Chip maker Imagination Technologies is readying a new development board to help hardware designers connect smart devices to the Internet. The Creator Ci40 is intended for use in smart home hubs, robots and other connected devices and its main advantage for Internet-of-Things applications, according to Imagination, is how connected it is.
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Imagination hopes Creator board will woo IoT developers to its MIPS platform
An exception is an error that occurs at runtime and terminates the normal flow of execution of a program if not handled properly. Exception handling is the technique of handling runtime errors in your application code. When exceptions occur, you may not want to reveal the actual stack trace or exception message to the user.
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After watching this “Force Awakens” mashup, you may never see the embarrassing “Star Wars Holiday Special” the same way again.
Awkward 'Star Wars Holiday Special' awakens in fan's mashup trailer – CNET
The Swiss watchmaker partners with Visa on its first foray into wearable tech. The Swatch Bellamy will sport an NFC chip, which allows for contactless payments.
This Swatch watch will let you pay with your wrist – CNET
The day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday, marks the opening of the holiday shopping season. As usual, stores witnessed stampedes of shoppers chasing early morning bargains, and online shopping sites got hit as early as midnight by cybershoppers trying to snatch the best deals.
IDG Contributor Network: An API-powered shopping season
Microsoft today unveiled Microsoft PowerApps , which allows users to build business apps by writing as little code as possible. It’s similar to Salesforce’s Lightning App Builder, as well as a logical extension of Microsoft’s earlier plans to make its business tools accessible to nondevelopers. PowerApps can connect to and use data from services like Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Salesforce, Dropbox, and OneDrive, along with connectivity to Azure services, SharePoint, SQL Server, Oracle databases, and SAP
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Microsoft PowerApps helps non-developers build mobile apps
Workplace stress costs the U.S economy hundreds of billions of dollars per year and is prevalent across all types of organizations and workplaces. If you have adopted or are in the process of adopting the devops methodology and culture, chances are your software developers are burning out as well
IDG Contributor Network: Why devops is burning out developers
The “Doctor Who” star finds the “Lord of the Rings” director polishing his Oscars in a comic video skit.
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Peter Jackson hints at directing 'Doctor Who' as Peter Capaldi drops by – CNET
Real stars get in on recording with superstar John Legend after an assist from astrophysicist.
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John Legend records song with actual stars from space – CNET
Work is growing increasingly mobile thanks to smartphones, but companies can have a hard time coping with demand for apps that let their workers take corporate data on the go. Mobile developers are expensive, and getting new applications tested and then pushed out to users can be a time-consuming process. Microsoft just unveiled a new beta service on Monday that’s supposed to help ease that tension by allowing anyone to build an app — no software development experience required
Microsoft’s new service makes app developers out of everyday employees