Tuesday 31 March 2015

Nuclide: Facebook's New Unified IDE

Facebook today announced Nuclide, its latest open-source project, which is an integrated development environment derived from GitHub's Atom editor...

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Saturday 28 March 2015

Le casque de VR de Valve gratuit pour les développeurs

Pour l'instant, les casques de réalité virtuelle n'ont été disponibles qu'en kits pour développeurs et il a souvent fallu aligner pas mal de billets pour avoir le droit de les essayer. Un exemple simple, le Rift d'Oculus qui a pu coûter de 300 à 350€... [Tout lire]

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Monday 23 March 2015

Viewing the Gooseberry Benchmark scene on an Oculus DK2

Dalai Felinto hooked up an Oculus to explore a Gooseberry scene, and on his blog explains what's involved with rendering this scene. This week I visited the Blender Institute and decided to wrap up the multiview project. But since I had an Oculus DK2 with me I decided to patch multiview to support Virtual Reality [...]

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Friday 20 March 2015

Konami is working on and hiring for a new Metal Gear project

Art of Illusion is a free 3D modeling studio

Tools like Plotagon are a fun way to create simple 3D videos, but as we saw yesterday, they’re a little limited. Okay, make that very limited. If you’d like to try 3D modeling for real then the open source Java-based Art of Illusion provides much more scope for getting creative. Models can be constructed from cubes, spheres, cylinders, curves, spline and triangle meshes and more. You’re able to define materials, edit textures and surface properties, then create photorealistic images with motion blur, depth of field and more, Sequences of still images can be exported for use elsewhere, or saved as… [Continue Reading]

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Google reportedly blackmailed websites into giving it content

According to the report, for one example, Google took content from companies like Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Amazon. In the latter case, Google lifted product rankings and placed them in their own search results for those products. When the companies complained to Google about the process, Google threatened to remove them entirely from results. The Journal quotes this section of the report: "It is clear that Google’s threat was intended to produce, and did produce, the desired effect, which was to coerce Yelp and TripAdvisor into backing down." The Commission ultimately had Google agree to let websites opt out of the process. And this is one, why the authorities need to keep close tabs on large companies, and two, why the close ties between those same authorities and companies need to be severed as much as possible. Even mere lobbying should be illegal.

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Konami hiring for new Metal Gear Solid series

Konami hiring for new Metal Gear Solid series

Metal Gear Solid firm Konami is currently hiring production staff for a new series of the stealth action games.

A Japanese job listing calls for developers with experience in high-end game production, practical experience in planning and “rich imaginations”.

According to Google Translate, the firm is seek new staff that are “able to generate innovative idea”, have “strong passion for game making” and “the communication skills to convey [your] ideas”.

CVs and portfolio need not be limited to game development only.

There are no further details on the specific production roles Konami is looking to fill, or what successful applicants will be working on beyond the intriguing phrase “a new Metal Gear series”.

The recruitment push follows the shock revelation that series creator Hideo Kojima will leave Konami after the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V, due in September. The veteran developer’s departure has reportedly come about as part of an internal power struggle.

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Nexon signs licensing deal for Unreal Engine 4

Nexon signs licensing deal for Unreal Engine 4

Nexon has signed a long-term licensing deal with Epic for the publisher to use Unreal Engine 4 for its upcoming line-up of PC and mobile games.

The deal is separate from the recent news that Boss Key Productions will also be using the engine to power Project Blue Streak, which will be published by Nexon America.

Nexon’s upcoming games using the tech are said to include a mobile RPG based on a high-profile IP. Though not confirmed, this game could be for a mobile version of Final Fantasy XI, also announced by Nexon today. The title is expected to be released in 2016.

“Unreal Engine 4 is the ultimate game engine in terms of high performance and flexibility,” said Nexon Korea VP Sangwon Chung.

“We couldn’t be happier to develop numerous projects on Unreal Engine 4 using our years of development expertise. We can’t wait for players to get their hands on the fantastic experiences we are creating right now.”

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Wednesday 18 March 2015

Four short links: 18 March 2015

How to Make Moonshots (Astro Teller) — Expecting a person to be a reliable backup for the [self-driving car] system was a fallacy. Once people trust the system, they trust it. Our success was itself a failure. We came quickly …

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Monday 16 March 2015

F1 | Vettel colora il grigio vuoto australiano

[Rassegna stampa] 16 marzo 2015 – Dominio Mercedes, Ferrari di nuovo sul podio con Vettel, Red Bull a pezzi, McLaren-Honda non pervenuta. Ma anche 15 auto al via, Manor presente ma incapace di scendere in pista e una settimana passata

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Sunday 15 March 2015

Android 5.1 Hides A Little Secret - Google VPN

Android 5.1 Lollipop has a little secret: it hides Google's Virtual Private Network (VPN) in its folds.

