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 ...
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 ...
Mesmerizing Titanic virtual reality game coming to PlayStation
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
Titanic VR is launching on Playstation (PSVR). The highly realistic game’s graphics and characterization are based on real-life people who were on the ship. The game's developer, Immersive VR Education (IVRE), created 800 characters, while also providing various facts on-screen about the RMS Titanic and its sinking.
The sinking of the Titanic is ...
DNA powered apps get new developer tools from Helix
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Helix, the company which owns and operates one of the world’s largest genome / exome sequencing labs in the world, announced a new DNA Product Studio. It's a set of tools to make it easier for partners like Mayo Clinic, National Geographic and InsideTracker to name a few, to develop new consumer genetic tests.
They hope Helix’s DN...
Simplifying digital transformation with VANTIQ Modelo 3.0
Friday, October 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
VANTIQ announced new capabilities in its VANTIQ Modelo application development platform that help companies gain maximum value from their event-driven, real-time business application initiatives that span from cloud to edge. VANTIQ Modelo 3.0 users can quickly build and deploy cloud-to-edge business applications that deliver improved business agility.
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...
Neural network predictions know when companies are being mentioned
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
Accurately gauging how the public views your company can be a difficult task, at best. But Vainu's is on a mission to "build the most comprehensive database of all the companies in the world." A crucial part of this mission is having the ability to determine when companies are being mentioned in natural language. Named Entity Recognition (NER) is a subset ...
Mobile website or mobile app, the changing tides
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Programming with native mobile languages has been the keystone way of producing a rock-solid mobile app since the beginning of the mobile app stores, and there’s good reason. After-all, programming as close to the hardware layer as possible is usually your safest bet, and using the language the manufacture fully supports will get that job done with less headaches.But in...
Sensory brings low power wake words to mobile apps
Monday, April 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sensory has announced that it has made a significant breakthrough in running its TrulyHandsfree wake word and speech recognition AI engine directly on Android and iOS smartphone applications at low-power. As a software component, TrulyHandsfree can be adapted to any app without requiring special purpose hardware or DSPs to capture efficiencies in computing.Until now, al...
TrulyHandsfree technology updates its embedded AI
Friday, April 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
Introduced in 2009, TrulyHandsfree began offering an embedded small vocabulary speech recognition system to feature an always-listening wake word. Now, Sensory, a Silicon Valley-based company focused on improving UX and security of consumer electronics through embedded AI technologies, is announcing they will be making significant updates to the embedded AI in its Truly...
The intersection of AR, IoT, and Apps in the legal realm
Thursday, April 27, 2017 by Adam Grant
In 2007 the Apple gave us the iPhone and Apps became the rage. While the term “Internet for things” was first coined 1999 by Kevin Ashton (one of the founders of the original Auto-ID Center at MIT), in 2013 the Global Standards Initiative on Internet of Things defined the term as “the infrastructure of the information society.” AR, or Augmented Reality, unlike virtual r...
ChecOut's new payment terminal to go on your phone!
Monday, January 16, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
ChecOut's mobile payment service is the newest solution for mobile commerce.Innowi, Inc just unveiled ChecOut M, the first mobile POS solution integrating powerful Payment (EMV, NFC & Magnetic stripe), POS and BI management applications into a smart, secure and sophisticated device. Their new product is designed to transform the customer shopping experience and chec...
What's so tricky about Android security anyway
Monday, December 12, 2016 by Don Duncan
Android authentication can be a tricky business because it can help identify the user, but it can also open the door to hackers at the same time. It all comes down to the device administrator access which comes with a lot of benefits like. Device administrator access provides complete device management access rights that include creating and managing poli...
Paving the way to smarter phone security
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by Robert Capps
75 million Smartphone users admit that while they are afraid of cyber attacks, they have not set a password for their smartphones according to the latest TransUnion’s Cyber Security Survey. While at first glance, this seems completely alarming and the ramifications could result in identity theft, it is also not surprising as consumers are not technologists and they just...
IoT Tech Expo descending on Silicon Valley next week (October 20-21st)
Friday, October 14, 2016 by Richard Harris
The IoT Tech Expo will be descending on Silicon Valley for 2 days (October 20-21st) of top-level content, discussion, case studies, live demos, workshops and plenty of networking opportunities. There will be 8 conference tracks, an exclusive Samsung Workshop, IoT hackathon and a vast exhibition including robotics, 3D pizza printers, drones, mind-reading tech and more! O...
