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Waste recycling is still inefficient in many countries. In particular, even in 2023,many valuable materials like precious metals are still melted down or compacted and buried. Unfortunately, the cost of identifying and extracting these metals on a recycling facilities’ conveyor belt is still too high, and not automated enough, to make it worth the effort for the recycling industry.
Two 10th graders from Del Norte High School, CA, decided to take the initiative to tackle this problem. Along the way they learned some cool technology - computer vision and robotics automation.
Microsoft Build 2023 recently wrapped up and it was great to see all of the excitement around the Windows ecosystem and the enthusiastic reception for our Windows on Snapdragon booth and talks. Now that we’ve had a chance to reflect on the event, we wanted to highlight some key points and help you get started building your Windows on Snapdragon app.
People with hearing loss often face a tough choice: although hearing aids make it easier to understand speech, they do so at the expense of music enjoyment.
Aernout Arends, the founder of Absolute Audio Labs (AAL) in the Netherlands, didn’t like making that choice. Thanks to his company’s line of software and hardware products developed on the Qualcomm® QCC5100 -series Bluetooth ® systems-on-chips (SoC), he and thousands of hearing-impaired people don’t have to compromise.
The market opportunity in hearing aids
If you’re developing media-rich apps for Android, you’ll want to become familiar with the Android API’s MediaCodec class. MediaCodec provides access to low-level media encoder/decoder (CODEC) components for processing audio, video, and compressed data. With it, you can incorporate features like low-latency decoding to enhance your app’s capabilities.
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