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Go 1.14 focuses on runtime, compiler

Go 1.14, the latest version of the Google-developed open source programming language used to create Docker, Kubernetes, Istio, and other cloud-native computing projects, is now available as a production release. The Go upgrade, released February 25, improves the...

How to future-proof your IT career in the age of AI

IT pros in the future will need to polish the soft skills that give them an edge over computers, as artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more sophisticated, according to research and experts who study human-AI interaction.  What practical steps might someone take...

Can Deutsche Bank’s PaaS help turn the bank around?

Back in 2015 – following an executive bloodbath and shortly before it would be deemed the world’s most dangerous bank by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)  – a small team of engineers in Deutsche Bank’s London office were tasked by their new management with...

Are containers a good choice for your applications?

The application container market is set to grow from $762 million in 2016 to $2.7 billion by 2020. This according to 451 Research’s latest Cloud-Enabling Technologies Market Monitor report. Despite only being a small portion of the overall cloud technologies market,...

Azure adds Form Recognizer to its Cognitive Services

Microsoft’s Cognitive Services, powered by machine learning, are an easy way to add artificial intelligence to your apps, offering pay-as-you-go access to a selection of useful algorithms. Unlike many other Web services, they’re continuously evolving, improving as...

What is agile methodology? Modern software development explained

Every technology organization today seems to practice the agile methodology for software development, or a version of it. Or at least they believe they do. Whether you are new to agile application development or you learned software development decades ago using the...

Only AI can save us from a world of fakes (a world AI is also creating)

The truth is out there. When I was a kid, my brother and I made a UFO out of paper plates, tin foil and marbles. Then we got on the roof with our spaceship dangling from a fishing line and, using our mom's plastic 110 camera, captured incontrovertible proof that we...

5 reasons to choose PyTorch for deep learning

PyTorch is definitely the flavor of the moment, especially with the recent 1.3 and 1.4 releases bringing a host of performance improvements and more developer-friendly support for mobile platforms. But why should you choose to use PyTorch instead of other frameworks...

How to use ValueTuples in C#

A Tuple is a data structure that comprises an ordered, finite sequence of immutable, heterogeneous elements of fixed sizes. When we say the elements in a Tuple are immutable, we mean that they pertain to a specific type that cannot be changed. A ValueTuple is a...

Concurnas language taps JVM for high-performance apps

The Java Virtual Machine is gaining a new language, called Concurnas, which is a free, open source, compiled programming language positioned for use in building high-performance, distributed systems. Emphasizing concurrency and parallelism, Concurnas is statically...

How to Add Custom Fonts to your WordPress Site

Why make your blog boring using standard fonts? Let your blog talk about your vibrant personality and the topics you cover with a wide variety of custom fonts. Custom fonts are a nice feature that allows your blog to look preferable to others. Let’s face it; we all...

20+ Best WordPress Business Themes 2020

For any business a key aspect of your business plan should be your website. Our generation is getting more tech focused by the day, and if you don’t have a mobile ready website you’ll miss out on a huge piece of the market. Not sure where to start? Disclaimer:...

WordPress Pingbacks & Trackbacks: Ultimate A – Z Guide

I think you’ll agree when I say: As a beginner, WordPress trackbacks and pingbacks are confusing. But why? Both features have been around since the early days of blogging. Still, many WordPress users don’t know they exist or how to use them effectively. Usually, many...

Convert Blog Posts to Social Media Campaigns with Missinglettr

In this article we will review Missinglettr – an easy-to-use, fully automated, content repurposing tool for social media. Given that reach of organic social media posts are just around 1-2%, it only makes sense to periodically share your existing content on these...

Breaking Down Barriers: Why WordPress Website Accessibility Is Key

In this post I’m going to show you why it is so important to make your WordPress website more accessible, and introduce simple tools that anyone can use to increase accessibility for everyone. Why? Because your ultimate goal is to get as many people as...

Easy Offsite Security Tips for WordPress

In the age of digital branding, WordPress is reveling in the increased demand for its user-friendly platform that supports a variety of websites from e-commerce to personal branding ventures. WordPress boasts a diverse client-base from the individual web development...

5+ Useful WordPress Plugins to Grow Your Email List

“If you are looking to grow your business, then building an effective email list should be your top priority.” – This is the advice I received a few years ago, when I first started blogging. And it is still valuable to this day. Many of you may already understand why...

