Sunday, 29 November 2015

How Humans Ended Up With Freakishly Huge Brains

How Humans Ended Up With Freakishly Huge Brains

Scientists have begun to identify the symphony of biological triggers that powered the extraordinary expansion of the human brain.

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10 Raspberry Pi Projects for Beginners

These 10 Raspberry Pi projects for beginners are great for getting an introduction to the hardware and software capabilities of the Pi, and will help you get up and running in no time!

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Friday, 27 November 2015

Four short links: 23 November 2015

Elasticsearch SQL — Query elasticsearch using familiar SQL syntax. You can also use ES functions in SQL. Apache2-licensed. In Communist China, Tinder Screws You — Chinese Tinder clone Tantan is endangering young women and men by failing to use encryption …

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Booting Linux In Just One Second

One of the most interesting presentations from this year's Embedded Linux Conference Europe was how-to boot Linux in under one second!

For targeting various embedded use-cases, Jan Altenberg of Linutronix presented how to achieve this feat of booting Linux in under one second.

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Apple and Microsoft's advocacy group is against encryption backdoors

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Following Tim Cook's lead, the advocacy group behind Apple, Google, Microsoft and plenty of other big tech firms has come out against calls to weaken encryption, which authorities argue would make it easier to track criminals. "Weakening encryption or creating backdoors to encrypted devices and data for use by the good guys would actually create vulnerabilities to be exploited by the bad guys," said Dean Garfield, the CEO of the Information Technology Industry Counsel (ITIC), who also represents Facebook, Twitter and AOL. It "would almost certainly cause serious physical and financial harm across our society and our economy," he added. The backlash against strong encryption is particularly heated today, following the recent Paris attacks. While secure communications are generally a good thing for consumers, governments (including the US and UK) have argued for backdoors that would allow them to intercept encrypted data. Naturally, that would make life easier for intelligence agencies, but it defeats the point of having encryption at all.

Via: The Guardian

Source: ITIC



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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Free download: Seamless Gravel Texture

Soady (remember his Prehistoric Skull?) Is giving away a fantastic texture map. Giveaway! Seamless Gravel Texture 3000x3000 and 1024x1024 (Diffuse, Normal, Displacement, Specular, Ambient Occlusion) Feel free to use it any way you like! It's nice if you credit me but it's not obligatory. Enjoy! soady

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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Almost Always Win the Game Guess Who With This Math-Based Strategy

The next time you sit down for a riveting game of Guess Who with one of your younger family members, you can win 96% of the time with this mathematical approach.

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Four short links: 20 November 2015

DeepDive — Stanford project to create structured data (SQL tables) from unstructured information (text documents) and integrate such data with an existing structured database. DeepDive is used to extract sophisticated relationships between entities and make inferences about facts involving those …

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Rainbow Six Siege Goes Into Open Beta November 25

Ubisoft has announced an open beta for Rainbow Six Siege that will run from next Wednesday through Sunday. Preloads for the beta start on Monday. Rainbow Six Siege is almost here, but before it launches, the developers want to give everyone one more chance to try it out. That's why they will be running an Open Beta on all platforms from November 25 through November 29. This is your opportunity to hop in, play with the operators, check out a few of the maps and modes on offer, and help the developers run one last stress test before the game officially launches on December 1 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Comments

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Robert Rodriguez made a movie that won't be shown for 100 years



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Five-Day Forecast

You know what they say--if you don't like the weather here in the Solar System, just wait five billion years.

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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Vormetric adds encryption and access control capabilities for Docker

Businesses are turning to encryption as a means of meeting compliance and data storage requirements and to guard against breaches and data loss. But with the rapid evolution of enterprise IT data may be stored in a variety of environments in-house, in the cloud, which presents new security challenges. Enterprise security company Vormetric is announcing an expansion of its Data Security Platform, with new capabilities that expand protection for sensitive data within datacenter, cloud, big data and application environments. The latest platform offers encryption and access control capabilities for Docker, Hadoop, NoSQL and SQL as well as enhanced automation capabilities.… [Continue Reading]

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Belgian Home Affairs Minister: Terrorists CommunIcate Via Playstation 4



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Saturday, 14 November 2015

NVIDIA Announces Partnership With Epic Games

In September, Epic Games revealed its NVIDIA powered "Bullet Train" VR demo. Now, NVIDIA has officially partnered with Epic Games to create an amazing future for virtual reality.

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Friday, 13 November 2015

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

TensorFlow - Google’s latest machine learning system, open sourced for everyone



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Nvidia Brings Computer Vision and Deep Learning to the Embedded World

Today, Nvidia announced their latest platform for advanced technology in autonomous machines. They’re calling it the Jetson TX1, and it puts modern GPU hardware in a small and power efficient module. Why would anyone want GPUs in an embedded format? It’s not about frames per second; instead, Nvidia is focusing on high performance computing tasks – specifically computer vision and classification – in a platform that uses under 10 Watts.

For the last several years, tiny credit card sized ARM computers have flooded the market. While these Raspberry Pis, BeagleBones, and router-based dev boards are great for running Linux, they’re …read more



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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Facebook, ecco 'Amici nelle vicinanze': parte anche in Italia la geolocalizzazione dei contatti

Esordio in Europa per la funzione lanciata lo scorso anno negli Stati Uniti e sviluppata a partire dall'app Glancee, creata dall'italiano Andrea Vaccari e...












