Topic: internet of things

BlackBerry BBM for Android Wear, the Eye Tribe’s SDK for Android, and KitKat is cramping Lollipop’s uptake—SD Times news digest: Jan. 8, 2015

BlackBerry is jumping into the wearables space. The company just announced BBM support for a wide range of Android Wear wearable devices. “The integration of BBM to support wearable technology is just one way we’re expanding the capabilities of our portfolio and delivering exciting options for customers to easily access BlackBerry’s cross-platform technologies,” said Herman … continue reading

HP’s virtual reality monitors, BYOD and a new CSS framework—SD Times news digest: Jan. 5, 2015

HP has announced a new set of computer monitors with interactive virtual reality displays. The new HP Zvr virtual reality display allows users to rotate, manipulate and navigate virtual-holographic 3D images. “HP’s new displays complement our goal of delivering new technologies that maximize the visual experience and change the way people work and create,” said … continue reading

Google’s self-driving car, Microsoft Azure Media Services live streaming, and Apple’s first automatic security update—SD Times news digest: Dec. 23, 2014

Google has unveiled the first prototype of its self-driving vehicle. The vehicle was first revealed in May, but the car Google presented was just a mockup without headlights. “Since then, we’ve been working on different prototypes-of-prototypes, each designed to test different systems of a self-driving car—for example, the typical ‘car’ parts like steering and braking, … continue reading

iRobot Create 2, Intel’s Internet of Things, Ubuntu Core, Qt 5.4, and more—SD Times news digest: Dec. 10, 2014

iRobot has unveiled a new robot designed for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Based off the company’s Roomba, Create 2 features a preassembled robot platform to give educators, students and developers an affordable source to learn the fundamentals of robotics, computer science and engineering. “As a global leader in robotics technology, iRobot believes … continue reading

IDC’s Top 10 technology predictions for 2015

As the year comes to a close, it’s the season of analyst firms looking ahead at the year to come in technology. Not to be confused with Gartner’s Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015, market intelligence firm IDC has released its own future forecast: “IDC Worldwide Predictions 2015: Accelerating Innovation on the 3rd Platform.” … continue reading

Google’s reCAPTCHA, Sony’s computer system hack and Samsung’s DeepSort algorithm—SD Times news digest: Nov. 26, 2014

Google has released reCAPTCHA, a free service to protect websites from spam and automated malware breaches. reCAPTCHA uses a risk-analysis engine and adaptive CAPTCHAs to recognize when a human user or a bot is attempting to access a site, and it learns as CAPTCHAs are solved to digitize text, annotate images and build machine-learning datasets. … continue reading

castAR, Android Studio, Semantic UI 1.0, and an IoT kit for Raspberry Pi—SD Times news digest: Nov. 24, 2014

It has been a little more than a year since castAR raised US$1 million on Kickstarter for its augmented reality glasses, and now the company is finally ready to start shipping its first pair. The glasses will be shipped to early castAR backers. In addition, Technical Illusions, the company that developed castAR, will be in … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: The wisdom of Bob Metcalfe

Washington, D.C. — “It’s not time to regulate and control and tax the Internet.” Those are words of wisdom about Net Neutrality from Dr. Robert Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, held here at the MEF GEN14, the annual conference from the Metro Ethernet Forum. Bob Metcalfe is a legend, not only for his role in inventing … continue reading

API Readiness Platform for reliable, scalable and secure APIs now available from SmartBear

BEVERLY, Mass. – Oct. 28, 2014 – SmartBear Software, the choice of more than two million software professionals for building and delivering the world’s best applications, today announced that Ready! API, the industry’s first fully integrated, extensible and affordable platform to help development, testing and operations teams build reliable, scalable and secure APIs, is available … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 15, 2014—Google’s Android Lollipop, Microsoft and Xamarin expand .NET Foundation and IBM’s IoT Foundation

Google announces Android Lollipop We finally know what the “L” stands for. Google announced its next mobile operating system, Android 5.0, will be codenamed Lollipop, and ship on the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 in November. Google first announced Android “L” back in June at Google I/O, releasing a developer preview with more than 5,000 … 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

Competing for the Internet of Everything

When it comes to products and solutions, organizations want to be No. 1—and it is no different with the Internet of Things. As more and more devices and appliances begin to connect to the Internet, organizations are racing toward the Internet of Everything, trying to connect IoT devices with other IoT devices. “You can’t have … continue reading

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