Kyt Dotson

Kyt Dotson

Kyt Dotson is a Senior Editor at SiliconAngle and works to cover beats surrounding DevOps, security, gaming, and cutting edge technology. Before joining SiliconAngle, Kyt worked as a software engineer starting at Motorola in Q&A to eventually settle at Pets911.com where he helped build a vast database for pet adoption and a lost and found system. Kyt is a published author who writes science fiction and fantasy works that incorporate ideas from modern-day technological innovation and explore the outcome of living with those technologies.

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GitHub, Flatiron School to offer free month of developer training for students

New York City-based coding boot camp Flatiron School announced a partnership with world-leading software repository GitHub to give student developers an edge with free training. With the Flatiron School on board, recipients of GitHub’s free Student Developer Pack, an extensive set of tools and resources for budding developers, will also receive one free month of […]

Raspberry Pi’s tiny new compute module shifts into overdrive

Pushing the envelope for embedded and Internet of Things devices, the Raspberry Pi Foundation just announced the launch of the next iteration of its “flexible form factor” personal computer-on-a-chip known as Compute Module 3. By “flexible form factor,” the foundation means extremely small: The entire Compute Module 3 (above) fits onto a circuit board the […]

First Data expands developer tools for global e-commerce solutions

New York-based First Data Corp., a global commerce-enabling technology firm, announced today the launch of a division for business and developer collaboration, the Integrated Solutions Group. This group will focus on expanding software developer tools intended to make it easier for developers and businesses to build e-commerce solutions using First Data’s platform. With the ISG, the […]

Hybrid Bitcoin-Ethereum blockchain project Qtum raises $1M seed funding

The open source, community-led blockchain project Qtum announced this week that the group has raised $1 million in seed funding from angel investors. The group seeks to merge the capabilities of the two most popular blockchain ecosystems—Bitcoin and Ethereum—to allow developers to create decentralized applications and execute smart contracts. Core development of Qtum’s application stack and […]

Google quietly ends support for Hangouts-based apps

Developers creating apps using the application programming interface for Google Inc.’s video and chat app Google Hangouts will have to look elsewhere, soon as the company focuses more on two new video and chat apps introduced last year. With a few exceptions, third-party application access to the platform will end April 25. The company didn’t even […]

HTC announces VR app subscriptions for consumers, app store for enterprise

HTC Corp., maker of the Vive virtual reality headset, will add a subscription service to its Viveport VR app store to make it easier to find VR content. The company announced the upcoming change today at the Consumer Electronics Show. Owners of the Vive headset already have access to Viveport, an app market for the hardware […]

Bitcoin breaks $1,000 for the first time in more than three years

The value of digital currency Bitcoin exceeded $1,000 at around midnight Sunday, the first day of 2017. Currently BitcoinAverage.com lists the global weighted value of the cryptocurrency at $1028.11 USD per coin. This price jump makes Bitcoin’s second step over this threshold of $1,000 per coin. The last time took place in November 2013. At the time, […]

Predictions 2017: Bigger IoT hacks, blockchain battles and a VR revival

As if 2016 weren’t volatile enough for the technology industry, the coming year is likely to be even more interesting, thanks to everything from a very unpredictable new U.S. president to a confluence of trends ranging from artificial intelligence to virtual reality to the continued rise of the cloud. This is the latest in a […]

Unhappy holidays: Android ransomware strikes LG smart TV on Christmas *

*Updated below. Christmas Day brought an unexpected and decidedly unwanted gift to the family of Kansas-based software developer Darren Cauthon: smart TV ransomware. According to Cauthon, he was visiting family when an older-model LG smart TV became infected with a version of the Cyber.Police ransomware, otherwise known as FLocker, Frantic Locker or Dogspectus. Someone in […]

New life for old computers: Makers of Raspberry Pi release PC operating system

Makers of the tiny Linux-based computer Raspberry Pi just released their own brand of operating system for the PC and Mac, potentially making older computers useful again. It’s based on PIXEL, a desktop environment and OS designed to run on Raspberry Pi hardware, which is a cheap $35 microcomputer platform, and it was launched in […]