Google’s AVA data set raises the bar for identifying human actions in videos

Today Google announced a new labeled data set of human actions taking place in videos. That may sound obscure, but it’s a big deal for anyone working to solve problems in computer vision. If you’ve been following along, you’ve noticed the significant uptick in companies building products and services that act as a second pair …

Could San Francisco Get the Oil Industry to Pay for Climate Change?

When a raindrop falls in San Francisco, it has two choices: flow east into the San Francisco Bay, or west into the Pacific Ocean. A ridgeline divides the city into two, slicing through the Presidio, hugging the eastern edge of Golden Gate Park, and skirting Twin Peaks. As the land drops off in either direction, …

‘Pokemon Go’ hopes new monsters will get you outside this fall

[embedded content] The event lasts from October 20th at 8 PM BST to November 2nd at 9 PM BST. You’ll see an increased number of spooky Pokémon, including Gastly, Cubone, Misdreavus and Houndour. The developer promises even more Pokémon from Ruby and Sapphire as early as December. Not only that, but Pikachu will be out …

Adobe wants to let you draw data visualizations by letting you draw data visualizations

Every year at its MAX conference, Adobe shows off a couple of interesting prototypes that may or may net end up in one of its products. This year is no exception, the company highlighted eleven projects from its labs today. These included Project Lincoln, a tool that everybody who has ever tried to visualize data …

Google will ‘fix’ the Pixel 2’s hidden menu button

Looks like the Pixel 2’s “secret” menu button was just leftover code, after all. Google has confirmed to CNET that this was a bug, not a feature, and that it’ll be patched out in the future. If you’re still enjoying that new phone smell, open up the settings menu and double tap in the lower …