Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Self-Learning Helicopter Uses Neural Network

model helicopter attached to boom

Though this project uses an RC helicopter, it’s merely a vessel to demonstrate a fascinating machine learning algorithm developed by two Cornell students – [Akshay] and [Sergio]. The learning environment is set up with the helicopter at its center, attached to a boom. The boom restricts the helicopter’s movement down to one degree of motion, so that it can only move up from the ground (not side to side or front to back).

The goal is for the helicopter to teach itself how to get to a specific height in the quickest amount of time. A handful of IR sensors … Read the rest

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Grid Autosport coming to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on June 24

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Four short links: 22 April 2014

PourOver — NYT open source Javascript for very fast in-browser filtering and sorting of large collections. LibreSSL — OpenBSD take on OpenSSL. Unclear how sustainable this effort is, or how well adopted it will be. Competing with OpenSSL is obviously …

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Frizz-Free JavaScript With ConditionerJS

Setting up JavaScript-based functionality to work across multiple devices can be tricky. When is the right time to load which script? Do your media queries matches tests, your geolocation popups tests and your viewport orientation tests provide the best possible results for your website? ConditionerJS will help you combine all of this contextual information to pinpoint the right moment to load the functionality you need.

Frizz-Free JavaScript With ConditionerJS

Before we jump into the ConditionerJS demo, let’s quickly take a look at the Web and how it’s changing, because it’s this change that drove the development of ConditionerJS in the first place. In the meantime, think of it as a shampoo but also as an orchestra conductor; instead of giving cues to musicians, ConditionerJS tells your JavaScript when to act up and when to tune down a bit.

The post Frizz-Free JavaScript With ConditionerJS appeared first on Smashing Magazine.

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AeroPress coffee maker

The AeroPress Coffee Maker offers a convenient way for you to be able to make a single cup of..(Read...)

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Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS

Ubuntu 14.04 was released recently and as usual the other flavors of Ubuntu have also been updated to 14.04 including Ubuntu GNOME. Ubuntu GNOME tends to get overlooked a bit, given all the attention that goes to the main Ubuntu release. However, that’s a shame since it has quite a lot to offer anyone who prefers the GNOME interface to that of Unity.

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Monday, 21 April 2014

Adobe Air comes to x86 Android

Adobe Air is loved by some developers, but many users hate it. While the runtime works well for many developers and allows easy porting of apps, many people dislike having to install it just to make a handful of apps run. Plus, many simply don't like Adobe as a company. I can understand the company's detractors. After all, much of the company's software is arguably bloated and constantly exploited, causing numerous security updates. Steve Jobs chided Adobe Flash for poor performance, and actually banned it from the popular iOS operating system. Oh, and the information of 2.9 million customers was… [Continue Reading]

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EmScripten Merges Its Speedy "Fastcomp" Backend

EmScripten, the innovative project for turning C++ code into JavaScript that can be run within web-browsers, has merged its brand new LLVM compiler back-end that is faster and also yields other benefits...

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$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

An anonymous reader writes "A man named Jose Delgado was so used to using a $42,000 myoelectric prosthetic hand for the last year that he didn't realize that there were other options out there. Although Delgado, born without a left hand, was able to obtain the hand via his insurance, he found that a 3D printed 'Cyborg Beast,' open source hand ,which costs just $50 to print, actually was more comfortable and performed better than the device which costs 840 times as much money."

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Make a 3D Scanner for 60€ Using Old Hardware

3d laser scanner

[Till Handel] just put the finishing touches on a paper he wrote about how to build a cheap 3D scanner — mostly out of spare parts.

Using parts from old printers and notebooks, he’s cobbled together this rather rough-looking laser scanner. But don’t be fooled by its looks! It’s capable of scanning 360° around itself at distances from 0.3 – 5m, making it an excellent candidate for scanning rooms.

It uses a line laser and a webcam mounted on an arm driven by a stepper motor, which looks like it’s out of an old optical drive. An Arduino Uno and … Read the rest

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F1 | Pasqua miracolosa

20 aprile 2014 – Annuntio vobis, gaudium magnum: habemus Mattiacci. Per una fortunosa coincidenza con la Santa Pasqua, siamo qui, cari fedeli, a celebrare il miracolo pagano della morte e resurrezione della Ferrari.

Sono quelle magie che, di tanto in …

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Saturday, 19 April 2014

ReactOS Working On A Community Windows OS

A few months after ReactOS announced plans for a Cloud OS, the open-source project aiming for binary compatibility with Microsoft Windows platforms, is now trying to spin a community edition of its operating system...

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Creating a Node Web App With Hapi and Twilio Integration

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Friday, 18 April 2014

Ubuntu chases after Red Hat with OpenStack and Docker bundles

InfoWorld: With the release of Ubuntu 14.04 on Thursday, Canonical is attempting to further define how it stands out from enterprise-centric distributions.

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Linode: arrivano dischi SSD e raddoppia la RAM

Linode, provider americano specializzato in server VPS (virtual private server) e servizi cloud, ha annunciato un massiccio aggiornamento della propria infrastruttura di hosting inclusivo di nuovi processori, nuove tecnologie di storage e nuove capacità di networking.

L’investimento, che è costato ben 45 milioni di dollari e rappresenta il più corposo di quelli avventi durante gli 11 anni di storia dell’azienda, ha portato prima di tutto alla sostituzione dei dischi magnetici con supporti a stato solido (SSD) di prima scelta: ora ogni “linodo” (parola gergale nata dall’unione di “Linux” e “nodo”) è costituito da un SSD separato, dotato di performance e …

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Four short links: 18 April 2014

16 Interviewing Tips for User Studies — these apply to many situations beyond user interviews, too. The Backlash Against Big Data contd. (Mike Loukides) — Learn to be a data skeptic. That doesn’t mean becoming skeptical about the value of …

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Project Tango: NASA SPHERES

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Pixar without Pixar