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  • Prisma uses AI to turn your photos into graphic novel fodder double quick

    Prisma uses AI to turn your photos into graphic novel fodder double quick

    Artists beware! AI is coming for your paintbrush too… A new iOS app, called Prisma, is using deep learning algorithms to turn smartphone photos into stylized artworks based on different artwork/graphical styles. Snap or choose your photo, select an ‘art filter’ to be applied and then wait as the app works its algorithmic magic — returning your… Read More

  • Enter A World Of Crazy Sensual Mix-Ups With A DIY Synesthesia Mask

    Enter A World Of Crazy Sensual Mix-Ups With A DIY Synesthesia Mask

    Synesthesia, aka the mixing of the senses, is a super power to be feared. But while many synesthetes have boring talents – imagining numbers as colors, for example – this DIY hack lets you turn color into scents, thereby unlocking the rainbow of potential fruit flavors. Created by Zachary Howard, the system works by reading colors on various surfaces and then responding with a… Read More

  • Coming Soon: Smartphones With 16MP Cameras

    If you look at the batches of new cell phones Japan’s leading mobile carriers have been presenting in recent months, you’ll notice the high-quality cameras some of the models have. And now major Japanese chip maker Renesas (which merged with NEC last year) is even promising [JP] 16MP cameras in future handsets. Read More

  • New chip enhances video playback quality on mobile phones

    Relatively blurry screenshots (1-seg digital TV broadcast for portable devices in Japan) Toshiba Japan managed to develop a prototype chip that makes it possible to view videos on cell phones and portable media players with the same quality as LCD TVs. Large-size LCD screens use special chips that can speed up the slow switching response of liquid crystal molecules, which makes it possible… Read More