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Protect against unexpected and unwelcome surprises by using venv in Python. If you’ve ever shared a neat computer trick, a complex application, or something in between with a friend, then you’ve probably uttered the phrase, “Well, it works on my computer.” No matter how advanced computers become, there seem to be recurrent problems related to …

A digital building code is needed to help designers better protect the privacy of people when they use online platforms and websites. At the moment no such code exists in New Zealand. Our study with designers shows they try to be ethical in what they do. But commercial pressures from clients and uncertainty around the …

Supercomputers are high-level computers used for managing very large databases or great amounts of computation. Tom Merritt lists the top five ranked supercomputers in the world, according to TOP500. HPE is building a supercomputer called LUMI in Finland, and it is expected to have peak performance of more than 550 petaflops, putting it at the top …

OpenSSF, a cross-industry collaboration to secure the open source ecosystem, announced free training for developing secure software, a new OpenSSF professional certificate program called Secure Software Development Fundamentals and additional program and technical initiatives. It is also announcing new contributors to the Foundation and newly elected advisory council and governing board members. Open source software …

Intel launched Intel® Iris® Xe MAX graphics, designed for thin-and-light laptops and now available from partners. Intel Iris Xe MAX graphics is based on the same Xe-LP microarchitecture used for Intel Iris Xe graphics in 11th Gen Intel® Core™ mobile processors. It is Intel’s first Xe-based discrete graphics processing unit (GPU) as part of the company’s strategy to …

The rapid move to the cloud and remote work prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic are creating dynamic work environments that promise to drive new levels of productivity and innovation. But they have also opened the door to a host of new security and reliability concerns and sparked a significant increase in cyberattacks. The Federal Bureau …

Cloudian announced that its S3 Object Lock solution is a Best New Storage Technology winner in the 2020 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards. The awards recognize the most significant and promising new products and technologies being showcased for the first time. Cloudian’s object storage-based Object Lock solution protects against the rapidly growing ransomware …

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. unveiled the Qualcomm® Immersive Home Platforms, a successor to the company’s groundbreaking mesh networking platforms. Designed to deploy Gigabit-speed wireless performance to every room in the home in form factors as small as the palm of the hand, these devices are cost-effective enough to target low consumer price points. This engineering feat …

VMware, Inc. announced it has collaborated with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. to further extend its leadership in 5G. Through this alliance, the companies seek to help Communication Service Providers (CSPs) meet the requirements of 5G networks and accelerate the roll-out of 5G by optimizing Samsung’s portfolio of telco offerings from Core to Edge to RAN …

At ServiceMeshCon EU this August, William Morgan from Linkerd and I gave a joint talk entitled service mesh is still hard.  William detailed the improvements to Linkerd, while I covered the improvements to Istio.  It’s clear both projects are working hard to make it easier for users to adopt service mesh. Service mesh is more mature than it was one or …