‘Jimmy,’ the first member of a family of robot kits for 3D printers developed by Intel, is due for release in September. The chipmaker hopes that enthusiasts will be willing to develop more functionality for the robots to carry out various daily activities.
India’s Sohum Innovation Lab, founded by Neeti Kailas and her husband Nitin Sisodia, has developed a prototype for a screening device called Sohum that can detect early hearing loss in infants ahead of any speech loss.
Some governments are paying more attention to digital diplomacy these days. India is one of them. A recent Twitter analysis projects that India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the fifth most-followed world leader on Twitter, will soon overtake the White House’s 4.97 million followers.
An experimental feature called “retweet with comment” gives Twitter users participating in conversation added context and commentary. This feature might end up replacing the “quote tweet” option.
A new study released by Forrester Research shows that Facebook, the world’s biggest social network, continues to be the top choice for U.S. teens, despite earlier reports of young people bolting in favor of other services.
Facelock relies on psychological research showing that humans recognize familiar faces even in low-grade images to create a new authentication system. Picking a familiar face out of a set of images can then be used as a password to lock or unlock a device.