Vein scan could help future Apple Watch detect non-touch gestures

The Apple Watch may in the future be able to detect gestures without relying on touch, by monitoring the veins in the user’s wrist The movement of the hand itself. The Apple Watch currently offers some simple gestures that users can use to function with this wearable device , but so far, the scope has been fairly limited. In terms of touch-free gestures, most users are familiar with holding up the Apple Watch to wake it up, or bringing the Apple The Watch is held up to the mouth to trigger Siri, but there’s certainly more room to increase the range of gestures.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a “vein-scanning device for automatic gesture and finger recognition. In this patent, Apple proposes to look at the veins inside a user’s wrist as a way to determine what action is being performed by the same hand. According to the patent, the system captures images of the veins in the user’s wrist as it is in various positions. It doesn’t need to capture images of all the veins, just a small group of veins with flow into the joint, and very small ones at that! Snapshot.

The system is needed to capture vein position, relative spacing, shape, displacement, and blood flow. By examining the vein’s position in a particular hand, the system has the potential to determine how the user moves the hand in general, and Infer what gestures they are making. The system can use a predetermined model to aid its detection, as well as a prediction system to refine the model and make inferences based on the confidence values to improve general detection. If the pose sequence is identified with a sufficiently high level of confidence, the detection system can confirm that a gesture has been performed based on the voxel movement and will transmitted to the rest of the computing system.

While it’s feasible for Apple to rely on a similar setup to its existing Apple Watch sensors to perform this vein detection, there have been suggestions that more sensors could play a role, including adding sensors to the area of the watch band that is on the opposite side of the wrist from the Apple Watch body itself, in order to get closer to the veins on the surface.

The declaration is said to be applicable to activities other than gestures on the Apple Watch, as it could assist other activity. It is said that the system can be used for input commands in AR or VR applications, a concept that would eliminate the need for gloves and could be used without adding to the Too much extra hardware provides more control over devices like the Apple Glass.

Samsung Tab S6 Lite Review: value is still online and the S Pen is the finishing touch

In the first half of this year, the world has been battling epidemics and people have been experiencing new changes in their lives. The once bustling grocery store is now the world of the delivery man; the once overcrowded offline cinema is now competing to be the first to play it online. People who once had to “climb mountains” to get to work can now work from home, as long as they are online on time. Students are acquiring knowledge through online means for their studies. Because of the epidemic, more and more people are choosing to stay home for longer periods of time, and having a tablet at home is also the choice of most people.

After many years of evolution, the tablet market has been equally divided between iPad, Surface, and Android. The first two are products, the iPad is on fire for ecology, the Surface is on fire for Microsoft’s toughness, and the latter Android, on the other hand, is an area where many brands are involved and is a reflection of the open ecosystem of Android tablets.

Samsung Tab S6 Lite
Samsung Tab S6 Lite

In the Android tablet ecosystem, the Samsung brand has to be mentioned. By virtue of its position as the ecological leader of mobile phones, it is moving towards a larger screen and becoming the right-hand man for the new light office scene. Tab S The Tab S6 Lite is the “entry level” of the flagship series.

Appearance: thin and light, always ready to pick up and use

Wheel exterior design, Samsung never loses to any brand or even arguably the leader in the industry. This time around, the Tab S6 Lite is overall like a notebook, yes, a traditional notebook that can write.

It’s got the trendy rounded corners all around, with integrated metal on the bezel and back. The more detailed point is that instead of using straight corners at the transition between the middle frame and the back, they are rounded over to the middle frame. The smooth design remains the same around the middle frame.

In fact, I personally don’t like metallic backs, they always give me a cold feeling. But Samsung’s Cherry Pink, Tranquil Blue, and Oxford Grey colors make up for it a bit, and at least the pink and blue still bring some life.

What I like more about the Tab S6 Lite is the camera design, although it still uses a single camera, similar to the body of the The rounded corners make it look more coherent. The design is worth bragging about compared to other brands that have a rounded, squared-off, garden-like offense.

On the front, the Tab S6 Lite has a 10.4-inch 2000×1200 resolution screen, while the materials used are Because the LCD packaging process results in wider bezels around the screen, but the good thing is that It’s the same width all around. On one side of the screen is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, which can be used for selfies or facial recognition.

Here’s more of a mouthful. Since using an LCD screen also means you can’t use an on-screen fingerprint, Samsung simply won’t give the Tab S6 Lite a The fingerprint module, unlocked in a variety of ways: graphic, numeric, mixed codes and facial recognition, so if you use the tablet to make payments, it’s better to Hybrid identification is recommended.

