IBM InterConnect: IBM Blockchain, IBM Bluemix Container Service, new Watson tools, and multi-cloud capabilities

IBM is giving developers more tools to work with blockchains, multi-cloud environments, cognitive services, and financial services. The company, at its annual IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, announced the release of the IBM Blockchain, an enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. The new service is designed to … continue reading

Top 10 most unusual AI use cases

As artificial intelligence continues to advance, more and more businesses are starting to take interest. Businesses from every industry are trying to figure out how they can update their solutions to leverage artificial intelligence, or how they can find new and interesting solutions to take advantage of the technology. While there have been some groundbreaking … continue reading

Jewelbots coding for friendship, NodeSource releases Certified Modules, and CoreOS to donate to CNCF—SD Times news digest: March 16, 2017

Jewelbots, the first programmable friendship bracelet, which aims to get more girls into coding, announced some highly-requested updates to the technology, including the ability to code with friends. The friendship code is fully documented here. Users will have to add a new board to the Arduino IDE in order to get started. Another requested feature from … 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

Udacity-Didi self-driving car challenge, Collabnet releases TeamForge 17.1, and Bugsnag supports Code Push for React Native—SD Times news digest: March 9, 2017

Self-driving car enthusiasts can join the Udacity-Didi self-driving car challenge, which focuses on a core feature of self-driving cars: the Automated Safety and Awareness Processing Stack (ASAPS). ASAPS identifies stationary and moving objects from a moving car, and it uses data that includes radar objects, camera images and frames, and Velodyne’s point cloud, according to … continue reading

Netflix open-sources Stethoscope, Ericsson and Intel create 5G Innovators Initiative, and NVIDIA GPU-based VMs available in GCP regions—SD Times news digest: Feb. 22, 2017

Netflix is giving the open-source community a new user-focused security approach with the introduction of Stethoscope. According to Netflix, a user-focused security approach realizes that attacks against businesses are the primary cause of security breaches. Stethoscope is designed to collect user information and provide recommendations to secure their systems. “If we provide employees with focused, … continue reading

Code Poetry challenges the meaning of creativity and visual arts

The saying “opposites attract” is true for programmer Daniel Holden and poet Chris Kerr, the creators of Code Poetry, a collection of 12 code poems that produce a visual representation of a poem when they run. At a glance, Code Poetry (written as ./code –poetry) appears to be a collection of random animations and lines … continue reading

Gamalon emerges with new approach to AI and machine learning

A newly announced startup believes it has come up with a new way to accelerate machine learning. Gamalon has emerged from stealth mode with its Bayesian Program Synthesis (BPS) technology, a new approach to artificial intelligence. Bayesian refers to a statistical model approach developed in the 18th century by mathematician Thomas Bayes. The Gamalon technology … continue reading

Study: Outdated, inadequate technology being deployed against today’s security threats

Businesses are still facing challenges in securing their data and applications, and a recent survey from Citrix highlights businesses’ never-ending struggle of effectively securing both data and infrastructure. In fact, Citrix found that it’s not just the security policies that are the problem; it’s the organization’s own solutions and employee devices that further complicate things. … continue reading

Packt: What skills and technologies developers should learn in 2017

In Packt’s “Skill Up: Developer Talk” report, software engineers, web developers and other industry leaders shared their thoughts on the ever-evolving tech landscape and how developers can stay relevant in 2017. The report itself covers topics ranging from security and mobile development, web development and programming, game development, and data management. Since technology and software … continue reading

Anki-like Code Cards website helps programmers retain knowledge

Developers looking to retain their programming knowledge with minimal effort can use a new project called Code Cards, which uses spaced repetition. Programmers can memorize information or learn something new with Code Cards’ flashcard-like learning site. They can take something new that they learned and turn it into a minimal example. Then they can “add … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Vidyo

Video communications can be a bit finicky because of error-prone networks like Wi-Fi or 4G. This can make customers pretty frustrated, especially if they are trying to using video calls for long distance friendships or business meetings. Vidyo, a video-enabling technology company, spent the last year gearing up for its open developer platform and beta … continue reading

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