Sunday, 31 August 2014

Feynman Lectures Released Free Online

Anna Merikin writes In 1964, Richard Feynman delivered a series of seven hour-long lectures at Cornell University which were recorded by the BBC, and in 2009 (with a little help from Bill Gates), were released to the public. The three-volume set may be the most popular collection of physics books ever written, and now the complete online edition has been made available in HTML 5 through a collaboration between Caltech (where Feyman first delivered these talks, in the early 1960s) and The Feynman Lectures Website. The online edition is "high quality up-to-date copy of Feynman's legendary lectures," and, thanks to the implementation of scalable vector graphics, "has been designed for ease of reading on devices of any size or shape; text, figures and equations can all be zoomed without degradation." Volume I deals mainly with mechanics, radiation and heat; Volume II with electromagnetism and matter; and Volume III with quantum mechanics. Last year we told you when Volume I was made available. It's great to see the rest added.

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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Friday, 29 August 2014

Build Trust with Others Using the Johari Window Model

Build Trust with Others Using the Johari Window Model


Teams work best together when the individuals trust each other, but building trust can be difficult. The Johari Window model is a tool you and another party can use to share information about yourselves in order to build stronger, more trusting relationships.


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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

schwit1 writes An investigation into the recent failed Soyuz launch of the EU's Galileo satellites has found that the Russian Fregat upper stage fired correctly, but its software was programmed for the wrong orbit. From the article: "The failure of the European Union’s Galileo satellites to reach their intended orbital position was likely caused by software errors in the Fregat-MT rocket’s upper-stage, Russian newspaper Izvestia reported Thursday. 'The nonstandard operation of the integrated management system was likely caused by an error in the embedded software. As a result, the upper stage received an incorrect flight assignment, and, operating in full accordance with the embedded software, it has delivered the units to the wrong destination,' an unnamed source from Russian space Agency Roscosmos was quoted as saying by the newspaper."

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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Leap Motion gets a head-mounted upgrade, becomes a VR controller

Device gives you VR-glove-like functionality without the gloves.



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Four short links: 28 August 2014

PlotDevice — A Python-based graphics language for designers, developers, and tinkerers. More in the easy-to-get-started + visual realm, like Processing. (via Andy Baio) Scumblr and Sketchy Search — Netflix open sourcing some scraping, screenshot, and workflow tools their security team …



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What happened to Motorola

Getting outflanked by tech upstarts, hacked in two by a fearsome corporate raider, and finally taken over in part by a Chinese company that exists largely because of the world Motorola made for it: Such a fate would have been unthinkable 20 years ago. Motorola was then one of America's greatest companies, having racked up a stunning record of innovation that continually spawned new businesses, which in turn created enormous wealth. Motorola had the vision to invest in China long before most multinational companies. It even developed Six Sigma, a rigorous process for improving quality that would be embraced by management gurus and change the way companies nearly everywhere operate. However, as the history of many giant corporations (Lehman Brothers, General Motors) shows, great success can lead to great trouble. Interviews with key players in and around Motorola and its spinoffs indicate that the problems began when management jettisoned a powerful corporate culture that had been inculcated over decades. When healthy internal competition degenerated into damaging infighting. "I loved most of my time there," says Mike DiNanno, a former controller of several Motorola divisions, who worked at the company from 1984 to 2003. "But I hated the last few years." Very detailed in-depth look at the rise and fall of Motorola.



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Titan – A Scalable Distributed Graph Database

Titan is a scalable graph database optimized for storing and querying graphs containing hundreds of billions of vertices and edges distributed across a multi-machine cluster. Titan is a transactional database that can support thousands of concurrent users executing complex graph traversals in real time. Requirements: - Demo: http://ift.tt/17xv6je License: Apache 2.0 License


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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

30 Stunning Business Cards for Your Inspiration

Stunning business cards are very important identity for anyone who is working or owns a business. If you are a web designer, the business card can be your website identity to any client. It works as a bridge between you and your customers and creates a good and lasting impression. Like your website, business cards […]



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Four short links: 27 August 2014

Discourse turns 1.0 — community/forum software that doesn’t suck. Programmable Matter (IEEE Spectrum) — recap of where research is going in this area. Liquibase — source control for your database. Apache 2.0 licensed. A Few Useful Things to Know About …



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Heatmap.js v2.0 – Dynamic Heatmaps for the Web

Heatmap.js makes dynamic heatmaps for the web. This JavaScript library will help you make your 3 dimensional data speak up. Use heatmap.js v2.0 to add new value to your project, build a business based on it, study and visualize user behaviour, and much more. Heatmap.js v2.0 is the most advanced heatmap visualization library on the [...]


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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Google buys Zync for large scale cloud rendering

To beef up its cloud platform with more specialized packages, Google is acquiring Zync for its large scale rendering service for movie special effects, called Zync Render.

















