Heinrich Vermeulen

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How to make an Android app with Xamarin

In a previous post, we learned how to set up Xamarin and Visual Studio for Android development and covered one or two basics of how it works. We also looked at some basic code to allow us to count “clicks” on the screen. Check it out if you’re looking for a brief introduction to the IDE and what it …

Microsoft Visual Studio

1 Oil & Gas CEO Has a Harsh Warning for the Rest of the Industry

Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard thinks the industry is headed for tough times if current trends continue.<p>Any investor with a financial stake in the …

Long-term effects of virtual reality use need more research, say scientists

Many VR side-effects are believed to be temporary and leave no lasting damage, but there have been few long-term studies into use of the technology<p>Virtual reality might be marching into the mainstream, but questions remain about its long-term effects, scientists say.<p>With a handful of virtual …

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

Artificial Intelligence

Bosch is building its own Internet of Things cloud network

The company's hoping to have all of its devices connected by 2020.<p>Like it or not, it looks like the Internet of Things is going to be more than an annoying buzzword or passing fad. The latest proof is that Bosch is offering an end-to-end environment to get your house communicating with the various …

Internet of Things

$2 billion startup GitHub's next mission: Turn you into a programmer

To date, GitHub has racked up 11 million registered users, over 36 million unique visitors every month, $350 million in venture funding, and a $2 billion valuation.<p>With over 21.1 million code "repositories" at last count, GitHub hosts more software source code than any other single service in the …

Software Development

Microsoft and Google officially end their phone and gaming patent battles

Microsoft and Google have announced that they’re dropping their long-running smartphone and video game console patent disputes. This announcement brings an end to some 20 lawsuits in the States and in Europe. Neither company revealed the exact financial terms, but did announce that instead of …

European Union