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Ballerina reinvents cloud-native programming

LXer - 6 hours 51 min ago
Cloud-native programming inherently involves working with remote endpoints: microservices, serverless, APIs, WebSockets, software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, and more. Ballerina is a cloud-native, general purpose, concurrent, transactional, and statically- and strongly-typed programming language with both textual and graphical syntaxes.

Official: The shape of the smartphone is changing forever

TheRegister - 7 hours 9 min ago
Taller, narrower, and (some) notchier

The shape of the smartphone is changing as a fad turns into a long-term trend, a business analyst has noted.…

Continuous Lifecycle 2019 call for papers is open NOW

TheRegister - 7 hours 53 min ago
Who do we want on stage? You of course

Events Continuous Lifecycle London returns in May 2019, and we want to hear your proposals for conference sessions and all-day workshops, spanning the full range of agile, DevOps, application lifecycle management, CD, and container technologies and methodologies.…

Google To Be Fined $5 Billion by EU in Android Antitrust Case, Reports Say

Slashdot - 7 hours 56 min ago
The European Union plans to hit Alphabet's Google with a record antitrust fine of $5.06 billion later today, WSJ, Reuters, and Bloomberg reported Wednesday, a decision that could loosen the company's grip on its biggest growth engine: mobile phones. From a report: A formal decision -- which would mark the EU's sharpest rebuke yet to the power of a handful of tech giants -- is set to be taken during Wednesday morning's meeting of EU commissioners following a presentation by competition chief Margrethe Vestager, according to the person. No discussion of the decision is expected, the official said. The European Commission finding is the most consequential decision made in its eight-year antitrust battle with Google. The fine, to be announced today, would significantly outstrip the $2.8B charge Brussels imposed on the company last year for favoring its own site in comparison shopping searches. The decision takes aim at a core part of Google's business strategy over the past decade, outlawing restrictions on its Android operating system that allegedly entrenched Google's dominance in online search at a time when consumers were moving from desktop to mobile devices. Android is the operating system used in more than 80 per cent of the world's smartphones and is vital to the group's future revenues as more users rely on mobile gadgets for search services. Google has denied wrongdoing.

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A Look at Google's Project Fi

LXer - 8 hours 5 min ago
Google's Project Fi is a great cell-phone service, but the data-only SIMs make it incredible for network projects! Project Fi is a play on the term "WiFi" and is pronounced "Project Fye", as opposed to "Project Fee", which is what I called it at first. Several features set Project Fi apart from other cell-phone plans.

Micron-Intel 3D XPoint split: It's not you, it's m... nah, it is totally you

TheRegister - 8 hours 15 min ago
Breakup lays bare Chipzilla's failures

Comment Micron's commercial discussions with Intel over 3D XPoint have concluded that the tech partnership will be dissolved once second-gen development is completed next year.…

Wearable hybrids prove the bloated smartwatch is one of Silly Valley's biggest mistakes

TheRegister - 9 hours 13 min ago
When dumb is usually smart enough

Analysis Imagine if Intel had decided in the 1980s that all of its CPUs henceforth would have a vast parallel processing unit worthy of a Cray supercomputer, integrated into every chip. This would quadruple the price of an Intel microprocessor, but "future-proof" its PCs.…

Tips for Success with Open Source Certification

LXer - 9 hours 19 min ago
In the first article, we focused on why certification matters now more than ever. Here, we’ll focus on the kinds of certifications that are making a difference, and what is involved in completing necessary training and passing the performance-based exams that lead to certification, with tips from Clyde Seepersad, General Manager of Training and Certification at The Linux Foundation.

Samsung’s new phone-as-desktop is slick, fast and ready for splash-down ... somewhere

TheRegister - 9 hours 56 min ago
DeX Pad doesn’t have an obvious role, but finding one will be fun

Hands-On I’m typing this story on a phone – a Galaxy S9+ to be precise, lodged in Samsung’s new “DeX Pad” not-a-dock that turns its high-end handsets into passable desktops when connected to a monitor or tellie over HDMI.…

PayPal's pal Venmo spaffs your pals' payments – and yours

TheRegister - 10 hours 24 min ago
200 million transactions visible to all, inc. the inside dope on a cannabis seller's annual sales

PayPal-owned digital wallet Venmo shares way too much data via its public API, according to Berlin-based researcher Hang Do Thi Duc.…

