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Proposing a New Way of Consuming APIs – Using Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Chat Bots

Microsoft recently announced at //BUILD 2016 their foray into the cognitive domain, currently dominated by IBM Watson, called Microsoft Cognitive Services. Having some knowledge of the cognitive computing space and seeing how it will revolutionise the way applications are created, I was toying the idea of a completely new way of consuming APIs when they announced the “Conversation as a …

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RoboUniverse Conference & Expo

RoboUniverse will be making its debut in Singapore at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition centre on the 26-27 January 2016. RoboUniverse will be co-located with Inside 3D Printing and Virtual Reality Summit. Attendees will be able to experience all 3 events. About RoboUniverse Conference & Expo : RoboUniverse first launched in New York on May 2015. It is the first global conference …

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Intel Launches Invent50: An SG50 Competition of Technological Innovation

“I have a process. And the process is: You commit, then you figure out how the heck you’re gonna do it.” – Mick Ebeling It definitely wouldn’t be news to hear that Singapore is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this weekend. But hey, we’re not the only ones turning 50 this eventful twenty-fifteen. Intel’s co-founder Gordon Moore’s observation in 1965, popularly …

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Apple WWDC 2014 Videos Podcast RSS Feed Generator using XSLT

I realised there isn’t any podcast subscription link for the Apple WWDC 2014 videos at their website, so I decided to quickly write a simple xsl transformation file to generate a compatible iTunes Podcast subscription RSS Feed for you to add to your podcast player. Adding the RSS Feed link to your iTunes You can subscribe to the podcast with …

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Hacking Android apps that don’t work to work on BlackBerry 10

I just recently upgraded my dark arts of Android hacking skills which I’ll like to share. I’m sure many of you have come across verification problems when converting Android apps to the BlackBerry 10, especially those apps using Google Maps, and the apps just crashed when it opens. Well, fear not for I have figured out a solution. Do note …

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How to get the URL of the various sizes of YouTube Thumbnail Image

As you know, recently I’ve updated my blog and started using featured images. However, my theme doesn’t grab the image from YouTube if a video is shown as my feature instead. I’ll have to do this manually and download the images by myself and set the featured image. So here are the links! Each YouTube video has 4 generated images. …

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Importing GitHub Milestones, Labels, Issues, Comments from One Repository to Another

I was tasked today to duplicate and import all the GitHub milestones, labels, issues, and comments from one repository to nine other repositories. Of course, as a developer, we would rather spend time searching for or writing code than manually duplicating everything. Here’s the code from gist.github.com called github-import-issues.

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Getting the Media RSS Feed from a Google+ Photo Gallery

Google+ Photos isn’t immediately ready for its prime time, with many “features” missing like Slideshow and Media RSS Feeds which you can easily get from Google Picasa Web previously. For those who have Google+ Pages or just didn’t start out with a Picasa account would be at a loss how to share your Google+ Photo gallery outside the realms of Google+. …

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XCode vs. Eclipse vs. Visual Studio – Developer Efficiency on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone (Video)

Just a quick video to show the difference on how fast it is to create a simple “Hello World” app on all 3 platforms.

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Raspberry Pi – The USD$35 Computer – Pre-order from RS Components

Raspberry Pi provides budding IT developers and programmers with a base platform to exploit the full power and potential of computing within the Linux environment, at a remarkably low cost. As such, Raspberry Pi computers act as an enabler for the next generation of programmers to enter the IT industry. There are 2 models – Model A (USD$25) and Model …

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