Programmer Craig Muth Kickstarts A New Version Of His (Arguably Amazing) Shell, Xiki

Marc:

could be interesting, must remember to take a look sometime.

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Put on your nerd hats, kids, and let’s sit back and bask in the glory of Xiki. Created by Craig Muth, founder of Memorize, Xiki and its shell product, xsh, allows for some amazing autocompletion tricks as well as well as interactive command line trickery that would make the average bash ninja salivate. The previous version of the shell is available now but Muth is Kickstarting a new, improved version for you and yours.

“Originally I created Xiki for my own use,” said Muth. “When I was supposed to be doing my boring job as a software dev at banks and insurance companies in Ohio 13 years ago, I started making this thing that let me run commands and navigate files directly from my notes. Ever since then I’ve found myself unable to resist working on it. I use it for everything.”

Muth is looking to raise $80,000…

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Announcing the FastMail Calendar

Marc:

Releasing new things today, and they are awesome.

Originally posted on FastMail Weblog:

After 9 months of intense work, we’re very proud to announce a major new addition to FastMail. We’ve taken all the great things about FastMail’s email hosting and applied them to build an awesome new calendar. You get the same incredibly speedy and elegant web interface. The same robust, fully-redundant backend (with live off-shore replicas). The same power behind an easy-to-use interface.

Our new calendar is packed full of the features you need to stay organised:

  • Continuous scrolling, because life isn’t broken into months.
  • Two-way sync with your existing Google or iCloud calendars.
  • A great experience on mobile browsers – just like with email.
  • Real-time updates, so changes are displayed immediately on all devices.
  • Multiple time zone support.
  • Powerful sharing options for easy collaboration.

We could go on, but really you should just try it for yourself. Head over to https://www.fastmail.fm and log in to your account, or if you…

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google revealed project tango !!!!!!

Originally posted on lightsroom:

hello people this is hakim

google revealed project tango yayyeee  ;)

its mostly based on 3d rendering through the camera on this beast

guess what it has a 7-inch probably 1080p a quad-core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor with 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, a 1080p display, motion-tracking cams, LTE, integrated depth sending tech, USB 3.0, micro-HDMI and all this is utilised by Android 4.4 KITKAT

i didnt actualy like the bezels around the device it looks outdated but this thing is  a shear beast incase of RAW  specs wow

but you cant get this thing as such they made just 200 of them for the developers and it costs about 1024$

this is mostly going to be used in depth capture, after this you can sit at home and walk through the tajmahal like you would walk in  real life.

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and as always thanks for reading

i will catch you…

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RetroN 5 review: the all-in-one retro console – Reader’s Feature

Marc:

Very retro!

Originally posted on Metro:

RetroN 5 - the only retro console you'll ever need?

RetroN 5 – the only retro console you’ll ever need?

A reader reports on his experiences with a pre-release RetroN 5 console, which can play everything from NES games to Mega Drive cartridges.

There have been clone consoles in the past that can play old cartridges from the Nintendo Entertainment system, Super NES, Sega Mega Drive. While most of them were pretty decent a lot of them suffered from bad hardware and poor compatibility. Like the AT Games licensed Mega Drive, which suffered from very poor sound and graphical issues.

I followed the original announcement back when the machine was called the RetroN 4 but it was last March when the RetroN 5 was revealed at the Midwest Gaming Classic event. Following that I interviewed the console’s marketing director and then more recently wrote a Reader’s Feature on my concerns about the console.

When the RetroN 5 was first…

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Student’s April Fools prank on professor may be the best ever

Marc:

nicely done

Originally posted on myfox8.com:

A student’s prank on her professor could be one of the best April Fools pranks ever.

The video starts with a message:

“Our professor has a policy that if your phone rings in class, you must answer it on speakerphone. We arranged to have a friend call on April Fools’ Day.”

We won’t spoil the fun. Watch and enjoy the awkwardness.

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E-Learning Platform Lynda.com Buys Compilr To Add In-Browser Coding Tools, Price Around $20M

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Lynda.com , the online education platform that raised its first and only round of $103 million about a year ago, is today announcing an acquisition that will further Lynda.com’s reach with developers and expand the kinds of services it can offer to users. It’s acquiring Compilr , a Halifax, Canada startup that runs a cloud-based platform for people to learn, write and test code from within a browser. The companies are not commenting on the terms of the deal but we have heard that it is for around $20 million.

Compilr will now become part of the Lynda.com platform.

It looks like Compilr, co-founded and run by Patrick Hankinson and Tim Speed, was bootstrapped before today. That’s something that aligns well with the culture and ethos at Lynda.com, which was also self-funded until it took its mammoth round from Accel and Spectrum Equity last year. But that lack of outside…

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Crazy Oculus Game Has One Player Defuse A Bomb While Everyone Else Shouts Instructions

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Aaaand in this weekend’s edition of “Crazy Games Made Possible By Virtual Reality”: here’s Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.

The premise: you and everyone in the room are part of a bomb disposal team. You’ve found a bomb that is already ticking down, and you’re preparing to defuse it… but you need help.

One player, wearing an Oculus Rift, is responsible for interacting with the bomb. By bringing a Razer Hydra controller into the mix, the Oculus-wearing player is able to bring their hands into the game to emulate things like cutting wires, pushing buttons, and manipulating the bomb.

The catch? There’s no one way to defuse every bomb. The series of steps you need to follow (Cut the blue wire! Punch in “1987” on the keypad!) changes with each playthrough — and that’s where everyone else comes in.

Everyone not wearing a headset is responsible for tearing through…

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