Using a smart watch to fly remote-controlled drones
The DEMO Mobile show last week had a lot of interesting startups, but the most visually interesting demo had to be from Maya Design. They were showing off MakerSwarm, a new platform designed to control the coming "Internet of Things." The idea is that more and more devices are becoming connected to the Internet, providing all kinds of new functions -- and making huge amounts of data available. MakerSwarm aims to let users control devices with simple drag-and-drop gestures from devices like their iPad -- or a smart watch.
With news this week that Google Compute Engine cloud is now generally available, the battle in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market has hit a new level. The biggest question is: Can Google give the kingpin of the public IaaS market, Amazon Web Services (AWS), a run for its money?
KitKat, the latest version (4.4) of Android, has been downloaded to only 1.1% of active Android smartphones and tablets since its debut on Halloween nearly five weeks ago. What's the hold-up?