Guacamole – Logmein alternative

Apache Guacamole is a clientless remote desktop gateway. It supports standard protocols like VNC, RDP, and SSH.We call it clientless because no plugins or client software are required.Thanks to HTML5, once Guacamole is installed on a server, all you need to access your desktops is a web browser. Source: Apache Guacamole (incubating) You set up Read more about Guacamole – Logmein alternative[…]

New smartphone app looks inside objects, shows what else is in there

A new app from Fraunhofer development engineers looks directly inside objects and displays specific constituents. It has numerous uses: For instance, apples can be scanned for pesticide residues. Applications will be added successively following the Wikipedia principle. […] Such scans usually require a special hyperspectral camera: It adjusts to different colored light each time and Read more about New smartphone app looks inside objects, shows what else is in there[…]

google/glazier: A tool for automating the installation of the Microsoft Windows operating system on various device platforms.

Glazier Glazier is a tool for automating the installation of the Microsoft Windows operating system on various device platforms. Why Glazier? Glazier was created with certain principles in mind. Text-based & Code-driven With Glazier, imaging is configured entirely via text files. This allows technicians to leverage source control systems to maintain and develop their imaging Read more about google/glazier: A tool for automating the installation of the Microsoft Windows operating system on various device platforms.[…]

dataviz.tools – a curated guide to the best tools, resources and technologies for data visualization

This site features a curated selection of data visualization tools meant to bridge the gap between programmers/statisticians and the general public by only highlighting free/freemium, responsive and relatively simple-to-learn technologies for displaying both basic and complex, multivariate datasets. It leans heavily toward open-source software and plugins, rather than enterprise, expensive B.I. solutions. Why? Well, information Read more about dataviz.tools – a curated guide to the best tools, resources and technologies for data visualization[…]

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 Read more about KLIC-WIN shows the underground infrastructure of your neigbourhood – in NL[…]

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 Read more about Google’s Photo Scan App Makes Backing Up Old Snapshots Easy as Hell[…]

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 Read more about Spotify is writing massive amounts of junk data to storage drives[…]

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 Read more about Lipreading software is 93.4% accurate[…]

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, Read more about The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit now on Github: deep learning AI that recognises human speech at very low error rates[…]

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 Read more about Google offers fuzzing tool for Chrome for automated testing[…]

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 Read more about Control multiple PCs with one mouse / keyboard[…]

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 Read more about Someone built an AI chatbot from a text message database of a dead man, works quite well[…]

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. Read more about WebGazer.js: Democratizing Webcam Eye Tracking on the Browser[…]

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 – Read more about Microsoft now upgrades to Windows 10 even if you click the big red X to close the nagware window![…]