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Day: June 23, 2018

  • While picture editors have tweaked images for decades, modern tools like Adobe Photoshop let them alter photos to the point of complete fabrication. Think of sharks swimming in the streets of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, or someone flying a “where’s my damn dinner?” banner over a women’s march. Those images were fake, but clever manipulation can trick news outlets and social media users into thinking they’re real. By the time we figure out that they’re phony, bombastic pictures can go viral and it’s nearly impossible to let everyone know the image they shared is a sham. Adobe, certainly aware of how complicit its software is in the creation of fake news images, is working on artificial intelligence that can spot the markers of phony photos. In other words, the maker of Photoshop is tapping into machine learning to find out if someone has Photoshopped an image. Engadget This has been an issue for a while it is very cool that Adobe found a way to fix this using AI.
  • Video game 3D modeling has evolved tremendously over the past decade. Today’s graphics intensive games are driven by high detailed models with variables that mimic real-world physics. Three-dimensional 3D models by their very definition are comprised of three dimensions what that means is you can spin the object up and down or around with the ability to see every aspect of it. For instance, in most modern games you can walk around a castle, tree or another character and examine every aspect of it. Modern day video games are a graphics intensive affair. The process is a lot like a city planner and a team of architects designing a conceptual city. 3D game design usually kicks of by defining various shapes of ordinary objects, followed by injecting colors and textures. However, the guts of the game (so to speak) is when the 3d models are placed in the scene. Though before that can happen a team of 3D modelers need to craft a highly realistic 3d model. The most common video game 3d modeling software To create a 3D model, you’ll need to use a modeling software. The good news is that there are many to choose from and the latest versions are a lot easier, with more features, and yet they still require that you understand their ins and outs. Most video game designers or model designers will use any one or a combo of the after-mentioned software: Blender: A lot of today’s video game 3D modeling is done using Blender. One reason for this is that it is open source and free to use. However, it is more complex to learn and relies significantly on keyboard shortcuts as opposed to point and click style modeling. 3Ds Max: Now this one has been around since the early days, and...
  • June 23, 2018

    Can Anyone Mine Bitcoin?

    Now only people living very far from progress have never heard of crypto-currencies and especially of bitcoin. Everyone is aware of the fact that this is an wonderful option for passive income, which practically does not need your direct involvement. Bitcoin is a popular monetary unit, one of the most popular digital currencies, since it appeared first and remains the most expensive one these days. But, despite the steady growth of the rate, not all the Internet users are able to determine on the relevance and features of such work. Every person can do this with due attention and the availability of basic knowledge. If you are ready to approach the issue responsibly, consider mining as a business and invest enough money, in this article we will try to expand on the question how to start bitcoin mining: everything you need to know before making a decision. Necessary equipment  We have already mentioned that bitcoin is the most famous and expensive cryptocurrency. That’s why there are a lot of people who hunt for it now, and this figure always grows. The essential tool in this highly competitive activity is a computer-miner. You have to look through the list of several devices for the digital currencies mining, in order to choose the one that is suitable, based on reviews on the Internet. Earlier it was possible to do it without buying ASIC-miners (special computers intended solely for the bitcoin mining) and do all the same on the usual one or using a video card. But the competition has reached such a level that it is even not worth starting without special equipment. You should be aware that this purchase will not pay its way right away, not earlier than in a year. If your financial situation now does not allow you...
  • Sometimes tech just functions poorly — but sometimes it functions poorly because it has been compromised by malicious programs or hackers. Bringing your computer back to normal after an attack isn’t easy, and you shouldn’t have to struggle to right malware wrongs if you don’t have to. Thus, before you begin a crusade to rid your machine of corruption, you should be absolutely certain that something is seriously wrong with your device. This guide should help you confirm that your computer is no longer safe and identify what has gone wrong, so you can more efficiently clean and secure your computer against threats. Signs of Infection Unfortunately, some of the signs of infection are also signs that your machine is simply getting old. For example, if your computer is running slow, there might be malware hogging all your processing power — or your hard drive might be failing. Additionally, if programs are crashing often, a malicious program might be causing malfunctions — or your video card might not support the advanced graphics and audio you are trying to run. However, you can watch for a few other good indications that a digital creepy-crawly has found its way onto your device. Here are some good signs that there’s something sinister lurking on your computer: Pop-ups. Thanks to the popularity of ad-busting browser apps, pop-ups aren’t all that common on the web, but they remain popular symptoms of a strain of malware called adware. Involuntary changes. If you notice changes to your presets — to include your desktop background, your bookmarks, your file organization and more — you might have malware, but you should check with anyone else who has access to your computer before you act. Independent messages. Malware often spreads its infection through compromised messages to your saved contacts. Emails,...