Saturday, 31 January 2015

Oracle Releases Node.js Tools


Back at its OpenWorld event in 2014, Oracle announced it was working on a Node.js driver for its database products. The resulting code was released last week, as open source code with an Apache 2.0 license.


The driver is now available from GitHub, and includes tools for working with JavaScript objects and arrays, and for translating between Oracle and JavaScript data types. It’s designed to handle transactions, and to work with Oracle’s built-in scaling tools. This includes the ability to quickly end transactions in the event of server failures – allowing Node.js applications to quickly failover to another database, without losing user data.


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Friday, 30 January 2015

Google's 3D-sensing Project Tango is no longer an experiment

Yet another project is graduating from experiment to proper part of Google. Only two weeks ago, Glass left the confines of the Skunk Works-like Google X and became its own division headed up by Nest co-founder Tony Fadell. Now Project Tango, the 3D-s...



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Papyros Is a Linux OS That Follows Google's Material Design and It Looks Stunning


Papyros is a new Linux distribution in the making that will use the Material Design style from Google. There is nothing to test so far, but the progress made by the developers is impressive and it's very likely that this will become one of the most interesting distros available.


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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Samsung reportedly rushing to dismantle TouchWiz

TouchWiz has long been known as being far too full of bloat and unnecessary software, but the real problem with Samsung's version of Android is that these added features come with a hard hit on performance. According to a report this morning from SamMobile, the Korean company might be going as far as to remove all features from the OS that can possibly be downloaded - and this just so happens to coincide with today's market share numbers showing that Apple and Samsung were neck-and-neck in Q4. Isn't competition lovely?



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Microsoft to invest in Cyanogen, hopes to “take Android away from Google”

Report says Microsoft will invest $70 million in the Android ROM builder.



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Four short links: 29 January 2015

ShmooCon 2015 Videos — videos to security talks from ShmooCon 2015. Comcast (Github) — Comcast is a tool designed to simulate common network problems like latency, bandwidth restrictions, and dropped/reordered/corrupted packets. On BSD-derived systems such as OSX, we use tools …



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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Dell XPS 13 review (2015): Meet the world's smallest 13-inch laptop

CES has come and gone; the holidays are long past; and now all we're left with are a few months of dreary weather. No fun, right? Right. Except if you're a tech writer. Now that most major companies have revealed their new lineups, we have the exciti...



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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Responsive Frontend Framework for Material Design

Created and designed by Google, Material Design is a design language that combines the classic principles of successful design along with innovation and technology. Google’s goal is to develop a system of design that allows for a unified user experience across all their products on any platform. Materialize is a modern responsive front-end framework based [...]


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How a former Rockstar developer is leading a revolution in gaming

When Navid Khonsari left Rockstar Games after working as the cinematic director on several Grand Theft Auto titles, he was sure he wouldn't make another video game. Instead, he returned to his first love, documentary filmmaking and, in the process, s...



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Ra is a Chrome text editor and file manager for your local storage

Chrome apps are sometimes criticized as being strictly internet-only, virtually useless if you need to work offline. There’s some truth in that, but it’s not always the case. Ra is a Chrome-based text editor which not only works with local text files, but can double as a simple file manager. The add-on supports plain text files only, and is clearly aimed at developers. Files are initially displayed with line numbers; there are 100+ syntax highlighting schemes, and you can opt to use emacs or vim key bindings. Ra can be used by anyone, though, and if your needs are less… [Continue Reading]



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Four short links: 27 January 2015

Decentralised Autonomous Corporations — Charlie Stross’s near-future fiction of Accelerando comes closer to reality: Malice – revenge for waking him up – sharpens Manfred’s voice. “The president of agalmic.holdings.root.184.97.AB5 is agalmic.holdings.root.184.97.201. The secretary is agalmic.holdings.root.184.D5, and the chair is agalmic.holdings.root.184.E8.FF. …



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Weighing SVG Animation Techniques (with Benchmarks)

The following is a guest post by Sarah Drasner (@sarah_edo). Sarah has been researching and giving talks about animation lately. I jumped at the chance to have her share some of that research here, this time focusing on SVG animation and the different tech choices you can make to do it.


