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Google opens $2bn cloud region in Warsaw,Poland On April 16, Friday, 2021

Facility will reduce latency for users of Google services across Poland and neighbouring countries. It aims to deliver more efficient connectivity to Google partners and their customers. Among Google customers in Poland are PKO Bank Polski, retailer LPP, appointments scheduling platform Booksy, travel booking company eSky and digital learning firm Brainly. Last December, Google said it planned to add a second cloud region in Germany, along with two others in Saudi Arabia and Chile. In February, Google Cloud generated losses of $5.6 billion, with a $1.2 billion loss in the fourth quarter.

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5G can realise Nikola Tesla's dream of wireless electricity a century later On April 14, Wednesday, 2021

5G technology aims to provide a 1,000-fold capacity increase over the last generation, 4G. It aims to allow up to one million users to connect per square kilometer. New research suggests the network may have unwittingly built a "wireless power grid". This could be adapted to charge or power small devices embedded in cars, homes, workplaces and factories. But the transmission will still suffer from the key drawback of Tesla's towers: high energy wastage, which may be difficult to justify given the urgency of the climate crisis.

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DuckDuckGo now with an option to block Chrome's tracking method, FLoC On April 14, Wednesday, 2021

Google Chrome has developed FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts) to track users and predict their search habits. Users have the option of avoiding the tracking by avoiding Google Chrome altogether, installing the DuckDuckGo Chrome extension or changing their settings in Google and/or Chrome. Users can also opt out of the tracking using the DuckDuckGo extension or by disabling Ad Personalisation in Google Ad Settings. The extension can even auto- update, ensuring the user remains secure while browsing.

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WhatsApp to leverage new Android Malware spread On April 12, Monday, 2021

A new form of Android malware has begun spreading itself by creating auto-replies in WhatsApp. Check Point Research recently discovered the malware in a fake application on Google Play. Malware can use the auto-reply messages to send the users an evil payload via a command-and-control (C&C) server. The malware could be helping attackers to carry out phishing attacks, steal credentials and WhatsApp data, among other illicit activities. The fake app was called "FlixOnline," a false service claiming to allow users to utilize Netflix streaming.

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Boiling Liquid to cool datacenter servers - Microsoft On April 11, Sunday, 2021

Microsoft has implemented boiling liquid to keep datacenter servers at reasonable temperatures. The company uses liquid capable of boiling at 122 degrees Fahrenheit, 90 degrees below the boiling point of water. This process transforms that vapor back into liquid and rain down onto the servers in order to cool the machines. Microsoft has acknowledged using this cooling process as a means to accommodate the demand for larger, more powerful computer processors at a time when air-cooled computer chip technology is harder to come by.

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Google,Facebook and Amazon face new UK regulator On April 09, Friday, 2021

Digital Markets Unit (DMU) will first look to create new codes of conduct for companies such as Facebook and Google. Between them, Facebook, Google and Amazon control the lion's share of digital advertising revenue. The regime will be "unashamedly pro-competition", said the business secretary.

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Woman took on Google and won! On April 09, Friday, 2021

Shannon Wait worked at a Google data centre in South Carolina earning $15 (£10.90) an hour. She says the job was hard work, including lifting heavy batteries, 30lb (13.6kg) each. Shannon was a contractor at Google, working for a subcontractor called Modis. Modis is part of a group of companies owned by another firm, Adecco. About half of the people who work for the company are reportedly employed as contractors. It makes it difficult to work out who actually carries the can for managerial mistakes.

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Transparent Electronics for Potential Integration - Birth to futuristic sci-fi devices On April 07, Wednesday, 2021

Transparent electronics could be integrated in glass, in flexible displays and in smart contact lenses. RMIT-led team introduces ultra thin beta-tellurite to the 2D semiconducting material family. Oxide-based devices could also find use in power electronics and communication technology. Modern life is critically reliant on semiconductor devices since they are the building blocks of every computer and smartphone. The new material fills a crucial gap in the materials spectrum to enable fast, transparent circuits, says team leader Dr Torben Daeneke.