System76 Linux Computer Maker Offers a Sneak Peek Into Its New Factory

Slashdot - 10 hours 27 min ago
BrianFagioli shares a report from BetaNews: System76 has long been a Linux computer seller, but recently, it has transitioned into a Linux computer maker. What's the difference, you ask? Well, currently, the company doesn't really make its own computers. System76's laptops, for instance, are made by other manufacturers, which it re-brands as its own. No, System76 doesn't just slap its name on other company's laptops and ship them out the door. Actually, it works closely with the manufacturers, tweaks firmware, and verifies that both Ubuntu and its Ubuntu-based Pop!_OS will work well on the hardware. System76 then offers top-notch support too. In other words, the company isn't just selling a computer, but an experience too. Unfortunately, when you rely on other computer manufacturers, you don't fully control the experience. Ultimately, System76 cannot achieve its true vision without building its own laptops. And so, that is exactly what it is going to do! Yes, System76 will be building and selling the computers right here in the USA (Denver, Colorado to be exact). I mean, when your company supports open source ideology and takes pride in being "Made in America," how can you go wrong? Many folks in the Linux community are excited to see the fruits of System76's labor, and today, we get a small peek. No, the company isn't sharing any of its computer designs, but it is showing off its new manufacturing facility. In a new blog post by System76 customer service all-star Emma, she shares several photos of the new factory. [T]he space is absolutely massive! It seems System76 has very lofty goals. Exactly when these new computers both designed and manufactured by System76 will become available for purchase is anyone's guess. Quite frankly, based on the System76's blog post, it seems they are still at very early stages. With that said, it will be interesting to see what is born inside that factory in Colorado. The Linux community is anxiously awaiting something special.

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Microsoft to pay new bounties for identity services holes

TheRegister - 10 hours 59 min ago
If ye can board Microsoft accounts, Azure AD or even OpenID without the skipper knowing, loot be your reward

Microsoft’s launched a new bug bounty program, this time for identity services.…

Samsung touts bonkers-fast 8 Gbit DRAM for phones, AIs

TheRegister - 11 hours 25 min ago
Chip ships 6,400 Mbps, cuts power consumption

Samsung has shown off the first prototype of a somewhat-bonkers DRAM chip: at 8 Gbits, it's not news in terms of scale, but the LPDDR5 silicon pushes bits out the door at 6,400 megabits per second.…

The SIM Hijackers

Slashdot - 11 hours 32 min ago
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai of Motherboard has a chilling story on how hackers flip seized Instagram handles and cryptocurrency in a shady, buzzing underground market for stolen accounts and usernames. Their victim's weakness? Phone numbers. He writes: First, criminals call a cell phone carrier's tech support number pretending to be their target. They explain to the company's employee that they "lost" their SIM card, requesting their phone number be transferred, or ported, to a new SIM card that the hackers themselves already own. With a bit of social engineering -- perhaps by providing the victim's Social Security Number or home address (which is often available from one of the many data breaches that have happened in the last few years) -- the criminals convince the employee that they really are who they claim to be, at which point the employee ports the phone number to the new SIM card. Game over.

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Open-spec NAS SBC with 4x SATA 3.0 ports relaunches

LXer - 11 hours 48 min ago
Kobol has relaunched its open-spec “Helios4” NAS SBC and fanned system. The Helios4 runs Debian on a Marvell Armada 388 SoC with 2GB ECC RAM and offers 1x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, and 4x SATA 3.0 ports for up to 48TB.

People hate hot-desking. Google thinks they’ll love hot-Chromebooking

TheRegister - 11 hours 59 min ago
Especially sysadmins who want to get off the fix-this-PC-now treadmill

Google thinks the time has come for widespread adoption of PCs-as-a-service, so has offered up its own experience as an exemplar how to get it done.…

AI can untangle the jumble of neurons packed in brain scans

TheRegister - 12 hours 24 min ago
Which should help neurologists to map the brain

Video AI can help neurologists automatically map the connections between different neurons in brain scans, a tedious task that can take hundreds and thousands of hours.…

Xen Project Hypervisor Power Management: Suspend-to-RAM on Arm Architectures

LXer - 13 hours 2 min ago
About a year ago, we started a project to lay the foundation for full-scale power management for applications involving the Xen Project Hypervisor on Arm architectures. We intend to make Xen on Arm's power management the open source reference design for other Arm hypervisors in need of power management capabilities.

The crowd roars and Ruckus joins in with 802.11ax kit

TheRegister - 13 hours 25 min ago
Access points gets WPA3, OFDMA, Bluetooth LE, Zigbee and more

Ruckus Wireless has focussed on high-density outdoor environments with its entry into the 802.11ax Wi-Fi market.…

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