Thursday, August 28, 2014

Samsung Gear S Smartwatch

Samsung’s New Gear S Smartwatch Features A Curved Screen And 3G Connectivity | TechCrunch:
"curved Super AMOLED display, which has a 2-inch diagonal measurement and 360×480 resolution, and a built-in 3G modem, which can let the wearable receive notification and messages, and even make and receive calls without any smartphone involved...

The Gear S is essentially a wrist-mounted smartphone... is Tizen-powered, like its Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Neo devices, and also has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, in addition to its cellular radio.
will be available starting in October, though pricing hasn’t been announced"

ideas: Google ‘Project Wing’

Google Reveals ‘Project Wing,’ Its Two-Year Effort to Build Delivery Drones | Enterprise | WIRED:
"Google X, the tech giant’s “moonshot” lab, has spent the last two years building an aerial drone that can deliver goods across the country. The company calls the effort Project Wing."

Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program - The Atlantic

Google drones take flight in Queensland | The Australian

Very interesting design!
Vertical take-off, and flying like a plain, more efficient than helicopter drones!
Not landing to deliver, but hovering with parcel handing on a wire, to save fuel.
Self driving/flying, of course. Very clever!

IoT, ideas: noFree Parking

Freakonomics » Parking Is Hell: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast
"Everybody likes free parking, including me, probably you. But just because the driver doesn’t pay for it doesn’t mean that the cost goes away. If you don’t pay for parking your car, somebody else has to pay for it. And that somebody is everybody. We pay for free parking in the prices of the goods we buy at places where the parking is free. And we pay for parking as residents when we get free parking with our housing. We pay for it as taxpayers. Increasingly, I think we’re paying for it in terms of the environmental harm that it causes."

there is many more parking lots than cars, in some cities 3-8 times!

The High Cost of Free Parking, Updated Edition: Donald Shoup: 9781932364965: Books

ReThinking a Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking: Eran Ben-Joseph: 9780262017336: Books

About – SFpark:
SFpark works by using smart pricing so that drivers can quickly find open spaces. To help achieve the right level of parking availability, SFpark periodically adjusts meter and garage pricing up and down to match demand. Demand-responsive pricing encourages drivers to park in underused areas and garages, reducing demand in overused areas. Through SFpark, demand-responsive pricing works to readjust parking patterns in the city so that parking is easier to find

Windows 8.1: Windows Experience Index

How To Get Windows Experience Index (WEI) Score In Windows 8.1:

> Winsat formal
> Winsat format -restart

data: The Urban Village (MIT)

The Urban Village:

"Human interaction networks can be inferred from billions of anonymized mobile phone records. This study, focusing on Portugal and the UK, reveals a fundamental pattern: our social connections scale with city size. People who live in a larger town make more calls and call a larger number of different people. The scaling of this relation is 'superlinear,’ meaning that on average, if the size of a town doubles, the sum of phone contacts in the city will more than double – in a mathematically predictable way."

tool: Liquibase | Database Refactoring

Liquibase | Database Refactoring | Liquibase:

Source Control For Your Database: Liquibase is an open source, database-independent library for tracking, managing and applying database changes

  • Supports XMLYAMLJSON and SQLformats
  • Open Source: Apache 2.0 License

web: Discourse 1.0 ("like building an airplane in flight")

Introducing Discourse 1.0:
"Version numbers are arbitrary, yes, but V1 does signify something in public. We believe Discourse is now ready for wide public use."

"It’s a bit like building an airplane in flight."

Electronic Data Systems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ML: "A Few Useful Things to Know about Machine Learning"

A Few Useful Things to Know about Machine Learning

Pedro Domingos, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle

This article summarizes twelve key lessons that machine learning researchers and practitioners have learned. These include pitfalls to avoid, important issues to focus on, and answers to common questions. My fave: First-timers are often surprised by how little time in a ma- chine learning project is spent actually doing machine learn- ing. But it makes sense if you consider how time-consuming it is to gather data, integrate it, clean it and pre-process it, and how much trial and error can go into feature design.

IoT Awards: Wireless Remote Chess

2013 IoT Internet of Things Awards | Wireless Remote Chess - 2013 IoT Internet of Things Awards:
"a remote chess board using an Arduino powered magnet system."