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Bloom 3D LotusMenu in your palm - Technology and Art interaction On April 06, Tuesday, 2021

Researchers propose 3D menu that uses rotational motion of wrist and elbow to control menu selection. Lotus menu can significantly reduce the completion time of the selection task with less fatigue. It can expand the application of 3D rotating gestures in human-computer interactions. It could also be used in large-screen interactive systems and virtual reality systems.

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Turing Award - A Noble Prize equivalent for computing, bagged by Alfred Aho and Jeffrey Ullman On April 05, Monday, 2021

Alfred Aho and Jeffrey Ullman have won this year's Turing Award for their work on programming languages. The award is computer science's equivalent of the Nobel Prize. The two worked together at Bell Labs for more than three decades. They coauthored a series of seminal textbooks that shaped the thinking of a generation of computer scientists. The prize is named for Alan Turing, the British mathematician who developed the foundations of modern computing.

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Looking to Bypass Cloudfare bot? On April 04, Sunday, 2021

Cloudflare offers a system of JavaScript workers that can be used to execute code on the server side. This feature can be useful for static sites, maintenance pages etc. But it is also a great tool for pentest (serverless C&C, easy phishing proxy etc …) In this post we will explore Cloudflare bot protection bypasses. This bypass is not a bug according to Cloud Flare. If it's not a Bug it's a feature. So let's enjoy the 100 000 request/day for your free Cloudflare account and go scrape the world!

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Former Walmart and PayPal executive Subha Tatavarti, now Wipro's new CTO On April 01, Thursday, 2021

Wipro appoints Subha Tatavarti as its new Chief Technology Officer. The appointment is part of CEO Thierry Delaporte's plans to accelerate growth at the Indian IT major. The current CTO teams, including Service Transformation, Topcoder, Robotics, SVIC, Technovation Centre, Open Innovation and Applied Research, will report to Tatavari. She joins from Walmart, where she led product, technology development and commercialisation.

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Lab-made diamonds more stronger and beautiful than natural diamonds On April 01, Thursday, 2021

Hexagonal diamonds are stronger than natural cubic diamonds, study says. Scientists at Washington State University created hexagonal diamonds in a lab. They used gunpowder and compressed gas to create the diamonds. Sound waves were used to measure the stiffness of the hexagonal stones. The findings are detailed in a recent paper in Physical Review B and reported in the scientific journal Physical Review A.

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Ford and HP join hands - 3D printer waste for auto parts On March 30, Tuesday, 2021

The Ford motor company has announced that 3D printing offers a new source of low-volume auto parts. Ford plans to work with HP to continue re-using 3D printer materials to develop car parts. The company has already converted 3D printed parts and powders into auto parts for Super Duty F-250 trucks. Ford uses its more than 60 HP 3D printers to produce over 40,000 aligners per day. The 3D printable parts are healthier for the environment and provide the same type of durability.

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Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is back in its all-online format On March 30, Tuesday, 2021

Apple will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 7 through 11 in an all-online format. Free for all developers, WWDC21 will offer insight into the future of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Apple will continue its tradition of supporting students who love to code with this year's Swift Student Challenge. This year's conference will include announcements from the keynote, State of the Union stages, online sessions, and 1:1 labs.

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VPN vs SSH On March 29, Monday, 2021

Some resources on the internet might be only accessible from clients with particular IP addresses. It is not always possible to use VPN provided by your school. Some VPN requires special client software, which may not support Linux.

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Intel announces oneAPI challenge winners On March 28, Sunday, 2021

The Great Cross-Architecture Challenge is a collaboration with CERN and Argonne National Laboratory. The challenge attracted participants across five continents. Entrants used oneAPI and Data Parallel C ++ to create applications in areas such as bioinformatics, cryptography, data analytics. Participants used free Intel oneAPI Toolkits and the Intel DevCloud to test code and workloads across a variety of XPUs. "We look forward to welcoming the winners of the competition to CERN", says Maria Girone, chief technology officer, CERN openlab.

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Google shows India's progression in Digital World On March 27, Saturday, 2021

India is marked as "determined progress" that is moving towards the expansion of digital users. The future economy is also a vital aspect that is making the users conscious of their decisions and personal finances. Online doctor consultation has also increased in 2020 by 300% in Karnataka, Bihar, and Manipur. Google Translation is used by users more than 17 billion times to translate pages. For YouTube, 90% of users prefer Indic languages.

