SD Times new digest: Oculus Connect announcements, Box Skills, and Microsoft previews support for ONNX

Oculus announced several new virtual reality tools and solutions at the Oculus Connect conference this week. The company announced the launch of the Oculus Go, a new virtual reality wireless headset that does not need to be connected to a PC or phone. They also announced updates to Project Santa Cruz, which is a positionally … continue reading

Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality, Box Elements, and Microsoft’s Babylon.js 3.0 — SD Times news digest: July 14, 2017

This week’s Day of Action, an Internet-wide protest to “Save Net Neutrality” brought more than 125,000 websites, Internet users, and organizations together. As a result, the FCC received more than two million comments, and millions of emails and phone calls were made to Congress, reports Fight for the Future (FFF). “The FCC needs to listen … continue reading

Progress open-sources its UI library, Box updates its developer experiences, and the Docker Datacenter updates—SD Times news digest: Feb. 9, 2017

Progress has open-sourced its Progress Telerik UI for Universal Windows Platform, which is a set of native UI controls for building Windows apps. With this announcement, Progress also revealed it is donating to the .NET Foundation to help it with open development in the .NET ecosystem. “With this donation, we are extending our commitment to … 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

Dice’s top trending technology skills, Box Developer Edition, and Microsoft’s bug bounty expansion—SD Times news digest: April 23, 2015

Dice has released its latest analysis of its online job postings, which revealed the fastest-growing technology skills. The Top 10 trending skills, according to Dice, are Cloudera Impala, Adobe Experience Manager, Ansible, Xamarin, OnCue, Laravel, RStudio, Unified Functional Testing, Pascal and Apache Kafka. (Related: Five key skills for Linux job seekers) “Skills rise and fall … continue reading

Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, IBM’s collaborative cyber threat platform, and Box’s T3 is introduced—SD Times news digest: April 16, 2015

Verizon is releasing its 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, which revealed that while cyber threats are getting more sophisticated, many cyber attacks still rely on decades-old techniques. According to the report, 70% of attacks involve a secondary victim, which adds complexity to a breach. Another key finding revealed that users fail to implement security patches, … continue reading

Linux launches open-source platform for drones

The Linux Foundation, along with leading technology companies, has launched an open-source software initiative for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The Dronecode Project is designed to bring resources and tools to developers in order to help them innovate and advance affordable and reliable drones. “Open-source software and collaborative development are advancing technologies in the hottest, most … continue reading

SD Times news digest: October 9, 2014—Code.org’s crowdfunding campaign, the WEST mentorship program and ARM’s IoT operating system

Code.org’s crowdfunding campaign  Code.org wants to teach 100 million students worldwide how to code. The organization’s launched a 60 day initiative yesterday to raise US$5 million. The money would go to training 100 million students and 10,000 new teachers computer science, and every dollar will be matched. Microsoft, Google, Salesforce.com, Omidyar Network, Quadrivium Foundation, Bill … continue reading

Open source is on top of the ‘TODO’ list

Open-source software comes in many different shapes and sizes, and some are better maintained than others. Because of this, organizations need to spend time, money and resources to ensure the quality of source code, and not every company has the ability to do so. A new project aims to change this. Dubbed TODO (which stands … continue reading

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