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Bliki: MaturityModel

Four short links: 26 August 2014

The Poisoned NUL Byte, 2014 Edition (Project Zero) — from Google’s public security efforts, this detailed public description of how an exploit was constructed from a found vulnerability. They’re helping. Kudos! Myths About the Coming Robot Economy (Eric Sofge) — …



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Create Website for YouTube and Vimeo Automatically

Cinematico is a free (open source), simple, elegant, customizable and automatic website solution for your YouTube or Vimeo account, channel or playlist. To get started, download Cinematico, upload to any PHP compatible server and run the setup with no database required. Cinematico will automatically update your site whenever you publish new videos. It doesn’t take [...]


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Duo – Next Generation Package Manager for Frontend

Duo is a next-generation package manager that blends the best ideas from Component, Browserify and Go to make organizing and writing front-end code quick and painless. Duo was designed from the ground up to grow alongside your application, making your three main workflows incredibly simple: Creating quick proof of concepts, writing modular components, building large [...]


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Amazon acquires Twitch.tv

Everybody thought it would be Google, but it's actually Amazon. Today, I'm pleased to announce we've been acquired by Amazon. We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We're keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon's support we'll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch. Most of the times some hot startup gets acquired it's some vague nonsense I don't care about, but Twitch - Twitch I care about. I use it almost every day, and seeing it in the hands of a company with zero presence in my home country and no history with video, streaming (like I said, Amazon has no presence here), or gaming makes me uneasy. Twitch is one of the very rare cases where I would have actually preferred Google - or better put, YouTube - buy it. Google+ is by no universally accepted as a mistake, Google is backtracking from it, so that most likely would not have been an issue. The combination Twitch+YouTube looked great on paper - much better than Amazon+Twitch. This acquisition has me worried for the future of Twitch.



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Monday, 25 August 2014

Four short links: 25 August 2014

Greenscreen — Chromecast-based open source software for digital signs. Reverse Engineering Censorship in Chinese Cyberspace (PDF) — researchers create accounts and probe to see which things are blocked. Empirical transparency. USB Condom — A protective barrier between your device and …



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Every Simpsons Video Game Ever




As a The Simpsons marathon rages on television airing all 552 episodes, one can’t help of think of the many Simpsons video games that have released over the years. Some terrible, some less terrible, and a handful of decent games give the interactive virtual incarnation of the show a strange history. You can check out the highs and lows of the library below, as well as see our review scores, where applicable.


The Simpsons Arcade Game (1991) – Arcade

Of the earlier Simpsons games, the arcade game stands out as being the most memorable of all the games that came to follow it. The arcade game offered a fantastic recreation of the show that was airing on TV, all while offering a fun multiplayer beat ‘em up experience. Its re-release as a downloadable title on consoles in 2012 was the source of a lot of excitement.


The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (1991) – PC, NES, Sega Master System, Genesis, Game Gear

A mostly unimpressive platformer starring Bart, Bart vs. the Space Mutants didn’t do much to differentiate itself from similar platformers of the time.


Bart Simpson's Escape from Camp Deadly (1991) – Game Boy

Another fairly standard, straightforward Simpsons platformer, this game featured the appearance of Mr. Burns' nephew, Ironfist Burns, who never appeared in the show.


The Simpsons Bart vs. the World (1991) – NES, Sega Maser System, Game Gear

In this platfomer, Bart is sent on a globe hopping journey going to places like China, the North Pole, Egypt, and Hollywood where he must fight weird incarnations of Mr. Burns like The Abominable Snow Burns.



The Simpsons Bart's House of Weirdness (1992) – PC

Part point and click, part action game, Bart’s House of Weirdness was hard – a theme Simpsons video game fans would become all too familiar with.


The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Juggernauts (1992) – Game Boy

Moving away from the platformer gameplay of previous titles, Bart vs. the Juggernauts plays more the like an American Gladiators game with a collection of challenges like playing basketball on a bouncy court or skateboarding on an obstacle course.


The Simpsons Bartman Meets Radioactive Man (1992) – NES, Game Gear

After his brief stint in non-platforming on the Game Boy, Bart returned to what he knew best (but wasn’t particularly good at) for an adventure with Radioactive Man while he took on his Bartman alter ego


The Simpsons Bart's Nightmare (1992) – SNES, Genesis

Review Score: 8.5

One of The Simpsons games I am more familiar with, I have a lot of memories of playing this game, but not actually making much progress. In the game, Bart wanders the streets of his neighborhood picking up lost homework pages and getting periodically pulled into strange, surreal minigames that would do things like turn Bart into an Indiana Jones-type, or turn him into a blood cell to fight viruses.








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VMware Announces Its Own OpenStack Distribution #VMworld

eWEEK: VMware extends its embrace of the open-source OpenStack cloud platform.






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Scalable Language: Object-Oriented Meets Functional

Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. Scala is a pure-bred object-oriented language. Conceptually, [...]


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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Programming in Rust

Discover Rust, the systems programming language developed by Mozilla that’s fast, and wants to be better than C and C++!



