Category: "New Technologies"

C++ conferences: CppCon 2016 & code::dive 2016

C++ conferences: CppCon 2016 & code::dive 2016
Yesterday my phone informed me about CppCon 2016 conference. A few videos are already available on YouTube. What amazed me was the topic that Bjarne Stroustrup presented there - The Evolution of C++ Past, Present and Future. You can watch it right here:… more »

Atlas - status update

Atlas - status update
Althouh Google wanted to sell it's robot manufactury Boston Dynamics, the work in BD is still focused on Atlas, it's humanoidal robot. A few months ago I wrote about it http://ziobron.net/atlas-boston-dynamics-robot. Now it's time for some update. Now… more »

PWM frequency on Raspberry Pi

PWM frequency on Raspberry Pi
I tried to use my Raspberry Pi as a sound generator and wondered about maximum frequency. In fact it can vary in range of Hz to MHz depending on programming language which you use. If you are interested how quick PWM can you have on your Raspberry Pi I… more »

Atlas - Boston Dynamics robot

Atlas - Boston Dynamics robot
Robots are slowly entering the phase from which they can more easily be transformed into Skynet's terminators. A few years ago Big Dog robot (also engineered by Boston Dynamics) was famous because of it's ability to move through almost every kind of… more »

How a driverless car sees the road

How a driverless car sees the road
I watched this video a few months ago, but I have just reminded about it when I prepared my code::dive conference speech about autonomous cars. I warmly recommend you to watch this TED talk (only 15 minutes) by Chris Urmson, where he describes how… more »

Autonomous cars

Autonomous cars
Today we are at dawn of the new era. Cars withour drivers are coming. Motorisation companies say that by 2020 they will produce an autonomous cars, which will drive 100% of the way, from the begining to the end. Of course there are numbers of… more »

Japanese WalkCar

Japanese company cocoa motors Inc. presented it's crazy invention. A device called WalkCar, looks lika a tablet with small wheels. When you stand on it, it starts driving. Just watch the video. And what do you think? more »

Trying out Windows 10

About one month ago I ordered a Chinese tablet Chuwi Vi10, which came out with preinstalled Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4. Yesterday a free upgrade to Windows 10 appeared on the screen. I decided to check it out. I need to mention that I also have a… more »