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 Felfil.com - 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.

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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 РBernie 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.

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Build an AngularJS App From Scratch, Powered by Python EVE



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Naiad: A Timely Dataflow System

Naiad: A Timely Dataflow System – Murray et al. 2013 Many data processing tasks require low-latency interactive access to results, iterative sub-computations, and consistent intermediate outputs so that sub-computations can be nested and composed. (For example, an) application that performs iterative processing on a real-time data stream, and supports interactive queries on a fresh, consistent […]

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Futures for C++11 at Facebook

Introducing Folly Futures, an implementation of futures for C++11 that we use at Facebook.

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Race charts analysis for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2015

I couple of weeks ago I tinkered with lap time data for the 24 hours of Ascari; now it is time to do the same with data from the 24 Heures du Mans, the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing. Le Mans stands for passion; it was in the 1970’s film that Steve McQueen uttered […]

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CryEngine 3.8.1 Adds The Linux & OpenGL Support

Last month we found out Crytek was finally moving along with their Linux support and now with yesterday's release of CryENGINE 3.8.1, the Linux and OpenGL rendering support is in place...

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Ask Slashdot: Best API Management System?



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Real-time, not batch-time, analytics with Hadoop

Attend the VoltDB webcast on June 24, 2015 with John Hugg to learn more on how to build a fast data front-end to Hadoop. Today, we often hear the phrase “The 3 Vs” in relation to big data: Volume, Variety …

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Google Criticized For 'Opaque' Audio-Listening Binary In Debian Chromium



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Four short links: 19 June 2015

Computational Journalism — Google awards to projects around computational journalism. Sample: The goal of the project is to automatically build topic “event threads” that will help journalists and citizens decode claims made by public figures, in order to distinguish between …

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ECMAScript 6 Approved As New JS Standard

ECMAScript 6 (ECMAScript 2015) has been approved at this week's ECMA General Assembly meeting for becoming the latest standard edition of JavaScript...

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Google Trends Now Shows the Web’s Obsessions in Real Time

Google Trends Now Shows the Web’s Obsessions in Real Time

The new Google Trends shows you what the Internet wants to know about, not just the headlines.

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Four short links: 18 July 2015

WebAssembly (Luke Wagner) — new standard, WebAssembly, that defines a portable, size- and load-time-efficient format and execution model specifically designed to serve as a compilation target for the Web. Being worked on by Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Inceptionism: Going …

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Monday, 22 June 2015

Stephen Elop leaves Microsoft

Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is leaving Microsoft as part of a fresh reorganization. "We are aligning our engineering efforts and capabilities to deliver on our strategy and, in particular, our three core ambitions," says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in an email to employees today. "This change will enable us to deliver better products and services that our customers love at a more rapid pace." And not a single tear was shed.

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Infographic: The Complete History of Android – Cupcake to Android M

Android is an interesting operating system and over the years has gone through some massive changes and evolutions to become the system that we are all familiar with now. Today we bring you the history of Android OS infographic designed with the help of The Smart Phone Company . That said, have you ever wondered about the history of Android OS, each release and how Android has evolved through the generations? Well, chances are that most people associate Cupcake as the first generation of Android, but those who remember, will know there were a couple of generations before. In fact, as you might expect, it all started with Android 1.0 which came pre-loaded on what was the first commercially available android device, the HTC Dream or T-Mobile G1 depending on where you were.

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Code Climate open-sources its code-testing tools, launches a command-line interface

Code Climate is pulling a gutsy move today. The startup is open-sourcing key parts of its proprietary software for performing tests on source code to determine its quality.

No longer will developers be limited by the set of programming languages and frameworks that Code Climate supports. Now you can call on new engines for CoffeeScript, CSS stylesheets, Go, JavaScript, PHP, or Ruby, or write an engine for any other language based on a new specification, and then call on Code Climate’s servers to run checks.

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Monday, 15 June 2015

F1 | Gran Premio d’Italia: Imola si candida per il dopo Monza

15 giugno 2015 - Il sindaco di Imola, Daniele Manca, √® volato oggi a Londra per incontrare il patron della Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone. All’incontro erano presenti anche il presidente di CON.AMI, Stefano Manara e il presidente di Formula Imola,



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SIGGRAPH 2015 - Technical Papers Trailer

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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Neural Networks And MarI/O

Minecraft wizard, and record holder for the Super Mario World speedrun [SethBling] is experimenting with machine learning. He built a program that will get Mario through an entire level of Super Mario World – Donut Plains 1 – using neural networks and genetic algorithms.

A neural network simply takes an input, in this case a small graphic representing the sprites in the game it’s playing, sends that input through a series of artificial neurons, and turns that into commands for the controller. It’s an exceedingly simple neural network – the network that can get Mario through an entire level is …read more



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#160: Ampersand.js, SPAs, and WebRTC with Henrik Joreteg

Our guest this week is Henrik Jorteg, JavaScript Developer, author of Human JavaScript, and the creator of Ampersand.js.


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Friday, 12 June 2015

Discourse – Open Source Civilized Discussion Board

Discourse is the 100% open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. It works as: a mailing list, a discussion forum and a long-form chat room. Why break conversations into awkward and arbitrary pages, where you have to constantly find the Next Page button? They’ve replaced all that with the power […]

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Pentaho 5.4 Gets New Spark

Open source business intelligence vendor Pentaho, now a part of Hitachi Data Systems, bulks up its Big Data support with Apache Spark integration.

