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Apple's Newest Macs Seem To Have a Serious Audio BugAn anonymous reader writes: Apple's new Mac products might have a serious audio glitch for professional users. The company's newest Mac products with its T2 security chip suffer from a software-related bug that leads to issues with audio performance. The issue seemingly affects devices with the T2 chip -- that includes the iMac Pro, Mac Mini 2018, MacBook Air 2018, and MacBook Pro 2018. [...]Slashdot19 Feb 2019 17:25:00 GMTRELATED NEWS

Australia's Major Political Parties Targeted by 'Sophisticated State Actor', Prime Minister SaysAustralia's major political parties have been targeted by a sophisticated state actor, according to Scott Morrison (Prime Minister of Australia), as part of a breach of the Parliament House computer network. From a report: The head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, Alastair MacGibbon, says agencies were unsure what material had been taken in the incident because the rapid remediation efforts had removed some of the forensic evidence. [...]Slashdot18 Feb 2019 15:04:00 GMT

Germany consults industry about blockchain potentialGermany has opened a consultation process on how to tap into the potential of blockchain technology ahead of presenting a strategy by the summer, government sources said on Monday.Reuters: Technology News18 Feb 2019 13:47:42 GMTRELATED NEWS

Announcing Updated Professional-Level AWS Certification ExamsWe've updated our Professional-level AWS Certification exams to reflect new features, services, and best practices. AWS releases a growing number of new features and services each year, so we periodically update and restructure our exams to be sure we are validating the latest skills. The updated AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional exam validates advanced technical skills and experience in designing distributed applications and systems on the AWS platform. [...]What's New18 Feb 2019 07:38:30 GMT

Bruce Perens Calls For Open Source, Security, and Data Rights In IBM AdBruce Perens co-founded the Open Source Initiative with Eric Raymond -- and he's also Slashdot reader #3872. Bruce Perens writes: Here's the IBM ad used to open their Think 2019 conference, featuring Buzz Aldrin, Arianna Huffington, Janelle Monae, Miaym Bialik, and astonishingly: me. Interesting of IBM to have an ad including Open Source, security, and data rights as human rights! Web version with subtitles. [...]Slashdot16 Feb 2019 21:34:00 GMT

Free Software Foundation: Dating Is a Free Software IssueI've been making the argument that everything is a free software issue for a few months now, writes the campaigns manager for the Free Software Foundation, in a new essay sharing thoughts on the issues proprietary technology poses in dating and maintaining romantic relationships: Many dating Web sites run proprietary JavaScript. [...]Slashdot16 Feb 2019 16:34:00 GMT

Look beyond Bear Markets: Why Crypto Is Here to StayThe future of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology has been a hot topic since Bitcoin crashed in December 2017. Everyone has an opinion. INVAO looks at the facts . Author : Frank Wagner, CEO and Co-founder of INVAO “Bitcoin will go to zero,” said Jeff Schumacher from BCG Digital Ventures at th [...]Latest Articles in Technology15 Feb 2019 18:53:57 GMT

Customized mix of materials for three-dimensional micro- and nanostructuresThree-dimensional structures on the micrometer and nanometer scales have a great potential for many applications. An efficient and precise process to print such structures from different materials has now been presented: researchers have integrated a microfluidic chamber into a 3D laser lithography device. [...]Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily13 Feb 2019 15:04:48 GMT

Doomsday Docker Security Hole UncoveredAn anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: One of the great security fears about containers is that an attacker could infect a container with a malicious program, which could escape and attack the host system. Well, we now have a security hole that could be used by such an attack: RunC container breakout, CVE-2019-5736. [...]Slashdot11 Feb 2019 21:30:00 GMTRELATED NEWS

Microsoft: 70 Percent of All Security Bugs Are Memory Safety IssuesAround 70 percent of all the vulnerabilities in Microsoft products addressed through a security update each year are memory safety issues; a Microsoft engineer revealed last week at a security conference. From a report: Memory safety is a term used by software and security engineers to describe applications that access the operating system's memory in a way that doesn't cause errors. [...]Slashdot11 Feb 2019 20:20:00 GMTRELATED NEWS

