02/06/2014, Language have been described to be a living thing, never mind the fact that it is inanimate and does not possess any kind of spirit whatsoever. Vocabularies change along with the passage of time, and hence, it is interesting to take note that the Kentucky Senate has decided that computer programming classes will be classified as foreign language credits in public schools, where this bill was passed on Tuesday. Don’t […]
06/10/2013, Editor’s note: Ajit Jaokar is the co-founder of Feynlabs, an initiative to teach the concepts of programming languages to kids (as opposed to a specific programming language). Muriel Devillers: What is feynabs? Ajit Jaokar: Feynlabs is the first initiative to teach the concepts of programming languages to kids (as opposed to a specific programming language). By abstracting the common elements of programming languages, our aim is to enable learners to […]
04/11/2013, When you think of agents in the Hollywood context, you probably think of rock stars, actors/actresses, and pop singers who have people to help manage their career, find them new jobs, promote them and so on. It sounds pretty cool, right? Well it seems that if you live in Silicon Valley and you’re a “top coder”, it looks like there are agents out there who are willing to represent you […]
11/07/2011, Pioneer has just announced that it has launched its voice-powered ZYPR API for mobile and embedded applications like smartphone, tablets and automotive entertainment systems. The idea behind ZYPR is quite simple: there are dozens or hundreds of web services today, and each of them provide their own set of application programming interfaces (APIs) to access data. ZYPR is designed to unify all of them into a single API.
07/08/2011, Join today’s open source innovators, builders, and pioneers July 25-29, 2011 as they gather for OSCON (the O’Reilly Open Source Convention) at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon to share their expertise and experience, explore new ideas, and inspire each other. Learn first-hand how new developments in open source are shaping the future. Challenge your assumptions, fire up your imagination, and kick your brain into high gear. Rub shoulders […]
05/06/2011, A games developer, David Braben, recently paid the BBC a visit with a prototype computer called the Raspberry Pi. The minicomputer consists of a tiny circuit board with an ARM processor, a USB port and a HDMI connection – and that’s about it. Users just have to attach a keyboard to its USB port, and a TV to its HDMI port and they’re set.
01/03/2011, Microsoft has recently released a video discussing the challenges behind the creation of “The Path of Go”, an Xbox 360 game based on the ancient Chinese game called Go. The Microsoft Research team took charge of developing the AI for the game and used the F# programming language for the task. In chess, players have about 20 moves per branch to analyze, while in Go, players have around 200 – […]
02/10/2010, While Creative seems to be pretty content sitting at where it is at in the world of portable media players with a miniscule market share, that does not mean they do not care about their customers, as evident by the release of the X-Fi 2 ADK (Application Development Kit). This Lua-based system allows devs to “code their own interesting applications and customize the ZEN X-Fi 2.” Apart from that, you […]
12/07/2009, Your iPhone isn’t just a communications tool – it can also be used, in this instance, to control a solar-powered Arduino tank remotely. This Arduino tank is the result of Chris Rojas’ work, where he used the iPhone TouchOSC app, a variety of parts from SparkFun including XBee modules and robot kits, and the Arduino open-source electronics prototyping platform. It would be nice to see more functionality added to such […]