Yesterday, two big rumors concerning Pokemon GO landed in our laps.The first said that the game would be getting its long-awaited launch in Japan today, while the other said that the Japanese launch would come with a corporate partnership with McDonald's, which would see some 3,000 McDonald's restaurants across Japan turned into Pokemon Gyms.As it turns out, only one of those rumors was true, with McDonald's Japan confirming the partnership today.Meanwhile, Pokemon GO still has not launched in Japan.McDonald's statement on the team up between the two - which was posted by Excite News - doesn't give any indication of when the game will launch, either, only saying that Niantic and Nintendo are "preparing" for the game's release.So, Japan's masses of eager Pokemon fans are going to have to wait an undetermined length of time before they can finally get their hands on the game.
Hackers have made it relatively simple to see what monsters are lurking nearby in View more stories 3One of Pokémon Go's defining characteristics is that you never quite know the precise location of nearby Pokémon, since the game only gives an imprecise "radar" with general distances.A group of hackers has set out to change that situation, exploiting Pokémon Go's server responses to create an easy-to-use map that reveals those hidden Pokémon in your immediate area.The hack is the result of efforts by the PokemonGoDev subreddit, which is working to reverse engineer an API using the data sent and received by the Pokémon Go servers.So far, the group has managed to parse the basic server responses sent by the game, which can be acquired through an SSL tunnel and deciphered using relatively basic protocol buffers.From there, a little bit of Python scripting work can convert the usually hidden data on nearby Pokémon locations into an easy-to-use Google Maps picture of your augmented reality surroundings.
View photosMoreIn this Monday, July 18, 2016 photo, a stuffed toy of Pikachu, a Pokemon character, is surrounded by children during a Pokemon festival in Tokyo."Pokemon Go," a compulsive smartphone game has not been made available to the Japanese public yet as of Wednesday, July 20, 2016, as a rumor circulated on the internet that it would come out on that day.TOKYO AP — Japanese fans eagerly awaiting the launch of "Pokemon Go" in the character's country of birth faced another day of disappointment Wednesday.Tech media reports that the augmented-reality game would finally be released in Japan, two weeks after its launch in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, turned out to be incorrect.That left gamers in Akihabara, Tokyo's center for all things tech, still pining to start catching Pokemon in their neighborhoods."I don't want to miss the wave," said 11th-grader Mayo Uesugi.
Monster companies run the internet and gorge on our data.But what if we abolished the server farms and ran it ourselves?AT THE heart of the internet are monsters with voracious appetites.In bunkers and warehouses around the world, vast arrays of computers run the show, serving up the web – and gorging on our data.These server farms are the engine rooms of the internet.Operated by some of the world s most powerful companies, they process photos of our children, emails to our bosses and lovers, and our late-night searches.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich speaks at an Intel IoT event in San Francisco on Nov. 3, 2015Intel's profit dropped sharply last quarter due to heavy costs from a restructuring announced in April, though sales were up thanks to the company's powerful data center group.Intel's profit for the quarter, ended July 2, was $1.3 billion, down from $2.7 billion a year earlier, the company announced Wednesday.Revenue climbed 3 percent to $13.5 billion.Intel said in April that it would axe 12,000 jobs worldwide, or 11 percent of its staff, in a plan to cut costs and focus on growing businesses like server processors and chips for the internet of things.In the process, it canceled the development of low-power Atom processors and more or less gave up on the smartphone and tablet markets -- areas where it's never done well.
Several businesses are in the process of migrating their applications to Public Cloud which seems quite justified considering the growth and popularity Public Cloud is witnessing in the current time.If you too are planning for the same, you need to make some considerations well in advance.In this blog post, we will take into account all major considerations that you must pay importance to before migrating your app to Public Cloud.Overall Scene has changed for Public Cloud...Public Cloud's utility for enterprises has been felt quite lately yet largely.Let's take a look now at the checklist to follow before actually migrating your apps to Public Cloud.Virtualized infrastructure...One of the fundamental questions to ask in this regard is the manner in which workloads like applications get shifted to Cloud.Given below is another way to do so -Select a pre-built OS image Re-install the app from binaries Replicate the data setWe are considering basic x86 virtualization, a virtual-to-virtual (V2V) migration, from the practical perspective.Hence, in case, your app runs on a virtual infrastructure, it is suitable enough for migrating to Public Cloud.Redundancy...The availability of the underlying Cloud infrastructure is always taken into account for applications to be migrated to Public Cloud.You must find out initially if the database engine being leveraged has licensing for your Cloud provider.Support...Another critical consideration quite similar to licensing is the software vendor support.
