidently feels its growing selection of hardware now deserves a standalone store.



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To phone or not to use your phone at an NBA game

Adroid 5.1 looks good!
Watch the birth of your child with VR Gear if you are away?

What can be found randomly typing into google Google Feud!
http://www.googlefeud.com/

Damn, this is more fun than I would’ve expected.
Do you ever type things into Google just to see what whacky stuff pops up in the autocomplete box?
GoogleFeud takes that concept and turns it into a Family Feud-style game. How well do you know the hivemind?
GoogleFeud provides the first half of a search query, and you fill in the rest. Your goal is to guess as many of the most popular queries as you can.
If it provides “Should I sell my ….”, for example, you might guess “house”, “car”, or “dog”. If your guesses line up with one of the most popular queries as searched for by Google visitors, you get a point; if it doesn’t, you get a strike. Three strikes, and the game is over. Want to see the answers to that board up above, for example? Here you go.
One downside I’ve noticed: the engine isn’t very good at combining similar results, something that the real Family Feud accounts for behind-the-scenes. You also have to be absolutely specific in your answers — if you say “plane” and the answer was “airplane”, that’s a strike.
Quirks aside, it’s a damn fun way to kill a few minutes and see how well you can predict the wonderings of the masses.



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What the internet looked like in the 1990s
Swatch adds NFC, this is cool! Old and new sort of tech
Sony pulls playstation mobile!
Sony is to discontinue its PlayStation Mobile service, with the scheme shutting down in two phases. Distribution of content ends on 15 July, while the app itself disappears on 10 September when the brand is fully retired.
Any existing purchases will, however, remain playable after the cut off, so long as they're already on one of your devices. If your device is wiped or lost, you won't be able to re-download purchases.
The move comes only three years after launching the service. Designed as a framework to ensure titles ran across multiple platforms, PlayStation Mobile opened to the public in 2012, offering downloadable games that would work on both the PlayStation Vita handheld and certain certified Androidphones.


The smart Bandaid
http://mashable.com/2015/03/14/smart-band-aid-ebola/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly
AUSTIN — The international fight against Ebola is far from over. Just this week, new patients arrived in U.S. hospitals for treatment. But back in Africa where healthcare workers have battled hundreds of cases at a time, officials are struggling to find smart solutions that can help ensure the safety of caregivers, offer more comprehensive and speedy care and add 21st century solutions to their disease-fighting arsenal.
Wearable technology is very close to joining the fight.
On Saturday at SXSW, The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) unveiled both a new biomedical suit and the MultiSense Memory wearable sensor: Two innovations that point to a new way of tackling the world’s poverty, health and disaster response issues facing a 54-year-old agency that was actually created through the same presidential order as the Peace Corps. In fact, even the way these tools were developed is new.

Android powered smart Mirror

t’s all very well getting notifications, and being able to search for things online using your smartphone, but what about when your phone is on charge, or somewhere out of reach. When you’re in the bathroom for example? That’s when you’ll want a smart mirror, and if you’re the techy type, then it may even be possible to build your own, just like Nick Nothom.


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