Topic: vulkan

SD Times news digest: Khronos Group releases Vulkan 1.1, LDC 1.8 announced, and IBM’s PAIRS technology

The Khronos Group has announced the release of the Vulkan 1.1 specification. Vulkan 1.1 adds features requested by developers such as subgroup operations, while keeping a range of proven extensions from the previous version, Vulkan 1.0. Vulkan 1.1 conformance tests will be open-sourced. The group also announced AMD, Arm, Imagination, Intel, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm have … continue reading

Google.org funds projects for people with disabilities, Vulkan developer tools, and a commission to help cybersecurity—SD Times news digest: April 14, 2016

Last spring, Google.org announced Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, which was a contest for nonprofits building technology for people with disabilities. Today, more than 1,000 organizations in more than 88 countries have shared their ideas, and Google has released the list of winners that will receive US$20 million in grants. The organizations that Google is supporting … continue reading

Robots get a better grip, Google announces a new 3D rendering API for Android, and Informatica completes its acquisition—SD Times news digest: Aug. 10, 2015

Engineers at MIT have developed a way to give robots better dexterity and grip. The engineers developed a model that allows robots to predict the force a gripper needs to pick up something, giving it the ability to adjust its grasp. The researchers see this new approach as being helpful in medicine, disaster response, and … continue reading

Google’s empty Android Lollipop encryption promise, IBM Mobile Accessibility Checker, and Khronos Vulkan—SD Times news digest: March 3, 2015

Google’s pledge last September to require standard full-disk encryption on all Android Lollipop devices has turned out to simply be a “very strong recommendation.” According to a report from Ars Technica, while the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices do offer full-disk encryption, newer devices running Lollipop such as the second-generation Moto E and the … continue reading

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