Gary Sims(622 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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$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.
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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.
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AI tells its creators it isn’t in the mood for a philosophical debate

by: Gary SimsJune 27, 2015
Engineers from Google have been experimenting with a new approach to natural language processing. Their neural net converses by predicting the next sentence from the previous ones.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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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Java basics: a tutorial for beginners

by: Gary SimsMay 28, 2015
To write your own Android app you are going to need to do some programming. The language of Android is Java, and this tutorial will help you get started.
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Fact or Fiction: Android apps only use one CPU core

by: Gary SimsMay 25, 2015
Quad-core and octa-core devices seem to be the norm at the moment, but can Android apps use so many cores? I did some testing and this is what I found out.
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What is Virtual Reality, and what role will Android play?

by: Gary SimsMay 20, 2015
After a gap of almost 20 years, consumer level Virtual Reality products are making a comeback. So what is Virtual Reality? And what role will Android play?
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