Parrot Jumping Sumo And Rolling Spider Review: Mini Bots Best For Drone Newcomers

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rolling-spider1 Parrot is trying to expand the reach of its consumer drone products with two new gadgets now available to buy, the Jumping Sumo and the Rolling Spider. The names are slightly silly, just like the products themselves, which give you a taste of the full drone experience at a fraction of the price, and which are probably best for kids new to the world of smartphone-controlled robots and people… Read More

AMD’s Big Bet on ARM Powered Servers: Opteron A1100 Revealed

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It has been a full seven months since AMD released detailed information about its Opteron A1100 server CPU, and twenty two months since announcement. Today, at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, AMD revealed the final missing pieces about its ARM powered server strategy headlining the A1100. One thing is certainly clear, AMD is betting heavily on ARM powered servers by delivering one of the most disruptive server CPUs yet, and it is getting closer to launch.

Intel Broadwell Architecture Preview: A Glimpse into Core M

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Typically we would see Intel unveil the bulk of the technical details of their forthcoming products at their annual Intel Developer Forum, and with the next IDF scheduled for the week of September 9th we’ll see just that. However today Intel will be breaking from their established standards a bit by not waiting until IDF to deliver everything at once. In a presentation coinciding with today’s embargo, dubbed Advancing Moore’s Law in 2014, Intel will be offering a preview of sorts for Broadwell and the 14nm process.

Today’s preview and Intel’s associated presentation are going to be based around the forthcoming Intel Core M microprocessor, Broadwell configuration otherwise known at Broadwell-Y. The reason for this is a culmination of several factors, and in all honesty it’s probably driven as much by investor relations as it is consumer/enthusiast relations, as Intel would like to convince consumer and investor alike that they are on the right path to take control of the mobile/tablet through superior products, superior technology, and superior manufacturing. Hence today’s preview will be focused on the part and the market Intel feels is the most competitive and most at risk for the next cycle: the mobile market that Core M will be competing in.

Sanitizing webapp outputs as an an afterthought

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For sure, software security should be part of every developer’s requirements: they should be explained and detailed before development. Unfortunately, it happens in real life that this is not always the case. Alternatively, even when it is, developers make mistakes and/or have to make with tight (read impossible) plannings. In the absence of security checks automated…

Gradberry Aims To Bridge The College Grad Skills Gap

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canstockphoto19577748 Last year as I was visiting colleges with my son, I noticed schools often had facilities to train students with a distinctly 20th century bent, but lacked the modern skills training students will need in today’s highly competitive and shifting job market. Early stage startup, Gradberry, which comes out of Beta this week, wants to fix that by teaming with employers and graduates and… Read More

Khronos Group Starts Working On The Next Generation Of Its OpenGL 3D Specs

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2014-08-10_1141 In line with its regular update cadence, the Khronos Group — the organization behind specs like OpenGL, OpenCL and WebGL — today launched updated specs for its OpenGL specs for 3D desktop applications at SIGGRAPH 2014. There are a couple of major updates that will result in smoother 3D graphics and make the lives of developers a bit easier, especially if they want to port… Read More

The Skully Smart Motorcycle Helmet Sharpens Your Senses On The Road

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Screenshot 2014-08-11 08.58.44 The stats around motorcycle safety in the United States are pretty bleak, but the folks at Skully are looking to give an added layer of safety to the bike-riding thrill-seekers of the world.
The Skully AR-1 helmet started quite literally as a fever dream by founder and CEO Dr. Marcus Weller, who had been in multiple motorcycle accidents before. He dreamt of a helmet that could give him HUD… Read More

Online Bridal Boutique Weddington Way Raises $9 Million Series A

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1510988_817897314903696_92240632_n Online boutique for brides and their wedding parties, Weddington Way, announced today it has closed on $9 million in Series A funding in a round led by Javelin Ventures. Existing investors Battery Ventures, Felicis Ventures and Trinity Ventures also participated, bringing the company’s total raise to date to $11.5 million.
Other strategic investors include Bonobos founder Andy Dunn… Read More

J is for Jettison in NASA’s illustrated alphabet

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There’s no better time to build an interest in space exploration than when someone is still young and impressionable. Scientifically-minded parents and the young-at-heart may be pleased to know that NASA is working on a stunningly geeky picture book detailing the A to Zs of the Orion passenger module. Scheduled for its first manned flight in 2021, the capsule may one day be responsible for placing astronauts on Mars.

The simplistic yet eye-pleasing illustrations come with terse lines like,…

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Acer’s new Chromebook 13 offers a high-resolution screen and all-day battery life

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There are Chromebooks with Samsung processors, Chromebooks with two types of Intel processors, and starting today, Chromebooks with Nvidia processors. The new Acer Chromebook 13 is the first Chromebook to use Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor, a mobile chip that’s already been employed in tablets and other portable devices. Its big selling point? Longer battery life than any other Chromebook on the market while still providing class-leading performance.

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