Monthly Archives: August 2015

Apple Partners With Cisco To Boost Enterprise Business

An anonymous reader writes: Apple and Cisco announced a partnership aimed at helping Apple’s devices work better for businesses. Cisco will provide services specially optimized for iOS devices across mobile, cloud, and on premises-based collaboration tools such as Cisco Spark,

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World’s Most Powerful Digital Camera Sees Construction Green Light

An anonymous reader writes: The Department of Energy has approved the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telecscope’s 3.2-gigapixel digital camera, which will be the most advanced in the world. When complete the camera will weigh more than three tons

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Fight Air Pollution In China

An anonymous reader writes: IBM is testing a new way to help fix Beijing’s air pollution problem with artificial intelligence. Like many other cities across the country, the capital is surrounded by many coal burning factories. However, the air quality

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Netflix Is Becoming Just Another TV Channel

An anonymous reader writes: Netflix revealed in a blog post that it will not renew its contract with Epix, meaning you won’t be able to watch movies like The Hunger Games and World War Z through the service anymore. With

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The Long Reach of Windows 95

jfruh writes: I’m a Mac guy — have been ever since the ’80s. When Windows 95 was released 20 years ago, I was among those who sneered that “Windows 95 is Macintosh 87.” But now, as I type these words

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3 Category 4 Hurricanes Develop In the Pacific At Once For the First Time

Kristine Lofgren writes: For the first time in recorded history, three Category 4 hurricanes were seen in the Pacific Ocean at the same time. Climatologists have been warning that climate change may produce more extreme weather situations, and this may

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The Most Important Obscure Languages?

Nerval’s Lobster writes: If you’re a programmer, you’re knowledgeable about “big” languages such as Java and C++. But what about those little-known languages you only hear about occasionally? Which ones have an impact on the world that belies their obscurity?

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Book Review: Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways To Write Better Python

MassDosage writes: If you are familiar with the “Effective” style of books then you probably already know how this book is structured. If not here’s a quick primer: the book consists of a number of small sections each of which

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Cities Wasting Millions of Taxpayer’s Money In Failed IoT Pilots

dkatana writes: Two years ago at the Smart Cities Expo World Congress, Antoni Vives, then Barcelona’s second deputy mayor, said he refused to have more technology pilots in the city: “I hate pilots, if anyone of you [technology companies] comes

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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do If You Were Suddenly Wealthy?

An anonymous reader writes: There are a few articles floating around today about comments from Markus Persson, aka “Notch,” the creator of Minecraft. He sold his game studio to Microsoft last year for $2.5 billion, but he seems to be

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