Vision Pro headset and visionOS from Apple
Monday, June 12, 2023 by Richard Harris
At WWDC23, Apple introduced its groundbreaking new technology and operating system, Apple Vision Pro and visionOS. According to Apple the "Apple Vision Pro seamlessly blends digital content with your physical space." The new headset is expected to launch in early 2024 for around $3500 USD. Apple noted that its new OS allows users to "Naviga...
Five technology trends to look for in 2023 according to Jitterbit
Friday, January 13, 2023 by Richard Harris
Sometimes the pace of work can get so fast that it can be hard for business leaders to slow down long enough to really scrutinize the technologies and tools that are shuttling their business along. Yet it's crucial to understand the latest technology trends because those technologies are precisely the engines that have the power to help organizations keep up the pac...
What the future of AR looks like
Friday, December 2, 2022 by Richard Harris
The next two decades hold incredible promise, and danger, as our lives become more intertwined with extended reality (XR) technologies. Visions of exciting possibilities are tempered with privacy concerns, as major XR companies explore centralized visual positioning systems that store personal data.
Today’s pioneers of augmented and virtual realities (AR and VR...
Apple WWDC 2022 announcements
Thursday, June 9, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
"The release of iOS 16 promises the ability to customize the phone’s lock screen to an incredible degree, allowing users to change every aspect of the look of their screen. The new Live Activities feature also helps to avoid being bombarded with notifications.
Letting users have different lock screens for different purposes like work or personal is an inte...
Connecting with people through remote contextual research
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by Joy Wong Daniels
In product research and design circles, a contextual inquiry is a fancy term for doing research in a user’s natural environment while they go about their typical activities. It’s an essential research methodology product designers and user experience designers rely on, a type of field study that involves in-depth interviews and observations with a small samp...
Continental and AWS team up for automotive software platform
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Continental and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will be working together going forward within the scope of a new development cooperation. The goal of the long-term collaboration with AWS serving as the preferred cloud provider is to develop Continental Automotive Edge (CAEdge) – a modular hardware and software platform that connects the vehicle to the cloud and features...
Motorola predicts what working from home could look like
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
With no change in the WFH environment coming without a COVID-19 vaccine, tech companies will focus on developing and enhancing camera and audio improvements, changes in collaboration technologies, and increased focus on ergonomic designs and larger, moveable, and portable displays.
Work from home smart technology improvements
The office will likely transform from ...
Introducing Density Open Area
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 by Freeman Lightner
In 2017, we had a customer tell us she spent $700,000 every year for each building in a 4 million square foot office portfolio. $700,000 bought her human consultants who would visit her offices and do 7-day observational studies of how busy different spaces were (once per quarter).
As it turns out, she was not alone. Over the years, hundreds of customers have asked i...
Sendbird opens self-service portal for Sendbird calls APIs
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sendbird has opened a self-service portal for Sendbird Calls APIs. The new option makes it fast and easy for organizations to bring the power of voice and video to their apps. The company has also added several new features to the APIs, including call event webhooks and on-device recording. Additionally, Sendbird’s voice and video technology has been integrated in...
Amazon Interactive Video service announced
Thursday, July 16, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Amazon Web Services, Inc. announced the general availability of Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS). Amazon IVS uses the same technology that powers Twitch, one of the most popular live streaming services in the world with nearly 10 billion hours of video watched in 2019, giving customers live content with latency (the time video takes to go from the camera to...
Developer kit with cloud-native support announced by NVIDIA
Thursday, May 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
NVIDIA announced availability of the NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX developer kit with cloud-native support — and the extension of this support to the entire NVIDIA Jetson™ edge computing lineup for autonomous machines.
The Jetson Xavier NX module is the ideal platform to accelerate AI applications, delivering greater than 10x higher performanc...
How developers feel during COVID-19 crisis
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
As a developer-focused company, InfluxData is always interested in how the community is doing. During the first two weeks of April, InfluxData conducted an online survey to find out how developers are handling life and work during the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 324 self-identified software developers/engineers from across the world responded (46% from North America, ...
StrandHogg Android vulnerability identified
Thursday, December 5, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Promon, a Norwegian app security company, has identified tangible evidence of a dangerous Android vulnerability that allows malware to pose as any legitimate app, granting hackers access to private SMS’ and photos, steal victims’ log-in credentials, track movements, make and/or record phone conversations, and spy through a phone’s camera and microphone...
Misty Robotics has announced the general availability of Misty II
Friday, November 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Misty Robotics announced the general availability of Misty II, the first professional-grade platform robot. Misty Robotics is opening the world of robots to all software developers as well as educators and researchers comfortable with code by removing existing barriers in the market. The company believes that platform robots are the missing link to accelerating the use ...
The accuracy of AI necessary to solve problems
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
We recently had a conversation with Aaron Edell, Director of Applied AI at Veritone who says data scientists are going about building AI/ML solutions wrong when they try to achieve 100% accuracy. They can spend hours building, testing, and rebuilding until the solution is 100 percent accurate until deploying. When data scientists spend this extra time perfecti...
Silicon Labs portfolio of automotive grade timing solutions is here
Monday, September 23, 2019 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs has launched a portfolio of automotive-grade timing solutions designed to meet the demanding clocking needs of in-vehicle systems. The new AEC-Q100-qualified timing devices include Si5332 any-frequency programmable clock generators, Si5225x PCIe Gen1/2/3/4/5 clocks, Si5325x PCIe buffers, and Si5335x fanout clock buffers. These timin...
AI innovation by Uncle Ben's to use Google Lens
Monday, September 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Mars Food’s UNCLE BEN’S brand is partnering with Innit, a Connected Food platform, to launch an AI-driven innovation that will forever change the way consumers engage with food. UNCLE BEN’S is the first food brand to leverage Google Lens, Google’s visual search technology, to connect helpful digital information to physical products and unloc...
