Sunday, November 15, 2015

Scientific Recognition of the Displayed Emotions

New online free service from Microsoft allows you something that could be considered a Sci-Fi just 20 years ago – it allows you to identify exact emotions, communicated by the facial expressions, in an image.

The whole operation is fast, simple, and does not require sign-in or registration. Upload images from the pics stored on your computer or through the valid URL link directly from the Web.  

* Image resolution ≥ 36x36 pixels and the file size < 4MB,
* Supported image formats include JPEG, PNG, GIF (the first frame), and BMP.
* The frontal and near-frontal faces have the best results.
* And the maximum returning faces is set to 64 for each image.

Developers offer disclaimer that the recognition is experimental, and is not always accurate. Well, try it for yourself and see how the results are satisfactory:


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Putin (left)
Obama (right)
Anger: 0.000414056878,
Contempt: 0.00127421063,
Disgust: 0.000110132634,
Fear: 0.000286275957,
Happiness: 0.000129807071,
Neutral: 0.7914958,
Sadness: 0.206190065,
Surprise: 0.0000996711
Anger: 0.008025278,
Contempt: 0.006246881,
Disgust: 0.062251,
Fear: 0.00243330933,
 Happiness: 0.0065650125,
Neutral: 0.58076936,
Sadness: 0.00120144116,
Surprise: 0.33250773

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Free Legal Streaming Movies on YouTube – Straight from Paramount Studios

There are several good fee-based subscription services for the music streaming, there are some free legal and semi-legal streaming web sites, and there are not too legal torrents with the movies you may download from the Web.

And now Paramount Studios has created a YouTube channel that offers viewers the chance to watch a selection of their films for free.

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Paramount Vault launched a few weeks ago, but has just started to catch on with viewers.

"The Paramount Vault showcases a collection of Paramount full-length films and clips including selections that range from black-and-white to color, comedy to horror, and everything in between," the official description of the Vault states. "Viewers are invited to explore the vast landscape of cinema's history, share their favorite films, and discover new ones through this official channel created by Paramount Pictures."

Looking through the list of movies, which are organized by genre on the YouTube channel, there are hundreds of films to choose from! Some movies have been notoriously hard to track down in the past, but you can now watch them for free whenever you want!

The current library is a great mixture of genuinely good movies, forgotten and under-looked gems, and a healthy dose of junk. Oscar nominees like Ironweed are peacefully coexist on the same channel with the hilariously disgusting The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. This is your chance to catch up with The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek and American Ninja 2!

Channel address:

Check out the Paramount Vault promotional video with more details on the free movies you can watch right here:

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Clownfish for Skype – Free Online Translation Service… and Much More…

Clownfish is an online translator for all your messages in Skype. Now you could write in your native language and the recipient will receive the message translated to their language. However, the service is so features rich, that it can replace several other plugins for Skype, you are using already.

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Main Features:
* Build-in spell check support (OpenOffice compatible).
* Text-to-speech support for all incoming messages.
* Ability to send of predefined ASCII and emoticon drawings.
* Big list of build-in greeting wishes.
* A.I. Talking Robot can be your replacement in many cases.
* With Voice Call Recording you can silently record your conversations.
* Voice Changer with various sound effects like echo, chorus, pitch , etc.
* Music Player - make your voice calls unique by playing your favorite music as a background.
* Clownfish can be host for any Virtual Studio Technology (VST) Effect plugin.
* Encrypt Messages - now your secret data will be secured.
* Now all incoming messages can be translated to your native language.
* Broadcast message to all your friends with single click.
* Show an avatar image on every message you receive.
* Email notifications - keep track on your important conversations.
* Sound Player - add sound emotions to your voice calls.
* Voice Assistant - helper tool that converts text into speech during voice call.
* Supports more than 50 different languages.
* Easy to use and control. Direct output in Skype chat window.
* It is configurable. You could choose from several different translation services.
- Google Translate
- Microsoft Live
- Babylon Translate
- SysTran
- Yandex
* Select preferred output language for each person (User translation filter)
* Real-time spellcheck in almost any language (Open Office compatible dictionaries)
* Small disk and memory usage. Installation package is less than 650Kb.
* It is FREE.

Supported languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Haitian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish.

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