I have previously written about this technology and haven’t got much of it lately until now. This time it’s being marketed as a compliment to 4G/5G and WiFi, not a replacement. What comes to mind is the “complementary” nature of Bluetooth and WiFi. To explain from Wikipedia:
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio wavesin the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz) from fixed and mobile devices, and building personal area networks (PANs) (“Bluetooth,” 2017)
As Bluetooth come to mind, the IEEE working group associated with this also sees LiFi as a Personal Area Network (“IEEE 802.15.13 Task Group,” 2017). For this technology to take off, the current usage of Compact Fluorescent Lamps would have to give way to LED light bulbs. The transition from Incandescent light bulbs isn’t fully complete so this could be a while, compounded by the current Administration and their views on such energy advances.
Source: How Wi-Fi could get a boost from Li-Fi
Ingrid LaFleur –PHOTO CREDIT: Justin Millhouse
H/T Scott Santens via Twitter.
I really like the idea of a citywide Universal Basic Income. Half regular money $1000 and half cryptocurrency $1000.
A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of new units. Cryptocurrencies are a subset of alternative currencies, or specifically of digital currencies. Bitcoin became the first decentralized cryptocurrency in 2009. Since then, numerous cryptocurrencies have been created.
The current Federal Poverty Level is $1,005 monthly per person and $348.33 additional person. This means that the FPL will be covered, and the D-Coin concept takes care of city services and businesses as it is basically the modern version of scrip. This past weekend, I spent quality time with family members who live in and around Detroit at a family function; The direct topic did not arise, but attempting to catch up with Mom’s side of the family, Detroit’s renaissance was a topic. Doubts about the veracity of it were communicated, but we shall see where it lands.
via Ingrid Lafleur proposes a universal basic income for Detroit | The Michigan Chronicle
H/T to Serdar Yegulalp of Infoworld on this story.
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In Chrome 60, I used my local webcam: The results, 1st is the straight webcam outside the program, 2nd is the output.
In Firefox 54, again the before (enlarged) and the after.
So as you can see, this works in multiple browsers. Edge is currently not one of them: