Partnership on AI adds new organizations to its network

The Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI) is strengthening its network of partners by welcoming new organizations to share their diverse, unique perspectives on AI. Earlier in the year, Partnership on AI brought in Apple and six nonprofit board members to serve on the board of directors. This week, the … continue reading

Tech companies form Global Virtual Reality Association, Bluetooth 5 now available, and 2016 IoT Hackathon winners announced—SD Times news digest: Dec. 8, 2016

Some top technology companies are teaming up in order to expand virtual reality’s reach. Acer/Starbreeze, Facebook Google, HTC, Samsung and Sony have formed the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA). Together, they will work on developing and sharing best practices for the industry. “The GVRA is a necessary first step toward ensuring great VR experiences for … continue reading

myDevices launches developer IoT solution, upcoming OpenSSL releases, and IBM’s LinuxONE improvements—SD Times news digest: Jan. 26, 2016

Internet of Things solutions provider myDevices is launching a new developer and maker tool for IoT projects. The company announced Cayenne at the IoT Evolution Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. today. Cayenne features automatic devices and sensory discovery; drag-and-drop widgets; a rules engine for triggering actions across devices; the ability to schedule when lights, motors, … continue reading

Android Developer Conference shows off new tools

The Android Developer Conference closed today, ending a three-day soiree of tooling, tutorials and talks. The event played host to a number of companies demonstrating and discussing their work on the Android platform. One newcomer to the show was CleverTap, a mobile app analytics and engagement service that easily integrates into existing application code. CleverTap … continue reading

A new way for wearables to communicate, Google’s custom tabs in Chrome, and Sony’s hack attack settlement—SD Times news digest: Sept. 3, 2015

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego want to make it easier for wearable devices to communicate with one another. The researchers have developed a new wireless communication technique that sends magnetic signals through the human body. This technique could provide a low-power and more secure way for wearables to communication with other wearable … continue reading

Sony Mobile’s Concept for Android, and the Trustwave Managed IoT Security service—SD Times news digest: July 23, 2015

Sony Mobile has announced it is launching a new initiative to for its Concept for Android. The Sony Concept for Android is an experimental operating system based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. It will include Sony’s user experience, popular Sony apps and features, and a stripped-back vanilla Android look and feel, according Anthony Devenish, public relations … continue reading

Oculus acquires Surreal Vision, Sencha releases Ext JS 6 beta and the Bash Data Platform—SD Times news digest: May 27, 2015

Oculus has announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision, a computer vision team that works on real-time 3D scene reconstruction. With Surreal Vision, Oculus will be able to create an accurate representation real-world objects in virtual worlds, according to the company. “At Surreal Vision, we are overhauling state-of-the-art 3D scene reconstruction algorithms to provide a rich, … continue reading

DARPA’s brain interface, Android WebView beta channel, and CoreOS’ Docker runtime option proposal—SD Times news digest: Feb. 17, 2015

The U.S. Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced it is developing a brain interface to inject images directly into the human visual cortex via a “cortical modem” chip implanted in the brain. DARPA announced the project at the Biology Is Technology conference this past week and subsequently in the transhumanist magazine Humanity Plus. DARPA Biological … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Big Security, Big Cloud and the Big Goodbye

Software-defined networks and Network Functions Virtualization will redefine enterprise computing and change the dynamics of the cloud. Data thefts and professional hacks will grow, and development teams will shift their focus from adding new features to hardening against attacks. Those are two of my predictions for 2015. Big Security: As 2014 came to a close, … continue reading

AMD’s CodeXL 1.6 tool suite and Sony’s cancelation of ‘The Interview’—SD Times news digest: Dec. 18, 2015

AMD has announced an updated version of its tool suite designed to generate detailed information about the real-world performance of AMD’s CPUs, APUs and GPUs. CodeXL 1.6 aims to speed up applications running on the company’s processors. The latest version features GPU profiling capabilities, API-level debugging for OpenCL 2.0 apps, and a new tool that … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Sony wants to turn your glasses into smartglasses

Finally, some unrelated hacker news to come out of Sony. The company has announced it is developing an attachable single-lens display module designed to turn any eyewear into smart eyewear. The news comes in the wake of Sony’s ongoing hacking scandal where a group who calls themselves the Guardians of the Peace have stolen private … continue reading

Android Action Launcher 3, Accenture and Microsoft’s hybrid cloud, and the Sony hacking saga continues—SD Times news digest: Dec. 8, 2014

Android Action Launcher 3 is coming soon, and will be released as a paid upgrade. Android developer Chris Lacy announced the impending release in a Google+ post, explaining that Google is charging for it because it is an entirely new, redesigned version of the app. According to Lacy, when version 3 is released, Action Launcher … continue reading

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