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Google Released MobileNets: Efficient Pre-Trained Tensorflow Computer Vision Models

by Roland Meertens Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 16, 2017

Google released several pre-trained computer vision models for mobile phones in the Tensorflow Github repository. Developers can choose from several models that differ in amount of parameters, computations for processing one image, and accuracy. Developers can trade accuracy for battery power for their specific application.

Mobile Follow 74 Followers

ARKit Sets the Foundations for Augmented Reality on Apple’s Platform

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Jun 07, 2017

At WWDC 2017, Apple unveiled ARKit, a framework to build augmented reality (AR) apps for iOS. ARKit aims to allow for accurate and realistic immersion of virtual content on top of real-world scenes.

Mobile Follow 74 Followers

Facebook’s New AL Language Aims to Simplify Static Program Analysis

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  May 27, 2017

AL is a simple, declarative language for reasoning about abstract syntax trees that allows to extend Facebook Infer static analyzer.

Mobile Follow 74 Followers

New Cryptocurrency Closer to Building Machine-to-Machine Economy

by Ignacio Aguerrevere Follow 1 Followers on  May 26, 2017

The IOTA team is advancing their cryptocurrency protocol to create an economy for IoT devices. The goal is for billions of internet driven devices to be able to exchange currency as well as data.

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Kotlin Is Now a Supported Android Language

by Abel Avram Follow 4 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.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

Microsoft Invests in Hybrid Connectivity, Releases On-Premises Data Gateway

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  May 14, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the On-premises data gateway has reached General Availability (GA). This gateway allows for remote connectivity from many Microsoft PaaS and SaaS services to data sources residing behind a corporate firewall.

Mobile Follow 74 Followers

Shoutem Aims to Be the WordPress of React Native Mobile Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  May 12, 2017

Shoutem has recently launched its new React Native-based app builder, which is being presented to developers as the WordPress for mobile apps. InfoQ has spoken with Shoutem's VP of marketing, Robert Sekulić.

.NET Follow 152 Followers

Microsoft Build 2017 - Day 2 Early Access

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  May 11, 2017

On day 2 of the Build 2017 developer conference, Microsoft turns to focus on Windows 10, new developer tools for supporting non-Windows devices, and new devices in mixed reality.

Mobile Follow 74 Followers

Linux Foundation EdgeX Foundry to Enable Edge Computing for IoT

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  May 04, 2017

The Linux Foundation has launched the EdgeX Foundry, a new project aimed at building an open framework for IoT computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components. InfoQ has spoken with Philip DesAutels, senior director of IoT at The Linux Foundation.

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

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 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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Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day One Recap

by Michael Redlich Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

Day One of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held on Tuesday, April 18 in Philadelphia, PA. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Monica Beckwith (JVM consultant at Oracle), Yehuda Katz (co-creator of Ember.js), and Jessica Kerr (lead engineer at Atomist).

Mobile Follow 74 Followers

Amazon Lex Now Generally Available to Enable Conversational Interfaces

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

Amazon Lex, the platform behind Amazon Alexa, is now generally available to create voice-powered chatbots and mobile, web, and desktop apps.

Mobile Follow 74 Followers

Amazon Improves Beta Testing for Alexa Skills

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 21, 2017

Amazon has announced a new testing tool to allow developers to make their Alexa skills available to closed groups of beta testers before they are published.

Mobile Follow 74 Followers

Facebook Litho: An Android UI Framework Created for Performance

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 19, 2017 1

Facebook has open sourced Litho, a framework for creating user interfaces in Android applications using a React-like declarative style with scrolling performance in mind.

Mobile Follow 74 Followers

Apple TestFlight Now Supports A/B Testing of iOS Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 12, 2017

With its recent update to TestFlight, Apple has introduced a number of features, such as multiple builds and enhanced groups, that make it possible to do A/B testing for iOS apps.

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