Watson, IBM’s supercomputer that was introduced to the world on Jeopardy!, is trying out a new gig as a customer service agent. The artificial intelligence system will use its capacity to respond to natural language by answering call center customer service requests from everyday people.
Disposable mobile apps are popular at conferences and events, but should companies be investing in these throw-away apps or should they shift their resources to more flexible mobile web solutions?
There are service dashboards that track larger APIs, such as those for Google, Amazon, and Dropbox. But Zapier, a startup that integrates APIs and online services, is sharing its status board for nearly 200 online services, with millions of API requests performed a month—a big help for developers.
Joe Townsend rounds up the latest news and reviews of BlackBerry 10 and how RIM plans to attract new users. In today’s IT industry in which we are married to our phones and laptops, it's important to keep up with the latest on mobile devices.
Google revealed a new suite of tools for developers called Android Studio, which includes a live layout across multiple devices. Google's Developer Console also got some new treats, such as app optimization tips and a way to roll out beta tests of an app before its release. Are you excited?
Microsoft recently took an interesting approach to getting a YouTube mobile app for Windows Phone users—they built their own, and with permissions that Google would never have allowed. How long will Google allow Microsoft's customers access to the app, and do they have room for legal recourse?
The reviews of Windows 8 are mixed at best, and Microsoft has impressively (and humbly) admitted that they agree changes to the software are not just warranted but are on their way. Windows 8 was designed for the future, so are its critics simply stuck in the past?
In this roundup, read about a major news organization’s success with using HTML5, Mozilla’s plans to reward potential HTML5 developers, and a new report on the battle between HTML5 and native apps.
Just last year some developers were doing software quality assurance testing on 400 Android devices for each app they created, but this year it’s down to a quarter of that. The streamlining is mostly due to Samsung’s hardware cornering the market, but Android's software platform has also improved.