With privacy concerns gaining traction, it is no surprise that Google VPN is tweaked into the latest Android 5.1. In case you're wondering what the brouhaha is all about, having a VPN will keep a user's device secure even if they are accessing public Wi-Fi.

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Friday 13 March 2015

Gif: Dog!

Algorithmia aims to be the open source app store for algorithms and APIs

A startup fresh out of private beta offers a three-way intersection between machine learning, the API economy, and open source developers' need to monetize their creations.

Algorithmia, which launched privately last year, allows users to build algorithms, make them available as a Web service, and monetize them.

The service can be used in two basic ways: either by calling algorithms available in the system via its REST API (with examples provided), or by writing and submitting the algorithms to be used. Each algorithm has its own interactive console page, so they can be tried out directly on the Web without needing to write and implement code. Many of the algorithms are original creations; others are implementations of existing software, such as a tokenizer based on Apache OpenNLP.

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Report: Cortana will plug into Android and iOS

Thursday 12 March 2015

Bluetooth beacons are helping the blind navigate London's Tube

London's Underground network can feel like a maze for even the most seasoned traveller, especially at rush hour when you're packed in with hordes of disgruntled commuters. The problem is only amplified for blind and partially sighted people, but a co...

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Cards Against Humanity is free online starting this weekend

You have Twelve Minutes to figure out what's going on in this game

Pocket Cat T-Shirts With A Hidden Surprise

We were surprised by the cute-but-nasty secret hidden in this awesome t-shirt’s breast..(Read...)

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Four short links: 12 March 2015

Mining Billion Node Graphs: Patterns and Scalable Algorithms (PDF) — slides from a CMU academic’s talk at C-BIG 2012. There Is No Now — One of the most important results in the theory of distributed systems is an impossibility result, …

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Four short links: 6 March 2015

Matt Jones: Practical Design Fiction (Vimeo) — the log scale of experience! Fantastic hour-long recap of the BERG thinking that he’s continued at the Google Creative Lab in NYC. (via Matt Jones) 3dPL — public license for 3d objects. (via …

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Wednesday 11 March 2015

Microsoft is taking you back to school -- free online courses through edX!

Higher education is damn expensive -- yes, damn. Many young people in America are taking out massive student loans to fund their education. As bad as the debt problem is, I stand by the fact that your education is the best investment you can make. It may sound like a cliche, but knowledge is power. You should strive to learn as much as you can. Unfortunately, many people go to college for the degree and not necessarily for the knowledge. This is understandable, as many employers just want to see that you have a degree. Lately, however, I have been… [Continue Reading]

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Tuesday 10 March 2015

Unreal Diary – Day 8

UE4 4.7.2 | ~4 hours in-engine Personal notes via Google Docs Remember how I said I was going to start entering Ludum Dare again? No? Well, pay attention! At any rate, I’ve been getting up to speed with Unreal Engine’s Twitch broadcasts, & I noticed that they hold their own jams. While they’re not peer-judged […]

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C'est une révolution, Free fait de la pub pour Google et ses partenaires

Free annonçait lundi matin avoir une surprise à dévoiler ce mardi matin. Un lot de journalistes triés sur le volet a été convié à une présentation tenue par Xavier Niel et accessible en streaming pour ceux qui ne pouvaient pas faire le déplacement jusqu'à Paris... [Tout lire]

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Destiny's animators studied boxing to keep you from getting sick

Friday 6 March 2015

Mastering Bitcoin

A book that promises you mastery has to be a good investment. It is, but be warned this is a very detailed technical look at Bitcoin and its technology.

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Hard Reboot

Blender Cycles Cloud Render Farming Using AWS, Deadline and Brenda

Set up your own render farm on Amazon Web Services. Stirling Goetz writes: Learn about some cool tools available to help build your own affordable render farm in the cloud. In this session we cover Amazon Web Services concepts and then we jump into how we can utilize AWS with Blender friendly commercial software from [...]

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Four short links: 5 March 2015

The Web’s Grain (Frank Chimero) — What would happen if we stopped treating the web like a blank canvas to paint on, and instead like a material to build with? Bruce Sterling on Convergence of Humans and Machines — I …

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Tuesday 3 March 2015

Intel XDK Provides New Game Tools And Services for HTML5 Devs

To accelerate the deployment of new mobile games across an increasingly diverse spectrum of devices, Intel today released the latest Intel® XDK, an all-in-one HTML5 development environment that allows game developers to write a single app and automatically build versions for Android, iOS, and Windows app stores. Intel® XDK gives gamers the ability to enjoy the same experiences across their PCs, phones, and tablets, and lets developers focus on creating new experiences instead of porting games to different platforms. This version adds popular game engine support for Construct2, Cocos2D, Phaser, EaselJS part of CreateJS suite of libraries, and Pixi.js; includes an Asset Manager to access, manipulate, and manage game assets; plus the W3C Gamepad API for devices; and supports Google Play Game Services and Apple Game Center Services. Comments

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