The side with the button is equipped with a magnetic attachable S Pen.

If I had to pick one thing I’m probably most happy with about the look of the Tab S6 Lite, it would be the weight. Despite having a 7000 mAh battery, the weight is kept at 465g (Wi-Fi)/467g (LTE). The thickness of the body is also just 7mm. With the official case, it’s so light and thin like a traditional laptop that you can even ignore it in your bag.

4096 Class Pressure Sensitive Pro Spen

The Tab S6 Lite is supported with an S Pen. The first time Samsung supported a stylus on a tablet would have been in 2017 with the Tab S3. which was launched at the MWC in Barcelona. The Spen was stunning at times. Nearly 3 years into development, Spen’s size and usability has been greatly enhanced.

Along with the Tab S6 Lite comes with the same color of the Spen and the body. The body of the pen is made of skin-like material.The Pen can be attached to the tablet or clipped into the official protective case. The design of the case is unique in that it uses the extra space when folded to put in the pen slot that can attach the S Pen.

The S Pen supports 4096 levels of pressure, which is the same as the flagship Tab S6, with different strengths when using the S Pen Presenting strokes of varying thickness and depth.The 0.7 mm nib allows for finer detail when drawing.

In terms of application features, this S Pen is equipped with essentially the same features as the flagship, with support for converting handwriting to digital text, converting the Text is saved as Word, JPG and PDF documents. tab S6 Lite has built-in Sogou input method support first. Recognition. When typing, just use the S Pen continuous writing can completely replace the keyboard, the recognition rate is about 95% or more.

The Tab S6 Lite also supports resting screen quick write which is a frequent feature on the Note series phones, so you can take notes at any time without turning on the phone.

Performance.

Tab S6 Lite is powered by Samsung Exynos 9611 processor based on 10nm process, CPU Uses four A73 processors paired with four A53 processors, with large cores topping out at 2.3 GHz and small cores at 1.73GHz. performance is sufficient for daily use.

With a 7040 mAh battery, you can basically use it for a day without problems.

Summing up.

On more and more days at home, small screen phones are not becoming central. Large screens and even televisions are starting to act as the mainstay of the home. The tablet is somewhere between a TV and a phone, with a large screen and the ability to offer almost the same features as a phone, making it the choice of most people.

The Samsung Tab series has grown to 6 generations. There’s the Tab S6 for professionals and the Tab S6 Lite for students and the young masses. 10.4-inch screen with a 4096-powered USB stick and a 10.4-inch screen with a 10.5-inch screen. inch screen and a 4096-rated S Pen, you can use your imagination and write on the Tab!

Pros

  •   10.4-inch screen
  •   4096-level pressure-sensitive S Pen
  •   Dual speakers with Dolby 3D audio support

Disadvantages

  •   Slightly higher price
  •   Keyboards must be purchased separately.
  •   PC-less mode

New coronavirus infection rate in an Amazon warehouse is 4 times higher than the surrounding area

Last month, an internal Amazon memo showed that an Amazon warehouse in Minnesota had more than four times the rate of new coronavirus infections in surrounding communities, according to media reports.

In recent weeks, Amazon executives and spokespeople have said that its U.S. warehouses are performing no worse than neighboring communities, and sometimes even better. Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of global operations, said in an interview last month: ” The rate of neo-coronavirus infection among Amazon warehouse workers is slightly lower than the actual rate of infection in the community.”

So far, Amazon has declined to release how many workers have been infected with the new coronavirus, with Amazon giving the reasoning that such a statistic is meaningless without considering the specifics.

It’s unclear whether the infection rate at other Amazon warehouses also exceeds the community infection rate. This internal memo shows that as of mid-May, Amazon’s Shakopee, Minn. Forty-five cases were found at the MSP1 plant, enough to bring the infection rate to 1.7 percent.

That number is higher than the rural counties surrounding the warehouse, roughly the size of nearby Minneapolis-St. Petersburg ( (Minneapolis-St. Paul) four times the rate in any one county. At the time, Hennepin County, where Minneapolis is located, reported an infection rate of 0.4 percent.

The memo did not specify whether Amazon executives believed employees were infected with the messenger virus on the job. In response, Amazon spokeswoman Kelly Cheeseman said in an emailed statement : “Nothing is more important than the safety of our team.”

