Machine learning is amazing, but it also has some flaws. It was recently discovered that your iPhone has an image folder specifically for pictures of you (or you in) your bra. More specifically, it seems to be sorting photos showing skin, but not always of women in their bras. Now, on one hand, the fact that the technology knows what a bra is and then can identify it is pretty amazing. But on the other hand, the fact that it’s identifying women in bras is kind of scary. Why not men in skimpy underwear? I am not making a big deal about it being sexist, but I do want to point it out.
Apparently, your phone has been doing this for over a year now, but no one knew about it until the other day. Many people tried the search themselves and ended up posting the photos online. What’s interesting is that the technology couldn’t necessarily distinguish between a bikini and a bra. So perhaps the category of “brassiere” is man crafted, but how a bra is identified was helped along by a human. Most of the pictures taken, women revealed, had a lot of cleavage in them. Not necessarily of breasts themselves, but rather “scandalous” photos.
Is this even a big deal? Yes and no. I think it’s kind of creepy that Apple is categorizing your images this way, but I don’t think it’s a big deal. I also don’t think this is a deliberate move by Apple either. … Read the rest
Do you ever wonder how certain technology works? Or wonder how Apple can get so much computing power into such a tiny little device? Every year, the folks over at iFixit, perform an in-depth and high quality “teardown” of the iPhone. This year, they partnered with Bloomberg in order to provide an interactive and detailed look at how the insides of the iPhone have changed over the years.
The story began back in 2007 – with the first generation iPhone. You probably remember it. It was bulky compared to what we’ve got today, but it is viewed as the device that transformed the smartphone industry. An entire industry! Just like the outside, the inside wasn’t exactly elegant. It had a 1400mAH battery, a 2MP camera and a variety of chips and modems.
Next was the iPhone 3G. It cleaned things up on the inside quite a bit. It had a smaller 1150mAh battery and a similar 2MP camera. The iPhone 3GS saw the battery increase to 1219mAh, but it had a new 3MP camera. But the real changes started picking up with the iPhone 4. Which makes sense. Apple launched the idea of the iPhone, but likely only imagined what it could do for us. It takes time to understand what people want and how they are using it. It came with a 1420mAh battery which is the largest of any iPhone to date. The iPhone 4 had a 4MP camera and all new front-facing camera. … Read the rest
There are so many amazing games for the iPhone, we couldn’t keep it contained to just one post. Check out the rest of our selection for you to try out on your iPhone:
Sometimes you want easy, no-brainer games. But other times you want games that require you to think critically and always be ahead of your opponents. This is what makes the best strategy games, in our opinion.
Clash of Clans
The goal of this game is to be the biggest and baddest township in all of the land. You get to build up a fortified stronghold, where you mine for gold and health elixirs. Then you get to train your army in order to invade the outlying goblin outposts. The more you destroy, the better it is for your livelihood. But, don’t think that just because you have killed off neighboring goblins you are safe. They come from all over to try to steal your gold. You can form an alliance with other real-life players to create an unstoppable clan, or fight against them to steal their trophies.
What do you get when you mix Tinder with the King of the fictional kingdom? The wonderfully sadistic choose-your-own-adventure game Reigns. Reigns will crown you a king and then force you to make decisions by swiping left or right (thus it being like Tinder), that almost always lead to your untimely death in increasingly interesting ways. Doomed to repeat his life over and over while attempting to find a way to lift a curse, you’ll have to balance the needs of your kingdom with those of the church, military, and your greed.… Read the rest