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Data is the future of machine intelligence

July 24th, 2015 at 5:55 pm » Comments Off

Douglas Coupland: I look at apps like Grindr and Tinder and see how they’ve rewritten sex culture — by creating a sexual landscape filled with vast amounts of incredibly graphic site-specific data — and I can’t help but wonder why there isn’t an app out there that rewrites political culture in the same manner. I […]

Leonardo da Vinci would be a programmer today

July 17th, 2015 at 1:38 pm » Comments Off

Modern da Vincni – I sat quiet and still in a clean, worn armchair; a good balance between luxurious and cheap. The near absolute silence was a pleasant break from campus outside. Were it not for the electrodes taped to my head, I might have been comfortable. The television before me, much like the one […]

The 12 most influential programmers today

July 16th, 2015 at 7:47 pm » Comments Off

Richard Stallman, software freedom fighter Someone, somewhere, actually wrote the code for the apps and games you use every day.  Even the underlying platforms and hardware that those apps run on. And the web. And the entire Internet itself.  And the programming languages that people use to build this stuff first had to be written by somebody else. […]

The future of wearables

July 10th, 2015 at 9:48 pm » Comments Off

Your average wearable is good at conveying information – fitness trackers, email-alert rings, bracelets that tell you how much sun you’ve gotten - but not much more.  

Mobile game revenues will grow 16.5% in 2015, to more than $3B

February 26th, 2015 at 2:23 pm » Comments Off

According to new figures from eMarketer, US mobile game revenues—including both downloads and in-app purchases—will grow 16.5% this year to reach $3.04 billion.  

Apple’s new Swift programming language taking off with American Airlines, Getty Images, LinkedIn, and Duolingo

February 16th, 2015 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

Interest in Apple’s new Swift programming language is rapidly accelerating, with iOS and OS X developers from American Airlines, Getty Images, LinkedIn and Duolingo reporting favorable impressions. NOTE: For those wanting to enter the fast moving world of mobile technology, starting April 6th, DaVinci Coders will be teaching a mobile apps course using Apple’s new Swift programming language.

How Chinese workers manipulate App Store rankings

February 12th, 2015 at 1:38 pm » Comments Off

According to a photo that has gone viral on social media in China, there are app manipulation farms, a place where devs can pay for their apps’ download numbers to be artificially inflated.

3D scanner app for iPad can do full-body 3D models

February 12th, 2015 at 1:21 pm » Comments Off

Itseez3D a mobile scanning software maker, has released an update to its 3D scanner app that can accommodate full-body 3D models.  itSeez3D now allows the iPad to create realistic full-body models from 3D scans using Occipital’s Structure Sensor ($379), a snap-on hardware device.  Before the update, the app was only capable of scanning the head and shoulders.  

The Apple App Store makes more money than Hollywood box office

January 28th, 2015 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Hollywood has long been the cash cow of entertainment in the U.S., but now Apple is schooling the entertainment industry on how to bring in the cash with the App Store.

New iPhone app helps blind with sight on demand

January 26th, 2015 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

By Developing systems to identify the tangibles in life come to her naturally, from how to stock her canned goods to labeling her music collection so she can listen to which ever genre strikes her, Karen Koch Rasmussen can navigate life just fine without sight. 

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