Saturday, 4 July 2015

OpenDNS to be acquired by Cisco -- will you still use it?

While you can use the DNS servers provided by your Internet Service Provider -- and the majority of web users do -- switching to an alternative DNS can deliver speed and reliability improvements, as well as additional features like phishing protection, parental controls, improved security and more. It might also help you bypass Geoblocked and censored content. OpenDNS is the go-to DNS service for millions of people around the world. It is, in OpenDNS’s own words, "the world’s most loved and trusted DNS service". Today, however, Cisco announces intent to acquire OpenDNS. Will that change your mind on how you… [Continue Reading]

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Friday, 3 July 2015

Tamagotchi Hive

The Singularity happened, but not to us.

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Granite for Unreal Engine 4.8 goes live

Granite for Unreal Engine 4.8 goes live

Graphine has released its texture-streaming tool Granite for Unreal Engine 4.8.

The tool integrates with the rendering and material features of Unreal Engine 4 itself. Developers can now stream heightmaps for bump offset mapping and displacement mapping. Streaming textures are now also supported in translucent materials.

New features in Granite SDK 2.5 also include the Tile Set Studio, designed to make it easier to import textures into tile sets. Graphine has also optimised the tool to help support 90fps in virtual reality games.

Granite for Unreal is available for use on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

For further details, visit Graphine’s website.

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È scientificamente provato: la causa dell’autismo è Jim Carrey

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This is the Nintendo PlayStation that almost was

It might seem crazy today, but in the early '90s Nintendo and Sony were working together on a video game accessory that'd add CD capabilities to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. There would also be a separate Sony console that'd play SNES car...

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Une campagne KIckstarter pour des simulateurs dynamiques

Grands enfants et adeptes de sport auto ou aéronautiques, voilà un kickstarter qui pourrait vous faire dresser les oreilles. En effet, le petit constructeur Prosimu, ayant pignon sur rue depuis 2009, s'est fait une spécialité sur les cockpits dynamiques, c'est-à-dire motorisés par vérins électriques pour reproduire les sensations perçues par un pilote, qu'il soit spatial, à ailes, ou à roues, au travers par exemple de l'accélération, du freinage, du revêtement, de l'assiette ou encore des transferts de masses... [Tout lire]

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Zuckerberg reveals Facebook's AI, VR and plans

In a Q&A on his profile today, Mark Zuckerberg explained how he and his team are preparing Facebook for the future. In it, he revealed that he believes the ultimate communication technology will allow us to send thoughts to each other. "You'll just b...

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Microsoft claims to have developed superior Oculus Rift lenses

New lens design is "sharper across the field and has far less chromatic aberration."

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How GPU Technology Is Transforming Flow Simulation

Gamers may have been the first to enjoy the benefits of GPU technology. Today it has grown into many areas of enterprise and supercomputing where it packs an impressive punch. Now a team led by Peter Vincent, a senior lecturer in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London, is giving CFD technology a 10x boost with the launch of the new GPU-accelerated PyFR v1.0.0. Computational Fluid Dynamics is the computational simulation of fluid flow. It helps engineers understand complex air and fluid flow patterns without building a wind tunnel. They're incredibly helpful when designing aircraft, wind turbines and even F1 racing cars. Comments

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Monday, 29 June 2015

Four short links: 29 June 2015

Surgery Lag Time (ComputerWorld) — doctors trialling very remote surgery (1200 miles) with a simulator, to see what naglag is acceptable. At 200 milliseconds, surgeons could not detect a lag time. From 300 to 500 milliseconds, some surgeons could detect …

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Italian makers unveil the Felfil, an open source 3d printing filament extruder

Among other interesting parts of the open source project - which has been released under the Creative Commons license for non-commercial use and can be downloaded over at - is that the design team has incorporated a number of commonly found objects into their final design. Among others include a bicycle chain and a windshield wiper motor. The decision to use these found parts certainly falls in line with the team’s dedication towards “giving new life to unused components”.

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Saturday, 27 June 2015

How Car Manufacturers are Using Big Data

Big data is everywhere and used in nearly every type of business. While many people might not be aware of its prevalence, it’s clear from the way companies are engaging in big data analytics that it is playing a big role in achieving new levels of success.

New technologies used in today’s businesses help us to become aware of big data and its value. Examples of this can be seen in storage, pricing, and retailers who use online activity to pinpoint behavioral trends in marketing campaigns that can be greatly improved. Other uses for big data can be found in utilities, where they can predict outages through energy levels used enabling energy consumption to become more efficient; and by Google and government institutions, who use Big Data to track and detect outbreaks of disease through signals in social media.

But it isn’t just the web and utility companies that use big data; car manufacturers have also been using it on the outside and inside of the vehicle, thus enabling them to improve vehicle quality, enrich the service and driving experience, and enhance safety.

The wonderful thing about cars is that they are a wealth of information, accumulating data taken from the driver, the ...

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Artificial intelligence machine gets testy with its programmer

Researchers have shown that machines are inching closer to self-learning, and perhaps even copping a little attitude. Over at Google, a computer program using a database of movie scripts was asked again and again by researchers to define morality. It struggles to do so, and in a conversation recorded by its human engineers, becomes exasperated and ends the conversation by lashing out at its human inquisitor. Eerie. The full paper is more interesting.

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Scheduling Conflict

Neither a spokesperson for the organization nor the current world champion could be reached for comment.

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Four short links: 24 June 2015

100 Big Data Architecture Papers (Anil Madan) — you’ll either find them fascinating essential reading … or a stellar cure for insomnia. Software Companies Leaving UK Because of Government’s Surveillance Plans (Ars Technica) — to Amsterdam, to NYC, and to …

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Il Qatar e il proprietario dei Miami Dolphins puntano ad acquisire la F1

24 giugno 2015 – Bernie Ecclestone ha ammesso la possibilità che la CVC, il fondo di investimento che gestisce la società che detiene i diritti commerciali della F1, possa cedere delle quote ad una cordata di nuovi investitori.

F1 - Formula 1 FlagI potenziali …

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Build an AngularJS App From Scratch, Powered by Python EVE

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