SD Times news digest: Qt Creator 4.7.0, Facebook expands AI research, and Microsoft makes new AI partnerships

Qt Creator 4.7.0 and Qt for Python is now available. Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML IDE. The latest release features C++ support with the Clang code model being turned on by default. “It made huge progress during the last releases, and at some point we need to do this switch. The … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Amazon Sumerian, Google Hangouts chatbots, and Looker’s new data science tools

Amazon announced the general availability of the Amazon Sumerian VR, AR and 3D application development tool yesterday. Originally announced in November, the tool aims to lower the barrier of entry for developers who want to get started making VR, AR and 3D experiences. “You can create realistic virtual environments and scenes without having to acquire … continue reading

Google open sources Seurat to improve VR experiences and performance

Google has announced it is open sourcing Seurat, a scene simplification technology designed to take in complex 3D scenes and process it into representations that can be rendered efficiently on mobile hardware. Seurat was first announced at I/O last year as a way to allow developers and creators to bring high-fidelity graphics to VR headsets … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Lyft and Udacity self-driving partnership, GCC 8.1, Cisco to acquire Accompany, and Oculus Go

Lyft and Udacity are partnering up for the Lyft Perception Challenge, which is designed to test problem solving skills for Perception for Autonomous Vehicles. The top 25 participants in the challenge will earn an interview with Lyft. The challenge was created because Lyft wanted to find a new approach for identifying, attracting, and hiring top … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Firefox Reality, Google’s Firebase Dynamic Links, and Microsoft Professional Program

Mozilla has announced it is bringing virtual reality and augmented reality to Firefox. The company revealed it is building Firebox Reality, a new browser that will be built from the ground up to work with VR and AR headsets. The platform will be independent and work on a number of different devices, making it the … continue reading

Google open sources spatial audio SDK for realistic VR and AR experiences

Google is looking to improve virtual reality experiences with new experiments and SDKs. The company announced that it is open sourcing Resonance Audio, its spatial audio SDK released last year. Google is also providing new insights into its experiments with light fields, which are a set of algorithms for advanced capture, stitching, and rendering. “To … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oculus Start, The Future Computed, and JoyToken’s new API protocol

Oculus has launched a new developer program called Oculus Start. The program is designed to provide access, support and savings to qualifying virtual reality developers. According to Oculus, the program will offload some of the development costs for developers so their main focus can be creating VR applications.  “We know there is no shortage of inspired … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WhiteHat Sentinel Source for Microservices, Google Assistant SDK updates, and Magic Leap One Creator Edition

WhiteHat Security has announced the addition of Sentinel Source for Microservices to its portfolio of static application security testing services. The solution allows organizations to consume the SAST services they need for microservices-based applications. The solution allows users to assess code anywhere in the development cycle; run continuous, scheduled, or on demand assessments; preserve an … 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

Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK now available

Developers can start preparing their applications for the next update of Windows 10 with the newly available Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK. The SDK features new tools for building mixed reality experiences, modernizing applications for today’s workplace, and building and monetizing games and apps. “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update provides a developer platform that … 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

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