“Xbox One is designed to deliver a whole new generation of blockbuster games, television and entertainment in a powerful, all-in-one device” -- Don Mattrick, president, Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft Key Features of Xbox One Integrates the cloud, voice control and gesture technology. All-in-one entertainment solution: Live TV + video-on-demand + web chat. Measure your heartbeat Recognize your voice Voice activation, motion, and facial recognition control the Xbox One A new set of universal gestures to control your TV
Improved Kinect sensor will track wrist and shoulder rotations TV on Xbox One. “Navigate and watch live TV from your cable, telco or satellite set-top box through your Xbox One. Microsoft is committed to bringing live TV through various solutions to all the markets where Xbox One will be available.” Snap Mode. Offers a second screen and allows users to run two activities – such as watching TV and browsing the internet, or using Skype – simultaneously. Home. “Turn on your entertainment system with two powerful words, “Xbox...(Read whole news on source site)
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Reference Counting, or why would I need a Garbage Collector? Mark Phase:The GC marks all objects that are reachable Sweep Phase:The GC sweeps all unreachable objects Allocation, STW Phases and Other Bad Habits Object Lifetime
Eden Space: Here is where every object will be created. Every minor collection completely clears out the Eden Space. Survivor Space 1 and 2: Both spaces have to be exactly the same. As the name implies, the survivors of a minor collection get copied here. Why we exactly need two Survivor spaces gets clear when we talk about aging. After every Minor Collection, one
Survivor Space is completely empty. Old Space (or Tenured Generation): When a object has lived long enough, it gets promoted to the Old Space. Here, it can only get cleaned out by a Major Collection. Permanent Space: No GC will be performed here, that is why it is called permanent. You are also unable to allocate here, this space is used by the JVM to store metadata and other implementation-specific stuff.
Performance, there are mainly four factors when we talk about memory management: Memory Footprint Stop the World Phases Allocation Overhead Throughput
In a previous post I showed how to unit test an ASP.NET WebAPI Controller. But with a REST service there is both a client and a service component. Assuming for a moment the client part is also written in C# we should test that as well. In this case the client application contains the following class to load books from the REST WebAPI controller:
Did you know that the text-to-speech command or functionality exists in Microsoft Excel 2013? This blog post will explain the text-speech command in excel and how the users can use it. Converting text to speech with Speak Cells in Microsoft Excel 2013 To use the text to speech feature, the Speak buttons has to be enabled in Excel. This is by default not shown in excel. Follow the below steps to enable it. 1. Click the “Quick Access Toolbar” and select “Customize Quick Access Toolbar” and then click more commands. 2. In the Customize the Quick Access Toolbar, select “All
Commands” in the “Choose commands from” DropDownList. 3. Scroll down and then select “Speak Cells” command and click “Add” button and then click “OK” button. 4. This will add the speech icon in the “Quick Access Toolbar”. 5. Now, type a text in a cell, select the cell and click the speech icon. You should hear the system speaking the content of the selected cell....(Read whole news on source site)
The Jump Start series on the topic “Administering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012” is scheduled to be held on May 29, 2013 from 9.00 am – 5.00 PM (PDT). The “Jump Start – Administering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 (Exam 70-496)” will be presented by Steven Borg, Co-Founder and Strategist of Northwest Cadence and Anthony Borton, ALM trainer and consultant for Enhance ALM. Some of the topics to be covered during this jump start series includes how to install and configure Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server and how to manage and customize TFS 2012 etc. Know more