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  • “It’s not just the silicon,” adds Federighi. “It’s how many microphones we put on the device, where we place the microphones. How we tune the hardware and those mics and the software stack that does the audio processing. It’s all of those pieces in concert. It’s an incredible advantage versus those who have to build some software and then just see what happens.”
  • Siri’s remarks come from a database of recordings collected in a voice center; each sentence is a stitched-together patchwork of those chunks.
  • Apple says the comparison doesn’t hold, because on Amazon users have to use specific language to access the skills. Siri will integrate things like SquareCash or Uber more naturally, says Apple

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  • When your app launches, place the UI controls in the user’s current field of view.

  • Android does not currently support rendering pop-up dialog boxes in stereoscopic 3D within a VR application.  

  • use Android’s Full Screen mode, and not Android’s Lights Out mode

  • standard way of exiting VR is
  • to hit the home button

  • experience only begins when the user indicates readiness

  • VR applications using splash screens that only track head rotation to one degree of freedom (1DOF) can avoid nausea for most users
  • Maintaining audio feedback when the screen fades to black

  • There’s no room for lots of text, so you’re trying to do something simpler in a more complicated environment.
  • more effective to spread the information around the viewer

  • Rather than write computer algorithms to try to cluster data, iViz relies on one of the oldest and most reliable clustering algorithms: the human brain.

  • The human brain can handle more data – a lot more – than traditional data visualizations provide.
  • you start with a high-resolution, detail-first view by throwing massive amounts of data on the screen. Then, the brain aggregates the data into patterns as part of regular perception. The brain can see the forest and the trees, and can easily change focus between the different levels of detail. Why hide all of that valuable detail behind a photo-realistic speedometer?

  • (c) Effectively connected income, etc. 
    (1) General ruleFor purposes of this title— 
    (A) 
    In the case of a nonresident alien individual or a foreign corporation engaged in trade or business within the United States during the taxable year, the rules set forth in paragraphs (2), (3), (4), (6), and (7) shall apply in determining the income, gain, or loss which shall be treated as effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States.
     
     
    (B) 
    Except as provided in paragraph (6) or (7) or in section 871(d) or sections 882(d) and (e), in the case of a nonresident alien individual or a foreign corporation not engaged in trade or business within the United States during the taxable year, no income, gain, or loss shall be treated as effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States.

  • Looking at the numbers alone tells us only a partial story. With robot cars, crash patterns will likely be different—people injured or killed will probably not be the same ones who would otherwise be victims, and this needs to be considered.
  • To be clear, being irrational doesn’t justify a preference to be killed by a drunk driver rather than a silly design problem. But it may help explain why the debate isn’t over just by pointing at numbers. Consumer adoption of self-driving vehicles won’t just be driven by logic and statistics, but also by perceptions and emotions.
  • Over-trust and inattention are known problems that technology developers need to design for, and simply telling customers not to do what comes naturally is probably not enough.

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  • The bottom navigation bar can appear and disappear dynamically upon scrolling:
  • Transition between active and inactive views using a cross-fade animation.

  • Bottom navigation and tabs

    Be cautious when combining bottom navigation with tabs, as the combination may cause confusion when navigating an app. For example, tapping across both tabs and bottom navigation could display a mixture of different transitions across the same content.

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