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Smartwatch App to verify signatures developed by Israeli Researchers
Signature verification is a tricky thing. It's often seen that unless a person is very familiar with a signature, he/she is not able to distinguish between a genuine and a forged one. It needs trained human eyes to distinguish between a genuine and a forged signature. There's an opposite side to signature verification as well. Sometimes when the detection of forged signatures is good, there're always the chances of having a case of false positive. That's the signature is not forged and is
Smartwatch App to verify signatures by using motion sensors in smartwatch developed by Israeli Researchers
rendered by the correct person; but due to some human impulses such as palpitation, perspiration or; due to the uncomfortable writing instruments and surfaces (such as a tablet, smartphone or other devices), the signature strokes change dramatically.

This makes signature verification tricky.

That said, we may be getting into the habit of signing perfectly on digital surfaces, but still the accuracy of strokes will come with time. This makes we susceptible to Financial frauds linked to forged signatures.

Signature verification technologies therefore are extremely important in online finance and e-commerce.

Israeli researchers, from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Tel Aviv University (TAU), have developed software that uses motion data gathered from the movements of a person’s wrist to identify the writer during the signing process.

The researchers' software works by sensing the motion through the motion sensors in present day smartwatches, activity wrist bands etc. The software does two things : It senses changes in rotational motion and orientation of the wrist while making a signature, using accelerometer and gyroscope sensors present in the smartwatches; then the software verifies the signature from its database having multiple signatures made by the same person.

Sicne the software system trains a machine-learning algorithm to distinguish between genuine and forged signatures, hence over a short period of time time, the system is able to verify handwritten signatures and detect even the most skilled forgeries.

How the new Signature Forgery detection system works

The person has to wear the motion sensing device on the wrist of the hand, he/she signs with.

The software tracks the motion of the wrist while signing. It then compares the multiple signature copies rendered by the said person from its database.

Since the system uses machine learning artificial intelligence, hence it detects the genuine signature within a time window of a few minutes, if not seconds.

The system is novel as it can be used with the signature rendered with a traditional pen, on the most commonly used surface, Paper. The app sees a market for it as at present , 1 in every 6 people on this planet (around 16 percent) own a smartwatch.

The researchers plan to make the system more accurate by incorporating the biological data tracked by the wrist trackers.

ABisht Monday, February 20, 2017
Transfer images, videos in Xiaomi smartphone to PC via Data Cable

How to connect Xiaomi smartphone to a PC using Data Cable.

You can connect your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Mi 4 smartphones etc. to your PC using micro USB data cable.

Transfer images, videos in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Mi 4, Mi 5, Mi max prime smartphone to PC via Data Cable
Follow the steps below to transfer images, videos in Xiaomi smartphone to PC using a Data Cable:

Step 1: Download Mi PC Suite to your PC or Computer. Download from Here

Step 2: Install Mi PC Suite on your PC. During installation, the PC suite will ask you to connect your smartphone to PC using micro usb Data Cable. The installer will detect your smartphone. It will at least detect your smartphone as a storage device.

Step 3: If you're able to see the videos and images in smartphone in Mi PC suite, great. If not, then your Xiaomi smartphone is detected by PC as a storage device such as contents a Pen Drive. In that case, Open explorer and locate the DCIM Folder. You will find your images and videos there.

ABisht Friday, February 17, 2017
Pinterest Lens: Visual Search Images for ideas and Buying
Pinterest earlier this week unveiled a test feature Lens for its users on its virtual bulletin board platform. What is a Pinterest Lens?

From the video not meant to be shared publicly, it's seems to be a feature inspired by the quote: A Picture speaks a thousand Words.

Pinterest Lens, pinterest visual discovery, Visual Search the images
From Business perspective, Pinterest Lens is one of the ideas Pinterest is pushing itself to the e-Commerce. That's one of the ways which can enable Pinterest make its users genuinely interested in buying things from its platform.

For instance, what will you see if you see a picture of girl standing in front of a Sofa wearing a an asymmetric long top with a pair of jeans, and slippers with artificial flowers on thongs. The girl is looking great.

In the picture you're not just seeing an asymmetric top or a pair of jeans or a great sofa. You're seeing many other things in their individuality and in totality. You're also seeing seeing colors from numerous perspectives. For instance the sunflowers on the slippers, may remind you of some beautiful flowers you saw some time back.

A Pinterest Lens understands this and acknowledges that when a person sees a picture, she/he just does't see the picture, he/she sees numerous other pictures, objects, experiences in the mind. A polka dot a front can remind the user of polka dots on a skirt. Or the color of the skirt can remind the user of a similar colored top with no polka dots.

Its Visual search for images called Visual Discovery works on this understanding.

Pinterest Visual Search 

A test version of "Lens" lets people take pictures with smartphones from inside Pinterest applications, which then uses "visual search" to find similar objects and experiences similar to user's. It would not be wrong to say that with this visual search, more focused or pictures with lesser details will offer more focused search results

How it works? 

Pinterest has introduced a "shop the look" feature that lets people tap on circles on items in a picture, such as clothing or furniture, to explore or shop.

Don't know whether these circles are user controlled. Or they are placed based on some algorithm. Or the'r position is determined by the Pin Creator. But by whatever method they're placed, they still are an idea worth taking a tab on.

An Instant Ideas feature lets people tap on a circle in the bottom corner of a "pin". Doing so also leads to search results focused on similar ideas or concepts.

Pinterest Visual search makes sense for Pinterest, which is a virtual bulletin board platform, where users communicate with pictures. With its 150 Million users, Pinterest's images do feature on online searches. But somehow Pinterest is not benefiting from this exposure. It needs some way to monetize those pictures with online commerce. Using pictures to benefit from e-commerce seems the way forward.

