POLL Oracle’s put a price on Java SE and support: US$25/server/month and $2.50/user/month on the desktop, or less if you buy lots for a long time.Big Red’s called this a Java SE Subscription and pitched it as “a commonly used model, popular with Linux distributions”.The company also reckons the new deal is better than a perpetual licence, because they involve “an up-front cost plus additional annual support and maintenance fees.”Oracle’s subs include “license, updates, upgrades, and support in a single price.” Perhaps with some steak knives, too, if you’re among the first 100 callers!If you like your current Java licences, Oracle will let you keep them.And if Java’s essential for other Oracle products you run, those product already include licences.
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Finding yourself frustrated once you get to that final circle only to be surrounded by rockets, shotguns and continuous, unchecked building?Epic is looking at how it can help players counter that play style, detailing upcoming changes in a blog post, published Thursday."You should be able to find Victory Royales through multiple strategies," Epic explained."It's important to support a variety of late game strategies, that don't boil down to 'just build lol'."is the reason I, personally, am a total amateur when it comes to Fortnite.The crux of the changes will enable players to counter others in combat -- especially in late-game scenarios which tend to be dominated by excessive building and powerful shotguns.
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Por meio de treinamentos, mentorias e eventos de altíssima qualidade, as duas entidades melhoram o nível de profissionais e startups, atrai investidores e aquecem a economia da capital.Segundo Wesley Almeida, CEO da Cotidiano, a vinda do Founder Institute para Brasília eleva o nível dos projetos de empreendedorismo na cidade, uma vez que vem preencher uma lacuna que é da estruturação de ideias para que se consolide negócios mais robustos.“A Founder trabalha o Mindset dos empreendedores, desta forma, receberemos startups com negócios mais validados.” Ressaltou Wesley.A Cotidiano foi uma das patrocinadoras do chapter de Brasília, apoiando o lancamento do capitulo e ainda dando direito a indicação de um participante para uma bolsa “Cotidiano Fellowship” para fazer o programa do Founder Institute em Brasilia liver da taxa de matricula (US$799 value).A selecionada foi uma das participantes da Academia Cotidiano, que é voltada para estudantes e profissionais que desejam se aproximar e aprender mais sobre o ecossistema de startup, auxiliando as startups que participam do programa de aceleração.A contemplada foi a jornalista e gerente de projetos Raquel Paternostro.
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The Nintendo Switch is one of the most innovative gaming consoles to launch of late but, like any gaming device, it isn’t immune to one of the entertainment industry’s biggest problem: piracy.Many companies have tried different methods of fighting or discouraging piracy, often at the expense of inconveniencing legit users.Nintendo, however, may have come up with a nearly foolproof method that would ban such pirates from playing games online or even ban them from Nintendo Network for good.While Nintendo will probably never confirm the exact details of its anti-piracy system, Redditor SciresM paints a rather detailed overview of what is involved.In a nutshell, Nintendo performs a series of checks whenever a Switch user tries to play a game online.One of the things it checks for is a game’s unique certificate, a secret, encrypted, and very unique piece of data that will tell Nintendo’s servers if a game is a pirated copy or not.
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When ABC cancelled the Roseanne reboot after Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about a former Obama aide in May, it looked like the show's cast wouldn't get another opportunity to make fans laugh.Now, thanks to ABC, the Conners will get a second chance.ABC has given a series order to The Conners -- a spin-off TV show about a working-class family starring original cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman -- but minus Barr.Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the spin-off, according to a report from Variety on Thursday."We have received a tremendous amount of support from fans of our show, and it's clear that these characters not only have a place in our hearts, but in the hearts and homes of our audience," ABC cast members Goodman, Metcalf, Gilbert, Goranson, and Fishman said in a joint statement on Variety."We all came back last season because we wanted to tell stories about the challenges facing a working-class family today."
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With Brian Krzanich's sudden and surprise departure from Intel's CEO job, it's time to play the "who-will-take-his place" game.Intel has a long tradition of grooming its CEOs from within its internal ranks.Intel is a massive company with products ranging from PC processors to memory to networking, and the CEO needs to balance two very distinct jobs:Keeping a global network of multi-billion dollar chip manufacturing facilities running smoothly and without any hiccups.Having the vision to focus on the right products and to steer the company into new markets.Finding someone who can do both of those jobs is no easy feat, which is why the company has always ended up going with someone internal.
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Cartoon Network unveiled the first official clip on June 15, from the upcoming episode Diamonds and Lemons, for fans to glimpse their favorite Adventure Time characters reimagined in a blocky Minecraft-esque format.The surreal animated show features Jake the dog and Finn the human who live in the mythical land of Ooo, along with Princess Bubblegum, the Ice King, BMO the video game console and others.In the clip we see blocky versions of Finn, Princess Bubblegum and half demon, half human Marceline Abadeer, collect gems and other items in a Minecraft type of game.The episode is set to air July 20 on Cartoon Network.Plus Funko toy company is releasing Adventure Time x Minecraft collectible figures from its Pop!Vinyl line, also in July.
