Thursday, 2 October 2014

Minimum Cost Polygon Triangulation

A triangulation of a convex polygon is formed by drawing diagonals between non-adjacent vertices (corners) such that the diagonals never intersect. The problem is to find the cost of triangulation with the minimum cost. The cost of a triangulation is sum of the weights of its component triangles. Weight of each triangle is its perimeter […]


The post Minimum Cost Polygon Triangulation appeared first on GeeksforGeeks.






By GeeksforGeeks



Read it the full article here

Interstellar Trailer 3


The latest trailer from Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR. In theaters & IMAX November..(Read...)






By Likecool



Read it the full article here

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Credible Android Development with IncrediBuild 5.5

CD technology integrates with Nvidia Nsight Tegra



By Dr. Dobb's All



Read it the full article here

Experimental tech aims to bring sense of touch to virtual reality

Get creative with Blender's grid

In this CG Masters tutorial, Aidy Burrows shows you how to use the grid to create angular assets. Aidy Burrows writes: In this installment of the game development series we'll take a look at modularity. So we'll need to use blender's grid. What is modularity? Should you use it in your project? Why would anyone [...]



By BlenderNation



Read it the full article here

Four short links: 1 October 2014

Robotics Has Too Many Dreamers, Needs More Practical People (IEEE) — Grishin said that while looking for business opportunities, he saw too may entrepreneurs proposing cool new robots and concepts but with no business cases to support them. The robotics …



By O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and research about emerging technologies



Read it the full article here

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Apache Storm is ready for prime time


What do you do when you have terabytes and more of data and you want to work it with in real time? Well, one solution is to turn to Apache Storm.


Read more


read more






By Tux Machines



Read it the full article here

New Course: Building a Web App From Scratch With AngularJS

InnoGames opening new studio in Dusseldorf

InnoGames opening new studio in Dusseldorf

Browser and mobile game developer InnoGames is opening a new studio in Dusseldorf, Germany.



The new office will eventually employ up to 50 staff. InnoGames already houses 350 employees at its headquarters in Hamburg.



The news comes as the developer reported better than expected turnover in 2014 thanks to its mobile operations. The release of Forge of Empires on iPad attracted 1.5 million downloads in the first three months.



“For further growth, we need a number of highly skilled people across all departments. And it gets more and more complicated to find them in Hamburg alone,” said InnoGames CEO Hendrik Klindworth.



“Dusseldorf is a very promising location with lots of potential for the job market.”






By Develop Feed



Read it the full article here

Four short links: 30 September 2014

Continuously Testing Infrastructure — “infrastructure as code”. I can’t figure out whether what I feel are thrills or chills. Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees (National Geographic) — He and fellow researchers devised novel techniques to fabricate, …



By O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and research about emerging technologies



Read it the full article here

You can swap out Project Ara's modules without switching the phone off

Back in April, Project Ara's Module Developers Kit revealed that the phone's battery will be hot-swappable; in other words, you can replace it without having to switch the phone off. Nifty trick, right? Well, the feature's apparently not limited to...



By Engadget RSS Feed



Read it the full article here

A Loop Invariant Can Be An Optimization Tool

This week, we'll look at the helpful qualities of loop invariants.



By Dr. Dobb's All



Read it the full article here

Software Estimation in an Agile World

28 Developers Share Their Picks For Best Horror Games Ever




We ranked the Top 25 Horror Games of All Time for our recent Game Informer issue celebrating everything horror. But we're not the only ones interested in naming and ranking the best the genre has to offer – 28 developers from the game industry have shared their individual Top 5 Horror Games of All Time lists with us.


The participating developers include the creators of games like Left 4 Dead, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Resident Evil, Dead Space, Alan Wake, Borderlands, and more. Have fun finding your favorite developers, comparing their picks to yours, and looking for the most popular choices. Check out our analysis of these developers' choices at the end of the article to see which game received the most votes, discrepancies between our list and the developers' picks, and more.






















