This facial mapping technology has been designed to improve television language dubbing, but it also has strong potential for those seeking to deceive.
Because effective communication is increasingly important to scientists’ career progression, face-based biases may influence not just which scientists’ work gains popularity or acceptance among the public, but even which research is actually conducted, and by whom.
As new technology allows us to feed a steady stream of news into our brains, are we gaining any real knowledge, or just entertaining ourselves with superficial matters? That’s the question British elites asked in the early nineteenth century, when cheap magazines created a sudden glut of easily consumed information.
People who watch a lot of television are more likely to be susceptible to everyday myths -- irrespective of their age, education or gender. Television viewing not only changes attitudes and values but also has a fundamental negative influence upon knowledge about fundamental societal principles.
There is now a pressure to churn out stories, including dubious ones, in order to get clicks, because they equal money. Once a certain critical mass is reached, repetition has a powerful effect on belief. The rumour becomes true for readers simply by virtue of its ubiquity.
For the first time experts have been able to eliminate external factors and specifically pinpoint television as having a direct link with female body ideals.
Many people blame the media outlets for their bias, instead of the appetite for bias among readers.
BTDigg is the BitTorrent DHT search engine.
Regular exposure to stereotypical news coverage creates negative implicit attitudes.
Teenage girls like and feel more similar to women in appearance-focused jobs such as models and actresses, though they find female CEOs and military pilots to be better role models.
Subsonic is an open source, web-based media server. It is written in Java, so it can run on any operating system with Java support. Subsonic supports streaming to multiple clients simultaneously, and supports any streamable media. Subsonic also supports on-the-fly media conversion of most popular media formats, including WMA, FLAC, and more.
A recently-published study finds that we may be wrong about the role of the Internet in the decline of newspapers.
MacroFusion is a neat little GUI for great tool Enfuse (command line). It makes easy fusion few photos to one with great DOF (Deep of Field) or DR (Dynamic Range). It can be useful for every macro lovers or landscapers.
New research, published in the journal Social Influence, has found that question headlines are significantly more effective than declarative headlines in generating readership.
Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse. Freesound provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to:
browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a "sounds-like" type of browsing and more
upload and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license
interact with fellow sound-artists!
We also aim to create an open database of sounds that can also be used for scientific research. Many audio research institutions have trouble finding correctly licensed audio to test their algorithms. Many have voiced this problem, but so far there hasn't been a solution.