A computer that reads body language

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have enabled a computer to understand the body poses and movements of multiple people from video in real time — including, for the first time, the pose of each individual’s fingers. This new method was developed with the help of the Panoptic Studio, a two-story dome embedded with 500 video cameras. […]

India’s 23rd Regional Language Wikipedia Goes Live in Tulu

HIGHLIGHTS Wikiconference India 2016 was held at Chandigarh last week Wikipedia in Tulu can be browsed at www.tcy.wikipedia.org There are currently 1,100 articles live in Tulu The Tulu Wikipedia has just gone live, giving another boost to yet another ancient Indian language otherwise struggling to keep up with the times and speedily changing technology. The […]

Apply Now for Summer Residencies at SVA: Typography as Language and The Business of Type

Join the School of Visual Arts from June 27–July 22nd for its four-week summer residency program, Typography as Language! Design a typeface and use it in a project of your choosing in any media — on screen or on paper. Type as Language is built around four interrelated one-week modules, covering technical, theoretical, historical, and practical studies. […]

Reproductive Health Tracker LoveCycles Secures Funding, Adds Hindi Language Support

Bengaluru-based Plackal, creators of the menstrual cycle tracking app LoveCycles announced Hindi language support for its app on Tuesday, and disclosed that it has secured Rs. 5 crores from seed-stage investors, Prime Venture Partners. Launched in 2012, LoveCycles lets women record their monthly cycles, associated symptoms and trace out a pattern to help them manage […]