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HTC One M8 Dual Lens SDK unlocks bokeh camera for devs

HTC One M8 Dual Lens SDK unlocks bokeh camera for devs

HTC is allowing developers to tap into its depth data from the twin cameras on the HTC One M8 smartphone, releasing the Dual Lens SDK that Google has already relied upon to make the Google Play edition of the flagship. The SDK Preview allows access to the depth information the second lens on the back of the One M8 grabs with each shot, and will initially allow for bokeh-style refocusing and HTC's pseudo-3D DimensionPlus manipulation in third-party apps.

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Samsung beats Google to releasing wearables SDK

Samsung beats Google to releasing wearables SDK

Samsung has released its Tizen SDK for wearables, allowing developers to create apps for the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches announced last month, and beating Google's wearable SDK to the punch. The developer kit allows third-party apps to show notifications and controls on the smartwatches' OLED touchscreens, to use data from the integrated pulse-rate sensor, and other features.

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Google Android-based SDK for wearables coming in two weeks

Google Android-based SDK for wearables coming in two weeks

Google helped put wearables on the map with Google Glass and now it's aiming to solidify its position in that market. In around two weeks' time, the tech giant will be releasing an Android-based software development kit (SDK) that will specifically target wearable devices.

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Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 SDKs launch at MWC 2014 Developer Day

Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 SDKs launch at MWC 2014 Developer Day

Samsung has announced that it has launched the SDKs for two of its new products at MWC 2014 Developer Day. The SDKs that have launched are for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 smartwatch. Samsung has held its Developers Day conference at MWC since 2011.

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Chromecast opens for streaming as Google Cast SDK released

Chromecast opens for streaming as Google Cast SDK released

Google has pushed out the Chrome Cast SDK for its Chromecast wireless streaming dongle, allowing third-party developers to add support in their apps. The new SDK will make it particularly easy for media apps to pipe content through Chromecast, with a default HTML5 player that can be easily reskinned and branded, but non-media apps are also welcome too.

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SteamOS to have NVIDIA developer tools from day one

SteamOS to have NVIDIA developer tools from day one

This week the folks at NVIDIA have suggested that their developer program GameWorks will not be limited to the likes of Linux and Android - not by any stretch of the imagination. NVIDIA made clear that not only would they be extending GameWorks support - developer tools for games, that is - for Ubuntu environments, but for SteamOS as well. In other words - those gaming developers hoping to optimize their games for Steam Machines with NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics cards will be able to do so.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A leaked for SKT

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A leaked for SKT

It would appear that Samsung will be bringing on another advanced version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, this time working with the Active version - waterproof, that is. Like the original Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A, this version looks to carry the more advanced processor in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core SoC. This version also works with LTE-A, also known as LTE-Advanced, that is multi-band LTE ready for the next generation in connectivity.

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Facebook Unity SDK brings high-powered gaming to the social network

Facebook Unity SDK brings high-powered gaming to the social network

Over the past several years, the folks at Unity have created a game development platform where users could make major titles that work on multiple operating systems and in different environments. This week they've announced - at their developer conference "Unite" no less - that they're launching a new cross-platform SDK with Facebook that'll allow games like Shadowgun: Deadzone to be ported to Facebook with ease.

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Microsoft “Lab of Things” will connect your devices at home

Microsoft “Lab of Things” will connect your devices at home

As a part of Microsoft's HomeOS project, the company will expand with what's called "Lab of Things", making the case for researchers giving big boosts to devices in your living space. Microsoft's "LOT" will work with the public as well, sending out an SDK (Software Development Kit) to creators of software for the expansion of home-based systems in the wild. This system has been deployed during and in conjunction with the first day's events at this year's Microsoft Research Faculty Summit event.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 gets Imaging SDK for third-party PureView capabilities

Nokia Lumia 1020 gets Imaging SDK for third-party PureView capabilities

Nokia has just announced the new Lumia 1020, which sports a 41-megapixel camera on the back with plenty of bells and whistles. Now, developers will be able to take advantage of the PureView technology in their own apps, thanks to the launch of a new Developers SDK from Nokia that app developers can grab starting today.

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Pebble SDK update brings two-way communication to mobile apps

Pebble SDK update brings two-way communication to mobile apps

For those early adopters who opted in for the Pebble smartwatch during its Kickstarter days, you'll be pleased to know that compatible mobile apps will soon be able to communicate with the Pebble both ways, whereas apps used to only send information to the watch and you couldn't send commands to your phone from the Pebble, which was one of the big caveats.

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Facebook announces new SDK for iOS with Open Graph and improved login

Facebook announces new SDK for iOS with Open Graph and improved login

Facebook's looking to ramp up its mobile efforts on iOS by unveiling a new SDK for iOS app developers at today's Mobile DevCon. The new SDK is aimed to make it easier for app developers to create better social applications that integrate with Facebook. The new SDK comes with Open Graph support, as well as improved login functionality.

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