Volterra emerges from Stealth
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Volterra announced it has launched from two years of stealth operations with over $50 million in funding to date. Investors include top-tier venture capital firms Khosla Ventures, Mayfield and M12 (Microsoft’s venture fund), as well as a growing set of strategic investors/partners including Itochu Technology Ventures and Samsung NEXT. Volterra’s launch come...
Service mesh for all
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Kong Inc. announced the release of an open-source project called Kuma. Based on the popular open-source Envoy proxy, Kuma is a universal control plane that addresses limitations of first-generation service mesh technologies by enabling seamless management of any service on the network. Kuma runs on any platform – including Kubernetes, containers, virtual machines,...
Samsung partners with Amdocs to accelerate 5G network deployment
Monday, September 9, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Amdocs, a provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has announced multiple joint initiatives to accelerate communications service providers’ (CSP) journeys to open cloud networks that provide the freedom and agility necessary to innovate and better manage the delivery of 5G services to market, w...
Sprint 5G phones include Hatch Premium and cloud gaming
Thursday, August 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
Sprint customers can enjoy instant access to unlimited mobile cloud gaming with Hatch Premium and True Mobile 5G. Hatch, a game-streaming experience specifically designed for mobile 5G networks, will be preloaded on Sprint 5G smartphones. Plus, customers will receive a complimentary three-month subscription to Hatch Premium.
Sprint 5G customers will experie...
Homeis raises $12M to help immigrants across the world
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Homeis, the first digital platform for immigrant communities around the world, today announced its $12 million Series A funding round led by Canaan and Spark Capital. Since its founding in 2017, Homeis has served hundreds of thousands of immigrants in its launched communities and will expand to serve all immigrant communities in the U.S. and across the globe, starting w...
CircleCI for Microsoft Windows is here
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
CircleCI launched the general availability of support for Windows jobs. Organizations such as Angular, Samsung NEXT are able to achieve further flexibility over their development pipelines with the addition of Windows.
According to Stack Overflow’s 2019 Developer Survey, nearly half of respondents reported building on Windows, yet no native Windo...
Don't sleep on AppAds txt implementation
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Matt Barash
It took just 18 months for 77% of the top 5,000 global websites that sell programmatic ads to adopt the Authorized Digital Sellers method (ads.txt) – a file that lists which companies are permissioned to sell their digital inventory.
So when the IAB came out with the 1.0 version of app-ads.txt in mid-March, the question became, how long will adoption take? Afte...
Google Cloud Next 19 announcements
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Next ‘19 is underway, and here’s a summary of the important news announced from the event.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off talking about Cloud’s momentum and announced their new multi and hybrid cloud offering called Anthos. Anthos lets customers write once and run anywhere—in the cloud, in their data center, or even in other clouds.
Unity's Adaptive Performance gaming feature set for the Galaxy S10
Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Samsung Galaxy S10 will have many mobile "super-powers". From extended battery life to Instagram mode pictures - they have packed enough tech inside to make any propeller spin.
But something mentioned during the announcement caught my attention relating specifically to game development, did you hear it?
Unity is soon to launch what they call, "A...
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 ...
Best gifts for programmers, developers, and nerds 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
Why is it so hard to buy something for techie people? It’s probably because they seem to just “get” whatever they want at the moment the need arises. Programmers, developers, and designers can be some of the worst about it too, because a lot of what we need to have just to do out jobs, falls in the category of a gift to ourselves too. Yeah - I rea...
RelayCars 8 lets you shop for cars in virtual reality
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
RelayCars, the virtual reality automotive research experience that puts consumers in the driver’s seat of thousands of vehicles, announced the launch of RelayCars 8. RelayCars 8, features the new RelayCars Garage, an immersive showroom which allows car shoppers and car dealers to select, save and compare a personally curated selection of vehicles.
DesignCon 2019 is coming
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
DesignCon announced its 2019 conference schedule, which will feature more than 100 sessions across 15 tracks covering the most important topics within the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities.
