Gary Sims(644 posts)

Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade and specializes in open source systems. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems. He has many years of experience in system design and development as well as system administration, system security and networking protocols. He also knows several programming languages, as he was previously a software engineer for 10 years.

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Writing your first Android game using the Corona SDK

by: Gary SimsJuly 13, 2015
If you don't want to learn Java there are alternative SDKs for Android. Corona uses the Lua programming language and it is ideal for writing mobile games.
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Google’s Sundar Pichai talks about the intrusiveness of smartphones and the possible solutions

by: Gary SimsJuly 13, 2015
In a recent interview Google's Sundar Pichai was grilled about the intrusiveness of smartphones, the dangers of anti-social phone use, and the possible solutions.
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ARM’s CEO reveals his IoT wishlist

by: Gary SimsJuly 9, 2015
ARM's chief executive Simon Segars was recently at the Imec Technology Forum where he shared his wish list for the Internet of Things.

What is machine learning?

by: Gary SimsJuly 7, 2015
The goals of AI is to create a machine which can mimic a human mind and to do that it needs learning capabilities. But what is machine learning and how does it work?
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$7 million in grants awarded to projects that will stop an AI taking over the world

by: Gary SimsJuly 1, 2015
The Future of Life Institute has awarded $7 million for research so that we can benefit from AI, while avoiding the apocalypse and the end of life on earth.

Writing your first Android app – everything you need to know

by: Gary SimsJune 30, 2015
In this tutorial we go through the steps needed to build your first Android app. You will create a simple UI, add some Java code, and then run your app.

Why you should test your apps on a range of devices

by: Gary SimsJune 24, 2015
Almost all app developers will testify to the importance of testing. Every app regardless of how it is written needs to be tested. Here is our guide to why!

Up close and personal: how the Samsung Galaxy S6 uses its octa-core processor

by: Gary SimsJune 22, 2015
The Exynos 7420 has an octa-core CPU, but how does the Samsung Galaxy S6 use it? We get up close and personal with it to see how it multitasks.

Elephone P7000 review

by: Gary SimsJune 16, 2015
A solid 5.5 inch device, with a 64-bit CPU and an excellent GPU. The 3GB of RAM makes multitasking a breeze and the fingerprint reader is an added bonus.

Will the emergence of AI mean the end of the world?

by: Gary SimsJune 10, 2015
Some famous people have been talking about AI recently. Elon Musk said that AI is "potentially more dangerous than nukes." So what is all the fuss about?
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