AudioMob launches beta program to better monetize games
Thursday, July 16, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
AudioMob has launched its open beta, following a deeply successful closed beta that attracted participation from both high-profile studios and global advertising brands.
Rewarded Audio, as an ad format, is a natural successor to rewarded video. It only differs from rewarded video by running the ads in the background of a game, while the player continues to play on, u...
Dabel video streaming app launches from Doki Doki and Agora
Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Agora.io is leading the charge on enabling developers to create truly inclusive and diverse applications for everyone to engage and interact in online communities everywhere, regardless of geographical or physical limitations.
Agora and Doki Doki recently announced a partnership to work with the South African National Council for the Blind, to bring the Dabel, ...
Breakthrough in voice biometric optimization comes with IDVoice 2.11
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
ID R&D announced the newest release of its voice biometric solution, IDVoiceTM version 2.11. This release delivers a breakthrough in voice biometric optimization with an AI-based SDK of under 1MB, enabling voice biometrics to be implemented on the edge - from chips to IoT devices - for a new era of security and personalization in the voice-enabled UX.
AI powered news app Audibrow launches
Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Do you have the time to sit and read the news for 2 hours? Is it okay to miss the news that's important to you?... We didn't think so.
Audibrow's free news app is the first AI-powered news app that reads aloud news & educational content with human-like speech. When you don't have time to read, simply listen to the sam...
Experience Center worldwide launches from Microsoft
Monday, November 18, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Microsoft has also reimagined the future of work by creating a blueprint for productivity, efficiency, accessibility, flexibility, and collaboration for organizations in the region.
In a world where we can expect more than 40 billion devices generating nearly 80 zettabytes (ZB) of data by 2025, organizations and industries will need to quickly adopt new tec...
Interactive voice AI technology lands from Instreamatic
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Instreamatic, the voice dialogue marketing platform that allows media companies and advertisers to measure, manage, and monetize audio content by utilizing new interactive voice AI technology, and AirKast, a mobile publisher and ad network for broadcasters and media companies in the U.S., has announced a partnership that integrates Instreamatic into AirKa...
Open source Mixed Reality (MR) application for Microsoft HoloLens
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
The President of Feel Physics developed an open-source Mixed Reality (MR) application for Microsoft HoloLens.The interactive app helps students to visualize and intuitively understand the magnetic field.
With a Microsoft HoloLens headset on, the app visualizes the magnetic field in 2D or 3D by showing a red-blue bar magnet through the center of compasses needles. Stu...
Spotify and Bango team up
Thursday, August 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
Bango the mobile commerce company, and Spotify, have entered into a business partnership to increase access to the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service. By partnering with Bango, Spotify makes its streaming service available for operators all over the world to bundle with mobile and fixed subscription plans allowing millions of more ...
Playable gaming ads lands from Luna Labs
Friday, August 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Luna Labs has officially launched the Luna toolkit, which allows developers building in Unity to streamline the development process, and easily create lightweight experiences for HTML5 game platforms and the next generation of playable ad creation.
“Luna was born in a gaming studio, where we saw first hand that there was an increasing need for HTML5 conte...
Independent Games Festival 2020 now accepting submissions
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Richard Harris
Informa Tech, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2020, are now accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, and panels for the Core Concepts part of the event, taking place from Wednesday through Friday of the GDC week.
Proposals will be open from now until Thursday, August 15th at 11:59 PM PT. GDC 2020 marks the 34th edition of the con...
The future of AI in advertising for mobile could be audiocentric
Friday, July 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
Instreamatic is bringing an entirely new kind of ad type to mobile apps. The platform enables AI-backed dialogue advertising. Imagine you're listening to Pandora (who they just partnered with a few weeks ago) and you hear an ad asking if you want to learn about a brand's product. You can verbally respond to the ad - yes to get more info, or no to skip and return...
Microsoft Azure Sphere certified processor coming in 2020
Friday, June 21, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced a collaboration with Microsoft to deliver a new Microsoft Azure Sphere certified crossover applications processor, as an extension to their popular i.MX 8 high-performance applications processor series. The collaboration will deliver a secure, ultra-efficient, intelligent embedded processor for edge nodes that seamlessly runs Azure Sphe...
