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Computing, Hardware

Google Aims to Demonstrate Quantum Supremacy with a 50-Qubit Processor

October 19, 2017

Via: InfoQ

In a paper published in Nature, Google has revealed its plans to demonstrate that quantum computers can perform a computational task beyond the capability of a classical computer, a claim known as quantum supremacy. Key in Google’s plan is building a 50-qubit […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Gluon brings AI developers self-tuning machine learning

October 19, 2017

Via: Info World

Deep learning systems have long been tough to work with, due to all the fine-tuning and knob-twiddling needed to get good results from them. Gluon is a joint effort by Microsoft and Amazon Web Services do reduce all that fiddling effort. Gluon works […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Visual Studio 15.4 Released, Increasing Multiplatform Support

October 18, 2017

Via: InfoQ

The 4th update to Visual Studio 2017 has been released by Microsoft, and continues the company’s commitment to supporting .NET Standard 2.0 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.  .NET Standard 2.0 support is an important part of Microsoft’s strategy for […]


Computing, Software & Applications

The 10 essential tools for JavaScript developers

October 18, 2017

Via: Info World

JavaScript, by being the language supported in all mainstream browsers, has been key to the development of browser-based web apps, garnering attention from multitudes of developers while being fitted with new capabilities nearly every year. Naturally, an ecosystem of frameworks […]


Computing, Software & Applications

What a modern development organization looks like

October 17, 2017

Via: Info World

I work for a San Francisco startup. What we use in Silicon Valley isn’t necessarily indicative of the industry as a whole. So I informally asked a few friends distributed throughout the industry what tools they use, to figure out […]


Computing, Hardware

The best keyboards of 2017: top 10 keyboards compared

September 25, 2017

Via: Techradar

Although we wouldn’t bank on seeing Intel’s 10nm Cannonlake processors until the end of 2018, the best keyboard is available right now. So, in the interim of CPU releases, you can be sure that your fingers are satisfied with a […]


Computing, Software & Applications

What’s new in Apple’s Swift 4.0 language

September 22, 2017

Via: Info World

Swift 4.0 is now available. It’s a major upgrade to Apple’s Swift, the three-year old successor to the Objective-C language used for MacOS and iOS application development. The Swift 4 upgrade enhances the Swift Package Manager and provides new compatibility […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Java EE 8 is here: What you need to know

September 22, 2017

Via: Info World

Java EE 8—formally, Java Platform Enterprise Edition version 8—is now available. The release represents the first phase in Oracle’s two-phase plan to embrace modern computing paradigms, particularly cloud deployments, in enterprise Java. Where to download the Java EE 8 JDK […]


Computing, Software & Applications

IBM open-sources a microservices-friendly Java app server

September 21, 2017

Via: Info World

A few weeks ago, Nginx released its multilanguage microservices-friendly app server, but without Java support at launch. Now IBM has a beta build of its own microservices-friendly app server for Java applications: the open source Open Liberty, which implements IBM’s […]


Computing, Operating Systems

13 hidden features in iOS 11

September 20, 2017

Via: Mashable

You don’t need to buy an iPhone 8 (or an iPhone X for that matter) to get that shiny, new-iPhone feeling. All you need to do is upgrade to iOS 11, which Apple dropped yesterday, to get in on tons […]