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RealSense - Your Face as a Game Controller using Javascript
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 12/08/14 0
Note: JavaScript* has been decoupled specifically for Intel® RealSense™ SDK R3. To enable JavaScript* support, please follow the tutorial. One of the things I've been most excited about with the Intel(R) RealSense(TM) SDK is your ability to create javascript application.  It's one of the first t...
Editor's App Picks January 2014 - Best of SYAP
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 01/25/14 0
We recently launched the "Share Your App Project" on the Intel Developer Zone as a way to encourage developers to share emerging and innovative app projects with our community.  Each month we will recognize standout apps for being innovative, creative and effectively using technology and tools.  ...
What's next? World 2.0, a programmable smart world, that's what.
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 12/27/13 1
This imaginative "what might be" post requires a disclaimer.  So to be clear to my readers, these thoughts are my own, not coming from Intel.  This is purely my speculation, my phrasing, and imagination of what may be in front of us. I do not work in the micro-controller, cloud computing space,...
New Apps, NDK Ports, & Social Good at Android CodeFest NYC
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 11/05/13 1
One thing is certain, the spirit of innovation and exciting development is strong in the NYC area.  We saw that first hand at the Intel Android CodeFest held Nov 1 & 2nd at AlleyNYC. On our first night we were joined by approximately 90 developers who learned about coding NDK apps for x86 ...
Why WiDi Miracast is a Game Changer for Android
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 10/14/13 0
I'm an Android fan and love my Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.  It has to be one of the best consumer products I own.  One reason I really like it is because of the open ecosystem and innovation that is available to Android that you don't see on other mobile platforms.  However my new Intel smart...
HTML5 Canvas - Tap & Rotate Player with Arctangent
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 08/21/13 5
Great code sample showing how to set up move, aim and shoot for a given player on screen.
Use HTML5 device orientation to run Windows 8 javascript apps on Android devices
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 08/19/13 2
For the last year there's been a good deal of information published on how to use the sensor APIs for Windows 8 device.  However if you are interesting in having portable HTML5 code leveraging device sensors typically required a native approach or 3rd party proprietary solution.  With a bit of w...
The Ultimate Coder Has Been Named - Final Results of Ultimate Coder Challenge: Going Perceptual
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 04/22/13 5
For 7 weeks we've seen 7 teams hack, code, build, and rebuild apps to leverage the Intel Perceptual Computing SDK using a convertible Ultrabook™. Our judges have taken time to review the work, have tested each and scored each of our Challenger teams.  The ink is dry, scores added, and the results...
Crunch Time - Week 6 Ultimate Coder Recap!
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 04/04/13 0
Our Challengers came back from GDC with almost no rest to post their second to last post of the challenge.  Yep, the Ultimate Coder Challenge: Going Perceptual is about to wrap up.  Thus this week's posts show a bit of relief, some post GDC levity, and a sense of serious work to be done before th...
Early Perceptual Demos, Hard Decisions, and Hard Falls for Week 3 Ultimate Coder
By Bob Duffy (Intel) Posted on 03/07/13 2
After just two weeks into the Ultimate Coder Challenge we are seeing some amazing early work, bordering science fiction like experiences. However some Challengers are realizing there is a difference between what they want to do and what they believe they can do. The judges are starting to compreh...