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Oculus Rift: 2013's best, most innovative hardware

Oculus Rift: 2013's best, most innovative hardware | random computing | Scoop.it
Oculus Rift: 2013's best, most innovative hardware Times LIVE It's a Head-Mounted Display (HMD), which allows gamers to see in stereoscopic 3D, and provides an immersive gaming experience as players can turn their heads within the game and play in...

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Go Rift! Can't wait to use it with Second Life! 

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A family member is a developer for Oculus Rift and I used it on the InWorldz grid. Rather cool, though it made me dizzy and I did get the cord twisted around the computer chair as I moved around in real space to direct my avatar in the virtual world.
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X-ray snapshot of butterfly wings reveals underlying physics of color

X-ray snapshot of butterfly wings reveals underlying physics of color | random computing | Scoop.it
A team of physicists that visualized the internal nanostructure of an intact butterfly wing has discovered two physical attributes that make those structures so bright and colorful.
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Bringing Big Neural Networks to Self-Driving Cars, Smartphones, and Drones

Bringing Big Neural Networks to Self-Driving Cars, Smartphones, and Drones | random computing | Scoop.it
Engineers are trying to squeeze outsize AI into mobile systems
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SRI's Micro Robots Can Now Manufacture Their Own Tools

SRI's Micro Robots Can Now Manufacture Their Own Tools | random computing | Scoop.it
These tiny robots can reconfigure themselves in a custom tool shop that's just a few square inches in size
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NASA gives away the data from an Earth-mapping spacecraft

NASA gives away the data from an Earth-mapping spacecraft | random computing | Scoop.it
Want to know a whole lot about the Earth's surface? NASA and the Japanese government are now giving away all the data from the ASTER (Advanced Spaceborn
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Moving from XHTML to semantic HTML5 | Tomáš Janeček - osobní web

Moving from XHTML to semantic HTML5 | Tomáš Janeček - osobní web | random computing | Scoop.it
Semantics in HTML5 is on a completely different level than in XHTML. You can tag your content better using HTML on your websites. Search engines understand your content better. There are many reasons to start using HTML5 [...]
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Coding with LEGO

Coding with LEGO | random computing | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I joined the #hourofcode with my own kids at home. They needed to log in on code.org with their Google Education account and could choose themselves to complete one of the challenges on the Hour of Code website.
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Google tackles simple 360 content embeds with VR View, introduces Cardboard SDK for iOS

Virtual reality is great for gaming and movies, but when it comes to real-world use cases there's still quite a bit of room for VR to prove itself. Google..
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3D Prosthetics Transforming Lives | Experience Amazing | Intel

Copy: #ExperienceAmazing medical advancements as Intel works with the pioneering engineers at 3D Systems to custom design and print hope for a tenaciou

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Microsoft is bringing Minecraft into the classroom

Microsoft is bringing Minecraft into the classroom | random computing | Scoop.it
Microsoft is trying to use Minecraft to get into more classrooms.
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Car Makers Hunger for Self-Driving Tech

Car Makers Hunger for Self-Driving Tech | random computing | Scoop.it
General Motors’ purchase of an autonomous-driving tech startup likely will fuel more such deals for small, cutting-edge companies pursuing artificial intelligence and driving software.
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Computing in Northamptonshire: Teaching Basics of Neural Networks with Spreadsheets

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Silicon fingerprint on chips could make any gadget unhackable

Silicon fingerprint on chips could make any gadget unhackable | random computing | Scoop.it
In a world filled with cheap connected gadgets we need a cheap way to make them secure. A unique pattern that is set when a chip is made could be the answer
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Five Ways to Motivate Unprepared Students in the Flipped Classroom

Five Ways to Motivate Unprepared Students in the Flipped Classroom | random computing | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom relies heavily on students coming to class ready to engage in the learning activities. But what if they don't do their preclass work?

The flipped classroom relies heavily on students coming to class ready to engage in the learning activities. But what if they don't do their preclass work?

 

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TERMES Project Concludes, Insect Robots Declare Victory

TERMES Project Concludes, Insect Robots Declare Victory | random computing | Scoop.it
Swarms of little robots work like termites to build complex structures way bigger than they are
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Microsoft Researchers Hacked Together a HoloLens and 3D Cameras to Achieve 'Holoportation'

Microsoft Researchers Hacked Together a HoloLens and 3D Cameras to Achieve 'Holoportation' | random computing | Scoop.it
Holoportation is the kind of future we can get behind.
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Microsoft and HackerRank bring executable code snippets to Bing’s search results pages

Sooner or later, every programmer ends up searching for code snippets and algorithms. Most search engines, though, don't exactly specialize in code search and..
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Big data and the Death Star

Big data and the Death Star | random computing | Scoop.it
The Star Wars movies have captured the imaginations of everyone, from baby boomers through millennials on down to tots. It seems like everyone has been..
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Google tackles simple 360 content embeds with VR View, introduces Cardboard SDK for iOS

Virtual reality is great for gaming and movies, but when it comes to real-world use cases there's still quite a bit of room for VR to prove itself. Google..
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Sorry, Oculus, but HoloLens gets my money

Sorry, Oculus, but HoloLens gets my money | random computing | Scoop.it
The battle between headsets you strap to your heads is being brought to a rolling boil this week, as Microsoft's HoloLens Dev Kit and Oculus Rift both start..
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Spectral Clustering – How Math is Redefining Decision Making

Spectral Clustering – How Math is Redefining Decision Making | random computing | Scoop.it
Guest blog post by Gaurav Agrawal, COO at Soothsayer Analytics.
In today’s world of big data and the internet of things, it is common for a business to find it…
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How to Make Pixel Art in Minecraft

How to Make Pixel Art in Minecraft | random computing | Scoop.it
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. One of the easiest ways to get your creative juices flowing in Minecraft is pixel art. Pixel art uses various blocks in Minecraft to create pictures. These pictures are typically scenes from retro video games given the bit map style of art that those early games utilized, but they can truly be anything—from original artwork to copies of Michelangelo. How to Create Pixel Art Creating pixel art is fun and simple. Probably the best blocks to use are the wool blocks, given their multicolored
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The Promise of Virtual Reality in Higher Education

The Promise of Virtual Reality in Higher Education | random computing | Scoop.it
Virtual reality teeters on the edge of becoming mainstream, with software development outstripping the hardware and memory storage needed. In this article, a librarian and an art historian discuss the many ways that VR may transform learning and student experiences.

Virtual reality teeters on the edge of becoming mainstream, with software development outstripping the hardware and memory storage needed. In this article, a librarian and an art historian discuss the many ways that VR may transform learning and student experiences.

 

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Computing in Northamptonshire: mini-project:Social Network analysis - fun, informative

Computing in Northamptonshire: mini-project:Social Network analysis - fun, informative | random computing | Scoop.it
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