Sunday, 31 May 2015

Project Brillo is Google's platform for the Internet of Things

Google wants to be everywhere in your home, not just hiding inside your thermostats and smoke alarms. That's why, as rumored, it's just announced Project Brillo, a super-slim operating system that's designed specifically for devices collectively know...

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Lego appears to be building a 'Minecraft' competitor

Lego's new Amiibo-like Dimensions figures haven't even hit stores yet, but already the company appears to be taking on another gaming phenomenon: Minecraft. The world's biggest toy brand has begun including small flyers inside some of its sets advert...

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Google's URL shortener deeps links directly to iOS and Android apps

You know those shortcuts you regularly come across on Twitter or Facebook and other places online? They now open the exact pages they link to either on the website's official app or on your browsers. For instance, if you click on a shortcut th...

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Top 10 Data Mining Algorithms, Demystified

Today, I’m going to explain in plain English the top 10 most influential data mining algorithms as voted on by 3 separate panels in this survey paper.

Once you know what they are, how they work, what they do and where you can find them, my hope is you’ll have this blog post as a springboard to learn even more about data mining.

What are we waiting for? Let’s get started!

Here are the algorithms:

1. C4.5
2. k-means
3. Support vector machines
4. Apriori
5. EM
6. PageRank
7. AdaBoost
8. kNN
9. Naive Bayes
10. CART
Interesting Resources
Now it’s your turn…

1. C4.5

What does it do?

C4.5 constructs a classifier in the form of a decision tree. In order to do this, C4.5 is given a set of data representing things that are already classified.

Wait, what’s a classifier?

A classifier is a tool in data mining that takes a bunch of data representing things we want to classify and attempts to predict which class the new data belongs to.

What’s an example of this?

Sure, suppose a dataset contains a bunch of patients. We know various things about each patient like age, pulse, blood pressure, VO2max, family history, etc. These are called attributes.


Given these attributes, we want to predict whether the patient will get cancer. The patient can ...

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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Projection-Mapped Animations: Turn Sydney Opera House Into a 'Living Mural' ( Video )

A global animation project by Universal Everything, collaborating with over 20 different animation studios worldwide to create a living mural on one of the world’s most iconic buildings.(Read...)

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

A Supercomputer on Your Wrist: Inforgraphic Series Shows Moore's Law in Action

Theoretical computing performance has increased a trillion fold over the past 60 years

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MAD MAX : La rivincita del Vecchio

Che dire, di MAD MAX: FURY ROAD? Ha spaccato sederi a tutti quelli che fanno film d’azione. E incollato quelli del pubblico alle poltrone. D’ora in poi, niente sarà più lo stesso. Un futuro post-post-apocalittico nella cinematografia di genere. Sedetevi comodi e godiamocelo. A meno che non siate Michael Bay.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Come analizzare la Voce umana con uno Spettrogramma

Come analizzare la Voce umana con uno Spettrogramma

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Uno dei campi di applicazione più importanti degli spettrogrammi è l'analisi della voce umana, in particolare l'utilizzo piú frequente é quello relativo al riconoscimento e alla comparazione di voci umane per svariate finalità.

La bocca, le cavità nasali e il complesso della struttura timbrica vocale, determina un mix unico di frequenze che compongono ciascuna singola voce umana, esattamente come fosse una impronta vocale digitale.

Sonogram è un sofisticato programma disponibile anche in versione di prova gratuita, originariamente sviluppato presso il Centro di Ricerca per l'Intelligenza Artificiale Tedesco ( Deutsches Forschungszentrum für künstliche Intelligenz DFKI ) e attualmente reso open source dallo sviluppatore Christoph Lauer.

