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Jun 28, 15

"It’s now been over three decades since cyberpunk first exploded, and in that time we’ve seen gorgeous movies, read fascinating books, and seen dozens of offshoots like steampunk (and my new favorite, deco punk) develop. Here are the 21 cyberpunk books you absolutely must read."

Jun 19, 15

"In spite of these improvements, the question of "why JavaScript?" remains. This is not without reason. The use of JavaScript incurs certain overheads: browsers have to read and interpret a text-based language that was designed for human authors, not for machines. The design of JavaScript itself has features that are suboptimal from a performance perspective; the way a single JavaScript variable may at different times represent a number, a string, or a fragment of HTML means that a JIT compiler may not be able to optimize as aggressively as it would like. The ability to modify the behavior of even built-in objects such as arrays can be similarly problematic."

Jun 11, 15

"The Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) met the Secretary-General today to hand over their culminating report A World That Counts: Mobilising The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development."

Jun 09, 15

"Today at WWDC, we announced Swift 2.0. This new version has even better performance, a new error handling API, and first-class support for availability checking. And platform APIs feel even more natural in Swift with enhancements to the Apple SDKs."

Jun 02, 15

"The computer hardware company hopes build-your-own types will prefer the Bulldog's integrated liquid cooling and other advanced capabilities that many Steam Box competitors lack."

Jun 01, 15

"The homalg project is a multi-author multi-package open source software project for constructive homological algebra."

Jun 01, 15

"NTL is a high-performance, portable C++ library providing data structures and algorithms for manipulating signed, arbitrary length integers, and for vectors, matrices, and polynomials over the integers and over finite fields. "

Jun 01, 15

"FLINT is a C library for doing number theory, maintained by William Hart. FLINT is licensed GPL v2+."

May 31, 15

"After more than a year of writing and recording, Bruce Springsteen released his 18th studio album Tuesday, a concept record titled Red Dust that explores the everyday lives and struggles of immigrant workers scraping by in the 23rd-century carbonate mines on Mars."

May 31, 15

"According to a memo circulated in the organization, all employees at IBM will be given a choice between a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or PC. The machines will be provided whenever an employee needs a new workstation."

May 30, 15

"For instance, when you ask about the secret to happiness, Watson serves up a series of short video segments where speakers most accurately answer the question. In one, TED speaker and Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says, "The secret of happiness — here it is, finally to be revealed: First, accrue wealth, power, and prestige. Then lose it.""

May 28, 15

"So, as you assume, in this tutorial I’m planning to show you how to integrate In-App Purchases in your apps. As you’ll see, doing so it’s not difficult, and the steps you have to follow are pretty much always the same."

May 28, 15

"IBM Watson is proud to announce a major advance in the transcription of conversational speech. We built a system capable of very low error rates on a popular scientific benchmark that consists of telephone conversations – the NIST Switchboard corpus (“EvalSet-2″). Furthermore, this was achieved by using only publicly available data (details available on request) to train the underlying models. The performance of our new system – an 8% word error rate – is 36% better than previously reported external results. "

May 27, 15

"The right of companies to use key elements of computer code, known as application programming interfaces (APIs), was cast deeper into doubt on Tuesday after the Justice Department urged the Supreme Court not to hear a controversial case that pits Google GOOG 1.02% and a long list of supporters against Oracle ORCL 0.90% ."

May 24, 15

"John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended the reach and power of modern economic theory and whose decades-long descent into severe mental illness and eventual recovery were the subject of a book and a 2001 film, both titled “A Beautiful Mind,” was killed, along with his wife, in a car crash on Saturday in New Jersey. He was 86."

May 20, 15

"Seven years ago, Pieter Abbeel set out on a quest: to teach a robot how to fold laundry. This proved to be a remarkably difficult task — and the difficulty of the task illuminates some key things about the limits of machines."

May 20, 15

"Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents nearly all segfaults, and guarantees thread safety. "

May 20, 15

"Rayleigh–Bénard convection is a type of natural convection, occurring in a plane horizontal layer of fluid heated from below, in which the fluid develops a regular pattern of convection cells known as Bénard cells. Rayleigh–Bénard convection is one of the most commonly studied convection phenomena because of its analytical and experimental accessibility."

May 20, 15

"Pedro Reis, an engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, had long been interested in how things wrinkle. For example, a dimpled surface like that of a golf ball offers less air resistance than a smooth sphere. If a flying object could dimple or wrinkle on command, Reis thought, it could alter its own aerodynamics midflight."

May 20, 15

"Now, as their train approached the city, Voevodsky pulled out his laptop and opened a program called Coq, a proof assistant that provides mathematicians with an environment in which to write mathematical arguments. Awodey, a mathematician and logician at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., followed along as Voevodsky wrote a definition of a mathematical object using a new formalism he had created, called univalent foundations. It took Voevodsky 15 minutes to write the definition."

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