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How AI rendering is supercharging performance with NVIDIA

How AI rendering is supercharging performance with NVIDIA

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 by

NVIDIA has announced that it is bringing the power of artificial intelligence to rendering with the launch of NVIDIA OptiX 5.0 SDK with powerful new ray-tracing capabilities.Running OptiX 5.0 on the NVIDIA DGX Station - the company’s recently introduced deskside AI workstation - will give designers, artists and other content-creation professionals the rendering capabili...

Mobile rewarded ads help increase IAP spends shows study

Mobile rewarded ads help increase IAP spends shows study

Tuesday, August 01, 2017 by

Rewarded videos inside games and apps can be a double edge sword. Give "something" to a user for watching a video is a gamble because it's hard to decipher how users will react. It's an obvious thought to wonder if rewarded ads take revenue away from In-App Purchases (IAPs). But new data out today from Tapjoy shows that rewarded ads actually help increase IAP ...

Samsung ARTIK lets you monetize the data shared by IoT devices

Samsung ARTIK lets you monetize the data shared by IoT devices

Monday, July 31, 2017 by

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. just launched Samsung ARTIK Cloud Monetization for the Internet of Things (IoT), which is a  new service to monetize the data shared by IoT devices and enable an IoT data economy. For the first time since the dawn of IoT, device manufacturers and service providers can tap into an open ecosystem and create service plans that generate rev...

The future of cybersecurity in machine learning

The future of cybersecurity in machine learning

Sunday, July 30, 2017 by

McAfee, a cybersecurity company, has announced several new innovations that expand machine learning and automation capabilities to strengthen human-machine teams. Plus, McAfee announces support of OpenDXL.com, a new, independent collaboration portal that offers forums and free apps, giving OpenDXL users easy access to ideas and resources available for application integr...

How developers can break the IoT language barrier

How developers can break the IoT language barrier

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by

Relationships aren’t successful when only one person is talking. A true relationship is a real, two-way conversation with both people initiating informal interactions. However, to get to a level of informality, you need context. Now imagine this relationship with your technology. When your basement floods, the home owner is alerted about the flood by a connected device,...

Adobe will be stopping updates for Flash by 2021

Adobe will be stopping updates for Flash by 2021

Friday, July 28, 2017 by

Adobe has announced its plans to stop updating and distributing Flash Player at the end of 2020. As open web standards like WebGL and HTML5 rapidly advanced to offer many of the web game development capabilities provided by Flash, it became clear that Flash's lifespan was limited.As a result, Facebook has partnered with game developers to support their HTML5 efforts, he...

Where is app speed the fastest? Surprisingly, not in the US

Where is app speed the fastest? Surprisingly, not in the US

Friday, July 28, 2017 by

Countries with faster mobile app speed than the US include Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Taiwan, France, Germany, Canada and several more. That’s according to the PacketZoom Q2 Mobile Observatory and Benchmark Report, which measures app speed, disconnections, and other performance variables worldwide. In May, Akamai reported on global internet speeds, but PacketZoo...

Fighting mobile ad fraud with new Active Protect program

Fighting mobile ad fraud with new Active Protect program

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by

A mobile monetization and marketing company, ironSource, has announced the launch of the Active Protect program, a program for mobile advertisers which aims to prevent the most frequent types of fraud on non-SDK traffic - primarily attribution and device manipulation - by blocking fraudulent or manipulated traffic detected by the program in real-time and automatically r...

Vue.js framework steamrolling at VueConf this year

Vue.js framework steamrolling at VueConf this year

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by

VueConf, the first ever international conference dedicated solely to the Vue.js framework that took place on June 21-23, 2017 in Wrocław, was a major success. With 320 attendees flying in from 35 countries, VueConf has definitely proved that Vue is no longer just a blip on the framework map, but a mature technology adopted by leading businesses worldwide, such as Adobe ...

New Giant Gecko MCU microcontrollers aim to help complex IoT apps

New Giant Gecko MCU microcontrollers aim to help complex IoT apps

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by

Silicon Labs has expanded its energy-friendly EFM32 Gecko portfolio with industrial-strength microcontrollers (MCUs) delivering better performance, more features and lower power. The new EFM32GG11 Giant Gecko MCU family offers an improved feature set available in the low-power MCU market, targeting smart metering, asset tracking, industrial/building automation, wearable...

