As software-based weapons and information systems start to touch all phases of conflict, military leaders are grappling with a new set of challenges.
One of the most impressive complex cognitive processes is the ability to learn and creatively use language. It’s those processes that continue to set humans apart from even the most advanced machines. However, a team of scientists has now created an artificial system of neurons that is capable of learning words, phrases and syntax with no prior programming, thereby sustaining a dialog using processes that resemble mental actions.
NEC, a Japanese electronics maker, has unveiled a unique input mechanism that allows you to type on your arm using augmented reality. The system is called the ARmKeypad and it combines a set of glasses to visualize the virtual keyboard and a smartwatch to detect how fast you type. (Video)
Built In Colorado has releases its second annual ‘Top 100 Digital Companies’ report. This list, which ranks digital tech employers based on local employee count, clearly demonstrates the growth the tech industry has witnessed in the past year.
For construction workers at the site of the new downtown stadium for the Sacramento Kings in California there won’t be any thoughts of slacking off. The construction site is being monitored by drones and software that can automatically flag slow progress.
In human history, there have been three great technological revolutions and many smaller ones. The three great ones are the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and the one we are now in the middle of—the software revolution. Continue reading… “The Software Revolution”
3D printed map.
While modern technology has benefited most of us by turning the things we consume from physical object into pixels on a screen, those with sight difficulties don’t get along well with visual stimuli or touchscreen devices. We have seen Yahoo! Japan develop Hands On Search, a project that lets blind kids carry out web searches with 3D printed results. Now the country’s governmental department GSI is creating software that will enable those with visual impairments to print out 3D versions of online maps.
“There are almost five jobs for every one web developer.”
Coding boot camps are quietly emerging at the new vocational school for the digital age. This new educational institution is devoted to creating much needed software developers.
Companies can’t find enough coders.
Alibaba has gone public in a $25 billion deal. Now an avalanche of IPOs may follow. It is rumored that dozens of disruptive mobile, cloud, network systems and biotech companies are ready to tap public markets. Even before Alibaba, about 190 companies had raised $40 billion in 2014, a 40% increase from last year, according to a recent report from Renaissance Capital. Investors who remember the dot-com days of 1999 may cringe at the thought of a deluge of IPOs. But it may be a sign of vigor.
Qnovo bets it can improve the battery that’s already in your smartphone.
Smartphones can be frustrating and one of the most frustrating things about them is how long they take to recharge. But they could soon be one-third as frustrating. A startup called Qnovo, based in Newark, California, uses a technology that constantly checks and adjusts the flow of power during recharging to charge batteries faster and increase their lifespans.
The top 7 blogs will come in handy and boost your skills up a few notches.
You need to immerse yourself in the programming culture if you want to succeed as a programmer. This is more true if you’re still a student. The field of programming is so broad and there’s so much information to absorb that you’ll never come out on top if you participate from a distance. Fortunately, blogs are a readily accessible medium keep you in the loop.
It’s all starting with the fast, IT-integrated software development process called DevOps.
We don’t program software anymore, it is programming us. This is more than a new spin on Marc Andreessen’s “Software is eating the world” argument.