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When a digital twin becomes the evil twin

A digital twin is a digital replica of some physical entity, such as a person, a device, manufacturing equipment, or even planes and cars. The idea is to provide a real-time simulation of a physical asset or human to determine when problems are likely to occur and to proactively fix them before they actually arise. …

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How BT is shifting its engineers into the fast lane

The broad industry shift toward the cloud and containerized workloads can often ignore the reality for many established enterprises: What happens when the unstoppable force of cloud native progress meets the immovable object of legacy technology? This is the current challenge being faced by BT, the 170-year old British telecoms business, which is looking to …

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4 Python type checkers to keep your code clean

In the beginning, Python had no type decorations. That fit with the overall goal of making the language fast and easy to work with, with flexible object types that accomodate the twists and turns of writing code and help developers keep their code concise. Over the last few years, though, Python has added support for …

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Oracle open-sources Java machine learning library

Looking to meet enterprise needs in the machine learning space, Oracle is making its Tribuo Java machine learning library available free under an open source license. With Tribuo, Oracle aims to make it easier to build and deploy machine learning models in Java, similar to what already has happened with Python. Released under an Apache …

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Amazon, Google, and Microsoft take their clouds to the edge

It might surprise you to learn that the big three public clouds – AWS, Google Could Platform, and Microsoft Azure – are all starting to provide edge computing capabilities. It’s puzzling, because the phrase “edge computing” implies a mini datacenter, typically connected to IoT devices and deployed at an enterprise network’s edge rather than in …

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As edge computing evolves, the cloud’s role changes

The notion of edge computing typically conjures an image of a device in a factory someplace, providing rudimentary computing and data collection to support a piece of manufacturing equipment. Perhaps it keeps the factory temperature and humidity optimized for the manufacturing process. Those who deal with edge computing these days understand that what was considered …

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Visual Studio Codespaces is moving to GitHub

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Codespaces, which provide cloud-hosted development environments on Microsoft Azure, will be incorporated into GitHub Codespaces, which provide hosted Visual Studio Code environments on GitHub. The current Azure-based offering will be retired in February 2021. Microsoft said the service is moving because, during a preview stage, the company found that transitioning from a …

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What TikTok teaches enterprises about tech entanglement

The flurry of interest in acquiring TikTok shows the value of a popular social network with vast troves of consumer data. The deal also holds an important lesson about technology use that other businesses can learn from: the need to design applications in a flexible, portable way.  One challenge for any company that buys TikTok …

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How to use assertions in Java

Writing programs that work correctly at runtime can be challenging. This is because our assumptions about how our code will behave when executed are often wrong. Using Java’s assertions feature is one way to verify that your programming logic is sound. This tutorial introduces Java assertions. You’ll first learn what assertions are and how to …

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Nest.land Deno module registry leverages blockchain

The arrival of Deno, an alternative to the Node.js JavaScript runtime, has inspired open source developers to create Nest.land, a decentralized module registry for Deno that uses blockchain technology to store modules permanently.   With Nest.land, a distributed blockchain infrastructure is used to store the data, which is replicated “forever” via Arweave. Free to use, Nest.land …

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Amazon Braket: Get started with quantum computing

While IBM, Microsoft, and Google have made major commitments and investments in quantum computing, Amazon has, until recently, been fairly quiet about the field. That changed with the introduction of Amazon Braket. Amazon still isn’t trying to build its own quantum computers, but with Braket it is making other companies’ quantum computers available to cloud …

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What is face recognition? AI for Big Brother

Can Big Brother identify your face from street-level CCTV surveillance and tell whether you’re happy, sad, or angry? Can that identification lead to your arrest on an outstanding warrant? What are the odds that the identification is incorrect, and really connects to someone else? Can you defeat the surveillance entirely using some trick? On the …

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Kotlin mobile SDK shares code across Android, iOS

JetBrains has released an alpha version of Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile (KMM), an SDK that enables developers to use the same business logic in both Android and iOS mobile applications. KMM draws on the mulitiplatform capabilities of Kotlin to streamline the end-to-end experience of building cross-platform mobile applications. The SDK is enabled by a preview of a …

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Higher ed needs a course in cloud computing

Four-year colleges may face up to a 20 percent reduction in fall enrollment, according to SimpsonScarborough, a higher education research and marketing company. Its findings are based on surveys of more than 2,000 college-bound high school seniors and current college students.  According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, nine percent of institutions plan to operate only online during …