Thomas Grip


Frictional Games Creative Director
Best Known For: Penumbra, Amnesia



1. Silent Hill

2. Silent Hill 2

3. Resident Evil

4. System Shock 2

5. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth





Chris Ashton


Turtle Rock Studios Design Director and Co-Founder
Best Known For: Left 4 Dead, Evolve



1. System Shock 2

2. Resident Evil

3. The Walking Dead Season 1

4. Slender: The Eight Pages

5. Limbo





Bruce Straley


Naughty Dog Game Director
Best Known For: Uncharted, The Last of Us



1. Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

2. Resident Evil 4

3. Dead Space 2

4. Condemned: Criminal Origins

5. Outlast





Phil Robb


Turtle Rock Studios Creative Director and Co-Founder
Best Known For: Left 4 Dead, Evolve



1. State of Decay

2. Left 4 Dead

3. The Walking Dead Season 1

4. Resident Evil

5. Limbo





Neil Druckmann


Naughty Dog Creative Director
Best Known For: Uncharted, The Last of Us



1. Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

2. Manhunt

3. Silent Hill 2

4. Resident Evil

5. Condemned: Criminal Origins





Steve Papoutsis


Visceral Games General Manager
Best Known For: Dead Space, Battlefield: Hardline



1. Resident Evil

2. Doom

3. Dead Space

4. System Shock 2

5. The Walking Dead Season 1





Ted Price


Insomniac Games President
Best Known For: Ratchet & Clank, Resistance, Sunset Overdrive



1. Resident Evil 4

2. Doom

3. Left 4 Dead

4. Dead Rising 3

5. Parasite Eve





Drew Murray


Insomniac Games Game Director
Best Known For: Resistance, Sunset Overdrive



1. Resident Evil 4

2. Call of Cthulhu (pen-and-paper)

3. Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

4. Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

5. Alan Wake











By www.GameInformer.com - Top Five



Read it the full article here

Monday, 29 September 2014

Google posts Android Auto design guidelines


Google posted a developer overview for Android Auto, offering guidelines for designing extensions to existing Android apps for customized IVI interactions.


Google announced Android Auto with relatively few details at Google I/O in June, following the formation of an Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) in January. These related efforts are designed to standardize integration with Android devices and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, as opposed to designing an Android IVI stack that runs the whole show. In some ways, Android Auto is similar to the Car Connectivity Consortium’s MirrorLink technology and Apple’s CarPlay.


Read more


read more






By Tux Machines



Read it the full article here

Four short links: 29 September 2014

How Community Feedback Shapes Behaviour (PDF) — Not only do authors of negatively-evaluated content contribute more, but also their future posts are of lower quality, and are perceived by the community as such. Moreover, these authors are more likely to …



By O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and research about emerging technologies



Read it the full article here

Hello.js – JavaScript SDK for Authenticating Web Services

Hello.js is a client-side Javascript SDK for authenticating with OAuth2 (and OAuth1 with a oauth proxy) web services and querying their REST API’s. HelloJS standardizes paths and responses to common API’s like Google Data Services, Facebook Graph and Windows Live Connect. It’s modular, so that list is growing. HelloJS can also be run on phonegap [...]


The post Hello.js – JavaScript SDK for Authenticating Web Services appeared first on WebAppers.


Sponsors


Professional Web Icons for Your Websites and Applications






By WebAppers



Read it the full article here

Sunday, 28 September 2014

John Carmack's Brilliant Oculus Connect Keynote Address

If you are a fan of games guru John Carmack, you are going to enjoy his first keynote address as CTO of Oculus in a no holds barred, unscripted speech. His tell-it-like-it-is approach to the Oculus Rift specifically and VR in general is refreshing, to say the least. Comments



By [H]ardOCP News/Article Feed



Read it the full article here

Lightworks 12 disponibile per Linux, Windows e Mac

EditShare ha annunciato il rilascio di Lightworks 12, nuovo aggiornamento dell'editor di video professionale per Linux, Windows e Mac.




Lightworks è un software per l'editing di video tra i più completi e funzionali attualmente disponibili per Linux. Utilizzato anche da diverse aziende cinematografiche, Lightworks fornisce una valida alternativa ad Apple FinalCut, Avid Media Composer e Pinnacle Studio offrendo potenti strumenti per l'elaborazione di video nei più diffusi formati (compreso anche i formati proprietari ProRes, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra, H.264, XDCAM EX / HD 42 ecc). Nei giorni scorsi EditShare ha annunciato il rilascio di Lightworks 12 aggiornamento che rende sempre più completo il software per l'editing di video oltre a migliorare anche il supporto per le principali distribuzioni Linux.



Continua a leggere...



By Linux Feed



Read it the full article here

Un omaggio a Leo Ortolani