IT Risinājumi, 12. December 2018

Why IoT Has Consistently Fallen Short of Predictions

The term “internet of things” (IoT) was first mentioned in 1999, but it really started gaining traction in the early 2010s. Since then, big tech companies, futurists, and industry analysts[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 12. November 2018

Blockchain smart contracts are finally good for something in the real world

A startup says it has tackled a long-standing problem that has kept smart contracts from responding to actual events. You have probably heard that blockchain technology and “smart contracts” are[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 12. November 2018

A solution to bitcoin’s energy waste: Use it to warm buildings

As mining machines harvest bitcoin, they generate excess heat. Instead of letting it go to waste, a Canadian company is capturing it and using it to warm people’s homes. Bitcoin[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 12. October 2018

Bitcoin at 10: Still waiting for the revolution

Commentary: The O.G. of the cryptocurrency and blockchain world was born a decade ago. Today it’s bigger than ever but still not what it set out to be. Ten years[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 12. October 2018

EA embraces game streaming with its new 'Project Atlas' engine

It’s calling on devs to create AAA and indie titles on the upcoming platform. EA has announced a new cloud gaming development platform called ‘Project Atlas’ as it eyes a[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 12. October 2018

GE Wants to Build Virtual Power Plants Using Blockchain

Distributed ledger technology could be integrated into GE’s Predix platform. GE is investigatingblockchainto potentially incorporate the technology into a virtual power plant offering, likely delivered via the company’s Predix platform. Steven[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 01. July 2018

Google has been stealthily working on a successor to Android, and engineers reportedly want to start rolling it out within three years

Google has been quietly working for years on a replacement for Android, the operating system that powers three quarters of the world’s smartphones. Engineers who work on the new software,[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 01. July 2018

Fritz wants to help developers bring machine learning to their mobile apps

It’s one thing to run machine learning models in the cloud, where you have plenty of resources. On mobile devices, you’re dealing with very finite compute resources, so if you[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 01. July 2018

Facebook is bringing augmented reality ads to the News Feed

The new feature will let you “try on” items as you browse the site. Facebook is now testing augmented reality ads in its News Feed, the company announced today at an[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 01. July 2018

This New Startup Is Making Chatbots Dumber So You Can Actually Talk to Them

Chatbots don’t need to be smart. They just need to work. Tech giants have been trying to one-up each other to make the most intelligent chatbot out there. They can help[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 03. June 2018

Lego partners with Apple to add augmented component to physical playsets

Lego already gives creative builders the chance to physically make something only limited by their own imagination, but now your playsets are going to look a whole lot cooler with the[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 03. June 2018

21 game-changing announcements Apple made at its biggest conference of the year

  Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, WWDC, officially kicked off on Monday. It began with a two-hour presentation from Apple in which top executives took the stage at the San[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 03. June 2018

Apple's new 'Measure' tool for iOS 12 threatens dozens of existing apps already in the App Store

Apple announced a new app for iOS 12 called “Measure.” It’s an augmented-reality app that works as a virtual ruler to measure length or distance using your iPhone’s camera. However,[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 03. June 2018

The Top Apps for Architects

We all know the common refrain recited by architecture’s more experienced practitioners when it comes to technology: “Times were a lot harder for us,” they’ll tell you. “We used to draw[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 03. June 2018

The Guy Who Created Oculus Has Now Made Surveillance Tech That Acts As A Virtual Border Wall

Defense company Anduril is oriented towards the future of war, even if the company doesn’t know what that is. Right now, on the border between the United States and Mexico,[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 03. June 2018

Niantic is opening its AR platform so others can make games like Pokémon Go

Niantic Labs, the San Francisco-based game developer responsible for creating the massively successful augmented reality game Pokémon Go, plans to open up the underlying AR platform behind its products to third-party[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 30. May 2018

This $4 billion company is betting big on Google Cloud as it makes its algorithms smarter and its employees more productive

Credit Karma CTO Ryan Graciano tells us the personal-finance company is betting big on Google Cloud to do all its data processing. He says that the bet on Google isn’t[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 30. May 2018

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon chip will take VR, AR to the next level

Qualcomm today introduced the world’s first platform dedicated to extended reality (XR) with the launch of its Snapdragon XR1 chip and headset design. As previously reported, XR is an umbrella term used[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 30. May 2018

Google’s Android Things IoT platform comes out of beta

Android Things, Google IoT platform for developers who want to build connected devices, is now out of beta, as the company today announced. After eight release candidates, the last of[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 28. April 2018

Qualcomm doubles down on the IoT with new Vision Intelligence platform

Mobile chip giant Qualcomm is doubling down on the IoT with its newly announced Vision Intelligence Platform. The platform is purpose-built for IoT devices based off of two new system-on-chips[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 28. April 2018

A LONG-AWAITED IOT CRISIS IS HERE, AND MANY DEVICES AREN'T READY

YOU KNOW BY now that Internet of Things devices like your router are often vulnerable to attack, the industry-wide lack of investment in security leaving the door open to a host of[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 28. April 2018

Ford, Siemens use blockchain as the fabric for a sustainable city

Blockchain, the underlying technology for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has emerged as a secure ledger platform that rapidly will accelerate the adoption of smart city digital services. In the areas[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 28. April 2018

It's Time to Regulate 'Smart City' Technology, Too

This isn’t just about Facebook: When Google is building cities and cars are turning into data-harvesting machines, the need for laws that protect users has never been more urgent. There’s[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. April 2018

IoT attacks are getting worse -- and no one's listening

If there was one theme at this year’s Kaspersky conference, it was the constant reminder that many connected devices have potentially serious gaps in security. There’s a running joke regarding[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. April 2018

Is Business Headed for a Cognitive-First Future?

