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  • Three 'Grand Theft Auto' Titles Are Coming To Netflix
    Donnerstag 1:25 BeauHD at Slashdot
    On December 14, 2023, three Grand Theft Auto games will officially become available for Netflix members on the App Store, Google Play, and in the Netflix mobile app. IGN reports: Those who can’t wait to jump into Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive Edition, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – The Definitive Edition, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition can pre-register today to get ready for December 14 and play as soon as they are available. The addition of these three classic Grand Theft Auto games will bring Netflix’s gaming library to over 80 titles, and all of these game …
  • Roundcube Open-Source Webmail Software Merges With Nextcloud
    Donnerstag 0:45 BeauHD at Slashdot
    Michael Larabel reports via Phoronix: The open-source Roundcube webmail software project has „merged“ with Nextcloud, the prominent open-source personal cloud software. In boosting Nextcloud’s webmail software capabilities, Roundcube is joining Nextcloud as what’s been described as a merger. In 2024 Nextcloud is to invest into Roundcube to accelerate the development of this widely-used webmail open-source software. Today’s press release says Roundcube will not replace Nextcloud Mail with at least no plans for merging the two in the short-term. Today’s press release says that there are no immed …
  • BBC BASIC Is Back In a Big Way
    Donnerstag 0:02 BeauHD at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Hackaday: The BBC has a long history of teaching the world about computers. The broadcaster’s name was proudly displayed on the BBC Micro, and BBC Basic was the programming language developed especially for that computer. Now, BBC Basic is back and running on a whole mess of modern platforms. BBC Basic for SDL 2.0 will run on Windows, MacOS, x86 Linux, and even Raspberry Pi OS, Android, and iOS. Desktop versions of the programming environment feature a BASIC editor that has syntax coloring for ease of use, along with luxury features like search and repl …
  • Dollar Tree Hit By Third-Party Data Breach Impacting 2 Million People
    Mittwoch 23:20 BeauHD at Slashdot
    Dollar Tree was impacted by a third-party data breach stemming from the hack of service provider Zeroed-In Technologies. According to Bleeping Computer, nearly two million customers have been affected. „The information stolen during the attack includes names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers (SSNs).“ From the report: According to a data breach notification shared with the Maine Attorney General, Dollar Tree’s service provider, Zeroed-In, suffered a security incident between August 7 and 8, 2023. As part of this cyberattack, the threat actors managed to steal data containing the pers …
  • Amazon Finally Releases Its Own AI-Powered Image Generator
    Mittwoch 22:40 BeauHD at Slashdot
    During a keynote at its re:Invent conference today, Amazon debuted the Titan Image Generator, which can create new images or customize existing images via a text description. It’s now available in preview for AWS customers on Bedrock, Amazon’s AI development platform. TechCrunch reports: Amazon says that Titan Image Generator was trained on a „diverse set of datasets“ across a „broad range of domains“ and can be optionally fine-tuned on custom datasets, and includes built-in mitigations for toxicity and bias. (Barring testing, the jury’s out on just how effective those mitigations are, of cour …
  • Canadian Government Reaches Deal With Google On Online News Act
    Mittwoch 22:00 BeauHD at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from the CBC: Google and the federal government have reached an agreement in their dispute over the Online News Act that would see Google continue to share Canadian news online in return for the company making annual payments to news companies in the range of $100 million. Sources told Radio-Canada and CBC News earlier Wednesday that an agreement had been reached. Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge confirmed the news Wednesday afternoon. „Many doubted that we would be successful, but I was confident we would find a way to address Google’s concerns,“ she told …
  • Decompose Legacy System Into Microservices: Part 2
    Mittwoch 19:31 Somasundaram Kumarasamy at Feed
    In today’s evolving technological landscape, the shift from monolithic architectures to microservices is a strategic move for many businesses. This is particularly relevant in the domain of reimbursement calculation systems. As I mentioned in my previous article Part 1, let’s explore how such a transition can be effectively managed. The Monolithic Challenge Imagine a scenario where you have a large-scale, monolithic system – possibly a bulky C# console application or an extensive SQL Server stored procedure. This system is tasked with performing reimbursement calculations, typically running ov …
  • Building a Real-Time Slackbot With Generative AI
    Mittwoch 19:03 Tim Spann at Feed
    In this article, I will show you how to use Cloudera DataFlow powered by Apache NiFi to interact with IBM WatsonX.AI foundation large language models in real time. We can work with any of the foundation models such as Google FLAN T5 XXL or IBM Granite models. I’ll show you how easy it is to build a real-time data pipeline feeding your Slack-like and mobile applications questions directly to secure WatsonX.AI models running in IBM Cloud. We will handle all the security, management, lineage, and governance with Cloudera Data Flow. As part of decision-making, we can choose different WatsonX.AI mo …
  • Nvidia CEO Says US Will Take Years To Achieve Chip Independence
    Mittwoch 18:05 msmash at Slashdot