Sirin Labs Finney review: A secure flagship-class smartphone with a built-in cold storage crypto walletThe Finney is a well-built Android handset, but its real job is to demonstrate the value of Sirin OS as a secure and usable platform for cryptocurrencies and other blockchain applications.Latest news08 Feb 2019 08:25:00 GMT

Software Executive Exploits ATM Loophole To Steal $1 MillionAn anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A Chinese software manager has been sentenced after being found guilty of stealing approximately $1 million from Huaxia Bank ATMs containing security weaknesses. The 43-year-old former manager employed in Huaxia Bank's software and technology development center spotted a loophole in the bank's core operating system which offered an unrecorded timeframe in which to make withdrawals, as reported by the South China Morning Post. [...]Slashdot05 Feb 2019 22:50:00 GMT

New anti-CRISPR proteins discovered in soil and human gutScientists have found four new anti-CRISPR proteins that are distributed across different environments. The new study suggests that some anti-CRISPR proteins are more widespread in nature than previously anticipated. These anti-CRISPRs can potentially be used to regulate the activity of CRISPR-Cas9 systems better in the future. [...]Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily05 Feb 2019 19:43:38 GMT

The cloud’s weakest security links aren’t where you're lookingYou pride yourself on your cloud computing security strategy and tool stack. Indeed, your system made up of many security solutions is both proactive, and self-updating. So, you’ll never have to worry about new security attacks that you’re not prepped to defend—well, almost.Most IT shops do a good job looking for the latest DNS and ransomware attacks, but they’re not paying as much attention to the cloud security fundamentals such as physical security, federated data access governance, and network visibility. [...]InfoWorld News05 Feb 2019 11:00:00 GMT

Nest Secure Has an Unlisted, Disabled MicrophoneAn anonymous reader quotes a report from Android Authority: Owners of the Nest Secure alarm system have been able to use voice commands to control their home security through Google Assistant for a while now. However, to issue those commands, they needed a separate Google Assistant-powered device, like a smartphone or a Google Home smart speaker. [...]Slashdot04 Feb 2019 21:55:00 GMT

A new Harry Potter–themed cryptocurrency is like a more private version of BitcoinGrin, a strange new coin that runs on a technology called MimbleWimble, has captured the blockchain world’s imagination.Mobile - MIT Technology Review31 Jan 2019 16:00:00 GMTRELATED NEWS

InfoWorld’s 2019 Technology of the Year Award winnersWelcome to InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year Awards, our annual celebration of the best, most innovative, most important products in the information technology landscape. In this 2019 edition of the awards, you might happen to guess that containers, cloud-native application stacks, distributed data processing systems, and machine learning are major themes. [...]InfoWorld News30 Jan 2019 11:00:00 GMT

Parkland Is Embracing Student SurveillanceIn the 11 months since 17 teachers and students were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, campuses across the country have started spending big on surveillance technology. The Lockport, New York, school district spent $1.4 million in state funds on a facial-recognition system. [...]Technology | The Atlantic29 Jan 2019 15:00:00 GMT

Despite Bitcoin’s Dive, a Former Soviet Republic Is Still Betting Big on ItGeorgia provided land and cheap electricity so Bitfury, a blockchain company, could set up a Bitcoin mining center in Tbilisi.NYT > Business24 Jan 2019 19:54:53 GMT

Harvard, Levi Strauss, U.S. think tank in blockchain tie-up on worker welfareHarvard University's public health graduate school, U.S. think-tank New America, and American apparel company Levi Strauss & Co announced on Thursday a collaboration to develop a blockhain-based system designed to augment outside auditors of factory health and safety with self-reporting by workers. [. [...]Reuters: Technology News24 Jan 2019 19:27:14 GMT

NAMB announces availability of NAMB All-InThe National Association of Mortgage Brokers recently announced the availability of its a point-of-sale, cloud-based origination system NAMB All-In. NAMB Board President Richard Bettencourt said the organization is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the product.News23 Jan 2019 22:37:00 GMT