As the world generates more and more data — at a clip of 2.5 quintillion bytes each day — it simultaneously struggles to manage it. With humans unable to manually process such[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. April 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT): Is your future secure?

We’re currently on the verge of the greatest human evolution possible. Where the shift is from Information Age to the Digital Age. Where intelligent devices can feel the presence of[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. April 2018

Big Data Can Help Solve Big City Problems, but Watch for the Potholes

Panelists at the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo discuss the many ways cities are using data. Evaluating how well a parking meter is operating in San Diego may be[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. March 2018

Qualcomm launches its premium 820E embedded platform for IoT developers

When you think of Qualcomm these days, chances are you are either thinking about Broadcom’s hostile attempts to buy the company or its mobile chips, which power most Android-based smartphones. Chances are[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. March 2018

Google's Cloud IoT Core is now generally available

Cloud IoT Core, Google’s fully managed service for connecting, managing and ingesting data from IoT devices, is now out of beta and generally available. Google envisions the service, which launched in public[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. March 2018

How You Can Build Your Smart Home With The Help of AI and IoT

If we talk about the current world and its housing aspects, the home automation criteria are on a high scale of changing and converging. As of now, most people are aware of[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. March 2018

How to Build a Smart Home That's Actually Secure

The number of smart connected devices in our homes is growing at a rapid rate, and that means more opportunities for unwelcome visitors to access your devices and your network. Whether you’ve got[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. March 2018

As Drones Become Tools of War, Companies Turn to Hacking Them

IN BRIEF Drones are ending up in places where people might not want them. So companies are developing ways to hijack the drones’ software, forcing them to land. It’s no[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. February 2018

Google is launching a new digital store to sell cloud-based software

Google  is launching a digital store that will offer cloud-based software to companies and other organizations. Bloomberg, which reported the news a bit earlier, notes the move is just the juggernaut’s latest effort[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. February 2018

Google Is Bringing Augmented Reality Functionality to Chrome

IN BRIEF Google is poised to introduce Article, an AR interface that will allow AR integration into browsers. The new tech could help to promote new applications for AR. IN-BROWSER[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. February 2018

Augmented reality windows are here to turn you into a life-sized hologram

Augmented reality doesn’t need to be confined to your phone screen or a pair of glasses — it can be life-sized. That’s what one company is proving with its massive augmented[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. February 2018

Nvidia software platform will bring augmented reality to future autonomous cars

A long list of companies including Uber, Volvo, Volkswagen, Toyota, and Roborace will soon be using Nvidia computers in self-driving cars — if they aren’t already. Nvidia is snagging all of those[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. February 2018

Amazon has created a computing platform that will future-proof your home

Amazon is in a better position than any other company to dominate ambient computing, the concept that everything in your life is computerized and intelligent. Amazon’s Alexa platform continues to[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. January 2018

Cybersecurity in IoT: Achieving Digital Security in an Age of Surveillance

In the 2006 science fiction thriller Déjá Vu, Denzel Washington plays a government agent who uses novel government technology to fold time and space back onto itself so that he can[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. January 2018

DON'T GET YOUR KID AN INTERNET-CONNECTED TOY

FOR LAST-MINUTE SHOPPERS, tech toys hold a special appeal. They’re crowdpleasers, and generally available with two-day shipping—or faster—from any number of online retailers. Stapling on internet connectivity also might make these[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. January 2018

How IBM Watson is powering every other business with AI

As the growing temptation for automated processes covers the varied industrial spectrum, Machine Learning is emerging into an ocean of possibilities while IBM’s Watson leads the marathon. From acting as a virtual[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. January 2018

This was Bitcoin's big year, but where does it go from here?

Sizing up Bitcoin is a tall order. Even as the price of one bitcoin soared above $10,000, a debate raged over what, exactly, Bitcoin is: A digital store of value, a revolutionary[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. January 2018

Companies waste $62 billion on the cloud by paying for capacity they don't need, according to a report

Most companies think moving to the cloud will save them money on IT costs, but that’s not the always case, according to researcher Jonathan Koomey. More than 80% of on-premise[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. December 2017

Mining Bitcoin Costs More Energy Than What 159 Countries Consume in a Year

IN BRIEF A new study shows the energy spent on mining Bitcoin this year alone has surpassed the average electricity consumed yearly by 159 nations. The high electricity demand in[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. December 2017

4 Ways Big Data & VR Are Changing Professional Sports

Whether from home, in the stands, or over the radio—Americans love their sports. Today, part of that All-American sports experience involves big data and new immersive technology like virtual reality[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. December 2017

Internet of Warnings: How Smart Technology Can Threaten Your Business’s Security

Science fiction technology may not be as far off as we believe. The Internet of Things (IoT) uses the powerful combination of Wi-Fi and cloud technology to send information and[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. December 2017

China’s New AI Police Station Won’t Have Humans

IN BRIEF On November 7, China announced plans to build an unmanned, AI-powered police station in one of its capital cities. The move is in keeping with China’s goal of[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 02. December 2017

Internet of Things in Retail: What’s in it for Retailers

Internet of Things is transforming and revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. Be it leisure, business, retail or healthcare, almost every industry is settling to adopt new technologies and IoT[...]
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IT Risinājumi, 18. May 2017

Cybersecurity: is the office coffee machine watching you?

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can identify threats to an organisation – but at what cost to privacy and whistleblowers?
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IT Risinājumi, 18. May 2017

A hospital with a brain: how big data is changing healthcare

The NHS holds a wealth of data about how patients are diagnosed and treated. Unlocking its secrets could be key to improving patient care
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