User-generated content. One of the biggest challenges in augmented reality today is creating the content–the 3D digital objects–to place within environments. In commercial applications, like the Ikea app where you place products within real-world rooms, the 3D product shots come from the app maker. They’re expensive to produce–often shot by numerous cameras from a variety of angles. Depth cameras will let users start creating their own 3D content by using their phones to do scans of objects or people, which could then be placed in virtual spaces. You might receive a 3D video from a friend that you watch like a hologram in your living room. … [Read more...] about How the iPhone’s next 3D camera signals phase two in the AR race
Sending signals underwater
Compare that to the iPhone’s Safari, which bends over backward to keep your browsing data safe from third parties. Of course, Apple doesn’t make Safari for Android, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other browsers that bring Safari-level privacy to Android. The two biggest names are Mozilla’s Firefox and the Brave browser. Both offer advanced tracking protection and a host of other features that allow you to keep your web browsing to yourself. … [Read more...] about 4 ways to get iPhone-level privacy from your Android phone
The RBI has been consistently prodding banks to cut rates further, but the response has been quite muted so far. That’s perhaps one reason why the RBI chose to look beyond rate cuts at its last policy meet on February to incentivise banks cut lending rates. It relaxed some provisions on mandatory cash reserve ratio (CRR) requirements for banks if they lend to home, auto and MSMEs. … [Read more...] about Does an emergency RBI rate cut make sense for India?
The researchers—from Michigan State University, China’s Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Washington University in St. Louis—tested the hacking technique on a number of iPhones and Android phones, finding the devices successfully responded to the secret commands. By lowering the phones’ volume to the lowest non-muted level, the researchers could even pick up the phones’ responses, potentially without users hearing them. That could be used for things like having a phone read out an incoming text message containing a security code, or even carrying on phone conversations with a victim’s contacts, they say. … [Read more...] about High-tech crooks could hack your voice assistant with ‘ultrasonic commands’ you can’t hear
But there were always partisan differences. Genachowski’s plan was only passed by a 3:2 party-line vote. The same was true for Wheeler’s 2015 plan. And Powell, who kicked things off with the four internet freedoms, supports Pai’s rollback. “The vibrant and open internet that Americans cherish isn’t going anywhere,” Powell wrote in an op-ed on Recode. He always said that ISPs should voluntarily uphold internet freedoms, because it’s good for business. And if they didn’t, it was up to consumers to take action by dumping their ISPs. (Easier said than done, though, for the millions of Americans who have only one ISP option.) … [Read more...] about The Political Dumpster Fire Of Net Neutrality Is Just Heating Up