SD Times new digest: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Adobe Flash vulnerability, MapR’s Managed Services, and Talend Integration Cloud

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now available. The update includes several new features such as inking directly on PDFs, a Find my Pen feature, switching between your phone and computer, enhanced security and privacy features, and improvements in accessibility. Microsoft has also introduced the first Windows Mixed Reality headsets. These headsets provide a … continue reading

Microsoft and Amazon announce deep learning library Gluon

Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Amazon to create a open-source deep learning library called Gluon. The idea behind Gluon is to make artificial intelligence more accessible and valuable. According to Microsoft, the library simplifies the process of making deep learning models and will enable developers to run multiple deep learning libraries. This announcement … continue reading

SD Times new digest: Oculus Connect announcements, Box Skills, and Microsoft previews support for ONNX

Oculus announced several new virtual reality tools and solutions at the Oculus Connect conference this week. The company announced the launch of the Oculus Go, a new virtual reality wireless headset that does not need to be connected to a PC or phone. They also announced updates to Project Santa Cruz, which is a positionally … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google renames API.AI to Dialogflow, the Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, and Microsoft’s UWP support for .NET Standard 2.0

Google has a new name for its API.AI solution: Dialogflow. API.AI first started out as an API that could add natural language processing capabilities to applications, services, and devices. According to the company, over the past year it has grown into more than just an API with new features such as its analytics tool and 33 … continue reading

SD Times News Digest: InterBase 2017 Update 1 release, Microsoft no longer adding new features to Windows Phones, and more

Embarcadero Technologies announced release of InterBase 2017 Update 1 Embarcadero Technologies has announced the release of InterBase 2017 Update 1. This update adds 32-bit and 64-bit support for MacOS for InterBase 2017 Developer and Server Editions. It also includes bug fixes for Windows and Linux and support for Windows 10 Creator’s Update. The new update … continue reading

Microsoft releases automated root cause analysis tool

Microsoft is giving engineers and developers a way to combat memory corruption issues with the release of VulnScan. VulnScan was created by the Microsoft Security Response Center after receiving a number reports about potential product vulnerabilities. “In practice, a significant proportion of these reports turn out to be memory corruption issues.  In order to root … continue reading

SD Times news digest: AngularFire adds Cloud Firestore support, Samsung release Windows Mixed Reality headset, and Azure Functions gets Java support

The Angular team has announced support for Cloud Firestore in AngularFire. Cloud Firestore was released into public beta this week by the Google Firebase team. It features querying; real-time data synchronization; iOS, Android and web SDKs with offline data access; and multi-region data replication. AngularFire is the official Angular library for Firebase. “AngularFire combines the … continue reading

Microsoft acquires AltspaceVR, Veracode adds support for Python Boto3 and Scala, and more – SD Times news digest: October 4, 2017

Microsoft has acquired the virtual reality company AltspaceVR. AltspaceVR provides a social community in VR, which Microsoft hopes to expand on. AltspaceVR had originally closed down in July, but connected with Alex Kipman at Microsoft “and found a natural overlap between his goals for mixed reality and their hopes for the future of AltspaceVR,” the … continue reading

Java tool providers demonstrate updates at JavaOne

At JavaOne this week, a number of software tool providers announced and demonstrated updates to their offerings. Automated software testing solutions provider Parasoft demonstrated new features in an update to its Jtest tool. A next-generation Unit Test Assistant for Java is designed to help developers more efficiently write JUnit unit tests by guiding them through … continue reading

Microsoft’s quantum future, Red Hat launches Enterprise Linux for SAP Solutions and more — SD Times News Digest: September 26, 2017

Microsoft reveals quantum computing progress During their Ignite event in Orlando, Microsoft announced the current state of their quantum computing project led by mathematician Michael Freedman, which aims to develop the hardware and software foundation for future quantum computers. So far, the project’s most prominent development is a Visual Studio-integrated programming language that is designed … continue reading

Facebook, IBM, Microsoft lead advances in AI

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are playing larger roles in software, from data consumption and analysis to test automation and user experience. These cognitive services will drive the next wave of technology innovation. And industry heavyweights Facebook,  IBM and Microsoft are leading the charge with new investments for innovation. IBM yesterday announced plans to create … continue reading

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

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