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Microsoft's Creators Update is still gathering its sea legs with users with it being only a couple of weeks into its release, but some developers are already rushing to explore 3D platforms built into the latest Windows 10 update. Software developers BeLight created Live Interior 3D a little while back for the Windows Store but [...]
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Swedish startup uses AI to figure out what dolphins talk about.
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Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, who's one of the four global leaders in TIME's 'Most Influential People' list, has a new admirer in Bill Gates. The software billionaire took to social media to acknowledge Modi for putting "the spotlight" on India's open defecation problem through the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) mission. SEE ALSO: India bans one of its oldest symbols of VIP culture Gates wrote: "Indian Prime Minister @narendramodi put a spotlight on a subject that most of us would rather not even think about." And linked his blog in the tweet. Indian Prime Minister @narendramodi put a spotlight on a subject that most of us would rather not even think about: https://t.co/oUX40Igi6G pic.twitter.com/mJnCwhbo4U Bill Gates (@BillGates) April 25, 2017 Read more... More about Social Media , Sanitation , Policy , Health , and India
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The classic 90s video game, Night Trap, is getting a special 25th Anniversary release on Microsoft's Xbox One in Spring this year. The game is famous for being at the center of the violent video game debate in the 90s and along with Mortal Kombat was responsible for the creation of the Entertainment Software Rating [...]
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Ferrari will remove non-essential parts from the interior and sound deadening from its engine bay, as well as fitting lightweight parts such as thinner glass for the windscreen and side windows, lighter ceramic brakes and forged wheels – as with the 458 Speciale. This should bring the 488 GTO's kerbweight down below 1400kg, enabling exhilarating on0track performance that’ll include a 0-62mph sprint time of little more than 2.7sec and a 0-124mph dash of about 7.5sec. With those stats, not even the McLaren 720S would be able to keep up. The 488 GTO will also get new software for its Side Slip Angle Control and bodywork that works the air more aggressively, generating more downforce. Ferrari has refrained from commenting on the model, but a recent sighting of a 488 test car suggests development has moved onto public roads. This ties in with a schedule for a car that’s due to be released in 2018 – which is when our sources expect the 488 GTO to go on sale.
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Waymo alleged that a former Google employee had stolen the LiDAR data after he had moved over to Otto, a self-driving trucking company that was then acquired by Uber. In the midst of the self-driving car boom, Apple is now rumored to be working on an autonomous car software of its own that could be placed within existing vehicles. Early rumors of an " Apple Car " have since been dashed "for now" as the company focuses on building the self-driving system. The team behind that initiative is said to have until the end of 2017 to "prove the feasibility" of its autonomous technology, at which time Apple will officially decide a final direction for the platform. Tags: Alphabet , Waymo Discuss this article in our forums
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With the help of a LIDAR scanner, you'll have to explore the caves and the many secrets hidden within the darkness.
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These efforts will make videos look more professional and will make viewers want to keep tuning in for more helpful videos if they know they can expect more. 7) How to Create an Animated GIF in Photoshop Who else here loves GIFs? That's right -- everyone loves GIFs. But before I watched the video above, I had no idea how easy it was to make my own. That's the ideal reaction to a how-to video, by the way -- "that was so easy." Adobe's how-to video is a great example of a software demonstration video because it zooms in on only the necessary information. Instead of confusing the viewer by showing the entire Photoshop interface, the video features magnified animations of only the buttons and tools they need to accomplish the task at hand. Takeaway for marketers: If you're making a technology demonstration how-to video, consider how it will appear to any first-time product users watching.
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Three out of four British people believe robots are 'unsafe' and open to attack according to a survey carried out by SQS, the Cologne-based software quality assurance firm.
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For the software, this retro Altoids video game machine is running RetroPie, a very popular way to get retro video games running under low-power Linux machines. Everything is in there, from the NES to Amstrad to the Sega Master system. Right now, there aren't a whole lot of details on how [wermy] created the mintyPi 2.0, but he promises a guide soon. Until then, we'll just have to drool over the video embedded below. Filed under: Raspberry Pi
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Because of weathering and the possibility of detection and interference by the inhabitants of the Earth, it would be preferable not to erect such a base on the Earth’s surface. The Moon seems one reasonable alternative. Forthcoming high resolution photographic reconnaissance of the Moon from space vehiclesparticularly of the back side – might bear these possibilities in mind. ( source ) This new study describes how they discovered seven Apollo-15 and four Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) images of the same enigmatic objects in the moon crater Paracelsus C, and how they differ significantly from the rocks scattered around and within the majority of craters on Luna. Drawing from multiple images taken at different times of the lunar day, and from different sun angles, the authors point out how it's possible to predict an approximate shape for the objects by using shape-form-shading software.
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While the motor is small, the worm drive has plenty of power to move the 3D-printed eyes and linkages. Gawkerbot's main face is a 3D-printed version of a firefighters smoke helmet . The ultrasonic sensors work, but it took quite a bit of software to tame the jitters noisy data stream. [CroMagnon] is thinking of using PIR sensors on Gawkerbot 2.0. Ultrasonic transducers aren't just for sensing. Given enough power, you can solder with them . Ultrasonics even work for wireless communications . Check out the video after the break to see Gawkerbot in action. Filed under: 3d Printer hacks
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The fiction was nourished by the advice of a team of political and economic experts, who make it possible to realistically explore the possible consequences of the FN’s taking power. The graphic novel also extrapolates security propositions and technical advances already in place. In November 2015, former president Nicolas Sarkozy proposed electronic bracelets and house arrest for “S filesuspects, suspected of radicalisation, and in April 2016, Francois Hollande authorised the use of facial-recognition software . France itself is still under an extended state of emergency after the November 2015 terrorist attacks – one that will last at least through the upcoming elections. And so we see it all unfold in the graphic novels: France’s exit from the euro, mass deportations, legal preference for French citizens and widespread surveillance through new electronic and digital tools.
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Software can be written in a C-like language anc compiled using the compiler in his GitHub repository , and he has produced a YouTube video of the machine in operation. This project is well worth reading through in-depth, for its introduction to this slightly unusual architecture. We have brought you numerous 74 TTL logic CPUs over the years, but surprisingly this one is not the first single-instruction design . Filed under: computer hacks
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UPS drivers will never turn leftand other drivers should consider doing the same. If you follow a delivery truck along its route, you will see it avoid left turns. This isnt some superstition involving packages and cross-traffic turns. Its actually the result of a complex mathematical problem equation that has saved UPS millions of dollars. Vehicle routing problems were developed in 1959 as a way to organize moving objects. Basically these types of problems take into account of variety of factors to determine the best way to get from point A to B. One of these equations is working inside UPS trucks to help drivers find the best possible way to deliver their packages (Google Maps this program is not). UPSs vehicle routing software has determined that turning left is a waste of time and money. (Well, not left specifically.