Galaxy S10 leak shows hole-punch display and cryptocurrency walletFollowing the first leak of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 a few weeks back, more images have surfaced of the flagship phone’s hole-punch display. The new leak also offers a first look at the Samsung Blockchain KeyStore app. The images were posted by Twitter user Ben Geskin, and first spotted by SamMobile. [...]The Verge - All Posts23 Jan 2019 22:02:37 GMT

What is Istio? The Kubernetes service mesh explainedMicroservice architectures solve some problems but introduce others. Dividing applications into independent services simplifies development, updates, and scaling. At the same time, it gives you many more moving parts to connect and secure. Managing all of the network services — load balancing, traffic management, authentication and authorization, etc. [...]InfoWorld News23 Jan 2019 11:00:00 GMTRELATED NEWS

Enlightenment Capital forms another government tech platformChevy Chase-based aerospace and defense investment firm Enlightenment Capital has taken a stake in a Chantilly security engineering company. System High Corp. becomes the initial investment of a new Enlightenment platform, according to Partner Jason Rigoli, straddling the defense, intelligence and commercial markets for cybersecurity and information assurance technology. [...]Technology News - Technology News Headlines | Bizjournals.com22 Jan 2019 22:55:59 GMT

AWS Step Functions Now Available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, Operated by NWCD and AWS China (Beijing) Region, Operated by SinnetAWS Step Functions is now available in AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by Ningxia and AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet. AWS Step Functions makes it easier to coordinate the components of distributed systems, serverless applications, and microservices using visual workflows. Building applications from individual components that each perform a discrete function lets you scale and change applications quickly. [...]What's New22 Jan 2019 21:03:04 GMT

Will people ditch cash for cryptocurrency? Japan is about to find outThe world’s largest experiment in using blockchain-based networks to pay for things is about to begin.Mobile - MIT Technology Review22 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT

18 Node.js and JavaScript libraries for fast and simple microservicesLong ago in the early days of the Internet, pointing your browser at a URL meant your machine would start up a conversation with one server, and only one—the one connected with that URL. That may still happen if you visit a personal blog, but today all of the major websites and most of the small ones are really constellations of servers, sometimes dozens, sometimes hundreds, and sometimes even thousands. [...]InfoWorld News21 Jan 2019 11:00:00 GMT

Firmware Vulnerability In Popular Wi-Fi Chipset Affects Laptops, Smartphones, Routers, Gaming DevicesEmbedi security researcher Denis Selianin has discovered a vulnerability affecting the firmware of a popular Wi-Fi chipset deployed in a wide range of devices, such as laptops, smartphones, gaming rigs, routers, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. According to Selianin, the vulnerability impacts ThreadX, a real-time operating system that is used as firmware for billions of devices. [...]Slashdot19 Jan 2019 02:03:00 GMT

AWS Trusted Advisor Expands Functionality With New Best Practice ChecksAWS Trusted Advisor is an application that draws upon best practices learned from AWS’ aggregated operational history of serving millions of AWS customers. Trusted Advisor inspects your AWS environment and makes recommendations for saving money, improving system performance, and closing security gaps. [...]What's New18 Jan 2019 17:02:20 GMT

WWF using blockchain to track environmental impact of produceThe QR code-based blockchain play is hoping to help businesses avoid illegal, environmentally-damaging, or unethical products.Latest news17 Jan 2019 00:35:32 GMT

Windows 7 Enters Its Final Year of Free SupportAn anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Windows 7's five years of extended support will expire on January 14, 2020 -- exactly one year from today. After this date, security fixes will no longer be freely available for the operating system that's still widely used. As always, the end of free support does not mean the end of support entirely. [...]Slashdot14 Jan 2019 22:10:00 GMT

ANC manifesto: Land, jobs and blockchainSouth Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils economic and social plans ahead of May elections.BBC News - World13 Jan 2019 12:48:01 GMTRELATED NEWS

Why people are key to the success of any electronic security systemYou may be surprised to hear that the single most critical element in any comprehensive security plan to is you. You might also be shocked to hear that statement coming from a sales manager for a security system provider. However, it’s 100% true. Without people adhering to proper procedures, following training protocols, or remaining calm and in control during an emergency, even the most reliable systems and equipment will still fall short of their promised goals. [...]Legal Services News - Legal Services News Headlines | Bizjournals.com13 Jan 2019 06:00:00 GMT

