Topic: wearables

Open-source project for smartwatches seeks developer contributions

An open-source operating system that was created just for smartwatches is looking for developer and community contribution to build on the system and further development for the project. AsteroidOS is an open-source smartwatch operating system still in its early stages of development. Developers can currently port AsteroidOS to new smartwatches, or develop, translate and test … continue reading

Augumenta introduces a new augmented reality interface

Augumenta is introducing a new way for developers to add gesture-based machine control to their commercial, industrial and computing applications. The company unveiled the Augumenta SmartPanel, an augmented reality (AR) interface that uses hand-gesture controls and visual display panels to provide an AR display surface. “Augumenta’s goal is to provide simple and intuitive interaction environments … continue reading

Marvell unveils a suite of IoT application processors

Marvell wants to help developers build Internet of Things (IoT) apps for home automation, industry and wearables. The company is releasing a suite of IoT application processors that aim to provide low-power and high-performance computing as well as a sensor hub for IoT solutions. “As manufacturers develop more feature-rich and increasingly compact connected devices and … continue reading

Emulator to become available for HoloLens, PubNub helps educational tech companies, and Intel is looking into augmented reality—SD Times news digest: March 3, 2016

Microsoft will soon offer a HoloLens emulator for developers, which will be available before March 30, the shipping date for the first batch of HoloLenses. Using the emulator, developers can test their apps in a simulated room and walk around using controls. The Windows Holographic Dev Center will be the starting point for learning about … continue reading

New Google Glass Enterprise Edition details emerge

Earlier this year, it was speculated that Google was working on an Enterprise Edition of its wearable device Google Glass. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published new filings that provide more details into this newest edition. According to the new images, the Enterprise Edition will be slicker, provide a larger display prism (which was … continue reading

Google and Disney announce Star Wars VR experiences, upgrading to IE 11, and iOS text support on Pebble—SD Times news digest: Nov. 24, 2015

Disney and Google are teaming up to bring Star Wars to virtual reality. The companies have announced a collaborative project to bring fans immersive experiences through Google’s Cardboard VR device. Awaken the Force Within is a global program that allows users to bring virtual reality to their favorite Google apps. The apps will reflect whether … continue reading

Julia language gets $600,000 grant, Google releases API 23 SDK for Android Wear, and NASA sends robots to college—SD Times news digest: Nov. 19, 2015

The open-source programming language Julia is getting a boost from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The foundation has announced a U.S.$600,000 grant to help bring the programming language out of beta and to version 1.0. Julia is designed to eliminate the need for researchers to use multiple programming languages to perform computational analyses and … continue reading

A new generation shows up at JavaOne 2015

Despite 20 years of Java history, this was the youngest JavaOne conference yet. That’s due to the high number of teenagers at the show, many of which were there with their high school programming classes. Suri Nair, IT operations manager for the Overhead Door, said, “It’s really exciting. I see a lot of millennial people … continue reading

Google Glass being used to help those with autism

A group of researchers from Stanford University have found a new use for Google’s wearable device. The researchers are using it as a behavioral aid for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Individuals on the spectrum often have a hard time recognizing emotions or reading social cues, and the researchers believe the Google Glass can help … continue reading

Top 5 tech fashion tips for Dreamforce 2015

When you picture the combination of high fashion and high technology, you probably think oil and water and “never the twain shall meet.” Saying “developer” and “fashionista” in the same sentence? Not likely. However, now that wearable devices are gaining popularity with consumers and big-name designers, “opposites attract” is perhaps a more accurate idiom for … continue reading

A new way for wearables to communicate, Google’s custom tabs in Chrome, and Sony’s hack attack settlement—SD Times news digest: Sept. 3, 2015

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego want to make it easier for wearable devices to communicate with one another. The researchers have developed a new wireless communication technique that sends magnetic signals through the human body. This technique could provide a low-power and more secure way for wearables to communication with other wearable … continue reading

Autonomous vehicles have reached their peak, according to Gartner

There has been a lot of talk around autonomous vehicles lately, with Google testing its self-driving cars and Apple reportedly building its own, but that talk is about to die down. According to Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report for 2015, autonomous vehicles have reached the peak of inflated expectations and are expected to … continue reading

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