Neural processing engine inside new app provides driver assistance

Neural processing engine inside new app provides driver assistance

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by

Nexar has launched the first driving safety application leveraging the Qualcomm Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (NPE) SDK. The Nexar app will now be able to provide advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), including unprecedented real-time forward-collision warnings and other life-saving features, to hundreds of millions of vehicles whose drivers own Android phone...

Kony gauges the state of apps in the enterprise

Kony gauges the state of apps in the enterprise

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by

More businesses are realizing the importance of mobile apps, but are discovering deploying and managing apps in their business is not as easy as they had thought. To gauge the state of apps in the enterprise, Kony, Inc., an enterprise mobility and digital applications company, partnered with Wakefield Research. The global survey of more than 1,000 line-of-business execu...

Tapjoy hits a milestone of 600 million mobile consumers

Tapjoy hits a milestone of 600 million mobile consumers

Monday, July 24, 2017 by

Tapjoy, a Maximum Impact Platform for mobile advertisers and app developers, has announced that its ad platform grew to reach about 600 million mobile consumers at the close of Q2. This reach is primarily driven by massive growth in the company’s rewarded video product, which posted an 80% year-over-year increase in the total number of daily unique viewers, a 107% incre...

Actiance announces ISV Developer Program

Actiance announces ISV Developer Program

Monday, July 24, 2017 by

Actiance has announced its ISV Developer Program. The new partner program will expand Actiance’s compliance and archiving platform, providing customers with more powerful solutions to help them stay compliant with regulatory mandates set by FINRA, SEC, IIROC, FCA, GDPR, and MiFID II, and others, as well as gain valuable insights from the communications data they collect...

NERDS GONE WILD exhibit by Todd Goldman has reached New York

NERDS GONE WILD exhibit by Todd Goldman has reached New York

Saturday, July 22, 2017 by

The Ross Art Group, Inc., a popular Midtown New York gallery, has announced “NERDS GONE WILD,” as part of an exclusive exhibit of original art of Todd Goldman artworks that celebrates how the tech industry and art collide. The exhibit titled “NEVER GROW UP” showcases “art you can enjoy seven days a week and it still makes you happy every time you look at it,” Goldman ce...

This native SDK helps you boost your mobile audience

This native SDK helps you boost your mobile audience

Saturday, July 22, 2017 by

Spot.IM, a technology startup that builds global communities around the web, has announced the launch of its native Software Development Kit (SDK), enabling publishers of all sizes to significantly boost audience engagement, drive traffic, and earn meaningful revenue across mobile apps. By making Spot.IM's community solutions available to the public in a native SDK, iOS...

CA says you are probably missing out on the benefits of continuous testing

CA says you are probably missing out on the benefits of continuous testing

Friday, July 21, 2017 by

Results from a CA Technologies global study reveal that while 75 percent of organizations highlight continuous testing as critical or important, only a minority of survey respondents have made exceptional progress acquiring the necessary knowledge and key enablers to drive digital transformation. The 20 percent of survey respondents identified as continuous testing ‘Lea...

Enghouse Interactive Communications Center 10 lands

Enghouse Interactive Communications Center 10 lands

Friday, July 21, 2017 by

Enghouse Interactive just introduced version 10.0 of Enghouse Interactive Communications Center (CC 10.0), the latest iteration of its contact center platform, which boasts new functionality and integration enhancements for agents to deliver an optimal omni-channel customer experience.“CC 10.0 delivers a tighter than ever portfolio integration through TouchPoint, allowi...

InnoVault lets you embed end-to-end data security encryption to apps

InnoVault lets you embed end-to-end data security encryption to apps

Friday, July 21, 2017 by

Tozny, which has built a secure, privacy-preserving and password-free mobile authentication system, has announced the launch of InnoVault, an easy-to-use toolkit allowing developers to embed end-to-end data security encryption capabilities into their websites, apps, or software. As a result, developers can now raise the level of their data security and privacy managemen...

Software developers are easy targets for hackers study finds

Software developers are easy targets for hackers study finds

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by

Netsparker Ltd., a company in the web applications security industry, has released survey results showing that most software developers make themselves easy targets for hackers, even when they are behind a corporate firewall. The primary reason is not that their web server software is out of date, however. Instead, it is largely the result of developers running vulnerab...

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