Monthly Archives: April 2014

Information that deserves attention, 2

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. Cryptography Primer Josh Benaloh Session 2 – Symmetric Primitives This will be the second of six cryptography primer sessions exploring the basics of modern cryptography. In this session, we’ll explore symmetric ciphers, primitives, and protocols – including AES, cipher modes, hash […]

C++ Memory Model and Low-level Atomic Operations

This article and code examples are based on chapter 5 of C++ Concurrency in Action book by Anthony Williams. Chapter 4 is described here. You can download the code here. We will look at low-level details of the C++11 memory model and atomic operations that provide the basis for synchronization between threads through specializations of […]

Information that deserves attention

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. I will try to post my collection each Monday with new references.. GPU Technology Conference Keynote on YouTube http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/45386636 GTC – Find more news at http://www.nvidianews.nvidia.com. NVIDIA’s Adam Scraba briefly recaps the news out of CEO Jen-Hsun Huang’s keynote address at […]

Technology Adoption Barriers

Very little to add to these pictures.. But, very interesting story about the origins of Ubiquitous computing, a term coined by Mark Weiser at Xerox Parc in 1988… Please find links below in the references… I must add though, that we know how to solve these problems, given time of course.   References Mark Weizer, […]

A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

This article is a quick review of a talk by Warren Berger at Microsoft Research where he presented his book: A More Beautiful Question. The book is about unlocking your inner secrets and ridding of fears to help us innovate by asking a lot of questions. I have not read the book yet, but after […]

Your Future Smart Wristband

This article is a quick overview of the state-of-the-art academic research in wearable sensors as applied to communicating emotion and affection and is based on a talk by Rosalind Picard from MIT Labs at Radcliffe Institute (reference at the end). Although the article is brief, number of references below is significant if you are interested […]