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Introduction to OpenCV-Python Tutorials — OpenCV-Python Tutorials 1 documentation

Introduction to OpenCV-Python Tutorials¶<p>OpenCV¶<p>OpenCV was started at Intel in 1999 by <b>Gary Bradsky</b> and the first release came out in 2000. <b>Vadim</b> …

Who's Better At Phishing Twitter, Me Or Artificial Intelligence?

Anyone expecting artificial intelligence to bring about a Skynet-esque doom will have to wait a while. There is, though, a more immediate threat posed by AI. It has the power to do criminal tasks more efficiently than any human can manage.<p>This was proven to me this month in the form of a challenge: …

Social Media

These Are The Programs ISIS Uses To Remain Anonymous Online

There’s a big push among ISIS members to enhance technical knowledge, specifically of software that could be used to counteract surveillance. …

A Python ate my GUI — Part 2: Design

Creating a solution<p>In the first part of this series, we discussed a few existing modules that give us tools for building interfaces. I promised to …

JavaScript

The Biggest Problem With The Expanding Universe

And why it might spell trouble for dark energy as we know it.<p>“That’s all regular matter, just five percent. A quarter is “dark matter,” which is …

Top 10 Hot Big Data Technologies

As the big data analytics market rapidly expands to include mainstream customers, which technologies are most in demand and promise the most growth potential? The answers can be found in <i>TechRadar: Big Data, Q1 2016</i>, a new Forrester Research report evaluating the maturity and trajectory of 22 …

Big Data

Google reportedly considering possibility of Swift as programming language for Android

Apple’s recently open-sourced programming language, Swift, may be seeing itself get adopted into Google’s Android platform in the future. Sources have told <i>The Next Web</i> that Google is “considering making Swift a ‘first class’ language for Android”.<p>Google’s mobile platform currently runs off of Java …

The Viktor NV-1 Synth Will Blow You Away, And It Lives In Your Browser

If you haven’t tried it out yet, and you’re running Safari or Chrome on a Mac or PC, then head there now and prepare to be impressed by the Viktor …

Two defining features of quantum mechanics never appear together

(Phys.org)—Two of the most important ideas that distinguish the quantum world from the classical one are nonlocality and contextuality. Previously, …

Quantum Mechanics

Raspberry Pi 3, ODROID-C2 and Pine A64+ Development Boards Comparison

Raspberry Pi

Database of programming languages II

I mentioned in a post yesterday that I was looking for a programming languages database with this minimum info:<p>Programming language name (and family …

Programming Languages

JaguarBoard is a $45 Intel-powered Raspberry Pi alternative

Like the idea behind single-board computers a la Raspberry Pi, but wish they could use the mainstream x86 versions of Linux distros, or even Windows …

Raspberry Pi

Quantum violation of the pigeonhole principle and the nature of quantum correlations

We show that quantum mechanics violates one of the fundamental principles of nature: If you put three particles in two boxes, necessarily two …

Quantum Mechanics

Why Cosmic Inflation's Last Great Prediction May Fail

One of the greatest scientific achievements of the early 20th century was the discovery of the expanding Universe: that as time goes on, distant galaxies are receding from us, as the space between us expands according to Einstein’s General Relativity. In the mid-20th century, a great idea was put …

Physics

The quantum computing era is coming… fast

Processors that use the strangeness of quantum mechanics are reportedly achieving much greater problem-solving speed than standard computers – but what will the effect on security be?<p>‘The world is not only queerer than we suppose,” said JBS Haldane. “It is queerer than we <i>can</i> suppose.” Haldane was a …

Quantum Computing

A First Look at SeeedStudio’s New Wio Link IoT Module

Right now almost every microcontroller board, or single-board computer, that launches claims to be the perfect platform to develop applications and devices for the Internet of Things. Most are what I call “kitchen sink” boards, because their approach is to just throw another radio at the problem. …

GooCreate.com

Putin's cybersnoops: an exposé of the Kremlin internet crackdown

In the Fifties, the KGB ordered a young Soviet engineer called Vladimir Fridkin to destroy his latest invention for fear of the havoc it might wreak across the country. It was not a nuclear bomb, or a deadly virus, or a weaponised drone; it was a photocopier. What terrified the KGB was the free …

Russia

Microsoft, Code.org Will Use Minecraft to Teach Kids Programming

Microsoft Corp. has teamed up with Code.org, the nonprofit that offers free programming tools for kids, to bring its best-selling personal-computer …

Computer Science

Science Finally Explains Slackers

There’s a neurological reason for apathy and laziness, according to new research. Inefficient connections between certain areas of the brain may make …

Oxford University

Samsung’s next Galaxy phone may be cheaper than the last one

Pan Jiutang, a China-based analyst who specializes in China's electronics supply chain, says (via Times of India) Samsung is considering cutting the price of the flagship line by about 10%.<p>This means the Galaxy S7 might start at around $600. The Galaxy S6 started at about $650 when it released in …

Electronics Industry