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Reverse Engineering One Line of JavaScript

https://www.alexkras.com/reverse-engineering-one-line-of-javascript/ This article analyses one line of JavaScript that renders an interesting moving image. You can see it in your browser here. This script was created by author of www.p01.org where you can find this and many other cool demos. The article writer found it was fun trying to understand the code.

AI Creates Fake Obama – IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/robotics/artificial-intelligence/ai-creates-fake-obama You can’t trust anymore what you see or hear in videos anymore.  Artificial intelligence software could generate highly realistic fake videos of former president Barack Obama using existing audio and video clips of him, a new study [PDF] finds. Essentially, the researchers synthesized videos where Obama lip-synched words he said up to decades beforehand. Such work could

The Difference Between A Programmer, Coder, Developer And Engineer » TechWorm

https://www.techworm.net/2016/09/difference-programmer-coder-developer-engineer.html Do you know the difference between a Programmer, Coder, Developer and Engineer? Different titles can be very confusing even for those who are working in the technology industry.  In reality, it depends upon organization to organization and how these terms are used by them in their industry, as these terms are often interchangeable.  This

Unity is the little game engine that could revolutionize animated movies – The Verge

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/30/15899446/unity-cinemachine-unite-europe-2017-animation Use game engine for animation? It looks feasible soon. The new Cinemachine component that’s coming to Unity’s 2017.1 release  promises to allow that: directorial and cinematography powers. Unity’s Asset Store is full of free 3D models and environments — including the hugely impressive Adam character. Unity is adding a timeline view: Your entire game or animation can sit on multiple layered

The common ways software costs to sneak in | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/article/17/2/hidden-costs-free-software?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY We’re used to hearing of software being described as “free as in freedom” and “free as in beer.” But there’s another kind of “free” that doesn’t get talked about as much: “free as in puppy.” This concept is based around the idea that when someone gives you a free puppy, that puppy isn’t really free. There’s

AI to Sort 2 Tons of Lego Pieces

http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/hands-on/how-i-built-an-ai-to-sort-2-tons-of-lego-pieces This is an interesting story that combines AI and LEGO. Even second-hand Lego isn’t cheap. Bulk unsorted Lego sells for roughly €10 per kilogram (about US $11/kg), boxed sets go for €40/kg, and collections of rare parts and Lego Technic pieces much more. Consequently, there exists a cottage industry of people who buy new sets and

Friday Fun: Watch this guy play Super Mario Bros. IRL in Central Park using HoloLens

https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/23/watch-this-guy-play-super-mario-bros-irl-in-central-park-using-hololens/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook Super Mario Bros. is iconic, so it’s a natural target for augmented reality development, where everything nostalgic is new again. This demo, created by Abhishek Singh, really is amazing, however. Singh recreated the first level of Super Mario Bros. as an augmented reality game on Microsoft HoloLens.

Arduino developers get extra support as Codeanywhere acquires Codebender

https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/20/arduino-developers-get-extra-support-as-codeanywhere-acquires-codebender/?ncid=mobilenavtrend Codeanywhere, a cross platform cloud IDE for creating web apps and sites has acquired Codebender, another cloud IDE that enables users to develop for Arduino devices.  Codebender and its additional services edu.cobebender.cc and blocks.cobebender.cc will continue to operate and be supported by Codeanywhere. Codebender has attracted about 100,000 users and more than 300,000 projects are