NYC debuts blockchain center in Manhattan's Flatiron DistrictIn an effort to serve the needs of a burgeoning subsector of the tech industry, the New York City Economic Development Corp. plans to launch a blockchain resource center. And it's set to launch this week. Blockchain Center in Manhattan debuted on Thursday as part of a partnership with affiliates of venture-capital fund Future\Perfect Ventures and the Global Blockchain Business Council. [...]Technology News - Technology News Headlines | Bizjournals.com10 Jan 2019 21:46:32 GMT

Some Nevada Governments Are Using Blockchain For Public RecordsSome northern Nevada counties are using blockchain, the online ledger best known for helping secure virtual currencies such as bitcoin, to store digital versions of government records like birth and marriage certificates. From a report: The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that as of December in Washoe County, about 950 couples had received secure digital marriage certificates to home computers and smartphones since the program debuted in April 2018. [...]Slashdot10 Jan 2019 18:45:00 GMT

New year, new networks as researchers optimize AIA slew of recent research finds all kinds of ways to improve neural networks, from compressing the math needed to compute network weights to reducing data bandwidth to contemplating novel distributed computing systems.Latest news04 Jan 2019 15:36:00 GMT

Five emerging cyber-threats to worry about in 2019The risks include AI-powered deepfake videos and the hacking of blockchain-powered smart contracts.Mobile - MIT Technology Review04 Jan 2019 12:00:00 GMT

13 Java frameworks for rock-solid microservicesIt’s been a long trip for Java, a language that began as the lingua franca for the box on top of the television set in the days when TVs didn’t come with Roku or Chromecast built-in. Then Java was going to own the World Wide Web by animating the browser before JavaScript came along and elbowed it out of the way. [...]InfoWorld News02 Jan 2019 11:00:00 GMT

Remember Bitcoin? Some Investors Might Want to ForgetFor a few sweet months of 2018, all of Silicon Valley was wrapped up in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and a related technology called the blockchain. Not anymore.NYT > Style27 Dec 2018 10:00:05 GMT

NM college named Innovator of the YearNew digital certificate technologies at Central New Mexico Community College are gaining industry recognition. The Albuquerque higher education institution was recognized this month by industry publication Education Dive as Innovator of the Year for its use of the digital ledger blockchain to verify student degrees and other credentials. [...]Education News - Education News Headlines | Bizjournals.com24 Dec 2018 20:50:34 GMT

Raytheon GPS tech included on SpaceX launch, the first U.S. national security space missionSunday's historic launch of the nation's first national security space mission by a SpaceX rocket included a $500 million GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin and was supported by a ground-based operational-control system developed by defense contractor Raytheon Co. The GPS technology from Waltham, Massachusetts-based Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) is known as the Next-Generation Operational Control System, or GPS OCX. [...]Manufacturing News - Manufacturing News Headlines | Bizjournals.com24 Dec 2018 17:28:40 GMT

Chrome OS To Block USB Access While the Screen is LockedGoogle will add a new security feature to Chrome OS, the company's web-based operating system that powers its Chromebooks devices, it announced this week. From a report: The new feature, named USBGuard, will block access to the USB port access while the device's screen is locked. According to a Chrome OS source code commit spotted by Chrome Story earlier this week, the new feature is currently available in Chrome OS Canary builds and is expected to land in the stable branch of Chrome OS soon. [...]Slashdot23 Dec 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Crypto In China: Past, Present, And FutureShutterstock photo Three years ago, China was the Wild West of cryptocurrency. As the blockchain-based digital tokens gained in global popularity, Chinese traders and miners led the way. By the beginning of 2017, 80% of all blockchain currency transactions were conducted in yuan, and a majority of t [. [...]Latest Articles in Technology17 Dec 2018 11:21:22 GMT

Pantera says some tokens in portfolio likely noncompliant with SEC rulesU.S. blockchain investment firm Pantera Capital said on Thursday approximately a quarter of the fund's capital was invested in projects or digital assets that may not have been compliant with U.S. securities regulations.Reuters: Technology News13 Dec 2018 23:17:31 GMT

