Siri To Transcribe Voicemail Messages?

According to rumours circulating online, Apple’s Siri software will be able to transcribe voicemails in the upcoming iOS10 update.

Similar to Apple’s Visual Voicemail feature, the service will be called iCloud Voicemail and will use a virtual assistant to take calls, record and then convert them to text.

These features are currently being tested by Apple employees before the big receal, so we look forward to seeing if this idea does come to fruition. We predict that it will, seeing as the phone can alsready transcribe voice commands.

Do bear in mind that iOS9 will be released in September, so this voicemail feature is probably still 12 months away before debuting.

With Surveillance Systems you Definitely Get What You Pay For

The temptation whenever you buy things is always towards going for the cheaper option, but for some things this is definitely not a good idea. It is unfortunate to say, but there are a lot of cheap ‘surveillance systems’ on the market which, when you look at their capabilities, barely qualify as anything of the sort. This is why, before you just for the cheapest option available, you need to make sure that they meet a criteria.

The criteria for any surveillance system is quite simple: recording capabilities, detailed image from the camera, and the camera needs to be able to perform in the environment (so if it’s dark, it needs to be able to see details in the dark). There are also a number of other things which, while not necessary in every instance, do provide another layer of usability and convenience: Movement sensors can help limit the amount of data being used for the recordings (as the cameras only activate once the sensors have been triggered), infra-red or UV capabilities, disguises (so people don’t notice them), and network capabilities. While network capabilities aren’t essential to having a working surveillance system, having any data the cameras collect automatically transmitted to a central hub is invaluable, and it means that if the camera is destroyed you’ve still got anything it recorded.

First Dual-Battery Android Phone Releasing Soon

Yes you’ve read right, there is a smartphone with two batteries releasing soon. Made by Chinese manufacturer Gionee, the smartphone will be the first Android Lollipop smartphone with two batteries.

According to the initial information, the phone will be capable of staying for up to four days, with each power cell having a capacity of 3,000mAh.

You must be wondering how the phone is holding two batteries inside, but the device known as the Gionee M5 is pretty bulky. Weighing double the amount of the iPhone 6 Plus at 213g and measuring up at 152 x 176 x 8.6mm, it is pretty large.

No cost, location of release, nor date has been confirmed as of yet.

Apple To Make New iPhone From Apple Watch Alloy

According to a Taiwanese news outlet, the soon to be released Apple iPhone 6S will be made from the exact aluminium alloy used by the ‘Sport’ version of the Apple Watch.

The sport edition of the watch was sold as a watch which has a special alloy, containing magnesium and zinc. This makes it light as other metals used in smart devices but “60% stronger”.

The plan is to apparently make the next Apple handset extra durable, so it would make sense as to why Apple are looking to use the aluminium alloy material. The Force Touch, part of the Apple Watch is also rumoured to be be featured on the new handset. No other information has been leaked yet, but with a release usually scheduled for September of each year, get ready for rumours galore from now till release day.

Fibre lasers and their applicability in the modern industry

A fibre laser is a type of laser where active gain media involve optical fibres that come doped with elements such as thulium and erbium. The advantage of using these materials is that they will always provide light amplification without any kind of lasing. Lasers are useful in welding. In addition, they help industrial engineers to fold polymers and metals whose destination placements are complex. In some industries, these materials are good at laser cutting. Recently, markers and engravers are making more use of these technologies in their operations.

The advantages of fibre lasers as compared to their industrial alternatives

Low cost of ownership

This means that the computations of indirect and direct costs of purchase are not over the top. Since applications that use these tools are very high end and ambitious, there is a need to control the increasing costs by having a look at what serves a purpose without having to cost over the top. In addition, the manufacturing sector is always looking at financially sustainable solutions to the problem of the cost of ownership of materials. (more…)