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Trump administration releases proposed drone rules and regulatory changes

Trump administration releases proposed drone rules and regulatory changes

More than two years after receiving warnings about a regulatory loophole that could put law enforcement at risk from booby-trapped drones, the Federal Aviation Administration said it will use a truncated public process to fix the problem within two weeks.The move was part of a dizzying array of proposed rules and regulatory changes published last week by the Trump administration, which wants to roll back rules on use of the devices while simultaneously taking steps to ease concerns raised by security officials.In a significant shift, the FAA is also proposing to end its general prohibition on flying drones over people, relying on research and regulations concerning the risks of people getting hit by debris from missile and rocket launches to help make the case.
HTC Vive Focus Plus makes it easier for VR virtual reality developers to port PC content

HTC Vive Focus Plus makes it easier for VR virtual reality developers to port PC content

HTC’s Vive Focus VR virtual reality headset is getting an upgrade, and it could make it easier than ever for content parity across stand-alone VR systems and those tied to a PC.The Vive Focus Plus will use the “six degrees of freedom” system used in the current Vive Focus, but now with support for dual “six degrees of freedom” controllers, as well.With this integration, HTC Vive is aiming to make it easier for PC VR development software to move content over to the stand-alone Vive Focus Plus.“This rollout of Vive Focus Plus furthers our commitment to rapidly iterate and refine the VR market for both businesses and consumers,” HTC Vive Americas GM Daniel O’Brien said in a press release.
15 tips and tricks for starting Android App Developers

15 tips and tricks for starting Android App Developers

While you build your career as an Android developer, there are important things you should always keep in mind if you want to increase your chances of success. No matter if you want to make your own project or work for a recognized company, there are some essential aspects to be aware of while developing an app.
10 Tips in Software Development

10 Tips in Software Development

Tip #1 — Use dependency injection.Dependency Injection is not a library, it is a pattern and you’ve probably used it several times. Ever pass an instance to a constructor? Well, you have used constructor injection.
10 Habits of A Successful Developer

10 Habits of A Successful Developer

Imagine that you’re comparing the resumes of two software developers: Dev A vs. Dev B. Both candidates possess nearly identical backgrounds and skills: languages, frameworks, platforms, methodologies, industries, and so forth. They’re practically the same person—on paper. Yet there are certain things that could indicate that Dev A will likely be significantly more successful in their career than Dev B, by just about any measure. How does this compute?
The iPhone is too expensive for Chinese customers, so Apple is offering them interest-free loans

The iPhone is too expensive for Chinese customers, so Apple is offering them interest-free loans

In an effort to make Apple products more affordable to Chinese consumers, Apple is working with Chinese mobile payments network Alipay to offer up to two years of interest-free financing, The Wall Street Journal first reported.
Google says the built-in microphone it never told Nest users about was 'never supposed to be a secret'

Google says the built-in microphone it never told Nest users about was 'never supposed to be a secret'

In early February, Google announced that its home security and alarm system Nest Secure would be getting an update. Users, the company said, could now enable its virtual-assistant technology, Google Assistant.The problem: Nest users didn't know a microphone existed on their security device to begin with.The existence of a microphone on the Nest Guard, which is the alarm, keypad, and motion-sensor component in the Nest Secure offering, was never disclosed in any of the product material for the device.On Tuesday, a Google spokesperson told Business Insider the company had made an "error.""The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs," the spokesperson said. "That was an error on our part."
Ethereum Condemns ‘Toxic’ Behavior That Caused Developer’s Abrupt Exit

Ethereum Condemns ‘Toxic’ Behavior That Caused Developer’s Abrupt Exit

In an open letter, tens of prominent Ethereum community leaders have spoken out against the “toxic” behavior prefacing Parity developer Afri Schoedon’s recent resignation. Heartfelt, it references Jameson Lopp, swatted in 2017. Lopp’s case is an “awful example of the intimidation that can be wrought in the midst of very heated debates.”It also lists other examples within the Ethereum community, such as Taylor Monahan’s alleged support for VeChain. Monahan responded to the negativity only to be told:“What?? You can’t just wave off any and all criticism by throwing ‘misogyny’ labels around. Nothing he said was misogynistic in the least, but because you once saw some misogynistic comments in a 4chan thread about you now you lump all your critics together? So childish.”
Zillow, Attn: debut docu-series spotlighting America's Denver real estate housing crises

Zillow, Attn: debut docu-series spotlighting America's Denver real estate housing crises

Dive Brief:Online Denver real estate marketplace Zillow teamed with media company Attn: on "Finding Home in America," an original docu-series covering housing issues, according to news shared with Marketing Dive.The six-part effort is hosted by Carri Twigg, who worked in the Obama administration, and incorporates footage, interviews and original animation. Each episode examines a specific housing challenge through the perspective of real people and will be available for streaming on Facebook Watch, with shorter versions on Instagram


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