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Earlier this week, Donald Trump signed an initiative to put $200 million towards STEM education; tech companies offer donations. Could Trump’s latest initiative be the push STEM programs need in schools? (Photo from: Shuttershock)   STEM efforts never cease.   With tech industries steadily on the rise, more schools, parents, and teachers are showing their support for STEM education. Donald Trump also showed his support earlier this week when he signed a Presidential Memorandum ...
CNBC reported the two companies are working together on a chip for an autonomous car. Later reports suggest it’s not happening after all. Is Tesla closer to creating the autonomous car of their dreams? (Photo from Tesla)   The latest news from Tesla shows how much stock the company has when rumors spiral out of control. Last week, CNBC reported that the company was building a new in-house chip using AMD technology. They also reported that Tesla was also working GlobalFoundries, AMD s ...
What’s really to blame for kids’ poor test scores? Teachers, tests, or STEM itself? More kids are stressing over standardized tests while other countries succeed. (Photo by Getty Images)   Now more than ever kids and teens are gearing towards engineering, programming, and scientific fields. Parents and schools aim to encourage this desire with STEM-based education. While the number of students involved in these programs has increased over the years, the US still isn’t doi ...
(Image credit Maria Joner via Wikipedia)   I’ve been trying to avoid writing any political articles, but some just can’t be ignored.   Earlier this month, Russian president Vladimir Putin addressed a group of students, giving them an open lesson about science and how ‘the future belongs to artificial intelligence.’ More accurately, he stated, “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia but for all humankind. It comes with colossal opportu ...
Kaspersky Labs and artist Ben Eine teamed to open a pop-up shop where you pay in personal data to raise online privacy awareness. Your money’s no good at this shop. (Photo via Kaspersky Labs)   When you sit and think how much personal data is given away online daily, it’ll make you shudder. Your every move is tracked from the video you watched on Youtube to a page you liked on Facebook. Monitored by algorithms, it’s a means to provide you specific advertising, as if that& ...
Introduction Resolution and performance A couple of tips Testing a well known workflow A note on the images database Test examples Test results Previous article Next article Introduction One of the most interesting aspects of the PONF project is that aims building an  ecosystem based on the multi-back camera; A tool supporting both the shooting and post-production. This last implies the availability of several classes of applications: Image archiving, ...
As a frequent contributor to the element14 community, Enrico Miglino (aka balearicdynamics ) understands the benefits of providing a public platform when developing a new tech project. That’s why open-sourcing has been placed at the heart of his latest initiative with business partner Raffaello Palandri. PONF aims to be the world’s first Multiback Open Camera, uniting analogue and digital in a single intelligent model.   The project is a labour of love for Miglino and Palandri ...
Stage 1 completed Milestone goal Internal architecture Compute Module 3 tasks Networking GPIO Exposed Dependant modules Buttons and direct controls Shooting sync unit Robotics Previous article Next article Stage 1 completed   This is the first update after the project presentation coinciding with the presence of the PONF project at IFA in Berlin, Sept 3-4 2017.   Milestone goal At the actual date while assessing the camera electronic ...