Like other tech companies, Amazon took a number of steps after the outbreak of the new coronavirus. But workers complained that Amazon didn’t notify employees immediately after they were diagnosed with the virus.

As a result, workers were left to compile their own statistics to determine the prevalence of the virus in their warehouses. Jana Jumpp, an Amazon warehouse worker in Indiana, has been collecting relevant data according to her5 In mid-month, it said that at least 800 Amazon warehouse workers had been diagnosed with the new coronavirus.

Last night, Amazon announced that it would pay a one-time bonus of $500 (per person) to most of its frontline employees this month for their work at ensured the continued operation of the company’s e-commerce business during the new coronavirus outbreak. These awards will cost the company approximately $500 million.

An All-Internet Boycott of Trump: social media goes left, Facebook goes right

Facebook to the left, others to the right

The United States social media is taking action by “blanket-blocking” inappropriate comments made by a president.

The death of Freud, an African-American, had intensified racial tensions in the United States and led to social unrest. Calming the situation and healing the social divide is the most urgent demand for citizens who want to return to normal life.

For American politicians, this is especially a time to test the art of “serving bowls”. However, Trump is often a tweet blowing up the whole network, he retweeted a video in which someone shouted the white supremacist group’s slogan”. White Power” and even images of white couples pointing guns at protesting protesters.

Groups of Trump supporters are also active on various social media outlets, and their intense views and hate speech have further torn American society apart.

The American court of public opinion on social media owned by tech companies, Twitter, Reddit, Google’s YouTube, and Amazon’s Twitch have all begun to restrict the hate speech that Trump and his supporters intensify.

Only Facebook was indifferent but paid the price for acquiescing to hate speech.

Comprehensive social media sanctions

“Didn’t hear”, “don’t know”, “not responsible” – this is Trump’s most common trifecta of denial.

He quoted a “famous quote” from a racist suppression of affirmative action, then said he didn’t understand the context; then retweeted a video containing the phrase “white power”, a slogan from a “white supremacy” campaign group, which the White House explained he hadn’t heard…

The list goes on and on, with hate speech and disinformation flooding social media platforms, and the ever-neutral social media companies could no longer watch and felt they could no longer sit back and watch such mutually hostile rhetoric and the disinformation that went along with it.

The first to take action was Trump’s main battleground location, Twitter.

At first, Twitter was mildly flagging Trump’s inaccurate tweet, indicating that it needed fact-checking, but Trump immediately signed a presidential executive order at lightning speed to regulate social media.

Since then, the social media backlash has begun with.

Twitter to begin limiting Trump’s incitement to violence.

on the social forum Reddit, a subforum of “The_Donald” where 800,000 Trump supporters gather, which has now been banned.

Wired magazine quoted Reddit CEO Steve Huffman as saying that the group was in violation of the site’s rules, and that Reddit prohibits targeted harassment and hate speech.

Amazon’s gaming social platform Twitch, which also temporarily banned Trump’s campaign account, which retweeted Trump’s 2015 campaign speech stigmatizing Mexican immigrants.

Google’s YouTube has also temporarily banned six leading “white-ism” video accounts for supporting hate… Speech acts. One of the YouTubers said he would sue Google.

Advertiser gold owners boycott Facebook

Most social media outlets are taking action, but that doesn’t include the giant Facebook, which has chosen to do nothing on the grounds of neutrality.

Although Zuckerberg said in an internal letter that some of Trump’s comments were “disgusting,” on stage, he chose to side with Trump, and in an interview with Fox New not only criticized Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s approach, but also insisted that social media should not be the “arbiter of truth,” meaning that even in the face of false information, should not be dealt with.

This statement was met with public outcry, and even a strike by Facebook employees in protest. But that had no effect on Zuckerberg and his Facebook. People quickly reacted to the fact that the only way to make it work was to choke it down – to stop advertising to Facebook. Facebook made the change.

The advertisers – or rather, the consumers behind those advertisers – did.

The U.S. civil rights group called on all advertisers to stop running Facebook and Instagram ads in July, saying: “We are sending a powerful message to Facebook that promoting hate, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism and violence in exchange for profits is definitely not good business”.

This week, brands such as Clorox, Adidas, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Ford, Volkswagen, Microsoft, Blue Bottle Coffee and many more announced they were joining the boycott of Facebook.

More than a hundred companies have announced boycotts of Facebook, and the list is growing: Lululemon, Levi’s, Mozilla, Patagonia, Eileen Fisher, Eddie Bauer, JanSport, and a host of other brands are also protesting Facebook’s abandonment of justice for profit.

