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How These Modern Companies Are Changing The Way People Shop Through Image Recognition

Image recognition is certainly an exciting, new technology. Who would have thought 100 years ago that it would be possible to search for information based on nothing more than a photo? It is truly a remarkable, budding technology that will definitely impact the world in a drastic way. This developing technology was already impressive, but recently, it has become even more impressive. Through a research collaboration between Stanford University and Google, the new software can now describe everything going on in a picture, not just certain objects.

The team at Stanford and Google have been able to do this by writing algorithms that are able to explain what is happening in the pictures in a way that makes sense to everyone. This is done through image recognition technology and natural language processing. Though this new technology is certainly not perfect, and sometimes makes small errors, it is constantly improving and will surely improve greatly in the years to come.

Out of all of the image recognition companies there are, Slyce is the leading one in the image recognition industry. Slyce is truly changing the way that people shop. For instance, if a consumer snaps a photo of a handbag that they saw someone carrying on the street, links to buy that same product would be instantly pulled up. Also, photos of products can now be easily found on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The same can be done with print materials and billboards. On Slyce, users can search for any products from fashion to home decor.

Most recently, the popular music discovery app, Shazam, has implemented image recognition as well. They are introducing a new feature of the app that will allow users to scan images through their smartphones with the Shazam logo. The logos will be found on print media, posters, and packaged goods. Shazam understands that on average, most people use less than 25 apps every month, and that they are not interested in downloading new apps. Because Shazam already has such a large following, they believe that they are given an advantage over similar companies. Shazam’s chief executive, Rich Riley, believes that most people do not care enough about new apps to download them, and that is Shazam’s unfair advantage against competitors. Currently, Shazam has already secured deals with a number of other companies including Target, Levi’s, and Disney.

Truly, image recognition is an exciting new technology that still has a lot of improvements to make, but it is already beginning to the change the world in an innovative and productive way. As time passes, it will only become more advanced and extraordinary.

Microsoft to Release Cortana Assistant on Android and iOS

It’s official; Microsoft is planning to bring their coveted Cortana digital assistant to the Android and iOS platforms. Soon iPhone and Android users will be able to use Cortana outside of the Windows 10 environment.

Microsoft has provided a preview of the applications they will be releasing for the mobile phone platforms. They claim that Cortana will function in much the same way whether you make queries from Windows 10, iOS or Android.

You can expect to see the application release for Cortana on Android devices as early as June of this year according to Homejoy. The application for iOS will be released later this year according to sources close to Microsoft.

The integration of Cortana on Android and iOS won’t be exactly the same as Windows 10. However, the apps will still come with full notification support. Cortana will be able to provide you with updates regarding news, sports, weather and more on your mobile device.

Microsoft plans to bring other Windows 10 applications to mobile platforms as well. Applications are planned to take advantage of OneNote, OneDrive and more.

Applying Radiological Techniques is an Indispensable Task for Medical Facilities

Radiology is medical specialty that focuses on certain techniques of imaging different parts of the body with different radiological methods. Radiologists then utilize these images to make diagnoses and treat diseases. The initial imaging technology was X-ray technology. More advanced techniques are ultrasound, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography imaging. Emerging technologies include positron emission technology. These technologies have become famous with their corresponding acronyms. Positron Emission Technology is referred to as PET technology, and magnetic resonance imaging is known as an MRI. Computed tomography is referred to as a CAT scan or a CT scan.

However, X-ray technology is also known as projection radiography. This technology produces a radiograph, and this is the name that the process became known as. Radiographs are taken by projecting X-rays through a patient. This information is then gathered with a device specifically designed to catch these altered X-rays. This altered information is then transformed into a visible image. This image is then assessed by radiologist that then make diagnoses.

Magnetic resonance imaging utilizes magnetic and nuclear technology to exact precise images from multiple perspectives in order to diagnose and treat patients. This is one the most technologically advanced forms of producing images of the soft tissue in the body. CT scans use X-rays, but they are combined with advanced digital algorithms. This combination produces an exacting cross sectional image. This image is known a tomogram. Tomograms are so precise that it often reveals the slightest anomalies. This technology is particularly useful with issues concerning the brain and the associated vascular composition. These forms of radiology are most likely encountered by most people with health issues because they have become common in many medical settings.

The process is known as interventional radiology. It is defined as utilizing various techniques of radiology to treat and diagnose disease, and radiologists perform this analysis. However, radiographers or radiologic technologist perform the actual testing. These are trained technicians, but they are not medical doctors or specialist. The primary benefit of interventional radiology is that it is a minimally invasive means of diagnosing disease. The technology is a superiorly accurate method for this purpose. Radiology is constantly advancing as is the precise application of the treatment and diagnosing capabilities.

