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  • Android Auto Starts The Engine For Developers

    Android Auto Starts The Engine For Developers

    Google has begun letting third-party developers build apps for Android Auto, with the release of a new set of APIs for its in-car software platform. The initial set of APIs out the door support audio and messaging apps, similar to the launch set of features being offered by Apple with CarPlay. The Android Auto platform is designed to work from your device, letting you plug it into your car… Read More

  • Google Brings Autoscaling To Compute Engine

    Google Brings Autoscaling To Compute Engine

    Google continues to build out its cloud computing platform and today the company announced that its autoscaling service for Compute Engine, its infrastructure-as-a-service platform, is now available in beta. Using this new feature, developers can now have Compute Engine automatically spin up new machines based on demand. If your CPU utilization goes above a certain value or your HTTP load… Read More

  • Amazon Launches Its Fastest EC2 Instances Yet

    Amazon Launches Its Fastest EC2 Instances Yet

    Amazon today announced its fastest EC2 instances for compute yet. The new so-called c4 instances will feature a 2.9 GHz Haswell processor (with bursts up to 3.5 GHz with Turbo boost) with up to 36 virtual CPUs and up to 60 GiB of RAM. Read More

  • Amazon Announces EC2 Container Service For Managing Docker Containers On AWS

    Amazon Announces EC2 Container Service For Managing Docker Containers On AWS

    At its re:invent developer conference in Las Vegas, Amazon today announced its first Docker-centric product: the EC2 Container Service for managing Docker containers on its cloud computing platform. The service is available in preview now and developers who want to use it can do so free of charge. As Amazon CTO Werner Vogels noted today, despite all of their advantages, it’s still… Read More

  • Online Labs Designed Its Own ARM Servers To Take On AWS, DigitalOcean

    Online Labs Designed Its Own ARM Servers To Take On AWS, DigitalOcean

    A couple of years ago, the team behind Online Labs started a long ambitious project — instead of building a virtual cloud hosting infrastructure that competes directly with Amazon Web Services, DigitalOcean and other VPS providers, it designed its own hardware for its cloud solution. Online Labs managed to squeeze 912 separate computers in a single server rack. But the best part is that… Read More

  • Oculus Mobile SDK Goes Live For VR Developers

    Oculus Mobile SDK Goes Live For VR Developers

    Oculus VR has been working with Samsung to make mobile virtual reality a reality, and just today Samsung detailed launch information for the Gear VR Innovator Edition for its Galaxy Note 4 handset. The Gear VR set is power by Oculus Mobile software, and so Oculus is launching the official Mobile Software Development Kit today to help prepare some apps for the new platform. Gear VR in its… Read More

  • Samsung’s New Smart TV Development Platform Runs On Tizen

    Samsung’s New Smart TV Development Platform Runs On Tizen

    Samsung is hoping to make it easier for developers to build apps for its smart TV devices. As part of that effort, the consumer electronics giant has decided to enable developers to leverage the Tizen operating system to do so. Read More

  • Windows 10 Technical Preview Build ‘9879’ Touches Down Today

    Windows 10 Technical Preview Build ‘9879’ Touches Down Today

    Short note here for all you on Windows 10: Expect a new build of the code today. What’s in build ‘9879?’ We have a few ideas, but I presume that there will be more in the build than the market current expects. I hope, at least. It isn’t clear what time today the version of the preview of Microsoft’s new operating system will touch down, but it will come… Read More

  • Microsoft Takes .NET Open Source And Cross-Platform

    Microsoft Takes .NET Open Source And Cross-Platform

    For more than 12 years now, the .NET framework has been the programming model for developers who want to build apps for Windows. But in its efforts to take many of its developer tools cross-platform, Microsoft today announced that it plans to take .NET to both the Mac and Linux soon and that it is open-sourcing most of the full server-side .NET core stack (not client-side .NET), starting with… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches Free, Unrestricted Version Of Visual Studio For Small Teams

    Microsoft Launches Free, Unrestricted Version Of Visual Studio For Small Teams

    Microsoft today launched the Community 2013 edition of Visual Studio, which essentially replaces the very limited Visual Studio Express version the company has been offering for a few years now. There is a huge difference between Visual Studio Express and the aptly named Visual Studio 2013 Community edition, though: The new version is extensible, so get access to the over 5,100 extensions now… Read More

  • Amazon Cloud Drive Gets Its Own API

    Amazon Cloud Drive Gets Its Own API

    Amazon is working to make its Cloud Drive service more competitive in the crowded online storage market. After recently bundling free, unlimited photo storage on Cloud Drive for Amazon Prime customers, today the company is going after developers with a new Cloud Drive API. The API will allow third-party developers to integrate Cloud Drive into their own applications, so they can focus more… Read More