software development

Doctor Hazel uses AI to try to determine if you have skin cancer

Doctor Hazel spent the last 24 hours at TechCrunch Disrupt’s SF 2017 hackathon working on an interesting idea to use artificial intelligence to detect cancerous moles. Software engineer Mike Bor

Experience the future of reality simulations at Disrupt SF 2017 with Unity and Improbable

Video games have never been just games, but as developers grow their ambitions, thanks to evolving, powerful game development tools, the line between real life and simulation has been growing much mur

BMW taps Unreal Engine for a mixed reality vehicle development process

BMW is combining the best of real and virtual worlds to make the process of creating new car designs as quick and painless as possible. The carmaker has tapped Unreal Engine’s rendering capabili

Sauce Labs sops up $70 million round

Sauce Labs, a cloud-based software testing service, announced a $70 million round today. The investment is more than double the $31 million the company had raised across four previous rounds and bri

White House draft policy wants federal agencies to find open source religion

By now, the advantages of open source are there for all to see. When you give people access to the underlying code, good things happen. People find bugs and security holes. They make it better. They a

Creating A “SEA” Change In The Digital Age

A popular anecdote states that Henry Ford paid his assembly line workers a good wage so they could afford to buy their own company’s cars. Although the reasoning for this decision has been questione

TC AppleCast 15: Stealing Time And WWDC Predictions

On this week’s AppleCast, we discuss the overblown reaction to the news (gasp!) that people might steal your Apple Watch. There’s also more news coming in about potential Apple TV features

Apple Launches An Invite-Only Beta Program For iOS

Apple has launched a new beta program for iOS (via 9to5Mac), with the latest build of iOS 8.3 (which includes advanced Message filtration features) acting as the first seed. The expanded program allow

Accel Puts $8M Into Semmle To Grow Its Software Dev Analytics Platform

Semmle, a b2b startup with a business analytics platform that aims to optimize other companies' IT projects by analyzing the quality of code their developers are writing and also by looking at factors

Software Development Toolkit Integration Service Nets TaskTop $11 Million

TaskTop has raised $11 million to expand sales and marketing for its software development toolkit integration technology. The company, with offices in Vancouver, B.C. and Austin, was bootstrapped for

Microsoft Will Soon Start Charging $40/Month And Up For Its Bing Search API

Ever since Microsoft launched the Bing API, this service was available for free to developers who wanted to use data from the company's search engine in their own products. Today, however, Microsoft <

Nokia: Open source developers need to embrace DRM

According to BusinessWeek, Nokia’s Dr. Ari Jaaski told a group of open source developers on Tuesday that they need to “obey” certain business rules, such as DRM, intellectual property rights, SI

Free iPhone apps might be easier than for-pay apps

Electronista’s gotten word that applications developed for the iPhone for free might not get the same review process as for-pay apps. In fact, there may be no review process at all for such apps

Scoble not too hot on Android

Not too long after Google’s announcement of $10-million worth of prize money to Android application developers, Robert Scoble has weighed in with a few reasons (seven) why he’s not too kee