Month: May 2012

Kinsight builds depth camera-based system to retrieve lost objects, Kinect sensors used

A project, still in the development stage, and known as Kinsight uses a depth camera-based system to retrieve lost objects in and around the house, like wallets and keys. Using Microsoft’s Kinect sensors, this project has been shown to work when used in real-life by two computer science researchers at a conference in China. One of the researchers describes its use, in saying, “Imagine if we had a system that could keep account of all the objects that we interact with in our daily lives. By keeping track of the locations of the objects, we could build a smart search engine for our home that could answer queries like – where are my eye glasses, or my TV-remote, or my wallet?”. The researchers also understood that building a computer program to track several objects in real-time would be processor-intensive, and chose a ‘common sense’ approach instead. This system tracks humans first and then locates objects whose locations might have changed in their immediate surroundings. It is based on the principle that it is only when humans move objects that their position changes. But that’s not all – this project also involves the use of an algorithm that helped the computer learn the appearance of almost 48 objects, and where they were most likely to be found – amounting to almost 80 locations around a house. The limitations of this...

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What Cal Net Computer Support Los Angeles Can Offer You

Computer support has been an ongoing movement in businesses and corporations. In California cities for instance, there are large number of companies that utilize computer support when dealing with implementing, troubleshooting, and repairing server and desktop systems and security networks. Computer support in Los Angeles are usually employed on a consultant basis. This seems quite confusing, because we all know that computers have become an ubiquitous equipment in businesses, and yet many business firms are opting to hire consultants as opposed to having a full-time staff who will design and implement system programs. It almost seems like companies don’t give enough priority to the technical side of their business. But actually, companies find consultancy-based los angeles computer networking appealing because they get reliable and efficient service from IT experts and at the same time spend less with project-based hiring setup as compared to having a full-time IT department in the company. A notable computer networking firm in Los Angeles is Cal Net, which has been around for over 14 years and has been known to provide reliable as well as reasonable technology computer services in Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, and select cities in San Bernardino. They offer project-based services for areas that businesses usually require, which are: system assessment, analysis and recommendation, server and network platforms, data and network security, disaster recovery, documentation of system and operations, and...

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How Hidden Cameras Can Help Your Business

Small business establishments nowadays see the value of increased security. Before, hidden cameras used to be something of a novelty. Now, they’re everywhere. This may be due to the fact that security cameras are now more accessible and user-friendly compared to a few years ago, when a business owner had to hire and pay someone to do the tedious set-up. Now, most units can be installed and operated even by someone who isn’t an expert. For the bigger establishments, there are also security camera systems that can be arranged to show feed from several cameras all at once. Today’s security cameras have gotten a bit more sophisticated as well. The spy camera that we used to see only in movies or television shows is now a real-life device that any regular person can make use of. Security and hidden cameras are actually used in other settings too, such as in schools and on traffic lights, the later to record instances of speeding or traffic offenses. Hidden cameras, spy cameras, security cameras, whatever you want to call them, are all very useful when it comes to improving the feeling of safety in an establishment. As a result, people who work for places with a security system in place are often more comfortable and relaxed. The presence of a security system can sometimes be enough to deter unscrupulous people from targeting...

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