Windows 10 update stops webcams working

A Windows 10 update has stopped many popular webcams from working.

The update, released earlier this month, stops many cameras being used for Skype or to broadcast and stream footage.

The cause seems to be a change in the way Windows 10 handles video so it can be used by more than one program at a time.

Microsoft said it was working on a fix but has not given any date for when the patch will be available.

‘Poor job’

Soon after Windows Update 1607 was distributed in early August, many people started reporting webcam problems to Microsoft via its support site. The trouble affected both webcams connected via USB cables or on the same network and meant either that footage could not be streamed, or that images froze after a while.

The problems even affected webcams working with Skype and Lync – both companies owned by Microsoft.

Comments on the support thread suggest millions of people have been inconvenienced by the bug. Some companies said customers who used webcams for internet banking had complained because they could no longer verify transactions.

Analysis put the blame on changes to the video encoding systems with which Windows 10 works. The update ends support for two widely used encoding systems so it became possible for more than one application to use video as it is being shot. Prior to the update Windows 10 only allowed one application access to a stream.

A Microsoft camera engineer who responded to complaints on the support thread said the company had done “a poor job” of letting people know about the change.

“We dropped the ball on that front, so I’d like to offer my apologies to you all,” he said.

He added that Microsoft was working on a way to fix the problem and get webcams working again. The fix is likely to be released in September.

Microsoft has yet to officially comment on the problem.

Changes to the way Microsoft handles updates also seem to have made the problem harder to fix. Prior to update 1607, Windows 10 users could roll-back to a previous version within 30 days of it being installed. The update cut that to 10 days giving people little chance to switch back to the earlier version of Windows 10 under which their webcams worked.

 

Facebook launches Lifestage app for school teens

Facebook has launched a new social media app aimed at school teenagers.

Members of Lifestage, currently only available on Apple devices in the US, upload pictures and videos based around feelings, likes and dislikes. These are then turned into video profiles.

All posts are public and there are no options to restrict viewing. The idea is to connect members of the same school, its creator said.

One expert told the BBC the lack of privacy settings was a concern.

School members can view each other’s profiles once the individual school has registered 20 members or more.

Users aged more than 21 are only able to view their own profiles.

However the app warns that it cannot guarantee whether all its users are genuine.

“We can’t confirm that people who claim to go to a certain school actually go to that school. All videos you upload to your profile are fully public content,” it says.

Lifestage has no messaging functionality but users can display contact details from other sites such as Snapchat and Instagram.

The app currently has a 2.5 star rating on the iTunes store with comments describing it as “kinda sorta creepy” and “confusing”.

 

IT lead art to an amazing level

An amazing online shop:Drawing your life

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How Technology is Transforming Healthcare

Disabling hearing loss affects 360 million people around the world – impacting on their education, career prospects and social life. It can be caused by infections, exposure to loud noise or the use of particular drugs – as well as simply getting older. In some parts of the world it’s difficult for people to see a doctor about this “invisible” problem. The British company Cupris has developed a small attachment for a smartphone which means you can take pictures and videos of the ear canal. These can be shared with experts all over the world, to screen for common ear problems. The device has already been trialled in Nepal – and now a larger study is underway in the south of England.

Air Pollution in New Delhi
More than 80% of people who live in urban areas which monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels which beat WHO limits – and low low-income cities are worst hit. One such city is Delhi – where the lungs of half of all children are damaged by minute particles – created mainly by emissions from motor vehicles. A public health doctor who is based in the city, Nitish Dogra, decided to use WhatsApp to send out ultra-local readings from a pollution sensor to subscribers wanting to avoid the worst effects of the fumes.

Soberlink
A remote breathalyser could transform the lives of recovering alcoholics in the United States, where 88,000 people die every year from alcohol-related causes. The device – which has been given premarket clearance by the Food and Drug Administration for medical use – avoids the need for costly and time-consuming lab tests. The user blows into the device which then takes a photo to verify their identity and sends the result to their doctor via a secure server. Any positive results, which might occur because of the use of mouthwash containing alcohol, trigger an alert to re-test.

