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Class move, Java. Coding language slips to third place behind Python in latest popularity contest

Tue, 2020-07-28 07:04
Rust enters the top 20, and yes, JavaScript is still number one

Python surpassed Java in Redmonk's latest biannual programming language ranking to take second place... by not doing anything.…

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Microsoft runs a data center on hydrogen for 48 whole hours, reckons it could kick hydrocarbon habit by 2030

Tue, 2020-07-28 06:26
Now to figure out how to make and store the Hydrogen, and fit fuel cells into bit barns

Microsoft has revealed that it ran racks full of servers for 48 hours using electricity generated by hydrogen fuel cells, but the company’s aspiration to use the tech again needs careful scrutiny.…

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Astroboffins map engine of a solar flare: Magnetic mega-fields and Earth-dwarfing blankets of electric current

Tue, 2020-07-28 06:11
Holy sheet...

One of our Sun's large, recent solar flares was formed from the release of 10 to 100 billion trillion joules per second of magnetic energy through gigantic sheets of near-light-speed electrons, scientists say.…

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Green with NVMe: AWS adds more Arm-powered instance types

Tue, 2020-07-28 04:57
Local SSD block-level storage comes to EC2 instances powered by home-brew Graviton2 CPUs

Amazon Web Services has created three more EC2 instance types that run its home-grown Graviton2 Arm CPUs.…

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Tencent set to slurp Sogou, China's second largest search engine, and snaffle its super-popular text editor

Tue, 2020-07-28 03:54
Half a billion users for $3.5bn - bargain!

WeChat owner Tencent Holdings wants to acquire China's second-largest search engine Sogou for around $3.5bn.…

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New Zealand government to explain its algorithms to stop robo-bias warping policy

Tue, 2020-07-28 03:14
But won’t reveal the actual algorithms – or even define what an algorithm is

New Zealand has created what it claims is the world’s first “Algorithm Charter” that sets out how government agencies should devise algorithms and explain their workings.…

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Google extends homeworking until this time next year – as Microsoft finds WFH is terrific... for Microsoft

Tue, 2020-07-28 02:22
You see, there is a COVID-19 silver lining. For employers. For the rest of us, welcome to the machine

Google has gone all-in on its work-from-home policy, telling techies they don’t need to return to the office until July 2021 at the earliest.…

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Battle for 6GHz heats up in America: Broadcasters sue FCC to kill effort to open spectrum for private Wi-Fi

Tue, 2020-07-28 00:51
Big Tech pushes back, says band use Hertz no one

The argument over opening up the 6GHz spectrum range, allowing it to be used for things like private indoor Wi-Fi, is heating up with TV broadcasters now suing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).…

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Intel couldn't shrink to 7nm on time – but it was able to reduce one thing: Its chief engineer's employment

Mon, 2020-07-27 23:45
What, or rather, who's that going under wheels of Chipzilla's bus?

Intel on Monday shook up its engineering management ranks after not only admitting its 7nm manufacturing pipeline had stalled due to defects but also that it is considering asking rival factories for help.…

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Tune in this week to learn all about an identity-centric approach to zero-trust security

Mon, 2020-07-27 22:56
It's time to think beyond simple perimeter defenses

Webcast The adoption of mobile and cloud, and the coronavirus pandemic forcing people to work from home, shows you can no longer rely on computer security based on a simple network perimeter.…

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Data-stealing, password-harvesting, backdoor-opening QNAP NAS malware Qsnatch reaches 62,000 infections

Mon, 2020-07-27 21:07
If you're still using a vulnerable box, you ought to factory reset it before patching

The number of QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) boxes infected with the data-stealing QSnatch malware has reached 62,000, the US and UK governments warned today.…

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US IT staffing biz accused of abusing student visa program now forced to stop advertising only to immigrants

Mon, 2020-07-27 19:48
DoJ unhappy with ASTA CRS but not as much as former employees

An American IT staffing'n'consultancy company been banned from running job ads that say only temporary work visa holders need apply.…

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SAP takes a punch to its software licensing revenue but Ellison's promise of customer exodus to Oracle seemingly fails to materialise

Mon, 2020-07-27 18:03
Nothing to say, Larry? Makes a change

SAP took a gut-punch in the form of an 18 per cent dive in software licensing revenue to €0.77bn for its Q2 ended June 30, but it also chalked up a 20 per cent jump in contractually committed cloud revenue to €6.65bn.…

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Named arguments squeak into PHP 8.0, 7 years after first RFC

Mon, 2020-07-27 17:01
How about inheritance? 'One of the bigger open questions' says author of proposal

The next major version of the PHP language will support named arguments after 76 per cent of lead developers voted to include it.…

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EU orders Airbus A350 operators to install anti-coffee spillage covers in airliner cockpits

Mon, 2020-07-27 16:01
Wouldn't a child's sippy cup be cheaper?

Airbus has solved the ongoing problem of cack-handed airline pilots spilling coffee over vital cockpit electronics – with a plastic cover.…

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Eye see you're having surgery: Origami inspires tiny, super-accurate robot surgeon

Mon, 2020-07-27 15:10
Research showed 'reduced deviation' when it made a 0.5mm x 0.5mm slice

Researchers have built a 2.4g robot that could be capable of eye surgery, inspired by the ancient paper-folding art of origami.…

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Garmin staggers back to its feet: Aviation systems seem to be lagging, though. Here's why

Mon, 2020-07-27 14:37
Somebody light that pilot light

Garmin services appear to be in the process of being restored after the company was reportedly hit with ransomware, though its aviation services remain offline at the time of writing.…

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Cloudflare's new serverless platform lets its Workers run for 15 minutes before giving them the boot

Mon, 2020-07-27 13:00
Instant startup, expanded execution, and more programming languages

Interview Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince doubts developers care all that much about speed.…

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Chinese tat bazaar Xiaomi to light a fire under Amazon's Kindle with new e-book reader

Mon, 2020-07-27 12:01
Is there room for another player in the Western market?

Another day, another pie, another finger. Chinese retailer Xiaomi is believed to be working on a new e-reader after references to the upcoming product appeared on the website of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.…

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What the duck? Bloke keeps getting sent bathtime toys in the post – though Amazon won't say who's responsible

Mon, 2020-07-27 10:59
'I don't even have a bath'

A chap from County Durham in northeast England is suffering a very specific mallardy – one of rubber ducks sent to his home address from Amazon with alarming regularity.…

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