Google Launches ‘Trusted Contacts’ Location Sharing App on iOS — AIVAnet

Following an Android launch last December, Google recently announced that its location sharing app, “Trusted Contacts,” is out now on the iOS App Store [Direct Link]. The company described the app as a way for users to get together in everyday situations, as well as in emergency scenarios where they can let friends and family know that they’re safe. Now that the app is on both Android and iOS, cross-platform location sharing is available so you can keep track of any friends and family members no matter if they own an iPhone or Android smartphone, so long as they’re also using Trusted Contacts. Similar to the Android app, the iOS app supports offline use, showing those who can see your location where you were last before you went offline. Google highlighted a few features on the Trusted Contacts App Store page, including integration with Google Maps and its “Share Location” feature that launched in March:

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Adobe’s ‘Playful Palette’ makes color mixing artist-friendly — AIVAnet

Artists work with real paint by mixing groups of colors on a palette, making for natural blending and color combinations. That’s a far cry from Photoshop-type color pickers, which let you grab specific colors but not combine them. Adobe Research has come up with a solution called the “Playful Palette” that gives artists the best of both worlds. It lets you create “blobs” of paint you can blend for gradients and gamuts, while allowing non-destructive edits, infinite history and other digital benefits. To use it, you start with a standard color picker and create blobs of different colors, based on complementary, shades, analogous or other color theory (using Adobe’s Kuler color picker, for instance). The blobs can then be mixed by dragging them together, and also edited, moved, resized or deleted. “While simple, this representation allows an artist to easily construct and edit complex color gamuts,” Adobe’s team says in

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Discord™ Artificial Intelligence (official Discord server of /r/artificial) — Collective Intelligence

We welcome all of those interested in imaginative discussion of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing. Unlike many servers on Discord we are oriented toward academics and professionals and as such we try to keep conversations intelligent and on-topic as much as possible. If you know anyone that may be interested in joining, […]

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Apple’s biggest announcement since 2007? All eyes on iPhone 8 — Augmented OuterNet of Wearable Things

… that from liquid crystal displays that Apple has traditionally used on the iPhone. Augmented reality, which combines virtual reality with the real world, … from Google Alert – augmented reality http://ift.tt/2uvvx1F via IFTTT

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ASUS’ take on mesh WiFi is now available — AIVAnet

Mesh networking is all the rage for people who want to fill every bit of their home with sweet high-speed Wi-Fi. Lynksys, Google, Netgear, TP-Link and Eero all have devices that use the new technology to smooth out the dead spots in your home. Now Asus has joined the crowd with its Lyra Home WiFi System. Initially announced in January, the new routers are finally available for $400. Asus’ Lyra will help overcome your home’s natural Wi-Fi interference points like doors, walls, floors and windows with a primary hub and three included satellite units. More secondary hubs can be purchased separately. The company claims that setup and management is easy with its mobile app, which connects to the system via Bluetooth. The app includes Family Overview, a way to monitor all the devices on your network with a graphical dashboard. The company says that Lyra uses three separate frequency bands, one of which is dedicated to inter-hub communication, which leaves th

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