Monday, 2 June 2014

ThoughtWorks - TechRadar great insight into upcoming technologies and issues with existing technologies


We will be broadcasting a google hangout here to discuss the latest edition of the technology radar #techradar .  Some members of the ThoughtWorks technology advisory board will be in the hangout to discuss the January 2014 edition of the technology radar in an Australian context. Please feel free to ask any questions in advance. Download the latest edition of the tech radar here:

http://www.thoughtworks.com/radar/#/

TechRadar Hangout - Australia

Martin Fowler, Kent Beck,David Heinemeier Hansson: Is TDD dead? [Part V & VI] hangout details



Join us Wednesday, June 4th for our final hangout w/@martinfowler, @kentbeck&@dhh. This final hangout will be a double episode (1hr) featuring a Q&A session as well as final thoughts. Keep the conversation going at #IsTDDDead

Keep up with all of the past hangouts on #IsTDDDead here:http://martinfowler.com/articles/is-t...


"TDD as One True Way" versus "TDD as devil-spawned tempter" is not a productive contrast. Most of us have similar goals for development: confidence, impact, challenge, belonging. Test-driven development is one path toward these goals, but there are many other paths. This conversation in six parts explores tradeoffs in development, places TDD in those tradeoffs, and gives you perspective with which you can decide for yourself how you want to program.

Speakers:

Martin Fowler
Kent Beck
David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH)

Asus Transformer Book V - windows laptop,tablet, android phone, android tablet and android laptop... did I miss anything out?

The Asus Transformer Book V is a  tablet features a 12.5-inch HD IPS display and is powered by Intel’s next-gen Core micro-architecture, plus 128GB of flash memory and 4GB of DDR3 RAM and up to 1TB of storage. The tablet runs Windows 8.1 and can transform into a laptop when docked to the keyboard.  The smartphone has a 5-inch display with LTE and will run Android KitKat. It’s powered by the new 64-bit Intel Atom quad-core CPU, accompanied by 2GB of RAM. There’s up to 64GB of onboard storage and you also get a 8MP rear camera.

http://www.cnet.com/uk/products/asus-transformer-book-v/

Samsung Z - the first Tizen based phone

Samsung Electronics has launched the world's first smartphone powered by the Tizen operating system.

The Samsung Z will go on sale in Russia in the July-to-September quarter.

Most Samsung phones currently use the Android platform, but the South Korean firm has been working with chipmaker Intel to develop Tizen as an alternative operating system.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27660366

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Z - $3000 insane video card


GeForce GTX TITAN Z http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-titan-z



GeForce® GTX™ TITAN Z is a gaming monster, the fastest graphics card we’ve built to power the most extreme PC gaming rigs on the planet. Stacked with 5760 cores and 12 GB of memory, this dual GPU gives you the power to drive even the most insane multi-monitor displays and 4K hyper PC machines.

GeForce GTX TITAN Z Product Video

Solar Roadways Indiegogo fundraiser breaks records of funding $1.8 million


36,000 people have backed the project on Indiegogo, with total contributions of over $1.8 million a

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-roadways

Solar Roadways Indiegogo Video

Build Android Apps with C++ using C++Builder

This video will show you the new Android application development with C++ support in C++Builder XE6. Learn more about C++Builder and download a free trial athttp://embt.co/CBuilder.
Build Android Apps with C++ using C++Builder

Marques Brownlee - LG G3 Impressions - the next Nexus device?



Marques Brownlee LG G3 hands-on and first impressions!

This is LG's 2014 flagship with some seriously impressive specs and a 2560x1440 display. Game changer? Check it out.

LG G3 Impressions