Archive for the ‘computers’ Category

Reading List for Grad Students

Writing, presenting, science and PhD related and other computer science books list by Matt Might.

Image source

email

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: March 14th, 2011
at 10:55pm by mnp


Categories: computers,education,lists,science

Comments: No comments


Control-Alt-Delete

David Bradley, the inventor getting scurvy about his invention, lol.

YouTube Preview Image

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: March 10th, 2011
at 7:07pm by mnp


Categories: computers,myninjaplease

Comments: No comments


Computers in Movies

Starring the Computer is a database of computers in movies…

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: March 10th, 2011
at 12:24pm by mnp


Categories: computers,film

Comments: No comments


DIY : Wireless Keylogger

Not sure why you would want to do this, but here is a DIY for monitoring user activity on a computer.

Image source

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: March 9th, 2011
at 9:56pm by mnp


Categories: computers,development,diy,weaponry

Comments: No comments


Prices of a Used Laptop

Gathered over a two year period, this graph is for a 15 inch Mac Book Pro:

.:iobound.net->

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: March 8th, 2011
at 11:26am by mnp


Categories: business,computers

Comments: No comments


Tablets vs. Netbooks

Image source

Some argue that you need the keyboard, is the netbook a one trick pony?

Tablets provide an optimized experience for portability, mobility, and touch-based input with a rich selection of apps and games designed with their size and power in mind.

Laptops are cheaper, lighter, and more powerful than ever before. They offer a rich ecosystem of apps and provide the perfect platform where text input is required.

Netbooks can still provide a great platform for getting online, but so can laptops and tablets. Laptops may one day give way to tablets and smartphones entirely, and apps may move entirely online, but Netbooks - like word processors in the 80′s - will inevitably fall victim to competitors that offer a more dynamic ecosystem of apps, games, and features at an increasingly comparable price.

.:blog.radioactiveyak.com->

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: March 8th, 2011
at 12:16am by mnp


Categories: blogs,computers,design

Comments: No comments


Visualizing WiFi

In Oslo, Norway with the help of long exposure photography, these ninjas visualized the relationships between WiFi networks and their physical environments.

YouTube Preview Image

.:openculture.com->

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: March 3rd, 2011
at 5:11pm by mnp


Categories: art,computers,weaponry

Comments: No comments


Extracting Point Clouds with the Kinect

Of a white picket fence amongst other things:

Martin Szarski:

Using the software I had already written I could capture point clouds with metric distances relative to the Kinect. However since the Kinect itself is moving I wanted a different output. I wanted a real-world point cloud that spans many depth frames. Collecting all the information needed to reconstruct a 3D world that is spatially located meant I had to write a bit more software…

To spatially locate my car (and hence the Kinect itself) I used the GPS in my Google Nexus One along with BlueNMEA. This allowed me to get NMEA strings from the GPS in the phone via a TCP connection and log them. Using that information I could locate each depth frame and image frame and build a point cloud in a real-world coordinate system (so every point has the equivalent of a latitude, longitude, and altitude).

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: March 3rd, 2011
at 11:07am by mnp


Categories: computers,development

Comments: No comments


Applied Sciences Group: Smart Interactive Displays

Microsoft Research on building various monitors including the ultimate telepresence display.

YouTube Preview Image

 

 

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook

Posted: March 1st, 2011
at 8:31am by mnp


Categories: computers,design

Comments: No comments