Month: April 2020

Major R language update brings big changes

Version 4.0.0 of the R language for statistical computing has been released, with changes to the syntax of the language as well as features pertaining to error-checking and long vectors.

The upgrade was published on April 24. Source code for R 4.0.0 is accessible at cran.r-project.org. A GNU project, R has gathered steam with the rise of data science and machine learning, currently ranking 10th in the Tiobe Index of language popularity and seventh in the PyPL Popularity of Programming Language index.

Changes and features introduced in R 4.0.0 include:

  • A new syntax is offered for specifying _raw_
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MIT’s new wearable lets you control drones with Jedi-like arm gestures

A new robot control system created at MIT CSAIL lets you pilot a drone just by moving your arms.

The system, called Conduct-A-Bot, measures arm movements through wearable motion sensors, and records muscle signals through electrodes attached to the skin.

Algorithms then convert the muscle and motion data into different controls. Rotate your wrist, and the drone turns; flick your hand up to make it elevate; clench your fist, and the drone accelerates; stiffen your arm and watch it stop.

[Read: ‘Pandemic drones’ are flying over the US to detect coronavirus symptoms]

Check it out in action in the video

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How to value cloud-based open source software services

The public cloud and open source software are pretty much coupled these days. No matter if you’re running Kubernetes as a service, MySQL, Linux, or that open source text editor you’ve used since college, it’s all there for the taking, as a service.

However, it’s really not free. Cloud providers charge for usage, either by time or other resource-units consumed. Indeed, it’s half or more of the cloud computing bills I’ve seen recently.

Some enterprises have not yet used open source on premises, not to mention cloud. Now that they are moving to the public cloud, both developers and infrastructure

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How to value cloud-based open source software services

The public cloud and open source software are pretty much coupled these days. No matter if you’re running Kubernetes as a service, MySQL, Linux, or that open source text editor you’ve used since college, it’s all there for the taking, as a service.

However, it’s really not free. Cloud providers charge for usage, either by time or other resource-units consumed. Indeed, it’s half or more of the cloud computing bills I’ve seen recently.

Some enterprises have not yet used open source on premises, not to mention cloud. Now that they are moving to the public cloud, both developers and infrastructure

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Getting started with Azure Remote Rendering

Microsoft’s mixed reality HoloLens 2 headset is now shipping, offering improved image resolution and an increased field of view. It’s an interesting device, built on ARM hardware rather than Intel for improved battery life and focused on front-line workers using augmented reality to overlay information on the real world.

What HoloLens 2 can do is amazing, but what it can’t do might be the more interesting aspect of the platform and the capabilities that we expect from the edge of the network. We’re used to the high-end graphical capabilities of modern PCs, able to render 3D images on the

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Welcome to the new normal. This Work From Home Starter Kit can help you conquer it.

TLDR: From being a better worker at home to launching a whole new career, The 2020 Ultimate Work From Home Starter Kit Bundle is all about making your home as productive as any office.

If you’re working from home right now, it can be a little jarring. If you’re one of the millions out of work at home right now, that feeling moves from jarring to alarming. But with so many rooted at home now trying to figure out how to make things work or decide their next big move, this is a golden opportunity to change up.

Whether you’re

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