SD Times Blog: Digital Experience East 2018 was all about quality of life improvements

The Internet of Things is growing, with more and more companies building connected gadgets to make our lives easier. Forty-five companies headed to New York City yesterday to showcase their latest gadgets and solutions at Pepcom’s Digital Experience East. Here’s a sampling of some of the products that stood out. BACtrack: BACtrack revealed its latest … continue reading

Crate.io announces the Crate Machine Data platform and Crate 3.0

Data management and Internet of Things solutions provider Crate.io is launching a new platform for processing and analyzing IoT and machine data. The company announced the Crate Machine Data platform, version 3.0 of its open-source SQL database CrateDB and a $11 million Series A round of funding today. With the introduction of the Crate Machine … continue reading

Intel announces IoT computer vision toolkit

As part of its Internet of Things and artificial intelligence strategy, Intel has announced the Open Visual Inference and Neural Network Optimization (OpenVINO) toolkit for developers. OpenVINO is designed to give developers the ability to build computer vision and deep learning inference apps at the edge. The solution will join Intel’s Vision Products portfolio. “We … continue reading

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Android Things Developer Preview 8 launched

Android’s IoT team announced the release of Android Things Developer Preview 8 today, marking the final preview release of the platform before its upcoming stable release. “Developer Preview 8 represents the final API surface exposed in the Android Things support library for the upcoming stable release,” Dave Smith, developer advocate for IoT at Android wrote … continue reading

Microsoft invests $5 billion in the Internet of Things

Microsoft wants to prove it is dedicated to the success of the Internet of Things with a new $5 billion investment and updates to its IoT portfolio. The company announced it will invest $5 billion into the IoT over the next four years. “The reason we are doing this is simple: Our goal is to … continue reading

To change the world, developers need to target a problem

When computer scientist Derek Peterson was a 5-foot, 110-pound schoolboy, his daily school routine involved being stuffed in lockers by upperclassmen, weekly choking and constant wedgies just because of his size and weight. “Being the smallest kid in school allowed everyone to feel free to take verbal and physical shots at me,” he says. Today, … continue reading

John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson awarded 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for RISC approach

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson the recipients of the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for inventing the reduced instruction set computer (RISC) approach. Hennessy and Patterson developed a systematic and quantitative approach to designing faster, lower power, and RISC microprocessors. The approach has led to … continue reading

SD Times new digest: Syncfusion’s Essential Studio 2018 Volume 1, Google introduces Agones and Supernova Cloud

Syncfusion has announced the release of Essential Studio 2018 Volume 1. The highlights of the release include Angular and React for JS 2, new components based on our JS 2 library for ASP.NET Core and MVC, new schedule and maps control for Essential JS 2 suite and new controls for Xamarin platforms and Window Forms. … continue reading

Analyst View: IoT needs ordinary applications too

Let’s imagine… Jump a few years into the future. All the hoopla about IoT is history. A lot of equipment comes with network interfaces. The software embedded in the equipment uses resources on the network to get its job done. Imagine a new machine being installed in a factory. It’s in position, the mechanical setup … continue reading

Windows 10 update introduces machine learning component

Microsoft today announced Windows ML, an artificial intelligence runtime that brings high-quality machine learning to Windows devices. At its Windows Developer Days event this morning, the company explained the addition completes CEO Satya Nadella’s vision of widespread adoption of machine learning, providing a platform for developers to use AI within their applications. “At its core, … continue reading

Google releases Android Things Developer Preview 7

Google has announced the latest developer preview for Android Things, its platform for creating Internet of Things solutions. While primarily used for IoT, Google says the platform now also supports video and audio processing applications and on-board machine learning using TensorFlow. The Developer Preview 7 is based on Android 8.1 and supports version 11.8.0 of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab 10.5, Split’s series B funding, and Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator Marketplace

GitLab has announced version 10.5 with new encryption, security and management capabilities. New features include Let’s Encrypt integration Gemnasium dependency checks, and CI/CD external field. According to the company, this will allow encryption of GitLab traffic to move easier and improve application security. GitLab acquired Gemnasium last month. The new features will help bolster security testing … continue reading

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