An Introduction to BDD Test Automation with Serenity and JUnit

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Serenity BDD (previously known as Thucydides) is an open source reporting library that helps you write better structured, more maintainable automated acceptance criteria, and also produces rich meaningful test reports (or “living documentation”) that not only report on the test results, but also what features have been tested.
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The new experimental Sony launches the Qrio Smart Lock

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In the midst of a crisis, Sony has decided to crowdfund a little more security. The Japanese electronics giant has launched a campaign for its Qrio Smart Lock, a device it says is the smallest of its kind, allowing users to open their doors with their smartphones and share encrypted keys with friends via messaging apps like Line and Facebook.

Sony is using crowdfunding and auditions to find new business ideas

Launching the Qrio as a crowdfunding campaign is part of Sony’s new initiative to bring back the pioneering spirit that defined the company in previous decades. The Wall Street Journal reported that chief executive Kaz Hirai has backed initiatives to fund new ideas such as Sony Real Estate while smartphone head Hiroki Totoki is…

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MusiXMatch Launches Clip So You Can Create And Share 20-Second Videos With Music And Lyrics Overlaid

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Clip In an attempt to get in on the short video sharing craze, MusixMatch, the song lyrics database and maker of accompanying lyric-viewing mobile apps, has released a brand new app called ‘Clip‘. Debuting on iOS first, with an Android version to follow shortly, it lets you create (up to) 20 second videos, sync them to a track, and — if available — overlay the… Read More

YouTube is adding an automatic GIF creator to videos

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YouTube has quietly added an automatic GIF creator tool to a handful of its videos. The new tool, spotted by Andy Baio, allows the creation of GIFs by selecting a section of YouTube video footage from the video’s “Share” menu. GIFs created using the tool can only be a maximum of five seconds in length and have to be cribbed from consecutive video footage, but text can be overlaid on the top and bottom of the image for easy meme creation.

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Oculus Acquires A Hand-Tracking Company And An Augmented Reality Company

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nimble static Will the Oculus Rift someday bring your hands into virtual reality? That seems to be a direction they’re moving in, based on some acquisitions they just made. This morning, Oculus quietly disclosed a pair of acquisitions: Nimble VR, and 13th Lab. Nimble VR is a hand-tracking, skeletal detection camera built almost entirely with the Rift in mind. You’d strap their camera to your… Read More

Netflix Fires Back At FCC Commish Pai’s Allegation That It Is Building Internet Fast Lanes For Its Own Content

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netflix-dvd After initially declining to comment, Netflix has responded to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai’s letter from last week alleging that the company was working to “effectively secure” online fast lanes for its content through deployment of its own caching technology. Netflix, unsurprisingly, doesn’t buy the argument. The company claims that its “Open Connect”… Read More

Oculus VR snaps up hand-tracking and 3D modeling companies

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Oculus VR says it’s acquired two more companies today, one that specializes in tracking hands and another that recreates highly-accurate 3D models from real world objects. The first, Nimble VR, started two years ago as a way to track what your hands are doing, something Oculus says “has the potential to be part of a great VR user experience.” The project had raised $135,511 on Kickstarter, more than double its goal, before cancelling it today in light of the acquisition.

Visit the pyramids in Egypt or the Roman Colosseum

The other company, 13th Lab, specializes in tracking both 2D and 3D movement, as well as the creation of 3D objects and spaces using cameras. “The ability to acquire accurate 3D models of the real-world can enable all…

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Sony Pictures was secretly attacked in February

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New details from the Sony leaks suggest the studio may have faced compromise long before its recent breach. Emails published by Gawker indicate that some Sony servers had been infected with malware in February, a full 9 months before the more recent attack. The breach specifically targeted SpiritWORLD, a system used to distribute media and financial information across the world on behalf of Sony Pictures. It’s unclear whether the two compromises are related, but Gawker notes that the data in the February breach was exfiltrated from Brazil, and a large number of the initial documents concerned Brazilian markets.

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This is how excited David Fincher was about the Steve Jobs movie

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With the ongoing leak of Sony emails and documents, we’ve been treated to a torrent of behind-the-scenes snark, posturing, and deal-making, particularly when it comes to the embattled Steve Jobs biopic. What we haven’t see thus far is a copy of Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay — but there’s plenty of new information about the project, including what director David Fincher thought when he first read the script.

Though the filmmaker was never able to close a deal to direct the adaptation (Danny Boyle will now take on the movie over at Universal, with Prometheus star Michael Fassbender reportedly playing the title role), in a February email he was beyond enthusiastic:

From: David Fincher
To: Amy Pascal, Scott Rudin (Personal), Mike De Luca
Cc:…

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