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Myo armband makes hands-free motion control real

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Gesture-controlled computing is well on its way to transitioning from fantasy to reality

It’s most often accomplished via vision sensors that watch you or your hands and track your movement (think Microsoft Kinect for Xbox)Myo, however, is a gesture controlled armband that reads forearm muscle movement to interpret a wide range of intentions.

With its matte-black rubber covering, zigzag bands and block-like…

Myo armband makes hands-free motion control real

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Gesture-controlled computing is well on its way to transitioning from fantasy to reality

It’s most often accomplished via vision sensors that watch you or your hands and track your movement (think Microsoft Kinect for Xbox)Myo, however, is a gesture controlled armband that reads forearm muscle movement to interpret a wide range of intentions.

With its matte-black rubber covering, zigzag bands and block-like…

Myo armband makes hands-free motion control real

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Gesture-controlled computing is well on its way to transitioning from fantasy to reality

It’s most often accomplished via vision sensors that watch you or your hands and track your movement (think Microsoft Kinect for Xbox)Myo, however, is a gesture controlled armband that reads forearm muscle movement to interpret a wide range of intentions.

With its matte-black rubber covering, zigzag bands and block-like…

Aesthetics algorithm spots beauty that humans overlook

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Beautiful images are not always popular ones, which is where the CrowdBeauty algorithm can help, computer scientists say.

One of the depressing truths about social media is that the popularity of an image is not necessarily an indication of its quality. It’s easy to find hugely popular content of dubious quality. But it’s much harder to find unpopular content of high quality.

That’s largely because popularity is governed by a power law: A small proportion of content receives a large…

5 can’t-miss apps: ‘QuizUp,’ StubHub, Hoopla and more

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With rumors swirling around the upcoming Android Mand Apple TV updates, you could have easily missed some of this week’s best new apps.

Luckily, each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes QuizUp’s redesign, an app that leverages public libraries to let you borrow music and ebooks and new StubHub features that help you plan around the events you’re going…

Snapchat invests in shopping app Spring

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Would you buy clothes on Snapchat?

The social media startup seems to think so — or at least, it is investing an unspecified amount into a shopping app called Spring, according to a Re/code report which cites sources familiar with the matter

Spring, which launched last year for iOS and Android, recommends menswear and womenswear via a slick photo-friendly feed somewhat resembling Instagram. Spring’s parent…

Mystery Uber cars in Pittsburgh aren’t self-driving — yet

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Mysterious Uber cars are zipping around Pittsburgh, and witnesses aren’t quite sure what to make of them

Uber is currently testing out several vehicles in the city, which are easy enough to pick out by the large gray contraption on top and the words “Uber Advanced Technologies Center” on the sides,
according to the Pittsburgh Business Times

The Pittsburgh Business Times originally published a purported image of one of Uber’s…

Report: Next version of Android will let you log into apps with a fingerprint

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Say goodbye to remembering long passwords.

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Report: Next version of Android will let you log into apps with a fingerprint

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Say goodbye to remembering long passwords.

The next version of Android

Microsoft’s Outlook.com redesign includes new organization features

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Microsoft is giving its Outlook.com a pretty big facelift.

The company previewed several major changes to its email client Thursday including a redesigned inbox, new support for Skype and third-party apps and new calendar features. The revamped Outlook.com will begin rolling out Thursday as a preview to some users and will be available more broadly over the next few weeks

Outlook.com inboxes will now support Microsoft’s…