Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

7 free video editing proggies

Er is zoveel meer dan “de grote drie”. Source: 7 gratis video-edit-pakketten Videosoft’s Video Editor (VSDC) (win) VideoPad Video Editor (win, osx, ios, android) Wevideo (android, ios) OpenShot (linux, win, osx) Kdenlive (linux, osx) Lightworks (win, osx, linux)

KLIC-WIN shows the underground infrastructure of your neigbourhood – in NL

De graafsector heeft het initiatief genomen voor het programma KLIC-WIN. Dit programma moderniseert de uitwisseling van kabel- en leidinginformatie volgens de WION en sluit systemen en processen beter aan op de Europese richtlijn INSPIRE. Op deze manier bereiden de graafsector en het Kadaster zich voor op de toekomst. De naam KLIC-WIN is een samenvoeging van […]


Bufferbloat is the undesirable latency that comes from a router or other network equipment buffering too much data. The Bufferbloat projects provide a webspace for addressing chaotic and laggy network performance. We have a number of projects in flight: The Request to FCC for Saner Software Policies is a response to Docket ET 15-170 which […]

IOActive Labs disects a Panasonic Inflight Entertainment System

These guys have had a poke around some publically available firmwares and describe how it works Source: IOActive Labs Research: In Flight Hacking System

Everything finds every file you search for in your Windows

“Everything” is search engine that locates files and folders by filename instantly for Windows.Unlike Windows search “Everything” initially displays every file and folder on your computer (hence the name “Everything”).You type in a search filter to limit what files and folders are displayed. Source: Everything

Google’s Photo Scan App Makes Backing Up Old Snapshots Easy as Hell

The Photo Scan app launched by Google today for iOS and Android lets you scan printed photos in just a couple of seconds, using machine learning to correct imperfections in the capture process that they look great every time. Here’s how it works: Download the app, and open it up. You’ll see a viewfinder. Hold […]

Spotify is writing massive amounts of junk data to storage drives

For almost five months—possibly longer—the Spotify music streaming app has been assaulting users’ storage devices with enough data to potentially take years off their expected lifespans. Reports of tens or in some cases hundreds of gigabytes being written in an hour aren’t uncommon, and occasionally the recorded amounts are measured in terabytes. The overload happens […]

Lipreading software is 93.4% accurate

Traditional approaches separated the problem into two stages: designing or learning visual features, and prediction. More recent deep lipreading approaches are end-to-end trainable (Wand et al., 2016; Chung & Zisserman, 2016a). All existing works, however, perform only word classification, not sentence-level sequence prediction. Studies have shown that human lipreading performance increases for longer words (Easton […]

The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit now on Github: deep learning AI that recognises human speech at very low error rates

The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit—previously known as CNTK—helps you harness the intelligence within massive datasets through deep learning. Source: The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit – Microsoft Research They also offer RESTful APIs on another site, Cognitive Services, with applications you can tap into and APIs for vison, speech, language, knowledge and search. They usually offer free testing, […]

Google offers fuzzing tool for Chrome for automated testing

fuzzing involves sending random data at a piece of software to crash it and capturing the conditions at the time of the crash. […] libFuzzer attacked individual components of Chrome, sending the random data directly to the API. It’s a coverage-guided fuzzer, meaning it measures “code coverage for every input, and accumulate test cases that […]

Control multiple PCs with one mouse / keyboard

You used to be able to use synergy, but that has become non-free. Now you have the following two free alternatives: Input Director enables the control of multiple Windows systems using the keyboard/mouse attached to one computer Switch control between systems either by hotkey or by moving the cursor off the screen edge on one […]

Someone built an AI chatbot from a text message database of a dead man, works quite well

It had been three months since Roman Mazurenko, Kuyda’s closest friend, had died. Kuyda had spent that time gathering up his old text messages, setting aside the ones that felt too personal, and feeding the rest into a neural network built by developers at her artificial intelligence startup. She had struggled with whether she was […]

Virtual machine calculator now open source

The VDI Calculator has been used by thousands of users over the years to size VDI deployments using tradicional and hyper-converged infrastructures Source: GitHub – aleibovici/vdicalc

KLM to use AI on social media

In a test lasting until December this year, KLM will be using an AI to answer questions from a pool of 60000 responses in the database. It will learn from user responses to these questions. Currently KLM is answering 100000 user queries per week on social media, so this must make a huge saving! Source: […]

Vectr – Free Vector Graphics Editor

Free vector graphics editor. A simple yet powerful web and desktop cross-platform tool for everyone. Source: Vectr – Free Online Vector Graphics Editor You don’t have to use the online version, you can also download the offline client.

Lexus Owners Experiencing A Nationwide Blackout Of Nav Systems

Across the nation, and also on Twitter, Lexus owners say the navigation systems in their luxury cars suddenly stopped working today for some as-of-yet unknown reason. Source: Lexus Owners Experiencing A Nationwide Blackout Of Nav Systems It seems a software update was the cause – QA testing fail!

WebGazer.js: Democratizing Webcam Eye Tracking on the Browser

WebGazer.js is an eye tracking library that uses common webcams to infer the eye-gaze locations of web visitors on a page in real time. The eye tracking model it contains self-calibrates by watching web visitors interact with the web page and trains a mapping between the features of the eye and positions on the screen. […]

Microsoft now upgrades to Windows 10 even if you click the big red X to close the nagware window!

Redmond assumes closing nagware dialog means ‘yes’, says that’s by design […] Redmond recently created a new Windows 10 nagware reminder that presented a dialog asking you to install the OS. But if users clicked the red “X” to close the dialog – standard behaviour for dispelling a dialog without agreeing to do anything – […]

Mycroft – open source AI / Siri replacement now online

Get it on Github have fun resolving dependencies 🙂

Italian Military to Save Up to 29 Million Euro by Migrating to LibreOffice

Following on last year’s bold announcement that they will attempt to migrate from proprietary Microsoft Office products to an open-source alternative like LibreOffice, Italy’s Ministry of Defense now expects to save up to 29 million Euro with this move. We said it before, and we’ll say it again, this is the smartest choice a government […]

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Franz – a free messaging app for Slack, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram and more

Franz is a free messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. He currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and many more. You can download Franz for Mac, Windows & Linux. Source: Franz – a free messaging app for Slack, […]

A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets

It’s a simple bot that helps with court appeals — but could it replace the need for human lawyers? Source: A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets

Google retires Picasa for Photos, no desktop alternative in sight

As of March 15, 2016, we will no longer be supporting the Picasa desktop application. For those who have already downloaded this—or choose to do so before this date—it will continue to work as it does today, but we will not be developing it further, and there will be no future updates. If you choose […]

Adobe Creative Cloud update deletes first file in directories. Kills backups.

How about this for bizarre bug of the week: the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud deletes the first hidden directory in root directories on Macs. That’s bad news for users of BackBlaze: the backup software stores a .bzvol folder in the top level of every drive it backs up, and uses these folders to […]

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