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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Illinois watchdog becomes first US state regulator to join blockchain consortium

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has become the first U.S. state-level financial regulatory body to join the R3CEV LLC blockchain consortium. The consortium represents a number of large banks working together to develop financial technology based on the globally distributed ledger system called the blockchain, which can be used to record and […]

GitLab gets more social, buying open source developer community Gitter

Open-source development lifecycle tool provider GitLab B.V. on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Gitter, a community hub platform for open-source developers. GitLab also announced that it will release Gitter’s code as open-source software. This includes the web application and mobile apps. Such a move will allow the developer community at large to create and deploy Gitter […]

Now hear this: Dirac Research grabs $4.8M to boost audio in virtual reality

Sweden-based Dirac Research AB, a leader in sound enhancement technology, on Tuesday announced a $4.8 million investment to develop the next generation of augmented and virtual reality audio technology. The first thing that comes to mind when most people encounter virtual reality is how the experience is going to look: the 360-degree video experience and […]

Alibaba leads $18M investment in car navigation augmented reality outfit WayRay

Switzerland-based augmented reality navigation startup WayRay SA today announced it has closed a $18 million funding round led by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Along with the Series B funding news, WayRay also announced a partnership with Alibaba-funded connected car startup Banma Technologies Co. Ltd. to develop new AR car navigation and infotainment systems. […]

Blockstack’s decentralized app platform comes to Amazon Web Services

New York-based Blockstack Inc. Thursday announced the release of its blockchain app infrastructure on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace and its fastsync technology that brings nodes, or self-contained virtual servers that secure transactions, to life faster than ever before. This will allow developers using Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud service to rapidly spin up nodes that use Blockstack’s infrastructure […]

Google beefs up Firebase to bring mobile development closer to the cloud

Google Inc. announced more cloud-based capabilities for its mobile and web application development framework Firebase today during the Cloud Next conference in San Francisco. According to the company, the platform will be getting new software development kit functions to offer a complete back-end serverless solution and the re-introduction of Firebase Storage rebranded as Cloud Storage for […]

CNN’s new virtual reality journalism unit brings the news to life

CNN has announced the official launch of its new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform within CNN Digital called CNNVR. The new unit will produce VR content designed around CNNs already existing news coverage to produce major news stories in 360-degree video, deliver live  streaming VR of breaking events and also produce weekly VR […]

Bitcoin ‘hybrid banking’ company Wirex raises $3 million

Online banking company Wirex Limited announced today that it has raised $3 million in a Series A funding round from leading Japanese financial services company SBI Group. Founded in 2014 and rebranded from E-Coin in 2016, Wirex provides customers prepaid virtual and plastic cards that can be filled with local money or cryptocurrencies such as […]

Conversable launches bots that learn better customer care from employees

Austin-based artificial intelligence company Conversable Inc. today announced the launch of its bot platform AQUA that’s intended to help employees improve customer service more easily. The bot, which stands for “Answer Questions Using Artificial intelligence,” allows businesses to deploy chat bots that can answer customer questions. And when questions cannot be answered, employees can update the bots […]

Zeality injects immersive, social VR content into mobile apps

Virtual reality and social engagement company Zeality Inc. announced the release of its Immersive Media Engine, a VR 360-degree video platform. With the IME, next-generation mobile apps can embed VR content and integrate it directly for enhanced user experience. On mobile devices, VR content can turn a smartphone into a “window” into another place and time. […]