Topic: twitter

Google’s self-driving car project, Twitter open-sources Heron, and Raspberry Pi 3 for Android—SD Times news digest: May 26, 2016

For a few years, Google’s team has solely been working in the Greater Detroit area. But a recent post on Google+ shows that Google is ready to expand, and is establishing a self-driving technology development center in Novi, Mich. The post said that the current partners of Google are based in Michigan, and having a … continue reading

WhatsApp for desktop, improving TypeScript projects, and Twitter open-sources DistributedLog—SD Times news digest: May 11, 2016

The Visual Studio team has been trying to find where documentation for some workflows could be improved, and how it could improve setting up TypeScript projects. As a result, there are now communities for each set of tools that will give users an idea of how TypeScript can fit in with a “standard” setup. The … continue reading

GitLab releases security fixes, Pants 1.0, and Sauce Labs integration for JIRA—SD Times news digest: May 3, 2016

GitLab is strongly recommending users upgrade to any of the newest versions for GitLab 8.2 through 8.7 GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE) because they contain security fixes. One of the security fixes is for a critical privilege escalation. GitLab said that during an internal code review, it discovered a critical security flaw … continue reading

Android N developer preview on Sony Xperia, Fabric mission control, and Modus joins DreamFactory’s partner program—SD Times news digest: April 22, 2016

A select number of Sony Xperia Z3 devices will be getting access to the Android N Developer Preview in order for developers to try out and give feedback on the upcoming software. Xperia Z3 versions D6603 and D6653 will be able to flash the preview. “Google is eager to integrate developer feedback as early as … continue reading

Microsoft deletes AI chatbot after racist, homophobic tweets, according to report

Microsoft created a new artificial intelligence chatbot, which the company developed as a way for her to respond to users’ questions and progressively become a smarter AI. While the goal was to learn how the bot understood conversation, it didn’t really go as planned. The bot, named “Tay,” had some unexpected responses as it tweeted … continue reading

Twitterbot uses deep learning to channel inner Donald Trump

If you thought republican presidential candidate Donald Trump already said enough crazy things, you might not want to follow his Twitterbot. A postdoc from MIT’s Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a Twitterbot that uses an artificial intelligence algorithm, deep learning techniques and neural networks to tweet out Trump-like statements such as “I’m … continue reading

Vulkan 1.0 specification announced, Kotlin 1.0, and Rackspace unveils Data Connectors—SD Times news digest: Feb. 16, 2016

The Khronos Group has announced the immediate availability of Vulkan 1.0, a royalty-free open standard API specification. Vulkan has been in the making for 18 months, and is designed to provide high-efficiency, cross-platform access to graphics and compute on modern GPUs used in a wide variety of devices such as PCs, consoles, mobile phones and … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Pop! goes the bubble

Even before the wave of bad Valley news last night, January made things in the San Francisco Bay Area tense. We’ve been on edge for months here in anticipation of the Super Bowl. Now that those immense proceedings are over, the Bay Area seems to be exhaling a large sigh of relief. Thing is, maybe … continue reading

Nim e-book now available, Google and Movidius team up on deep learning, and creating a Twitter bot with Node.js—SD Times news digest: Jan. 28, 2016

“Nim in Action,” a book about the Nim programming language, is now available. The book introduces the Nim programming language, teaching programmers how to write native software applications and libraries, Web applications, embedded device software, and programs that communicate over the Internet. It explains hands-on examples of how to write test, debug, document and package … continue reading

jQuery 3.0 beta released, Yahoo’s machine-learning dataset, and Obama’s budget proposal for self-driving cars—SD Times news digest: Jan. 15, 2016

jQuery is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and to commemorate that it is announcing the beta release of jQuery 3.0. Version 3.0 is the first major release from jQuery in years. In July, the jQuery team announced the alpha version with jQuery Compat 3.0, but due to Microsoft dropping support for IE8, IE9 and IE10, it … continue reading

Abode’s Project Comet, Apple shuts down Topsy, and Microsoft and Tobii on Windows Hello—SD Times news digest: Dec. 16, 2015

Adobe has provided an update on where the company is and what’s to come with Project Comet, its new solution for UX designers and developers. Project Comet is designed as an end-to-end solution for creating and prototyping websites and mobile apps. The company expects to release a public beta of the solution early next year, … continue reading

Android Emulator, match for code signing identities, and new startup Enki—SD Times news digest: Dec. 11, 2015

An early preview of Google’s new Android Emulator is available for developers to try out. The emulator will be a part of Android Studio 2.0, and it aims to help developers test out their apps. The emulator allows users to test their apps with the latest Android versions on different screen sizes and configurations beyond … continue reading

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