The Linux Foundation announced a new open source platform for drones—the Dronecode Project for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Possible deployments range from environmental and agriculture research, wildlife conservation, search and rescue, and movie and TV production.
If we look at keywords essential to information processing, searchability and discoverability are critical. Any piece of information an organization has access to needs to become searchable and discoverable to the relevant end-users when they need it. This is presenting new business opportunities.
What if there were a way that a hard-of-hearing person wearing Google Glass could get real-time closed captioning to assist with everyday conversations? Researchers at Georgia Tech have created speech-to-text software for Google Glass that uses a smartphone to capture a conversation.
Facebook is relaunching the advertising platform it acquired, Atlas Solutions, with the hope of pushing its way up in the world of mobile advertising by leveraging the extensive base of user data it has. How other companies consume this data and make the right targeted connections may be a concern.
Enterprise software has long existed and grown with changes in technology. During a shift in focus to mobile computing, mobile app development, and enterprises working to embrace the cloud, it would not be unfair to say that enterprise software was briefly sidelined―but it's making a resurgence.
In an attempt to compete with Google and Apple, Pebble, which Kickstarted one of the first smartwatches two years ago, is dropping its prices and adding new functionality. The company will have to continue to push, though, if it hopes to remain relevant in this now competitive industry.
Some of the most popular apps are the health and fitness ones. What if changes in activity level could flag overlooked symptoms of depression? Researchers at Dartmouth College hope that tracking daily physical activities can be good for your mental health, as well as your fitness.
When asked in 2010 if his kids love the iPad, Steve Jobs' reply was surprising: “They haven’t used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” Anuj Magazine looks at the use of mobile devices by kids and the positive and potential negative effects.
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.
A mobile app tester should take early actions to gain a better understanding of the product. What test verification and validation actions has the developer taken? Has the developer implemented static code-analysis testing? What risks exist for the product? Read on for more test-planning questions.