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George Hotz built a  #SelfDrivingCar that runs on #Ubuntu ! Read the +Bloomberg Business story to see it in action.
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+Toby Kurien It should be able to do accident avoidance, as the neural net should be able to learn such things in training.

The issue is with the neural net approach.
The computing device learns and reacts in a hazy base line, not definitive. So when it comes to a life or death situation, and it has not been trained for this specific or like occurrence, the reactive case would be detrimental.
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Brand new today from +The MagPi, this fantastic book jam-packed with Raspberry Pi projects! Find it with the magazines in newsagents, book stores and supermarkets, or order online.
200 pages of ideas, inspiration and guides to help you with your next Raspberry Pi Project. From the makers of The MagPi, the official Raspberry Pi magazine
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Thanks for reminding me of RaspberryPi. I have the whole collection from the old design up until this year new look. I still have to buy one and have seen that the latest model is much cheaper @ $5
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Mozilla meetup is happening this Saturday at +House4hack !
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Mozilla South Africa Meetup - House4HackJoin us for a day of fun, sharing and learning. Learn how to get involved with the Mozilla South Africa community, get involved with the Firefox OS Launch Team, what the web has to offer to developers and developing apps for Firefox OS. The event will be held at House4Hack in Centurion [http://bit.ly/1zhUtUA]. The event will be on the 21st of February and run from 10AM until ~ 4PM.
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Article about how I use cheap solar panels & batteries to keep my network and laptop running through loadshedding or thunderstorms.
How to hack your home and take your essential tech off the grid.
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Yes it has merit, I do that too (with a standard 7Ah alarm battery). You should try to get a multi-stage charger to ensure your battery is well maintained. I highly recommend (and use) this one: http://www.communica.co.za/Catalog/Details/P3255187008 It works also for car batteries, even while they are still in the car and connected (this is what I mostly use it for).
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Very cool hardware hackathon this weekend.
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Flying donkey sounds very cool and interesting.
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Make Games with Python: a fantastic new e-book from The MagPi's Essentials range, available as a PDF for free!
Make Games with Python helps you learn essential coding skills to help you create amazing games on your Raspberry Pi. The best bit? The price starts at free
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Intermediate Arduino course at House4Hack this weekend.
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Wow, a lot being covered here. Really cool event I think :-)
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Fin24 also ran an article about my solar setup!
Load shedding doesn’t stop a Johannesburg programmer and engineer from carrying on with his coding work, as he has assembled his own solar kit.
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Nice!
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I'd love to play with one of these and do a Firefox OS vs Ubuntu Touch comparison.
 
Ubuntu phone review 9BQ AQUARIS E4.5 UBUNTU EDITION): great os, average hardware

After years of development, the first Ubuntu phone is finally here (Europe only) and while the hardware is average at best, the OS is a breath of fresh air, bringing innovations like scopes and "magic edges", designed not just to be different, but in many ways, better than the current trends.

http://www.webupd8.org/2015/02/ubuntu-phone-review-bq-aquaris-e45.html
After years of development, the first Ubuntu phone is finally here (Europe only) and while the hard...
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Interesting read, and quite cool that you gave the feedback and they are incorporating some changes into the builds! You rock!
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Firefox OS as an Internet of Things platform

Here's an interesting article on stripping down a $20 Firefox OS phone and using it as an embedded platform for IoT. It can be programmed using JavaScript or Android NDK. Only downside is the lack of GPIO, although most of the reasons for having GPIO are already on the board.
When developing Gonzo, our wireless camera, one of the big questions that pops up is: ‘Why does it run Firefox OS?’. At first it indeed seems like a weird fi...
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Xtendroid v0.11.0 released

Xtendroid is an Android library for productive Android development using Xtend.

Version 0.11.0 has just been released to Maven Central, and features an active annotation that allows you to create a View Holder in one line! Before this, a View Holder just seemed like too much effort, but now it's actually easier than not using a View Holder!


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Xtendroid - Android library for productive Android development using Xtend
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  • VWV Interactive
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Electronics engineer, Java / Rails / Python / Android developer, Gadgets, Linux, Power Metal, Astronomy, GTD, Sim Racer, Indian
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    BSc Eng (Electronic)
  • All Saints College
  • East London High School
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