Windows 10 Bureaucrat Edition | Tech Talk Today 171

Windows 10 Bureaucrat Edition | Tech Talk Today 171

Microsoft announces seven version of Windows 10, Google updates Fit with more features & Wolfram claims they can identify any picture, so we put it to the test!

Plus Bill Nye the Science guy is also the Planetary Guy. We discuss his ambitious new Kickstarter.

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Wolfram has created a website that will identify any image you throw at it | The Verge

“It won’t always get it right, but most of the time I think it does remarkably well,” Wolfram writes. “And to me what’s particularly fascinating is that when it does get something wrong, the mistakes it makes mostly seem remarkably human.” In some brief testing, that’s a pretty fair assessment. I plugged in things like Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome and was told it was “elevation,” while a photo of a gecko was identified as a “night lizard.” Remarkably though, it identified a picture of a cow as “black angus,” and two cups of ice cream as “frozen yogurt.” Close enough.

Official Android Blog: Google Fit: Make every step count

Google Fit now estimates distance and calories burned. Simply update your profile to include gender, height and weight and we’ll let you know how far you’ve gone and estimated calories you’ve burned off throughout the day and during your workouts.

Introducing Windows 10 Editions

As in the past, we will offer different Windows editions that are tailored for various device families and uses. These different editions address specific needs of our various customers, from consumers to small businesses to the largest enterprises.

US Government Gets Impatient, Wants Cars to Talk To Each Other Now

In the future every car will talk with other cars on the road through vehicle-to-vehicle communications (V2V). But the government doesn’t think that tech is coming soon enough. The US Department of Transportation announced yesterday that it will accelerate efforts to mandate V2V on American roads.

As The Verge notes, the NTSHA already has plans to deliver a proposal for regulations and standards for V2V technology by 2016. But the USDOT wants them sooner.

LightSail: A Revolutionary Solar Sailing Spacecraft by Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society — Kickstarter

Unlimited free energy from the sun will provide CubeSat propulsion and revolutionize access to space for low-cost citizen projects.

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