Intel announces new AI effort, CoreOS extends CoreOS Tectonic, and OpenSSL launches new site — SD Times news digest: March 24, 2017

Intel is beginning to square in on AI with the announcement of a single cross-Intel organization: The Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG). According to the company, AIPG strengthens its focus on AI, and will include engineering, labs, software and resources as it continues to work on its AI portfolio: The Intel Nervana platform. In addition, … continue reading

How to keep kids safe from unsecure IoT devices and toys

The world of Internet-connected devices targeted at children is a magical one. Toy dinosaurs can learn and communicate with a growing child, teddy bears can transmit messages overseas to military parents, and talking dolls can communicate with children via speech recognition software. But this connectedness comes with a price. Recent hacks on IoT toys are … continue reading

Oracle Code: Keeping up with modern development

Modern application development is not just about cutting down the time it takes to deliver software. It is about the ability to adapt, innovate, compete, and move forward in a faster manner, according to Amit Zavery, senior vice president of product development at Oracle, who spoke at the Oracle Code developer event in New York … continue reading

Facebook’s Create React Native App, Google’s Android fraud botnet Chamois, and Intel Clear Containers updates to v2.1.1—SD Times news digest: March 14, 2017

Facebook announced the Create React Native App for React Native. Create React is a new tool that makes it easier to get started with a React Native project. It’s inspired by the design of the Create React App, and is the result of a collaboration between Facebook and Expo. With this tool, developers can develop … continue reading

Intel to acquire Mobileye, Governor Cuomo’s tech fund, and Open-Silicon’s new IoT Gateway SoC Platform—SD Times news digest: March 13, 2017

Intel is acquiring Mobileye so it can continue to further accelerate the future of autonomous driving. Intel will acquire Mobileye, a company that specializes in the development of computer vision and machine learning, for an equity value of approximately US$15.3 billion and an enterprise value of US$14.7 billion. “By pooling together our infrastructure and resources, … continue reading

Google unleashes cloud tools, productivity updates

At its Google Next conference in San Francisco, enterprise Google was on full display. The company introduced new tools and services across its enterprise offerings; from Google Cloud Platform to G Suite to Hangouts. Among the week’s announced updates were numerous cloud development tools, as well, designed to make container creation and application management simpler … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Google shifts to a slower pace to woo enterprises

For HP or IBM, excitement is almost a luxury. Enterprises love innovation and new tools, but they don’t like those things appearing without permission. Changes break software, and there’s nothing an enterprise likes more than a piece of infrastructure software that never, ever changes. For Google, this has long been the biggest problem for its … continue reading

Pepperdata pushes performance tool

Pepperdata is expanding its tool set to include developers. Previously, the company offered tools for managing and administrating large datasets, but as of today, the company also offers Application Profiler, which is targeted at providing developers with performance feedback for their applications. Available today in a preview to select customers, the Pepperdata Application Profiler will … continue reading

VR problems now just regular problems

In years past at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, VR has been the thing of secret behind-closed-doors demos, and long lines for the peons. It was enough to have the hardware and a single demo to show it off, and you’d have lines around the booth. But this year, VR is just another … continue reading

Series of missteps leaves smart-toy brand CloudPets database exposed

It’s a whole new world for consumers when it comes to toys and devices, but with these “smart” functions and capabilities come a slew of security risks. CloudPets, a toy that brands itself as a “message that hugs,” is the latest product dominating the headlines for leaked and ransomed data that contains millions of voice … continue reading

Wild interfaces highlight innovation at GDC

Inside the enterprise, innovation is a thing. An object you can put your hands on and quantify with metrics. Innovation is the stuff of committee meetings, management chains and heavily monitored processes. Most enterprises could be seen as slow innovation manufacturing lines, cranking out modicums of new ideas to keep themselves afloat in the seas … continue reading

Amazon Web Services outage shows potential for global economic troubles

The outage of Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service (S3) yesterday impacted websites and applications across the eastern United States, but according to AWS’ health dashboard, Amazon S3 has fully recovered and is operating normally. The AWS breakdown was a four-hour outage caused by high error rates with S3 in US-EAST-1, which caused websites completely … continue reading

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