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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How Google aims to make app building easier for developers no matter the tool

Google LLC produces a large number of tools for developers to build apps quickly across a multitude of devices, a development that’s increasingly important in a world where software development operates at an accelerating pace. However, with an ever-growing number of tools, it also means that developers face complex workflows that mean they must connect ...

Google’s Firebase app development platform gets updates and security boosts

Google LLC announced today at its I/O developer conference a number of updates for Firebase, its application development platform for developers, that include new extension events, native support for Swift, App Check security enhancements, new performance monitoring and more. Developers can quickly build apps using Firebase Extensions, which are pre-packaged pieces of code containing common ...

At Google I/O, Android Studio and Flutter get huge productivity updates

Google LLC brought out big updates today at its Google I/O developer conference: a new version of Android Studio that makes the development experience smoother than ever and the next version of the app development framework Flutter. For Android developers, the Android Studio Dolphin beta and a sneak peek at Android Studio Electric Eel have received updates ...

The UST stablecoin project lost its peg to the US dollar and now it’s crashing

Earlier this week the Terra Labs’ TerraUSD, or UST, stablecoin lost its parity with the U.S. dollar, and now the market values of UST and its sister currency LUNA are in freefall as the project attempts to salvage itself. UST is a type of cryptocurrency that attempts to “peg” itself to the dollar by matching ...

Instagram will begin testing NFTs this week for a handful of users

The photo and video sharing social media platform Instagram will begin testing nonfungible tokens this week, Meta Platforms Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg confirmed today. The change on Meta-owned Instagram will allow users to display the digital collectibles as their profile pictures, following a move made by Twitter with its hexagon-shaped NFT profile images. NFTs are a type ...

Google Cloud and SC Johnson launch tool that predicts mosquito populations

Google LLC has teamed up with SC Johnson, the maker of Off brand bug repellent, to release a publicly available forecasting app that predicts mosquito numbers nationwide called the OffCast Mosquito Forecast. The app allows anyone on a desktop or a mobile device to enter a ZIP code and get a seven-day forecast of mosquito ...

Spatial partners with Ready Player Me to bring enhanced avatars to its metaverse

Spatial Systems Inc., a metaverse for cultural events and exhibitions surrounding nonfungible tokens, said today it’s partnering with Ready Player Me to bring full-body, customizable avatars to its platform. Metaverses are immersive virtual environments that allow people to interact with one another in computer-generated settings. Because people are interacting with one another, they are represented ...

Fictiv raises $100M to deliver ‘hardware at the speed of software’

Fictiv Inc., a high-availability on-demand manufacturing ecosystem for supply chains, today announced it has raised $100 million in a late-stage funding round led by Activate Capital as part of its mission to expand its focus on reducing supply chain risks. The Series E funding round was joined by new investors from Angeleno Group, Cross Creek, ...

Amberdata raises $30M to give financial institutions insights into Web3

The blockchain asset market analysis company Amberdata Inc. today announced that it has raised $30 million in new funding led by Knollwood Investment Advisory to expand its operations in response to accelerating institutional interest in Web3 and decentralized finance. This Series B funding round brings the total raised by the company to $47 million to ...

Gemini brings Web3 to the masses with ‘Superlunar’ research and design studio launch

Gemini Trust Co. LLC, the cryptocurrency exchange built by the Winklevoss twins, today announced the launch of Superlunar, a Web3 research and design studio that will focus on building decentralized technology applications and enabling the next generation of developers. Web3, referred to as the decentralized web, is built atop blockchain technology and allows the development ...