Harriet Green, Global Head of Watson IoT (left) and Ilse Aigner, Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology. Photo by IBM.

Internet of Things gets more attention

As the Internet of Things starts to gain interest from consumers, companies are starting to invest more time and resources into it. IBM just announced a new US$200 million global headquarters for its Watson Internet of Things business in Munich, Germany. “We have reached a tipping point with IoT innovation: We now have over 6,000 … continue reading

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GitHub’s Open Source Guides, IBM Machine Learning, and Stack Overflow’s top nav redesign—SD Times news digest: Feb. 15, 2017

GitHub is making it easier for developers to participate in open-source software. The company announced its Open Source Guides, a collection of resources designed to help developers approach and contribute to open source. According to GitHub, the guides will help developers find users for their projects, help them manage large-open source communities, and improve workflow.   … continue reading

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IBM pushes accessibility with open-source projects

Today, IBM began a new push to make applications accessible to users with disabilities. The company announced that is has made two accessibility projects available under open-source licenses. These projects are designed to help developers determine if their applications support the needs of those with limited mobility or vision. The two new projects are AccProbe … continue reading

Navigating the endless ALM river

Agile development and DevOps are fueling the evolution of application life-cycle management (ALM) as delivery cycles continue to shrink. While the original promise of end-to-end visibility and traceability is still important, today’s ALM is more about continuous processes. Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) reflect that and the changes that … continue reading

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Analyst View: Motorola’s strategy for a slowing smartphone market

Perhaps it is because Motorola is owned by Lenovo, or perhaps it is simply because there is some cross-pollination between PC and smartphone companies now, but of the smartphone vendors, Motorola is the only one aggressively applying a strategy out of the PC space. When the PC segment hit a wall, the experienced companies moved … continue reading

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Industry Watch: 2017: The future starts now

Toys that understand a child’s language and interact with him or her on a level he or she can understand. Personal assistants that learn your routines and vocalize reminders to complete tasks, or to exercise. Software quality systems that can learn what is a bug and what is not, or what areas are vulnerable to … continue reading

2016: The year artificial intelligence exploded

Artificial intelligence isn’t a new concept. It is something that companies and businesses have been trying to implement (and something that society has feared) for decades. However, with all the recent advancements to democratize artificial intelligence and use it for good, almost every company started to turn to this technology and technique in 2016. The … continue reading

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Microsoft announces UWP Community Toolkit 1.2, JS++ 0.4.2.2 released, and IBM launches Watson IoT Consulting Solutions—SD Times news digest: Nov. 21, 2016

Microsoft has announced the availability of UWP Community Toolkit 1.2, which focuses on stabilizing features and added the most requested features that were missing. A quick preview of the release: seven new helpers were added to help with everyday tasks. There is a new BackgroundTaskHelper, which helps developers work with background tasks, and there is … continue reading

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Kaspersky Labs creates own operating system, IBM creates new data-driven features, and CA Technologies announces new agile capabilities—SD Times news digest: Nov. 18, 2016

Kaspersky Labs developed a black box that is a protected Layer 3 switch powered by the Kaspersky operating system for networks with extreme requirements for data security. According to Eugene Kaspersky, a cybersecurity expert, this technology will be applied to other Internet of Things devices, because the operating system is “ideal for applications where a … continue reading

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IBM introduces open-source project TJ Bot, Visual Studio “15” improvements, and NVIDIA/IBM team up on deep learning—SD Times news digest: Nov. 14, 2016

Creators and bot enthusiasts can explore the potential of a new open-source project from IBM called TJ Bot. TJ Bot is a DIY kit that allows programmers to create a cardboard robot powered by Watson. TJ Bot consists of a Raspberry Pi, a variety of add-ons, and a cardboard cutout, which can be 3D-printed or … continue reading

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IBM’s Project Intu, Google Slides API, and Altova MobileTogether 3.0—SD Times news digest: Nov. 10, 2016

IBM is giving developers the ability to embed Watson’s cognitive functions in their end-user device solutions. The company announced the experimental release of Project Intu, a new platform that aims to help build the next generation of cognitive experiences. Developers can use Project Intu to develop for form factors such as wearables, avatars, robots and … continue reading

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