GUEST: The recent acquisition of Blue River Technology by John Deere is an artificial intelligence deal at its best. It shows the impact AI can have across various industries, as well as the scale of that impact. Leaders of previous technological revolutions are paying hundreds of millions for nimble AI-focused startups. They are competing with major players like Alphabet, Facebook, Intel, and Microsoft to make acquisitions that will give them a leg up in the race for AI innovation.
The history of AI acquisitions
The race to acquire artificial intelligence startups is a relatively recent pheno...more
Java EE 8—formally, Java Platform Enterprise Edition version 8—is now available. The release represents the first phase in Oracle’s two-phase plan to embrace modern computing paradigms, particularly cloud deployments, in enterprise Java.Where to download the Java EE 8 JDK
Oracle has posted the Java EE 8 JDK and documentation for download by developers.[ Java SE 9 is also here: What’s new in the stndard Java Platform and JDK. | What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
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Blueprint Reality launched a tool dubbed MixCast VR in February that both game developers and consumers can use to create their own mixed reality videos from within VR. Those videos can show someone else what the person using VR is doing inside a VR world. And today, Intel partnered with Blueprint Reality to make MixCast better.
The Vancouver-based company built the technology to enable people to see what was going on inside its first title, the Awaken VR puzzle game, on the HTC Vive VR headset. Then Blueprint Reality released the tool that it used to help its developers build that game.
Columnist Andrew Waber takes a look at consumers' retail search activity to give you insight into the keywords and product content that will give your brand a leg up during the holiday season.
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REVIEW: Developer Accidental Queens‘s Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story shares similarities with its first game, the indie hit A Normal Lost Phone. Like before, you’re charged with the task of unraveling the intimate details of a stranger’s life by searching through the text messages, emails, and photos on their phone.
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A creative and evocative interface
It’s true that we’ve now seen a number of games designed to mimic other interfaces. The award...more
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Computing Survey of IT leaders, 45% of their IT environments was hosted in a private, public, or hybrid cloud environment. Cloud vendors are responding to the demand with a dizzying array of options which routinely lead to costly over-provisioning and sub-optimal configurations. Assessing options even within a single cloud provider can be complex business, let alone comparing alternatives across providers.The key to doing it right is to move beyond the surface-level assessment, rules of thumb, or plain old guesswork that most organizations employ. Using scientific analysis of workload requirem...more
The retro point-and-click adventure game Thimbleweed Park is now out for the Nintendo Switch. It comes from Ron Gilbert, the man who created many classics while working at LucasArts in the late ’80s and early ’90s, including Maniac Mansion and The Secret of Monkey Island. It $20 for a digital copy.
Thimbleweed Park features controls and art similar to those pixelated classics. The game is even set in 1987, the same year that Maniac Mansion launched. Thimbleweed Park first released for Xbox One and PC in March, with PlayStation 4, iOS, and Android versions following. But the Switch ...more
Adblock Plus wants to protect you from sites using your computer resources to mine cryptocurrency. The team has released a filter that users can add to their Adblock Plus browser extension in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Android. The extension will take care of the rest: your device will no longer be used to quietly mine bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency.
Over the weekend, The Pirate Bay users noticed a cryptocurrency miner had appeared on the site, using visitors’ computers to mine Monero. This isn’t the first time a site has explored mining cryptocurrency as an alternative sour...more