Exploring Facebook’s “Deep Learning” Artificial Intelligence lab
A new hire by Facebook could change the state of virtual assistants and artificial intelligence forever.
Why the iOS app security fears may be missing the mark
Last month, a study was released about purported security vulnerabilities in iOS devices. We'd like to clarify that when reading through HP's press release, there is no mention of iOS apps or devices - however, it is being reported that the study singled out iOS apps. We therefore decided to take a closer look.
The Grace Hopper Google Doodle offers a timely re-evaluation of COBOL
December 9 2013 marks the 107th birthday of Grace Hopper, one of the pioneers of computer science and creator of the COBOL programming language. The occasion has been fittingly marked with today’s Google Doodle, which depicts Hopper sat at her machine calculating her birthday through a simple equation. Given her great influence on what would become the Common Business-Oriented Language, it’s an ideal opportunity to examine the state of COBOL today.
GiftGaming takes the premium out of Freemium
We all like something which is free, right? Yet the saying “you don’t get nothing for free” tends to be true; unless you’re talking about this concept to change freemium games. DeveloperTech (DT) spoke to Nicholas Hatter (NH) - game developer, security expert, and founder of GiftGaming.
Jon Skeet on C#, the present and the future
There’s a trend in programming languages which will certainly please Redmond. According to latest TIOBE figures, only six of the top 20 languages are gaining popularity - and three of them are defined by Microsoft. But the only language which moved up in the top eight over the course of a year was C#, which overtook PHP into fifth position. And when DeveloperTech wanted to find out more about C#, who better to ask than Jon Skeet, currently of Google’s parish and author of C# in Depth?
Feeling Blue? Bluetooth 4.1 empowers devs with new IoT capabilities
We’re only just getting used to grips with Bluetooth 4, and we’ve already got an iterative update announced today by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) which adds a whole host of useful additions to the widely-used wireless specification; preparing for an influx of new devices.
Google may soon bring Chrome OS apps to iOS and Android
Starting in January; it appears Chrome OS's desktop-exclusive applications will be available on mobile platforms iOS and Android.
Microsoft’s “Threshold” may bolster (and tie) platforms
As DeveloperTech reported last week, Microsoft is working to merge their myriad of platforms into one, or possibly two (for Intel and ARM-based iterations) OS’s – but first, according to a new report, they’ll be bolstering their platforms with common features.
WhatsApp beats Facebook Messenger in OTT messaging
A study by On Device shows that king of social networks in terms of usage, Facebook, isn’t so royally respected when it comes to OTT messaging – beaten by the disruptive WhatsApp.
Getjar founder Ilja Laurs: There’s a revolution for developers and carriers #TTW
“A massive change, a revolution is coming,” Ilja Laurs, executive chairman and founder of GetJar explains. But how? For mobile operators, the winds of change are upon them. Traditional monetisation solutions aren’t working for them, OTT players such as Skype, Viber and WhatsApp are undercutting them, and the problem’s only going to get worse if nothing is done. While many analysts skirt around the issue, Laurs has a stark message: if operators don’t alter their strategy, the future will not be long.