Month: January 2019

Smalltalk-inspired Pharo language adds 64-bit support

Pharo 7.0, “the most significant release yet” in the words of the Pharo project team, was released January 22, bringing a new launcher, an improved Git client, an IoT toolkit, and 64-bit versions for Linux and MacOS. A 64-bit version for Windows is available in a technical preview.  Emphasizing simplicity and immediate feedback, Smalltalk-like Pharo …

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World’s Greenest Companies Are Consistently Outperforming Their Non-Green Peers

Clean Power Published on January 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill January 23rd, 2019 by Joshua S Hill  The world’s greenest and most sustainable companies have been highlighted in two parallel reports published this week by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform, and Canadian media and research company Corporate Knights, with the common thread …

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GitHub’s Atom editor unveils commit previews

The GitHub-developed Atom text editor emphasizes capabilities to improve commits with the version 1.34 upgrade, released earlier this month. A beta release of Atom 1.35 has been made available as well, featuring a new pane for previewing individual commits. With the commit previews capability in Atom 1.34, developers can see all staged changes in a …

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Google Signs Up For Renewable Energy To Run Taiwan Data Center

Clean Power Published on January 23rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley January 23rd, 2019 by Steve Hanley  Google has signed a power purchase agreement for 10 megawatts of zero emissions power from a solar power plant located about 100 kilometers south of its Chuanghua County data center in Taiwan. According to TechCrunch, the Taiwan data center …

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Renewables In Britain To Overtake Fossil Fuels By 2020

Clean Power Published on January 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill January 23rd, 2019 by Joshua S Hill  Renewable electricity is on track to overtake fossil fuels to become the dominant source of electricity generation in Britain by 2020 according to a new report from British power analysts EnAppSys. EnAppSys published its annual market …

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Artificial intelligence spots infections among dementia patients in Surrey

New artificial intelligence (AI) could keep older people with dementia out of hospital by monitoring their condition remotely. The University of Surrey has developed technology that can identify and help reduce the occurrence of urinary tract infections (UTIs), the most common cause of hospital visits among older people. In an NHS clinical trial, scientists from …

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What is Istio? The Kubernetes service mesh explained

Microservice architectures solve some problems but introduce others. Dividing applications into independent services simplifies development, updates, and scaling. At the same time, it gives you many more moving parts to connect and secure. Managing all of the network services — load balancing, traffic management, authentication and authorization, etc. — can become stupendously complex.  There is …

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Children’s charity launches cycling event to raise £500k for innovation

A children’s charity has launched a major fundraising campaign to raise £500,000 for innovation projects at major UK children’s hospitals. Charity Thinking of Oscar is asking people to take part in a 500-cycle ride over five days for its #TOO500 campaign, visiting each children’s hospital it will support. The funds raised will go towards innovative …

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