UWP Community Toolkit 2.0, XebiaLabs DevOps Platform 7.1, and Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs for Windows — SD Times news digest: August 31

Microsoft announced that its UWP Community Toolkit graduated to version 2.0 and it sets the stage for future releases. Today, there are over 100 contributors to the toolkit, and developers have downloaded the packages over 250,000 times. With version 2.0, the toolkit is making efforts to line up with the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update … continue reading

The Whopper Coin, Movidius Myriad X VPU, and DxEnterprise v17 — SD Times news digest: August 29, 2017

Burger King has launched the Whopper Coin in Russia, which uses blockchain technology as a secure system for rewards points. Customers will be able to scan their receipt with a smartphone and will be rewarded with 1 WhopperCoin for every rouble ($0.02) spent on a Whopper sandwich at the fastfood chain. When a user amasses … continue reading

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Uber’s new CEO, legal fund for ‘WannaCry hero’ found fraudulent, and Quali’s CloudShell Virtual Edition — SD Times news digest: August 28, 2017

Uber has formally extended a job offer to Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to fill their CEO position after co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned from the post in June. The position has been vacant since Kalanick’s resignation, which was prompted by lawsuits and reports of a toxic corporate culture at the ridesharing company. The company continues to … continue reading

Microsoft won’t force Windows downloads on users, Go 1.9, and Project Brainwave — SD Times news digest: August 25, 2017

According to a press release on the Baden-Würtenberg consumer rights center website, Microsoft will no longer download operating system files to users’ computers without their permission. Germany’s consumer rights center had a lengthy battle with Microsoft, since the company’s approach to the new Windows 10 operating system would force users to six gigabytes of installation … continue reading

Feedback by BugReplay, FTC stops investigation into Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition, and Google’s Network Service Tiers Alpha — SD Times news digest: August 24, 2017

BugReplay, a provider of web browser tools, today launched Feedback by BugReplay, which is a bug reporting tool that lets users quickly and accurately submit detailed bug reports about website problems to customer support teams. The tool is available as a Google Chrome extension, and it creates synchronized screen recordings of a website user’s actions, … continue reading

Debian turns 24

Debian turns 24, Google acquires AIMatter, and Code.org’s computer science toolkit — SD Times news digest: August 17, 2017

Debian, an operating system and distribution of Free Software, celebrated its 24th birthday this week. One of the biggest announcements of Debian this year was the release of Debian 9, codenamed Stretch, which adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security support for the old Debian 8 release is … continue reading

Chris Lattner joins Google Brain, Amazon Macie, and OpenText adds AI search — SD Times news digest: August 15, 2017

Chris Lattner, who lead the development of Apple’s Swift programming language, has left his most recent position as vice president of Autopilot Software at Tesla, where he lead development of the auto manufacturer’s AI software. Lattner announced his new position with the Google Brain project on Twitter yesterday, where he’ll be serving as director of … continue reading

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