Face ID is a facial scanning system that Apple implemented into the iPhone X as a biometric identity replacement for Touch ID. Apple claims there is one-in-a-million chance that Face ID will unlock with another person's face thanks to the use of seven different sensors attached to the front-facing camera. It will automatically scan and confirm your identity without you even having to press a button, which is good because Apple also got rid of the Home button in iPhone X. What is Face ID Face ID uses multiple neural networks that are built into the dual-core A11 bionic neural engine to process the facial recognition data. It takes a mathematical model of your face and checks it against the original scan of your face that you first registered. The information is stored on the A11 chip on your iPhone X and not sent to Apple's servers, so your facial identity is kept private. It uses a Require Attention feature in order to work. That means you have to be looking at your iPhone for it to … [Read more...] about Face ID: Everything you need to know!
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The critically-acclaimed story-based adventure game Firewatch is headed to the Nintendo Switch! Originally released in February of 2016 for PC, Mac, Linux, and PlayStation 4, Firewatch is the latest announced indie game getting set to debut on the Switch. Whether you've already played the game or have never heard of Firewatch before, here's everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch version. What is Firewatch Firewatch is a story-based adventure game that has been praised for its superb story-telling, realistic characters, and gorgeous game design since it was first released in 2016. Firewatch, at its core, is a mystery game set in the Wyoming wilderness. You play as Henry, a man who decided to give the simpler life a try by joining a fire lookout team. Set in 1989, you watch for smoke during an especially hot, dry summer, aided via radio by your supervisor, Delilah. However, something draws you out of your tower and into the woods, where you must explore the unknown wild, … [Read more...] about Firewatch for Nintendo Switch: Everything you need to know
If you’ve not heard of Fortnite you likely don’t have children of-a-certain-age.It’s the latest super popular shooting game for kids that is drawing fire from mainstream media for being violent, addictive and rage inducing in children.Fortnite has been around for a while on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, and Mac but recently added iOS to this list.The main game focuses on a Save The World mode where you attack and shoot enemies with weapons and build defences.However, it’s the online multiplayer Battle Royale mode that is almost exclusively played by youngsters. Similar to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, although with a younger age rating, this pits up to 100 players against each while a storm cloud closes in until remaining players are forced into exhilarating showdowns.Along with usual advice for parents to play games with their children, and keep games in shared family rooms, here’s a look at what parents need to know about the game to keep it … [Read more...] about What parents need to know about Fortnite
No matter what field you’re in, mentorship is one of the most important factors in your early career. A study of private sector mentorship shows that mentorship (having junior employees develop a professional relationship with more senior employees) is a crucial way to develop employees and build leadership skills. And when you’re in a highly specialized, high-pressure field like medicine, that mentorship becomes even more valuable.What does a mentor do?Med school will teach you what you need to know about the science and practice of medicine. It teaches you the theory, the ins and outs, the blood and guts. That part doesn’t change, whether you have a mentor or not. What a medical mentor does is offer you the practical side of that knowledge—someone who’s been where you are now, showing you what it’s like to put your education into everyday use.A mentor can help you with those transitional steps between med school and full-fledged practice, talking … [Read more...] about What you need to know about medical student mentors
Consultants working for Donald Trump's presidential campaign exploited the personal Facebook data of millions. That's the key message in March 17 stories by The New York Times and the UK's Guardian and Observer newspapers, as well as in statements from Facebook. The stories and statements indicate the social networking giant was duped by researchers, who reportedly gained access to the data of more than 50 million Facebook users, which was then misused for political ads during the 2016 US presidential election. Until now, most of what you've heard about Facebook and the 2016 election has been focused on meddling by Russian operatives. Those efforts are being investigated by the FBI and the US Senate. Data consultancy Cambridge Analytica represents a different problem. The company reportedly acquired data about millions of Facebook users in a way that violated the social network's policies. It then tapped that information to build psychographic profiles of users and their … [Read more...] about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, data mining and Trump: What you need to know