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Stanford University announces free coding course; Registration ends April 8 On March 23, Tuesday, 2021

Stanford University has announced the second instalment of its popular online course that teaches the basics of programming. The course was first launched by Prof. Chris Piech and Prof. Mehran Sahami in April 2020. Last year, the programme enabled over 10,000 students in 120 countries to learn computer programming from 900 volunteer teachers.

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Wikipedia Asking Big Tech to Pay Up On March 17, Wednesday, 2021

Wikipedia announces launch of a commercial product, Wikimedia Enterprise. The new service is designed for the sale and efficient delivery of Wikipedia's content directly to big tech firms. The two (Google and Wikipedia) have grown in tandem over the past 20 years, each becoming its own household word. Wikipedia is seeking to rebalance its relationships with Google and other tech firms like Amazon, Facebook, and Apple. Agreements with the firms could be reached as soon as June, according to Wikipedia's point-people in charge of the project. The foundation's newly created subsidiary, Wikimedia LLC, has been ramping up the Enterprise project with a small team.

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The 5 Common Mistakes Of New Engineering Managers On March 17, Wednesday, 2021

Most new managers are comfortable giving technical feedback since that's what they've been doing for years. Many are uncomfortable giving other kinds of feedback, though. They don't challenge their team members on other non-technical growth areas like collaboration, communication style, or ownership. This usually results in the impression that being a manager is the way to have technical authority over a group, which makes individual contributors wonder what the technical career track is even for. If you have a very small team, as a manager, you might just be the right person to do most of project management.

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Masters of Change - Accenture Technology Vision 2021 On March 11, Thursday, 2021

The past year has poked holes in long-standing norms about how companies operate and how people live. As they've adjusted to these realities, the most successful ones have become Masters of Change. The recent rapid digital acceleration has placed technology as the cornerstone of global leadership. World leaders are the ones that embraces the new mindset to shape a better future.

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Java edges Python On March 09, Tuesday, 2021

TIOBE releases its roundup of the top programming languages every month, and the company recently unveiled its March rankings. The latest roundup is similar to the previous month rankings, however, there are nuances, surging languages and upcoming features to note.

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Best practices can slow your application down On March 08, Monday, 2021

In software engineering, a number of fairly non-controversial best practices have evolved over the years. These include decoupled modules, cohesive code, and automated testing. In building the codebase for our public Stack Overflow site, we didn't always follow these best practices. The Cynefin framework categorizes decisions into obvious, complicated, complex, and chaotic. Sometimes you may need to intentionally break one of these rules to get the specific results that your software needs.

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Commonly used Acronyms Developer Use On March 07, Sunday, 2021

An acronym is when the resulting thing can be read as a word. It is a kind of abbreviation. Abbreviations can be shortened forms of any kind. Everyone use (more or less) use acronyms and developers are not the exceptions. Ever wondering what acronyms does a developer use daily.

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QMamu - India's Private Search Engine On March 04, Thursday, 2021

Qmamu is India's private search engine who believes anyone in the world has the right to access the internet with true privacy. It provides the choice to not be profiled by individuals privacy by "No search history" and "No search tracking". No road between your searching and server. So it allows users to search Unlimited safely and securely. Browse without the fear of individuals privacy.

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Flutter 2 release for Web On March 04, Thursday, 2021

Flutter 2 is the latest version of the open source Dart programming language for Flutter. Flutter 2.12 is the first major update to Flutter since Flutter 1.0 in 2010. The release includes new code, bug fixes and bug fixes for Dart and Flutter web support. It's been a little more than two years since the last Flutter release. Flutter's web support has transitioned from beta to the stable channel. Flutter pushes reusability of code to another level.

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Intelligent Visual Studio Search Service On March 04, Thursday, 2021

In Visual Studio (VS) 2019 v16.0 release, the Visual Studio Search shortcut Ctrl+Q was introduced as a Quick Launch for VS feature searches. With millions of developers using the VS IDE, more and more developers are using this hotkey to boost their productivity. The search results relevancy was built-in to VS releases and hard to improve over time. Employed heuristics based on point-in-time data to rank algorithm tuning.

