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The new selfie – Airselfie

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Taking group selfies with or without boom does not always produce good results. To make things easier and to make accessible what is not, was created the AirSelfie, the first flying hull forsmartphone that allows to take aerial selfies.

It is simply a mini drone housed in a case compatible with iPhone and Android. Featuring a 5 megapixel self-contained photo sensor with a microSD card slot, the mini drone works with a 240mAh rechargeable battery that gives it an hour of battery life.


AirSelfie is sold at a price of 179 €, on the site of crowdfunding Kickstarter where the hull is already a success. Estimated delivery for February 2017.




Jarvis – The new personal assistant

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Mark Zuckerberg announced Monday, December 19 that he has achieved his goal of creating his personal assistant “Jarvis”, in tribute to artificial intelligence manufactured by Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. This machine can understand the Facebook founder’s demands, whether in writing, via the Facebook Messenger application, or via Oral Orders (thanks to an application he specially developed for the occasion).

Jarvis can control the light, heating, music, but also the front door of Mark Zuckerberg’s house. In his report, the founder of Facebook has faced several problems, not simple to solve.
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Mark Zuckerberg has also set up numerous cameras all over his home. They allow the person to find themselves in the right room, for example. Thanks to the recognition of faces, there is also an automatic entrance door, which only opens if the person is attending the Zuckerberg family.
If the founder of Facebook found the voice control interesting, it was also realized that it was sometimes better to write to his assistant, if only to not create a bizarre situation with his guests, he . One way of asserting subtly that personal assistants by cats, like those arriving on Messenger, have a future.

Making Jarvis asked him about 100 hours of work over the year, says Mark Zuckerberg. For now, it has not given the technical details of the project, but would like to publish the source code so that others can understand try … even use this basis to create a “new product”.
It must therefore be specified that the idea of ​​a house is automated, thanks to home automation, is not new. Before Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates had also built a house of the future, called Xanadu 2.0 … in 1997. But with the recent developments in artificial intelligence, this type of project is becoming more and more efficient and “Easy” to achieve.


Brain-computer interface technology – Facebook project

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Mark Zuckerberg dreams of gadgets that allow us to read through thoughts and communicate through brainwaves.

A new secret research division created by Facebook last year is developing “brain-computer interface technology”, which is very similar to the phenomenon of telepathy seen in science fiction movies.

Several recent job offers listed by the Building 8 group of Facebook describe a project involving “brain imaging” and “data in electrophysiology” to create “the platform of

“One day I think we’ll be able to exchange rich thoughts using this technology,” Mark Zuckerberg said during a question-and-answer session in June 2015. “You’ll just have to think of something and your friends will Immediately feel it also if you wish “.

Cerebral imaging is an advanced scientific field that uses a variety of techniques to scan and understand what happens in the human brain, while haptic technology simulates the sense of touch through computers.

It is not yet known what kind of technology could finally allow Facebook to realize this dream. Other companies have used banners with special sensors to measure brain signals in the past, and Facebook may take a similar approach.

Such a product, which would not emerge any time soon, would represent a major step forward in the IT field and would place Facebook, the world’s largest social network, at the forefront of the intersection between technology and science. Little is known about Building 8, apart from its general mission to develop computer products to advance the Facebook project of “Connecting the World”.



The new cognitive advertisement : the brand utility

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The fields of application of artificial intelligence are varied and today concern advertising, from experiments carried out by IBM, through its division Watson Ads.

The objective of the group, is to rely on artificial home intelligence, Watson, to give birth to the first “cognitive advertisements”, able to answer questions formulated in natural language. Because we are never better served than by ourselves, IBM tests the technology in a recently acquired editorial universe, that of the weather site and its mobile application.

Based on the location of the device, the surrounding weather and the ingredients that the user says using his microphone or keyboard, the advertising interface will be able to offer, in real time, cooking recipes in partnership with the soup brand.The “Chef Watson” picks up the brand’s collection of recipes and displays the most appropriate dynamically within the relevant advertising insert. “Using data to deliver quick, easy meal ideas in real time is exactly the kind of experience we want to offer our consumers,” says Campbell Soups Media Manager, Marci Raible. All the challenge of the program: to get out of the “top-down” brand message and to offer an unprecedented experience to the surfer.


Order your objects by slamming fingers, the future of home automation?

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No more need to move or to tap on his smartphone, lifting a little finger is now sufficient to lead some connected objects.

Start-ups like Bluemint Labs or Thalmic Labs have developed devices capable of detecting movements and for example transmitting commands to flaps, smart lamps and other home automation devices.

Canadian nugget Thalmic Labs, created in 2012 and based in the province of Ontario, created the connected bracelet Myo. It is able to identify the movements of the arm but also of the fingers of its user. It combines to do this spatial data measurement with a gyroscope and an accelerometer with that of the electrical activity of the muscles. This intelligent armband, which resembles a military tank caterpillar, is placed at the top of the forearm near the elbow. From the recorded signals, it allows to control with a simple gesture a smartphone (to make a phone call by making a movement from left to right when in a car for example).



MYO Armband provides hands-free controls by reading your arm muscles