Topic: star wars

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Yoda.2

Yoda.2 is a wise and powerful personal assistant tool that is accessible directly from the terminal. The open-source project was released last year by software developer Man Parvesh Singh Randhawa. He named the project Yoda because it can perform various tasks directly from the command line. In other terms, the tool can be revered to … continue reading

The weaknesses of C++, Google’s new mobile design hub, and Feathers 2.0—SD Times news digest: March 17, 2016

Due to the lack of variety in brackets and parentheses on a regular keyboard, the syntax of modern C++ sometimes gets tricky, according to Dima Korolev, captain of engineering at opinion aggregation company Staance. Some problems with C++ include array indexing and lambda definitions. Korolev also mentioned that Objective-C uses square brackets to send messages. … continue reading

IBM developer Force-pushes a droid around the office

While this may not be the droid you’re looking for, it’s certainly worth taking a gander at. An IBM employee has used the company’s Node-RED and Bluemix Internet of Things tools to add mental controls to a Sphero BB-8 robotic toy. Joshua Carr, lead developer at IBM working on Internet of Things projects, decided a … continue reading

Google and Disney announce Star Wars VR experiences, upgrading to IE 11, and iOS text support on Pebble—SD Times news digest: Nov. 24, 2015

Disney and Google are teaming up to bring Star Wars to virtual reality. The companies have announced a collaborative project to bring fans immersive experiences through Google’s Cardboard VR device. Awaken the Force Within is a global program that allows users to bring virtual reality to their favorite Google apps. The apps will reflect whether … continue reading

Schoology gets funding, Star Wars helps kids code, and Google’s Expeditions expands—SD Times news digest: Nov. 10, 2015

Schoology announced today a US$32 million round of financing, led by JMI Equity, as well as from FirstMark Capital, Great Road Holdings, and Intel Capital. Schoology has a total of $57 million for funding. It started in 2009 as an education technology company that matches collaboration with learning. The company said it has more than … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: StarWars.iOS

The Force is strong with this GitHub project. It is no secret that a new Star Wars movie is coming out in just a few months. StarWars.iOS, created by mobile app development solution provider Yalantis, honors the upcoming movie by providing the ability to implement Star Wars animation into applications. “Have you ever thought that … continue reading

NYC’s subway needs system update, ‘Star Wars’ fans care about website performance, and JetBrains develops new tool—SD Times news digest: Oct. 19, 2015

New York might have a reputation of being fast-paced, but the New York City subway system is actually operating on century-old technology, according to Business Insider. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) uploaded a YouTube video a few months ago to show the old system and what needs to be updated. Some of the outdated features … continue reading

French robot company raising money for open source companion robot “BUDDY”

It’s never really tackled in Star Wars: are Astromech Droids open source? While we may never get to see R2-D2’s internal code, a French company called Blue Frog Robotics fired up an IndieGoGo campaign yesterday that seeks to build an open-source companion robot. Blue Frog Robotics, a company founded last year by French roboticist Rodolphe … continue reading

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