Ethereum thinks it can change the world. It’s running out of time to prove it.The blockchain system has daunting technical problems to fix. But first, its disciples need to figure out how to govern themselves.Mobile - MIT Technology Review13 Dec 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Johnson Controls partnership enhances visitor identity technologyJohnson Controls International plc will integrate its digital identity technology with a San Francisco-based company as part of a new partnership. Civic Technologies Inc. specializes in blockchain identity-verification technology and will pair its C-CURE 9000 security platform with Johnson Controls' Civic Secure ID Platform. [...]Manufacturing News - Manufacturing News Headlines | Bizjournals.com12 Dec 2018 20:50:07 GMT

Layoffs Become the Latest Thing in CryptocurrencyCryptocurrency companies are laying off employees in an effort to survive the nascent market’s biggest selloff to date. Blockchain venture firm ConsenSys said Thursday it plans to cut 13% of its WSJD11 Dec 2018 14:44:48 GMT

Transforming FinTech: A Global Approach to the Security Tokens MovementBy Fran Strajanr, CEO of Techemy , a holding company for an industry-wide blockchain enterprise ecosystem Despite current setbacks in the cryptocurrency market, the security token movement remains a bastion of optimism for industry actors within the worlds of blockchain and finance. With an estimate [. [...]Latest Articles in Technology10 Dec 2018 13:23:36 GMT

20 Go language projects for mastering microservicesWhen a team of Google coders looked out across the collection of computer languages in 2007, they saw hundreds of perfectly good tools for writing software but none that offered the right features for Google. That is, a language that supported building the Google vision of a galaxy of software packages working together in Google’s vast collection of servers. [...]InfoWorld News10 Dec 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Steady evolution in blockchain will continue, unless disillusionment causes a 'winter'While we won't see any breakthrough blockchain deployments in 2019, the tokenization of digital and physical assets will be one of the key areas of innovation.Latest news05 Dec 2018 21:49:51 GMT

Blockchain Study Finds 0% Success Rate and Vendors Don't Call Back When Asked For EvidenceThough Blockchain has been touted as the answer to everything, a study of 43 solutions advanced in the international development sector has found exactly no evidence of success. From a report: Three practitioners including erstwhile blockchain enthusiast John Burg, a Fellow at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), looked at instances of the distributed crypto ledger being used in a wide range of situations by NGOs, contractors and agencies. [...]Slashdot03 Dec 2018 22:01:00 GMT

Greater profits in capital marketsThe next step to the advancement of digital mortgages lies with utilization of blockchain technology. This nascent technology will take all these measures and truly transform the industry from paper to digital, resulting in transparency, better data security and higher revenues from operational efficiencies. [...]News03 Dec 2018 05:01:00 GMT

Fintech company Calastone to shift fund network to blockchainCalastone, an investment funds transaction network, said on Monday it will shift its entire system to blockchain in May, a move that could slash costs for the sector by billions of dollars a year.Reuters: Technology News03 Dec 2018 00:30:30 GMTRELATED NEWS

The disruption of banking, real estate and heath care: Takeaways from Milwaukee Blockchain ConferenceThe conference was co-hosted by the Marquette Blockchain Lab and drew more than 300 business leaders, entrepreneurs and students.Technology News - Technology News Headlines | Bizjournals.com30 Nov 2018 20:53:48 GMT

First American, Old Republic Title bringing blockchain to title insuranceTwo of the biggest names in title insurance are joining together to bring blockchain to the title insurance industry. First American Financial announced Wednesday that it is launching a shared blockchain system to be used in the title insurance process. And the first company to sign on to use First American’s blockchain system is Old Republic Title Insurance Group, the nation’s third largest title insurance underwriter. [...]News28 Nov 2018 22:58:00 GMT

NASA Provides Live Coverage of Spacecraft Arrival at Asteroid That May Have Answers to the Origin of our Solar SystemNASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is scheduled to rendezvous with its targeted asteroid, Bennu, on Monday, Dec. 3 at approximately noon EST.Solar System and Beyond28 Nov 2018 21:43:00 GMT

