At F8 -- Facebook's annual developer conference -- the company's engineers announced a new version of React with a core designed to optimize the performance of applications that are written with the framework. The new core, React Fiber, is better at scheduling tasks based on what the user is doing.
SoundHound's Hound app allows users to ask complex questions and get an accurate answer really fast. The app combines voice recognition and language understanding functionality to achieve this. The Houndify API allows developers to integrate it in to their own apps and hardware creations.
WebRTC is an emerging open standard that is set to transform the world of real time communications (RTC). Basically, it's a technology that enables real time communication between browsers, particularly sound and video. AddLive is a service that supports both WebRTC and non-WebRTC browsers, providing the necessary infrastructure and enabling developers to easily add live video and voice to their applications via the AddLive API and SDKs (software development kits).