Microsoft Showcases Image-Captioning Captionbot

Have any of you guys tried out Microsoft’s Captionbot yet? According to the website, it was created to showcase some of the new capabilities of Microsoft Cognitive Services. Captionbot says it uses Computer Vision and Natural Language to describe contents of images and that sometimes it “gets things wrong.” Here’s an example of Captionbot getting things wrong…that’s John Romero and I at E3 a while back:

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Lexus’ new V-LCRO advances seat tech by going back in time

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Lexus has announced a new application for an old, beloved piece of technology that will keep drivers pegged in seats while handling three-G turns.

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Tesla opening up online Model 3 orders at 7:30 PDT

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Unexpectedly enthusiastic demand for the Tesla Model 3 has caused the Californian EV manufacturer to adjust its online order time for the new EV.

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Science Channel Reviving ‘MythBusters,’ Seeking Hosts Via Reality Series

Please tell me this is some kind of a joke. I mean, this just sounds too goofy to be true. Then again, this is a great way to get hosts that will work for a fraction of what Adam and Jamie were probably getting for the last few seasons of MythBusters.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively that the Discovery-owned cable network has greenlighted a reality competition series titled Search for the Next MythBusters, which comes on the heels of the series finale for the original show in early March. MythBusters, which ran for 14 seasons, featured Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman using science to put various myths and rumors to the test. Search will focus on finding an “all-new generation of myth-busting science superstars with mind-blowing build skills and nerves of steel.” It will involve both social media and stunts as it tests a cast of hopefuls on their skills as they compete in various challenges.

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FCC expands Lifeline to help low-income Americans afford internet

Today the FCC voted 3-2 to approve expanding its Lifeline program that has subsidized phone and prepaid wireless access for low-income Americans since the 80s, so that now it covers internet access too. The $9.25 household subsidy is paid directly to…

Porsche sells a $6,570 office chair

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If you’re looking for the ultimate automotive-themed office chair, the Porsche Office Chair RS rips a seat out of a 911 and lets you use it for work. The price is a rather high, though.

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