July Week 4
Written by Editor   
Friday, 31 July 2015

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 July 23 - 29, 2015 

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Book Reviews



Windows 10 - The Trojan Horse   Wednesday 29 July

Microsoft has launched Windows 10 and you can see it as not so much an operating system but a Trojan horse designed to get Microsoft into your computing life. 



Buddy Your Social Robot Has An SDK   Wednesday 29 July

Buddy is a social robot that is poised to become a valued family member in many home across the globe. Developers are being encouraged to get involved by purchasing the special edition that includes the SDK.



Devpost Reveals Student Hacker Preferences   Wednesday 29 July

Devpost is the new name of ChallengePost and has released its first Student Hacker Report which provides some interesting insights into the tools and technologies used in its hackathons.



AI Researchers Call For Ban On Autonomous Weapons   Tuesday 28 July

AI and robotics have been making headline-grabbing progress recently and high profile people have started to worry in public about the future. Now we have over 1000 signatures on a letter urging a ban on autonomous weapons. 



Amazon Aurora Made Available   Tuesday 28 July

Amazon has made its high performance MySQL-compatible database available to all customers.



Google Restricts Autocomplete API   Monday 27 July

As the world argues over SDKs and copyright, Google has decided to make clear that its APIs are for it to control. If you have discovered how to use the Autocomplete API then it is time to find another way to do the same job. Google is going to stop you using the unpublished API on August 10th. 



Unity Connect Amsterdam 2015   Monday 27 July

A conference organized jointly by Sharepoint Connect and IT Unity will take place 12-14 October at the Meervaart Theatre. The Early Bird offer expires on July 31st so book now to save â‚¬100 off your registration and be entered in a draw to win a Surface Pro 4.



New Portal For IBM Open Source Projects   Monday 27 July

IBM has just launched developerWorksOpen to enable developers to collaborate using its open sourced technologies. It is poised to provide new tools, in particular with regards to mobile.



Golden Goose Award To Hubel & Wiesel   Sunday 26 July

If you studied AI, psychology or neuroscience the names Hubel and Wiesel will be part of your background. They discovered the way neurons act as feature detectors and provided the backdrop for our first understanding of the way the brain works. 



Robocup 2015 Winners   Saturday 25 July

A total of 175 robot teams from 47 different countries and regions took part in this year's RoboCup held in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei. Teams from Japan, China, Iran, the USA and Australia proved to be the best at robot soccer at this event.



TypeScript 1.5 Released   Friday 24 July

TypeScript 1.5 has been released and the developers say it is a big one. 



Mozilla Developer Network Celebrates 10th Anniversary   Thursday 23 July

MDN, Mozilla's multilingual resource for web documentation, has been available to developers for an entire decade. Today, July 23, is officially its 10th birthday.



AI Special Issue For Science Magazine   Thursday 23 July

Last week's issue of Science was devoted to AI with interesting articles on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.



VS 2015 WPF And Forms Live Not So Sure About C++   Thursday 23 July

Perhaps "Live!" is over the top, but hidden in the mass of updates listed as part of the Visual Studio 2015 is some news about WPF and the long abandoned, maintenance-only, Windows Forms.


The Core

Android Adventures - Beginning Bitmap Graphics   Monday 27 July

Android graphics is a huge subject, but you have to start somewhere. In this chapter we look a simple 2D bitmap graphics, which is often all you need, and find out what the basic principles of Android graphics are. 



Mandelbrot Zoomer in WPF   Thursday 23 July

The Mandelbrot set is fun, but implementing a simple viewer in WPF can be a challenge.Here's a project to plot the Mandelbrot set and allow the user to zoom in on any area of interest.






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