AWS adds blockchain and time-series databasesAmazon has spent more than a decade trying to free itself of Oracle’s “one database to rule them all” approach, something Amazon snidely calls “clunky” and “old guard.” Not content to unshackle just itself, Amazon has announced a series of database introductions and improvements to broaden choice for its customers. [...]InfoWorld News28 Nov 2018 18:30:00 GMTRELATED NEWS

How to build blockchains on AzureA while back, Microsoft announced a pair of blockchain projects, bringing distributed ledgers to Azure. Project Bletchley and the Coco Framework provide tools to build consortium-based blockchains, operating without the overhead and performance penalties of proof-of-work and proof-of-stake operations, by limiting access to a known group of participants. [...]InfoWorld News27 Nov 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Scientists unveil promising new HIV vaccine strategyA new candidate HIV vaccine surmounts technical hurdles that stymied previous vaccine efforts, and stimulates a powerful anti-HIV antibody response in animal tests. The new vaccine strategy is based on the HIV envelope protein, Env. This complex, shape-shifting molecule has been notoriously difficult to produce in vaccines in a way that induces useful immunity to HIV. [...]Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily26 Nov 2018 15:55:16 GMT

Ohio will soon be the first state to accept Bitcoin for taxesOhio is becoming the first US state to accept the Bitcoin cryptocurrency for business tax payments. Ohio politicians have been open about their desire to be on the forefront of blockchain technology adoption. It's good news for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency among a stream of recent negative news. The state of Ohio will accept Bitcoin for Ohio business tax payments beginning this week — a first for the US, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. [...]INSIDER25 Nov 2018 19:21:25 GMT

One Week Later: The Latest Developments in the Bitcoin Cash SplitBitcoin Cash the big block project that forked away from the Bitcoin blockchain in August 2017 hard forked split into two different coins last week Bitcoin Cash ABC BCHABC and Bitcoin Cash SV BCHSV One week later the BitcoinLatest Articles in24 Nov 2018 01:08:10 GMTRELATED NEWS

What Is The Internet Of Money, And How Will It Change Things?There is a great deal of sound and fury around the topics of cryptocurrencies and blockchain which unfortunately many in financial services drown out or dismiss as confusing noise and wild speculation. In our opinion, it would be a mistake not to see all this activity and debate as signifying someth [. [...]Latest Articles in Technology20 Nov 2018 20:10:36 GMT

Karthik Rau, CEO of SignalFx, on new approaches to monitoring cloud, application microservicesIn other words, how to keep the trains running on time.Latest news20 Nov 2018 18:29:06 GMT

3 Top Blockchain Stocks to Watch in NovemberAlthough cryptocurrencies have had a miserable year the technology underlying them known as blockchain may have staying power In particular blockchain technology offers the ability to transmit money in a secure manner without the need for traditional banking networks It alsoLatest Articles in Stocks19 Nov 2018 20:06:16 GMT

Blockchain Gaming Is Coming to the PS4An anonymous reader shares a report: The relatively new blockchain gaming industry is about to take a massive step forward as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are making their way onto the PlayStation 4. Arcade Distillery, a game developer that creates titles for PS Vita, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, is gearing up to launch a new game for the PS4 built around the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. [...]Slashdot19 Nov 2018 18:45:00 GMT

How Momentum helps retailers create the ultimate shopping experienceUse the blockchain infrastructure to create holistic offers for your customers and optimise their experience -- even out of the store.Latest news14 Nov 2018 18:42:00 GMT

CIOs, don't put the cart before the horseCIOs will shift away from AI, blockchain, and tech-of-the-day moonshots in 2019 to focus on more methodical approaches to innovation, according to Forrester.Latest news13 Nov 2018 22:17:48 GMT

Digital transformation sparks innovation in networkingThe network needs to keep pace with the demands of exciting new technologies like containers and microservices, according to presenters at a recent industry event. The first step in that process is changing the culture.Business - MIT Technology Review13 Nov 2018 18:01:00 GMT

