Monday, August 17, 2009

Mixed tech news

Mario AI competition
''This competition is about learning, or otherwise developing, the best controller (agent) for a version of Super Mario Bros.'' [source]

HTC files patent for capacitive stylus with resistive accuracy [source and source]

Stream Programming: Luring Programmers into the Multicore Era [source with video]

OpenStreetMaps Project Takes Maps in a Different Direction
''If you’ve never seen OpenStreetMap, take a look at the Best of OpenStreetMap website. Web forefather Tim-Berners Lee has called OSM a “grassroots remapping of the world.” Indeed, the project, which we’ve covered before, is fast becoming a “Wikipedia of maps” — a designation coined by software developer and blogger Simon Willison. OpenStreetMap’s database is user edited, user updated and in many cases, like in remote parts of Africa and Asia, far more accurate than commercial offerings from the likes of Google.'' [source and source]

Define images, audio and videos as mathematical functions [source and here] Try it out for yourself: here.

First Look: Windows 7 Shapes Up as Microsoft’s Best OS Yet [source]

The disruptive nature of cloud computing[source]

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