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Benefits of Product Recognition Over Other Search Methods

Product recognition is a technology that allows you to browse for content without using energy to type out texts. The only thing that is needed in this case is an application that is customized well to offer ability to recognize images and to send information about the image to internet servers. The process works uniquely to offer results within seconds. What happens is that you scan the object you want to search with the help of your phone camera. This is after enabling an application that helps you to search for what you need by taking its image.

This technology allows you to have easy time finding what you want because the results that are submitted while searching match exactly with the item you are looking for. For instance, when you want to buy a blue bag, you will get the exact design as you have at your disposal. The search also includes options where you can specify which color you would like to get. Most online shopping stores have created applications that allow buyers to easily access products on their sites. Unlike typing your searches, you will not be directed to sites that do not offer sufficient information about what you are looking for.

Speed is also another advantage you will get to enjoy while using the image recognition technology. The application submits search results within seconds, so you will not need to wait for longer hours to receive feedback. This is one of the motivations that will make buyers to love the application. As long as your connection is strong, you will not have difficult time accessing the items you need online.

Getting the application to your phone is not expensive. Most online stores have created the application for their users to download for free. Remember the application is installed on your phone and its portability makes it the best option while out. This is one of the fastest options when shopping because specific websites will allow you to search for the item you need on their website. Browsing freehand without specifying what you need may take longer to identify the right product. Product recognition changes everything making your online experience unique.

Mars One Narrows List of Applicants Further to 100

Mars One has announced that it has narrowed its list of applicants down to 50 men and 50 women who will now compete for the chance to take a one-way trip to Mars. In 2013, tens of thousands of people from all over the world applied for the privilege of being one of the first people to found a colony on Mars.

The remaining 100 applicants were chosen after being interviewed by Norbert Kraft, the chief medical officer. Kraft notes that the best individual candidates may not necessarily be the best team player, and team work will be important both on Mars and during the preparations on Earth.

The applicants come from nearly 40 countries with a third of them coming from the United States. Ricardo Tosto says they range from 19 to 60 in age and include engineers and PhD candidates.

The Mars One project now plans to put on a reality TV competition to help them whittle down the applicants further from 100 to 24 possible crew members to send to Mars, beginning sometime in the 2020’s. Those 24 will have to face years of training and a seven-month long trip to Mars.

Money is a concern for Mars One, which believes it will need several billion dollars to conduct its missions, including sending a robotic probe to Mars in 2018. MIT performed a study that questions Mars One’s ability to keep their astronauts alive.