IEEE Computer Society has plunged into technology predictions for 2017 and for the next five years by 2022

Dec
17

After grading itself on its 2016 vison, IEEE Computer Society has plunged into technology predictions for 2017 and for the next five years by 2022.

Technology trends that will reach adoption in 2017:

1.      Industrial IoT

This is one of the largest and most impactful arenas for big data analytics in 2017,with many millions of IoT sensors deployed in dozens of industrial strength real-world applications.

2.      Self-driving Cars

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Microsoft and Intel's Announced Project Evo Ups the PC Game

Dec
15

Microsoft and Intel on Wednesday announced Project Evo, their highly anticipated collaboration to create the next generation of personal computers. The project aims to expand on new advances in artificial intelligence, mixed reality, advanced security and gaming.

Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, unveiled some of Project Evo's ambitious plans at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event in Shenzhen, China.

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Microsoft announced robust sales of its Surface line ahead of the holiday season

Dec
14

Microsoft on Monday announced robust sales of its Surface line ahead of the holiday season.

According to Brian Hall, November was the best month ever for consumer Surface sales,CVP of Microsoft devices marketing, who noted that Best Buy's exclusive bundle offering sold out on its first day.

Hall said that the momentum has not been limited to the U.S. sales.

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Cyclomatic Complexity metric in 40 years

Dec
10

The criticality and risk of software is defined by its complexity. Forty years ago, McCabe introduced his famous cyclomatic complexity (CC) metric. Today, it is still one of the most popular and meaningful measurements for analyzing code.  Read this blog about the measurement and its value for improving code quality and maintainability...

— Christof Ebert

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New NEC Server series Come With Built-In Batteries

Dec
10

NEC is expanding its venerable Express5800 server series with a new rack mounted version that comes with hot-swappable battery packs.

The previously and still available Express5800/E120d-1 1U rack will ship in a version with two battery packs.

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IBM Promises Silicon Integrated Nanophotonics technology can combine traditional electrical circuits and optical components

Dec
08

IBM says that it can now build a "silicon nanophotonics" chip in a sub-100 nm manufacturing process.

The company promises its 90 nm Silicon Integrated Nanophotonics technology can combine traditional electrical circuits and optical components, including a photodetector and a modulator.

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Docker, Canonical Team on Enterprise Support

Dec
04

Docker and Canonical on Wednesday announced a commercial agreement to integrate support for Docker Engine.

Docker, Canonical Team on Enterprise Support
The partnership gives Canonical customers a single path for support of the Ubuntu operating system and Commercially Supported (CS) Docker Engine in enterprise Docker operations. It provides a streamlined operations and support experience for joint customers by splitting the service obligations in four ways.

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Gooligan Ransacks Have Over 1M Android Accounts

Dec
04

More than 1 million Google accounts have been breached by Android malware dubbed "Gooligan," Check Point reported Wednesday.

The malware roots infected devices and steals authentication tokens that can be used to access data from various Google apps including Gmail, Google Docs, G Suite and Google Drive.

It potentially affects devices running Android 4 and 5.

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Refracta is a somewhat obscure Linux distribution that offers exceptional functionality and stability

Dec
04

Refracta is a somewhat obscure Linux distribution that offers exceptional functionality and stability.

Obscurity is not always a bad thing when it comes to Linux distros.Refracta is a big surprise in a small package. You can find some very worthwhile alternatives to your current operating system.

Many look-alike desktop distros are difficult to distinguish from run-of-the-mill garden varieties. Others offer new adopters something unique that makes using them fun and productive.

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Antique Kernel FlawA Linux security vulnerability Opens Door to New Dirty Cow Exploit

Nov
25

A Linux security vulnerability first discovered more than a decade ago once again poses a threat, Red Hat warned last week, as an exploit that could allow attackers to gain enhanced privileges on affected computers has turned up in the wild.

Users need to take steps to patch their systems to prevent the exploit, known as "Dirty Cow," from granting access to unprivileged attackers.

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