Topic: amazon web services

Nokia enters the VR market, iOS support coming to AWS Device Farm, and Google on deep learning—SD Times news digest: July, 29 2015

Nokia is entering the virtual reality world. The company officially confirmed it has a VR product in the work: OZO, a VR camera designed for professional content creators. “OZO aims to advance the next wave of innovation in VR by putting powerful tools in the hands of professionals who will create amazing experiences for people … continue reading

A Windows 10 PC build, questioning password security questions, and new AWS SDKs—SD Times news digest: May 21, 2015

Microsoft has announced that its Windows 10 insider preview build 10122 for PCs is now available. According to Gabe Aul, engineering manager at Microsoft, the build is more stable and polished, and future builds will become less feature-centric and more focused on fine-tuning. The build includes Start and Continuum improvements, the new tab page for … continue reading

AWS Ruby SDK 2.0, IBM Big Data training, and OpenJDK 9 warnings resolved—SD Times news digest: Feb. 9, 2015

Amazon has released version 2.0 of its Ruby SDK for Amazon Web Services, reducing coding complexity with new features, resource interfaces and APIs. Amazon detailed the AWS Ruby SDK 2.0 improvements in a blog post. The features include: Resource interfaces for 7 services Client response stubs Waiters Response paging Improved parameter validation Flexible Gem dependencies … continue reading

Microsoft to invest in Android OS-maker Cyanogen, EFF wins protracted NSA lawsuit, and an AWS Go SDK—SD Times news digest: Jan. 30, 2015

Microsoft is reportedly investing as part of a US$70 million funding round in Cyanogen, an Android ROM company, aiming to wrest control of the open-source operating system away from Google. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft would be a minority investor in the company, and a source stated Microsoft’s interest is … continue reading

Firefox Hello in Firefox 35, io.js 1.0, and Google Cloud Monitoring—SD Times news digest: January 14, 2015

Firefox Hello, the WebRTC in-browser chat feature first included in Firefox 34, is now available to all with the launch of Firefox 35. The real-time communication feature allows users to start plug-in-free video chats within the browser in the form of a pop-up box, without the aid of a service such as Google Hangouts and … continue reading

Lucid brings automated mapping feature to AWS

Lucid Software wants to make it easier for developers to create diagrams and mockups of their infrastructure, applications and flowcharts. The company recently announced a new automated AWS mapping feature for its Web-based application diagram solution Lucidchart. “One of the directions where we are headed more and more as a product and team is how … continue reading

Amazon announces new code tools, Aurora MySQL database engine at AWS re:Invent

Amazon paraded out a cavalcade of new products and services at its AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas today, unveiling several new code-management and deployment tools, the Amazon Aurora MySQL database engine, and more. (Related: Amazon throws cloud support behind PHP) The trio of new AWS code tools is made up of AWS CodeDeploy, AWS … continue reading

Snowflake offers cloud data warehouse as a service, cheaply

Snowflake has appeared in time for winter. This cloud data warehousing and analytics company revealed its product for the first time this week, coming out after nearly two years of working in stealth mode. Bob Muglia, CEO of Snowflake Software, is a former Microsoft executive who joined Snowflake in June. He said the sweet spot … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 3, 2014—MIT’s Laboratory of Social Machines, and Microsoft’s Elastic Scale preview

Twitter invests in MIT laboratory Twitter is giving the MIT Media Lab US$10 million to create the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM). The laboratory is a part of a five-year initiative to develop new technologies based on semantic and social patterns across mass media, social media, data streams and digital content. The LSM will explore … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 12, 2014—HP to buy Eucalyptus, Microsoft expands support for middleware providers

HP acquires cloud startup Eucalyptus HP has revealed plans to buy cloud startup Eucalyptus Software, with Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos joining HP to manage the company’s cloud business. The deal is expected to close in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014, and Reuters reported the acquisition will be for less than US$100 million. Eucalyptus offers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 12, 2014—Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1, new White House digital service, and Zend PHP for AWS

Microsoft announces Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 RC Microsoft has announced the release candidate for version 2.1 of Python Tools for Visual Studio. The open-source plug-in, which enables features such as CPython/IPython editing, IntelliSense and interactive/cross-platform debugging in Visual Studio, adds support for more Web frameworks, free Express SKUs, and improved syntax highlighting in … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 11, 2014 – Kids programming robots, Amazon wants to test drones in US & new AWS web tools

Kids programming robots to learn new skills With just a smart tablet and Angry Birds, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are making it possible for kids to program robots. The researchers have paired an Android tablet paired with a small humanoid robot, and kids are teaching it how to play Angry Birds just by dragging … continue reading

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