Accessibility expert and former BS employee Svetlana Kouznetsova gave a TEDx presentation on video captions and why they are important not only for deaf people but for the medium in general. Continue reading
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Samsung has a new NYC AI Center
Samsung Electronics has opened a new artificial intelligence research center in our neighborhood!
According to their press release, their new Chelsea location (located at 123 West 18th St) will specialize in robotics research. Continue reading
Alexa Auto SDK – Now Available!
Amazon recently released a new SDK that will make it easier for developers to integrate their virtual assistant, Alexa, into vehicles. In keeping with Amazon’s goal of having Alexa available wherever needed (even outside the house), this latest tool is likely to make their customers happy when they’re able to ask their car to remind them what’s on their grocery list as they’re on the way to the store! Continue reading
FCC admits cyberattacks not real
Back in May of last year, the FCC’s website went down. At the time, the agency blamed it on DDoS attacks – a claim that was disbelieved by many, especially net neutrality supporters because the timing coincided with a relevant segment John Oliver did on Last Week Tonight that presumably drove large amounts of traffic to the site with an intent of voicing opposition to a net neutrality repeal. Continue reading
Good Times at Our Summer Party!
We had a perfect day last week for our annual summer party with co-workers, family, and friends! This year we ventured down to the South Street Seaport where we boarded a Circle Line Cruise for a trip out to The Statue of Liberty which we followed with a trip to Fresh Salt for drinks and snacks. Continue reading
The Latest Google Bomb
“Idiot” – Merriam Webster defines it as a foolish or stupid person, but if you do a Google image search for the word these days, you may (or may not) be surprised to see a page of Donald Trump photos staring back at you. Continue reading
Let’s Talk GitHub!
A little over a month ago, Microsoft acquired GitHub – the go-to versioning platform for many in the open source community. We shared a few of our thoughts about this news when it happened, but we’re really interested to hear if other folks think this may change their approach to using GitHub.
That’s why we are thrilled to be hosting a Meetup for Open Source NYC at our office next week to talk about this very topic. Continue reading
Happy Independence Day!
Happy Independence Day from all of us at Boyle Software. Stay cool and enjoy your fireworks, barbecues, picnics, or whatever celebrations you may have planned!
A Win for Cell Phone Privacy
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that warrants are generally needed to get access to a person’s cellphone location data over a long period of time – a definite win for privacy advocates.
Here’s a quick summary of the case and ruling… Continue reading
New! Flutter Release Preview 1
Today Google announced that their new free, open source SDK, Flutter, is leaving its beta stage – exciting news for the mobile development community !