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AI tested me for Covid,… and I passed

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on an AI based test for Covid-19 that uses your voice pattern for analyses by comparing it to the voices of hundreds of thousands of other people, infected and not. You can participate in the trial and get yourself checked here. Once you …

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Digital Healthcare

The disparity in the world healthcare among Countries is huge, as shown in the World Bank data, and, unfortunately, it is no April fools. Bet869ween the Gambia 20$ and the US 9869$ per person per year there is a factor of 493! Now, one might observe that the value of …

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An amazing infrastructure

We are going through something that just 3 months ago was unthinkable and I am amazed how, overall and through the endeavour of millions people around the world, we are copying with it. We are lucky to have a worldwide communications infrastructure, Internet (but it is actually a mesh of …

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Exceeding usefulness…

Sony has announced a new digital image sensor designed for video cameras, more specifically security cameras, able to take 8k videos at 30 frames per second.  8k requires a resolution of 8192×4320 pixels, that would be 35 Mpixels, approximately, and the chip has a 8192×5556 pixels, 47+Mpixels. 8k is a …

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64Mpixels on a smartphone

Samsung has announced the availability of two image sensors designed for smartphone cameras, one cramming 48Mpixels on the sensors, the other 64Mpixels. Both have a pixel size of 0.8µm, hence the 64Mpixels sensor is a bit larger in size than its sibling. The small size of the pixel is bound …

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