Linux 4.15 Becomes Slowest Release Since 2011
An anonymous reader shares a report: Linus Torvalds has decided that Linux 4.15 needs a ninth release candidate, making it the first kernel release to need that much work since 2011. Torvalds flagged up the possibility of an extra release candidate last week, with the caveat that "it obviously requires this upcoming week to not come with any huge surprises" after "all the Meltdown and Spectre hoopla" made his job rather more complicated in recent weeks. Fast-forward another week and Torvalds ...
Intel Urges OEMs and End Users To Stop Deploying Spectre Patch As It May 'Introduce Higher Than Expected Reboots'
Yale Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy's F-Droid Android App Store is a Replacement for Google Play That Features Only FOSS Apps T
Netflix is now worth more than $100B
Netflix crossed a fun milestone today, crossing the $100 billion mark for its market cap as it once again surprised industry observers with better-than-expected growth in its subscribers. We’ll get to the financial numbers in a minute but, as usual, the big story here is that it continues to wow Wall Street with impressive growth in its subscriber numbers. The company said it added… Read More
IDG Contributor Network: New year, new terms: multicloud is here
For countless organizations, a new calendar year means new tech challenges and potential new strategies ahead. Cloud technologies are so flexible with so many options that the best answer for a given organization may not be obvious. It takes a bit of research to analyze what these options mean to an organization, so let’s explore the cloud technology scene for 2018. Multicloud vs. hybrid cloud ...
IDG Contributor Network: Production system troubleshooting 101: it’s not always about technical knowledge
Why parents should worry about Office 365's Immersive Reader dictation feature for students
Beginning in February, Microsoft plans to offer a new feature for young students: Immersive Reader dictation, a new feature within Office 365 apps for Windows and the Mac. As a parent of two elementary school students, though, I'm concerned this feature will be an unwelcome crutch. It's not just on Windows, either. Microsoft is pushing dictation onto Word for Mac, iPhone, Outlook Desktop, OneNo...
Intel Issuing Updates for Meltdown, Spectre Reboot Problem on Older Platforms
Intel's initial Meltdown and Spectre patches for older systems caused frequent reboots and other issues. The company thinks it has nailed those problems down. The post Intel Issuing Updates for Meltdown, Spectre Reboot Problem on Older Platforms appeared first on ExtremeTech .
Traditional application performance management no longer sufficient
Understanding how applications perform has been somewhat of a mystery for IT departments since the advent of networked applications. The reason why it’s been so hard is that traditional management tools operate in a bottoms-up manner. That is, each infrastructure component is monitored, usually with its own management tool, and then the data is rolled up to some kind of manager of managers. App...
IDG Contributor Network: IoT, AR and AI – How this year’s CES announcements will affect IT infrastructure in 2018
No more checkout lines: A look inside Amazon Go, the store of the future
Retail powerhouse Amazon is disrupting retail yet again, with the opening of its checkout-free Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle.
How Engineering Earth’s Climate Could Seriously Imperil Life
Seeding the atmosphere with sulfur could keep temperature from rising—but once we stop, the backlash could destroy entire species.
Taiwan telecom operators begin offering IoT applications
Taiwan-based telecom operators including Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Taiwan Mobile and Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) have begun promoting related IoT applications as they are preparing to kick off commercial 5G operations in 2020, according to industry sources.
iTunes Snafu Made 'Thor: Ragnarok' Available Almost a Month Early
An anonymous reader shares a report: When you check out the 'Thor: Ragnarok' page on iTunes, it says pre-orders of digital copies are expected to arrive on February 20th. But as TorrentFreak reports, some people got their hands on the Marvel film about a month early due to some sort of snafu with iTunes and Movies Anywhere. According to TorrentFreak, a Reddit user said in a now-deleted post that their legal purchase of the film on Vudu landed them an iTunes copy of it the next day. "I pre-ord...
Tim Cook Says Power Management Feature In Older iPhones Will Be Able To Be Turned Off In Future Update
Navdy’s head-up display is on death row
Head-up display system Navdy may have been a Kickstarter success, but owners of the in-car accessory are now being warned that their HUD may well stop working completely in the next few weeks. The startup launched on the crowdfunding site in 2014, raising more than a million dollars in its first week, before shipping in 2016. Since then, however, the … Continue reading
Now You See Me: How To Defer, Lazy-Load And Act With IntersectionObserver
Once upon a time, there lived a web developer who successfully convinced his customers that sites should not look the same in all browsers, cared about accessibility, and was an early adopter of CSS grids. But deep down in his heart it was performance that was his true passion: He constantly optimized, minified, monitored, and even employed psychological tricks in his projects. Then, one day, he learned about lazy-loading images and other assets that are not immediately visible to users and a...
Apple CEO's iPhone Throttling Response 'Unacceptable'
CEO Tim Cook has claimed that Apple initially disclosed that it would be reducing performance on certain iPhones doesn't hold up to scrutiny.
Intel Tells Partners, Customers To Stop Issuing Spectre Patches, Citing 'Unpredictable System Behavior'
CRN Interview: AT&T Channel Chief On Why Partners Need Recurring Revenue And How They Can Help Shape A Software-Defined Future
Pivotal Warns Of Spectre, Meltdown Performance Impact, Says All Versions Of Software 'Potentially Affected'
CRN Exclusive: Veeam CEO McKay Details Plans For N2WS Acquisition, Says He's 'Not Worried' About Dell EMC Integrating Data Prot
Dell Technologies Conducts Performance Tests Across Portfolio To See Impact Of Meltdown, Spectre Patches
Netflix's success turns net neutrality into an afterthought
With millions of subscribers still flocking to its services, Netflix no longer worries about being protected by net neutrality
Netflix subscriber growth beats on strong original programming
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc added more international subscribers than expected in the fourth quarter, as the video streaming service provider kept viewers hooked with critically acclaimed shows such as "The Crown" and "Stranger Things."
Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts Are Back, and Better Than Ever
Growing up, I was always that kid who begged her parents to try all the new weird and wonderful flavors of her favorite junk food. That hasn’t changed as an adult, but I’ve […] The post Strawberry Milkshake Pop-Tarts Are Back, and Better Than Ever appeared first on Geek.com .
The Shift: What if a Healthier Facebook Is Just … Instagram?
As Facebook undergoes a renovation focused on improving its users’ well-being, the company could take inspiration from an app it already owns.
Montana Governor’s Executive Order Would Force Net Neutrality
The order would forbid broadband providers with new or renewed state contracts to block or charge higher fees for faster delivery of websites.
Rupert Murdoch tells Facebook: pay 'trusted' publishers for their content
Amid policy changes at social network, media mogul criticizes it for failing to ‘adequately reward’ publishers that add value and integrity Rupert Murdoch issued a new salvo in the row between Facebook and news publishers on Monday, calling on the social media company to pay publishers for their content. “If Facebook wants to recognize ‘trusted’ publishers then it should pay those publishers a ...
Twitter finds 1,062 more accounts linked to Russian agency accused of election meddling
Twitter Inc. said it found another 1,062 accounts linked to the Russian government-backed Internet Research Agency accused of trying to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The social media company said it’s emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the United States who followed one...
10 Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2018
Do you have the skills you'll need to succeed this year, or are you still betting on a COBOL revival?
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