Technology

The market for double-eyelid surgery in China is expected to worth over US$100 billion this year. It’s not difficult to see why. More than half of the people in East Asia are born without a fold in the eyelid – a feature gravely cherished by most of the population. According to 25-year old Beijing resident Sharon Lu, double-eyelid surgery has since 2017 become “as easy as getting a new haircut.” This trend has since last year escalated into a more serious social problem: Snapchat dysmorphia. Cosmetic doctor Tijion Esho, founder of th...
Early Tuesday morning, Facebook announced details of its new cryptocurrency, Libra which is expected to allow people to send money to their loved ones and also buy things without any extra fee attached. As part of the announcement, Facebook released a white paper that explains Libra cryptocurrency and how the system works. The official public launch of the system is expected to take place in the first half of 2020 and you can buy out Facebook cryptocurrency either online or at local grocery stores with the aid of the Libra identificat...
NVIDIA Research team has made life easier for novice painters with a new deep learning tool: GauGAN that will turn rough doodles sketched into a Microsoft-like paint into “photorealistic masterpieces.” GauGAN converts ordinary lines and patches into “lifelike images” using GAN or generative adversarial networks, the famous class of machine learning systems developed in 2014 by Ian Goodfellow. GauGAN, which could be used to draw a landscape with all possible real-life features, could be a powerful tool to everyone; architects, urban p...
Apple always has some tricks up its sleeve for its annual WWDC. This time it was the Apple monitor stand that costs $1000. The one launch that got people talking after this year’s WWDC was not the latest iOS 13 or the stunning Mac Pro Display XDR, it was a monitor stand that costs as much as the Apple XS. The monitor stand officially called the Apple pro stand, isn’t coated in gold or any kind of jewels nor does it have a ground-breaking new-age technology. It’s just a monitor stand required to hold a computer monitor at place. Th...
Nintendo in today’s Direct presentation revealed more information about its upcoming RPG games: Pokémon Sword & Shield, including the release date. It’s now official and quite uncanny for gamers, the Pokémon Sword & Shield release date is in November, in between the window Hideo Kojima gave us for the long-awaited Death Stranding and the very first single-player Star Wars releases. Considering the time-frame people could allot for a particular game, nailing it right would require some level of concentration at least for a few...
If you are looking for a lightweight laptop with a 17-inch screen but without the steep price, the newest LG Gram Laptops on sale is an excellent bet. LG has released the newest models of the LG Gram laptops with four screen variants – 15.6-inch, 14-inch, 13.3-inch, and 17-inch. All the variants include super-long battery life and strong performance packed into a light-weight body. LG Gram 17-inch 17-inch laptops have become a rarity because other than gamers for whom wide screens are a requirement, most people look for conv...
With artificial intelligence now able to create convincing, fake article news that can fool people on a mass scale, scientists have a new task: creating algorithms that can prevent such news from spreading across the internet. A team of researchers from the University of Washington has developed a new tool that could be useful in taming potential damages from AI-generated fake news which are usually based on lurid headlines. Referred to as GROVER, the system can detect and write fake, misleading news articles that are even more convi...
Some of the best calorie-counter apps now available across various platforms largely contribute to the dwindling rate at which people consult dieticians. With calorie counter apps, tracking your daily caloric intake from the food and drinks you consume would not be easier. While some are paid apps (mostly the best calorie counter apps) but still offer free packages with limited offers, others are totally free to use but come with ads. Here is a list of the best calorie counter apps of 2019, available on iOS and Android devices. ...
Astronauts have to juggle many chores together in space, but thankfully, NASA has sent something to help them out – an Astrobee. Astrobee is NASA’s free-flying robotic system that helps astronauts with routine tasks like taking inventory, documenting experiments with their built-in camera, and working together with astronauts to move cargo. They can work autonomously or via remote control by astronauts, flight controllers, and researchers on the ground. The NASA Astrobee can also carry out experiments in microgravity and play a...
We know that Microsoft and Sony are rivals when it comes to console games. But in the growing scope of cloud games where gamers can stream games on the internet, these two opposite teams have joined forces to create cloud-based games. Under this partnership, the two companies will jointly develop cloud-based solutions that will benefit their respective gaming and content services – xCloud and PlayStation Now. In their press release, the two companies said that with this collaboration, the companies aim to deliver more enhanced ente...