DJI's Manifold 2 can make drones autonomous robots
Monday, June 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
DJI announced Manifold 2, an ultra-compact onboard supercomputer for DJI drones that enables the next-generation of autonomous aerial robotics solutions. With the additional compute capability of Manifold 2, users can process complex image data onboard the drone and get results immediately and can program drones to fly autonomously while identifying objects and avoiding...
Apple is letting this app override devices on silent in emergencies
Thursday, April 4, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Hedge Tactical Solutions, a real-time emergency response technology, has reached an agreement with Apple Inc. to override the silent setting for its customers who have Apple products such as the iPhone and iPad. Just as all Apple devices emit a loud audible tone during specific events like an amber alert, all Hedge Tactical Solutions customers using Apple products will ...
Edge computing solution for industrial mobile devices arrives
Friday, March 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
FogHorn released Lightning Mobile, an edge computing solution built specifically for industrial mobile devices.
According to GSMA Intelligence, Industrial IoT connections will overtake consumer IoT connections in 2023, increasing more than five-fold to 13.8 billion in 2025. This is driven by a number of factors, including the emergence of LTE-M, NB-IoT, and...
The Game of the Year winner is God of War announced at GDC 19
Friday, March 22, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sony Santa Monica & Sony Interactive Entertainment’s epic reimagining of the intense action/adventure series, God of War, was honored with the prize for Game of the Year at the 19th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) ceremony during the 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Sony’s God of War tel...
VR gaming with computer vision assisted audio coming
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
In a paper to be presented at the IEEE VR Conference in Osaka Japan, researchers detail how they developed a computer-vision system that takes two images from off-the-shelf 360° cameras and uses AI to understand the acoustics of the user’s environment. This allows spatial audio to intelligently adapt to the user’s environment and produce a more immersive...
Augmented reality app creation made simple with PlugXR
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
PlugXR, Inc., an Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality/Mixed Reality Silicon Valley startup based in San Jose, California (USA), has announced its flagship AR Authoring Platform, PlugXR Creator (Beta), the Fastest and First-of-its-kind AR App Creator for Android/iOS mobiles to develop powerful AR apps in Minutes.
"We expect to expand the XR market starting with AR...
Sony acquires audio engineering company AudioKinetic
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) and Audiokinetic, Inc., a provider of cross-platform audio solutions for the gaming and interactive media industries, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for SIE to acquire Audiokinetic. With this acquisition, SIE will tap into Audiokinetic’s vast audio engineering expertise, adding significant value to the ...
Tech consumer goods market reaches $1.01 trillion worldwide
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
The global market for technical consumer goods (TCG) exceeded the one-trillion mark for the first time in 2018 with sales of €1.01 trillion*. This is a four percent increase on the previous year. The product segments of telecommunications (+7 percent), small domestic appliances (+7 percent), consumer electronics/photo (+6 percent), and information technology/office...
Independent Games Festival finalists and ceremony at GDC 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Independent Games Festival (IGF) has revealed the finalists for its 21st annual awards ceremony. The IGF Awards will take place March 20th, 2019 at 6.30pm PT during the Game Developers Conference 2019, and will be hosted by Meg Jayanth, the award-winning writer of 80 Days, the acclaimed globetrotting interactive storytelling game and former IGF Award winner for Exce...
Tech to expect at CES 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
CES 2019 is almost here, but before the lights come on and the crowds begin to gather, here’s a sneak peek at what Futuresource Consulting expects will be the key tech trends to hit the global consumer electronics stage in January.
Headphones will make a big noise
Headphones have been making a resurgence over recent years and the category’s ascendance ...
The new Sprint CTL Chromebook NL7 LTE
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Sprint is working with Google and CTL to create the all-new CTL Chromebook NL7 LTE with Sprint featuring Sprint’s built-in LTE technology. The CTL Chromebook NL7 LTE with Sprint seamlessly integrates with Google’s G Suite for Education as well as G-Suite Basic, Business and Enterprise editions, and allows users to connect virtually anywhere without the need ...
Machine learning, crowdsourced data, and the birth of Gengo.ai
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by Richard Harris
The glue that holds machine learning and artificial intelligence together is data. Without the data to create complex learning algorithms from, and to create those life-like AI experiences - neither of them are worth a brass farthing.
