VMware has reported a cracking first quarter for 2016, with year-on-year revenue growth of five per cent making for a US$1.59bn revenue haul for the three months to March 31st.
Not everything is rosy down VMware way: compute virtualisation sales were off ten percent and revenue down one point, as expected. Licence sales ticked up a little, but revenue from licence sales fell. GAAP net income for the first quarter was $161 million, or $0.38 per diluted share. That's down from the $196 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, from 2015's first quarter.
On Tuesday, credit card network Visa announced plans to offer an update to Point of Sale (POS) systems to make using an EMV chip-enabled card faster at the checkout line. (EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, the creators of the credit card specification.) Visa is calling the new specification “Quick Chip,” and it says it will bring the time it takes for a terminal to read the card’s chip down to two seconds.
The attorney of an Ohio woman accused of live-streaming the rape of her 17-year-old friend claims she Periscoped the assault to gather evidence of a crime.
The defendant, 18-year-old Marina Lonina, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that include rape, kidnapping, and pandering. Her lawyer, Sam Shamansky, said his client broadcast the February rape in Columbus, Ohio to help convict the alleged rapist, 29-year-old Raymond Gates, according to CBS.
The dashcam video begins with Joshua Brown’s Telsa Model S cruising down the highway. Tessy—that’s the car’s name, duh—is in Autopilot mode as Brown, hands resting on the wheel, listens to his Malcolm Gladwell audiobook. Suddenly, a boom lift truck glides across three lanes, headed straight for Tessy.
“I actually wasn’t watching that direction,” Brown writes in the video’s description. “I became aware of the danger when Tessy alerted me with the ‘immediately take over’ warning chime and the car swerving to the right to avoid the side collision.”
As if the confusion and frustration regarding Oculus Rift pre-orders were not enough to send one’s blood pressure soaring, news coming from Amazon.com may in fact aggravate those still waiting for their pre-ordered Rifts to arrive, even further. While many pre-order customers have been told that because of a component supply issue, they may have to wait as long as two months before their Rift arrives at their doorstep, according to Amazon’s customer support, it may be possible for people to order the Oculus Rift and ASUS G11CD-WS51 Desktop PC Bundle or multiple other bundles and receive th