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It's been a long time coming, but Nvidia's terrific 4K streaming device, the Nvidia Shield TV, is currently gearing up to launch in Australia.The device, which allows users to stream PC games at 4K resolution to your living room television (up to 60FPS), is considered one of the most powerful streaming video players on the planet, running on Nvidia's own Tegra X1 processor (same one found in the Nintendo Switch) with a 256-core GPU and 3GB of RAM.Along with its streaming prowess, it also packs Google Assistant integration, HDR support, Dolby Atmos and DTS-X pass-through, and runs on the Android TV platform, meaning you can download apps and games from the Google Play Store directly to the unit's 16GB onboard storage.Of course, that also means it can be used as a PLEX box, and boasting full support for a wide number of video formats and containers – including MKV, MOV, AVI, DivX and more – makes it an ideal option for Kodi streaming.Naturally, the Nvidia Shield TV also offers access to a wide range of streaming services, including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, though we don't yet know which Australian on-demand and catch services will be supported at launch.While the Nvidia Shield has been officially announced for release in Australia, there are a number of details we're yet to learn, such as when exactly it will go on sale and how much it will cost when it does.
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A consortium of UK universities and employers, launched last night at the House of Lords, has been established to ensure the development of the UK’s next generation of digital talent at degree level and above.The Institute of Coding (IoC) will unite the tech industry with academics to spread digital skills training across the country, tackling areas of strategic importance.The mission will also seek to boost equality and diversity in the tech sector, making courses available at apprenticeship, degree and short course levels so that anyone could apply.Funded by the government through the Office for Students, the IoC represents a £20m public investment, matched by a further £20m from partners.Jacqueline de Rojas, president of Tech UK said: “With UK business leaders crying out for employees with the latest IT skills, the IoC is already helping companies to develop the technical capabilities of workers across the country.”The UK’s tech scene remains vibrant post-Brexit, earning more in funding than Germany, France and Sweden combined.
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Apple has released an update for GarageBand, its audio recording and editing application.The software is popular amongst both amateur musicians and podcasters, and will no doubt hold its appeal as Apple has made it even better: there are 1,000 new loops, among other things.This update brings the software to version 10.3.GarageBand has been around for years and is free for macOS/iOS users to download.The software packs a bunch of features that you’d typically have to pay to access, not the least of which is a large library of sound effects and loops for use in productions.Version 10.3 greatly expands that library, as mentioned, bringing 1,000 additional urban and electronic loops.
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Some programmers were a little wary when Microsoft bought the company-agnostic programming platform GitHub for $7.5 billion in early June.Now, nearly 100 of them are threatening to leave unless Microsoft drops its contract with the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, following widespread condemnation of the agency's actions to split up immigrant families at the US-Mexico border, but before President Trump signed his executive order reversing the ICE policy.Microsoft was actually one of the tech companies that most strongly condemned ICE, in fact, and one of the first to take a stand, first saying it was "dismayed" and later publishing blog posts from both CEO Satya Nadella and president Brad Smith on US immigration policy.But Microsoft also had a reason to speak out early -- after a January blog post revealed the company was supplying ICE with Azure cloud services up to and including "deep learning capabilities to accelerate facial recognition and identification."(In his blog post, CEO Satya Nadella explained that that Microsoft was merely "supporting legacy mail, calendar, messaging and document management workloads" for ICE with its Azure services, but he didn't address facial recognition.)Microsoft's explanations apparently weren't enough for many of the company's own employees, who wrote a letter protesting the company's work with ICE, one that The Verge reports is up to 300 signatures now.
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At this point, it may be tough to hit tier 100 of your Fortnite Battle Pass by the end of season 4.But, if you know how to complete challenges quickly, you'll have a shot at getting the rewards you crave.Fortnite gets major updates roughly every quarter, and they kick off what creator Epic calls a new season.Players can buy the Battle Pass for each new season for $9.99 and it offers a tiered system that enables you to earn loot over time by completing challenges.When you complete challenges, you gain experience points that make you move up through the tiers, unlocking emotes, dances and other items as you go.The latest list of challenges go from easy to hard, but if you know what to do before you drop in, you'll have the best chance to reach a higher tier.
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MoviePass, perhaps the best deal running for anyone who still visits their local theater, is about to get more expensive.According to a Business Insider report, the company plans to implement “high demand” pricing for popular movies starting in the next few weeks.In a system that’s reminiscent of Uber’s surge pricing, films that are popular with MoviePass subscribers will be subject to an extra $2 fee.“At certain times for certain films — on opening weekend — there could be an additional charge for films,” CEO Mitch Lowe told Business Insider.It’s not all bad though.The company also plans to add some additional features this summer that make MoviePass an even better value.