Clorox, the hottest disinfectant brand in the US during the outbreak, said it would stop all advertising on Facebook by December because “we felt we had to take action against hate speech”.

Despite the growing number of companies joining, some of the biggest contributors to Facebook’s $70 billion in ad revenue, also Didn’t really join the protest. People are tweeting out appeals to the top 10 Facebook gold holders to do something to force Facebook to take on the responsibility that a social media giant should.

New Social Grounds Emerge

The social media war is far from over, and restricted Trump supporters have decided to open up their own space, the so-called “free speech” social platform Parler.

Parler’s model is no different from Twitter, the difference is that it supports Trump and does not restrict hate speech. According to CNBC, Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, has been running Parler since 2018. Parler works. Trump’s son, Eric Trump, and his wife, Lara, joined on the same day in May.

Trump supporters and several Republican lawmakers have continued to flock to the platform in recent months. The platform already has Trump’s son and his lawyer, among others, and has seen a huge increase of 500,000 users in one week.

The U.S. Conservative Party believes that Twitter is already in the hands of Silicon Valley technology companies, they try to take Twitter users “out” to the Parler.Ohio Congressman Jordan also tweeted an invitation to his 1.4 million Twitter followers to register Parler.

Matze told the media, “A lot of users are Trump supporters. I don’t care, I’m not going to judge them in any way.”

In the online age, as events fester, social media users are always brought to intense emotions, close to the truth but farther away from it, and this has brought countless traffic to social media, yet whether it’s growing racism or extreme political correctness turning into an over-the-top campaign, it’s the public that will ultimately be hurt.

Whether or not they can give up their traffic and commercial interests to protect the public, some social media and Facebook, have made very different choices.

Facebook forced to agree to third-party speech control audit as advertiser boycotts continue to fester

Facebook has had to make a concession in the face of a growing advertiser boycott.

On July 1, Facebook announced that it was agreeing to a third-party audit of how it controls hate speech in an effort to appease advertisers.

In the middle of the month, six major nonprofits launched the “Stop Hate for Profit” campaign, which accuses Facebook of condoning hate speech on its platform for profit, arguing that Facebook isn’t doing enough to remove divisive, racist and hateful content.

So far, more than 160 global companies, including Unilever, Adidas, Verizon and Coca-Cola, have announced that they will suspend paid advertising on Facebook starting in July, as a way to strongly condemn Facebook for ignoring inflammatory speech and false information on the platform.

According to the Media Budget Report published by market research firm Zenith, advertisers will spend $84 billion on marketing on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in 2019.

In an effort to appease advertisers, Facebook said today that the Media Rating Council, a media evaluation firm, will conduct an audit of how Facebook controls hate speech to assess how well Facebook protects advertisers’ ads from appearing in hate speech content and the accuracy of Facebook’s reporting in certain areas.

Meanwhile, Facebook said the scope and timing of the audit is still being determined. In addition, according to an ad agency executive who will be on the conference call, to appease advertisers, Facebook is responsible for the global Carolyn Everson, Vice President of Marketing Solutions, will be on the conference call today via Address the advertisers.

Last week, Facebook announced that it would label “newsworthy” content that violated its policies, but that failed to satisfy the organizers of a boycott that it plans to call on more advertisers around the world to join it.

Yesterday, Facebook cited “dangerous individuals and organizations” for violating its policy of “reportable” content, but the boycott failed to satisfy organizers, who plan to call on more global advertisers to join the campaign. (Individuals and Organizations) policy to delete the link to the extreme right wing. A network of accounts, groups and pages associated with the extremist movement “Boogaloo”. It is forbidden for “any organization or individual who proclaims a violent mission or engages in violent activities to appear on the Facebook platform”. A total of 220 Facebook accounts, 95 Facebook groups and 95 Facebook pages from the “boogaloo” network were deleted. Instagram accounts, 28 pages and 106 groups, as well as 400 other groups that host similar content and 100 pages.

Hatch, who is also Facebook’s vice president of marketing for Northern Europe, said today that Facebook is doing everything it can to address its Hate speech on the platform. In an interview, Hatch said, “We set out to address the problem many years ago and invested millions of dollars in our team and our systems. ”

“Specific to hate speech, our system now automatically detects and deletes 90 percent of hate speech. Of course, it’s still not perfect, but it’s a dramatic improvement over the 23 percent we had a few years ago,” Hatch said.