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‘Switch to Android’ App Available to All Phones with Android 12

‘Switch to Android’ App Available to All Phones with Android 12

screenshot: android Android announced its support for the ‘Switch to Android’ app on iOS Wednesday, which will now be available to all users moving from iOS to phones with Android 12. The app is designed to make the hassle of transitioning from iPhone to Android easier. Android’s’ Switch to Android’ is a welcome sight for …

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‘Switch to Android’ App Available to All Phones with Android 12

‘Swap to Android’ App Available to All Phones with Android 12

screenshot: android Android announced its support for the ‘Swap to Android’ app on iOS Wednesday, which will now be available to all users moving from iOS to phones with Android 12. The app is designed to make the hassle of transitioning from iPhone to Android easier. Android’s ‘Swap to Android’ is a welcome sight for …

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Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech

Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech

photo: John MacDougall (Getty Images) Microsoft’s turning its back on its scientifically suspect and ethically dubious emotion recognition technology. For now, at least. In a major win for privacy advocates sounding the alarm on under-tested and invasive biometric technology, Microsoft announced it’s planning to retire its so-called “emotion recognition” detection systems from its Azure Face …

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OpenAI Taught an AI to Play Minecraft

OpenAI Taught an AI to Play Minecraft

photo: Leon Neal (Getty Images) Chess, goand now—Minecraft. Artificial intelligence models have added a new victory to their gaming kill list. Using a mix of unlabeled Minecraft videos and a small dataset of ones labeled by contractors, artificial intelligence company OpenAI was able to train a neural network to competently play Minecraft—a milestone for the …

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These Wild Bats Remembered a Specific Phone Ringtone 4 Years Later

These Wild Bats Remembered a Specific Phone Ringtone 4 Years Later

A frog-eating bat with its favorite preyPhoto: Marcos Guerra Bats could be up there with elephants as animals that never forget. A new study found that wild bats were able to remember a specific ringtone four years after learning to associate it with food. Researchers led by May Dixon, now a postdoctoral scholar at The …

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VR Researches Simulate Kisses With Ultrasonic Transducers

VR Researches Simulate Kisses With Ultrasonic Transducers

Without adding any hardware that actually makes contact with the wearer’s face, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Future Interfaces Group have modified an off-the-shelf virtual reality headset so that it recreates the sensation of touch in and around a user’s mouth, finally fulfilling virtual reality’s inevitable one true purpose. Aside from handheld controllers that occasionally …

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