Nearly 150 West Virginians voted with a mobile blockchain appThis election season, the state of West Virginia implemented a blockchain-based voting app for the first time. The app, created by a company called Voatz, was first tested in two counties during the primaries earlier this year. After a successful test, it was used during the midterm election this past week at a wider scale. [...]The Verge - All Posts10 Nov 2018 19:00:04 GMT

A cryptocurrency millionaire is buying up land in Nevada’s desert to build a utopian village run on Ethereum — here are the design plansA cryptocurrency millionaire has revealed his designs for an utopian community in the Nevada desert run completely on blockchain. The New York Times reports that the man behind the project, Jeffrey Berns, is planning a city that would run entirely on blockchain, a decentralized infrastructure which could theoretically provide the foundation for a community that's independent from the capitalistic world we live in. [...]INSIDER07 Nov 2018 23:35:31 GMTRELATED NEWS

A decade of Azure: It’s time to go back to the futureHands-on Azure: The essentials InfoWorld's Simon Bisson has written many tutorials and analyses on how to take full advantage of Microsoft Azure. Here's your essential reading list: How to work with Azure Pipelines for devops Understanding programmatic Azure infrastructures What’s new in Azure Functions: durable states Meet Microsoft’s new managed microservices: Azure Service Fabric Mesh Azure Service Fabric: What you need to know Build and test microservices applications with Azure Dev Spaces Cross-cloud software development comes to Azure Data storage in Azure: Everything you need to know Get started with cloud app dev in Azure App Service What is ACI? Microsoft’s Azure Container Instances explained How to secure your Azure network How to go serverless with Azure SignalR Service Get started with Azure Event Grid for serverless events Azure Logic Apps: The IFTTT or Quick Basic for the serverless era Get started with Azure Event Grid for serverless publish-and-subscribe How to use Azure ML in Windows 10 What you need to know about Azure Notebooks Azure IoT Edge brings smarts to devices at the cloud’s edge It’s now been ten years since Microsoft announced its Azure cloud service. [...]InfoWorld News06 Nov 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Alas, the Blockchain Won’t Save Journalism After AllNYT > Style02 Nov 2018 20:12:42 GMT

Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin Says His Creation Can't Succeed Unless He Takes a Step BackAn anonymous reader shares a report: When you ask him about the challenges facing the blockchain system he founded five years ago, Vitalik Buterin often launches into a rapid-fire lecture full of Ethereum-specific jargon. But ask him about his own role in the technology's future, and he quickly becomes more circumspect. [...]Slashdot02 Nov 2018 19:00:00 GMT

The Basics of CryptoeconomicsBy Eric C. Jansen, ChFC® The word “cryptoeconomics” is a combination of cryptography and economics, and the concept is key to making a functional blockchain. How do you get strangers to work together to create a trustworthy, decentralized network for transmitting and storing encrypted information? H [. [...]Latest Articles in Economy01 Nov 2018 14:00:00 GMT

​Is FOMO making enterprises unnecessarily leap into blockchain?Gartner believes blockchain in its current level of maturity isn't appropriate for the enterprise.Latest news31 Oct 2018 23:09:57 GMT

Oracle’s Wookiee brings microservices to Scala developersIn the Star Wars movies, pilot Han Solo explored the galaxy accompanied by a large, hairy creature known as a Wookiee. Scala developers can build microservices with a framework of the same name.Oracle’s Wookiee is a Scala-based framework that uses technologies including the Akka toolkit, which is tailored to building concurrent, message-driven applications. [...]InfoWorld News26 Oct 2018 18:40:00 GMT

Harnessing The Power Of Early Beneficiaries In The Crypto Space For Social ImpactBorn out of an underground fintech culture, blockchain technology has emerged as a phenomenon over the past decade with the ability to disrupt traditional industries, alter the way we think, and ultimately change the status quo. Nydia Zhang of not-for-profit grant making platform Social Alpha Founda [. [...]Latest Articles in Technology26 Oct 2018 15:15:22 GMT

Is blockchain living up to the hype?Despite the grand claims made for this distributed ledger tech, few companies are actually using it.BBC News - Business22 Oct 2018 23:17:55 GMT

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