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Robot Operating System Comes to Windows

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Oct 03, 2018

Robot Operating System (ROS), a meta-operating system for robot development, is now available on Windows 10. Microsoft’s initial, experimental build, dubbed ROS1, is integrated within Visual Studio and includes a full port of ROS Core and several modules. According to Microsoft, ROS on Windows will evolve to include full integration with GPU-based machine learning and Azure IoT Hub.

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Alexa Smart Home Skills Gain Flexibility with New API

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Sep 24, 2018

The latest update to Amazon Smart Home Skill API, available as a preview, introduces new capabilities that can be used as building blocks to model device settings or features. Additionally, Smart Home skills have gained greater flexibility by enabling the use of custom intents.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure IoT Hub’s Integration with Azure Event Grid

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 07, 2018

Microsoft announced the general availability of the integration of IoT Hub with Azure Event Grid after a public preview period of six months. With the combination of IoT Hub and Event Grid, customers can enhance the support of device events to automate actions like database updates, ticket creation, and billing management.

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Google Cloud Platform Release Edge TPU and Cloud IoT Edge

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 8 Followers on  Jul 30, 2018

Google announced it would bring two new products to their cloud platform to aid customers in developing and deploying their devices. These products are the Edge TPU, a new hardware chip, and Cloud IoT Edge, an expansion of the Google Cloud AI capability for gateways as well as connected devices.

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Microsoft Previews Windows 10 IoT Core Services

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Jul 19, 2018

Microsoft is previewing a new paid service for its Windows 10 IoT Core OS that enables managed device updates and device health assessment. Additionally, the new service will guarantee a 10 year support lifespan for each version of the OS after its release.

DevOps Follow 975 Followers

Shippable and Packet Collaborate on Native Arm CI/CD

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 17, 2018 2

DevOps automation platform, Shippable, and bare metal cloud provider, Packet, have jointly announced a new hosted continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) capability for developers working on software applications for Arm®v8-A architecture. The solution allows open source and commercial software projects to build and validate their software on-demand on Arm-based machines from Packet’s cloud.

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Google Released Cloud IoT Core Client Library for Android Things

by Diogo Carleto Follow 42 Followers on  Jun 27, 2018

Google has released a client library to make it easy for developers to use Google Cloud IoT Core from Android Things devices. Developers can connect to the IoT Core MQTT bridge, authenticate a device, publish device telemetry, subscribe to configuration changes, and handle errors and network outages.

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Securing IoT Devices with Microsoft's Azure Sphere

by Alexis Perrier Follow 1 Followers on  Apr 25, 2018

To improve security of IoT devices, Microsoft announced Azure Sphere, an end-to-end solution for Internet-connected microcontrollers (MCUs). Azure Sphere has a three-layer architecture based on hybrid microcontrollers running a new IoT-optimized Linux kernel and leveraging a cloud-based security service. The first Azure Sphere chip, the MT3620, is developed by MediaTek Inc.

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Google's IoT Platform "Android Things" is Feature Complete

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Apr 18, 2018

Google has released the latest preview version of Android Things, DP 8, which stabilized the API surface for the upcoming stable release.

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An Early Look at Zircon, Google Fuchsia New Microkernel

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Apr 15, 2018

Google has published the official book about Fuchsia, its new operating systems aimed at IoT and mobile devices. Fuchsia will be based on a new microkernel called Zircon.

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Metrics Collection from Large Scale IoT Deployments at Vivint

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 15, 2018

Vivint's engineering team built their own metrics collection platform to collect and analyze metrics from their deployed devices. The key motivation behind writing their own system was to be able to store only aggregated data and focus on its analysis, which they achieve by their Rothko project.

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Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Delivery System

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 26, 2018 1

On March 1st, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a patent application by Walmart that describes a “Smart Package” system built upon blockchain technology to aid in the tracking of packages between sellers, couriers and buyers. The patent also has references to autonomous vehicle systems and IoT sensors.

Culture & Methods Follow 807 Followers

Fred George on Solving Fuzzy Problems

by Shane Hastie Follow 28 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018

In the Digital Transformation day at the Agile India conference Fred George gave a talk on how the way we solve programming problems needs to change when dealing with what he calls “fuzzy problems” where the speed of response is more important than any other factor. The development “team” in those environments consists of a single developer working directly with a customer deploying frequently

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Cloud IoT Core Service in Google Cloud Platform Is Now Generally Available

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 8 Followers on  Feb 26, 2018

Google announced the general availability of its Cloud IoT Core, a managed service to help enterprises connect and manage millions of connected devices. The Cloud IoT Core will offer its users a system for controlling the connection of the internet of things (IoT) devices with Google’s Cloud Platform (GPC) and a pipeline for getting data to and from those devices.

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Microsoft Releases Public Preview of IoT Software-as-a-Service Offering

by Martin Abbott Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 31, 2017

Microsoft recently announced a public preview of IoT Central, its software-as-a-service solution for the Internet of Things. IoT Central had been in limited preview for a few months with chosen customers who have been trialling the solution and providing feedback.

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