Multimedia Workshop of the BCUG
http://bcug.smiller.org OR http://smiller.org/bcug
Sept 13, 2018 7PM (call or email stevemiller1@comcast.net for directions to house)
Public is Welcome. BCUG home site
; Is your PC running too slow?
ATTENDEES: bring smartphone or tablet and use a local WiFi "s's-guest" network

Sept 13, 2018 Android Phones, Apps, Security

DEMOS OF ANDROID APPS

  • RING neighborhood protection (neighborhood shared notices/video); apps for all devices
  • SAMSUNG S9 (Camera movie)(anyone who just bought- please come and DEMO!!!!) Review

LOWEST PRICE/BEST SMARTPHONES

  • Tracfone LG Rebel 3 review $59 (HomeShoppingNetwork)- uses Verizon CDMA towers

GENERAL

SECURITY:

A FREEBE

 

June 14, 2018: Artificial Intelligence is coming

  • Present status:: awareness and usage
  • Our Expectation: more personalized and convenient with time, after improvements in algorithms, hardware, and underlying data sets
  • AI and the Future of Smartphones (8/15/2016); Qualcomm SDK for "Neural Processing Engine" machine intelligence Platform for deep learning -
    • moves image/voice recog from cloud to Smartphone;
    • medical app : image classification of skin
    • machine learning with drones (40:25 - 44:00 )
    • ...
  • At the beginning of 2018, 4 smartphones had five AI features
    • camera: detects subject; auto adjust settings (person, face, landscapefood, fireworks)
    • language translator
    • user pattern analysis: adapt/predict/adjust based on time or day
    • secuirty: face ID; adapt for glasses or beard with time
    • Voice assistant: reply AND perform tasks: order online; searach song; type message (example: Samsung "Bixby" assistant)
  • AI within Qualcomm devices: interview with Dir of Marketing summary
  • AI in 80% of smartphones by 2022; 10 ways AI will change smartphones
  • Augmented Reality on Samsung S9 (multiple examples: scroll down thru site)
  • SnapDragon 700 has built-in fast AI (phones avail in late 2018)
  • "I tried to get an AI to write this story" (Steve's "OneNote"- shows highlights)
  • Google Promises its AI will not be used for weapons https://nyti.ms/2Hshw9S (but will be used for government/military "cybersecurity, training and military recruitment")
  • AI feud by Mark Zuckerberg ("best is yet to come"), and Elon Musk "potentially more dangerous than nukes"
    (Pentagon is aggressively courtig the tech industry; China to spend billions to become world's AI leader)
  • \Microsoft re-organizing into "Cloud + AI Platform", "AI + Research", and (traditional) "Experiences & Devices"
  • Qualcomm-forecast for the future of AI (2018-May 23) summary

FURTHER ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE :SOURCES

 

April 12, 2018: Artificial Intelligence is coming

DEMO

  • Moto Z2 projector demo (S. Mercurio)
  • Phone as desktop (S. Mercurio)

 

Dec 14, 2017: Security: VPNs, PLUS RCAST (Roku)

Oct 12, 2017: 4K HDR Television Is HERE (as little as $600)!

PLUS: Latest Android Smartphones/Tablets; Android Apps; Leading Technology; Social Media

LATEST ANDROID SMARTPHONES/TABLETS

(red = instructions for equipment setup)

DEMO: ANDROID APPS (participants welcome to demo favorites)

Demo via Mobizen screen mirroring (WiFi, or USB wire to my PC) Change to full screen: "Ctrl > Enter" - use for subsequent app demos

  • "7 everyday tech skills all boomers (and up) should have" (pgs 17-18), and best apps (pgs 19-20) BCUG 2017-April Bytes
  • Android App demos: (placeholder for attendees who want to demo their new apps) (switch to video camera, if needed by participant demo)
  • instant language translation (with bluetooth earbuds)
  • TEN BEST ANDROID APPS for Galaxy Note 8 (6.3 inch diagonal screen, edge to edge)
  • switch to on-line PC

SECURITY (start at end!)

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June 8: Latest Android Smartphones/Tablets; Android Apps; Leading Technology; Social Media

Aside: SECURITY is now being taught to embedded designers!: course overview

LATEST ANDROID SMARTPHONES/TABLETS

(red = instructions for equipment setup)

DEMO: ANDROID APPS (participants welcome to demo favorites)

Demo via Mobizen screen mirroring (WiFi, or USB wire to my PC) Change to full screen: "Ctrl > Enter" - use for subsequent app demos

  • Demo: screen capture (2 simultaneous buttons; screenshot automatically placed in folder "screenshots" - accessed via "Gallery" app, or via USB port)
  • "Gallery" automatically creates "Stories" with automatic title, slide show, music: Apps > in top bar, type "gallery" in "search for apps"
  • Demo: Samsung S6 +S7 camera "modes": video collage, Virtual shot; fast/slow motion; live broadcast,...
  • DEMO: all "OK Google" features
  • "7 everyday tech skills all boomers (and up) should have" (pgs 17-18), and best apps (pgs 19-20) BCUG 2017-April Bytes
  • best iPhone apps: Photoshop Fix, Prisma, SLack, Snapchat,...
  • Android App demos: (placeholder for attendees who want to demo their new apps) (switch to video camera, if needed by participant demo)
  • instant language translation (with bluetooth earbuds)
  • TEN BEST ANDROID APPS for Galaxy Note 8 (6.3 inch diagonal screen, edge to edge)
  • switch to on-line PC

SECURITY (start at end!)

LEADING TECHNOLOGY

SOCIAL MEDIA