After working with a number of SVG animation techniques for a few months now, I can give you a basic overview so you can compare them yourself. …




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Kythe: a new approach to making developer tools

This apartment built in Unreal Engine 4 is nicer than any I will ever live in

Matter.js – A 2D Physics Engine for the Web

Matter.js is a JavaScript 2D rigid body physics engine for the web. The Matter.Engine module contains methods for creating and manipulating engines. An engine is a controller that manages updating and rendering the simulation of the world. Matter.js is currently only alpha status, meaning the API is still in development and may change occasionally. The [...]


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Monday, 26 January 2015

Using oauth for a simple command line script to access Google's data

Four short links: 26 January 2015

How Might We Code in VR? — caught my eye because I’m looking for ideas on how to think about interaction design in the holoculus world. Git Workflows for Pros — non-developers don’t understand how important this is to productivity. …



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US Recommends Emergency Braking Tech on All New Cars

The Federal government's auto regulator is recommending auto makers to consider installing crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support as standard equipment on all new cars produced. The recommendations are the first step in getting needed technology in as a mandatory regulation. Crash imminent braking, as the name implies, uses on-board sensors to detect when a crash is about to happen and then deploy the brakes if the driver has not already done so. Comments



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Miha: "Morganella, era gol Sì alla tecnologia in campo"

Miha: "Morganella, era gol Sì alla tecnologia in campo"

Il tecnico blucerchiato: "Samuel deve calarsi in fretta nel mondo Samp, se tutto va come deve andare può darci una grossa mano. L'1-1 con il Palermo? Nella ripresa noi bruttissimi"





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Cadence Interview Experience | Set 2

I applied through cadence home -> careers ->. I uploaded my linkedin link as resume. I got a call within a week and was asked to give a telephonic round. Round 1 – Telephonic 1. Tell me about yourself 2. What is the difference between C and C++ 3. Is a C program faster than […]


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Porte aperte per la Fiat 500X, folla di pubblico nelle conessionarie

In Italia il listino prezzi partirà da 17.500 euro - FOTO












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[non-Blender] The theory of Physically-Based Rendering and Shading

Allegorithmic presents a in-depth article on the interaction of light and matter and the basics of Physically-based rendering in this article. Light is a complex phenomenon as it can exhibit properties of both a wave and a particle. As a result, different models have been created to describe the behavior of light. As texture artists, [...]



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Don’t cry for the Google Play edition program; it was already dead

Google stopped selling the last GPe phones earlier this week.



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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Google explains why it's not fixing web security in old Android phones

You might not be happy that Google isn't fixing a web security flaw in your older Android phone, but the search giant now says that it has some good reasons for holding off. As the company's Adrian Ludwig explains, it's no longer viable to "safely" p...



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'Doom' designer John Romero tells you about the game while playing it

Most Blu-rays and DVDs these days come with filmmaker commentary tracks, but it isn't too often you get to hear a game developer give play-by-play while running through something they created. That's the thrust behind the latest episodes of Double Fi...



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Freesoundsfx.com sound library

Flester Iulian is offering a collection of free to use sound recordings. His library currently contains 150 samples, all recorded in high quality and shared as 320kb/s MP3's. Flester writes: When I'm not coding or playing with Blender, I like to record sound effects. The sounds are added as mp3 files. I prefer to upload [...]



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Le Minix Neo Z64 lancé, sous Android ou Windows 8.1

Pour ceux qui n'ont pas la mémoire trop courte, Guillaume vous parlait début septembre d'une petite machine prometteuse : le Minix Neo Z64. Si à l'époque on parlait d'une arrivée dans les semaines à venir, c'était plutôt dans les mois à venir qu'il fallait lire puisque la machine va enfin être disponible dans les jours qui arrivent... [Tout lire]



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Friday, 23 January 2015

Four short links: 23 January 2015

16 Andreessen-Horowitz Investment Areas — I’m struck by how they’re connected: there’s a cluster around cloud development, there are two maybe three on sensors … Pattern — a web mining module for the Python programming language. It has tools for …



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Format code the easy way with the codefmt plugins for Vim

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Former Microsoft Researchers Find New Homes at VMWare, Google, Apple, and Elsewhere

Know any good algorithms? These former Microsoft researchers do, and Silicon Valley companies are snapping them up



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MIT's Planning Algorithms are Like Siri, Except Creative and Helpful

Siri, Cortana, and other virtual assistants are good at doing what you tell them, but MIT's algorithms could make them clever on their own



