In “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” and its film adaptation – Blade Runner – Rick Deckard must avoid pity those who used to hunt replicates. In the future imagined by Dick had gotten these artificial beings were to become indistinguishable from humans. Served to identify several tests – Voight-Kampff, Boneli – able to detect the psychological response to questions measuring the emotion that was in it. Blade Runner In the only point that separates man from machine is empathy.
Even the most optimistic in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence suggest that it will be decades – some state that never get – before we can be in front of a machine that is integrated into our society with a degree of intelligence we return to face the reverse question Voight-Kampff test: will we be able to empathize with the robot? Do we accept or we will hate? How we relate to them that if they come into existence as today arise? About love, hate and machines is what this piece and what we have tried to investigate what is known today. This is what we have found…
The azo company, headquartered in India, presented Wello, a new accessory in the form of case for the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5S, which nevertheless can be used on devices with Android 4.4, support Bluetooth LE -although in that case sold as a plug for those devices. Wello is a complete system monitoring various aspects of our health, such as blood pressure, heart rate variability, including the pace, which allows detection of stress-states, the oxygen level in blood or body temperature.
For all these data Wello uses four sensors in casing, we have to take both hands to place the fingers on the areas covered by these sensors. Within seconds, the mobile app Wello gives us all the information that has been collected at that particular time. The housing has an internal rechargeable battery that allows these sensors can operate for two months on a full charge, among other options of interest is the respirometer, which measures respiratory rate.
The modular smartphones: seem to be one of the trends that have led to expectations in recent months, but that is not the ideas they want to try to transform the market recently. Evidenced by the responsible Paddle, a smartphone that literally changes shape. This developed by researchers at the University of Hasselt Belgium device consists of a design that recalls to some extent the Rubik’s cube and consists of eight square modules that fold and unfold to take various forms. The result is a smartphone that It is able to take the form of a bracelet, a tablet, among others.
As explained Raf Ramakers, one of the developers, ” Paddle when fully deployed is about the size of an iPad, but when bending becomes smaller than an iPhone.” The current design uses, yes, two external components: an optical tracking system and a projector. The first element calculates the position of all markers in 3D by combining images from eight cameras infrared why is formed, and records the position of the fingers to enable touch interaction.
This new platform is directed to serve simple, low-performance equipment offering, according to AMD, some improvements on it. The processors are interchangeable (not SoC) and exploit the potential of the integrated graphics in the APU. AM1 chips used Kabini presented in 2013, architecture Jaguar and compatibility with common standards of today’s computers. The idea of AMD is to provide a team that is far from desktops to which we are accustomed. Instead of moving towards this relatively common trend in the market, which is very tight and provide embedded solutions, AM1 maintains the concept of open socket and with it, the interchangeable processors.
AM1 is the name of the platform to full, while the socket is the FS1b. The platform features indicate support for DDR3 1600 MHz, native support for SATA 6Gbps, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and use of processors AMD ‘Kabini’ nuclei Jaguar. Official information relates more specifically to exist chips ‘to’ quad-core ‘Jaguar’ with x86 architecture and GPU GCN – Graphics Core Next – integrated. At the end of the day is the concept of APU – Accelerated Processing Unit – adapted to a very specific type of equipment.
Possibly you have seen any of the many videos of recorded driving accidents in Russia, or perhaps remember that meteorite fell and was compiled by the population. In that country the installation of a device is required as Garmin Dash Cam recently presented in Spain. A camera for your car that records the front of the vehicle, and includes some interesting features in case an accident occurs.
Garmin Dash Cam offers continuous recording stored in the internal memory in case of an accident. How do you know this has been done? As simple as using an internal sensor that detects sudden movements. In the event of a sudden stop, the camera will store the last seconds of the recording to the microSD memory, which can then be extracted and display its contents in any compatible computer.
Intel has not neglected its SSD and today’s launch is important. The Intel SSD 730, the SSD stronger destined to the domestic market. It is actually an evolution over other existing models in its catalog, included under the name of S3700. In fact, it inherits that can be an important feature: Intel gets its proprietary drivers for this model, namely one of the third generations, after a few using SandForce.
Memory MLC 20 nanometers and only two models available in 240 and 480 GB , featuring 550/270 and 550/470 MB / s, respectively, read and write operations. Nothing new under the horizon, beyond the guarantee that many receive when buying a product of the brand Intel. If you look at some analysis and published as the AnandTech we may be negatively surprised, since the performance as an intermediate position far from being in the top positions of the ranking.
Everyone wants to compete with the Motorola Moto G and one of the terminals just know that it will be the Huawei Ascend G6, a phone that is positioned in the mid-range product that comes in different colors, as seen in the video that we recorded at the Mobile World Congress. One of the first things that catches the attention of this new phone is that it is lightweight, only 115 grams (and the feeling is not exactly fragile). Furthermore, the design is attractive and thickness follows the path of already initiated last year by the Chinese manufacturer where flashy models already offered in this section (in this case the Huawei Ascend G6 provides only 7.5 millimeters).
Regarding the hardware, this model integrates a quad-core processor that runs at a frequency of 1.2 GHz, which is not bad and ensures proper performance. In use, the combination with the user interface Emotion UI in version 2.0-seen-correct, since the flow of operation is remarkable as you can see in the video below: The 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 960 x 540 is correctly, but not the best we have seen, and in this section, is outweighed by the Motorola Moto G. Conversely, it does highlight by its rear camera 8 megapixels,
Not everything will be mobile in Mobile World Congress, Sony has taken the event calls glasses SmartEyeglass that are in conceptual stage, but help us understand that Google Glass will have competition from the major manufacturers. As would not be otherwise, the idea is again based on Augmented Reality, representing additional information about the scene you are viewing. The system has already been shown in the past CES in Las Vegas, and will now teach us how evolution.
Sony invites us to think that we are watching a football game and the glasses show the names of the players. Another application, get to an airport and the glasses give us the corresponding directions to our destination. But the best thing is to see it in the video that have been prepared: The glasses do not represent the thinking of an eye information, but takes into account the binocular vision , both eyes to interpret the information together. For now only represents monochrome graphics, green, and the maximum brightness is achieved 1000cd/m2.