NextGEN Gallery WordPress Plugin Review

For such a robust and popular WordPress gallery plugin, I was baffled to find only a few posts covering NextGEN Gallery. I mean, most of the articles were old and caught an era when the plugin was still in its infancy. Today, things are different. NextGEN Gallery has...

Market Your WooCommerce Store with Google Merchant Center

Every online store owner will be looking for innovative ways to market their products. One of the preferred channels for marketing in the digital space is Google Shopping ads. Your product ads with images will be displayed when a user searches with a relevant query on...

How to Password Protect Downloads with WordPress

Downloadable items including e-books, how-to guides, checklist, or even training videos serve a key role in almost all websites. You can sell digital products directly on WordPress or offer these files as free giveaways to engage visitors and increase your email...

Clearview AI’s law enforcement client data stolen in massive breach

“Security is Clearview’s top priority.” Tor Eklund, attorney for Clearview AI. Clearview AI, the dubious startup that’s cozied up to the US law enforcement community with its facial recognition software, has managed to crap the metaphorical bed by allowing an intruder...

Facebook now bans ads peddling coronavirus conspiracies and fake cures

Facebook this week has reassured everyone that it’s going to ban ads that promise “cures” for the Covid-19 virus (a.k.a. the coronavirus). Whether it can actually do so remains to be seen. Both Facebook and Instagram first mentioned their interest in banning phony...

Scientists propose new regulatory framework to make AI safer

Scientists from Imperial College London have proposed a new regulatory framework for assessing the impact of AI, called the Human Impact Assessment for Technology (HIAT). The researchers believe the HIAT could identify the ethical, psychological and...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants to use diversity to remove bias in AI

Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, said that it’s important to have a team of people with a diverse background to reduce bias in AI models. He was speaking at the company’s Future Decoded event in India. Nadella said that it’s great that we have all the AI and data...

This Giphy/Jif peanut butter collab over GIF pronunciation is a no-brainer

Sometimes you just look at a thing that suddenly exists and ask yourself “Holy shit, why didn’t someone think of this sooner?” So when I booted up Twitter this morning and saw a peanut butter jar with “GIF” written on the side, my jaw dropped because… holy shit, why...

AI helps eliminate radiation exposure in breast cancer screening

A new system that uses sensors and AI to quickly detect tumors can screen women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation. The device invented by researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada analyzes microwaves to detect even small,...

Everything you need to know about Honor’s just-launched 9X Pro

Today in Barcelona, Honor — Huawei‘s youth-focused, entry-level brand — announced the launch of its new phone: the 9X Pro. We covered the previous device in this series — the Honor 9X — in a piece about how good budget phones have become in the past few years. And,...

Microsoft finally shows us the Xbox Series X’s guts

Credit: Xbox Series X Specs Microsoft today gave us a look at the Xbox Series X’s specs, meaning we’re finally seeing what the next-gen consoles will have under the hood. And I can’t lie: it’s looking pretty good. Power + speed + compatibility = Xbox Series X 12...

This AI suitcase could help visually-impaired people to travel

A group of Japanese companies is developing a suitcase-shaped robot that uses AI to help visually-impaired people to travel independently. The small navigation robot will scan the user’s location and map data to identify the best route to their destination....

New images of Betelgeuse’s dimming surface reveal the star’s changing shape, puzzling astronomers

Astronomers have observed the ever dimming surface of Betelguese with the aid of the ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT). The stunning new images they have captured not only reveal the star’s unprecedented dimming but also that the red supergiant in the constellation of...
Easy Offsite Security Tips for WordPress

Easy Offsite Security Tips for WordPress

In the age of digital branding, WordPress is reveling in the increased demand for its user-friendly platform that supports a variety of websites from e-commerce to personal branding ventures. WordPress boasts a diverse client-base from the individual web development...

Are containers a good choice for your applications?

The application container market is set to grow from $762 million in 2016 to $2.7 billion by 2020. This according to 451 Research’s latest Cloud-Enabling Technologies Market Monitor report. Despite only being a small portion of the overall cloud technologies market,...

Azure adds Form Recognizer to its Cognitive Services

Azure adds Form Recognizer to its Cognitive Services

Microsoft’s Cognitive Services, powered by machine learning, are an easy way to add artificial intelligence to your apps, offering pay-as-you-go access to a selection of useful algorithms. Unlike many other Web services, they’re continuously evolving, improving as...

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