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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With Hanabi-playing bot, Facebook AI reaches a milestone in cooperative AI

Facebook AI, the social media giant’s artificial intelligence research division, announced today that it has met a milestone in the creation of a bot that can play Hanabi, a cooperative card game involving imperfect information, with near-perfect results. This milestone is important because games such as Hanabi represent real-world situations where an AI must participate ...

Blockchain-based lending startup Figure secures $103M in new funding

Figure Technology Inc., a lending startup that wields the power of distributed ledger blockchain technology to transform the lending and borrowing process, announced Thursday it has closed a $103 million funding round led by Morgan Creek Digital. The Series C funding round brings the total raised by Figure to more than $225 million and pushes ...

JetBrains launches collaborative tool Space for DevOps teams into early access

The company behind Kotlin, a preferred language for Android, announced today the early-access availability of Space, a DevOps collaboration tool that combines communication, team and project management into a single environment. JetBrains announced the launch of Space at KotlinConf 2019, a conference that focuses on the company’s programming language. Space is an integrated team environment ...

DevOps platform CircleCI integrates with AWS Serverless Application Model

CircleCI, a so-called DevOps platform for software innovation, announced today at Amazon Web Services Inc.’s re:Invent conference in Las Vegas the release of a variety of software integration “orbs” for AWS that provide simple, out-of-the-box solutions for building and testing code. A CircleCI orb is a sharable package of configuration elements, including jobs, commands and executors designed to ...

Softbank issues debit cards with connected blockchain wallet

Tokyo-based Softbank Group Corp. announced over the weekend that it has released an ultra-thin blockchain-enabled wallet card, the SBC Wallet Card, designed to improve on shortcomings of traditional cards. The SBC Card uses its own encryption system, implements multiple encryption mechanisms, can act as a hot and cold wallet and displays information on a card-thin ...

Blockchain platform ArcBlock upgrades identity services with new ABT Wallet

ArcBlock Inc., a distributed ledger blockchain platform for production-ready applications and enterprise environments, announced today the release of a new version of its decentralized identity wallet. The ABT Wallet version 2.0 will deliver a new decentralized wallet that allows users to take control of their daily lives and provide provably identity services they can control. It ...

Waves Enterprise blockchain unveils major updates and hundreds of smart contracts per minute

Fast-transaction blockchain distributed ledger provider Waves Enterprise, an extension of Waves Platform AG technology, Thursday announced major upgrades to its network that adds significant improvements, putting it into the same class as the corporate blockchain Hyberledger Fabric. Waves Enterprise, now in full Version 1.0, offers what the company says a powerful universal blockchain solution aimed ...

Ubisoft joins Ultra’s blockchain testnet as an infrastructure partner and block producer

Next-generation games distribution platform Ultra announced today that Ubisoft Inc., the big developer, publisher and distributor of video games, will become the first major gaming company to join its blockchain distributed ledger. Ubisoft it doing so as a corporate block producer during a trial period on Ultra’s testnet. Block producers provide infrastructure for validating transactions that happen ...

Affordable radar imaging startup Vayyar Imaging raises $109M

Tel Aviv-based Vayyar Imaging announced today that the company has raised $109 million in a late-stage round led by Koch Disruptive Technologies. Vayyar is a company that creates advanced, specialized sensors that use radio frequency imaging to “see” things that optical sensors (such as cameras) cannot detect. This technology allows Vayyar sensors to see through ...

Lenovo ThinkStations get enterprise VR certification for Varjo headsets

Varjo Technologies Oy, a maker of industrial-grade virtual reality headsets, today announced a partnership with Lenovo Group Ltd., a major manufacturer of enterprise workstations that will certify personal computers made by the company for all Varjo head-mounted displays. Varjo announced the partnership at AutoDesk University Las Vegas 2019, a computer-aided design conference. It will create ...