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Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Transcription and Identity. Included in this roundup is an API that helps application users to read lips and an API that returns the world's IoT data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Misty Robotics introduced Misty II, a professional grade robot platform that is specifically designed for accessibility by the software development community. Many modern robot platforms are limited to roboticists, but the software-centric nature of Misty II looks to flip this model on its head.
Terbine is working to index the world’s physical data that is collected by the myriad IoT devices scattered across the globe. The company hopes that by aggregating this data and removing roadblocks to integration, smart city research and initiatives can be accelerated.
Qeexo recently announced its AutoML platform. Qeexo AutoML brings machine learning to edge devices. Traditionally, machine learning has not been possible on edge devices because of limitations on compute power and memory size. Qeexo has done it with supported devices currently available.
Amazon recently announced three new tools in the Alexa toolbox. A Natural Language Understanding (NLU) Evaluation Tool, Utterance Conflict Detection, and a new Get Metrics API improve Alexa developers' ability to reduce unintended skill conflicts, and track skills use and performance over time.
Fourteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Payments, and Transportation. Also new to the directory is the Samsara API Industrial IoT, and the Snyk API for open source security. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Security, Weather, and Internet of Things. Highlights include the W3C Badging API for enabling users to see new activity about an application on a home screen. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Thirteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Identity, and Machine Learning. Highlights include an API for IBM Watson enabled branded assistants and an API for trivia from the Jeopardy TV show. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon continues to ease skill development and integration with added support for Express.js and Jinja templates. The Node.js ASK SDK now supports Express.js. The Python ASK SDK now supports Jinja templates. Additionally, Python ASK SDK support for Django and Flask is now generally available.
Nineteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Transportation, Storage, and Sales. Highlights include rideOS ride hailing APIs and DarkSearch API for the dark web search engine. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Amazon just made enabling Alexa skills within third-party apps a lot easier. The App-to-App Linking feature and associated Alexa Skill Activation API allow app users to enable an Alexa skill within a third-party app. Prior to the features, users were forced to use the Alexa app to enable a skill.
Recent technology backed by machine learning is making it possible to recognize people and objects from images, videos, sounds, body parts, speech, phrases, characters, even typing. Developers can find over two-hundred APIs for Recognition on ProgrammableWeb. Here are some top choices.
At Google I/O 2019, the host company announced plans to release the Local Home SDK. This new solution, which was recently launched as a developer preview, aims to reduce latency and improve reliability by allowing smart home device providers to run actions locally rather than in the cloud.
vpnMentor‘s team of “hacktivist” security researchers recently announced the discovery of an exposed database connected to Orvibo Smart Home products. The vulnerable account information exposed in the database includes 2 billion logs detailing everything from usernames to precise device locations.
Akamai has announced the release of Akamai Edge Cloud and an accompanying IoT Edge Connect service. With the announcement of these new tools the company is hoping to “streamline and secure the delivery of data to connected devices and in-application messaging at scale.”
Eighteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Travel and Blockchain. Highlights include the Mozilla Web Thing API, Dragonchain API, and the BNP Paribas open banking project API. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
If you utilize a smart lock of any kind, chances are bluetooth security, email and password, lock location, and lock account and assignment are of the utmost importance when it comes to your lock's security. Due to API vulnerabilities, researchers were able to compromise each of these elements.
Twilio has launched a new offering dubbed Super SIM that promises "instant global connectivity on a single SIM". With Super SIM, creators of IoT devices can deploy, configure and manage connectivity for their devices across multiple tier-one mobile operators in over 180 countries.
Bill Huan (Senior Project Manager, Google Coral Team) presented Google’s prediction that the use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will outpace standard computing devices in 2025. Huan presented the prediction during his talk, Introducing Google Coral: Building On-Device, Thursday at Google I/O.
Google has announced that it will shutter the Works with Nest developer program effective August 31. To date, this program has allowed developers to integrate Nest smart home devices with their own products, apps and services. It will be replaced by a new program dubbed Works with Google Assistant.