    Nvidia Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang, who runs the semiconductor industry’s most valuable company, said the US is as much as 20 years away from breaking its dependence on overseas chipmaking. From a report: Huang, speaking at the New York Times’s DealBook conference in New York, explained how his company’s products rely on myriad components that come from different parts of the world — not just Taiwan, where the most important elements are manufactured. „We are somewhere between a decade and two decades away from supply chain independence,“ he said. „It’s not a really practical thing f …
  • IoT Cloud Computing in IoT: Benefits and Challenges Explained
    Mittwoch 18:02 Serhii Orlivskyi at Feed
    Across diverse industries, spanning from manufacturing to healthcare, an abundance of sensors and other IoT devices diligently gather information and produce insightful data every day. Oftentimes, this data then needs to be passed down to some storage, processed accordingly, and acted upon if needed. In recent years, with the rise of cloud computing in the software industry, cloud platforms are becoming the central hub for such purposes, and the terms cloud computing and the Internet of Things are being mentioned together more and more frequently. In this article, you’ll gain insights into the …
  • 'Global Science is Splintering Into Two – And This is Becoming a Problem'
    Mittwoch 17:25 msmash at Slashdot
    The United States and China are pursuing parallel scientific tracks. To solve crises on multiple fronts, the two roads need to become one, Nature’s editorial board wrote Wednesday. From the post: It’s no secret that research collaborations between China and the United States — among other Western countries — are on a downward trajectory. Early indicators of a possible downturn have been confirmed by more sources. A report from Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, published in August, for instance, stated that the number of research articles co-authored by s …
  • Google DeepMind's New AI Tool Helped Create Over 700 New Materials
    Mittwoch 16:50 msmash at Slashdot
    From EV batteries to solar cells to microchips, new materials can supercharge technological breakthroughs. But discovering them usually takes months or even years of trial-and-error research. Google DeepMind hopes to change that with a new tool that uses deep learning to dramatically speed up the process of discovering new materials. From a report: Called graphical networks for material exploration (GNoME), the technology has already been used to predict structures for 2.2 million new materials, of which more than 700 have gone on to be created in the lab and are now being tested. It is descri …
  • Tech's New Normal: Microcuts Over Growth at All Costs
    Mittwoch 16:20 msmash at Slashdot
    The tech industry has largely recovered from the downturn, but Silicon Valley learned a long-lasting lesson: how to do more with less. From a report: Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Meta Platforms have been cutting dozens or a few hundred employees at a time as executives keep tight controls on costs, even as their businesses and stock prices have rebounded sharply. The cuts are far smaller than the mass layoffs that reached tens of thousands in late 2022 and early this year. But they suggest a new era for an industry that in years past grew with little restraint, one in which companies are focu …
  • Connecting the Dots: Unraveling IoT Standards and Protocols
    Mittwoch 16:00 Animesh Patel at Feed
    In the ever-expanding landscape of the Internet of Things (IoT), where billions of devices seamlessly communicate and exchange data, the importance of standards and protocols cannot be overstated. These essential frameworks serve as the connective tissue that enables interoperability, security, and efficient communication within the IoT ecosystem. In this exploration, we delve into the intricate world of IoT standards and protocols, understanding their significance, the challenges they address, and their role in shaping the future of connected devices. The Fabric of Connectivity: Standards in …
  • Samsung Expands In-house Web Browser To Windows
    Mittwoch 15:20 msmash at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader shares a report: The biggest benefit Samsung Internet on a desktop operating system will provide is the syncing of browsing data between your phone and PC, the lack of which has prevented many users from using Samsung Internet as their primary browser app on their phones and tablets. Unfortunately, Samsung hasn’t yet implemented full-fledged sync support on Samsung Internet for Windows. While you can log in with your Samsung account, only browsing history, bookmarks, saved pages and open tabs can be synced at this time. Password syncing is not available, which hopefully won …
  • From Sprout to Sequoia: Orchestrating the Symphony of IoT Growth and Cloud Scalability
    Mittwoch 15:17 Animesh Patel at Feed
    In the ever-evolving landscape of the Internet of Things (IoT), where innovation converges with the intricate fabric of interconnected devices, the profound impact of cloud scalability emerges as a transformative force. As we embark on a metaphorical journey from the delicate sprout to the towering sequoia, the intricate dance between IoT’s evolution and the scalability of cloud infrastructure unfolds, reshaping our understanding of connectivity, efficiency, and intelligence on a grand scale. The Sprout: Nurturing Innovation in the Cradle of Scalability At the genesis of IoT’s narrative, where …
  • Demystifying Databases, Data Warehouses, Data Lakes, and Data Lake Houses
    Mittwoch 15:07 Anirudha Bhadoriya at Feed
    Have you ever wondered how data warehouses are different from Databases? And what are Data Lakes and Data Lake Houses? Let’s understand these with a hypothetical example. is the new sensation in selling books worldwide. The business is flourishing, and they need to keep track of a lot of data: a large catalog of millions of books, millions of customers worldwide placing billions of orders to buy books. How do they keep track of all this data? How do they ensure their website and apps don’t grind to a halt because of all this load?