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Four short links: 12 June 2015

pinot — a realtime distributed OLAP datastore, which is used at LinkedIn to deliver scalable real time analytics with low latency. It can ingest data from offline data sources (such as Hadoop and flat files) as well as online sources …

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Why F1 cars find it hard to follow each other for an overtake in 2015

We heard this week that McLaren has had some challenges getting its new short nose configuration through crash testing, but what is behind this fashion for the short nose on F1 cars this season? And is there any connection with the mandatory low noses now in F1 with cars struggling to follow each other this […]

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Thursday, 11 June 2015

8 excellent open source data visualization tools

Data visualization is the mechanism of taking tabular or spatial data and conveying it in a human-friendly and visual way. There are several open source tools that can help you create useful, informative graphs. In this post we will take a look at eight open source, data visualization tools.

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Open-sourcing Facebook Infer: Identify bugs before you ship

Facebook Infer is a static program analyzer that Facebook uses to identify bugs before mobile code is shipped.

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Facebook’s AI Tool for Squashing Bugs Is Now Open to All

Facebook’s AI Tool for Squashing Bugs Is Now Open to All

Facebook used to move fast and break things. Now it's trying to move fast and fix things.

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Unreal Engine 4.8 Released

Unreal Engine 4.8 has just been released today and includes 189 changes that Unreal Engine's community of developers submitted.

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CamanJS – Image Manipulation in JavaScript

CamanJS is (ca)nvas (man)ipulation in Javascript. It’s a combination of a simple-to-use interface with advanced and efficient image/canvas editing techniques. CamanJS is very easy to extend with new filters and plugins, and it comes with a wide array of image editing functionality, which continues to grow. It’s completely library independent and works both in NodeJS […]

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What I've Learned from Moving Three Times and Trashing Everything I Own

Most of us own too much junk. But after a couple of interstate moves in just as many years, I’ve learned the value of owning less.

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Don't start with a Monolith



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Jade Raymond: 'Treat your team like your players'

Jade Raymond: 'Treat your team like your players'

Player engagement and retention are frequently used buzzwords at the moment, but former Ubisoft Toronto MD Jade Raymond believes developers are neglecting these areas when it comes to their staff.

Speaking to Develop just ahead of her BAFTA games lecture, the woman who helped bring Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell: Blacklist to market discussed the irony that companies who pride themselves on retaining a loyal audience could be doing more to support and develop their creative teams.

“Every company has a certain set of rules as to why you get a raise, what’s valued, why you get promotions, and so on,” she told Develop. “The thing that has struck me is sometimes the company’s stated objective is not in line with the practices and structures in place. 

“I find it interesting from a games design and developer perspective, because we’re experts at engaging players and keeping them motivated. That’s part of our job – and yet we don’t apply the same knowledge to the way the companies are structured and the processes they have.

“I’m definitely not advocating the gamification of the workplace. But we have some things to work through in the games industry, in terms of ways we can improve our management practices and keep our best talented people engaged and motivated. And I think we have the toolset already in the same toolbox that we use as developers.”

Pressed for an example, Raymond pointed to the games – particularly MMOs – that have a “long-term, almost impossible objective”, such as EverQuest’s bosses and Destiny’s raids. These give players of all skill levels something to strive for, and the producer feels this is something studios could benefit from.

“There’s a parallel with these things and with jobs,” she said. “People want to understand their career path, they want to know there’s growth potential where they are. 

“That doesn’t mean that everyone has to aspire to be the president of the company – it actually means the opposite, because that should not be the only thing people strive for. People have to know there are ways for them to continue to evolve and improve themselves, and be engaged for the long-term at their company.”

Nurture creativity

A crucial point Raymond wished to emphasise was encouraging a “culture of transparency”, where staff feel that they are able to bring their ideas to the table, and that their opinions are valued.

“Make sure your studio is a place where people feel like being creative means their ideas will go somewhere – not just left in the suggestions box,” she said.

“There’s not some special person like the producer, like myself, who’s the only one who can have good creative ideas for what’s going to make your game better. We have a lot of talent throughout our teams, and a good idea can come from anywhere.”

Branching out from your main project can be instrumental in identifying that talent, Raymond said, citing an instance where the Assassin’s Creed III team took a two-week break in the middle of production to prototype new ideas.

“When you do something like this, you get to see people display skills that you might not know they have,” said Raymond. “We did a few game jams at Ubisoft Toronto, and discovered that people we thought were just hardcore gamers actually had good ideas for children’s games – some of them had just become parents and played a lot of games with their kids. That helps you know who the right people are when it comes to trying new projects that are in different areas.”

The ex-Ubisoft producer also touched on the need to encourage more women to consider careers in games.

“The great thing is there are more and more young women playing these titles,” she said. “Games have become more mass market, so more people are becoming exposed to them and therefore consider it as a career opportunity.

“What also helps is having examples of women in the industry who are out there and talking about what they do – and not just as examples as women, but as examples of their role and what they actually do. This will help young girls see that there are women working in games and doing well, and it won’t feel like they’ll be the only ones if they join the industry or that there aren’t enough roles open for them.”



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Monday, 8 June 2015

Cross-Platform Development With NW.js



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An Introduction to Volley



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Exclusive look at Epic’s VR tech demo “Showdown"



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Introducing the First Android-x86 4.4.4 KitKat OS with Linux Kernel 4.0 and GAPPS

Arne Exton, the creator of numerous Linux distros, had the pleasure of informing Softpedia about the immediate availability of a new build of his custom Android-x86 project, based on Android KitKat 4.4.4 and designed to allow users to run Android on their computers.

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Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom firms join MIPS open-source push

Qualcomm Atheros, Lantiq (part of Intel) and Broadcom have appointed representatives to the board of the Prpl (‘purple’) Foundation, organisation set-up by Imagination Technologies to support open-source software on the MIPS architecture.

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