Samsung Teams With Sensory for Face and Voice Authentication
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by Richard Harris
Samsung SDS, Samsung Group’s IT service provider is teaming up with Sensory to offer banks and enterprise customers high-security embedded face and voice biometric recognition technologies. Sensory’s TrulySecure technology will be added to Samsung’s FIDO biometric authentication offering. Samsung’s SDS FIDO Client product will use Sensory’s FIDO UAF Certified ...
A Chat with Andy LeCates About FileMaker 15 Platform
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 by Richard Harris
We recently visited with Andy LeCates with FileMaker to discuss the latest release of the FileMaker platform.ADM: FileMaker launched its new FileMaker 15 platform on May 10. Can you tell us a little bit about what that is?LeCates: The new FileMaker 15 Platform provides stronger essentials to make unique custom apps for your business that work seamlessly across iPad, iPh...
IBM Announces New and Advanced Watson APIs on the Cloud
Saturday, February 27, 2016 by Richard Harris
IBM has announced new and expanded cognitive APIs for developers that enhance Watson’s emotional and visual senses, further extending the capabilities of the industry’s largest and most diverse set of cognitive technologies and tools. Three APIs, Tone Analyzer, Emotion Analysis and Visual Recognition, are now available in beta. Additionally, Text to Speech (TTS) ha...
Biometric Security Can Leave a Lasting Impression
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 by Bernard Brafman
Each year faster processors and new APIs offer developers more tools to use in the creation of their apps. While these advances offer opportunities, new capabilities also mean users expect the apps they use to perpetually improve update after update, and user experience is a chart topper on the list of elements they want improved.One easy way to create a better app expe...
Dual Biometrics - Added Security Without Added Hassle
Friday, November 20, 2015 by Bernard Brafman
Our mobile phones are a portable treasure trove of personal information. They often carry a record of where we’ve been through the metadata of our photos and the people we talk to in our call and message logs - not to mention our emails, notes, appointments and a range of other things we store inside different apps. From this data an outline of our entire lives can...
With TrulySecure 2.0 Developers Can Move Beyond Thumbprint Recognition
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Sensory has released TrulySecure 2.0, the next generation of the company’s FIDO Certified multimodal biometric authentication technology. This latest release builds on Sensory’s two decades of implementing platforms which enhance user experience and security for consumer electronics by incorporating state-of-the-art neural networks and machine learning principles in spe...
Developers Win Over $100K in Connect Ability Challenge
Friday, August 7, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
AT&T and New York University’s ABILITY Lab, through the Connect Ability Challenge, have awarded over $100,000 in prizes to developers of high-tech solutions to improve the lives of people living with disabilities. The Connect Ability Challenge was a three month long technology challenge to spur innovation for people with physical, social, emotional and cogniti...
Developers Compete for $100,000 to Create Apps for Individuals with Disabilities
Monday, April 13, 2015 by Richard Harris
New York University’s ABILITY Lab and AT&T are launching the Connect Ability Challenge which will allow developers to compete for more than $100,000 in prizes to design software, wearable and other technology solutions aimed at enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities.The submission deadline is June 24,2015 and the challenge will be held over the next th...
Pivothead Wearable Imaging Launches Indiegogo Campaign
Monday, November 18, 2013 by Richard Harris
Pivothead, a leader in wearable
imaging technology, launched an Indiegogo campaign to bring their next
generation Pivothead SMART (Simple Modular
Application-Ready Technology™) line
of feature-rich eyewear to market.
Pivothead SMART provides the full 1080p high definition (HD)
video and 8 megapixel photo capture capability of Pivothead’s award winning
App Developer Magazine Developer Spotlight Wasabi Productions
Sunday, November 3, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
As part of our series of in-depth interviews with app developers, we recently sat down with Wasabi Productions, a children’s digital publisher.
ADM - Who are your key members?Wasabi - Graham Nunn, Creative Director and Co-Founder; Amy Friedlander , VP Marketing & Strategy, Co-Founder; and Chaz Heitner, Financial Director, Co Founder.
ADM - How lo...
App Developers Observe iOS Users in the Wild With Lookback
Friday, September 27, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Something new for iOS app developers? Yes, there’s always some new/shiny/flashy tool or service to catch your eye, however how often is something not just new, but really unique?
The two brother team of Carl and Jonatan Littke of the Ripple agency, a design and web development firm in Stockholm, have done just that with Lookback, their new user experience collector.&...
Easy way to learn HTML5
Thursday, December 6, 2012 by Richard Harris
I recently stumbled across a website that offered an HTML5 training course. The site is powered by Memrise. They use 'mems' to help you form vivid, sensory memories. Then they test you
continuously, always making sure to give your brain just the right
workout. They also remind you of what you've learned at scientifically
optimized times so your memories ...