Topic: apple watch

OpenAI Gym’s free toolkit, Microsoft SQL Server 2016, and Windows 95 installed on Apple Watch—SD Times news digest: May 2, 2016

OpenAI Gym, a toolkit for developing and comparing reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms, is now in beta. It consists of a suite of environments that can be used for comparing and reproducing results, as well as creating situations that an AI can learn from. Last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teamed up with Y Combinator president … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Apple’s three greatest exposures

This hasn’t been a great year for Apple. Their stock peaked in early February, and it has been declining ever since. The Apple Watch that was hoped would reverse this slide had no real material impact, iPads are now in decline, and they’ve recently tried to reinvigorate iPods in order to get some positive traction. … continue reading

Apple introduces iPad Pro

Tim Cook and Apple took over the Bill Graham Auditorium in downtown San Francisco this morning, using the venue to offer updates to the company’s platforms and product line. The keynote kicked off with some details on the Apple Watch. Third-party complications, those little snippets of info that display on the Watch, are now being … continue reading

What makes wearables work for consumers

Regina Dugan, former director of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, paced the stage, about to unveil a dizzying array of technologies developed by her new employer, Google’s Advanced Technology and Project group (ATAP). But first, attendees at the 2015 Google I/O conference needed a little background. “We’ve been talking about wearables for two … continue reading

Apple, Microsoft report earnings

Apple and Microsoft both have reported earnings from their latest financial quarters. Apple posted quarterly revenue of US$49.6 billion, with a profit of $10.7 billion, growing its revenue by 33% year-over-year. Microsoft reported revenue of $22.2 billion, but with a net loss of $3.2 billion due to the $7.5 billion accounting charge stemming from the … continue reading

Alpha Software releases Apple Watch JavaScript development app

Alpha Software has announced the release of Alpha WatchBench, an Apple Watch app that enables developers to code iOS apps for the wearable device in JavaScript. Alpha WatchBench is designed for developers to create working prototype apps on an iPhone coded in JavaScript rather than Objective-C or Swift. The app comes with developer APIs and … continue reading

WWDC: Swift 2, watchOS 2, iOS 9 and El Capitan

Comedian Bill Hader kicked off today’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in an opening video of him preparing for the conference. While he wasn’t able to give us the musical number, dancing apps or high-flying trapeze acts he planned for, he did leave with one note: “Whoever walks out there better have something pretty incredible … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Smartwatches: Already obsolete

The Apple Watch, arguably the best-funded and most integrated product in the wearables market, is still getting mixed reviews. Most of the rest of the products are just noise in comparison. So how hard is it to get a smartwatch right? It seems pretty simple: Just take some of the stuff off the phone, put … continue reading

A $9 computer, the shutdown of the Tor Cloud project, and bringing a browser to the Apple Watch—SD Times news digest: May 11, 2015

A new Kickstarter campaign aims to provide the most inexpensive computer out there. While Raspberry Pi sells for around US$35, C.H.I.P. is a tiny computer that is using Kickstarter to raise enough funds to make it cost only $9. The campaign’s goal is $50,000, and it already surpassed that by $650,000 and counting in just … continue reading

Mozilla moves away from HTTP, Apple confirms tattoo conflict with Apple Watch, and Valve Software’s OpenVR SDK—SD Times news digest: May 1, 2015

Mozilla has announced its plans to move away from HTTP, stating that it is no longer a secure way to protect the Web. The company will focus on new development efforts to secure the Web, and will begin removing non-secure Web features from its browser, Firefox. The first step in Mozilla’s plan is to set … continue reading

Tattoos hinder Apple Watch performance, Apple’s Q2 earnings, and Project Tungsten—SD Times news digest: April 29, 2015

If you have any dark tattoos on your wrist, Apple Watch may not work for you. According to iMore, a website dedicated to Apple, a user’s tattoo can interfere with the watch’s ability to track his or her heart rate. It also affects the watch’s ability to detect skin contact. Users experiencing this problem can … continue reading

From the Editors: Apple Watch boosts wearables

At BZ Media’s Wearables TechCon in March, we saw many interesting devices, technologies and software platforms for quantifying the self, telling time, and doing all manner of otherworldly duties all from the wrist of the user. Then Apple joined the party, announcing its eponymous Watch while attendees at the show gossiped over the future. Everyone … continue reading

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