  • IoT and Embedded Systems: A Brief Analysis
    Mittwoch 15:01 Mohit Dwivedi at Feed
    What Is IoT(Internet of Things)? The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a vast network of interconnected devices that communicate and share data with each other through the Internet. These devices can be anything from everyday objects like household appliances, vehicles, wearable devices, and industrial machines to complex systems used in healthcare and smart cities.  What Is an Embedded System? Embedded systems are specialized computing systems designed to perform specific functions within a larger mechanical or electrical system. They’re integrated into devices to control, monitor, and manag …
  • Urban Connectivity 2.0: The IoT Revolution Unveiled
    Mittwoch 14:52 Animesh Patel at Feed
    In the dynamic landscape of urban evolution, the amalgamation of cutting-edge technology is reshaping cities into intelligent, interconnected hubs. At the epicenter of this transformation is the Internet of Things (IoT), a groundbreaking force propelling smart cities into an era of unprecedented efficiency and precision. This comprehensive exploration delves into the intricacies of IoT deployment in smart cities, deciphering the tech-laden language that underpins the digital tapestry shaping our urban future. Urban Dynamics: A Technological Convergence Decoding Smart Cities Smart cities transc …
  • Deal To Keep 1.5C Hopes Alive is Within Reach, Says Cop28 President
    Mittwoch 14:44 msmash at Slashdot
    An „unprecedented outcome“ that would keep alive hopes of limiting global temperature rises to 1.5C is within reach, the president-designate of the UN Cop28 climate summit has said — and even Saudi Arabia is expected to come with positive commitments. From a report: Significant progress has been made in recent weeks on key aspects of a deal at the crucial meeting that starts in Dubai this week, with countries agreeing a blueprint for a fund for the most vulnerable, and reaching an important milestone on climate finance. Sultan Al Jaber, who will lead the talks on behalf of the Cop28 host coun …
  • A Comprehensive Guide To Working With JSON in JavaScript
    Mittwoch 14:38 Deepa Ajish at Feed
    What Is a JSON Object? JSON stands for Javascript Object Notation and is a standard text-based format for representing structured data based on JavaScript object syntax. JSON defines only two data structures: objects and arrays. JSON object is a data type that consists of key/value pairs surrounded by curly braces. JSON array is a list of values. JSON objects are often used when data is sent from a server to a webpage or when data is stored in files or databases. JSON closely resembles Javascript object literal syntax but can be used independently from Javascript. Many programming environments …
  • Pipelining To Increase Throughput of Stream Processing Systems
    Mittwoch 14:03 Ankit Kumar at Feed
    Instruction Pipelining is used in CPU architectures to improve the throughput of the CPU at a given clock rate. The same pipelining concept can be used to increase the throughput of stream processing systems.  Stream Processing Systems Stream processing systems process an input stream of data to generate an output stream of data. These systems are typically used to perform actions such as data transformation, filtering, data augmentation, etc. All these systems generally follow the same high-level algorithm, pull events from upstream, process events, and push processed events downstream.  
  • Apple Censored Robert De Niro's Gotham Speech
    Mittwoch 14:00 msmash at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader shares a report: Who censored Robert De Niro? The „Killers of the Flower Moon“ actor was gearing up to slam Donald Trump at Monday’s Gotham Awards, but when he took the stage he discovered that the speech he planned to give had been altered at the behest of Apple, the film’s producer. The company was responding to feedback from the filmmaking team that wanted the actor’s remarks to be centered on the movie, according to a source. The actor said he had not been informed of the changes, which took out any mention of the former president. De Niro, who was on hand to present „K …
  • The Importance of Monitoring in a Cloud Environment: Ensuring Performance and Security
    Mittwoch 13:47 Aditya Bhuyan at Feed
    Monitoring becomes a crucial component of managing and optimizing cloud environments as companies move their operations more and more to the cloud. The performance, availability, and security of cloud-based applications and infrastructure are ensured through continuous data collection, analysis, and reporting. This article explores the significance of monitoring in a cloud environment and highlights the key benefits it offers to businesses. It also describes the skills, tools, and configuration needed for cloud system monitoring.
