Android, before and after iPhone
Android, before and after iPhone
What’s better than a recommendation engine that’s free? A recommendation engine that is both awesome and free.
Today, we’re announcing General Availability for the Mortar Recommendation Engine. Designed by Mortar’s engineers and top data science advisors, it produces personalized recommendations at scale for companies like MTV, Comedy Central, StubHub, and the Associated Press. Today, we’re giving it away for free, and it is awesome.
Urban Jungle Street View
WebGl project by Einar Öberg places 3D foliage within Google Street View panoramas:
Visit any place available in Street View by entering a location, drag the map to browse around and drop the little guy on a road. It works best in environment with large buildings surrounding the streets. Some locations need a little more imagination than others.
This experiment using an undocumented part of Street View, the depth data. With that a depth map and a normal map is generated, which can be used in the shaders and to plot geometry and sprites in (almost) the correct position in 3d space.
Try it out for yourself here
In my experience as CEO, I found that the most important decisions tested my courage far more than my intelligence.Ben Horowitz
Apple’s CarPlay puts iOS on your dashboard
As was rumored on Friday, Apple is today finally ready to launch a new iPhone integration setup for car infotainment systems. Calling it CarPlay, the Cupertino company claims it’s “designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car.” CarPlay is built primarily around the use of Siri voice commands and prompts, providing an “eyes-free” experience where you can respond to incoming calls, dictate text messages, or access your music library. It’s also predictive, claiming to know where you’ll most likely want to go based upon addresses found in your email, texts, contacts, and calendars. Apple’s Maps are also an integral part of the service, which was previewed back in June of last year.
Apple salta al salpicadero del coche sin muchos cambios y con una fuerte dependencia de Siri. ¿Mapas? Los de Apple.
'Evil Dead' director Sam Raimi says smartphones should make us cry
Hollywood film director Sam Raimi is at Mobile World Congress today, giving a content creator’s perspective on the future of mobile entertainment. Sound, notes Raimi, is invisible, so “we don’t know what we’re missing” when experiencing a film at home or on a mobile device instead of a fully outfitted theater. Describing the ability of sound to convey emotion at a subliminal level, he asks the audience, “when was the last time you cried at something that was presented on a mobile device?”
Nothing To Hide
Online game of anti-stealth and self-surveillance, where being seen is crucial to your survival:
A Story of Insecurity In Security
In this anti-stealth game, you’re forced to help with your own surveillance. Act like you’re always on stage. A fake smile for the camera. If you can’t hide who you are… you have to hide who you really are.
Everything about the game and it’s continued development is open-source, from the code to the graphics and music.
Great open source game about self awareness
Boring customers, boring data ;-p