How did I just do that? I’m using Windows Hello, a new feature of Windows 10 that can log you in with your face instead of a password.
The Iris+ looks pretty cool. Just dream of practically anything you'd like a drone to do, and chances are the new 3D Robotics quadcopter will do it. Autonomous flight? Check. Longer flight time? Check. Dynamic LED lights for directional awareness? Check. Crazy-ass "Follow Me" function? Check.
For the first time ever, NASA has been able to capture a massive solar eruption with unprecedented detail using IRIS, a highly sensitive instrument that can only cover a relatively small zone of the Sun at any give time. Catching this involved "some educated guesses and a little bit of luck."
If you're into tweaking and fiddling with your gadgets but don't have the time to start a big project from scratch, the new Iris drone from 3D Robotics could be up your street.
The Sun actually gets hotter as you travel away from its surface, jumping from 6,000 K there to over 1,000,000 K a few million kilometers above in the corona. This effect contributes to solar flares that can damage earthbound electronics and we have no idea how it does this. But NASA is about to find out thanks to…
So, what, you think you're better than Batman? The Caped Crusader's out there protecting an entire city without packing heat but you can't defend your little abode without a gun? For shame! Here are four methods for protecting you and yours without exercising the Second Amendment.
The Iris home security and energy monitor system from Lowes now does more than just track your water and electricity usage. The company has just rolled out its newest service aimed at America's aging population, Iris Care.
Manual locks and dumb thermostats are old technology in our internet-connected world. With a Wi-Fi connection and an hour of free time, you can put home security and climate controls online—and give your home a brain.
Ok, so Rosie the Robot may still be a few iterations away, but the rest of your house, from your doorbell to your toaster, is about to get much, much, smarter.
I'm sure Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos doesn't know about this, but he's funding a seemingly Christian extremist search engine that is anti-abortion, anti-evolution, racist and even thinks that rape may be justifiable. It's called ChaCha, and it powers Android's most popular Siri competitor, Iris.
Have an Android phone? Jealous of Siri? Probably not. But if you are! There's a new application called Iris (Siri backwards, heh) that kind of, sort of emulates what Siri does. You tap a mic, you talk and Iris responds to you.
Pixiq has a great write up on the similarities and differences between the human eye and a camera. Apparently, we're the same in image focusing and light adjustment but different in lens focus and sensitivity to light. What else?
In today's Remainders, a buncha dreamers: too many people read too much into a fake Apple tablet ad; DARPA, having loved Avatar, casts about for 3D surveillance; a new B&O TV that will cost more than $10,000, and more.
For the legions of helpless Windows Mobile users, the Pre is just the latest in an endless, corrosive barrage of ego-draining next-gen phones. But living with Windows Mobile doesn't have to be so bad.
*Squeak* Hello. I'm Pixar's famous Anglepoise lamp... yes, the one from the CGI film. *Squeak* I'm here to complain about this new Iris webcam from Boynq, which takes a few too many design cues from me and my fellow lamp kind. Look at it: it's unmistakable isn't it? As well as a VGA webcam, it's got a 5W RMS speaker …
Meridian, best known for building ridiculously expensive A/V gear, has just introduced a $379 iPod dock called the iRIS which, among other things, converts crappy little iPod video files to full 1080p-resolution HD. Though Meridian would be the one to pull this off, its specific claim is almost too bold:I will…