Most app-based museum tours work like this: Stop at an artwork, tap in a number, wait for the commentary. But SFMOMA’s app was designed to keep your phone in your pocket and your eyes on the art. Codeveloped with a company called Detour, it uses your phone’s location-sensing tech to precisely triangulate your position in the museum based on a hi-res virtual map created for the museum by Apple. That way it knows exactly where you are and where you’re going—and adjusts its audio accordingly.
Dice, a leading tech career company and the Linux Foundation have just published the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report. They found that 65 percent of HR managers say open-source hiring will increase more than any other part of their business over the next six months. At the same time, 79 percent of hiring managers have increased incentives to hold on to their current open- source employees.
Two weeks shy of Google detailing the next big revision of Android at its annual developer conference, the current Android version is still struggling to make its way out to devices.
An international team of scientists has developed an algorithm that can put data with large time uncertainty into chronological order. After applying statistical techniques to data obtained with a 300 fs (300 × 10–15 s) timing uncertainty, the team was able to describe the laser-driven explosion of a nitrogen molecule with 1 fs resolution – an improvement in time resolution of two orders of magnitude. Because the algorithm is based on statistics, it could potentially be applied to other disciplines with timing uncertainty, such as climate science and astronomy.
During Hudson Pacific Properties's quarterly earnings call on Thursday, CEO Victor Coleman said his company is seeing a "definitive movement" from self-driving cars and research and development facilities, reports The Wall Street Journal. The comments referenced concerns of Silicon Valley real estate demand amid a perceived slowdown in tech sector growth.