ABisht Saturday, February 11, 2017
Human Skin Like material developed in Laboratory... Very versatile!
Human Skin Like material developed in Laboratory... apply like a cream

Human skin or the skin of any mammal around are special. It not only acts as a protective porous shield protecting the body, it's also special because it responds (contacts and expands) based on external stimuli (pressure or any other stimulus). In that respect human skin can be seen as a big programmed auxetic membrane intelligently responding to stimuli. The MIT Self-Assembly Lab has developed a new kind of auxetic material that does not require human interaction to respond. According to researchers it very much acts like a human skin. It has pores, tightens in cold weather to keep the warmth inside, and loosens up in hot weather to ventilate.

Although the use of the innovation can be numerous. The best ones can be for those with burn injuries for healing and reconstructive purposes or with genetic disorders which makes susceptible to injuries. Or in rare cases where skin is not present.

ZTE Quartz smartwatch arriving soon? ... ZTE ZW10
ZTE Quartz smartwatch is arriving your way. As per leaks and speculations online, the round dial ZTE smartwatch be revealed at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC), which starts on Feb. 27 in Barcelona, Spain. The smartwatch unveiling time is in line with wearable Venus 1 and Venus 2 activity tracking devices displayed in last year's MWC.

ZTE Quartz smartwatch arriving soon. Named ZTE ZW10 zte smartwatch will be compatible with android 4.3 jelly bean, and later iOS 8.2. ZTE smartwatch Quartz smartwach model number ZW10
With the smartwatch, ZTE  will join the global smartwatch market, dominated by the likes of Apple Watch and Samsung Gear. It will also be ZTE's entry into the wearable tech market.

Connectivity options include Bluetooth, WiFi. Its round dial design is speculated to carry UMTS 3G cellular connectivity to complement its Wi-Fi radio. The user can make calls can be made and receive calls via the smartwatch. What will make the watch a hit will be features.

ZTE Quartz Smartwatch name, Compatibility

ZTE's 5.5 inch display smartphone running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS is already out in the market. The ZTE Smartwatch is likely to be compatible with devices running on Android 4.3 versions or later. It may also be compatible with iOS 8.2.

Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches announced -- LG Watch Style, Watch Sport
LG in collaboration with Google has announced its long-rumored smartwatches -- Watch Style and Watch Sport . The smartwatches will the be the smartwatches to run on Android Wear 2.0. The LG smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 will be launched in the US on February 10. Both the watches are dust resistant. They are tough as well, after all what's the point of wearing a watch prone to physical damage. Looks-wise they seem to be simple and elegant. So just focus on the features. Do they have the ones you want in a smartwatch?

The LG Android 2.0 smartwatches come with smarter Google Assistant.

LG Watch Style

Price:  $249 for titanium and silver, and $279 for the rose gold. The LG Watch Style has a stainless steel body with leather strap.

  • 1.2-inch 360x360 resolution circular P-OLED display with Gorilla Glass
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity Options include: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Powered by Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset with 512MB RAM
  • 4GB storage
  • 240mAh battery charged wirelessly
  • IP67 water-resistance rating

LG Watch Sport

Price: $349 in titanium and Google Store-exclusive dark blue.

  • 1.38-inch 480x480 resolution P-OLED display
  • Connectivity options include: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, GPS, NFC (to use Android Pay).
  • Powered by Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset with 768MB RAM
  • 4GB storage
  • 430mAh battery
  • IP68 water-resistance rating.
  • sensors such as heart rate monitor, barometer, and ambient light sensor

Availability: The LG smartwatches will be available at Google Store.

LG Watch Style will be available from Best Buy.

LG Watch Sport will also be available from AT&T and Verizon with LTE connectivity.

The smartwatches will become available in US at launch. Followed by launches in some other key countries.

ABisht Thursday, February 9, 2017
Game Chair made for your Gamer needs | 2 Million Units Sold
When you're too tired to sit with your back on a chair, what you do?... If the chair handy enough or the situation is informal enough, you simply flip your sitting position so that now the front of your torso is supporting you.

Game Chair made for your Gamer needs

If you're a serious gamer, then a game chair by Buddy, will impress you. During your marathon gaming sessions this chair offers you support to rest your elbows. The Game chair doubles as a reading chair, or a chair to help you stretch after prolonged sitting session. Looks particularly useful for long hand held gaming console sessions.

Since its launch, 2 million people have bought this Japanese game, reading, stretching chair. But where are the legs? ... It's made for Japan.

ABisht Thursday, February 2, 2017
Meizu Pro 7 Titanium alloy body, 4K display at 550 USD | Phone Rumor
Certain images claimed to be the marketing material for Meizu Pro 7 have been posted online a few hours ago. The images which are images of a high end smartphone with specifications are claimed to be that of Meizu's next flagship phone.

The device in these leaked images are very identical to the current Meizu Pro 6.

Meizu Pro 7 with Titanium alloy body, 4K display, 10000:1 aspect ratio and a price tag of 550 USD

If the device is Meizu Pro 7 then it will have a tougher Titanium alloy body, 5.7-inch 4K display, 10,000:1 aspect ratio and Sony IMX362 main rear camera.

Meizu Pro 7 flagship device will have 8GB RAM and 128GB internal memory and will have a price tag of 3799 Yuan (approx 550 USD). A more affordable variant of the device will have 4GB or 6GB RAM.

The device will be powered by Mediatek Helio X30 chipset.

ABisht Tuesday, January 31, 2017