Scientists are using Rorschach inkblots to help build better bionic eyes for the blind
Hermann Rorschach's famous inkblots are now helping fix blindness. He made 10 of them in 1921, and for a long time they were used to examine someone's personality traits and emotional capacity by analyzing what that person saw in each inkblot. Scientist Richard Taylor is now using them to increase visibility in blind people via bionic eyeballs. Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »
The iPhone 8 could have a next-generation selfie camera (AAPL)
Apple's next iPhone will likely have a next-generation front-facing camera that can sense 3D space as well as enable applications like facial recognition, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote in a recent note to investors. One application for the new 3D front camera is for games that can show the user's face in the place of a character, according to the note, which was seen by Businesss Insider. Other applications include facial recognition, iris recognition, and improved selfies. "We think the advanced 3D front camera system will allow the new iPhone to perform 3D sensing and modeling," Kuo wrote. A sensor camera that can locate how far objects are away from it could enable other applications in augmented reality, an emerging technology that Apple CEO Tim Cook is fond of discussing in public. Apple recently bought Faceshift, a company that worked on AR-related facial transformation technology. The sensor also purportedly includes technology from PrimeSense, an A..
Google agrees to let a third party audit its ad metrics (GOOG, GOOGL)
YouTube has agreed to let a third party audit its advertising metrics amid growing concerns that platforms owned by Facebook and Google may not be reporting their data accurately. In an announcement in The Wall Street Journal, Google, which owns YouTube, said it will allow the Media Rating Council, an ad industry group, to track ad measurements on the video network. The move will make sure YouTube is accurately reporting viewing statistics to its advertisers. Facebook also announced it would allow the Media Rating Council to audit its ad metrics following a few recent incidents where the social network admitted it miscalculated some of its ad metrics, angering advertisers. There hasn't been any evidence so far that Google or YouTube has miscalculated metrics, but the audit by the Media Rating Council should help alleviate concerns from advertisers. Check out Google's announcement in the WSJ for more details >> SEE ALSO: Google Fiber has a new boss and is losing hundreds o..
This personalized watercraft glides above the water
The Q2S electric watercraft by Quadrofoil allows riders to glide above the tide at certain speeds. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
The next iPhone could make it so you never have to worry about having enough storage space (AAPL)
Apple's Asian supply chain is gearing up to build next-generation iPhones ahead of a launch later this year, and it's generating a lot of chatter about what to expect from the next iPhone. Research firm TrendForce issued a report on Tuesday with its predictions for Apple's next iPhone, citing "information from the supply chain." Lots of details from the TrendForce report line up with current rumors, but there's one new wrinkle it suggests: the "high-end" iPhone could come with only two storage options, 64GB and 256GB. TrendForce analysts also believe the "next high-end iPhone" will come with 3GB of RAM. Because TrendForce issues reports on DRAM and other memory components, it's a subject that the company is likely to have some authority on in its forecasts. The iPhone 7 starts with 32GB of storage space for $650, which is an increase from previous iPhone models with came with 16GB of storage space — which was too little, as users found that space quickly ..
This 3D artist spent over a year turning computer loading icons into playful animations
3D artist Raphael Vangelis used stop-motion animation on a variety of well-known computer loading icons. His project featured 30 different loading screens, from companies such as Facebook, Spotify, and Google. It took him over a year to complete his designs, having printed and painted pieces by hand, before applying the stop-motion animation. He wanted to "pay homage" to all the time we waste starring at computer loading screens. Produced by David Ibekwe Join the conversation about this story »