However, this technology requires implementation by companies that are designed to make the technology available and useful for medical settings. Imaging Advantage performs this service in the largest medical markets in the United States. We advance radiological solutions throughout the entire medical community including Level 1 and level 2 trauma centers and other imaging centers. We work directly with doctors and other medicals staff to offer advanced teleradiological solutions. We offer unique solutions in practice management, onsite staffing and 24 hour teleradiology, as well as subspecialty coverage. We also perform emergency department optimization in a manner that allows our clientele to deliver extraordinary patient care. This allows Imaging Advantage to effect the health of patients positively along with our partners in the medical field. Visit their Twitter page for more information.

Check out Skout: The New Way to Find Singles On Android

Skout is a universal podium for making friends, chatting and finding dates. It is an Android application that has an amazing dual-pane interface that is easily accessed with snatch gestures, making it easy and fast to maneuver via local singles, read direct messages and receive notifications and who is checking on your profile.

That’s not all; Skout is made with a “Shake to Chat feature” although it doesn’t recognize users’ location or retrieving search results.

Style
Skout’s interface is unique and different from other Android dating applications. The icons used in the app are sharp and circular, although indistinctively reminiscent of the trail.

The primary page shows profile pictures in a grid format. It also shows first names and online status notifications, which can also be rearranged in list form.

When you tap each profile picture, it directly leads you to their detailed profile and the latest update, proximity, photo album, and other details.
At that juncture, you can send chat requests, links and also add your friends to your favorites.

Functionality
The profile platforms are limited to ethnicity, age, height, and a free-form “About Me Field”.
Using the mobile app, you can choose a few options from a given number of body types and your interests. However, those things cannot be utilized as search fields for an unknown reason. It limits its usefulness in finding individuals with similar interest and goals as you.

Skout has hosts chat features with the main menu accessible anywhere around the globe, and allow users to access the latest information on the site, edit your profile picture, view your favorites and see the most recent status on the Skout app.

Pros
Vibrant community- Skout is one of the most popular social networks in the world whether you are a man or a woman looking for sheer fun flirting and chats. There are many active users throughout the day to sustain a Buzz (a photostream) and to make for great chatting pals.

Addictive shake to chat- shaking your phone creates a random connection with other shakers around the world, with whose profile you can view and also chat.

Encourages interaction- features such as comments, backstage photos, likes and virtual gifts, give you an opportunity to connect with complete strangers

Conclusion
It is true to say that Skout has proven to be tons of fun. It is a simple app that can help you revamp your dating spirits once again.

Robots May Replace Car Salesmen Bartenders And Librarians In The Future

A New Report By Nesta And Oxford University Academics Claims That Jobs That Score Low In Creativity Could be Done By Computers
Computer robots will perform jobs that don’t require much creativity according to a new study done by a London-based non-profit research firm. The workforce will become more automated in the future. According to the study, only 21 percent of the over 700 occupations in the US are considered highly creative.

That means unemployment rates could hit an all-time high unless we get creative and create other highly creative jobs. The age of the robots is upon us, and they can be programmed to do jobs like office administrators, miners, car salesmen, loggers, criop farmers and librarians.

If the study is correct, we will need to restructure our labor market and quickly if you ask Kevin Seawright. No one will deny that there are several flaws in our method of creating new jobs that pay people for their creativity. Robot workers are not a bad addition even though workers will lose their jobs. Robots can perform more efficiently than people. That means productivity goes up and costs go down. Some workers already know how it feels to be replaced by a robot or a computer, so the future is here for them. But according to the Nesta report this is only the beginning of the future robot job takeover.

Riding the Nintendo Game

There are some people who grew up playing Nintendo games that will be happy to know that there could be a new amusement park based on beloved characters. Universal Studios has partnered with Nintendo in order to create the park. This partnership will mean that the parks will begin seeing rides and attractions with characters like Mario, Luigi and the Princess. Some of the Nintendo games will also be fuel for thought when it comes to what is created.

 

This is possibly the best news for those like Dr Jennifer Walden who used to sit in front of their game systems for hours playing Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. and other fun games on a square gray video platform. There hasn’t been a date released as to when construction will begin on Wikipedia, but this is sure to be a project that will create a lot of news in the gaming world.

Rationing Internet, A Starving Society

We all love the internet. It fuels our ever-increasing wants and needs, primarily the former. Could there be a day when we have to ration internet and energy? Are we taking internet for granted? Some recent events suggest that day may be closer than you think.

The Britain Royal Society will be discussing a mounting problem of capacity limits for their Internet. According to the most recent studies, Britain’s uses 8 percent of their power output just for Internet. Since their own tech boom, Britain’s power use has been growing at an exponential rate. Some researchers even suggest that it could be using all of its power generation by 2035.

Though they can simply lay down more cables for increased data, this would spike the price in Internet access. Why the big deal? Well, use of our electronics is taking up more energy than you may think. A standard iPhone can use more energy a year than the refrigerator sitting in your kitchen, and with everyone jumping to the next hot electrical device, it may only worsen the problem. Bruce Levenson believes without an increase in number of data center to take on the additional strain, we may eventually be forced to ration the services we take for granted at present.

However scary it may be, this nightmare may very soon become a reality for Britain and other quickly-developing countries.