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cartoon monkey Google’s Toontastic 3D App Is Funtastic

Google's Toontastic 3D app lets anyone create 3D cartoons. Select from dozens of characters, customize them, or draw your own. Then simply move them around on a screen and animate and narrate your own cartoons. Create shows, stories, reports, family photo albums, or presentations.

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Pamela Rentz
iot house IoT and Security: The FTC Will Pay $25,000 for Your Solution

With the goal of making IoT devices more secure, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has announced the IoT Home Inspector Challenge. The contest calls for a technical solution or tool that consumers can deploy to guard against security vulnerabilities in software on the IoT devices in their homes.

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Pamela Rentz
Help DARPA Control an Army of Drones

To help overcome military challenges posed in difficult urban environments, DARPA has launched its new OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program. The goal of OFFSET is to provide help to small-unit combat forces operating in urban environments with drones capable of swarming, and you can help.

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Pamela Rentz
India Rupee How Software Quality Fits into a Cashless Economy

Amid the chaos and national protests against the demonetization drive that India has been seeing recently, the country is slowly settling into a new framework—the digital payment framework. Mukesh Sharma looks at how software quality fits into a cashless economy.

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Mukesh Sharma
Google’s Open Source Santa Tracker Ready for Liftoff

Would you like to update your holiday traditions with one that’s actually pretty simple and fun? Google's Santa Tracker lets you follow Santa and his sled around the world with Google Maps when he takes off on December 24, via desktop web, mobile web, Android app, Android TV app, and Chromecast.

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Pamela Rentz
plant to human communication Sensors and Spinach: When Plants Detect Bombs

Fitness trackers, cars, and refrigerators are embedded with sensors to inform us about our health, where we’re going, and maybe one day, let us know that we’re running out of milk. But what could embedded spinach leaves accomplish? For one thing, send an alert to the presence of explosives.

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Pamela Rentz
partnership on AI logo Artificial Intelligence Needs Best Practices

Many predict artificial intelligence will someday cure cancer, clean up our environment, drastically improve our cities, and send us to Mars. However, with the potential benefits come risk and concern about what exactly are artificial intelligence best practices and a need for guidelines.

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Pamela Rentz
Five-star app rating Why Your Software Team Shouldn’t Aim for a Five-Star App Rating

Star ratings are important, but many teams are so focused on that metric that it is killing their apps and hurting their business. Having a five-star rating stops innovation, puts teams under pressure, and can even get you fired. Here's why you shouldn't obsess over that perfect score.

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Jason Arbon