Come analizzare la Voce umana con uno Spettrogramma

Sviluppato interamente in Java, Sonogram é disponibile per Windows, Linux, SUN / Solaris e Macintosh OSX, e dispone di una serie di interfacce grafiche anche 3D per effettuare sofisticate analisi e visualizzazioni di segnali vocali e sonori utilizzando i seguenti sei protocolli :

1. Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT)

2 - Linear Predictive Coding (LPC)

3 - Wavelet Transformation

4 - Cepstral Analysis

5 - Autokorrelation

6 - Pitch Detection

Guarda un filmato con una panoramica di schermate e menu del programma in funzione :

L'utilizzo di Sonogram presuppone un minimo di conoscenza di programmi di visualizzazione audio come Audacity, é comunque presente all'interno del programma una completa sezione Help con tanto di file audio campione per effettuare i primi test di analisi vocale.

Trovi altri post Taggati "Audio" facendo una ricerca in archivio o una ricerca per immagini ( clicca sulle immagini per leggere i post ).

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Four short links: 26 May 2015

Introduction to Keyboard Programming — what happens when you press a key. (hint: a lot) Oblique Strategies: Prompts for Programmers — Do it both ways. Very often doing it both ways is faster than analyzing which is best. Now you …

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Microsoft Partners With 18 More Vendors To Pre-Install Apps On Android Tablets

Today Microsoft announced partnerships with 18 device manufacturers to pre-install apps such as Office, OneDrive, and Skype on future Android tablets. Microsoft already has existing deals in place with companies like Dell, Samsung, and Pegatron, and we've seen the results of those agreements on devices like the Venue 8 7840 and the Galaxy S6. Today's announcement focuses more on tablets, which is a natural area of focus for Microsoft as their suite of Office applications are made for Android tablets.

Microsoft's list of partnered companies mostly consists of regional manufacturers that serve a specific country. However, both LG and Sony appear on the list, which means that Microsoft's apps will be shipping on future devices to countries all over the world. The press release specifically states that Sony's Xperia Z4 tablet will begin shipping with the apps within 90 days, and states that a future tablet from LG will include them as well.

Microsoft's partnerships represent a new direction for a company that once used their suite of Office apps as a way to lead users to Windows devices. You can view the entire list of new partner companies in the source below.

Source: Microsoft via The Verge

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Open Source Distributed Decentralized Social Networks - Hak5

Open Source Distributed Decentralized Social Networks, aka the Facebook alternative. Plus, the future of authentication, identity and encryption with our friends from Yubico. All that and more, this time on Hak5.

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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Researcher who exploits bug in Starbucks gift cards gets rebuke, not love

Plenty of poor manners to go around in fraudulent $1.70 purchase.

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NASA patched Curiosity rover's autofocus problem over the air

Pardon me while I say something that might not be entirely popular: Software updates are pretty awesome. Maybe not so much for game consoles, but, I digress because the Curiosity rover recently received a patch that improved the autofocus of its "Che...

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Monday, 25 May 2015

Need Timing Diagrams? Try Wavedrom

When working with anything digital, you’re going to end up reading or writing a timing diagram before long. For us, that’s meant keeping (text) notes, drawing something on a napkin, or using a tool like Inkscape. None of these are ideal.

An afternoon’s search for a better tool ended up with Wavedrom.

Just so you know where we’re coming from, here’s our list of desiderata for a timing diagram drawing solution:

  • Diagrams have a text-based representation, so their generation can be easily scripted and the results versioned and tracked throughout project development
  • Command-line rendering of images, because we like to

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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Finally, VR For Four Eyes

In the next few years, VR headsets will be everywhere, and everyone will slowly recede into their own little reality that is presented on high-resolution displays right in front of their eyes. One specific group will be left out: eyeglass wearers. VR just doesn’t work with eyeglasses, and a few people in Germany are fixing this problem. They’re creating custom prescription lenses for Google Cardboard, giving anyone with glasses the opportunity to look just a little more hipster.

The folks behind this Indiegogo already run a specialty optics shop in Germany. They have the tools to make custom lenses for  …read more

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Friday, 22 May 2015

The Solus Project: “There’s no way we could have done it without UE4″

Unreal Engine evangelist Sjoerd De Jong talked about his upcoming game The Solus Project and the advantages of Unreal Engine 4 tools.

