SaaS App Decisions Made Quickly Today Will Haunt IT Tomorrow

If the first wave of this year’s accelerated transition to the cloud was marked by increased reliance on software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, the next phase – as sure as day follows night – will revolve around a concerted effort to rationalize as many of the providers of those platforms as possible. In the rush to enable […]

Unity’s stock rises 32% in first-day trading to $18.1 billion value

Unity Technologies saw its stock price rise 32% to $68.88 a share in the first day of trading as it launched an initial public offering at a $13.6 billion valuation. Trading under the symbol U, the stock opened on Friday morning at $52 a share, and the market value rose to $18.1 billion by the […]

.NET 5 release approaches, eliminating .NET Standard, Core, and Framework

Last year Microsoft announced that with the release of .NET 5, a number of .NET products would be consolidated into a single .NET release. This includes .NET Core, .NET Framework, and .NET Standard.  .NET 5 is expected to release in November, and as that date nears, the company has now revealed more information about what […]

The RetroBeat: How Super Mario 3D All-Stars could have been better

I reviewed Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and while its three games are still a joy to play, it’s easy to be disappointed that Nintendo didn’t do more with this package. Super Mario 3D All-Stars debuts today on the Nintendo Switch. It includes remastered versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. […]

New tools are great… just not on critical projects

Imagine undergoing some serious surgery at your local hospital. The nurse tells you that they are all excited about your surgery. Your surgeon is very famous but quite new to the hospital and the surgical staff has never worked with him before, and they are not familiar with his operating room procedures. Further, there is […]

Apple Watch SE puts profits over public health by nixing ECG features

Though I probably wasn’t the first person to praise Apple’s addition of life-saving electrocardiogram (ECG) functionality to the Apple Watch Series 4, I was more than pleased with the 2018 announcement — I was thrilled. At the time, my wife was using an AliveCor ECG accessory to take readings whenever her heart fluttered, and doctors […]

TikTok and WeChat: US to ban app downloads in 48 hours

image copyrightAlamy/EPA/Alamy TikTok and WeChat will be banned from US app stores from Sunday, unless President Donald Trump agrees to a last-minute deal. The Department of Commerce said it would bar people in the US from downloading the messaging and video-sharing apps through any app store on any platform. The Trump administration says the companies […]

EU looks to fast 5G, supercomputers to boost virus-hit economy

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission on Friday urged the 27-country bloc to work together to speed up the rollout of fibre and 5G networks to boost the region’s virus-hit economy and secure its technology autonomy. EU countries should develop a best practices toolbox by March 30 with the aim of […]

ProBeat: Robots need to solve mobility before we find their killer app

This week we published our interview with Boston Dynamics CEO Robert Playter. We discussed his first year as CEO; the company’s profitability target after three decades (Boston Dynamics was founded in 1992); Spot, Pick, Handle, and Atlas; and the company’s broader roadmap, including which robots are next. The interview comes on the heels of Boston […]