Computer vision algorithms keep getting better and better at recognizing objects, people, and locations. In this demonstration video from Deep Python, using the Faster R-CNN framework, we get to see how good machine learning has become at identifying stuff.
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If you thought the LED flashlight you bought was bright, wait til you get a load of this thing. Matt of DIY Perks recently got their hands on a $500, 500-watt LED module from YUJILEDs, unboxed it, then connected it to a power source to show off just how intense its beam is.
Waterproof, fireproof, small, tough, tiny, and bright. These multi-use aluminum LED lights are perfect for everyday carry and hang neatly on your keychain. Get your three-pack for 44% off from The Awesomer Shop. Take an additional 20% off with code BFRIDAY20 through 11/24/17.
So you just picked up that shiny new iPhone 8 or iPhone X. They both look great, but with both phones sporting a glass back, you need a case more than ever. Everyday Carry makes their picks for eight great iPhone cases that double as storage for cards, cash, and more.
Etsy store NancysJars makes LED night lights out of old VHS tapes. You can customize the LEDs and the picture. The latter doesn’t have to be from a movie, but if it is the shop will do its best to use a tape of that movie to make the night light. It’s powered by AAA batteries.
Building on its X1D-50c, Hasselblad’s new kit bundles the amazing medium-format mirrorless camera with a trio of XCD prime lenses (30mm, 45mm, and 90mm), a rugged Pelican carrying case, two batteries, lens cleaning accessories, and more. Hasselblad dealer list here.
The Beyond Electric or Be. toothbrush vibrates like its electric counterparts. But instead of charging it, you simply twist its dial two times to power it for 2 minutes. Its brush head is 100% biodegradable, and each toothbrush comes with a year’s supply of brush heads.
This futuristic looking timepiece features real carbon fiber components, and a sculpted display that looks like turbine fan blades. Time is indicated via animated LED tubes, which operate in two different display modes. Available with red, blue, or green LEDs.
Tesla is back with a new version of the car that put it on the map. The all-new 2+2 Tesla Roadster goes from 0-to-60 in a mindblowing 1.9s, 1/4 mile in 8.8s, has a top speed of 250 mpg, and will offer a driving range of up to 620 miles. It’s $200K to start, but still, holy crap.
An idiotproof way to stream videos and music from a Mac to a variety of TVs, media players and speakers. Just drag and drop files, select a destination and start playing. It works with the Apple TV and Google Chromecast, as well as devices that support AirPlay and Google Cast.
It may look like a pair of earphones, but the Vinci 2.0 is so much more. It’s powered by Amazon’s Alexa, has its own storage, and supports 3G connectivity. So it can make calls and messages, search for answers and connect to music streaming services on its own.
Disproportionately big eyes, a sailor’s outfit, colorful hair… these are but a few of the trademark characteristics of girls in anime. Over at MakeGirlsMoe, computer learning algorithms can generate a nearly infinite set of anime characters, as seen in the video here.
Bose’s upcoming Sleepbuds can play only the 10 relaxing sounds that are loaded in the buds themselves, and can mask out other sounds. A mobile app will let you pick the sound, adjust the volume and set an alarm. They will come with soft eartips and a charging case.
New Wave Toys’ RepliCade is an upcoming line of fully-functional sixth scale (i.e. 12″ tall) arcade machine scale models. The series is kicking off with Centipede. It has a wood cabinet, LED backlighting, laminated overlays and coin return buttons that work as controls.