Posts Tagged ‘Application programming interface’
Google ready to take on Dropbox starting next month.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 06:41 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 27 March 2012 05:00
Dropbox may be the reigning king of cloud based storage but Google is rearing to plunk that shiny crown off its head! April is looking to be the month that Google Drive is floating into Android devices and PC’s, bringing 1GB of free storage, a dedicated version for Google Apps users and an API that would allow geeks using other apps to store content on Drive. Much like Dropbox, saved content would be accessible on Android units and PCs.
If Google is serious, they’re going to have to step up the storage space. Dropbox gives users 2GB gratis with the ability to earn more free space by doing things like referring friends or participating in projects like beta testing the camera upload feature. Short of doing that, Google may have settle with a comfortable coexistence with Dropbox.
One Step Closer To Minority Report With Kinect
Last Updated on Saturday, 26 February 2011 06:25 Written by amoakopoku Saturday, 26 February 2011 01:30
We all know how much hard work many modders and hackers have put into hacking the Kinect. The Kinect is changing how we interacted with video games and hackers now want it to change how we interacted with life, Minority Report-style. Now Microsoft at first was trying to bring on the ban hammer on these 133t (“Elite”) hackers who were “not using the device as it was intended for” but now it looks like Microsoft has turned over a new leaf and has taken a whole new approach to this “HACK THE PLANET“ idea on the Kinect.
Microsoft is releasing an SDK for Kinect. Yup thats right so no more searching the intertubes for guides on how to hack the Kinect. Now we can get it straight from the source. The official press release says that the Kinect SDK will arrive Spring 2011. Key features of the SDK will be access to the Kinect’s audio technology, system application programming interfaces and direct control of the Kinect sensor itself. A whole lot of goodies can come from this, both on a educational level and business level. Read more…
Nexus S To See Android 2.3.3 For Improved NFC
Last Updated on Friday, 11 February 2011 04:18 Written by Carpatus Friday, 11 February 2011 03:00
As most of us know, Near-Field Communication was the break out technology that came with the Nexus S. It allows for wireless transmission of data if two NFC equipped devices are in range. On thing the Nexus S (and any future NFC and Gingerbread equipped devices) lacked was being able to utilize the full features of NFC. However, with the upcoming update to 2.3.3, Gingerbread devices will finally see more capabilities. The rest of the story is after the break.
A New Look At Honeycomb Via A Preview SDK
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:17 Written by Carpatus Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:00
Over at the Android Developer Blog, Google just released an update to their SDK Tools (r9), NDK (r5b), and ADT Plugin for Eclipse (9.0.0) which features new UI builder improvements. Of course, all that was overshadowed by the awesome release of a preview SDK for Android 3.0, Honeycomb. After playing with it, I am loving the new UI. There are pictures of my fun with with it, including some explanation of how the new UI works, at the bottom of this article.
Some of the most notable features are after the break.