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Stripe launches Partner Program

Stripe on Tuesday announced the launch of its Stripe Partner Program, a formalized network of businesses that use Stripe’s payments platform and tools. Thousands of major companies like Shopify and DocuSign use Stripe to facilitate payments on their own platforms. Other companies like the customer data platform Segment build extensions to add new features to the Stripe platform. The new… Read more →

​Container adoption speeds up to the detriment of VMs

Video: How Docker brought containers mainstream Ever since Docker arrived to make containers popular, companies have turned to containers. The inevitable result was virtual machines (VMs) began to decline. According to Diamanti, a bare-metal container company in its 2018 Container Adoption Benchmark survey of 576 IT leaders, enterprises are using containers to save money by reducing their reliance on commercial… Read more →

3D printing guns at home: Does new technology change America’s gun control debate?

Exclusive Ultimaker interview: The future of 3D printing Alyssa Milano, yesterday in CNN, described 3D-printed guns as “downloadable death.” In Pennsylvania, rushed hearings blocked a Texas-based company from offering downloadable gun plans in that state. Expect more and more reports on 3D-printable guns in coming days, as 3D-printable object files for guns become available online. Gun control is a deeply… Read more →

Microsoft releases new Windows Server 2019 test build, plus Windows 10 ‘Redstone 5′ ISOs

Microsoft has rolled out new preview builds of Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server 1809 which include a few new features. Windows Server Build 17723 adds new built-in features for more easily deploying the Kubernetes orchestration tool for containers on Windows Server. Among the new capabilities are container scheduling, health monitoring, networking, service discovery, the ability to add/remove container instances… Read more →

​Samsung: We will offer Galaxy Note 9 at ‘reasonable prices’

The premium price equation for Samsung Galaxy devices is shifting as the company said it “will be offering the Note 9 at reasonable prices in order to maximize sales.” Indeed, Samsung’s Note 9 launch Aug. 9 will be notable not for specifications and features but for pricing. During Samsung’s second quarter earnings conference call, executives noted the following: Galaxy 9… Read more →

GE Digital reportedly to unwind, but its marketing gave the industrial Internet a boost

special feature Sensor’d Enterprise: IoT, ML, and big data The internet of things embeds intelligence into business processes to let us measure and manage the enterprise in ways that were never possible before. Read More General Electric is reportedly looking to sell its Predix and software assets as it retreats from a grand plan to be a tech company and… Read more →

Pew Research: ‘Dramatic decline’ in newsroom jobs — digital media jobs also lost

Silicon Valley’s technology-driven media companies Google and Facebook last week reported strong earnings and jobs growth but news outlets continue to lose thousands of jobs even those that are digital native, says a new Pew Research analysis. Elizabeth Grieco reported: This decline in overall newsroom employment was driven primarily by one sector: newspapers. Newspaper newsroom employees dropped by 45 percent… Read more →

AMD unveils B450 chipset-based motherboards aimed at mid-range users

AMD B450 chipset AMD AMD’s Socket AM4 was launched back in September of 2016, but it continues to be not only current but cutting-edge, and the latest B450 chipset-based motherboards brings some new features to mid-range users. Must read: Everything you need to know about buying Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro It’s not just that there’s still life in the Socket… Read more →

AMD Socket AM4 – B450 chipset

Apple Apple’s refreshed MacBook Pro 2018 models: Here’s what’s new, spec by spec Source Article from Socket AM4 – B450 chipset blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Data archiving for survivalists: Ready for that solar flare?

Dragan Nikolic, Getty Images/iStockphoto With the rise of global instability, can ceramic storage save our digital culture? That’s one man’s plan. Put all the web’s data on thin, optically-readable ceramic plates, and store them in the world’s oldest salt mine. It’s not a bad idea. Could it work? Read More Electromagnetic pulses, or EMPs, can be caused by an atomic… Read more →

HP will give you $10,000 to hack your printer

Hewlett-Packard hopes to entice researchers with a $10,000 reward for finding vulnerabilities in printers. The tech giant revealed the new bug bounty program on Tuesday. The scheme, which is launching as a private bug bounty, is tailored specifically for HP printer hardware. While many of us use home printers simply for printing the occasional document or photo, in the enterprise,… Read more →

Big announcements from major players in collaborative robotics

Big announcements from competing firms leading the way in collaborative robotics. Boston-based Rethink Robotics, which makes the personable Sawyer, is expanding and just announced ten new distribution partners in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Meanwhile, Danish rival Universal Robots, a pioneer in the cobot market, announced new versions of its flagship collaborative robot arms, the UR3e, UR5e, and UR10e. Also:… Read more →