Hey everyone! I have VLC media player and had a hard time with a minimalist skin that could read Japanese and English characters. If you don’t have VLC or don’t know what it is, it’s an amazing free media player that can play any file-type you throw at it, be it audio, video, streaming, etc… You can download it here >>>VLC Media Player<<< for any/all platforms.
Well, I edited a VLC skin called “Slick iPhone Skin” but the issue with it (like most skins) is that it uses a default English font that cannot encode characters from other languages. So I tweaked it and made the font larger with the MS-PGothic font and as you see below, it flawlessly displays both Japanese and English characters:
You can download my VLC skin here >>>Slick Skin (Jap-Eng Char 18pt)<<<
Here’s how to install:
- Open VLC
- Menu -> Interface -> Preferences -> Interface -> “Use Custom Skin”
- Browse to the saved file, Open
- Restart VLC
<Original work by BenBRockN. Do NOT reblog>
Watch this video about Sony (also Google & Samsung) creating special contact lenses that can record video and take pictures while you wear them:
This looks really cool, but I can tell there will be a few issues…
(1) There cannot be any (large, desirable amount of) storage on the contact itself, so it has to use bluetooth/wifi/RFID/some other tech like that to beam the data to a storage device, probably located on your person. The eyes are the most sensitive body part when it comes to the amount of radiation it can take (which is very little compared to larger, less sensitive body parts such as thighs/arms). These contacts would have to constantly beam information to a storage device 24/7, which would expose your eyes to a lot of radiation — possibly causing defects, reduced vision, and cancer.
(2) Not only that, but… hackers stealing your “eye video stream” while it beams to your storage device.
The More You Know…
I wrote this guide over on Reddit, it’s pretty in-depth in terms of technical ability, but I was able to get Pokemon Go working on my Samsung Galaxy Light. If you have questions/comments, reply over on reddit and not in the comments below. Here are the instructions, also I’m not responsible if you mess up and/or you brick your phone:
Engineers have successfully merged fiber optic technology with that of CPUs to create the world’s first Photonic Microchip (it was tested and can actually run programs!)
See more here: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-12/uoc–edf121815.php
“My CPU is a neural net processor, a learning computer” – Terminator from T2.
Well, Qualcomm started creating such a thing back in 2013, and Tom’s Hardware just posted an article that Qualcomm will start putting these NPU circuits (which mimic human neurons) into their first chips – The Snapdragon 820 utilizing their Zeroth Platform.
Will more advanced A.I. come about because of these chips? I guess we’ll see.
Check out the rest of that article here: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/snapdragon-820-kryo-zeroth-2016,28670.html
So I saw this video for Jibo, a family/home robot assistant, and thought I’d offer up some things that need to become industry standards when it comes to the “robot-in-the-home” devices:
- AES 256 Encryption (minimum!!!!) of all data stored on the device
- Option to turn off internet connectivity with ways to store your data or add data to the robot.
- Port for a high capacity SD card
- Port for a USB Hard Drive
- A firewall comes standard on the robot and by default only allows ports 80 & 443 (or other robot-specific port) with options to customize firewall rules
- Create an internal buffer or DMZ between the robot and the internet so that hackers can’t just remotely control the robot
- DO NOT CREATE SOFTWARE THAT ALLOWS REMOTE CONTROL OF THE ROBOT FROM AN OUTSIDE SOURCE!
- Make the code Open-Source
- Make the SDK Pack FREE
- Either allow or do not allow third-parties to create their own apps
- If you allow this, then make an Official review panel of security experts to test the most popular third-party apps for security holes, and give that app a designation by your panel that it is secure
- Make some sort of Linux server OS or program that allows the standalone model to connect to a Linux server where a user can create a home-wide network from said robot assistant (think Jarvis from the Iron Man movies)
- Make the voice customizable (GLaDOS, HAL 9000, or Jarvis)
<Original work by BenBRockN. Feel free to reblog, ONLY if you give credit to the original author (me). Thanks!>