Earlier this year, Spotify declared it was procuring Betty Labs, the creators of the sports-focused audio app- Locker Room to gain entry into the live audio market. Now, they finally launched Spotify Greenroom, a new mobile app that allows users of Spotify around the world such that people can join, host live audio rooms, and also can turn the discussions into podcasts. It’s also announcing a Creator Fund which is a way to get rewarded for the content you create and the community you build on Greenroom.

This app is totally based on Locker Room’s existing code. According to Spotify…


Dark Patterns are the tricks used in websites and apps that make you do things that you didn’t mean to, like buying or signing up for something. Companies prioritize their goals like increasing sales or revenues, on top of the user’s goal. It is achieved by powers of visual design along with the help of slight deception and misdirection.

These patterns automatically enroll us in a newsletter, because a certain default box we didn’t notice was checked. The shadow of a dark pattern arises when items are added to a shopping cart that the customer hasn’t selected, and inadvertently purchases…


When we talk about Sports, Running, in particular, doesn’t create much Carbon Footprint. It is very small when compared to Digital Carbon Footprint or from Transportation etc.

But it still creates a small mark. All carbon emissions that occur due to a running shoe lies mainly in the process of manufacturing. According to a team led by Randolph Kirchain, in 2013 who is the principal research scientist at MIT’s Materials Systems Laboratory, along with research scientist Elsa Olivetti found that making one pair of such shoes releases about 14 Kilograms of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. …


Last Tuesday, During the Apple event, they announced the release of their new gadget, AirTag, which is a small tracker one can attach to their keys, baggage, or anything else and can find that item with the help of Apple’s Find My system. This event included newly designed iMacs, iPads, but this thing got everyone interested since it is too small but can have a huge use in the future since it can be tracked and returned to the owner with the help of iPhones and Android devices.

AIRTAG

Rumours of this device which is a Tile competitor stretch back to…


Film Industry

The use of Drones has a significant influence on the film industry. Because of these drones, filmmakers have better choices and bigger possibilities in making a film. These were introduced in this industry to make filmmaking easier, cheaper and safer.

Traditionally before drones, camera jibs and cranes and helicopters were used to capture aerial shots at a high and wide level. The biggest advantage of drones over helicopters is that they can get near to a shot and capture it. Moreover, a drone can capture a 360-degree shot because of its compact size whereas a helicopter can’t. …


A remastered digital version of the Nyan Cat meme from 2011 got sold for about $600,000 USD in an online auction last Friday, February 19.

Remastered Nyan Cat meme from 2011 by Chris Torres

What is NFT?

NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token, and Fungibility is the ability of a good or asset to be exchanged or to be interchangeable with another unit of the same thing so things like rupees, dollars, gold or bitcoin and then non-fungible is the exact opposite so they are goods or assets that are unique irreplaceable and one-of-a-kind things like real estate and art and then we have tokens which just means the blockchain which is basically…


Wildlife Filmmaking is one of those things that has the power to make people fall in love with the beauty of nature. It’s an imperative tool to encourage the urge to protect wildlife and in today’s world, it can be mostly done by capturing Nature in its honest manner.

Filmmakers have fantastic means and possibilities to find the animals they desire to capture. But at the same time, wild animals are facing several threats to their survival. Climate change, loss of habitat, illegal trading and poaching, overfishing have caused a devastating deterioration of these animals.

What is Ethical wildlife filmmaking?

According to National Geographic photographer…


This is something that has to do with human beings and not something that generally we would associate with the word -Technology.

So what is Empathetic Technology?

Poppy Crum, chief scientist at Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco, CA, and an adjunct professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics defines empathetic technology as “technology that is using our internal state to decide how it will respond and make decisions.


Smart Speakers

In 2013, Google added a voice recognition system which can be activated by speaking some keywords. Then we got Google’s Nest/Home In 2014, Apple made Siri work the same way and it’s speaker called as Apple’s Homepod then Amazon launched a much simpler system. Amazon Echo, a voice-activated smart speaker whose main purpose was to interact with a voice.

These are nice to have with us but they collect a lot of data about us by its design. They listen to our commands, record them and those recordings may be stored and accessed by the company itself. They can be…


Let’s look at the technology used in the filming of THE MANDALORIAN

SHOOTING INFRONT OF LED PANELS

Green screen is a Filmmaking necessity. But soon in the future, it’s going to be replaced.

But why?

Having a green screen is arduous

Archit Choudhury

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