“Smart” Surgical Stitches
Surgical thread used in operations which can send a text message to medical staff that an infection is brewing could revolutionise healthcare. Researchers at Tufts University in Boston have coated threads with nano-scale sensors to detect temperature, pH changes and whether stitches are under strain inside a wound. They say that the technology could also be used for surgical implants, “smart” bandages and even hip replacements. So far the threads have been tested in animals, but the researchers are now looking for volunteers to trial the stitching at skin level.

(Photo caption: The Cupris otoscope is used to capture and share images of a patient’s eardrum to get a remote diagnosis from a doctor © Cupris Ltd )

 

2016 ShenZhen International Internet of Things Technologies and Smart China Exhibition The 8th Asia Smart Card and RFID Technologies Exhibition & Trade Show

Exhibition Date: Aug 18 – 20, 2016
Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
Organizer: International Internet of Things Business and Application Promotion Association
Official websitehttp://eng.iotexpo.com.cn

Introduction of China International IOTE 2016 & Asia Smart Card & RFID Exhibition

China International IOTE 2016 & Asia Smart Card & RFID Exhibition is the largest exhibition of its kind not only in China, but also in Asia. It is an important showcasing and trading & communication platform for the whole industry chain of IOT/ RFID/ Smart Card technologies.

The First session of Smart Card & RFID Exhibition was held in 2009. During the past 8 years, the scale of this expo has expanded fast with its influence far reaching. The number of exhibitors has grown from 98 to 385 in 2015, with corresponding growth of attendance from 7000 to 29,863 in 2015. There were international visitors from 20 countries – Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Turkey, Russia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the US. In 2016, we estimate, more than 400 exhibitors and 45,000 visitors will participate in the exhibition.

What are we Exhibiting in 2016 Internet of things and Smart China

  • 1. RFID products( RFID Chip,RFID label antenna,RFID standard cards or RFID labels, Special RFID tags, Manufacturing machine of RFID card or labels,RFID reader chips RFID reader module,RFID reader antenna,Active RFID products and systems, RFID middleware,NFC technologies and products,etc)
  • 2. The latest IoT products and applications, such as smart home, smart transportation,smart medicare,smart grid,smart toys,and etc.
  • 3. Sensing Network(Various of low-power, high-performance physical sensors, chemistry sensors, biometric sensors,sensor network nodes, RTLS, GPS and GIS.)
  • 4. Smart Card (Smart Card ManufacturingManufacturing material of cards Smart card reader System Integration Other Intelligent Identification product and system
  • 5. Core Control Chip and Embedded Chip Control chip in IOT applications, includes MCU, DSP, ADC, GUI, MEMS, protocol chips, interface control chips and all-in-one chips.
  • 6. Telecommunication Technologies and Products
  • 7. RFID/Smart Card example applications
  • 8. Bar Coding

 

Pokemon Go: Trailblazer that could redefine mobile games

It seems stranger than fiction, but Pokemon Go – an app that has triggered a global phenomenon where millions of people obsessively capture small creatures in public spaces – was first introduced as an April Fool’s Day joke.

In 2014, YouTube published a mock sales pitch called Google Maps: Pokemon Challenge, which showed the corporation’s maps app overtaken by colourful monsters.

The video asked recruits to track down these critters using their phone’s GPS location data, and then capture them using their camera.

If you are still unsure about how to play Pokemon Go, or what it is, Google’s prank provides a pretty good guide.

It’s perhaps no coincidence that the studio that developed today’s blockbuster app, Niantic Labs, is itself a spin-out from Google.

Up until now, the central concept of mobile games has been something that can be enjoyed anywhere. They are pit-stops in daily routines.

But few games encourage playing while on the move like Pokemon Go does.

In order to succeed, players have to travel to destinations and visit landmarks previously unknown to them.