When Skype first launched in 2003, it wasn't just cool — it was a revolution.The name "Skype" comes from "Sky peer-to-peer," a reference to the fact that it created direct connections between computers on the internet to make its then-cutting-edge voice and video calls possible.Then in 2012, a year after Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion, it switched over to "supernodes," meaning that users connected to a dedicated server rather than to each other.Performance increased, and Microsoft had more ability to manage and scale up the service.But Skype's underlying architecture, the way it was designed, hasn't changed much, even as it grew to 300 million monthly active users.That has hamstrung the service, particularly when it comes to adding new features.Now Microsoft is changing that.On Wednesday the company announced a big shift for Skype, as it moves from a peer-to-peer architecture to a brand new, shiny cloud-based backend.The move is already underway, and while you may have seen some hiccups with Skype in the last few weeks, the dividends will be worth it as Skype gets much better in every way."It's not refueling a jet in midair, it's actually changing a jet engine in midair," says Microsoft Corporate VP of Skype.Cloud makes all things possibleIt's also way more exciting than it sounds.
Image caption As people consume more data, so the amount of energy needed to power the internet risesIts artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, has cut Google's data centres' energy consumption by 15%, using a machine-learning algorithm.Data centres run the equipment that processes the data consumed by internet users, and it takes a lot of energy to keep their servers cool.Some of the newer ones are now being built in colder climates.But some estimates suggest they are now responsible for 2% of global greenhouse-gas emissions."Being able to put a dent in that benefits the world in general," said DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman.
When it was first created, the Skype network was built as a decentralized peer-to-peer system.PCs that had enough processing power and bandwidth would be elected as "supernodes" and used to coordinate connections between other machines on the network.Similarly, text, voice, and video traffic would flow between peers, directly when possible when intervening firewalls and routers were cooperative or indirectly through other systems on the network when required.Peer-to-peer connectivity also has some privacy issues; the exposure of IP addresses to peers was abused to perform denial of service attacks against victims, a problem that became distressingly common in the world of e-sports.The Skype network was also designed for a world of permanently connected desktop PCs, with both bandwidth and processor power to spare.The growth of mobile computing and smartphones upset that assumption, adding a large number of Skype clients that were only intermittently connected and lacked the excessive bandwidth, processor power, and battery life to support acting as supernodes.
Google is pitching its artificial-intelligence software to commercial customers in a bid to catch rivals in the increasingly lucrative business of renting its computer servers to other companies.Google is making a renewed push into the cloud business, where it spent much of its $10 billion in capital expenditures last year to build new data centers and tapped Diane Greene, a high-profile Silicon Valley executive, to run the business.A core part of Google s cloud strategy is artificial intelligence.Wednesday, Google said it would start letting cloud customers tap into two software programs it has used internally to draw meaning from text and convert speech to text.The programs use so-called machine learning, a rapidly accelerating technology that enables computers to make inferences based on data they previously had analyzed.Google said, for example, that clients could use the programs to analyze customer reviews or social-media posts and to automatically transcribe customer-service calls for large-scale analysis.
Google has finally revealed a commercial use for DeepMind — a British artificial intelligence company it acquired for over $600DeepMind made headlines for beating the best human in the world at the notoriously complex board game Go and it's recently started working with hospitals in the UK on a number of healthcare projects but the startup is yet to make any money
With Pokemon Go being such a smash hit and wooing players of all ages and from all walks of life to get outside and track down some Pokemon, people are building accessories and software to help players get along.One such bit of software comes from a reddit user called waishda and is a Pokemon Go map visualization.The idea is for the software to give you a Google Maps representation of where exactly the Pokemon in your area are hiding.Waishda built his software using work that had been performed by other reddit users called mila432 and leegao.Not only can the software show you where the Pokemon are in your area, but you can also show gyms and pokestops near you as well.The software is currently running on a Flash server and displays Google Map with markers on it.