DesignCon 2019 takes place January 29-31, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
DesignCon’s conference content is curated by 99 seasoned engineers a...
DevSecOps showcase by Sumo Logic unravels all their new changes
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sumo Logic announced a number of new solutions and enhancements to its platform to empower enterprises to "win in the analytics economy." These innovations, as well as those from DevSecOps ecosystem partners, will be showcased this week at Sumo Logic’s user conference, Illuminate, in Burlingame, Calif. Illuminate will gather over 600 experts in machine d...
A designer's guide to mobile AR and VR
Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Paul Reynolds
When most people think of 3D user experiences, their mind goes straight to headsets - Oculus Rift for VR, for example, and Hololens for AR. But for designers and developers, that mindset changed dramatically last summer when Google and Apple released their mobile AR platforms - ARCore and ARKit, respectively. Almost overnight, these platforms swung the center of gravity...
Fortnite to finally release for Android!
Monday, July 30, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Over one year from its a initial launch data, and nearly half a year from its iOS launch, Fortnite has finally announced the list of Android devices that will also soon support the popular video game. A full list of supported platforms is provided at the bottom of this article, but suffice it so say that a majority of newer Google, Huawei, Sony, Samsung, and Motorola ph...
IDVoice biometric security update has been released
Friday, June 22, 2018 by Richard Harris
ID R&D released the newest version of its most advanced voice biometric security solution, IDVoice. Additionally, ID R&D is announcing that both IDVoice and its behavioral biometric security solution, IDBehave, are now available on the Samsung SDS Digital Identify Platform.
IDVoice is a mobile-optimized voice biometric solution that authenticates users by eva...
Alternative Google Play app stores to consider
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by Alex Makarevich
Android is open source, and because of that -app developers can build and deploy an APK file anywhere! There are obvious advantages to deploying into the known Android app stores such as Google Play, and Amazon - mostly in the potential number of impressions and installs your app can receive, because Google play comes as the default app store on most Android devices. Pl...
Worldwide smartphone demand in 2017 totaled 1.46 billion units
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
The North America smartphone market saw demand jump six percent year-on-year in 4Q17, its strongest growth in over two years. Sales value increased by four percent to US $28.5 billion. As a result, sales in 2017 rose two percent compared to 2016, totaling 201.3 million units. This recent upturn is not expected to last, though; GfK forecasts demand in North America to be...
Android devices fail twice as much as iOS devices says new report
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by Richard Harris
Each quarter, mobile experts compare the features and performance of iOS and Android smartphones. In the third quarter of 2017, Apple’s iPhones came out victorious in the battle, with the Android device failure rate (30 percent) being nearly double that of the iOS device failure rate (16 percent), according to the Q3 2017 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health re...
Building apps for emerging markets
Monday, November 27, 2017 by Neal Thoms
Internet use is ballooning in emerging economies in South America, Africa and Asia (amongst others). These economies are growing fast, and an explosion in smartphones and mobile internet has generated a vast wave of users venturing online for the first time. However, despite this phenomenal growth, it would be unwise to take this technology growth for granted, or to ass...
Marriott teams up with Samsung and Legrand
Friday, November 17, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
As technology continues to evolve and play an increasingly active role in our daily lives, Marriott International has teamed with two companies - Samsung and Legrand - to launch the hospitality industry’s Internet of Things (IoT) hotel room to inspire the ultimate hotel experience of the future.The IoT Guestroom Lab - powered by Marriott’s Innovation Lab at the company’...
The Kubernetes list of certified providers
Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced availability of the Kubernetes Software Conformance Certification program, which ensures certified products deliver consistency and portability, and that XX Certified Kubernetes Distributions and Platforms are now available.Over the last three years, Kubernetes has been adopted by a vibrant, diverse community o...
