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

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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: Samsung ARTIK, Scrum.org Kanban course, and MIT private browsing

Samsung has announced it is expanding the ARTIK smart IoT platform with new partnerships to foster the creation of innovative products and services, and enable ARTIK customers to bring new products and services to market faster. “IoT has the potential to impact millions of individuals, businesses and society at large – and Samsung continues to … 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

Google Cloud IoT Core is now available

Google has announced the release of Cloud IoT Core, the company’s fully managed cloud service for connecting and managing IoT devices at scale. Google first announced the solution in May of last year.   The solution can be used with Google’s Cloud IoT solution in order to utilize analytics and machine learning services and gain actionable … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Datical 5, Software AG’s Cumulocity IoT platform, and Google to acquire Xively

Datical has announced the release of Datical 5. The enterprise-class platform is designed for developers to continuously manage and rework database code changes. The latest release enhances security, improves database auditability, and makes sure regulatory requirements are met. “As the DevOps market continues to mature and evolve, enterprises must look for ways to modernize and … continue reading

MIT researchers develop new chips for IoT and neural networks

MIT researchers are developing new chips to overcome modern technology problems. The researchers revealed a new chip designed to perform public-key encryption for the Internet of Things as well as a chip designed to reduce the power consumption of neural networks. Public-key encryption or cryptography enables computers to share information securely without needing a secret … continue reading

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