Monthly Archive: April 2013

How to index your Book Library

Hello guys! I have pretty big book library and people tend to lend books and never return them. So I asked myself: What would be the best way to track my books ? Then it hit me. Smartphones can read barcodes and Google can recognize books by its barcode. I downloaded app for android called BookShelf. I created new shelf for every shelf I have and scanned all those barcodes. Then I created app in Java which reads xmls exported by BookShelf and uses Google API to recognize books. The I used my own API to manage database.

How to run JavaCV (with sample face recognition) on Android ARM device – Netbeans and nbandroid

I promised some tutorials so here we go. Here is simple tutorial of how to detect face on Android device using Netbeans IDE with nbandroid, JavaCV wrapper to OpenCV and FFMpeg. Android developers in netbeans skip to step 6 Download and install Netbeans – Download and install nbandroid plugin to netbeans Download Android SDK – Extract it Run SDK manager Download desired SDK (ARM system image is essential since javacv supports only arm)– I suggest 4.0.3 and update what you can Download drivers for your phone or Create android virtual device Create AVD make sure you select back…
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Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence

Technology is taking part of our daily life. It serves us and help us find solutions to problems or ease our way through solving them. As technology progresses new ways of interaction between people and computers pop out. Computers are already expanding our view and knowledge but I think the better way is for computers to literally expand our view by augmenting what we see and help us find solutions right in front our eyes by capturing what we see and augmenting it with solution. This is what I think will be the way technology will go over next few…
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