Apple fires back in Fortnite App Store battle

Image copyright EPA Image caption Fortnite and Apple have been locked in legal battle since August Apple has fired back against claims by the maker of the Fortnite game that its control of the App Store gives it a monopoly. In a response to the August lawsuit filed by Epic Games, Apple called those arguments […]

Stream CDC into an Amazon S3 data lake in Parquet format with AWS DMS

Most organizations generate data in real time and ever-increasing volumes. Data is captured from a variety of sources, such as transactional and reporting databases, application logs, customer-facing websites, and external feeds. Companies want to capture, transform, and analyze this time-sensitive data to improve customer experiences, increase efficiency, and drive innovations. With increased data volume and […]

Progress acquires Chef to extend DevOps and DevSecOps offerings

Progress announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chef to provide complete infrastructure automation to build, deploy, manage and secure applications in modern multi-cloud and hybrid environments, as well as on-premises.  Progress is set to acquire the company for $220 million in cash and is expected to close next month. “Chef has […]

Peter Strzok Has a Warning About Russia—and Trump

Meanwhile, most Americans have never known anything more in-depth about Strzok than those texts. After spending two years as a punch line and exclamation point, Strzok appears in Compromised for the first time as a fully formed human being. I’ve spent a dozen years covering the FBI, written multiple books about the bureau and dozens […]

Xbox Series S is the right next-gen console for 2020

Microsoft realized something. You could launch a much more affordable next-generation console if you reduced the emphasis on resolution. The company has now taken that realization and acted on it with the $300 Xbox Series S, which it finally confirmed today after months of rumors. This entry-level Xbox is launching November 10 and should kick […]

Xbox Series S: Microsoft confirms price and release date

image copyrightMicrosoft image captionThe Xbox Series S will launch in early November Microsoft has confirmed that it will release a second next-generation console after a leak prompted it to unveil the Xbox Series S. It said the machine would be the “smallest Xbox ever”. The firm’s UK, US and French Twitter accounts are among those […]

Aeva partners with auto supplier ZF to produce key self-driving sensors

By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) – Aeva Inc, a Silicon Valley start-up working on a crucial sensor for self-driving vehicles, and German automotive industry supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG said on Tuesday they were partnering to put the sensors into production. Lidar sensors, which measure distances with a laser light, help autonomous cars get a three-dimensional picture […]

Progress acquires Chef for $220m to add more automation and open source to its sauce

Application development firm Progress is to acquire DevOps and automation software provider Chef in a $220 million (£168.6m) cash deal. The acquisition of Chef, which has more than $70m in annual recurring revenue, will ‘bolster Progress’ core offerings’, as well as aligning with its ‘growth strategy through accretive acquisitions… [adding] both scale and cash flow’, […]

China blocks MIT’s kid-friendly programming language Scratch

China’s kids have been blocked from accessing the first programming language of many young developers, Scratch. Greatfire, an organisation which monitors China’s infamous Great Firewall web censorship, found that Scratch’s website has been blocked since at least August 20th. One user on Scratch’s forum noted that the site was blocked on August 14th. The suspected […]

China says it launched and landed a reusable spacecraft

On September 6, China successfully landed a reusable spacecraft the country had launched into orbit just two days before, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency. “The successful flight marked the country’s important breakthrough in reusable spacecraft research and is expected to offer convenient and low-cost round trip transport for the peaceful use of the […]