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Google just released new AI software that can learn faster

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Google is ignoring everything the Terminator franchise taught us and is releasing "TensorFlow", open-source software that helps computers learn quicker than ever before. The software is a branch of artificial intelligence called "machine learning," tech that has already found a home in Google Search, Google Photos and Gmail. Tech-giants, like Google, Facebook and Amazon are all working with machine learning to better the services that they offer like smart search, ad targeting and product recommendations. Machine learning is now shifting into a complex realm where researchers are creating computer models that can see and even understand what it's looking at.

Via: The New York Times

Source: Google



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Google just released new AI software that can learn faster

robot child reading a book in...

Google is ignoring everything the Terminator franchise taught us and is releasing "TensorFlow", open-source software that helps computers learn quicker than ever before. The software is a branch of artificial intelligence called "machine learning," tech that has already found a home in Google Search, Google Photos and Gmail. Tech-giants, like Google, Facebook and Amazon are all working with machine learning to better the services that they offer like smart search, ad targeting and product recommendations. Machine learning is now shifting into a complex realm where researchers are creating computer models that can see and even understand what it's looking at.

Via: The New York Times

Source: Google



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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Linux 4.4 Continues Moving x86 Assembly Code Into C

The past few kernel cycles we've seen a fair amount of x86 Assembly changes with a goal of turning more Assembly into C code for the Linux kernel. That process has continued with the in-development Linux 4.4 kernel...

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Gogs – An Open Source Self-Hosted Git Service

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Gogs (Go Git Service) is a painless self-hosted Git service. The goal of this project is to make the easiest, fastest, and most painless way of setting up a self-hosted Git service. With Go, this can be done with an independent binary distribution across ALL platforms that Go supports, including Linux, Mac OS X, Windows […]

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Stegosploit: Owned by a JPG

We’re primarily hardware hackers, but every once in a while we see a software hack that really tickles our fancy. One such hack is Stegosploit, by [Saumil Shah]. Stegosploit isn’t really an exploit, so much as it’s a means of delivering exploits to browsers by hiding them in pictures. Why? Because nobody expects a picture to contain executable code.

[Saumil] starts off by packing the real exploit code into an image. He demonstrates that you can do this directly, by encoding characters of the code in the color values of the pixels. But that would look strange, so instead the …read more



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The Future of the Bloomberg Terminal is Open Source

The technology has withstood the test of time by continuously evolving to meet the needs of financial traders – though until recently new features have been largely developed with in-house, proprietary code.

The way Bloomberg keeps up with users' expectations is changing, however, McCracken writes. The company is adopting open source technologies such as Linux, Hadoop, and Solr and contributing code back upstream.

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Thursday, 5 November 2015

Immerge is a ball of Lytro cameras for VR video

Lytro first made a name for itself with a small rectangular camera that did one magical thing: It allowed you to refocus photos after you've taken them. It did this trick thanks to some complex software and the camera's unique light field technology that captures millions of rays of light. Last year, Lytro applied its light field technology yet again with the Illum, a DSLR-like camera with an even larger image sensor and more robust hardware. Over the past year, however, Lytro has been hard at work applying its light field expertise in a whole new arena: Virtual reality. Today, the company has announced the result of that work. It's called the Lytro Immerge, and it's the essentially what Lytro is calling the first ever light field powered professional VR capture camera.



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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Reverse-Engineering GTA V



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Your Handwriting Is Now Your Font

They say your handwriting is as unique to you as is your fingerprint. Maybe they are right – perhaps every person adds a little bit of his or her personality to their penmanship. Just maybe there are enough ways to vary pressure, speed, stroke, and a dozen other almost imperceptible factors that all 7 billion of us have a slightly different style.

The study of handwriting is called Graphology, and people have been at it for a quite a long time. Most experts agree that a person’s handwriting can reveal their gender, where it starts to get fuzzy is that …read more



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Sunday, 1 November 2015

Google app contest winners show what Project Tango can do

The Project Tango smartphone developed by Google and Intel

Sure, Google and crew can put together some nice tech demos for Project Tango's advanced depth sensing and motion tracking, but what happens when everyday developers take a crack at it? You're about to find out. Google has announced the winners of its Project Tango App Contest, and most of them aren't what you'd expect given the technology. The overall winner is HeroicArcade's WeR Cubed Tango, a 3D puzzler that relies more on motion than the usual screen taps.

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GENIVI compliant Linux automotive stack does ADAS

Mentor Automotive has launched a Linux-based, GENIVI compliant “Connected OS” that improves upon its ATP automotive stack with ADAS, eAVB, and CE support.

The Mentor Automotive division of Mentor Graphics announced the availability of a Mentor Automotive Connected OS stack that appears to replace its Mentor Embedded Automotive Technology Platform (ATP), moving beyond in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) to add support for driver information, consumer electronics device integration, and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) functionality, among other features. Like ATP, Connected OS is said to be compliant with the open source GENIVI automotive spec, and run on Linux. Connected OS is supported with AXSB hardware reference platform.

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