The Internet of Things is hyped as smart technology, with sensors capable of gathering and exchanging data with other devices that should help make our lives easier. The Department of Homeland Security is hoping IoT technology can be smart enough to make it easier for first responders to save lives.
What if whenever astronauts on the International Space Station check their smartwatch, the interface they depend on was designed by you? As part of NASA’s effort to use crowdsourcing for new technologies, there’s a new NASA Challenge: design a smartwatch app interface for astronauts.
There is an ongoing debate concerning agile's viability within an organization compared to waterfall. More and more, agile seems to be the conclusion that major teams are arriving at, and Samsung is the latest company taking advantage of agile to get its products to consumers at a greater speed.
As software engineering professionals, we each have a role in educating everyone in our circle of influence about just what software is and how critical it is to our everyday lives. Mike Sowers explains how you can answer the question "What is code?" without making your listeners sorry they asked!
Brain Power, a Cambridge start-up, is attempting to use Google Glass to help those on the autism spectrum who may have difficulty learning and interacting, including social interactions, speech delays, learning to control certain behaviors, and help with recognizing and forming abstract groupings.
Staying ahead of technology shifts is one of the key challenges that organizations face, but is it possible to always stay ahead? Anuj Magazine highlights how some of the top companies have succeeded and failed to stay ahead of technology shifts, including Microsoft, Cisco, Nokia, Apple, and Google.
One feature many of us rely on daily is autocorrect. We have all probably experienced the positive and negative sides of autocorrect, and from our experiences with the negative, there are some elements and features we should consider to improve the future evolution of this technology.
One of the biggest myths in the world of agile development is that there is not enough time to do security testing. Sanjay Zalavadia shows you the most efficient and cost-effective way of performing security testing in an agile environment: by rolling it into each sprint incrementally, from day one.
Ubiquitous computing—anywhere, anytime computing—is on the rise. And while the benefits of anywhere, anytime computing are numerous, there are new and invisible risks that cannot be ignored. Rajini Padmanaban looks at ubiquitous computing and its effect on society.
Among the latest and largest companies to hop on the Internet of Things fast train, Target announced the opening of the 3,500 square-foot Target “Open House” in San Francisco’s Metreon shopping center to demonstrate how everyday devices connected to the Internet can make life better for consumers.