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Google Is to Remove Support for PNaCl

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  May 31, 2017

After de-staffing the PNaCL/NaCl team last year and adding default support for WebAssembly in Chrome in March of this year, Google has officially announced the retirement of PNaCl in favor of WebAssembly.

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Google Announces Tensorflow Lite: A Neural Network Library for Mobile Phones

by Roland Meertens Follow 4 Followers on  May 28, 2017

Dave Burke, VP of engineering at Google, announced a new version of Tensorflow optimised for mobile phones. This new library, called Tensorflow Lite, would enable developers to run their artificial intelligence applications in real time on the phones of users. The library is designed to be “fast and small while still enabling state-of-the-art techniques”.

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Google Joins IoT Race, Launches Cloud IoT Core Private Beta

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  May 27, 2017

In a recent blog post, Google announced a private beta of their Google IoT Core platform. Within this IoT platform, customers will be able to securely connect devices to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) where other data analytics services can be integrated. Customers can then use this data to provide actionable insight for their organization in order to drive better business results.

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Google, IBM and Lyft Open-Source Microservice Service-Mesh Istio

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  May 27, 2017

Google, IBM and Lyft have open sourced Istio (Greek word for “sail”), a framework for managing, securing and monitoring microservices.

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IBM Unveils Its Most Powerful Quantum Processor Yet for Business and Science

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  May 19, 2017

IBM has announced a new feat in its race towards building ever more powerful quantum processors. Indeed, its new 16 and 17 qubit processors are its most powerful yet, IBM researchers claim.

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Kotlin Is Now a Supported Android Language

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  May 18, 2017 1

Announced during Google I/O 2017, Android Studio 3.0 adds full support for Kotlin which is to be moved from JetBrains to an independent non-profit organization for future development.

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TensorFlow: Providing Support to a Successful Open-Source Project

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  May 17, 2017

Building a community around an open-source project requires a number of practices regarding support, pull requests handling, licensing, and more, writes Pete Warden, TensorFlow Mobile lead at Google.

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Google Invests in Cognitive: Cloud Speech API Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  May 06, 2017

In a recent blog post, Google announced their Cloud Speech API has reached General Availability. The Cloud Speech API allows developers to include pre-trained machine learning models for cognitive tasks such as video, image and text analysis in addition to dynamic translation. The Cloud Speech API was launched, in open beta, last summer.

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Google Opens Up its Voice-Based Assistant on Third-Party Devices

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  May 01, 2017

The Google Assistant SDK makes it possible to integrate Google Assistant voice-capabilities into custom devices running on Raspberry Pi 3 and also on Linux, writes Google assistant product manager Chris Ramsdale. Licensing terms for commercial use are not yet clear, however.

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10 Weeks to QCon New York: Keynotes Announced and Early Peek into the Speaker Lineup

by Wesley Reisz Follow 15 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

QCon New York (the 6th annual software conference) is just 10 weeks away. June 26-28 QCon returns to its new location at Times Square’s Marriott Marquis, but with the same great lineup of speakers. 2017 features speakers from Stitch Fix, Google, Netflix, Lyft, Pivotal, Redis Labs, among others.

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Hiring Tools and Tips from Google

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 14, 2017

Google has published a number of tools useful for the hiring process, including advice on creating a job description, preparing the interviewer, best practices for interviews, and others.

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How Google Uses Espresso to Connect to the Public Internet

by Thomas Betts Follow 8 Followers on  Apr 08, 2017

At the Open Networking Summit, Google engineers highlighted the capabilities of their Software Defined Networking (SDN) strategy, including the peering edge architecture named Espresso. Espresso is the fourth pillar of Google's SDN strategy and focuses on optimizing the performance and availability of peering connections with major Internet Service Providers around the globe.

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Android O: Notification Channels, Background Limits, PIP and More

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 22, 2017

Google has made available the Android O Preview to developers, admonishing them to test their applications on the new OS to be ready when this version of Android becomes publicly available. New in Android O: More Background limits, Notification channels, Picture-in-picture, Autofill, Adaptive icons, and API changes, among others.

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News in Graphics: Xamarin Kimono, Google Guetzli and Draco

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 17, 2017

Xamarin has open sourced a tool for editing SkiaSharp objects, while Google has reduced the size taken by 2D JPEG and 3D graphics.

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Conference Recap: Google Cloud Next

by Richard Seroter Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 14, 2017 4

Cloud enthusiasts from around the world attended Google Cloud Next to hear an update from the search giant. Three broad themes emerged from the many keynotes and 200+ sessions: service scale and maturity, usable machine learning, and enterprise-friendliness.

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