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Cisco launches IoT platform, partners with Microsoft Azure

Cisco launched an Internet of Things (IoT) platform aimed at making deployments easier and partnered with Microsoft Azure to better connect edge devices. The networking giant outlined its new platform, dubbed the Cisco IoT Operations Platform, at the company’s IoT World Forum in London. special feature Harnessing IoT in the ...

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Google makes Kotlin a first-class language for writing Android apps

 Google today announced that it is making Kotlin, a statically typed programming language for the Java Virtual Machine, a first-class language for writing Android apps. Kotlin’s primary sponsor is JetBrains, the company behind tools like IntelliJ. It’s 100 percent interoperable with Java, which until now was Google’s only primary language ...

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HP's updated Spectre x2 will compete against new Surface Pro

HP Spectre x2 Lost amid yesterday’s launch hoopla for Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro hybrid tablet was HP’s announcement the day before of a refreshed Spectre x2 convertible that will squarely face off against the more-hyped device. With its 12.3-inch display and digital pen-based input, the Spectre x2 is clearly gunning ...

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Xbox Game Pass launches June 1 with over 100 titles

Xbox One owners get a new reason to fire up their consoles on June 1: Xbox Game Pass, the download service Microsoft created to deliver subscription-based gaming with a library of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games in an all-you-can game model. The service is similar to PlayStation Now, Sony’s ...

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Electric cars to cost the same as petrol cars by 2018 

GETTY Electric cars in the UK will cost on par with petrol by 2018, claims analysis The analysis by UBS will come as a shock to many, as there is a generally perception that electric vehicles (EV) cost more than petrol-powered vehicles. Experts from the investment banks’s ‘evidence laboratory’ made ...

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Ericsson trials Verizon 5G and VR at Indianapolis 500

(Image: Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Ericsson has announced a trial of 5G network technology and virtual reality (VR) during the lead-up to the Indianapolis 500 motor race in partnership with Intel and telecommunications carrier Verizon. The companies made use of 5G technologies such as beam forming and beam tracking, wherein ...

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