Google announces a cloud app modernization program and new development and delivery updates

As part of it’s app modernization week, Google announced a number of new updates to help organizations get started with their digital transformations and to streamline application development and delivery.  The Google Cloud App Modernization ProgramThe Google App Modernization Program (Google CAMP) was formed to offer advice on how organizations can start their journeys into […]

Configure and optimize performance of Amazon Athena federation with Amazon Redshift

This post provides guidance on how to configure Amazon Athena federation with AWS Lambda and Amazon Redshift, while addressing performance considerations to ensure proper use. If you use data lakes in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and use Amazon Redshift as your data warehouse, you may want to integrate the two for a lake […]

Bosch and Ford will test autonomous parking in Detroit

Ford, Bosch, and Dan Gilbert’s real estate firm Bedrock today detailed an autonomous parking pilot scheduled to launch in September at The Assembly, a mixed-used building in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. Leveraging Bosch sensors that monitor driving corridors and their surroundings to guide vehicles to and from assigned spaces, Ford plans to demo how cars like […]

Treyarch and Raven Software get grilled about Call of Duty: Black Ops — Cold War

Dan Bunting of Treyarch and Dan Vondrak of Raven Software revealed the long-awaited Call of Duty: Black Ops — Cold War, a sequel to 2010’s Call of Duty: Black Ops. In a recent press briefing, the game development leaders described the new game, which debuts on PC and current generation consoles November 13. It’ll also […]

Intel researchers design smartphone-powered robot that costs $50 to assemble

Robots don’t have to be expensive. In fact, if there’s a smartphone handy, a wheeled ‘bot can be built for around $50, according to Matthias Muller and Vladlen Koltun. The two Intel researchers are the coauthors of a recent paper titled “OpenBot: Turning Smartphones into Robots,” which proposes leveraging phones to equip robots with sensors, […]

The Initiative’s first game — What’s the so-called ‘AAAA’ studio making?

Microsoft has a lot of games in development for Xbox Series X and Game Pass. But the most mysterious project is the one that The Initiative is working on. That’s the new blockbuster studio that Microsoft opened in Santa Monica in 2018. The Initiative has spent the last couple of years bringing in developers from around […]

US election 2020: Twitter suspends accounts sharing poll message

Image copyright Twitter Image caption This viral message has been copy and pasted across Twitter Twitter has suspended a number of accounts for sharing a viral message claiming to be a Black Lives Matter protester who’s now planning to vote for Donald Trump’s Republican Party. The message was shared by a seemingly inauthentic account using […]

Cosmic rays could pose a problem for future quantum computers

Quantum computing has the potential to handle complex problems at hyper-fast speeds. What makes this possible is the way it exploits qubits—typically subatomic particles such as electrons—that use quantum properties to represent numerous combinations beyond the 0 or 1 of conventional bits. When pairs of qubits are “entangled,” they can change each other’s state in predictable ways, even at very […]

Tech firms threaten to quit Belarus after crackdown, internet outages

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Andrei Makhovsky MOSCOW/MINSK (Reuters) – For Belarus’s thriving tech industry, it didn’t matter much that the country’s president referred to the internet as “garbage” and state factories as the engine of economic success. Until now. The sector could become a casualty of weeks of violent political crisis in the east European […]