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LG will reveal a circular smartwatch next week to compete with the Moto 360

Of the three Android Wear smartwatches introduced at Google's developer conference in June, the Moto 360 was by far the crowd favorite; its circular watchface gives it a classic, elegant look, and a stark contrast to the squarish Samsung Gear Live...



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Saturday, 23 August 2014

Microsoft's DeLorean is a cloud gaming system that knows what you'll do next

When it works, cloud streaming video games can feel like a magical experience. Think about it: some remote server is pushing high-quality gameplay directly to your TV -- through the internet! It's a crazy, impressive achievement, but it's still not...



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Friday, 22 August 2014

Four short links: 22 August 2014

Blame the Crowd, Not the Camera (Nina Simon) — Cameras weaponize an already unwieldy mob of people. The Botlr — the Cupertino Starwood hotel has a robot butler (botlr) doing room service. tcpcrypt — opportunistic encryption of all network traffic. …



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Eltechs Debuts x86 Crossover Platform for ARM Tablets, Mini-PCs


The product, called ExaGear Desktop, runs x86 operating systems on top of hardware devices using ARMv7 CPUs. That's significant because x86 software, which is the kind that runs natively on most computing platforms today, does not generally work on ARM hardware unless software developers undertake the considerable effort of porting it. Since few are likely to do that, having a way to run x86 applications on ARM devices is likely to become increasingly important as more ARM-based tablets and portable computers come to market.


That said, the ExaGear Desktop, which Eltechs plans to make available next month, currently has some steep limitations. First, it only supports Ubuntu Linux. And while Eltechs said support for additional Linux distributions is forthcoming, there's no indication the product will be able to run x86 builds of Windows on ARM hardware, a feat that is likely to be in much greater demand than Linux compatibility.


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Swiss startup creates a wearable chair so you can rest anywhere

Most of the wearable gadgets getting people hot and bothered either strap onto your face or your wrist, but Swiss startup noonee has cooked up a little something that straps to your legs instead. Well, fine, maybe it's not exactly little: in a bid to...



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Android in-dash IVI device revs up in India


MapmyIndia released an Android-based IVI and navigation system called the IceNav 701 with a dual-core processor, a 6.2-inch WVGA touchscreen, and NaviMap.


With Indian navigation technology firm MapmyIndia releasing the IceNav 701, Android continues its quiet push into in-vehicle infotainment (IVI). Other Android-based systems we’ve seen include Renault’s R-Link, Clarion Malaysia’s AX1, and Malaysia-based Proton’s Suprima S, among others.


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Beep is a documentary about the history of sound in video games

Every successive generation of video games is hailed for its massive improvements in graphics performance, but what about sound? That too has come a long way -- and soon there may be a documentary chronicling the history video game audio. It's more...



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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Hacking Gmail With 92 Percent Success

Researchers have identified a weakness in Android, Windows and iOS mobile operating systems that can be hacked 82% to 92% of the time. The researchers tested the method and found it was successful between 82 percent and 92 percent of the time on six of the seven popular apps they tested. Among the apps they easily hacked were Gmail, CHASE Bank and H&R Block. Amazon, with a 48 percent success rate, was the only app they tested that was difficult to penetrate. Comments



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Four short links: 21 August 2014

Dat — an open source project that provides a streaming interface between every file format and data storage backend. See the Wired piece on it. Smithsonian Crowdsourcing Transcription (Smithsonian) — 49 volunteers transcribed 200 pages of correspondence between the Monuments …



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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Which games company do developers most want to work for?

Four short links: 20 August 2014

Machine Learning for Plant Properties — startup building database of plant genomics, properties, research, etc. for mining. The more familiar you are with your data and its meaning, the better your machine learning will be at suggesting fruitful lines of …



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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

New VM Software Claims To Be 4.5x Faster Than QEMU

Eltechs is preparing to introduce ExaGear Desktop next month as new proprietary software for running Linux x86 software on Linux ARM using their own virtual machine technology...



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Project Tango tablet teardown reveals its custom 3D mapping gear

If you've been wondering just what parts let Google's Project Tango tablet work its 3D mapping magic, iFixit is more than happy to show you. The DIY repair outlet has torn down the experimental Android slate to reveal a truly unique sensor array....



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LEGO® FUSION -- Real LEGO® brick builds come to life in virtual games-Video

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A new report from IBM stacks up Linux container against KVM virtual machine performance.


In the traditional hypervisor Virtual Machine (VM) approach that is used by VMware's ESX and open-source options like Xen and KVM, a host operating system runs the hypervisors, which then in turn requires an operating system of its own for VMs. The Docker model is a bit different in that only the host operating system is required and containerized apps then run on top of that OS.


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Face tracking + projection mapping


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Activision wants its own movie studio to turn games into big-screen blockbusters

Activision games like the Call of Duty series are practically movies between their big-name actors and Michael Bay-like action scenes, so this begs a question: why doesn't the company actually make movies? Apparently, it may do just that. The...



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