SD Times news digest: Linux kernel 4.13, OCF and OMA team up for IoT, and TypeScript 2.5

The Linux 4.13 kernel series was made official over the Labor Day weekend, and it urges all Linux users to start migrating to this version as soon as possible, especially since there are numerous improvements and support for hardware with this release. Linux 4.13 includes Intel’s Cannon Lake and Coffee Lake CPUs, support for non-blocking … continue reading

Service Virtualization brings expediency

The consumerism of IT is transforming how businesses work. Users want what they want, when they want it, and IT departments have to keep pace. “The advent of modern technologies such as mobile, cloud, virtualization and IoT has fueled higher consumer expectations and demands. We expect information and services to be served anytime, anywhere at … continue reading

Top 10 technology trends impacting infrastructure and operations

As organizations strive to align IT and operational technology to drive digital business innovation, infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders should focus on 10 key technology trends to support these initiatives. The 10 key technology trends that affect I&O fall under three areas – strategic, tactical, and organizational. The trends link to aspects of society and … continue reading

Wallrust gives developers automated smartphone sensor and user status features for their applications

Wallrust, the first company to market automated status sharing for smartphone users via its Caret app, is making its technology available to software developers so that other apps have the capability to utilize smartphone user’s status and location. By integrating the Caret technology, app developers and device makers can build their own status triggering service to … continue reading

Lawsuit claims Disney illegally tracked children via mobile apps

This is no fairy tale: The Walt Disney Company, Disney Electronic Content, and others are being sued by a San Francisco mother who claims her child was illegally tracked while using a Disney mobile application. According to a report, Amanda Rushing, on behalf of her child, identified in the lawsuit only as “L.L.,” is suing … continue reading

Have I been Pwned? PyTorch v0.2.0, and new vulnerability data from Netsparker — SD Times news digest: August 7, 2017

Troy Hunt, a Microsoft regional director and security guru, released 320 million freely downloadable “Pwned Passwords” to shed light on how many real-world passwords have been exposed in data breaches. The service was created after NIST released guidance recommending that user-provided passwords be checked against existing data breaches. “My hope is that an easily accessible … continue reading

U.S. legislation for IoT vulnerabilities, Realm Academy, and Facebook’s video chat device — SD Times news digest: August 2, 2017

This week, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced plans to introduce legislation addressing vulnerabilities in IoT devices, which experts say is a threat to global security, according to a Reuters report. According to the report, the bill would require IoT vendors to provide their internet-connected equipment to the government as a way to make sure products … continue reading

Survey: Soft skills and data analytics skills lacking in IoT workforce

Soft skills like communication and collaboration may just be the key for solving some of the challenges facing the field of Internet of Things (IoT). According to Northeastern University-Silicon Valley’s survey released this week, which polled more than 500 members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), enterprises are going to need skilled … continue reading

FogHorn Systems integrates machine learning with Lightning ML

FogHorn Systems is bringing advanced machine learning capabilities to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) edge computing. The company announced the availability of Lightning ML, the latest version of its Lightning edge intelligence software platform for the IIoT. According to the company, Lightning ML is an integrated IIoT software platform that brings the power of machine … continue reading

Android Things joins Hackster.io, Baidu acquires KITT.AI, and Akamai to host Girls Who Code — SD Times news digest: July 5, 2017

Google is teaming up with Hackster.io to help developers share and learn more about Internet of Things development. Hackster is an online community dedicated to IoT developers. In addition, it showcases IoT projects in order to inspire other developers in the field, and it provides live workshops and design contests to educate and challenge developers. … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Quantifying software quantities

If you can estimate – to the right order of magnitude – the significant quantities in your software system, you will have a much better chance of making good decisions about architecture, algorithms, data structures and deployment. By the numbers The single point I want to focus on is the role of numbers in decision … continue reading

Eclipse Oxygen, the Android Things Console, and Sonatype acquires Vor Security — SD Times news digest: June 29, 2017

The Eclipse Foundation has announced Eclipse Oxygen is now available. The Oxygen release includes 83 projects, 287 committers, and about 71 million lines of code. “We’re proud to announce the arrival of Eclipse Oxygen, the 12th annual simultaneous release from the Eclipse Community,” the foundation wrote. Most notably missing from this release is support for … continue reading

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