Emergency preparedness app Perci launches
Monday, January 15, 2024 by Richard Harris
In 2022, about 3.4 million Americans had to leave their homes because of natural disasters. Perci recently launched a comprehensive disaster readiness solution. It helps families plan for emergencies based on where they live and how many people are in their home.
Perci App and evacuation vest: An all-in-one emergency preparedness solution
93% of Americans liv...
Human and robot collaboration will increase says Pudu Robotics
Friday, December 15, 2023 by Richard Harris
While back-of-house robots have recently received much of the attention (e.g., Chipotle's Autocado, Sweetgreen's Kale shooting robot, and White Castle’s "Flippy"), front-of-house robots are expected to show up more regularly, serving food, gathering dirty dishes, and sometimes even hosting.
Labor shortage drives the restaurant industry to hire...
GPS tracker app celebrates 10 years in the app store with a new update
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 by Freeman Lightner
When it comes to the world of GPS tracking, the Chirp GPS app stands out for its user-friendliness. It has ranked highly in the app store since 2011, and has consistently consistently set the bar higher for GPS tracking apps. They've just rolled out a new update that simplifies the process of tracking friends, belongings, and shared adventures even further.
Send money across 5 continents with IPSIPay app
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc. announced that it has completed the key integration of its IPSIPay mobile application and back-end payment processing infrastructure through its commercial partners.
This major achievement allows IPSIPay users the ability to easily transfer money and make payments through the IPSIPay app throughout five continents for receipt a...
Security practices of apps in the Google Play Store
Monday, September 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Data removal company Incogni analyzed the top 1,000 paid and unpaid apps available on the Google Play Store to discover the apps’ privacy and security practices.
Key privacy findings:
1 in 2 apps (55.2%) share your data with third parties.
Free apps share, on average, seven times more data points than paid apps.
The worst categ...
NFT smart contract that pays NFT artists securely
Friday, February 25, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Ethereum co-founder, Joseph Lubin’s blockchain incubator, ConsenSys Mesh has announced the NFT platform TreeTrunk.io at the celebrated ETH Denver developer conference. Launching in a beta release on the Polygon Mumbai testnet, TreeTrunk has introduced a new smart contract that, for the first time in the Ethereum ecosystem, collects and distributes royalty payments...
Being careful about 3rd party APIs
Monday, August 24, 2020 by Ameya Talwalkar
Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a marked shift in the nature of API traffic from being largely driven by human actions to be increasingly machine-driven. While it used to take a human to click something on a website to trigger an API call and response, there are now sites and apps where upwards of 98% of total traffic is the result of bots -- some legiti...
PubMatic has announced OpenWrap OTT
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Digital technology company PubMatic announced the launch of OpenWrap OTT, a header bidding solution that centralizes 100% of direct and programmatic demand while preserving a seamless TV-like viewer experience. PubMatic has delivered more than 8 years of header bidding technology, and Prebid Server-based OpenWrap OTT helps both publishers and advertisers realize the ful...
FTC responds to COVID 19
Monday, March 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
The FTC is taking a variety of measures to respond to the new and challenging circumstances associated with the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. The two main priorities, as always, are the health and safety of people, their families, and the entities and individuals who appear before us; and the continuity of our mission to protect consumers and competition. To that end, we...
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, ...
DesignCon 2020 schedule announced
Friday, November 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
DesignCon announced its 2020 conference schedule presenting 14 newly refined and reorganized tracks covering a broad range of highly technical sessions, boot camps, tutorials, and more to fit the needs of the hardware design engineering community. Hot topics of interest for this year’s programming include signal integrity (SI) and power integrity (PI) for single-m...
New app for marathon runners
Friday, November 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
New York Road Runners in collaboration with its title sponsor, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), launched the official race app for this year’s TCS New York City Marathon. With its extensive enhancements, the award-winning app creates a best-in-class experience for runners and spectators at the world’s most technologically advanced marathon, occurring on Nove...
Silicon Labs Series 2 mesh networking modules are out now
Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Silicon Labs has launched a new portfolio of highly integrated, secure Wireless Gecko modules that reduce development cost and complexity, making it easier to add robust mesh networking connectivity to a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) products. The new MGM210x and BGM210x Series 2 modules support leading mesh protocols (Zigbee, Thread, and Bluetoo...
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...
Token4Hope charity project releases source code on GitHub
Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
DECENT announces that the Token4Hope charity project is releasing its official source code on GitHub. Implemented together with Wiener Hilfswerk, HumanVenture, and Collective Energy, the pilot stage of Token4Hope is responsible for helping nearly 50 destitute families acquire funds to buy victuals and services through an innovative donation platform. The intent is to he...
Gaming industry trends released ahead of GDC 2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
The 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of the seventh annual State of the Industry Survey, revealing trends in the game industry ahead of GDC 2019 in March.
The survey compiles responses from nearly 4,000 game developers and reflects that nearly half of game developers support game industry unionization, as well as uncertainty around Steam...
How the US Government shutdown could effect your app
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
The impacts of the US Government being offline are obvious to the daily operations of the National parks, security agencies, and other federally funded offices. But it doesn't stop there. Techcrunch recently reported how this shutdown (close to the longest running in history), is affecting IPO ready companies, and Karen Hao, a reporter for MIT Technology Review rece...
Finding the perfect server size for your cloud deployment
Saturday, November 24, 2018 by Bill Supernor
Serving sizing in the cloud can be tricky. Unless you are about to do some massive high-performance computing project, super-sizing your cloud virtual machines/instances is probably not what you are thinking about when you log in to your favorite cloud service provider. But from looking at user data, it certainly does look like a lot of folks are walking up to their nei...
ARena Space VR parks coming to America
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
At the international exhibition IAAPA Attractions Expo, the virtual reality provider ARena Space will present the format of the new generation VR park. The event will be held in the world capital of theme parks, in the city of Orlando (USA). IAAPA Attraction Expo is the largest event for employees in the entertainment sector, where companies from all over the world demo...
Golden rules for an agile reporting structure
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Dave West
For the majority of organizations adopting Scrum, they are moving from a traditional team-based model to a Scrum-based approach. Traditional team models vary for every organization, but normally have the following elements:
A project manager responsible for ensuring the project delivers
A line manager who individuals in the team report to. That person d...
Smart ball game converts data from the ball into usable game events
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
WRLDS announced the release of a new augmented reality (AR) and Bluetooth-enabled smart ball and platform. The ball is made of a lightweight, bouncy material and has a built-in chip to control mobile games, giving “tween” players healthy new ways to engage in active, outdoor play by essentially turning the whole world into a game.
“We wanted to brid...
Mobile ad creative help from Tapjoy arrives
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Tapjoy has announced the launch of the Interplay Studio, an in-house creative team and design studio dedicated to helping brands, agencies and marketers deliver mobile ad creative optimized for in-app environments. Campaigns designed by the Interplay Studio have demonstrated average click-through rate that are 3-5X greater than traditional mobile video ads and deliver a...
New PoE chips released by Silicon Labs
Friday, March 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs has released two new Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (PD) families delivering integration and efficiency for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Silicon Labs' Si3406x and Si3404 families include all necessary high-voltage discrete components on a single PD chip. The new PD ICs support IEEE 802.3 at PoE+ power capabilities, flexible power convers...
Mobile financing app hits $1B milestone
Thursday, February 1, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Handle Financial has announced that more than $1 billion dollars in bills have been paid through Prism, its popular mobile app dedicated to helping consumers take control of their finances. The milestone comes as Prism’s biller network continues to expand. As a financial management tool that allows users to automate tracking bills and account balances, enable mobile rem...
NOVATM universal garage door controller device announced
Friday, January 12, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Skylink Group has announced the NOVATM, a Wi-Fi enabled, universal garage door controller device that can be retrofitted directly onto most garage door controllers on the market, transforming existing garage door openers into smart openers through the SkylinkNet iOS or Android app. In addition to remotely opening or closing most garage doors on the market through the Sk...
Teladoc mobile doctor consultation app is now available
Thursday, January 11, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Teladoc has announced the commercial availability of its integrated mobile app experience. Members can now benefit from a single, patient-centered point of access to answers for a wide array of medical needs, as the app combines the high frequency care services traditionally provided by Teladoc, along with the expert specialty medical and second opinion services of Best...
Get mass shooting alerts near you from TerrorMate app
Thursday, December 7, 2017 by Richard Harris
TerrorMate, the world’s first terror alert app, is expanding its user alert capabilities to include mass shootings. The real-time intelligence system with well-established terror attack and terror threat alerting capabilities will now deliver structured, accurate mass shooting alerts and safety recommendations to its users within two minutes of an attack anywh...
Navy participates in STEM event during Hispanic heritage month
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Sailors and support personnel of Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, Navy City Outreach Southwest Region and the Navy's diversity office participated Oct. 3 and 4 in Student Leadership Day and Latina Day during this week's observance of Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Week on the campus of the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.The educational conferen...
Automotive startup competition 2017 finalists
Monday, October 9, 2017 by Richard Harris
The Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show) and AutoMobility LA has announced the finalists for its 2017 Top Ten Automotive Startups Competition (Top Ten) presented by Magna International, Inc. Selected from nearly 300 applicants, these innovative finalists were chosen based on a number of different criteria including the potential to greatly impact the daily transportatio...
Stop the menace of Android rooting malware attacks with RASP
Monday, September 25, 2017 by Frederik Mennes
One of the key security issues facing organizations that support Android devices is the risk of rooting malware. A number of malware families on the Android mobile OS attempt to obtain root access once installed because the elevated privileges gained come in handy to perform malicious activities.
What you need to know about Tordow v2.0 and Pegasus
VidAngel is now open for business after intense legal battles
Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Richard Harris
VidAngel, an entertainment platform that lets their users to filter language, nudity, violence, and other content from movies and TV shows, is engaged in a high-profile legal battle with Disney, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and Lucasfilm. These Hollywood studios have taken legal action in an effort to remove the 2005 Family Movie Act and prevent VidAngel from allowin...
Miigen could help Dementia sufferers store memories
Friday, June 2, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
The creators of a new social platform which allows people to store photographs in an online ‘time capsule’ are hoping the technology could be used in the fight against dementia.Miigen is set to revolutionize the way people store old photos and the memories that go with them and the startup plans to host several community events to allow families and those suffering with...
Call Mom service helps you not to be a loser
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by Richard Harris
Zang, an Avaya company, announced that its ‘Call Mom’ service is now live and can be used by anyone in the world to send a message to Mom for Mother’s Day. With families spread out over the globe in different time zones - including members of the military deployed overseas - getting Mom live on the phone can be challenging. That’s why Zang launched the ‘Call Mom’ servic...
New Pictionary app lets users sketch on the go
Thursday, April 27, 2017 by Richard Harris
Etermax, the creator of Trivia Crack and Aworded Crack, announced the launch of the digital app version of Pictionary, based on the classic draw-n-guess board game, in partnership with Mattel. The mobile app will launch on April 27, surprising users with an all new way to play.The new Pictionary app will include features inspired by the classic top selling draw-n-guess ...
The workforequity model as expounded by Loom
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by Richard Harris
Critics of companies offering the “work-for-equity” model accuse them of being exploitative; in their minds, “work-for-equity” = work for free. Supporters of the model point to its opportunities for developers to gain a more significant business stake in something they believe in. No matter where you stand, there’s something everyone can agree on: the issue is polarizin...