• Amazon Is Shipping Random Products In Mario-Themed Boxes

    If you have recently placed an order on Amazon, don’t be surprised if it shows up at your home in a Mario-themed box, and no, there is a good chance that your order was not mixed up with someone else’s order. This is because this is due to a collaboration with Amazon and Nintendo as part of Mario’s 35th anniversary celebration.

    So how does one get a Mario-themed box? It turns out that it will be completely random, and it also seems that ordering a Nintendo product, like a Nintendo Switch, will not guarantee you a Mario-themed box. Note that these boxes are limited edition, so don’t be so quick to toss it away as it could eventually become a collector’s item.

    It’s actually a pretty cool idea and we have to say that in renders, the box looks pretty awesome. Hopefully whoever makes the delivery will be careful not

  • Thinking About a Holiday Gathering? Look at This Troubling Map First

    Not to nag, but if you’re considering seeing family for the holidays, I need you to take a look at this map. It’s a color-coded guide to Covid-19 risk level, sorted by geography (at the US county level) and crowd size. First, you choose the location where the gathering would happen. Then, at left, you can choose an event size with the slider, from 10 to 5,000 people, and watch the risk of at least one Covid-positive person being there skyrocket the bigger the gathering gets. In some locations where the virus is spreading out of control, like in parts of the Dakotas, that chance is darn near 100 percent, even if the gathering is just 10 people. Get any bigger than 10 people, and the map spits out odds calling it a virtual certainty in many places that you’ll be sharing space with a sick person.

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  • Google wants you to help train its AI by labeling images in Google Photos

    Google has updated its Google Photos app on Android with a new option that lets users tell the search giant about the contents of their pictures. By labeling these images, Google can improve its object recognition algorithms, which in turn make Photos more useful. It’s a virtuous cycle of AI development best deployed by tech giants like Google which have lots of data and lots of users.

    This isn’t an unusual practice at all. Machine learning systems don’t just learn by themselves, and the vast majority of these applications need to be taught using data labeled by humans. It’s the same reason that CAPTCHAs ask you to identify cars and motorbikes in images. By identifying these objects you’re training AI to do the same.

    The feature appears in the most recent version of Google Photos. Just tap on the search button in the app’s menu, scroll down, and you’ll

  • Someone spotted a bird with a ‘durian-face’ in a Singapore golf course

    When you think you’ve seen it all, think again.

    Not too long ago, a rare albino turtle was rescued in India. What caught everyone’s attention was the fact that it was yellow, almost resembling melted cheese.

    But it seems there isn’t a shortage of wonderfully-bizarre yellow creatures out there.

    Over in Singapore, Facebook user Eddie Chung came across this beautiful bird at a golf course in Changi.

    IMAGE: Eddie Chung / Facebook

    On November 10, Chung posted a series of photos of the bird on the Nature Society (Singapore) Facebook group.

    What perplexed Chung was the unusual appearance of the bird, something he had never seen before. But thanks to the other members of the Facebook group, the bird was identified as a masked lapwing.

    IMAGE: Eddie Chung / Facebook

    What’s also even more peculiar about the masked lapwing is the fact that it just perched itself on the grass,

  • Is Modern Technology Making Us Much less Human?

    Help resolve real world issues with advanced sensible data underpinning fashionable biotechnology and molecular genetic applied sciences. Recruitment: This has been aided by e-recruitment internet portals have been employers post positions and skills wanted for a specific job. do you mean by information technology Then the job seeker will choose their subject of expertise and apply for that specific position online. These days, these portals have even made e-recruitment visual, by enabling Job seekers submit videos describing what they’ll do as well showcase a few of their potentials. There also other medias were these job postings could be found for example social media websites. Many people are recruited by social networks like Facebook. A business merely posts a job position on its Facebook page, and its fans will apply if any of them qualifies for the place they may get that job. This course of has additionally made human useful …