The battle of biometric security coming in 2018
Friday, November 3, 2017 by Kevin Tussy
Fingerprint sensors first appeared in smart devices in 2007 and then gained momentum as a 4-digit PIN code replacement in 2013's Apple iPhone 5S. Hailed as the future of authentication by some, fingerprint's security weaknesses were quickly exposed by the children of sleepy dads, cats' paws and gummy bears. Still, the lure of convenience today and the promise of securit...
Androids failing at double the rate of iPhones
Thursday, September 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
As the two main players in the mobile space, the Android and iOS operating systems are at constant odds with one another for market share and performance. In the second quarter of 2017, Android devices struggled to keep pace with the performance of iPhones. In fact, Android devices had a failure rate worldwide of 25 percent - that is more than double the failure rate of...
Google ARCore SDK releases Unreal Engine support
Friday, September 1, 2017 by Richard Harris
Google has announced ARCore, bringing augmented reality (AR) functionality to Android smartphones. Developers can immediately get started with Google’s developer preview of ARCore, which also includes Unreal Engine support. ARCore enables AR development across Android ecosystem, giving developers the ability to make compelling AR experiences without the need for any add...
Tizen app developer growth is exploding says Hokyu Choi from Samsung
Thursday, August 3, 2017 by Richard Harris
Ever since Samsung released their own operating system, Tizen OS, into the market back at the beginning of 2012, Samsung has been continuously pushing for the adoption of the mobile OS on their devices. But although Android still dominates a majority share of Samsung devices in many regions, the growth of the Tizen OS is not to be overlooked and still has the potential ...
Samsung ARTIK lets you monetize the data shared by IoT devices
Monday, July 31, 2017 by Richard Harris
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...
XRite launches ColorEye app for perfect color matching
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by Richard Harris
X-Rite Incorporated, a provider of color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, announced the launch of Color-Eye, a solution that brings accurate color measurement to smartphones and ecommerce applications. Color-Eye uses a smartphone and a color calibration card to help consumers shop for new items that match or complement the color of items they have...
Samsung hosts first DeX developer workshop in New York
Friday, June 16, 2017 by Richard Harris
Samsung will host a free professional developer workshop for Samsung DeX, its new solution that lets you connect the Galaxy S8/S8+ to a monitor, mouse and keyboard and create a rich desktop experience.In this day-long workshop, enterprise application developers will learn how to optimize their existing applications for the features that DeX offers, including giving user...
KamaGames reports huge growth in their mobile casino games audience
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by Richard Harris
In a year that has seen overall growth across the industry, as well as new entrants into the space, KamaGames has continued to grow through a combination of strategic partnerships, a strong recruitment drive, the launch of several new products and the expansion into a number of emerging markets.Daniel Kashti, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer at KamaGames said “It’...
What VR developers need to know when creating educational apps
Thursday, May 25, 2017 by Baptiste Grève
From dissecting frogs without the guilty consciousnesses, taking a history class in ancient Rome, or swimming with marine animals in the Galapagos islands, VR is offering modern students a more authentic and immersive learning experience, in which they can interact with dimensional environments and place themselves in different times and locations.While the initial hype...
Why you should add voice and intelligence to your apps
Friday, May 19, 2017 by Richard Harris
SoundHound Inc. is a voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence provider that has turned sound (voice, music, and more) into understanding and actionable meaning, enabling humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to mobile phones, cars, TVs, music speakers, and every other part of the emergin...
Samsung has new ARTIK smart IoT platform products
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by Richard Harris
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced new their new ARTIK Smart IoT platform products that will help companies get to market faster with more secure offerings and bring IoT another step closer to Samsung’s vision of intelligent things.The SAMSUNG ARTIK platform includes new end-to-end enterprise-grade security enhancements, and now enables easy-to-use, secure servi...
Demand for mobile print solutions are on the rise
Thursday, May 11, 2017 by Christoph Schell
Understanding the opportunity for mobile printing in the workplace first requires rejecting the notion that the enterprise has abandoned much of its need for printing and paper records. Digital forms and workflows may be reducing the amount of paperwork, yet many organizations still rely on hard-copy contracts, government forms and reports to support business processes ...