Topic: sony

Android Action Launcher 3, Accenture and Microsoft’s hybrid cloud, and the Sony hacking saga continues—SD Times news digest: Dec. 8, 2014

Android Action Launcher 3 is coming soon, and will be released as a paid upgrade. Android developer Chris Lacy announced the impending release in a Google+ post, explaining that Google is charging for it because it is an entirely new, redesigned version of the app. According to Lacy, when version 3 is released, Action Launcher … continue reading

Microsoft’s open-source .NET Core plans, IBM’s Watson Analytics beta, and more bad news about the Sony hack—SD Times news digest: Dec. 5, 2014

Microsoft has laid out plans for the open-source release of .NET Core, and how it fits into .NET 2015 and the company’s overall strategy. .NET Framework program manager Immo Landwerth explained the strategy in a blog post, giving an overview of .NET Core, how it will be released open-source and what role .NET Core will … 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

Android Developer Conference shows expanding products

In an exposition that was more reminiscent of early PC conferences than a developer event, the Android Developer Conference showed off numerous innovative products. For developers, tools on display offered new ways to monetize, test and monitor apps. Hardware makers were also on hand to offer help for designers working on-next generation devices and applications. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 19, 2014—Wolfram’s Tweet-a-Program, Android’s default encryption and virtual reality SDKs

Wolfram launches Tweet-a-Program Stephen Wolfram has announced a new Wolfram Language program, Tweet-a-Program, which allows users to compose a tweet-length Wolfram Language program. Once it’s composed and tweeted to @WolframTaP, the company’s Twitter bot will run the problem in the recently announced Wolfram Cloud and tweet back the result. “In the Wolfram Language, a little … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Smartwatch drivers: Form over function?

This is the question for each new personal technology wave. Nearly always until technology got personal, it was function that won out. Mainframes, terminals, even the first couple decades of personal computers were ugly things that were focused on doing what they did best but didn’t exactly win beauty contests. Then Steve Jobs took Apple … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Open source comes to games

Valve and Sony have open-sourced some powerful development tools, setting a new precedent for open source itself … continue reading

Sony unveils new wearable that goes beyond fitness tracking

The SmartBand SWR10 tracks user’s movement, sleep, communications, entertainment and other daily activities … continue reading

CES: Wrapping up the show with SDKs, VR tech and Android robots

The closing days of the conference featured a mix of practical and oddball devices … continue reading

CES: The gadgets, the gizmos

From chips to wearables to celebrities, all manner of technology popped up on stage and the show floor … continue reading

Crowdturfing: Duping the Internet thousands of posts at a time

Revelation that Samsung tried paying StackOverflow contributors to do its marketing is the tip of the astroturfing iceberg … continue reading

Google talks tools at AnDevCon III

New 3D debugging tool and recent ADK changes are detailed by Google developers at the third Android Developer Conference … continue reading

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