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.
In the future, the US government has removed human oversight from its drone missions, leaving unmanned military operations and surveillance to an AI. But the folks behind the project regret that decision when the AI starts targeting humanity at large.
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.
NASA's sun-observing IRIS spacecraft has gotten its first close-up look at a colossal coronal mass ejection erupting from the sun, and boy howdy is it beautiful.
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."
Late last month, NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (aka IRIS) witnessed the strongest solar flare it's glimpsed since its launch last year.
NASA has a new Sun observatory spacecraft in space. She's called Iris and she opened her eyes for the first time last June. Now she's sending images that are challenging scientist's understanding of our home star, according to Bart De Pontieu, the IRIS science lead at Lockheed Martin:
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.
Launched late last month, NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) is designed to observe little-explored lower layers of the Sun's multi-level atmosphere in unprecedented detail – and its first images are already turning up surprises.
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 the…
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.
It's true! In fact, you have more than fifty sphincters in your entire body, and most of them have nothing to do with controlling your bowel movements.
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.