With virtual reality headsets becoming more popular and platforms like Facebook and YouTube supporting 360-degree photos and videos, it's no surprise to see more 360 cameras coming to market. There is now a range of capable cameras available at wildly different budgets. Each has their own appeal, so the choice really comes down to budget and what you want the camera for. Something small you can slip in your pocket and take on a jaunt or an action camera that can survive being dropped, bashed and used underwater? Take a look at our list of the best VR and 360 cameras available to buy, whatever your budget. Best 360 camera for video captureGoPro Fusion 5.2K spherical video capture capabilities 18MP stitched photos OverCapture user-friendly video editing system 2,620mAh battery Dual microSD cards When it comes to video, especially action-cam footage, GoPro has always managed to produce incredible results. The GoPro Fusion is another camera from GoPro making … [Read more...] about Best 360 cameras: The best VR and 360 cameras, no matter your budget
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Carnegie Mellon University today announced it will offer an undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence. The college claims the degree will be the first of its kind in the United States. The first courses for the Bachelor of Science degree will be offered this fall. Based in Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University is a storied institution in AI circles, a central figure in the development of autonomous vehicles today and historically led by figures like Herbert Simon and Alan Newell, creators of some of the earliest forms of AI. A study by U.S. News and World Report released in March declared Carnegie Mellon the best computer science college in the U.S. for artificial intelligence, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley. Carnegie Mellon currently offers 12 AI-related courses, said Professor Reid Simmons, who will run the new program, and others will be added as the degree program grows. While popular … [Read more...] about Carnegie Mellon University starts first AI degree program in U.S.
There are plenty of people out there who will spend hours wearing the best headphones, and they’ll be perfectly content with that. However, there are plenty of people who aren’t too keen on wearing headphones for extended periods. For these people, the best computer speakers are going to be a dream come true. However, as with any PC hardware, finding the best computer speakers for your needs isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Luckily, we here at TechRadar have you covered, and have considered everything from price and aesthetic, to more technical details that will really let you pump out the jams. What do they sound like? Do the speakers have decent stereo or surround sound separation? Do they start to wear on you after just a couple minutes? Is the sound profile balanced? These are all critical features you need to consider when you’re getting ready to buy the best computer speakers, and you should keep them in the back of your mind. Another thing you need … [Read more...] about Best computer speakers 2018: the best audio systems for your PC
When you shop for a phone it’s easy to get dazzled by curved glass or swayed by the big brand logos that’ll make friends jealous. But perhaps it’s better to look a little deeper and shop based on the tech, rather than the surface shine. There are loads of phone features out there that separate the most important phones from the ones that sell simply because there’s a giant billboard of them plastered on every spare wall in every major city. We’re going to run down 10 of these big-hitter features, including reader favourites like the iPhone 7 Plus’s clever ‘zoom’ camera and high-grade water resistance that doesn’t demand you put a rubber flap back in place whenever you unplug your headphones. iPhone 7 Plus’s lossless camera zoomingComputational photography (improved snaps through clever robot smarts) is the big bright hope for the future of mobile photos, and it’s already responsible for much of the image … [Read more...] about The 10 best features on today’s top smartphones
The following are the gadgets, computing devices, and wearables announced or shown at CES that most impressed the Ars team. Some were selected because they promise to bring fresh ideas to users, while others were selected because they appear at first glance to be impressively engineered and designed for quality. Unfortunately, some of the world's most innovative tech companies don't make a big showing at CES. Instead, they choose to announce or show their products elsewhere—or they don't make an appearance at all. For that reason, Ars can't claim that this is a comprehensive list of the most promising devices of the year. But, if nothing else, CES gives us a glimpse of what the consumer electronics industry is prioritizing right now. Sometimes those priorities become cornerstones of consumer and enterprise technology for years to come, while other years yield experiments that go out of focus in short order. The emphases on convertibles over tablets and the prevalence of voice … [Read more...] about The best PCs, gadgets, and wearables of CES 2018