Intel has developed a new set-top box that will monitor who is watching TV at that moment, enabling advertisers to target the most appropriate ads to them. The box does this by using facial recognition technology.
Dutch to Establish Mars Bases by 2023, For a Reality Series That Ends in Death of All Participants
This is a real thing. No return mission planned. People who go to Mars on this mission will die there. The whole thing will be televised.
This is what the privatization of space looks like.
Landsdorp says that the event will be all privately funded. How will he get hold of that money? By creating the “biggest media event ever”, he says.
Reading closer, it begins to sound a little like reality TV:
Our mission will be one of exploration. It will truly be the next giant leap for mankind. And who gets to go to Mars will be selected, at least in part, by the audience such that they will be interesting people to watch.
Please call your congressman and ask him to restore funding for NASA
New Glasses-Free 3D Display Supports Multiple Viewpoints Without Losing Image Quality
If 3D has a future in our pockets, then it must be one that requires no spectacles. Not only are the goggles an issue, other key factors like resolution and viewing angles all need to be bettered before it stands a chance of broad adoption. NLT technology knows this, and has prototyped a 3.1-inch 3D LCD display that not only matches 2D resolution (as we’ve seen before,) but also offers up to six viewing angles. The display is based on existing horizontal double-density pixel technology with “HxDP” (horizontally x times-density pixels,) a new technology for creating multiple viewpoints, thrown into the mix. Standard HDDP gives a 3D image two viewpoints, HxDP allows more depending on density of sub-pixels. It also allows for both 2D and 3D images to be on-screen at the same time, meaning you can decide which version of Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked you prefer side-by-side.