Topic: google

Google prepares developers for 64-bit app requirements

Google is looking to require developers to provide 64-bit versions of their app this year. The company first announced plans to require 64-bit versions in December of 2017, and now it’s getting one step closer to that goal. By August 2019, Google will require developers to provide 64-bit versions in addition to 32-bit versions when … continue reading

The R programming language comes to Google Cloud Platform

In an effort to bring greater support for the R programming language on Google Cloud Platform, Google has announced the beta release of Spark jobs on Cloud Dataproc. The R language is most commonly used for data analysis tools and statistical apps. According to Google, the rise of cloud computing has opened up new opportunities … continue reading

Google introduces new initiatives to help itself adhere to its AI principles

Six months after Google first detailed its seven principles for AI, the company is expanding on that effort with additional initiatives that will help it live up to its promise. In an effort to encourage teams within the company to consider how the AI principles impact their projects, Google has established several initiatives. It launched … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google won’t sell facial recognition APIs, SAP and Software AG’s Smart City platform, and Apple and Google’s new campuses

Google has promised not to sell facial recognition APIs before determining the answers to some ethical and policy questions about the technology. “Like many technologies with multiple uses, facial recognition merits careful consideration to ensure its use is aligned with our principles and values, and avoids abuse and harmful outcomes,” Google wrote in a post. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Keystore, Flexera and MachineShop’s technology alliance, and Clarity

Google announced new security updates to its Android Pie Keystore. The Keystore provides cryptographic tools for securing user data. “Keystore moves the cryptographic primitives available in software libraries out of the Android OS and into secure hardware. Keys are protected and used only within the secure hardware to protect application secrets from various forms of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google’s security warning, Stack Decisions, and Git 2.20

Google is notifying developers about an ongoing investigation, and applications and SDKs that may be at risk for abuse. The company revealed last week two apps were removed from the Google Play Store because of evidence of attribution abuse. The company also found abuse in three ad network SDKs and have began contacting developers using … continue reading

Microsoft brings Chromium to Edge to reduce web development fragmentation

Microsoft has announced plans to adopt Chromium into Microsoft Edge on desktop. Chromium is an open-source web browser project created by Google. According to Microsoft, this move will provide better web compatibility for customers and less web fragmentation for web developers. In addition, Microsoft will start to contribute to the Chromium project. “Ultimately, we want … continue reading

Google launches new website for web developers

Google is giving web developers a place to learn, create and solve problems on the web with the launch of web.dev. The company announced the website at the Chrome Dev Summit in San Francisco earlier this week. Web.dev provides actionable guidance and analysis for developers to test their sites and apps or start learning how … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PageSpeed Insights, Codefresh’s Azure integration, and Visual Studio Code October 2018

Google has revealed that PageSpeed Insights now uses Lighthouse as its analysis engine. This switch will enable developers to receive the same performance audits and recommendations anywhere, whether that’s the web, command line, or in Chrome DevTools, the company explained. PageSpeed Insights API version 5 also now gives CrUX data and Lighthouse audits. Previous versions … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CircleCI’s Technology Partner Program, GitHub reaches 100 million repositories, and API Fortress’ updates

CircleCI is opening up its platform to partners and community contributors with a new Technology Partner Program. Along with the partner program, the company announced a new package manager called CircleCI Orbs. Orbs will allow for an ecosystem of shareable components that will be available on the CircleCI platform. Organizations can use orbs to share … continue reading

Android Dev Summit: Foldables, Kotlin 1.3 support, Android JetPack updates, and more

Google is looking to support the latest technologies in a series of new Android developer updates and features announced at its Android Dev Summit in Mountain View this week. Some highlights included: Support for devices with foldable screens Android device makers are beginning to experiment with Foldables, which are screens that can bend and fold. … continue reading

Google explores the challenges of responsible artificial intelligence

AI is changing the world, whether we’re ready for it or not. We are already seeing examples of AI algorithms being applied to reduce doctors’ workloads by intelligently triaging patients, connect journalists with global audiences because of accurate language translations, and reduce customer service wait time, according to Google. But even as we begin to … continue reading

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