Monday, May 18, 2015

Microsoft Research "Hyperlapse"

First-person Hyperlapse Videos
"...a method for converting first-person videos, for example, captured with a helmet camera during activities such as rock climbing or bicycling, into hyper-lapse videos, i.e., time-lapse videos with a smoothly moving camera. 

At high speed-up rates, simple frame sub-sampling coupled with existing video stabilization methods does not work, because the erratic camera shake present in first-person videos is amplified by the speed-up."

Asus Zenfone 2 with Intel Atom CPU

Asus Zenfone 2 Review: Very Fast, Very Affordable
"world's-first 4GB of RAM and U.S.-first Intel Atom 64-bit CPU, the Asus Zenfone 2 goes toe to toe with other flagship phones for less than half the price ($199 : $299) (2+16GB : 4+64GB)
"Zenfone 2 boasts a 13-megapixel rear camera with some clever shooting modes, a 5.5-inch full-HD screen, and a removable back with support for two SIM cards and expandable microSD storage"

ideas: good character, good bottom line

Ethical CEOs Finish First - HBR
Fred Kiel, author of Return on Character, explains his research on why being good benefits the bottom line.CEOs Finish First - HBR

"...strong character leaders contributed an amazing:
  • almost five times bottom line profitability as do the weak character leaders. And 
  • they enjoy a much higher level of workforce engagement, about 26% higher. And 
  • they also have a significant impact on reducing corporate risk to the company.
So those are the three big headlines of the objective data. turns out that there is a set of moral principles that are universal among all cultures around the globe: integrity and responsibility (head) forgiveness and compassion (heart)

...innovation will only thrive in a forgiving culture. If people are afraid that if they try out a risky idea or promote some new innovative idea that might turn out to be a bad idea and not be successful, they’re not going to do that if they think they’re putting their career on the line and taking that kind of risk..."
Return on Character - KRW International, Inc.
character reputation predictor instrument