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Day: May 10, 2018

  • May 10, 2018

    MySQL 8.0 now available

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  • Software giant Oracle is all set to publicly launch its blockchain-as-a-service platform, according to a report from Bloomberg. The California-based multinational is said to be launching the platform this month, with apps based on distributed ledger technology (DLT) to follow in June, the news source states, citing Oracle’s president of product development, Thomas Kurian. As reported by CoinDesk, Oracle first unveiled the enterprise-grade blockchain cloud platform in October 2017, saying at the time that it is looking at the technology as a way to extend and streamline its existing cloud services. Coin Desk I really hope this is not Oracle just releasing products to see what sticks they make a great database and they need to stay focused on cloud.
  • Oracle Corp. plans to launch in June an “Internet Weather Map” aimed at helping businesses better anticipate latency issues and outages caused by storms, earthquakes, state intervention or other network disruptions, the company says. Beyond targeted cyberattacks, one of the biggest challenges that chief information officers face is the volatility of the internet, said Kyle York, the general manager and vice president of business and product strategy for the Oracle Dyn Global Business Unit. This is becoming increasingly important as more workloads, tools and services shift to third-party web-enabled systems, he said. WSJ As a systems admin I can see this being a great tool.
  • Last week, System76 started to share details about its refreshed Linux-powered Oryx Pro laptop. It would be thinner and more powerful, while adding twice the battery life of its predecessor. Unfortunately, we did not yet know exactly what the laptop looked like. Today, we finally have official images. This new Oryx Pro is quite breathtaking, as it is a true Pro machine — with the USB Type-A, Ethernet, and HDMI ports you expect — while being just 19mm thin. It has the horsepower that power-users need, thanks to its 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series GPU. Hey, Apple, this is what a “Pro” laptop should be… BetaNews I may buy a System76 when I am due for an upgrade.
  • Today, at Build 2018, we announced a preview of the Google Android emulator that’s compatible with Hyper-V, available on the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. This enables developers with Hyper-V enabled on their machines to use a hardware accelerated Android emulator, without needing to switch to Intel’s HAXM hypervisor. Amazing work was done by the Windows Hyper-V team, with help from the Xamarin team, to make to this happen. Today’s preview means you can use Google’s Android emulator side-by-side with other Hyper-V based technologies, including Hyper-V VMs, Docker tooling, the HoloLens emulator, and more. This means that any Android developer on Windows, who also uses Hyper-V, can use a fast Android emulator that will always support the latest Android APIs, works with Google Play Services out of the box, and works with all features in the Android emulator, including camera, geolocation, and Quick Boot. Microsoft Windows 10 is quickly becoming the developer platform.
  • With quickly evolving technology, we see a new model of gadgets being launched after every few months. The newer the technology is, the better and more advanced features it has. The digital camera technology has no different story. You get better resolution, adjustment features and quicker focusing ability with all new models of digital cameras. Are you wondering if you should buy a camera now or wait for an extraordinary future launch? Here are some points on what you can expect from the future digital cameras to help you make a much informed decision. So, read through and thank me later! Scent-graphy We never imagined that digital photos could have a scent attached to them. This concept was long forgotten after the invention of digital cameras. However, the future cameras will have the feature to add smell to the photos. This feature would work best for food bloggers in particular. It will be more than just visuals. Sounds interesting, right? Never-Draining Battery Power We all hate that moment when we are about to click the best photo of our lives and the camera dies. The good news is that the upcoming digital camera technology will incorporate solar cells that recharge themselves using solar energy. You will not need to worry about recharging your camera every now and then. We can’t wait for such a feature and we are sure you can’t either! Say Goodbye to Shutter Buttons All of us have had a tough time with taking a still photo while pressing the shutter button hard. Every time you press it, the camera shakes a little and your photo turns out all blurry. But, don’t worry because the new cameras in the future will be eliminating these buttons and replacing them with sensors like winking or giving voice instruction. Low...