Thursday, December 29, 2016

Top 10 new GitHub features of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, let's have a look at the best features that the GitHub developer team has introduced this year, ranging from improved code review tools to fixing merge conflicts directly in your browser.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

OpenCV with Python Blueprints: Holiday Sale

Packt Publishing is holding an epic holiday sale where every eBook or video is only $5! If you have been toying with the idea of brushing up on your computer vision skills, why don't you give OpenCV with Python Blueprints a chance? The book has been getting some fantastic reviews, and people seem to continue to like it on both Amazon and GitHub. No promo code required, simply visit their website.

OpenCV with Python Blueprints launched in October 2015 as #1 New Release in Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition on Amazon. The book demonstrates how to develop a series of intermediate to advanced projects using OpenCV and Python, rather than teaching the core concepts of OpenCV in theoretical lessons. Instead, the working projects developed in this book teach the reader how to apply their theoretical knowledge to topics such as image manipulation, augmented reality, object tracking, 3D scene reconstruction, statistical learning, and object categorization. Simply download the code from GitHub and follow along!

Friday, December 9, 2016

How to de-noise images in Python

So you tried to take a beautiful picture of a snow storm last night, but because it was so dark your picture turned out all noisy... What to do now? Don't worry—ask a Swiss! Image de-noising is the process of removing noise from an image, while at the same time preserving details and structures. In the following tutorial, we will implement a simple noise reduction algorithm in Python.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Top 10 science breakthroughs of 2016

This year brought us ripples in spacetime, human embryos in a dish, and speedy Zika vaccines. As 2016 comes to a close, here is a look back at some of the most amazing scientific breakthroughs, discoveries, and announcements of 2016.