Archive for May 2017

An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide A highly virulent new strain of self-replicating ransomware is shutting down computers all over the world. The malware, known as Wanna, Wannacry, or Wcry, has infected at least 57,000 computers, according to antivirus provider Avast. AV provider Kaspersky Lab said organizations in at least 74 countries have been affected. Wcry uses weapons-grade exploit published by the

How to Save Money and Reduce Risk Developing a New Electronic Hardware Product Bringing a new electronic product to market is generally difficult, risky, and expensive. To succeed, and make it to eventual profitability, you need to focus your early efforts on minimizing risk and cost. This article gives tips if you plan to go to hardware business.  Here is another related article worth to read: Let’s

With Cosmos DB, Microsoft wants to build one database to rule them all | TechCrunch Cosmos DB is the new globally distributed database Microsoft is launching at its Build developer conference today. The project that started seven years ago to prototype what a globally distributed (or “planet-scale,” as Microsoft often likes to call it) database would look like. This project was called “Project Florence”, turned into DocumentDB, Azure’s NoSQL database service, and is

Microsoft announcements from Build 2017

This is the big Build event where most of the major news about Microsoft products drops. Microsoft Build (often stylised as //build/) is an annual conference event held by Microsoft, aimed towards software engineers and web developers using Windows, Windows Phone, Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft technologies. Today’s pic of news headlines from Microsoft’s Build

These are the most in-demand programming languages | World Economic Forum “Software is eating the world,” venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared. Someone has to write that software. Why not you? There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.

Quantum Refrigerator Breakthrough Might Be Crucial For Future Of Computing | IFLScience Quantum computing promises to revolutionize how we solve problemd, but there are many challenges before we get there. Researchers from Aalto University in Finland have reported in Nature Communications a functioning quantum refrigerator that can be used on many different quantum systems.  “With our new refrigerator, we think that is should be possible to reset qubits very accurately

USB quick charging and Honor 8

Modern smart phones use lots of powr, have high capacity batteries and many people want that they can be charged quickly. Fast charging is a name for battery charging technologies that charges the battery faster that normally by increasing the charging power. The standard USB charging is somewhat complicated enough with several standard versions and

Automotive Grade Linux Looks Forward to Daring Dab and Electric Eel in 2017 | Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project understands the challenges of herding the car industry toward a common, open source computing standard. At the recent Embedded Linux Conference, Miner provided an AGL update and summarized AGL’s Yocto Project based Unified Code Base (UCB) for automotive infotainment, including the recent UCB 3.0 “Charming Chinook” release.