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Tessel 2, A $35 Linux Computer That’s Truly Open Source

We’ve seen the first version of the Tessel a few years ago, and it’s still an interesting board: an ARM Cortex-M3 running at 180MHz, WiFi, 32 Megs of both Flash and RAM, and something that can be programmed entirely in JavaScript or Node.js. Since then, the company behind Tessel, Technical Machines, has started work on the Tessel 2, a board that’s continuing in the long tradition of taking chips from WiFi routers and making a dev board out of them. The Tessel 2 features a MediaTek MT7620 running Linux built on OpenWRT, Ethernet, 802.11bgn WiFi, an Atmel SAMD21 serving as …read more

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Video Games: Gateway To a Programming Career?

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Microsoft tests cloud-based clipboard app that syncs across platforms

This turned out to be quite the week for unannounced Microsoft apps. News of a "light-weight" email solution broke cover a few days ago, and today another pair of productivity apps were tipped. Thanks to @h0x0d on Twitter -- the source of the Flow em...

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Data-Driven Interactive Quadrangulation (SIGGRAPH 2015)

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Algorithm removes reflections from photos

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Posted By: RobertoOrtiz
Post Time: 05-12-2015 at 03:17 AM

"At the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in June, MIT researchers will present a new algorithm that, in a broad range of cases, can automatically remove reflections from digital photos. The algorithm exploits the fact that photos taken through windows often feature two nearly identical reflections, slightly offset from each other."

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Google Tracker 2015 (I/O edition): Android M, Chromecast 2, and lots more

SPOILER ALERT! We recap upcoming Google projects that could launch at I/O 2015.

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Fastest in-memory database now available to all with Community Edition

The growth in use of big data is putting increased pressure on databases to aggregate and report on information in real time. In response real-time database specialist MemSQL is launching a new release -- MemSQL 4 -- which further extends the company's mission of providing enterprises with a real-time database solution that reacts fast, improving business performance in areas such as the Internet of Things, financial services and mobile applications. In addition a new Community Edition makes the world's most sophisticated in-memory database freely available to global users. MemSQL Community Edition provides unlimited capacity and scale and full transactional and… [Continue Reading]

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Google developing “Brillo” Internet of Things OS based on Android

The Information is back with more Google news before I/O. The outlet claims that Google is developing another operating system, this time for low-power "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices. The OS is codenamed "Brillo," and the publication claims Google "is likely to release the software under the Android brand, as the group developing the software is linked to the company’s Android unit." We're going to take that to mean "it's based on Android."

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Google brings open source gaming to Cardboard

Virtual reality is definitely a popular thing nowadays. Unfortunately, the hardware can be rather expensive. Not to worry though, it doesn't have to be pricey. Last year, Google released its Cardboard project, bringing virtual reality to anyone with a compatible Android phone and some cardboard (plus rubber bands and lenses, etc.). Today, the company announces it is bringing its open source Android game, Pie Noon, to Cardboard. Are you ready to play a game with your smartphone strapped to your face? "Fun Propulsion Labs at Google is back with an exciting new release for game developers. We've updated Pie Noon… [Continue Reading]

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Build Apps Inside Gmail with InboxSDK

The InboxSDK is a high level Javascript library used to easily build browser extensions that interact with both Gmail and Inbox by Google. It provides all of the necessary APIs to create full-fledged applications directly inside Gmail and Inbox. Because the SDK is fully maintained and evergreen, you’ll never be forced to maintain your app. […]

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

The official trailer for Mark Burton & Richard Starzak's Shaun the Sheep Movie ( Video )

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix-up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City, and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.(Read...)

