Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch are collaborating on a new pilot project aimed at automating trade finance transactions using blockchain technology, the companies announced yesterday.
Blockchain is best known as the distributed database technology at the heart of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. It is hardened against tampering, preventing even its operators from revising or otherwise meddling with its continuously growing list of records.
Hard on the heels of the discovery of the largest known data breach in history, Cloudera and Intel on Wednesday announced that they've donated a new open source project to the Apache Software Foundation with a focus on using big data analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity.
Originally created by Intel and launched as the Open Network Insight (ONI) project in February, the effort is now called Apache Spot and has been accepted into the ASF Incubator.
These days, one tool has essentially unlocked the world of game development for the masses.
Microsoft is embarking on a major upgrade of its Azure systems. New hardware the company is installing in its 34 datacenters around the world still contains the mix of processors, RAM, storage, and networking hardware that you'll find in any cloud system, but to these Microsoft is adding something new: field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), highly configurable processors that can be rewired using software in order to provide hardware accelerated implementations of software algorithms.
Getting airport Wi-Fi can be quite tricky. It might be paid, hidden behind a password or hard to find.
Thanks to travel blog FoxNomad, we have a couple of great resources to make sure you can always get on the internet no matter what. I’m going to run you through them.
You should have already downloaded Foursquare when you’re traveling, and it specifically serves a great purpose at airports. If you take a look at the tips for the airport you’re currently at, it should be easy to find people sharing passwords — otherwise, press the ‘Wi-Fi’ filter to only see those tips.