  • The Efficiency of ELT Over ETL
    Mittwoch 13:28 John Lanctot at Feed
    In the realm of data integration, two acronyms have held sway for quite some time—ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) and ELT (Extract, Load, Transform). At first glance, they might seem like mere permutations of each other, almost indistinguishable. However, the order in which these processes take place can have profound implications on operational efficiency, speed, and scalability. As we have shifted from an era dominated by on-premises data storage and computation to one where cloud-based solutions are de rigueur, ELT has emerged as a game changer. In this comprehensive discussion, we will dive …
  • The Role of Metadata in Data Management
    Mittwoch 13:12 Helen Stewart at Feed
    In an era where data has become the lifeblood of organizations, the term ‚metadata‘ often floats around conference rooms and technical discussions. At its core, metadata is „data about data,“ a concept that might seem simplistic but carries immense significance in data management. This blog aims to dissect the role of metadata and illustrate why it’s indispensable in the realms of data management, application architecture, and digital transformation. Historical Perspective on Metadata In the early days of data management, metadata was often relegated to the background—essentially a catalog or …
  • Okta Says Hackers Stole Data For All Customer Support Users
    Mittwoch 13:00 BeauHD at Slashdot
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Hackers who compromised Okta’s customer support system stole data from all of the cybersecurity firm’s customer support users, Okta said in a letter to clients Tuesday, a far greater incursion than the company initially believed. The expanded scope opens those customers up to the risk of heightened attacks or phishing attempts, Okta warned. An Okta spokesperson told CNBC that customers in government or Department of Defense environments were not impacted by the breach. „We are working with a digital forensics firm to support our investigation and …
  • What Is SQL Vector Database?
    Mittwoch 12:05 Usama Jamil at Feed
    Large Language Models (LLMs) have made many tasks easier, like making chatbots, language translation, text summarization, and many more. In the past, we used to write models for different tasks, and then there was always the issue of their performance. Now, we can do most of the tasks easily with the help of LLMs. However, LLMs do have some limitations when they are applied to real-world use cases. They lack specific or up-to-date information leading to a phenomenon called hallucination (opens new windwhere the model generates incorrect or un-predictable results. Vector databases (opens new wi …
  • Examining and Detecting Bias in a Credit Card Defaults Dataset
    Mittwoch 12:00 Serg Masis at Feed
    There are many sources of bias in machine learning. Those rooted in the truths that the data represents, such as systemic and structural ones, lead to prejudice bias in the data. There are also biases rooted in the data, such as sample, exclusion, association, and measurement biases. Lastly, there are biases in the insights we derive from data or models we have to be careful with, such as conservatism bias, salience bias, and fundamental attribution error. This section is an excerpt from my recent book, Interpretable Machine Learning with Python, Second Edition. You will find the code for this …
  • Decoding the Nuances: Structured vs. Object-Oriented Programming
    Mittwoch 11:43 Subhankar Bhattacharjee at Feed
    In the fast-evolving realm of software development, two programming paradigms, Structured Programming and Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), emerge as foundational pillars, each distinctively shaping code architecture. We hope to thoroughly grasp these approaches‘ distinctive features and practical uses by delving into the complexities that set them apart. Structured Programming: Blueprint for Logic Structured programming serves as the foundational blueprint for logical organization in coding. Using processes and functions as the main building blocks entails breaking complex issues into manage …
  • Data-Driven Generative AI: Benefits for Data and Analytics
    Mittwoch 11:30 Pan Singh Dhoni at Feed
    Over the past ten to eleven months, there has been a noticeable increase in discussions about generative AI and its significant impact across various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, education, cybersecurity, digital media, banking, retail, and software development. This article focuses on how generative AI can benefit the data and analytics engineering workspace. We will explore how it can enhance the productivity of human resources and anticipate changes or improvements in the tools and frameworks used across data and analytics. What Is Data and Analytics? As per Gartner, dat …
  • Platform Engineering for CTOs and Executives
    Mittwoch 11:16 Anjul Sahu at Feed
    In the ever-evolving landscape of modern software architectures, cloud consumption models, and microservice structures, organizations are grappling with a growing array of platforms, services, integrations, tools, risks, and compliance requirements. This escalating complexity places a significant burden on engineering teams and their leaders, impeding their ability to focus on the core business value and product development. In medium to large organizations, it’s all too common to find themselves ensnared in the intricate task of platform management, diverting attention from innovation and pro …
