Topic: develop

Development Stories

If you’re interested in joining the ranks of asteroid hunters—and have your own telescope—NASA has an app for you. NASA announced new desktop software, developed in partnership with the asteroid mining company Planetary Resources, that analyzes images taken by telescope for potential asteroids.

Google announced earlier this month that Project Loon—a plan to provide wireless connectivity via a network of high-altitude balloons floating in the stratosphere using only the wind for steering—is making progress. The project’s longest duration balloon was airborne for just over six months.

The next big wave in devices and apps seems to be in the spaces of augmented and virtual realities. The market for both these up-and-coming technologies appears to be very promising, with several large and small players working on their offerings. How could these new gadgets change your life?

There are some interesting wearables concepts out there on the verge of making our world more convenient, dynamic, and wondrous. These prototypes include wristbands with all the capabilities of your phone, micro projectors that can scan images, and a ring that can let you start your car with a snap.

If you have kids in school anywhere from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, by now you’re probably very familiar with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). STEAM advocates adding “Art + Design” to the equation, thus transforming STEM into STEAM.

Several developers are working on creating a personal flying experience for frequent travelers, helping them save time and fly hassle-free. These solutions charter private jets for their members, letting them bypass airport parking and security lines. What will it take to get them off the ground?

We have Uber to thank for a new way to describe any job performed by part-time, temporary workers who are hired or dispatched via an app. There is an “Uber” for a wide array of jobs, and the list keeps growing. This story looks at some of them—and at whether this business model will keep growing.

Experts say 2014 was a complacent year for the world of e-commerce, whereas 2015 will have a major revamp in the way the market operates and the facelift it will receive from new trends. These new trends will continue to positively push e-commerce into the hands of users.

The growing number of new Linux-based systems and products, including open source cloud platforms and products like Tesla automobiles, means the forecast for the Linux job market is bright, according to a report produced by the Linux Foundation and Dice, a career site for technology professionals.

Apple unveiled a new biomedical platform called ResearchKit, an iOS framework that will let people opt in to join medical research studies. Volunteers can use their Apple devices to participate in various tests, and the information will be shared with medical research institutions to find cures.