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DataStax launches database platform designed for mixed workloads

Enterprises currently have a greater volume and variety of data available to them than ever before, but this leads to increased pressure to exploit that data effectively to make timely business decisions. Apache Cassandra database specialist DataStax is today launching DataStax Enterprise 4.7 which offers integrated enterprise search, analytics, security, in-memory computing, and database management and monitoring, making it ideal for mixed workload environments. "As the amount of data collected by enterprise web and mobile applications continues to grow at an immense rate, it's critical to have database systems in place that are capable of providing instant insight into that… [Continue Reading]

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Using Big Data Analytics to Improve IT Operations

Today's enterprise IT environments have become complex & dynamic, with a combination of physical and virtual infrastructures using legacy and modern technologies. It is changing rapidly with the automation of infrastructure setup, workload distribution and application deployments and transition to agile processes. Although modern IT approaches have replaced manual processes with automated scaling and elastic resources, they depend on various activities being executed through an automated platform.

To deliver high-performance and stable IT operations, staffs end up taking shortcuts, bypassing automated and manual processes. Eventually, it leads to applicaton defects and infrastructure failures. Nevertheless, IT departments need to be able to control their environments, diagnose and pre-empt problems and incidents. Unfortunately, most of existing IT tools don't collect adequate data and don't do a robust job of handling the data they collect. Activity dashboards are cluttered, and have too many alerts that users end up ignoring them.

Making Big Data Analytics Actionable for IT

An organization's IT environment typically generates Terabytes of data about system metrics, change logs, event logs and other operational data. It is possible to obtain extremely granular data about the history and current state of your IT environment. The key is to make this data actionable. However, the challenge ...

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Ricoh invents super-efficient power-producing rubber

No, this is not an image of a delicious Fruit Roll-Up, it's actually a unique new flexible material from Ricoh that can create electricity from pressure and vibration. Dubbed "Energy-Generating Rubber," this piezoelectric mat combines the best featur...

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What Doom 4 might have looked like

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Alibaba hopes visual codes will fight counterfeit goods

As you may have heard, Alibaba has a problem with counterfeit goods among its merchants -- you may not know if that Gucci bag is fake until it's too late. The Chinese online shopping giant may have a way to fight these bogus wares, though. It's imple...

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Kore – Writing Scalable Web APIs in C is an easy to use web application framework for writing scalable web APIs in C. Its main goals are security, scalability and allowing rapid development and deployment of such APIs. Because of this Kore is an ideal candidate for building robust, scalable and secure web things. Kore makes it easy to get started without […]

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“Bricking” Microcontrollers in LEGO Motivates Young Programmers

Back when he was about seven years old, [Ytai] learned to program on an Atari 800XL. Now he has a seven-year-old of his own and wants to spark his interest in programming, so he created these programmable LEGO bricks with tiny embedded microcontrollers. This is probably one of the few times that “bricking” a microcontroller is a good thing!

The core of the project is the Espruino Pico microcontroller which has the interesting feature of running a Java stack in a very tiny package. The Blocky IDE is very simple as well, and doesn’t bog users down in syntax (which …read more

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Starbucks and Spotify join forces

When it comes to coffee, I am pretty open-minded, brewing many different brands with my Keurig. Hell, the use of that single-cup brewer is sacrilege to many aficionados, but I enjoy it. Away from home, however, I drink Dunkin' Donuts, 7 Eleven and, of course, Starbucks. While the Seattle-based Starbucks is not my favorite coffee, I go there more often than the other two. Why? The ambiance. I enjoy being in the coffee shop, as it is trendy and they play interesting music. Oh, and free Wi-Fi! Apparently, I am not alone in enjoying the music that is played in Starbucks,… [Continue Reading]

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Architects Design Wooden Bicycle Frame to Explore Structural Engineering

Bike manufacturer AERO created this prototype bicycle frame from layers of birch to test wooden structural techniques that can be applied to architectural projects. The bicycle was conceived by Martino Hutz, Atanas Zhelev and Mariya Korolova whilst working on a wooden structural design for a London house, during their studies at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The bike frame is composed of lamellas—millimeter-thick sheets of birch wood glued together into strips that splay out at the points where the crank and peddle are fixed, as well as below the seat. A beautiful bike...(Read...)

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