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AR App Turns Business Card Into Video When Viewed on Tablet, Illut.io

AR App Turns Business Card Into Video When Viewed on Tablet, Illut.io

Illut.io specialise in augmented reality (AR) and I thought this was a pretty neat way of getting someone’s attention for a sales pitch. Business cards usage may be drifting down the y axis being paper and all but if there is something which is hugely intriguing and different, you might just give it the airtime. So..  if you read my business card through ...

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Machine Learning Used for DevOps with Sumo Logic

Machine Learning Used for DevOps Data with Sumo Logic

To start out with, the guys from Sumo Logic dreamed of a world of Yottabyte scale data where machine learning algorithms were able to make sense of it all. Today they are moving through the enterprise world in petabytes to get there. The amount of log data bulging and swirling around infrastructure systems, let alone business data, can make it ...

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Going Off Piste with the React.js Development Team, React.js Conf 2015

Going Off Piste with the React.js Development Team, React.js Conf 2015

One of the other uploads that I thought would be worth curating a few items from at the recent React.js Conf is the Q&A session with Facebook’s React.js team being quizzed by the audience. The first poke was in relation to the prototypes that run React apps in a web worker, “I’ve seen proposals for web workers and this native stuff ...

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Mesmirising Analysis of Your Social Media Activity with Visualisation Creature, Sociotope

Mesmirising Analysis of Your Social Media Activity with Visualisation Creature, Sociotope

German Designer, Stefan Wagner has created a visualisation ‘creature’ which appears to be something close to the very last word in how we might inhale the freshest and broadest picture of our presence on social media. Currently in beta version, Sociotope is the type of tool which may pack novelty value but could end up delivering so much more for ...

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The Retro Internet of Things Pizza Ordering Device from Intel Hackathon, Seattle

The Retro Internet of Things Pizza Ordering Device from Intel Hackathon, Seattle

Having got over a previous bout of ordering way too much pizza online, I can now appreciate things like this without worrying too much about a relapse.. I think. The Intel IoT Roadshow took place last week in Seattle with teams using the Intel IoT development pack to see what cool things they could come up with.. ok, the gui ...

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Decision Trees and Machine Learning for Cookie Monster

Krümelmonster Muffins

Avi Bryant of Stripe is the Author of Brushfire, an extremely scalable framework for distributed and supervised learning of decision tree ensembles in Scala. This talk, featuring cookie monster, covers the architecture and algorithm of Brushfire where Bryant also runs through examples of using it with Scala library Scalding to build trees on Hadoop. Also, for context, one of the inspirations ...

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Building & Testing Docker Containers at British Gas, London Docker Meetup, Andrew Martin

Building & Testing Docker Containers at British Gas, London Docker Meetup, Andrew Martin

If you are British and over 40 years old, the mention of ‘British Gas’ may still conjure up dusty memories of a flat capped institution that is still stuck in the ’70s and whilst they may not yet have everything right (Hive Active heating app by the sounds of things here!) this talk by Andrew Martin at the London Docker ...

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Machine Learning at Spotify, Madison Big Data Meetup, Andy Sloane

Machine Learning at Spotify, Big Data Madison, Andy Sloane

Andy Sloane from Spotify spoke at the Madison Big Data Meetup January 27th about how Machine Learning helps the music service make recommendations to listeners for related artists and radio. Spotify’s recommendable catalogue comprises more than 4 million tracks with each ‘play event’ registered once a song has finished playing.  In this talk Sloane explains the discover page which is rebuilt daily ...

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Microservices Described in a Scala Shop, Toby Matjovsky, North East Scala Symposium 2015

Microservices Described by a Scala Shop, Toby Matjovsky, North East Scala Symposium 2015

This talk is from the North East Scala Symposium where Director of Engineering Toby Matjovsky spoke about Microservices in the context of working at Tapad, a Scala shop which develops proprietary software to deliver relevant content across different devices. As a rebranding of Service Oriented Architecture, which Matjovsky says became the clunky monolith it was supposed to replace, Tapad built ...

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JavaScript Magic for Smoother IoT Projects

Magician

Andy Carle calls it ‘The Chasm of Despair” – the continuous loop between getting funding for your fantastic startup idea and the many iterations prior to realise which throws you round and around like a rag doll on a white knuckle ride during which time you realise you are most definitely not production ready, you ditch all progress to date, realise ...

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