Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

GPS/INS accuracy to within a centimetre: A Common-Position-Shift Approach

This has been done in the past, but the computing power required has made it impractical. A new algorithm makes it possible to do this with much less computational grunt. Source: Computationally Efficient Carrier Integer Ambiguity Resolution in Multiepoch GPS/INS: A Common-Position-Shift Approach

Kanboard tasking software

It looks nice 🙂 Better than a todo list, better than a scrum board, software kept simple. Download it here

Unifi API browser tool

The tool allows you to browse a lot of the data (and I will be adding even more over time) that is accessible through the Unifi Controller API. The tool currently only supports Unifi Controller versions 4.x.x. and requires a server running an apache2 web server with php and curl installed Source: Unifi API browser […]

Java getting rid of b0rked plugin

developers of applications that rely on the Java browser plugin need to consider alternative options such as migrating from Java Applets (which rely on a browser plugin) to the plugin-free Java Web Start technology. Oracle plans to deprecate the Java browser plugin in JDK 9. This technology will be removed from the Oracle JDK and […]

Apple’s Safari browser is crashing on iPhones and Macs worldwide – turn off search suggestions helps.

Apple’s Safari browser appears to be experiencing issues worldwide this morning. Searching from the address bar in both iOS and OS X is causing the browser to crash in some instances. The Verge has confirmed the problem on several of our own iOS devices and at least one OS X machine.”Safari’s search suggestions are to […]

nativefier turns websites into applications for windows, OSX and Linux

Wrap web apps natively Source: nativefier Don’t have to alt tab through open tabs, but have an app for that site you use a lot…

OpenDNSSEC releases support for > 50 zones

Source: OpenDNSSEC » About

Washington State released thousands of inmates early in error due to poor software

Gov. Jay Inslee says the Washington Department of Corrections has been making mistakes in calculating sentences since 2002, resulting in thousands of inmates leaving prison early. Corrections officials learned of the problem in 2012. Source: ‘Totally unacceptable’: State knew thousands of inmates were released in error This is why QA is so important!

The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage.

George Hotz is taking on Google and Tesla by himself, Source: The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage. He’s sticking it to Elon Musk, who isn’t very happy about it! Which is why they’ve issued a “correction” which sounds highly petulant.

Machine Learning Inspired by Human Learning  – AI can learn handwriting using a single example

Taking inspiration from the way humans seem to learn, scientists have created AI software capable of picking up new knowledge in a far more efficient and sophisticated way. The new AI program can recognize a handwritten character about as accurately as a human can, after seeing just a single example. The best existing machine-learning algorithms, […]

PHP 7 Released After Years of Development

New PHP 7 engine is focused on speed, speed, and speed Source: PHP 7 Released After Years of Development, Worth the Wait

Computer uses algorithms to decide what relationships to study in big data sets, outperforms humans

MIT researchers aim to take the human element out of big-data analysis, with a new system that not only searches for patterns but designs the feature set, too. To test the first prototype of their system, they enrolled it in three data science competitions, in which it competed against human teams to find predictive patterns […]

Crystal | Communicate with anyone, based on personality

Crystal shows you the best way to communicate with any coworker, prospect, or customer based on their unique personality. Source: Crystal | Communicate with anyone, based on personality via Gizmodo | This Sinister Software Tells You How to Craft the Perfect Email Based on People’s Personalities

Ultimate Windows Tweaker

Available for all versions of Windows, this offers a plethora of tweaks for your system.

Microsoft pushes 3GB Windows 10 to your PC even if you don’t want to upgrade — here’s how to stop it

After a concerned Windows user wrote in to the Inquirer, reports blew up this week that Microsoft is downloading Windows 10 installation files onto users’ machines without them reserving a copy of the new operating system. We reached out to the company to set the record straight; we confirmed that this occurs when Automatic Updates […]

Windows 10 Uses Your Bandwidth to Distribute Updates, Disable It Here

This new distribution method works a lot like torrents do. Everyone has Windows 10 on their machine, so each person seeds a little bit of the files to those who need it, distributing the load across multiple computers and helping everyone download updates quickly. This is a great feature for those who have no data […]

Classic Shell – Start menu and other Windows enhancements

Classic Shell™ is free software that improves your productivity, enhances the usability of Windows and empowers you to use the computer the way you like it. The main features are: Highly customizable start menu with multiple styles and skins Quick access to recent, frequently-used, or pinned programs Find programs, settings, files and documents Start button […]

How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 10, even after free upgrade

Windows 10 is finally here, and your computer will automatically prompt you to upgrade. But if you’d rather start fresh, you can do a clean install—you just need to follow a few steps in the right order.… How to Do a Clean Install of Windows Without Losing Your Files, Settings, and Tweaks How to Do […]

Here’s The Incredibly Hacky Way to Disable Windows 10 Updates – if you know they exist

Windows 10 auto-downloads and auto-installs updates. This is mostly a Good Thing for general security, but becomes a Bad Thing when said update installs a glitchy graphics driver that breaks your desktop. There is a way to disable auto-updates, but it’s not pretty. Source: Here’s The Incredibly Hacky Way to Disable Windows 10 Updates Auto […]

CloneApp – backs up windows program settings so you can copy them to a fresh install.

A fresh re-install always makes Windows much faster but that means you lose all your program settings. When you’re switching to a new PC CloneApp will Clone your App Content (Configuration files and folders from Windows directories, Registry entries, Pictures, Documents etc.) to Another Workspace to simplify the re-install process or only for Backup purposes. […]

Debian 8 “Jessie” released

After almost 24 months of constant development the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 8 (code name "Jessie"), which will be supported for the next 5 years thanks to the combined work of the Debian Security team and of the Debian Long Term Support team. "Jessie" ships with a new default […]

Pixar’s rendering system for Maya and Katana now free to download

RenderMan is now free for all non-commercial purposes, including evaluations, education, research, and personal projects. The non-commercial version of RenderMan is fully functional without watermark or limitation via Non-Commercial.

HTTP/2 Released

Why revise HTTP? HTTP/1.1 has served the Web well for more than fifteen years, but its age is starting to show. Loading a Web page is more resource intensive than ever (see the HTTP Archive’s page size statistics), and loading all of those assets efficiently is difficult, because HTTP practically only allows one outstanding request […]

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HTML5 gets recommended by W3C

HTML5. Finally final!

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