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Noise ColorFit Pro Review: Better wait for Version II

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Fitness trackers have evolved from being simple band without display to a full fledged smart watch like experience over the years. I have reviewed a bunch of them in my time, but never before have I seen dedicated fitness tracker under a budget with a color display. Since the manufacturer was advertising this product so I will link my thought and get my hands on it and give you my honest opinion. This fitness tracker brought another one of my favorite brands, Mevofit , to my attention and I'll check out their new product soon. So, stay tuned for that. But let's evaluate this one now. Unboxing and Impressions: I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed unboxing this thing. The presentation is quite amazing and is very well organized. The watch body and straps are presented neatly and are easy to take out and assemble. There's also a proprietary clamp style charger in the box, which I am NOT a fan of. Sure, it's cool to just clip your watch into it and wa

[Accessories] | Clip-on camera lenses | Are they any good?

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"mobile photography gig"? I'm pretty sure that you have seen one of these incredibly cheap mobile lenses out there. They are usually sold in combos of two or three lenses in a pack. Commonly, one of those will be a fish eye lens, the other will be a wide angle or a telephoto zoom lens, and another one might be a macro lens. I was quite curious, just like you probably are, as to how good these cheap add-on lenses actually are. So, I decided to give it a shot. I ordered one of these three in one Universal clip on lens combo from shopclues.com . If you are from India, you and I both know that you get cheap variants of items on ShopClues, and I didn't want to spend too much for this "test" of mine, so don't judge me! Photography under a budget! Besides, your only focusing on very cheap mobile lenses, which promise some exceptional results out of your smartphone's camera. I personally use the Galaxy S7 . It has a pretty good camera as you m

AI : The new arms race?

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Part 2 (Link to Part 1 ) In 2012 google brain team used a specific type of machine learning algorithm called Neural Networks. It was inspired by the working of the neurons in the human brain. Even though it was invented in 60's no one really cared about it since it took large amounts of data and computing power. So when google brain experimented with this algorithm they came to realize that it outperforms every other existing machine learning algorithms. This is when the AI hype began. Everyone started chasing this (Neural networks is also called deep learning). AI started to regain its long lost glory. Thanks to the massive computing power we have today and the data (thanks to world wide web) it became easier to create AI systems than ever before. People started solving problems that were never possible before. AI started revolutionizing banking, healthcare, manufacturing, cyber security, engineering and lot more. It not only revolutionized other industries, it als

AI : The new arms race?

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Part 1 AI is went mainstream last year. But AI has been there from a long time. Since the 60's. Why it has become a hot technology suddenly?   To answer this, let's travel back in time. To the 60's. It was 60's when the first AI boom was happened. (Also, bust) Researchers made grand claims about creating a generalized AI system that can solve any given problem in the next 20 years. Billions of dollars were invested in R&D. Suddenly everyone was hyped about this. (Just like whats happening now) At the time, there were AI systems that could solve problems that were hard for humans. Something that required prior knowledge. Things like diagnosing a disease. And researchers assumed that the problems that are hard for humans are hard for computers also. So if they could solve hard problems, they can solve everything else. They completely overlooked easier problems (For humans) like character recognition. Its only a decade later they started

[Camera tech] | A levitating camera!? | Moon by 1-ring

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A floating electronic eyeball! Here, at dope tech fever, I make it my responsibility to bring you gadgets and other things that are just flipping awesome. And guess what I've got for you today, a levitating camera! I'm pretty sure you've read something about levitating speakers before, right here on my blog. If you haven't, what are you doing with your life anyway? Go check it out now! Anyway, this camera is called the 'Moon' by a company called 1-ring. That is literally what they chose to call themselves, and it's admittedly pretty cool. So is the camera. 3 colors The Moon is a spherical camera that levitates on magnets and can freely rotate 360°. You can control it with your phone in whichever direction you want. It even works in pitch black conditions, thanks to IR night vision. It also has an IR blaster that can control your devices by turning towards it. So you can switch on the AC or the TV with a frigging camera, that floats t

[Camera tech] | This camera has 16 lenses! | Light L-16 camera

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Weird and scary alien tech looking thing! Digital SLR cameras and mirror less cameras have ruled the world of professional photography from a long time now. They are the same boring old things, with bulky lenses and heavy bodies that might even need a tripod for a steady shot ( for lenses without OIS ). But maybe, it is all going to change, very soon! I stumbled upon this unique product that happens to be an android OS based camera device, with a significantly compact form factor, and a whopping 16 lens system for image capture! This is called the L- 16 from a company called  Light . comfortable controls via the touchscreen The camera interface itself is fairly easy to use. You tap to focus as on any typical smartphone these days, and then you hit the shutter button up top to snap the picture. It is a bit buggy and could sometimes give you that still   under development vibes while using it. But it still has a lot of things that give it the edge over traditional DSLR

[News]| iOS 11 control center | Doesn't really give you contol!

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Not so straightforward iOS 11, Apple's hot new update for iPhones and iPads! It brings a bevy of new features to the table, most notable among which is the new control center. A lot of us love the new design, with added customization of tiles and a grid like layout for easy navigation, it has won several Apple fans over. But there seems to be a deceptive fact about it. Switching off Bluetooth or WiFi from your control center doesn't really switch them off! It seems that the iOS 11 control center doesn't turn off the wireless radios as you toggle them when required. It simply disconnects present connections, but keeps the antenna active and searching for other networks. No wonder battery standby times have gone down! Look what Apple has to say about it If you want WiFi to be really switched off as you are visually made to believe, you need to do that yourself by heading over to the respective settings page. I think it defeats the entire purp