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Doomsday Clock Could Move

Lasrick writes The ominous minute hand of the 'Doomsday Clock' has been fixed at 5 minutes to midnight for the past three years. But it could move tomorrow. The clock is a visual metaphor that was created nearly 70 years ago by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, whose Board of Governors boasts 18 Nobel laureates. Each year, the Bulletin's Science and Security Board assesses threats to humanity — with special attention to nuclear warheads and climate change — to decide whether the Doomsday Clock needs an adjustment. The event will be streamed live from the Bulletin's website at 11 am EST.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Review Round-Up

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 reviews are coming in from around the internet and, as always, we've done our best to round up as many reviews as we can and post links to them here for your convenience. We'll add more reviews throughout the day as we find them. [H]ardOCP Legit Reviews Overclockers Club PC Perspective Neoseeker Tech Report Techgage techPowerUP! TechSpot Modders Inc. Phoronix



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GNOME 3.15.4

Hi all,


GNOME 3.15.4 is out. This is a development snapshot, so use it

with caution.


Among the new things in this snapshot, you can find

clutter using the GDK backend, libinput used in multiple modules

(we require libinput 0.8), gnome-shell using vp9 for screencasts,

mutter using GTK+ themes, input configuration under Wayland,

scrolling changes in GTK+, improved search in gnome-software,

a new game (gnome-taquin), and many more.


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AngularJS’ Internals In Depth

Labrys is an alternative Start Menu for Windows 7+

Microsoft’s decision to drop the Start Menu in Windows 8 persuaded many developers to produce their own alternatives, and there’s no shortage of free options to explore (Classic Shell is probably still the best) Finding yet another example in the new Labrys didn’t exactly fill us with excitement, then, but despite several flaws it’s different enough to be interesting. Installation was straightforward, no adware or other complications -- it appears entirely safe to try and use. There’s no need to explore a vast library of Start buttons, either, as the program doesn’t provide any: it just pops up whenever you… [Continue Reading]



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Four short links: 22 January 2015

Microsoft HoloLens Goggles (Wired) — a media release about the next thing from the person behind Kinect. I’m still trying to figure out (as are investors, I’m sure) where in the hype curve this Googles/AR/etc. amalgam lives. Is it only …



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Catch up on the Windows 10 briefing in seven and a half minutes

The Windows 10 briefing offered up a lot of interesting things, but with a running time of just under two and a half hours, you are going to need to really, really love Microsoft and Windows to sit through it all. Fortunately, you don’t need to commit yourself to the full briefing as Microsoft has rolled out a 7.25 minute video covering the highlights. The video starts with Joe Belfiore discussing how Windows 10 is evolving the way the PC works with personal computing elements like writing on web pages and speaking to Cortana. He talks about the free upgrade… [Continue Reading]



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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Microsoft's HoloLens headset is a holographic display for Windows 10

Microsoft is building support for holographic displays into Windows 10, so it only makes sense that the company would make one of those displays, wouldn't it? Meet HoloLens, an official headset with see-through lenses that merge digital content with ...



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Microsoft’s new interface: FREAKING HOLOGRAMS

Introducing Windows Holographic and its wearable partner, the HoloLens.



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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Four short links: 20 January 2015

Matt Webb Joining British Govt Data Service — working on IoT for them. Reading the Mind in the Eyes or Reading between the Lines? Theory of Mind Predicts Collective Intelligence (PLoS) — theory of mind abilities are a significant determinant …



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Ubuntu Linux is now ready to power your appliances and robots

Ubuntu Linux has spread to quite a few platforms in its 10-year history, if not always successfully. Today, though, the open source software is tackling what could be its greatest challenge yet: the internet of things. Canonical has released a versio...



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Four short links: 19 January 2015

Reset (Rowan Simpson) — It was a bit chilling to go back over a whole years worth of tweets and discover how many of them were just junk. Visiting the water cooler is fine, but somebody who spends all day …



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Monday, 19 January 2015

Tearing Apart an Android Password Manager

With all of the various web applications we use nowadays, it can be daunting to remember all of those passwords. Many people turn to password management software to help with this. Rather than remembering 20 passwords, you can store them all in a (presumably) secure database that’s protected by a single strong password. It’s a good idea in theory, but only if the software is actually secure. [Matteo] was recently poking around an Android password management software and made some disturbing discoveries.


