Google

Google Assistant SDK, TypeScript 2.3, Rust 1.17, JetBrains’ Rider EAP 21 — SD Times news digest: April 28, 2017

Google is giving developers the ability to build their own prototypes that use Google Assistant with the introduction of its latest SDK. The Google Assistant SDK is being released as a developer preview right now, and it’s designed to enable voice control and natural language understanding in devices. Currently in development are features like hotword … continue reading

Weak biometric security systems, Microsoft’s ReactXP, and the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program — SD Times news digest: April 14, 2017

The fingerprint or biometric security system on your smartphone is not as secure as you think. Researchers from NYU and Michigan State University have discovered a way to fool biometric security systems into giving them access to smartphones. According to the researchers, fingerprint-based authentication systems use small sensors that only capture partial fingerprints. The researchers … continue reading

Deis joins Microsoft, TypeScript 2.3 RC, Slack’s new message menus — SD Times news digest: April 11, 2017

Microsoft is getting deeper into containers with the acquisition of Deis, a Kubernetes company. Deis provides an open-source software solution designed to make Kubernetes easier to use. As part of the acquisition, Deis will continue its mission to make container technology simpler and continue to contribute to Workflow, Helm and Steward in order to maintain … continue reading

Google releases the third developer preview of Android Things

Google is adding new features and bug fixes to its Internet of Things development platform. The company revealed a recent update to the platform, Android Things Developer Preview 3. “This preview is part of our commitment to provide regular updates to developers who are building Internet of Things (IoT) products with our platform. Android developers … continue reading

OpenAI unsupervised learning system

OpenAI’s unsupervised system, VersionOne’s annual agile report, and DeepMind open sources Sonnet — SD Times news digest: April 7, 2017

OpenAI announced it has developed an unsupervised sentiment neuron. According to an OpenAI blog post, it “learns an excellent representation sentiment, despite being trained only to predict the next character in the text of Amazon reviews.” The representation contains a distinct sentiment neuron that contains almost all of the sentiment signal, according to OpenAI. The team explained its … continue reading

Google announces Espresso, Django 1.11 released, and Red Hat Software Collections 2.4 in beta — SD Times news digest: April 5, 2017

At the Open Networking Summit, Google announced Espresso, the latest offering in its software defined networking strategy. It is designed to make the Google cloud faster, more available and cost effective. “Espresso has been in production for over two years and routes 20 percent of our total traffic to the internet—and growing. It’s changing the … continue reading

Apollo Client 1.0

Apollo Client 1.0, Tizen .NET Developer Preview, and Siemens acquires Mentor Graphics — SD Times news digest: March 31, 2017

The fully featured, stable and production ready Apollo Client 1.0, codenamed Pink Panther, is available for developers looking to try GraphQL or Apollo. The Apollo Client is a client side library that leverages the power of a GraphQL API to handle data fetching and management for developers, letting them spend less time on “plumbing data” … continue reading

Android

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Android Tips and Tricks

The Android operating system is one of the top platforms to develop for, but it’s not always the easiest. Android no longer just runs on phones; it runs on tablets, watches, virtual reality devices, in cars, on the Internet of Things and more. This scope of choices can make things difficult for developers. To solve … continue reading

Google launches new open-source software site

Google is giving its open-source projects and initiatives a new place to live. The company announced a new site, https://opensource.google.com/, designed to provide information on how Google uses, releases, and supports open-source software. “This new site showcases the breadth and depth of our love for open source. It will contain the expected things: our programs, … continue reading

Docker’s containerd comes to CNCF, Google’s Android Studio, and Kubernetes 1.6 — SD Times news digest: March 29, 2017

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has officially welcomed Docker’s core container runtime, containerd. Containerd has been accepted as an incubating project alongside projects like Kubernetes, gRPC, and more. Docker’s acceptance into the CNCF comes three months after Docker announced its intent to contribute to the project, according to the CNCF. … continue reading

The Android O developer preview is here

O boy, the developer preview of Android O is here. Today the Android team shared the first developer preview for the next version of the Android operating system. According to an Android blog by Dave Burke, vice president of engineering at Android, over the course of the next several months, Android will release updated developer … continue reading

Top 10 most unusual AI use cases

As artificial intelligence continues to advance, more and more businesses are starting to take interest. Businesses from every industry are trying to figure out how they can update their solutions to leverage artificial intelligence, or how they can find new and interesting solutions to take advantage of the technology. While there have been some groundbreaking … continue reading

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