This week in tweets (08-01-2010)

August 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

Google brings a Facebook rival

Source: Holy Kaw!

Google’s at it again: The Internet giant is reportedly huddling with online game developers to create a social-networking service to compete with Facebook, according to The Wall Street Journal. These game developers include big names such as Playdom Inc., Electronic Arts Inc.’s Playfish and Zynga Game Network Inc. Details about the product, however, are scant. A launch date is not yet known. R…  read more

New C# Yellow Book version available – Yeah, big, yellow, ebook, 197 pages, C#, free…

robmiles.com – New C# Yellow Book Now Available “The new version of my famous C# Yellow Book is now available for download. This free 197 page book is the basis of our programming course and has a whole bunch of new content, along with reorganised layout and proper sections. Get yours today from here: …” robmiles.com – C# Yellow Book “The C# Book is used by the Department of Computer Scie…  read more

What is Flipboard? Hint: The iPad app you’ll be talking about.

Source: Holy Kaw!

Robert Scoble calls it “revolutionary.” Kara Swisher says “it blew me away.” So what has all the tech geeks talking? A social magazine concept called Flipboard. Dubbed “a prettier way to browse the…  read more

Giant mechanical elephant made out of recycled steel and wood

Source: Holy Kaw!

In honour of the Sultan’s Elephant that no longe exists, France decided to create a large-scale replica of the mammal to share with the world. The huge mechanical structure was constructed as part of the Machines of the Isle of Nantes (an artistic, tourist and cultural project). The project’s aim is to transform the city into a world of imagination and fantasy. We’d say this amazing installatio…  read more

Wacky helmet designs

Source: Holy Kaw!

Looking snazzy while cruising down the street on your Harley (or, let’s be honest, your Vespa) usually means leather galore and helmet bedazzles, but now your noggin can look stylin’ without breaking out the cowhide and glue gun. Behold, oddly cool novelty helmets. Full story and more images at Geekologie. Vroom, vroom! All the top motorcycle news. Permalink | Leave a comment »  read more

Robot arm learns to flip pancakes, can never know the joys of tasting one

Source: Engadget

We’d like to pretend to be all serious about the science behind teaching a robot arm to teach itself a complicated motion like pancake flipping. We’d drone on and on about how the combination of demonstrated motion, trial-and-error, and object motion tracking come together for some "Expectation-Maximization based Reinforcement Learning," but really we just can’t stop giggling at all the pancake…  read more

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