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Top Paying Programming Skills On March 02, Tuesday, 2021

TensorFlow, Golang, and Scala are among Dice's highest-paying programming skills. TensorFlow is an open-source library for deep learning software developed by Google. The number of technologists well-versed in these technologies is still relatively low, creating a demand for talent. Jobs that saw the biggest salary increases between 2019 and 2020 included those that analyze data, digitize offerings, innovate products, and ensure profitability and security.

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Kubernetes container tech is so complex - Google On February 26, Friday, 2021

Kubernetes complexity is barrier to adoption and a common cause of errors, says Google. "Despite 6 years of progress, Kubernetes is still incredibly complex," says Drew Bradstock, product lead for GKE. Since Google manages more of the configuration, it offers a higher SLA of 99.9 per cent uptime for Autopilot pods. Google's engineering has a better reputation than its customer support, according to ex-Amazon engineer Kevin Lin, who wrote recently of his experience with the search giant.  Google Cloud has nice ergonomics and world-class engineers but an awful reputation for customer support says Lin, a new customer for AWS versus GCP.

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Bad Habits to Kick in Web Development On February 25, Thursday, 2021

If you're not optimizing your design for mobile, you're likely serving a subpar experience for your users. Use divs only when there are no more appropriate - read semantic - elements for the job. It can be tempting to use an entire palette of colors and six different Google fonts, but less is...way less confusing. Using partial paths gives you the freedom to make changes and push to production without having to go back and look for references to a previous domain. It's more than likely that you'll have multiple page templates and designs, but users shouldn't think they've navigated to a new website or caught you in the middle of a theme update when the open a new page. You should have your basic theme colors and include a header, navigation and footer.

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Open source in the 5G stack On February 24, Wednesday, 2021

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration recently requested suggestions for an innovation challenge to speed up the development of the open 5G stack. Open source provides governments concerned with digital sovereignty with tools and developer best practices. The NTIA's goal is to reduce barriers to entry for diverse actors to collaborate on an open 5T stack. It's important to inventorying dependencies for building trust and driving adoption of an open5G stack, says GitHub's Aaron Voss.

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Linkedin to take on Fiverr and Upworks On February 24, Wednesday, 2021

LinkedIn is developing a freelance marketplace to take on rival gig sites Fiverr and Upwork. The two-sided marketplace will connect service providers with clients. The feature has been in development at least since September 2019. LinkedIn is seeking to enable payments, which would allow freelancers and clients to transact on the platform. It is also considering transaction commissions, which is already part of the Upworks business.

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Launch of Premium Droplets with quicker Intel and AMD CPUs and NVMe SSDs On February 23, Tuesday, 2021

Intel launched Premium Droplets with faster Intel and AMD CPUs, along with NVMe SSDs. Memory performance can play a significant factor in workloads like in-memory databases and server-side caches for web apps. Our commitment to simplicity is reflected in all we do, and we've applied our usual developer-friendly aesthetic to these new offerings, we say. Our Premium AMD Droplets feature memory frequency of 3200MHz, and Premium Intel 2933MHz.

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The bitcoin blockchain is helping keep a botnet from being taken down On February 23, Tuesday, 2021

Botnet malware can find backup server encoded in bitcoin's decentralized ledger. Infected machines report to hardwired control server to receive instructions and malware updates. By having a server the botnet can fall back on, operators prevent the infected systems from being orphaned. Attackers would have to deposit 43,262 Satoshis, or about $16.50, to recover control of their botnet's IP address. "You can't take it down. You can't censor it. It's there," researcher says of the decentralized system used to store the IP address of the backup server.

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What are the programming languages in Demand? On February 23, Tuesday, 2021

According to the Coding Dojo survey, Python is the most requested language in 2020 for programming jobs. One year ago, Python took over the top spot from SQL. PHP, where demand tanked by 54%, was the biggest loser by far. Rust, ABAP, and Kotlin are on the list but just barely. The study is done using the Indeed.com job-search site.

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