Topic: develop

Development Stories

The government’s expanded biometric identification system is officially at full operational capability. The FBI took a phased multi-year approach to replace the previous automated fingerprint ID system with the new NGI program’s technology capabilities that go way beyond matching fingerprints.

Augmented reality continues to grow, and its place in the world of commerce has never been so pronounced. AR paid app downloads, subscriptions, and advertising will lead to global revenues of $1.5 billion by 2015, along with 2.5 billion downloads.

Conferences and training programs that focus solely on women are on the rise. Although all of this focus on women's diversity is a way to enable them to step up and obtain better prospects, it leaves us to question whether the diversity lies in their exclusion or inclusion as a group.

Scientists have long wrestled with the question of how to quantify the impact of deforestation. They are hoping new technology being developed for the International Space Station will provide valuable hard data about the impact trees have on carbon levels in the atmosphere.

Programming languages Java and C++ have fallen to their lowest popularity ratings in the past fifteen years. What could be causing these princes of programming to fall from grace? What does their decline in rule mean for developers? Read on to find out.

As OpenStack enters its fifth year, the OpenStack Foundation and its many contributors, big and small, are finally addressing growing concerns regarding sprawling code and inconsistent compatibility among the platform’s components. The DefCore Committee is coming to the rescue.

Competitors have continued to show initiative to innovate, but a fresh update for Internet Explorer 11 has patched twenty-five of the browser’s key vulnerabilities and even added new tools to entice additional developers. Microsoft is making big moves in the browser game.

Google recently invested $300 million in an undersea cable system that helps with the transmission of Internet data from the west coast of the United States to two cities in Japan. But Google is faced with an unexpected challenge—not from its usual competitors Apple and Facebook, but from sharks.

Barclays, a global banking company based in London, has announced that next year the bank will begin offering its corporate banking customers a new biometric security technology that uses finger vein authentication, eliminating the need for PINs and passcodes.

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