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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Nintendo says Wii U just had its biggest month of sales

Personify.js, IBM Watson e Twitter insieme

Personify.js è una libreria JavaScript pensata per facilitare l’accesso alle capacità linguistiche di IBM Watson e utilizzarle per analizzare i messaggini pubblicati dagli utenti su Twitter, un tool che può essere sfruttato sia per stabilire le caratteristiche del “trending” di determinati argomenti sia per tradurre i tweets da una lingua all’altra.


Watson è un supercomputer dotato di capacità di analisi linguistica di nuova generazione, un sistema che ha già partecipato (vincendo) alla trasmissione televisiva USA Jeopardy e che IBM intende trasformare in una commodity “Cloud” accessibile a quanti più sviluppatori è possibile.


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Report: Google in talks to buy Softcard, the carriers’ NFC payment app

Softcard was meant to be Google Wallet without Google, but now Google might buy it.



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Thursday, 15 January 2015

World record set for 100 TB sort by open source and public cloud team


In October 2014, Databricks participated in the Sort Benchmark and set a new world record for sorting 100 terabytes (TB) of data, or 1 trillion 100-byte records. The team used Apache Spark on 207 EC2 virtual machines and sorted 100 TB of data in 23 minutes.


In comparison, the previous world record set by Hadoop MapReduce used 2100 machines in a private data center and took 72 minutes. This entry tied with a UCSD research team building high performance systems and we jointly set a new world record.


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node-webkit diventa NW.js

NW.js è una soluzione dedicata agli sviluppatori che nasce dall’evoluzione del progetto “node-webkit”; implementata presso i laboratori dell’Intel Open Source Technology Center, essa offre funzionalità appositamente dedicate alla chiamata dei moduli di Node.js direttamente dal DOM (Document Object Model) offrendo quindi una nuova modalità per la realizzazione di applicazioni native tramite l’impiego delle tecnologie per il Web.


NW.js rappresenta un’App runtime basata Chromium, il browser per la navigazione Web rilasciato sotto licenza Open Source dal quale deriva Google Chrome, e il già citato framework event-driven Node.js; il nuovo battesimo testimonia la sua migrazione verso la piattaforma io.js


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Flink, il nuovo progetto Big Data di Apache

Apache Flink è un nuovo data processing engine pensato per essere veloce e affidabile nella gestione di informazioni su larga scala, un tool che dopo aver passato nove mesi in “incubazione” ha ora raggiunto lo status di “progetto top-level” e si è guadagnato la promozione diretta della fondazione dedicata all’Open Source.


I creatori di Flink descrivono il software come un sistema per il Big Data a codice aperto che fonde assieme il processing e l’analisi dei dati in batch e in streaming, un engine di data processing che offre un’alternativa al componente MapReduce di Hadoop e include sia API in …


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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

IoTivity is a new open-source attempt to establish Internet-of-Things standards


IoTivity is hosted by The Linux Foundation and will release a reference implementation of the IoT standards defined by the Open Internet Consortium (OIC), which has more than 50 members including Intel and Samsung.


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The Free Encryption App That Wants to Replace Gmail, Dropbox, and HipChat

The Free Encryption App That Wants to Replace Gmail, Dropbox, and HipChat

Cryptographers devote their careers to the science of securing your communications. Twenty-four-year-old Nadim Kobeissi has devoted his to the art of making that security as easy as possible. His software creations like Cryptocat and Minilock are meant to encrypt instant messages or shared files with three-letter-agency-level protection, but with user interfaces that require Lincoln-Log-level skills. Now he's pulling elements of all his dead-simple apps into what he describes as his biggest release yet, a single platform designed to encrypt everything you and any group of collaborators do on the desktop.


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Copycat Framework IO.js Beats Node.js To A Fully-Featured Version 1.0

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Four short links: 13 January 2015

Building the Workplace We Want (Slack) — culture is the manifestation of what your company values. What you reward, who you hire, how work is done, how decisions are made — all of these things are representations of the things …



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How Intel Gave Stephen Hawking a Voice

How Intel Gave Stephen Hawking a Voice

Stephen Hawking first met Gordon Moore, the cofounder of Intel, at a conference in 1997. Moore noticed that Hawking’s computer, which he used to communicate, had an AMD processor and asked him if he preferred instead a “real computer” with an Intel micro-processor. Intel has been providing Hawking with customized PCs and technical support since then, replacing his computer every two years.


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