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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘developers’

Project Glass: Could Google’s Glasses Appear At Google I/O?

Google I/O is coming in June. This is the company’s big, annual developer event, where new developer products and APIs are often revealed, and Google gets to work directly with developers to help foster creativity on its platforms. It sounds like a perfect place to get developers working on awesome uses for Google glasses doesn’t it? A report from Nathan …

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The Echo Nest: Where Big Data Is Taking the Music Industry

A trend known as “big data” is hitting the tech industry as consumers are sharing more and more data about themselves online through social networks, blogs, and more. The term has been given to the continually growing data sets that Internet systems collect. As a result, many businesses have risen up in an effort to make use of this vast …

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Developers Prefer Google Over Facebook … Do You?

With Facebook’s nearly 900 million users and over 425 million mobile, it seems pretty clear that it would be the leader in social mobile development, right? Wrong. A new study from Appcelerator and the International Data Corporation (IDC) found that developers are more interested in Google than Facebook.

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Face.com Aims To Make Fake IDs Useless With Age Detection in API

Face.com is adding age detection to its API. This news was delivered to us in an email with the subject, “Fake ID’s useless thanks to Face.com (college Freshmen mourn).” “Yep, no more lying about your age,” a spokesperson tells us. “Age Estimation was added to provide an estimation representing an age group for a detected face,” Face.com CEO Gil Hirsch …

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Spotify, Echo Nest APIs Get Integration To Make Apps More Dev-Friendly

Spotify and The Echo Nest have a new API integration. Sure, there were plenty of app integrations between the two before, but now a combined API offering should make things easier on developers. “Integrating Spotify’s artist and song IDs creates an efficiency where the developer now only has to use one ID structure to have access to The Echo Nest’s …

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Facebook Updating Their Location API

As is the case each week, Facebook updates developers on the changes coming to the platform in “Operation Developer Love.” Sometimes the updates are scarce, but sometimes there is some big news to be had in this update. This week is somewhere in the middle. The big update this week is that a ‘place’ field is now available on the …

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Google I/O Registration Kicks Off March 27th

Google’s I/O developers conference will take place on June 27th – 29th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The annual gathering is where Google say you can come to “learn to latest web, mobile, and social breakthrough and meet the developers who are turning them into tomorrow’s businesses.” And now we know when you can register to attend. Google …

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Google +1 Button Gets A New Look To Match Google+ Scheme

The Google +1 buttons are getting a simple makeover to match the red and white digs of the Google+ scheme. According to an update on the Google+ Developers blog, the new +1 look will be visible to the Google+ Platform Preview Group before being deployed into the public. So what was once blue and white (and a little green, yellow, …

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Google Talks Gaming Efforts, Presence At GDC 2012

Google is at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), and Google+ Engineering Director David Glazer is talking about the company’s efforts in gaming on the Google Developers Blog. Google is working closely with all browser vendors to “improve the web’s capabilities with new HTML5 APIS such as Gamepad, Mouse Lock and Fullscreen,” he says. “Native Client (NaCl), a technology that enables …

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Android Design Releases Stencils

The Latest news from the Android developers blog is the recent release of stencils for Android Design. According to Android designer Alex Faaborg, it was “by far the number one request we received.”: When we initially released Android Design, by far the number one request we received was for us to release stencils as well. The fine folks on the …

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Where To Get Paid The Most For Web And Software Development [Infographic]

It looks like Australia is the place to be if you want to maximize your wealth, developing. Staff.com put out the following infographic looking at average annual salaries for web developers, software developers, graphic designers, and some other positions. Australia is pretty much ahead in all categories except graphic design, where it’s beaten only by Switzerland. For some reason Switzerland …

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Guild Wars 2: The Developers Love It, Will You? [Video]

When looking at the title of the video, your reaction might be – well, duh. What else would the developers of Guild Wars 2 say about the game they’ve created? When you start to watch the video, it becomes obvious these people are more than just excited about their product. They really do seem to be in love with it. …

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