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Uber Freight app connects truck drivers with available loads to haul

(Image: Uber) Uber on Thursday launched Uber Freight, its app to connect truck drivers with available shipments for long-haul commercial trucking jobs. The Uber Freight app looks similar to the consumer version of Uber, allowing truck drivers to tap a button and book loads near them they’d like to haul. Uber claims this allows truck drivers to skip brokers and… Read more →

Digital transformation in the cloud

Digital transformation of the enterprise has come to be viewed by CxOs as crucial to the alignment of business strategies and IT innovation, and therefore to the business as a whole. The role of the cloud is to underpin this strategy – but is it given sufficient recognition? Defining digital transformation With a range of definitions, the concept of digital… Read more →

​Nvidia makes the case for GPU accelerators

The rebirth of artificial intelligence over the past five years has led to rapid progress in challenging areas such as computer vision and speech recognition. As computers begin to learn about the world around them, this is in turn opening up new possibilities in fields such as healthcare, transportation and robotics. “Machine learning is one of the most important computer… Read more →

Salesforce satisfies Q1 targets, ups outlook

Salesforce delivered solid first quarter financial results after the bell Thursday. The CRM giant reported non-GAAP earnings of 28 cents per share on revenue of $2.39 billion, up 25 percent year over year. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 26 cents per share with revenue of $2.35 billion. The company’s Q1 net loss was $9.2 million, or a penny… Read more →

Font sharing site DaFont has been hacked, exposing thousands of accounts

(Image: file photo) A popular font sharing site has been hacked, exposing the site’s entire database of user accounts. Usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords of 699,464 user accounts were stolen in the breach, carried out earlier this month, by a hacker who would not divulge his name. The passwords were scrambled with the deprecated MD5 algorithm, which nowadays… Read more →

Google aims to make web VR and AR "first class citizens" on browsers

Google Cast support is coming to Daydream. A day after announcing a new category of standalone VR headsets, Google used the second day of its I/O developer conference to unveil a software update to the Daydream VR platform, as well as a series of VR developer tools. One of the new developer tools includes an experimental build of Chromium, available… Read more →

Computer repair toolkit essentials for IT technicians

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Intel, Honeywell collaborate on logistics, shipping IoT

Intel and Honeywell on Thursday announced they’re extending their Internet of Things partnership to shipping and logistics. Internet of Things in the enterprise: The state of play The Internet of Things can be a major driver of digital transformation, enabling new business models based on widespread devices and new data streams–if you can cope with the immature ecosystems. Read More… Read more →

Android Pay to launch in Brazil

Google will launch its payment system Android Pay in Brazil by the end of 2017, the company announced yesterday. The company’s director of engineering for payment products Varouj Chitilian told delegates at Google’s I/O 2017 event taking place this week that “the momentum and the traction is just incredible” for the company’s contactless payment offering. “I’m personally very excited about… Read more →

How to get in front of digital disruption

We can see disruption happening all around us, but why is it so difficult to get out in front of it? The overriding theme of every disruption story is that firms thought they had more time than they did. However, the why has gone unanswered. In other words, we can see disruption happening all around us, but why is it… Read more →

Walmart’s online sales soar 63 percent in Q1

Image: Walmart Discount retail giant Walmart reported rising comparable sales bolstered by a whopping 63-percent growth in its e-commerce business. The bulk of the online sales growth was organic through “This is extraordinary growth, and we’re pleased with the traction we’re generating across our e-commerce offerings,” said Walmart CFO Brett Biggs. The world’s largest retailer has made major investments… Read more →

Jaded by Java? Android now supports Kotlin programming language

If you’re not a mobile developer working win Android, chances are you haven’t heard of Kotlin. If you are an Android programmer, it’s the best thing since sliced bread. While Java has long been Android’s main programming language, it’s never a good fit. Java was written when “mobile” computing devices were 7-pound laptops. In the meantime, Apple iOS developers had… Read more →