Imagine if the internet had been built as a closed ecosystem controlled by a small set of organizations. It would look very different from the internet we know and rely on today. Perhaps this alternate version would run on a pay-per-use model, or lack tools and services that have been developed over the years by […]
In this age of cyber breaches and sensitive data leaks, keeping your personal and commercial information safe has never been more important. What’s more, the security of our data is perhaps more vulnerable than ever as most of it is now stored on our mobile devices. With that in mind, it’s easy to see the […]
Over time, mobile devices have experienced rapid development. The increase in the market purchase has made the mobile device man’s best friend — ahead of the trusty dog. Well, nearly. But there’s no doubt that the mobile device is now a man’s constant companion. The mobile functionality, multipurpose facilities, its handy nature, and its ability […]
We cannot argue that the photography world is in an exciting place right now. The new tech trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are being developed and implemented at an unprecedented rate. Even Facebook tried to downplay the incident in June 2017 — reported August 2017 — when their AI bots invented their own language […]
Globalized markets provide opportunities for thinking outside the box on labor questions — or even outside borders in the form of nearshoring. The past few decades have seen a boom in outsourcing to far away places. It’s been a useful strategy for some companies looking to increase profits by reducing payroll expenses. Other companies want […]
Google has launched its own augmented reality kit for developers, called ARCore, a lighter version of the company’s Tango platform that does not require any specialized hardware to run. ARCore is a light software development kit, similar to Apple’s ARkit, which is able to track motion, understand flat surfaces, and estimate where the light will […]
Google is launching a new video standard for YouTube creators that want to shoot VR content. The new standard, VR180, records 180-degree videos, reducing the amount of specialized software and hardware needed to shoot in virtual reality. Not all VR content needs to have 360-degree viewing, especially if the content is designed to be viewed […]
Andy Rubin, the founder of Android, has unveiled a smart home hub called Essential Home, one of two devices unveiled this week as part of his new technology brand. Essential Home shares a lot of similarities with Amazon Echo and Google Home, including voice commands, responses, and support for third-party devices. See Also: Hive goes […]
Google has started notifying developers of the release date for Android Wear 2.0, which has been delayed since September last year. The new release date for the smartwatch operating system is February, although the company hasn’t provided a fixed date. Android Wear 2.0, which was originally unveiled at Google I/O in May 2016, added a […]
Osterhout Design Group (ODG) have announced new augmented reality (AR) glasses at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, keen to show the world that AR in the consumer market is not dead. The augmentation of objects works similar to the tech used in Microsoft’s Hololens, which can place them on real-world objects […]
Wake up, America, We have a sleep problem. More than 68% of Americans report having trouble sleeping at least once a week, and many people believe that technology plays a major role in keeping them awake, but can it actually help you get a better night’s sleep? After all, the Internet of Things already helps […]
A recent research report revealed major declines in the global smartwatch market, raising fears that these wearables are continuing their downward spiral. In the report, research firm International Data Corp. (IDC) found that the worldwide smartwatch market saw significant declines from last year. IDC found that volumes of shipped smartwatches fell nearly 52% in the third […]
Fans of Google’s Android and Chrome operating systems will want to keep their eyes on a new project recently mirrored on GitHub called Fuchsia, and despite it appearing on the open source repository source, very little is actually known about the project as of now. There haven’t been any official announcements from Google, seemingly because […]
Naked as a Jaybird no longer, the U.S. audio wearable maker is now decked out in around $50 million in cash thanks to an acquisition by Swiss consumer electronics giant Logitech. On top of that, Jaybird could earn an additional $45 million if it hits Logitech’s growth targets over the next two years. Gadgets360 reported […]
As modern households introduce more connected products, it becomes increasingly frustrating when devices won’t speak to each other. Canadian startup SensorUp is looking to use the Internet of Things (IoT) to play digital therapist for your array of gadgets, bringing them together into one happy connected family. As reported by Metro Newspaper, the Calgary, Alberta-based […]
Mobile is about apps, not search. That could be a problem.
A port in a storm?
Google replaces JDK with Open JDK
Launching in 3… 2… 1…
Android 6.0 will come with some treats for developers.