  • Testing Swing Application
    Mittwoch 11:06 Szymon Tarnowski at Feed
    I had to recently add UI tests for an application implemented with Swing library for the Posmulten project. The GUI does not do any rocket science. It does what the Posmulten project was created for, generating DDL statements that make RLS policy for the Postgres database, but with a user interface based on Swing components. Now, because the posmulten is an open-source project and the CI/CD process uses GitHub action, it would be worth having tests covering the UI application’s functionality. Tests that could be run in a headless environment. Testing Framework As for testing purposes, I picked …
  • Kubernetes Monitoring: Ensuring Performance and Stability in Containerized Environments
    Mittwoch 11:01 Aditya Bhuyan at Feed
    The management and deployment of applications in containerized environments has been completely transformed by Kubernetes. Effective monitoring becomes increasingly important as Kubernetes is increasingly used by businesses to handle their container orchestration requirements. By providing users with insights into the health, performance, and resource usage of their Kubernetes clusters, Kubernetes monitoring tools help to ensure optimal performance and problem-solving. In this thorough guide, we will delve into the world of Kubernetes monitoring and examine its significance, essential elements …
  • Unity Software To Cut 3.8% of Staff In 'Company Reset'
    Mittwoch 10:00 BeauHD at Slashdot
    According to Reuters, Unity Software will eliminate 265 jobs or 3.8% of its global workforce as part of a company „reset.“ It will also end an agreement with Peter Jackson’s visual effects company Weta FX. From the report: Tuesday’s announcement includes termination of the professional services piece of an agreement Unity struck with movie director Peter Jackson’s visual effects company Weta FX in 2021 after Unity purchased the technology and engineering division of Weta FX. As a result, 265 employees whose jobs are related to the agreement will be laid off, the company said. The company has s …
  • How To Simplify Building Interactive Apps on the Data Lake
    Mittwoch 9:42 Tom Smith at Feed
    Data teams today face the challenge of building and scaling interactive, analytics-driven applications on complex, burdensome data lake architectures. Starburst unveiled new capabilities at AWS re:Invent 2023 to help enterprises overcome these hurdles by unifying real-time data ingestion, governance, sharing, and maintenance on an open, cost-efficient platform.  „We’re seeing more and more customers building data applications leveraging this type of architecture,“ said Justin Borgman, CEO of Starburst. The company’s core value proposition is providing flexibility and optionality by enabling ac …
  • Ultimate Guide to Smart Agriculture Systems Using IoT
    Dienstag 19:58 Katherine smith at Feed
    The market for developing smart agriculture systems using IoT is rapidly revolutionizing traditional farming practices. From real-time data insights to resource optimization and sustainability, the benefits are vast. Real-life companies like FarmBeats and Connecterra are already demonstrating the impact of this smart technology. What Is Smart Agriculture? Why Is It Significant?  Smart agriculture is the modern practice of using technology like IoT to enhance farming. It entails the mixing of smart sensors and analytics to gather and examine data. Farmers are empowered to make selections, optim …
  • Data Consistency in Distributed Systems: Transactional Outbox
    Dienstag 19:31 Viacheslav Shago at Feed
    In today’s world of distributed systems and microservices, it is crucial to maintain consistency. Microservice architecture is considered almost a standard for building modern, flexible, and reliable high-loaded systems. But at the same time introduces additional complexities. Monolith vs Microservices In monolithic applications, consistency can be achieved using transactions. Within a transaction, we can modify data in multiple tables. If an error occurred during the modification process, the transaction would roll back and the data would remain consistent. Thus consistency was achieved by th …
  • Why SQL Isn’t the Right Fit for Graph Databases
    Dienstag 18:40 Ricky Sun at Feed
    By Wanyi Sun Background„Why don’t your graph products support SQL or SQL-like query languages?“This question used to be frequently asked by some of our clients in the past but has become increasingly rare over time.
  • Web Page Accessibility Checker: Everything You Need to Know
    Dienstag 18:28 Batista Dave at Feed
    Websites, web pages, and blogs are the heart of search engines. A single click will give us countless options to explore- whether it’s about building a piece of manual furniture, cooking videos, or learning how to code. However, with these many choices, peer competition between websites is pretty high. That is where web page accessibility checkers help you step up your game.  These checkers will make your website accessible by devices with small screens like smartwatches and people with temporary disabilities. Would you like to know more about these accessibility checkers? So, read this blog f …