Topic: wearables

Oculus acquires Surreal Vision, Sencha releases Ext JS 6 beta and the Bash Data Platform—SD Times news digest: May 27, 2015

Oculus has announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision, a computer vision team that works on real-time 3D scene reconstruction. With Surreal Vision, Oculus will be able to create an accurate representation real-world objects in virtual worlds, according to the company. “At Surreal Vision, we are overhauling state-of-the-art 3D scene reconstruction algorithms to provide a rich, … continue reading

Mozilla moves away from HTTP, Apple confirms tattoo conflict with Apple Watch, and Valve Software’s OpenVR SDK—SD Times news digest: May 1, 2015

Mozilla has announced its plans to move away from HTTP, stating that it is no longer a secure way to protect the Web. The company will focus on new development efforts to secure the Web, and will begin removing non-secure Web features from its browser, Firefox. The first step in Mozilla’s plan is to set … continue reading

Reemo grants developers the power of gesture control

As homes get “smarter” and fill up with more connected devices, one startup is betting on gesture control as a natural way to manage a true Internet of Things. Reemo is a Minneapolis-based startup developing a wrist-worn watch and software platform for developers to integrate gesture controls into connected devices and applications. This month the … continue reading

Mashape open-sources Kong API management platform, Microsoft loses mobile patent lawsuit and Toshiba’s new wearables and IoT platforms—SD Times news digest: April 28, 2015

API marketplace and management platform Mashape has open-sourced Kong, its platform providing a centralized management layer for APIs and microservices. Kong enables developers to create plugins for authentication, rate limiting, transformations and other common utilities in Web, mobile and IoT applications. The platform uses NGINX as a proxy server, and supports single and multi-datacenter setups … continue reading

Google Glass made by Luxottica, NSA surveillance activities report, and Software AG to lead Predixion’s funding—SD Times news digest: April 27, 2015

Google Glass may be coming back to the market soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, eyewear maker Luxottica is currently developing a new version of Google’s augmented reality eyewear. Google shut down its Google Glass Explorer Program in January, but said it was still committed to launching it as a consumer product. A spokeswoman … continue reading

Replacing the password, Amazon’s first quarter financial results, and Qt 3.4—SD Times news digest: April 24, 2015

A PayPal executive wants to change the way we think about and use passwords. In a presentation by Jonathan LeBlanc, head of global developer advocacy at PayPal, he detailed a variety of ways to replace the password, from biometrics to wearables. “As long as passwords remain the standard methods for identifying your users on the … continue reading

From the Editors: Apple Watch boosts wearables

At BZ Media’s Wearables TechCon in March, we saw many interesting devices, technologies and software platforms for quantifying the self, telling time, and doing all manner of otherworldly duties all from the wrist of the user. Then Apple joined the party, announcing its eponymous Watch while attendees at the show gossiped over the future. Everyone … continue reading

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Code Watch: Apple Watch this

There were MP3 players, and then there was the iPod. There were cell phones, and then there was the iPhone. There were tablet PCs, and then there was the iPad. The Apple Watch, arriving later this month, has some pretty tough acts to follow. At the risk of sounding like a copywriter, Apple’s consumer products … continue reading

Microsoft announces Azure App Service, releases Windows 10 developer tooling preview, and partners with Samsung and Adobe—SD Times news digest: March 24, 2015

Microsoft is unveiling a new cloud service designed to provide developers an easier way to build Web and mobile apps that support multiple platforms and devices. Azure App Service is an integrated solution that features capabilities from Azure Websites, Azure Mobile Services and Azure BizTalk Services. The solution includes Web apps, mobile apps, logic apps … continue reading

Microsoft open-sources MSBuild and announces Cortana development platform, and Tag Heuer, Intel and Google partner on smartwatch—SD Times News digest: March 19, 2015

Microsoft has announced that the Microsoft Build Engine, the build platform for .NET and Visual Studio, is now available on GitHub. According to Microsoft program manager Rich Lander, the MSBuild sources that are being published on GitHub will be aligned with the version being shipped in Visual Studio 2015. In addition, the company plans to … continue reading

Guest View: How to develop for the post-Apple Watch era

While the reviews of the Apple Watch are a bit mixed at this point, one thing is clear: Smartwatches are going mainstream. Apple has never failed to disrupt a market as they enter it—from the digital music player to the laptop to the smartphone—and nothing less should be expected for wearables. No, the Apple Watch … continue reading

Apple Watch apps: Monitoring and analytics by AppDynamics from Day One

AppDynamics, the leading application intelligence company, today announced that its Application Intelligence Platform will support applications designed for the new Apple Watch. This includes real-time monitoring and analytics support for the WatchKit extension that controls the Apple Watch’s user interface and responses to user interactions. With the tools available in the AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform, … continue reading

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