What Apple iOS developers can expect from iOS 13, iPhone, and more
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
Unlike the WWDC held by Apple every year, today is the Apple event any gearhead wants to sit and watch - even if you aren't a developer. New iPhones, new iPads, new Macbooks - there will be no shortage of hardware news coming from Steve Jobs Way, Cupertino, CA.
Here is all we know so far, which is largely speculatory -but some of this is founded on actual re...
Best buy discontinuing mobile platform for smart home devices
Monday, September 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
Best Buy has announced it is discontinuing its mobile app platform for controlling its Insignia brand of smart home devices. Some of the products include its Insignia smart wall plugs, Wi-Fi light switches, smart camera, and its Wi-Fi freezer.
Chris Olson, CEO of The Media TrustIn the post GDPR world, operating an app, not to mention a smart home platform, will be co...
How to create effects like Game of Thrones
Friday, August 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Red Giant is once again taking on what is arguably one of the greatest TV series ever made with the latest edition of its popular YouTube tutorial series, Cheap Tricks, diving into the mind-blowing visual effects of Game of Thrones. In part one of the series, Action Movie Dad Dan “Hashi” Hashimoto demonstrates how to create magic fire effects like the many s...
Three years of edge use case research released
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
MobiledgeX has released more than three years of proprietary edge use case research and launches its interactive Edge Navigator tool to kick off industry-wide edge knowledge sharing and collaboration. Following interviews with more than 200 global businesses, the company found multi-player and cloud gaming, V2X communications, and Industrial IoT to be among the most via...
Mobile web capture SDK announced by ABBYY
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
ABBYY launched ABBYY Mobile Web Capture, a new SDK enabling developers to add real-time image and data capture to their mobile web-based onboarding scenarios. Suitable for iOS and Android, the SDK will help companies to dramatically accelerate onboarding processes, decrease client dropout rates caused by manual data entry, and create a better customer experience.
Face recognition system integrated AR glasses
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Vuzix Corporation, together with NNTC, announce iFalcon Face Control Mobile, a fully autonomous AI-powered face recognition system integrated with Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses.
The iFalcon Face Control mobile solution using the Vuzix Blade was demoed at the Minister of Interior Innovation Summit in Abu Dhabi in February. Approximately 50 Vuzix Bla...
Self serve AI platform has launched
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
Xnor.ai has launched AI2GO, a self-serve platform that enables developers, device creators and companies to build smart, edge-based solutions without training or background in AI. AI2GO is available now and contains more than a hundred fully-trained models optimized to run on resource-constrained devices such as mobile devices, wearables, smart cameras, remote sens...
AI enabled mobile capture SDK from ABBYY lands
Monday, May 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
ABBYY has introduced ABBYY Mobile Capture, a software development kit (SDK) to enable end-to-end point-and-capture mobile experience where the user data is instantly captured via the camera to be used within an app or extracted and sent to back-end processes for self-service scenarios. The AI-enabled SDK frees the mobile user from manual data entry, which improves custo...
Smartphone sales globally hit $522B in 2018
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
Global smartphone sales remained strong in 2018 as the premium trend continues to fuel growth. In figures this equates to an increase of five percent ($522 billion). However, the demand for smartphones in 2018 declined by three percent to 1.44 billion units sold worldwide versus 2017. Smartphones represent the majority of the total spend on the global TCG market last ye...
Videoselfie authentication tool launches
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
Jumio announced the launch of Jumio Authentication, a new video-selfie authentication that uses biometrics for user authentication, that could be ideal for account logins and high-risk scenarios (e.g., logging in from a foreign IP address or authorizing high-risk transactions such as wire transfers and online purchases). Secure selfie authentication can also be use...
Hailo lands $21M so edge devices can have deep learning AI
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Israeli startup Hailo has expanded its Series A funding round to $21 million, with Chinese venture capital firm, Glory Ventures, leading the investment-round expansion and was joined by existing and other new investors. The investment will enable the company to expand its target markets into China and Hong Kong, complementing its existing markets in Europe, North Americ...
The Taiwan Tech Arena returns to CES 2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Richard Harris
A new epicenter of advanced consumer technology research and development will take center stage at CES 2019 when the Taiwan Tech Arena returns to CES 2019 to introduce the world to 44 of the most promising Taiwanese technology start-ups in the Taiwan Tech Arena located in the Eureka Park Marketplace in the Sands Expo & Convention Center at Booth #52443.
Transforming industries with photoenabled apps
Monday, December 24, 2018 by Jindou Lee
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, which is probably why there are thousands of mobile apps designed to help users capture, send and discover images of what’s important to them. Ever since the first smartphone slid off the assembly line, photos have been an essential feature of mobile marketing and social media. But while consumer-facing tools have...
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
These new features will empower developers with new conveniences for users. Users can scan barcodes in real-time from a browser using their smartphone without requiring an a...
Testing your app for the holidays
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Eran Kinsbruner
It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year and retailers of all sizes have already been busy preparing - and in some cases bracing - for the upcoming surge in traffic that is expected to hit their websites and mobile shopping apps this holiday season. Salesforce is predicting that mobile devices will drive 68 percent of all holiday shopping traffic this year,...
Naughty or Nice app Christmas anomaly redo
Friday, November 23, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The Santa Naughty or Nice Scan game, app, or whatever word you use to describe it, was first created and published in 2011 by Moonbeam Development. It was an instant hit, and it's now grown into a favorite app kids and parents download and use every year as leverage with their kids, or just to celebrate some sort of holiday tradition. O...
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....