Opinion: How a modular Xbox One "Elite" changes the game
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There's new consoles being announced this year, most likely three of them. Nintendo is quite open about the existence of their next-generation console, publications around the world have seen documents regarding Sony's work on a 4K-capable PlayStation 4, and the head of Xbox has spoke of...
GoPro bets on developers for its future growth
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GoPro isn't quite a household name, but if you're into sports then it will be among the most recognisable brands. The action camera manufacturer has struggled to maintain sales due to products which don't require customers to buy a new device every couple of years, and has been looking into...
Microsoft breaks down the IoT language barrier with Open Translators to Things
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Microsoft knows of the compatibility issues between connected devices, and wants to help break down the language barrier between them with the launch of their 'Open Translators to Things' (OpenT2T) initiative. Developers are being invited to collaborate on the project and build 'translators' which should make it easier to build...
Android shifts from OS to framework – how 'N' will reduce fragmentation
Research: 1.4 million developers now build for smart homes
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According to a report from VisionMobile, well over a million developers are now building applications for the smart home. Even more intriguing, they're choosing to build for the smart home in particular over any other form of the IoT.
Other forms of the IoT highlighted in the report include; retail, industrial,...
Hardware partners Weave onto Google's Project Brillo
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Project Brillo is Google's attempt to unify the internet-connected "things" which make up the Internet of Things we keep hearing about, but until now we've not heard of many products which have supported the new standard. As of CES 2015, this narrative has changed, and now we have several companies putting their weight behind Project...
Opinion: Pixel C is a precursor to "a better Android"
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David Pierce, from Wired, posted his review of Google's intriguing Pixel C tablet earlier today in which he found the hardware a work of art but wrote it "deserves a better Android". Google is not stupid – it knows Android's shortcomings on tablets – but the mere fact the Pixel C exists is a precursor that "a better Android" is on the way.
Despite being a firm believer that Android...
Opinion: Android with Chrome OS would deliver true "Continuum"
Wall Street Journal reported this morning that Google plans to merge Android with Chrome OS next year, which isn't the first time we've heard such rumblings. The rumours have split opinion, but I'm excited for the potential which merging both operating systems could hold for the future of personal computing.
The world is now dominated by mobile, and developers want to build...