Charly Walther, the VP of product and growth at Gengo.ai, joined Gengo from Uber, where he was a product manager in Uber’s Advan...
The changes in iOS 12 for developers
Monday, October 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
It's here, iOS 12 - Apple's latest operating system, and it's chalked full of changes in everything from the user experience to under the programming hood. Along with the new OS, Apple has also released a new round of hardware, most notably with bigger screen sizes, a faster A12 chip, and the new Apple watch series 4. We've all seen the key note int...
The iPhone XS phones and low code programming complexity
Monday, October 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
The new iPhone XS devices are the most complex and sophisticated phones Apple has ever produced. Just concerning sheer technology inside - know that the A12 Bionic processor inside is the first commercially available 7-nanometer chip for consumers, and that it contains 6.9 billion transistors. It has an eight-core CPU that's capable of crunching five tril...
Alexa will soon be featured on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
The new Fire HD 8 has been announced by Amazon and comes equipped with always-ready, hands-free access to Alexa. With hands-free mode, Alexa is always ready to respond - Alexa can start a video call with family, play music, launch games, read Audible books, and more. The Fire HD 8 also includes an HD 720p front-facing camera and up to 10 hours of mixed use battery life....
AI digital voice assistants stops listening as much thanks to Sensory
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sensory announced that it has made significant upgrades to the embedded AI in its sixth generation of TrulyHandsfree, boosting the technology’s wake word performance and accuracy by more than 65 percent. Additionally, TrulyHandsfree boasts improved deep-neural network training that allows for even better near- and far-field speech recognition performance in all ro...
Former Cisco GM joins Voxbone CaaS
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Voxbone's mission has been bolstered by the addition of a new board member, Dr. Jens Meggers. Voxbone powers many enterprise cloud communications platforms with on-demand voice and messaging services via API. Meggers’ experience will be indispensable as Voxbone pushes further into the complex realm of enterprise infrastructures.
As former senior vice ...
Smart Transit SDK has launched from HERE Mobility
Friday, September 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
HERE Mobility announced the launch of their Mobility Software Development Kit (SDK) using intelligent matching algorithms and big data to provide developers with smart mobility capabilities to enrich their apps and increase user engagement.
The HERE Mobility SDK enables native integration with the HERE Mobility Marketplace, a global one-stop-shop for aggregating mobi...
Free mobile maps and traffic tiles for developers from new TomTom SDK
Thursday, September 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
When Google Maps increased the prices developers have to pay for the privlage of using them, many a developer went scurrying to find alternatives because even though there is a bit of "credit" they apply to your account, charges climb very quickly.
But at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, TomTom has announced that it will offer free maps and traffic tiles on its ...
Tunity launches SDK to let developers build TV audio streaming apps
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
Tunity announced the debut of Tunity SDK for Audio. An SDK that gives any customer-facing business, from restaurants to gyms, airports, and universities, the ability to implement a white-labeled version of Tunity’s deep learning TV audio streaming technology. This allows users to hear live audio from muted televisions directly on their existing mobile devices. Tun...
Autonomous vehicles and data collection talks coming August 78
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Three no-cost discussion sessions will explore the growing importance of data capture, use and safe/reliable storage in vehicles and the autonomous transportation at the Flash Memory Summit August 7-8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
During the free sessions; engineers, executives, urban planners, government officials and transportation researchers will explore ...
Game Developers Conference is now accepting submissions
Monday, July 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
UBM Tech Game Network, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019, are accepting submissions to present lectures, roundtables, panels and tutorials from now until Thursday, August 16th at 11:59 PM PT. This will be the 33rd edition of GDC, the world’s largest and longest-running event for game developers, and organizers are keen to feature cutting-...
Avoid mobile cybersecurity threats by checking the source
Thursday, July 5, 2018 by Sam Bakken
Earlier this month IT news organizations around the globe reported that Epic Games’ popular Fortnite game was being counterfeited and malicious actors were, in fact, lacing the imposter apps with malware.
We’re only human, and people unwittingly let their guard down in anticipation of something they're passionate about, or when they think they might b...