What are some useful tips and tricks for Pokémon GO?originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.Buy a battery pack so you can charge your phone while you play, and keep your phone charging throughout the day so you can always play with a full charge!Ride on a bike - Or a scooter, or even rollerblades!Avoid Server Issues - The only way to reliably avoid server issues is to keep your app updated.Here is a comparative example with two Pidgeots:
No, what blew my mind was a meeting with Dedric Reid, founder and CEO of HelloVR, based in Richmond, California.It'll contain a series of activities, so you can play chess with your friends, and fully realised physics, so you can hurl rocks at them when you lose.But after 30 minutes with Reid in the MetaWorld, I feel like I know him fairly well, and despite his existence solely as a disembodied head and some hands, I'd consider us friends.Altspace VR has been making strides for a long time, and the long lives of services like Habbo and Second Life show that people want those spaces to interact in.What's changed is that this sort of VR simulation has never been possible before, not until Improbable's SpatialOS.You may have heard of SpatialOS already: it's the tech powering Bossa's World's Adrift and it's designed to make large scale virtual reality worlds happen, harnessing thousands of cloud servers to work together which in turn enables real-time simulations at levels that would be impossible on a single PC.
Google's DeepMind technology reduces power usage in its data centresGoogle is making use of the technology from its DeepMind artificial intelligence AI company to save on power consumed by its data centres.Google's parent company Alphabet recently put a DeepMind AI system in parts of its data centres.The AI system manipulates computer servers and other equipment including fans and cooling systems, thus saving power."It controls about 120 variables in the data centres.The fans and the cooling systems and so on, and windows and other things.
Entrepreneurs Chris Nguyen and Lee Liu recently had a Slack moment when they realized a tool they had built for their ecommerce company was more valuable than their original product.That formed the basis of their new startup, called LogDNA, which specializes in server management for engineers and people working in DevOps.Today, the company announced it has raised $1.3 million in funding from Initialized Capital and Skype cofounder Jaan Tallinn.Other investors participating in the round include HelloSign chief operating officer Whitney Bouck, Tamares Group, Home Care Assistance CEO Lily Sarafan, and Cariden cofounder Arash Afrakhteh.LogDNA aims to give DevOps teams information about their infrastructure to alleviate outage times that might impact customers.The amount of log data that is produced today is enormous and still growing, Nguyen told VentureBeat.However, we still analyze this information as a reaction to failures rather than proactively identifying patterns to prevent them.We want to take this wealth of information and notify DevOps teams about issues before they occur, similar to how a doctor uses early detection technology to help treat or prevent diseases.
Eric Schmidt, Google, before Deep Minds match with go-champion Lee SEDOL. Deep Mind new jobs, monkey games and Whatsapp-blocking. Deep Mind, Google's AI, is perhaps best known for having won over a human go-champion. Now it has a more profitable task to streamline and cut costs in the Google server rooms. Orangutans at Melbourne Zoo has blivt happier and more stimulated since they had access to the computer, where they among other things, can create their own music. Teeth can reveal a lot about how a person lived.
Microsoft has announced it will add five new features – some experimental - to the TCP stack it will ship in Windows Server 2016 and the Anniversary Update to Windows 10.Redmond says the following five features will make it into its new TCP stack:TCP Fast Open TFO for zero RTT TCP connection setup.Initial Congestion Window 10 ICW10 by default for faster TCP slow startTCP Recent ACKnowledgment RACK for better loss recovery experimental IETF draft Tail Loss Probe TLP for better Retransmit TimeOut response experimental IETF draft
Signs at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, seen on Oct. 27, 2015, highlighted the Oracle Cloud set of offerings.Oracle has released a new quarterly batch of security updates for more than 80 products from its software portfolio, fixing 276 vulnerabilities.Furthermore, out of the 276 security flaws fixed in this update, 159 can be exploited remotely without authentication.At the top of the priority list should be the Java patches, which address 13 new vulnerabilities.That's because Java is used in a lot of applications and is installed on a large number of systems."Customers really do need to apply these Java CPU patches as soon as possible," said John Matthew Holt, the CTO of application security firm Waratek, via email.
Oracle has emitted its quarterly patch payload, along the way claiming an unwanted record by squashing an all-time-high 276 problems across 84 products.Worse still, plenty of them with CVSS scores of 9.0 or above that indicate the problem is critical.Among those nasties are 19 9.8-rated flaws.Several hit different components of Oracle's Fusion Middleware range.GlassFish, WebLogic and Oracle's Directory server all need urgent attention.The latter has an Easily exploitable vulnerability that allows unauthenticated attacker with network access via HTTPS to compromise Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition.
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