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Fresh out of VidCon, YouTube has announced new features specifically for its content creators, not the least of which is the ability to play pre-recorded videos during livestreams.YouTube calls these “Premieres,” presenting them as a way to offer existing content as live content for ushering in a planned livestreaming event.Until now, YouTube creators could schedule a livestream and their audience would have to wait for it to start.Premieres change that, offering a way to show videos before the actual livestream starts.Creators can use this as a opportunity to help everyone get up-to-date on what they may have missed, to introduce the context for the video, or just to keep viewers entertained while they wait.Viewers can chat with each other during these premieres, as demonstrated in the video above.
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If you've been craving a phone with a beefy battery pack, the Moto Z3 Play might be the ticket -- it comes with a magnetic modular battery back that promises a combined 40 hours on a charge.And though we haven't reviewed it yet, it's now available for pre-order through Best Buy, B Photo, and Motorola.com for $500.Or, if you're an Amazon Prime member and don't mind a few preloaded apps, you can get the Moto Z3 Play for $450 as an Amazon Prime Exclusive phone.As a Prime Exclusive, the Moto Z3 Play comes unlocked with pre-loaded Amazon apps like Prime Video, Amazon Shopping and the Kindle app.The Moto Z3 Play also comes integrated with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.Compared to last year's Moto Z2 Play, the Z3 Play offers a larger, higher-resolution 6-inch screen in the same size phone, but lose the headphone jack.
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YouTube announced today it would be adding new options for creators to make money from their content.Most of the options are reminiscent of what other platforms have tried, but they could still alleviate a problem YouTubers have been facing for over a year.The first feature, and the most obviously beneficial, is a $4.99 Channel Membership that lets users pay for exclusive content on a channel.That content can be emoji, livestreams, special badges, and extra videos, depending on what the content creator offers.It’s been available for a small number of users in a beta test as “Sponsorships,” but is now going to be made available to eligible users with over 100,000 followers.The second feature is a merchandise shelf that allows users to sell their swag underneath every video.
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YouTube is giving big uploaders new ways to make money by giving them the chance to sell merchandise directly on the site and set up monthly paid membership subscriptions that unlock perks for superfans.It comes after more than a year of demonetization drama at YouTube.Google's massive video site, which has 1.9 billion monthly users, mostly pays back money to its creators by sharing advertising revenue with them.But after advertisers boycotted YouTube following a string of reports that ads were running next to offensive videos, YouTube tightened its policies that let uploaders make money.Offering new ways to drum up revenue on YouTube could help alleviate some of that tension.It lets creators publish a functioning link with a countdown clock to the moment that their latest video goes live, and the clip's initial viewing will be synchronized for all viewers, so fans and creators can chat about it and react at the same time together.
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Two weeks ago, BlackBerry decided to finally take the wraps off the successor of its most successful smartphone in years – The BlackBerry KEYone.The BlackBerry KEY2 bring some major improvements over its predecessors and according to TCL will be available for pre-orders in the United States on the next week.To be more precise, the smartphone should be widely available just on July 13, but those who are eagerly waiting for this newest QUERTY flagship can pre-order the device starting Friday, June 29 at a price tag of $649,99.Considering the price, the smartphone can easily be confused as a flagship device, well, it indeed brings some neat features and specifications such as 6GB of RAM, either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.Also, the smartphone carries a dual 12MP camera setup on the rear and an 8MP selfie snapper on the front.However, in the end, the smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 660, that is an excellent processor, of course, but it still isn’t comparable with the Snapdragon 845 that is equipped in most of the flagships that are in the same price-range of KEY2.
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Apple's trying a different tactic in its battle with Qualcomm -- asking for the chipmaker's patents to be declared invalid.The iPhone maker on Thursday filed petitions with the US Patent and Trademark Office, asking for the four Qualcomm patents be canceled, according to Bloomberg.Apple argues the four patents -- related to how to focus a digital camera, a device that works as a phone and personal digital assistant, touch-sensitive displays, and circuit memory -- aren't new ideas and shouldn't be valid, Bloomberg said.Qualcomm is the world's biggest provider of mobile chips, and it created technology that's essential for connecting phones to cellular networks.The company derives a significant portion of its revenue from licensing those inventions to hundreds of device makers, with the fee based on the value of the phone, not the components.Because Qualcomm owns patents related to 3G and 4G phones, as well as other features like software, any handset maker building a device that connects to the newer networks has to pay the company a licensing fee, even if it doesn't use Qualcomm's chips.
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Telltale elements offer clues to bomb building on the slyAI can detect signs of nuclear weapons testing banned under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, according to research from the US Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.A group of scientists have built a neural network to sniff out any unusual nuclear activity.Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), one of the United States Department of Energy national laboratories, decided to see if they could use deep learning to sort through the different nuclear decay events to identify any suspicious behavior.The lab, buried beneath 81 feet of concrete, rock and earth, is blocked out from energy from cosmic rays, electronics and other sources.It means that the data collected is less noisy, making it easier to pinpoint unusual activity.
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