In doing so, the Pokemon Company – and Nintendo, which has a large stake in it – may have just harnessed the true potential of mobilised gaming.

Pokemon Go:
Trailblazer that could redefine mobile games

2016 Shanghai Unite successfully concluded

As Unity developers at home and abroad gathered in annual pageant, Unity, co-founder David Helgason, Unity, CEO John Riccitiello yoshitaka, Unity, Unity, greater China general manager, general manager of Analytics, John Cheng and other executives and many technical elite to attend the meeting and delivered a wonderful speech.

Unity co-founder David Helgason gives a speech. David Helgason said: at present, around the world, China has become the biggest a community Unity. In retrospect, 10 years ago, probably just 11 home studio in the Unity engine, by the fourth quarter of last year, 1000 best mobile game was 30% with the Unity and development. In the past 12 months, the Unity worldwide 12.2 billion downloads, and a third of them are from China.

John Riccitiello Unity2016 is expounded in focus, first priority is quality! Now a lot of innovation, the Unity but stability is extremely important. At the time of GDC, Unity has launched a new product schedule. Now the Unity to launch a completely stable version, is 5.3.4, can be used for everybody.

In addition, the Unity Analytics, general manager John Cheng (Zheng Jiaen) introducing the Unity Analytics, all of its functions and engine together. Ensures Unity Analytics from the first day you don’t need several SDK to cope with different platforms, helping developers to quickly create and put the data in a local analysis of the user’s behavior. With the SDK integrated directly into the engine for Unity Analytics SDK, developers no longer need to other writing code. In addition, John Cheng, also introduced the dashboard file records, export metadata, cloud directory. The Unity Analytics is still free, according to the authorization level, developers can get different corresponding function.

Break the national boundaries of the electricity

The EU proposed for cross-border online shopping to break the national boundaries of the electricity.Provisions of the region online retailers must support the cross-border online shopping behavior of consumers, which EU countries consumers can convenient from the site any EU countries for shopping.

The proposal aimed at ending the European commission pointed out some online retailers according to user’s location to the phenomenon of lock site entrance, which makes consumers have only themselves to log in the corresponding country version of the site, and most of the time the same online retailer sites in different countries the sale of the same price of the product is not the same.
The proposal will not only to the Amazon, eBay, Zalando sell physical goods, such as the European electricity business enterprise work, may also be restricted to provide other services online businesses, such as car rental platform, the platform, ticketing, etc.But at present, the proposal does not apply to copyright protection of the nature of online trading projects, such as books, music, games, etc. But the European commission said, do not rule out future will cover these areas.
In addition, according to the European commission’s statement, the hope that the proposal can increase the proportion of cross-border online shopping consumers (currently 15%). But many businessmen are pointed out, said the proposal without considering the deep reason of online retailers are set regional limit, such as different VAT rate and consumer protection rules. “It’s like to use glue stick to glue broken legs.”

At present, the European commission has submitted to the European parliament and the national government, the proposed scheme to form the legislation, but the final result still needs to be further tracking.

Arts Education Website website completed

Summer vacation is coming, we have completed a website belong to the Chuanghua Arts Education institutions. In order to promote art education, the website has convey both calligraphy, watercolor, oil painting, traditional Chinese painting and seal cutting, there are pages to introduce and can sign up for courses. Website has left for readers the area of contact, give readers a better understanding of the company.

The project witnessed a great success.We have the confidence to meet the various demands of our clients.
Welcome to this website:http://www.chuanghua.org/

Website design of Simple Life

We are pleased to announced that Millettech successful developed a website for a e-commerce company,uksimplelife.co.uk.This website is the best choice for students,women,showrooming etc.Those dazzled product including the makeup,clothing, snacks and so on.And also,there There are a lot of favourable sales promotion.

Saluting to our diligent designer and participants , this website is very eye-catching,elegant and users-friendly and makes Simple Life convey the purpose.,that is make your life easy.

Some sample screenshots of Simple Life website are shown below: