Applitools Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon winners
Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Richard Harris
Applitools announced the 100 winners and 10 Grand Prize winners of the Global Visual AI Rockstar Hackathon. The hackathon’s objective was to see which of the participants could comprehensively catch and fix functional and visual bugs using both their preferred code-based approach and Visual AI.
Out of 3,000 participants and 300 finalists, the top 100 winn...
2019 Quantum Computing Industry Retrospective
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Richard Harris
Michael Biercuk, founder and CEO of Q-CTRL, is considered one of the world's leading experts in quantum computing. As we round the corner into 2020, he shares his thoughts on the year in quantum computing and predictions for next year below.
The most significant industry accomplishments
"I think there is no doubt that the demonstration of&...
Build vs buying mobile app code
Saturday, December 28, 2019 by Robert Castles
In the business world, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the end customer is still a human being. Consumer technology has spoiled us, in a good way, and now users are demanding the same level of customer experience and problem-solving from business applications as they get from the technologies ubiquitous in their day-to-day personal lives. This leaves companies ...
ALS app bringing patient progression research trials across the U.S.
Monday, November 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
The ALS Never Surrender Foundation, a volunteer-based, non-profit organization seeking to cure Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), announced a $300,000 grant from the ALS Association to bring its ALS iNVOLVE/eNGAGE app to MND/ALS patient progression research trials across the U.S. The precision point mobile technology app allows...
IBM buys Red Hat what does it mean
Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
With the IBM/Red Hat acquisition finalized, Jim Whitehurst has reaffirmed Red Hat's commitment to open source following much speculation. Given CloudBees' own commitment to open source through their work with the Jenkins project, Sacha Labourey, CEO of CloudBees, has expressed what a "massive win" this is for both Red Hat and the open-source ...
Electroneum proves there is a real utility for cryptocurrency users
Friday, September 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
Electroneum users can now top up Claro, TIM, Vivo and Oi mobile airtime and data with ETN. This is the first time 95% of a country can top up airtime and data with ETN. Brazil currently represents the fastest-growing Electroneum community. The expansion unlocks new opportunities to partner with other major corporations, retailers, and businesses.
After great success ...
What's new in NGINX Plus R18
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
NGINX, Inc. has announced the general availability of NGINX Plus R18. NGINX Plus is an all-in-one load balancer, content cache, web server, proxy, API gateway, and Kubernetes Ingress Controller. This versatility enables you to simplify your architecture for delivering both traditional applications and new ones based on microservices.
NGINX’s flexibility, ...
Cloud computing development jobs are suddenly everywhere
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
According to a recent LinkedIn study, cloud computing is the most in-demand hard skill of 2019. In just the past year in fact, job postings that included the terms “cloud computing” or “cloud engineer” have spiked to 27%. It’s powering the rapid adoption of server virtualization, then storage virtualization, followed by network virtualizati...
How a brain training app helps Tom Brady play faster
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Despite recurring suggestions that he has peaked and that the Brady era will soon see its final sunset, New England Patriots’ Quarterback Tom Brady keeps pulling out the critical wins. How does he do it year after year, while seeming to defy the effects of aging?
Like most sports, football is a game of decision-based movements - with continuous demands for the ...
Using eye tracking for UX design and testing
Friday, January 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
For UX designers working in fast-paced, agile environments, it is often difficult to make quick, informed design decisions. Many user testing tools and methods help to reveal the "what" behind user actions but fail to reveal the "why", subjecting decisions to opinion and bias. This makes it difficult to keep stakeholders and members of the desig...
Creating native mobile apps without writing native code
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Native programming can strike fear into the heart of anyone that doesn't know how to write it. While we as programmers understand our limits and capabilities, we still like to brag about the complicated function or route we just wrote. But just drop the words "Objective C, or Android Java" into the next conversation you have with fellow programmers and see...
Top coding languages and technologies report sets the pace for 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
The top coding languages and programs studied by its millions of users in 2018 have been released by Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform.
2019 promises to be another year where software dominates the tech and IT landscape, so knowing which languages and programs are coming out on top is useful to both companies trying to keep up with competition ...
Guest Post: It's Not a Web App, It's An App You Install From the Web
Monday, January 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
We received an email…
"I heard about Forecast, but I couldn’t find it in the App Store. How do I get it?"
"You don’t get it from the App Store: just go to http://forecast.io/ on your phone, and you’ll be given instructions on how to download it."
"Wow, this is great! I didn’t know you could get apps outsid...
Autotalks to display global V2X capabilities at CES 2019
Monday, January 7, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Autotalks, a company developing in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solutions, will display global V2X capabilities integrated in Telematics platform at the upcoming CES 2019 alongside Valeo at CES 2019.
Autotalks helps reduce collisions on roadways and improve mobility with its automotive qualified chipsets. The chipsets offer secure and high performing glo...
Privacy for Android boosted with decentralized VPN
Sunday, January 6, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Mysterium Network, an open-source, not-for-profit foundation reinventing internet privacy, security, and freedom, has announced the release of the Mysterium VPN app for Android, which is now available on the Google Play store.
The app, which was released today and is also available for Windows and macOS, will allow users to participate in the world’s first dece...
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...
Gamification can transform your software security program
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Pieter Danhieux
No matter the organization, or indeed their individual circumstances, there is one problem I have identified time and time again over the course of my career: AppSec managers, CISOs, CIOs and cybersecurity experts all over the world are rarely able to positively engage their dev teams on security best practice and training. It’s a source of conflict between teams,...
Google Flutter comes out of Beta to help speed up native development
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
For cross-platform mobile development, developers generally have to choose between either building the same app multiple times for multiple operating systems, or to accept a solution that trades native speed and accuracy for portability. Flutter provides a solution that gives developers the best of both worlds: hardware-accelerated graphics and UI, powered by native ARM...
Common mobile app testing mistakes to avoid
Friday, December 7, 2018 by Rob Mason
Consumers downloaded more than 175 billion mobile apps in 2017. The cost of developing a mobile app can exceed $1 million, with the median cost falling in the range of $100,000 to $500,000. Multiply those numbers together and it’s apparent that a startling amount of resources are spent yearly on mobile app development.
The bad news? Most of those resources are ...
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...
AI driven database platform Travelsify raises 5M
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Travelsify has closed 5 million in a new funding round, led by AccorHotels, with participation from existing investors. Founded in April 2016, the startup raised more than 8 million to date and created a unique AI-driven database of more than 1 million Hotel DNA, Restaurant DNA, and Vacation Rental DNA worldwide.
Travelsify will use the capital to help hospitality gr...
Machine learning for the banking industry helps reduce criminal risk
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
Mindtree is using artificial intelligence and machine learning technology to help banks improve their ability to detect financial crimes and enhance reconciliation management. These service offerings are made possible through a partnership with Tookitaki's machine-learning-powered platform.
Banks and other financial institutions are challenged by both the rising ...
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 ...
UK bets big on 5G architecture
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
In a report named the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR), the UK government has expressed its intentions to become one of the forbearers of the new 5G technology architecture. Rolling out a plan to push forward plans that would transform the mobile network landscape of the UK and make it a technological leader in Europe.
In the FTIR, Jeremy Write, Secretary...
Why Kotlin language use is skyrocketing
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Kotlin, the Java based language that titles itself as "The Statically typed programming language for modern multiplatform applications" is alive and kicking as revealed in a new report from Pusher who says there is "exponential growth in Kotlin adoption."
Kotlin originated at JetBrains, the company behind IntelliJ IDEA, in 2010, and has been ...
Tackle big data from space at Space App Camp
Monday, June 25, 2018 by Richard Harris
Big data from space such as the EO program Copernicus and the ESA Sentinel satellites provides tremendous amounts of data to many industry sectors. This big data from space offers countless opportunities in connection with mobile apps: From space, our planet’s atmosphere, land, and water can be continuously monitored for multiple application fields.
Building native mobile apps with Creo
Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
A new mobile app development platform for MacOS has been released by Creolabs named Creo. Creo combines the Design and Development process into a single application. Traditional mobile app creation process is split between the design process and the development process, the platform merges the two separated steps into a single tool which helps reduce development time.
Actian says to be outperforming Amazon Redshift
Monday, March 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Actian has announced that Actian Vector analytics database running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) outperforms Amazon Redshift "by as much as 12x" in an industry benchmark conducted by McKnight Consulting Group (MCG) Global Services. In a separate MCG benchmark report, Actian Vector performs "up to nearly 10x faster" than Microsoft SQL Server.In February 2018, MCG conducte...
Expert advice: Tips to help developers cope
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Richard Harris
According to a forbes report, being a software developer has it’s perks. From a $168,000 a year average media salary, to being able to have your hand in crafting the Instagrams of tomorrow. But the task of creating flawless code and engineering ideas, comes with challenges.It’s good to share war stories to help each other navigate the waters, so we recently had the chan...
Dynamsoft Camera SDK for iOS debuts for easier document scanning
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Dynamsoft has introduced a software development kit for iOS app developers to add enterprise-grade document scanning capabilities by easily embedding a mobile capture component in hours or days rather than spending months to build it. The SDK boasts several built-in capabilities such as, automatic document border detection and artifact reductions. The feature set provid...
How human assisted AI may be the future
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by Richard Harris
Self-driving (autonomous) cars, robotic hotel concierges, and Amazon’s intelligent delivery drones - it’s hard to minimize the potential impact that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) promise. Business leaders are all aflutter about AI’s potential for providing game-changing impact to their industries. AI is also gaining attention for the perceived t...
Blockchain tech to help digitize Dutch government legislation
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Dutch software company LegalThings has kicked off with the digitization of Dutch legislation on the blockchain. LegalThings launched its LegalThings One platform, an Ethereum-like platform that decentralizes contracts and laws on the blockchain. The Ministry of Justice aims to run the first legislation in the blockchain by the end of 2018.The Dutch government wants to b...
Making inapp purchase whales is more expensive than you think
Friday, December 1, 2017 by Xavier Cramer
Not so long ago, businesses would drive traffic to websites without any concept of what people did once they got there. This traffic could be paid for on a cost-per-click basis and it was relatively cheap. Then we clued into the fact it was possible to track what visitors actually did on websites and equate that in terms of value to the business. The real value of websi...
Blockchain Interoperability Alliance has been formed
Thursday, November 30, 2017 by Richard Harris
Aion, Wanchain, and ICON has announced the formation of the Blockchain Interoperability Alliance. The Alliance came together to develop industry standards, collaborate on research and design, and work towards a shared mission to promote broader adoption of blockchain technology.The inability for independent blockchain protocols to communicate in a decentralized and scal...
FileMaker not for dummies
Thursday, September 21, 2017 by Andy LeCates
Organizations large and small are looking for cost-effective alternatives that will provide the agility and productivity they need on the path to digitization. Hence the growing popularity of low-code and no-code development platforms. As more vendors come to market with these platforms, it can be tempting to dismiss these as "dumbed down" or amateur app development. Th...