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A new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has tested how accurate commercial facial recognition algorithms are at identifying people wearing protective face masks. The study reveals some commercially used systems fail at authenticating masked faces up to 50 percent of the time.Continue ReadingCategory: Computers, TechnologyTags: Facial Recognition, Surveillance, L
With their big ugly welds, aluminum-framed mountain bikes generally aren't quite as pretty as their carbon fiber or titanium counterparts. That said, the German-made Frace F160 is a huge exception, as its frame is milled from a solid block of aluminum.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: Mountain Bikes, Aluminum, CNC
London studio Waugh Thistleton Architects has built a hybrid cross-laminated-timber and steel office block next door to Dezeen's London office alongside the Regent's Canal. Read more
inserted between two narrow roads, sena house is designed to offer a variety of spatial experiences over three distinct levels. The post glass block walls bring natural light into archimontage’s sena house in bangkok appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the silica plastic blocks or SPBs were found to have 2.5 times the strength of normal red clay bricks. The post ‘silica plastic block’ is a sustainable brick made from recycled sand + plastic waste appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Graeme Nicholls Architects has extrapolated the form of a former greyhound stadium for a proposed oval of red-brick housing by Ibrox football stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. Read more
Voice-activated smart speakers can be pretty handy around the house, but they come with a privacy trade-off. Paranoid is an appropriately named start-up that’s now unveiled a set of devices that can make sure smart speakers are only listening when you want them to.Continue ReadingCategory: Around The Home, LifestyleTags: Speakers, Smart, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Google Home, Privacy, Security, Ne
Peter Barber Architects has built a tenement-style housing block at 95 Peckham Road in London that steps back from the street to create numerous, south-facing roof terraces. Read more
In this 2020 GDC virtual talk, DrinkBox Studios' Gabby DaRienzo talks about her experience with a year-long creative block, how she overcame it, and how it affected her work on Super Crush KO. ...
Although seawalls certainly do protect coastal communities from storm surge waves, those walls can be unsightly, plus they restrict access to the water. A proposed new system gets around those problems, by doubling as a canopy when not serving storm duty.Continue ReadingCategory: Good Thinking, LifestyleTags: Princeton University, Wave, Ocean, Protection


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