11 Tricks for Making Movie Talks With Friends More Joy and Immersive, Mental Floss
11 Tricks for Making Movie Talks With Friends More Joy and Immersive
Movie talking is a convenient way to talk to friends, and fresh innovations make it more joy than ever to stay in touch.
1. Mess with the Effects
Contort reality by switching the filters or effects on your screen. Movie talk services like iChat for Mac users or Tango for Androids even let you edit or contort the pic, kind of like a funhouse mirror. You can go from being black and white to having frog eyes with a click of a button. Your friends will love messing with the controls and attempting out fresh extra-terrestrial looks.
Two. Play Movie Games Together
Now you can have your friend in the corner of the screen while you play games together. You can make distracting faces to throw friends off their game, or observe everyone’s reaction when you win.
Trio. Come in a Virtual World
Inject a totally fresh persona and walk around a virtual world with your friends. It’ll be just like stringing up out, but in a totally different kind of setting. Using a program like Personify, you can create a collective digital space for meetings or talks with friends. You’ll spend hours just creating the flawless hangout space for all your buds.
Four. Take Out the Background
Get rid of unnecessary clutter by deleting the space behind you. With Intel ® RealSense™ technology, you can cut yourself out of the original picture to minimize distractions.
Five. Add Fresh Backgrounds
Once you eliminate your old background, you’re free to add a fresh one. You can make it emerge like you’re calling from anywhere in the world—or even outer space. The switch of scenery will add a entire fresh layer to your conversation; your location in the middle of the jungle is sure to be a conversation topic.
6. Use Avatars
Ever want to look like a pirate? Thanks to facial recognition technology, you can communicate with a totally different face. The Intel ® Pocket Avatars app records your facial expressions and maps them onto a multitude of different characters. All the movements your face makes, the avatar will make, so it will be just like you’re actually a talking cow.
7. Bring Up Models
When working on something like interior design, you can bring up models and blueprints to better communicate your ideas. With Intel RealSense technology, you can interact with 3D models with the sweep of your arm.
8. Send Pictures
Pull the pictures right onto the screen for prompt and interactive sharing. Now your friends can see pictures from your last vacation while you describe it—just like a virtual slideshow.
9. Share Your Screen
If you need help with something on your computer, arm the controls over to a friend. Screen sharing is good when the person assisting you is too far away to do it in person. You can also use it to help illustrate your point, or demonstrate what’s going on on your computer.
Ten. Put on a Disguise
Some movie talk platforms give you options to dress up conversation by providing yourself a digital makeover. With Google Hangouts, for example, you can access props that you can “wear” on the screen. The next time you talk with friends, you can wear a monocle or cowboy hat to mix things up.
11. Send Movies
Instead of the annoying process of sending links and opening fresh windows, send movies right through webchat. You can even super-impose yourself over the movies and pretend to react to whatever’s going on. Picture pretending to be underwater, or in the Wild West.
From reconnecting with family to keeping in touch with friends, the immersive movie talk options made possible by Intel ® RealSense™ technology are poised to switch the way we communicate. Learn more here.
Advancements of modern technology are actually making us safer—not only can fresh forms of password protection help to safeguard our digital files and documents, advances in voice recognition and gesture control also create a heightened degree of security for our devices and homes.
1. DATA ENCRYPTION KEEPS YOUR INFORMATION FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
As remote computer hacking becomes a greater concern, the marriage of data to a local hard drive—or better yet, to a petite set of drives—can be the best course of activity for any individual or company hoping to keep information safe. Hardware- and software-based data encryption systems encode your information so that only authorized parties are able to retrieve and read it.
Two. TRACK DOWN AND LOCK YOUR COMPUTER IF LOST
You can safeguard all the prized data you have stored on a particular computer even if the device has been misplaced. Fresh free apps (like Prey) and paid software (like LoJack) permit you to locate your missing device and lock your hard drive by phone or Internet on a trusted 2nd device.
Three. FINGERPRINTS Substitute PASSWORDS
Traditionally, access to a secure private computer is granted via a typed password. Now, many devices come tooled with an option to unlock with a fingerprint scan. Hackers might be able to guess your password, but it’ll be pretty harsh for them to reproduce your fingerprint!
Four. AS DOES FACIAL RECOGNITION
For another (and arguably even more awesome) option, the Intel Security True Key™ app can actually memorize the mathematical structure of your face and grant access to your files following facial scans. Minute details like the distance inbetween your eyes register with your computer’s memory, enabling it to discern inbetween your visage and somebody else’s.
Five. USE YOUR MOBILE DEVICE AS AN Extra MEASURE
To dual down on the security of your individual files, make sure that you can only access one of your devices with another of your devices. The True Key app also permits you to program your cell phone to act as a “key” needed to unlock your laptop or tablet.
6. APPLY THESE PASSWORD SUBSTITUTES TO YOUR FRONT DOOR
The beauty of such security upgrades is that they are not special to your laptops and cell phones: True Key will one day enable you to build up entry to your home.
7. LOCK YOUR DOORS AND ARM YOUR SECURITY SYSTEM REMOTELY
Say you left the house in a rush, leaving behind to lock your doors or arm your home security system. Both tasks can now be done via mobile phone. This also comes in handy for house sitters, dog walkers, or any other trusted parties who might be stopping by while you’re not home. Keep the doors locked all day until the friend in question is scheduled to arrive, and then permit access as simply as rolling a digital switch.
8. RECEIVE ALERTS OF UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY
In the event that an intruder does manage to breach your front door, ADT home automation technology can send instant alerts to your mobile device—whether you are in the house or miles away at the time of break-in—allowing you to take the necessary precautions to ensure your and your household’s safety.
9. IT CAN WORK FOR YOUR CAR, TOO
The same remote locking and unlocking capabilities applied to your computer or household could soon be available to your car. True Key is even working toward applying fingerprint and facial recognition technology to car security.
Ten. WIRELESS CHARGING
Connecting your phone to a strange charger, wire, or outlet can prove dangerous, as there is no shortage of means that hackers and thieves use to interlope computers and apprehend data. The integration of wireless charging technology, possible through the electricity-sharing capabilities of metal coils, into storefronts and business sites all across the world not only reduces the risk of connecting to a dangerous power source, but also leaves you far less likely to wind up without an active phone or computer in a time of need.
11. BANK MORE Securely
If you conduct your banking online, it might be worthwhile to sync up your private computer to your digital bank account via Intel Identity Protection Technology. On top of mandating your username and password upon login, the program necessitates that you access it through a specific device (or devices) previously decreed by you as safe. If you bolster these computers with fingerprint or facial recognition security, yours will be a harsh vault to crack even if your account information does happen to fall into the wrong palms.
Lists of intricate passwords bogging you down? Innovations like True Key™ by Intel Security use your face or trusted devices to safeguard your data, so you’ll never have to worry about leaving behind your password again. Learn more here.