LiquidSky Revealed at CES 2017

LiquidSky at CES 2017

During CES 2017, LiquidSky officially announced their service which will bring PC Gaming to any device. LiquidSky’s SkyComputer delivers the power of an ultra gaming PC with the convenience of console and mobile gaming to any device. Gamers across the world can connect to any of LiquidSky’s 13 data centers and play any game at ultra quality settings on a Mac, Android, Linux, or Windows device.

They were able to solve the latency mystery that has alluded other cloud gaming platforms like OnLive and PlayStation Now. At 30 milliseconds of latency, LiquidSky promises to deliver the same gaming experience on any device while providing excellent graphics with ultra-low, unnoticeable latency. Gamers will be able to experience up to 1Gb/sec download and 100MB upload speeds regardless of their local internet connection. On their SkyComputer they will get to experience the fastest download speeds.

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Floating (and coding) on Cloud9

Cloud9 logoI was always a bit skeptical of the whole Cloud IDE thing, that was until recently when I gave Cloud9 a shot. I must admit, I was surprised when I read the Engineering Orientation wiki page for one of our clients, Vroom.com, as it suggested I create a Cloud9 IDE account as part of my project setup. What??

I figured I’d give it a try…

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Pokémon Go – It Caught Us All

I’m exaggerating here, but not much apparently, because Pokémon Go, based on a little-known video game series (kidding),  was the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide in 2016.

Despite early days of frequent crashes and server outages, not to mention the whole tracking feature disaster, the game was a monster (pun intended) hit from day 1. Remember the Vaporeon stampede?

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Hi-res audio. Again. But streaming!

LP spinesI started buying records 40 years ago. (It hurt to type that.) I am an unrepentant music fan and so have bought (and re-bought) music over the decades as the music industry has come up with new formats that promised “ease of use” and improved sound: High fidelity vinyl! Compact Discs! SACD! etc. I still have a massive library of LPs and CDs though my cassette collection drops out and mopes in boxes in my basement. It’s only in the past year that I finally broke down and got a Spotify subscription; it’s what all “the kids” are doing and my kids wanted it too.

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Reinventing Coupons with Valassis

Way back in 2012, Lady Gaga tweeted, “why do people look at me like I’m crazy when i use coupons at grocery or try bargaining at retail, IM FROM NEW YORK WHERE IS THE SALE RACK?” Why do people use coupons? I always thought that the only purpose of coupons was saving money. However, since joining Boyle Software’s new creative team working for our client Valassis, I’ve learned that this is not their only the purpose.

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Hey, WebSphere Commerce Experts!

IBM Websphere Commerce logoAre you an IBM WebSphere Commerce architect or senior developer? If so, we want to talk to you about joining Boyle Software! We’re hiring technologists now who have deep experience with this popular commerce platform and who are looking to expand their tech horizons, continuously exploring and learning new technologies.

We offer great benefits for full-time positions in New York City – and we are also open to discussing other arrangements for remote talent. Please send your resumé to jobs@boylesoftware.com. And if you know a strong WCS pro looking for new opportunities, please send them our way!

Review all of our open positions here

BE READY: Trump & Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality design from http://www.savetheinternet.comIf you’ve followed this blog, you know that we are avid proponents of Net neutrality. While the Obama administration has been generally friendly to keeping Net traffic free and open – all those moving bits and bytes being treated equally by carriers – the winds of change may be blowing colder with the incoming Trump administration. It’s time for interested parties – and that is all of us who use the Internet, every day – to begin watching the positions and policies of the President-elect and his team. Below are links to a few recent pieces of solid journalism to help bring you up to speed on the potential fight(s) ahead:

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Microsoft & Linux – seriously??

Microsoft and Linux logosMicrosoft has been a big contributor to Linux over the past several years, primarily focusing on improving support for its Hyper-V hypervisor. Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, said that in becoming a member, “Microsoft is better able to collaborate with the open source community to deliver transformative mobile and cloud experiences to more people.” [Source]

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