Google I/O And Its 5 Most Important Announcements

Most people who read technology news in a daily basis are more than interested in everything that has to do with Artificial Intelligence. Some follow it because they are truly admired, while others follow it because they are scared… but that’s a topic we will talk about other day.

The thing is that Google I/O is very important when it comes to artificial intelligence, and here you have the most important announcements!

1-) Google Lens Is Coming!

Some people believed that it was only a rumor, but Google Lens is coming and it’s doing it very soon.

This new product by the Alphabet Company comes with a cutting-edge technology which allows it to recognize objects in real time. For example, you could show a car to it and the smartphone or device would be able to tell you exactly what it is. It’s truly amazing, and the possibilities for this type of technology are endless…

2-) Google Photo’s Tools:

The cutting-edge Google Photo apps has now a gigantic user base of 500 million members, and in order to make it even better for its current users, they are going to add more tools to the app.

These new tools will use machine learning to do many interesting things, for example recognizing the elements present in the photo, ordering them, etc.

It’s very important to do this, because there are many other apps in the market, and many of them have better features than Google Photo. But if they integrate machine learning, then things are going to get really interesting, so that’s what they need to do.

3-) Visual Positioning System:

Google is also developing a new type of technology which allows you to find any product in big stores or warehouses. Could you imagine that? It’s like GPS on steroids, and Google’s head virtual reality, Clay Bavor, agrees with us on that.

Visual positioning system also known as VPS is still in development, but once it’s fully functional and ready to be used, it’s going to be a total revolution.

4-) Daydream:

Google is going to take daydreaming to the next level with one of its most daring inventions: Daydream. This virtual reality device is going to offer people the opportunity to experience virtual reality without spending a fortune.

A lot of people already want to test it, and it’s not hard to understand why. But it will be launched with all of its main features very soon.

5-) Google Home:

Although some people believe that Google Home is going to lose the battle to Amazon, it’s not true at all, because Google is not doing to surrender any soon.

They are working on making Google Home better and more functional, so more people can prefer it over what Amazon offers right now.

Although it’s still a lot of improvement to be done to make Google Home better, we can say from here that it’s going to cause a huge impact any time soon.

Read More

Dirty, Messy And a Night Owl: Are You Really Smarter?

Nowadays it seems like everyone who is dirty, messy, sleeps late at night and that smells like a dead raccoon is some sort of genius. But is it really the case?

It’s easy to see that many “reputable” institutions publish this kind of studies in a regular basis, and these are syndicated by many newspapers and news portals around the world.

But is it really true? Not because it is popular it does mean that it’s right or true. And that’s why we have launched this article, so you can get to know that being dirty, messy and sleeping late at night won’t make you a genius…

Flawed Logic:

It’s like saying that because you are an atheist you are smarter than most religious people. That is flawed logic, because most people who sustain such a baseless argument often do so by citing geniuses like Bertrand Russell, Ayn Rand or even Mark Zuckerberg to say that because these “geniuses” were or are atheists it’s a clear evidence that atheists are automatically superior intellectually to religious people.

But we could counter-argument that many of the greatest genius in history have been profoundly religious or simply had a firm belief in God or any other form of superior being or force:

  • Galileo Galilei
  • Nicholas Copernicus
  • Rene Descartes
  • Isaac Newton
  • Blaise Pascal
  • Michael Faraday
  • Albert Einstein

And the list goes on and on. And we could use the same flawed logic as with the previous argument, and use this as some sort of proof that religious people are immediately superior intellectually to atheist persons. But we all can get to know after a short analysis that it’s not the belief in God or its absence that makes one a genius.

The same can be used for our case. There are some studies which “argument” that because some geniuses didn’t have much order in the way they worked, then it means that the lack of order is a trace of intelligence, but again that’s a deeply flawed way of looking at things.

While it’s true that some geniuses were not known for being extremely organized, it’s true that they were above most people and had a burning desire for knowledge, and your average Joe who doesn’t clean his room, spends all evenings drinking beer while watching Wrestle Mania and is a night owl is not precisely a genius…

The thing is that newspapers like to publish these “serious” studies in order to cater to their audience.

“Are you messy, irresponsible and have no sense of what order means? Then don’t worry, because latest studies prove that messy, unorganized and smelly people are smarter than average persons!”

That’s how dumb it sounds. These NEGATIVE aspects of human personality are not to be admired, they are to be REJECTED! And that’s why these publications do a lot of harm, because they seem to encourage people to follow these bad behaviors, and that’s truly bad.

Let us know what you think!

Read More

The Rise of Bitcoin: What Is Going On?

So far now most of us know about the most popular crypto-currency out there: Bitcoin. It started small and back them, many years ago, people though it was a joke and a nerd’s thing. But nowadays it’s a serious thing, especially when you get to one that a single bitcoin is worth $2,000 USD.

$2,000 a coin is some serious value, and this crypto-currency has just reached this value a day ago, and according to experts it will continue to grow, although others think that it has reached its last peak for the year, but that next year it will probably duplicate its value, in this case it means it will reach the $4,000 mark. Of course, it’s just mere speculation, but similar predictions were made in 2016, and as it seems they were not wrong at all.

Back them in 2016 a single bitcoin costed a bit more than $800 USD, and it has elevated its price by 2.5, which is for sure a very interesting effect. And according to experts, as we said before, this effect could be replicated in 2018.

A Great Business Opportunity?

Although some people don’t trust crypto-currencies at all, there are many who are more than ready to vouch for them. And after all, big business gains require big and daring moves.

According to many businessmen and experts on the matter, BTC represents a magnificent business opportunity. And this will remain this same way for many years to come.

But how it is happening. Why is BTC becoming so valuable and why so many people seem to trust that it will grow more and more year by year? Let’s explain it.

It’s Becoming Trending:

As we said, just a few years ago, only a few people talked about BTC and many linked it to illegal activities in the deep web, but nowadays it’s a very serious thing. You have people buying BTC in the big leagues without problems, but it’s even more important to see that countries like Japan are implementing and encouraging its use.

That’s exactly what a currency of this kind needs to grow: More freedom and a wider public. That’s exactly what Japan is doing and many other businesses and companies in other countries are doing the same.

More and more people are starting to accept bitcoins are a medium of payment, and that’s excellent. Because the more people that get involved the more value it will get in the long run.

Many people didn’t really believe in the potential of this amazing crypto-currency but with its actual value and the encouraging predictions experts launch, it’s more than easy to understand why so many people are venturing themselves into the world of BTC and cryto-currencies.

So that’s it. Now you can see that BTC is a big business and it will remain this same way for many years to come. As the world advances more, crypto-currencies will gain even more strength and ground.

Read More