SD Times news digest: Managed Applications in Azure Marketplace, Google announces Andromeda 2.1, and Security Compass’ SD Elements platform

Microsoft has announced Azure Managed Applications is now available in the Azure Marketplace. Azure Managed Applications allows customers to deploy applications and fully manage them in their customer’s environment. “Whether these solutions are complex applications that are custom-built and maintained by MSPs or packaged applications delivered and serviced by ISVs, you can focus on what … continue reading

SD Times new digest: Oculus Connect announcements, Box Skills, and Microsoft previews support for ONNX

Oculus announced several new virtual reality tools and solutions at the Oculus Connect conference this week. The company announced the launch of the Oculus Go, a new virtual reality wireless headset that does not need to be connected to a PC or phone. They also announced updates to Project Santa Cruz, which is a positionally … continue reading

Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for 2018

With 2017 drawing to a close, Gartner is looking to the future. The organization announced its annual top strategic technology trends at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo this week. The basis of Gartner’s trends depends on whether or not they have the potential to disrupt the industry, and break out into something more impactful. The top 10 … continue reading

Microsoft acquires AltspaceVR, Veracode adds support for Python Boto3 and Scala, and more – SD Times news digest: October 4, 2017

Microsoft has acquired the virtual reality company AltspaceVR. AltspaceVR provides a social community in VR, which Microsoft hopes to expand on. AltspaceVR had originally closed down in July, but connected with Alex Kipman at Microsoft “and found a natural overlap between his goals for mixed reality and their hopes for the future of AltspaceVR,” the … continue reading

DRUD announces ddev Community, VictorOps gets native Slack integration and more — SD Times News Digest: September 19, 2017

DRUD Tech announces ddev Community Open source development tool suppliers DRUD Tech have announced the release of ddev Community, a tool designed to streamline some of the backend aspects of website development. “Web development teams are all-too-familiar with the hours lost due to slow setup, task-switching between projects and lack of tooling consistency, whether it’s … continue reading

Facebook invests in CIFAR AI, CalcFlow goes open source and FTP deprecated in Chrome — SD Times News Digest: September 15, 2017

Facebook invests in CIFAR AI research Facebook pledged an additional US$2.65 million investment in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research’s Learning in Machine & Brains program over five years, continuing their support for the institute’s work on artificial intelligence research. “Facebook’s investment in CIFAR and in the Canadian AI community recognizes the strength of Canadian … continue reading

The impact of virtual and augmented reality on corporate developers

It was more than 30 years ago that Microsoft Windows was first released.  At the time, it was a radical departure from the text-based interfaces that dominated most screens.  It has been over 25 years since Windows 3.0, the first point that people started really paying attention to Windows.  Suddenly, there was a reason for … continue reading

NVIDIA announces new artificial intelligence research and SDK for content creators

NVIDIA is bringing artificial intelligence to graphics and computing with new SDKs, computer products, and AI research. The company unveiled its plan to bring AI to 25 million content creators at the SIGGRAPH 2017 conference today. According to Greg Estes, vice president of developer marketing at NVIDIA, it has been several years since NVIDIA first … continue reading

Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality, Box Elements, and Microsoft’s Babylon.js 3.0 — SD Times news digest: July 14, 2017

This week’s Day of Action, an Internet-wide protest to “Save Net Neutrality” brought more than 125,000 websites, Internet users, and organizations together. As a result, the FCC received more than two million comments, and millions of emails and phone calls were made to Congress, reports Fight for the Future (FFF). “The FCC needs to listen … continue reading

Google Blocks, Onsen UI for Vue, and NeoLoad 6.0 — SD Times news digest: July 7, 2017

Google announced Blocks, a new application on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The new solution is designed to take the complexity out of creating virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. It does not require any prior modeling experience and it is designed to feel like users are playing with children’s blocks instead of the … continue reading

Oculus Rift introduces mixed reality capture

Virtual reality developers are getting a new way to enhance their applications and solutions. Oculus has announced mixed reality capture for its VR device, Rift. This new feature will allow developers to build content that merges game footage with live footage. “Rather than presenting a user’s limited point of view, mixed reality actually gives people … continue reading

Google I/O takes on virtual reality and augmented reality

Google announced new investments in the immersive computing space to help developers build new applications and experiences at day two of its annual developer conference, Google I/O. The new announcements align with Google’s mission to bring computing to everyone, Clay Bavor, vice president of virtual and augmented reality, explained. “Our investments in the web mean … continue reading

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