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Not so long ago (2013), VMware dismissed containers as a trifle, even as the industry went gaga over their potential to up-end the virtualization market.By 2014, VMware started to embrace containers, announcing partnerships with Docker and Google, the latter to improve Kubernetes compatibility with VMware’s software.Even then, however, VMware was more interested in finding ways to defend itself from the rising container tide, rather than helping navigate it.As seen in CNCF contributor data for the Kubernetes open source project, VMware is increasingly keen on steering the Kubernetes ship.Once a relative rounding error in terms of Kubernetes contributions compared to Google and IBM’s subsidiary Red Hat, today VMware is nearly equal with Red Hat’s contributions, giving it the potential to better support (and sell) a Kubernetes future.
If you think you’re life sucks, you should look at what’s happening to Huawei.Last week, a bunch of companies stopped doing business with the Chinese tech giant.The list included Google, Intel, Qualcomm, and ARM.Now, over the weekend, WiFi alliance and SD association have broken up with Huawei.Nikkei Asian Review noted the Chinese company has been “temporarily restricted.” The alliance said in a statement it’s complying with the US commerce department order:Wi-Fi Alliance is fully complying with the recent U.S. Department of Commerce order without revoking Huawei Technologies membership.
Playing games on your phone requires a lot of processing power which in-turn creates a lot of heat.The new Nubia Red Magic 3 gaming phone aims to battle that heat with a built-in fan.Inspired by a gaming PC, the new phone uses a fan in combination with a liquid cooling system to keep things from getting too hot.The phones also bring substantial upgrades to last year's beloved Red Magic Mars.It's as if Nubia took all the best parts of other gaming phones and designed them into the Red Magic 3.It has a 90Hz AMOLED display like the Asus ROG, detachable game controllers like the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 and dual front-facing speakers like the Razer Phone 2.
The use of visual search in marketing and retail is on the rise, with more than 60% of consumers citing it as the top technology for their digital shopping experience.Recently, online property listing site PropertyGuru launched its own visual search feature called PropertyGuru Lens.Tech in Asia reached out to chief technology officer Manav Kamboj and director for consumer product technology Vivek Kumar to get a glimpse of its inner workings as well as the challenges the team faced and the lessons it learned.Kumar: To activate PropertyGuru Lens, focus your phone’s camera on any residential building and the underlying technology analyzes and interprets the image in your line of sight.The concept of “lens” was inspired by several factors:Our consumer research revealed that users increasingly see property search as a mobile experience.
Game of Thrones season 8 finished last week, marking the end of quite possibly the most popular and largest scale television show ever made.In case you've been living under a rock that swallows all sound and light, people were a little disappointed.This week there was no new episode, but there The Last Watch -- a behind-the-scenes documentary that goes into detail on the massive production that was Season 8.It's hardly the complete rewrite some are asking for, but it has gone a ways to softening some of the harsher reactions.I mean just look at this opening!God bless you behind-the-scenes dog.
Huawei said on Sunday that the company’s current products and services would not be affected by restrictions on participating in alliances with several global standard setters.“Huawei will continue actively participating in related standard and industrial organizations and build a benign, fair, open, and sustainable industrial ecosystem,” said the company in a statement (in Chinese).The Wi-Fi Alliance, which sets the standards for wireless technology whose members include Apple, Qualcomm, Broadcom, and Intel, said last week that it had “temporarily restricted” Huawei’s participation in activities in compliance with the US government’s blacklisting , according to Nikkei Asian Review.The US government placed Huawei on a trade blacklist that bans the transfer of US technology to the Chinese company without a license on the grounds of national security.The group told Nikkei Asian Review that the decision was made to “comply with US Department of Commerce orders.”“The reason why standard organizations, open-source communities, and industrial associations work is that all of their activities follow the principles of transparency, openness, fairness, and non-discrimination,” Huawei said in the statement.
At Computex 2019, AMD is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and it has unveiled AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation processors and Navi graphics cards.These chips, based on a 7nm Zen 2 manufacturing process, bring higher core counts, faster clock speeds and more power efficiency.Finally, AMD unveiled the Ryzen 9 3900X, with 12-cores and 24 threads and a boost clock of 4.6GHz for the first time in the mainstream market.This chip, when compared to the Intel Core i9-9920X in Blender was 18% faster for half the price.These improved clock speeds and IPC boosts promise better performance not only for general computing, but might actually take Intel's throne when it comes to the best processors for gaming if AMD's benchmarks can be trusted.And, will set you back $329 for the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, $399 for the Ryzen 7 3800X and $499 for the Ryzen 9 3900X.
2nd-gen Epyc, 3rd-gen Ryzen 7 and 9 processors, Navi GPUs, Intel 10nm CPUs, etcAMD and Intel both teased details of their upcoming processors on Sunday at Computex, the computer industry's annual jamboree in Taiwan.AMD's second-generation Zen-based 7nm Epyc data center processor, codenamed Rome, is, we're told, launching Q3 2019.The chip designer also touted RDNA, its all-new architecture for its forthcoming PCIe 4.0 7nm Radeon GPUs.This technology will appear alongside an AMD Zen 2.0 CPU in the next Sony PlayStation, and in upcoming Radeon RX 5000 graphics cards: we're told the RDNA-Navi-based RX 5700 series will go on sale from July.GCN will still be used for some other stuff.
Fortunately, HBO dropped a Game of Thrones season 8 documentary called "The Last Watch" on Sunday evening, detailing the trials and tribulations of filming the world's biggest TV show.During the broadcast, viewers found out a handful of details that shed light on some of the series' biggest moments.And there's arguably no bigger moment than when Arya dropped a blade through the heart of the Night King, an organ the Night King needed to live, moments before he was to lop Bran's head off.How did Arya make that leap?During a table read of the Battle of Winterfell, Bryan Cogman is excitedly rushing through the script as the camera pans across the actor's faces.When he gets to the pivotal scene he discusses the moment, Cogman notes how Arya "vaults off a pile of dead Wights", to come careening through the darkness.
Google has two major operating systems, and one experimental one still coming, and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.Instead of the “one OS to rule them all” approach, Google is instead using a strategy that tries to seamlessly bridge the divide between Chrome OS and Android.The latest step in that regard seems to be a project called “OneChrome” that will let the two platforms share pieces of data, including Wi-Fi passwords, clipboard, and even phone numbers.One reason Google may not be so keen on merging the two platforms completely is that each is better than the other at doing one thing.Android, for example, is better at making calls while Chrome OS is better at productive work.That doesn’t mean, however, that they can’t benefit from each other.
CD Projekt Red is “proceeding at full speed” with the development of Cyberpunk 2077, but the highly anticipated game will not yet be ready for the public at E3 2019.“The development of our next flagship game — Cyberpunk 2077 — is proceeding at full speed, with over 400 people currently involved in the project,” said CD Projekt Red’s CFO Piotr Nielubowicz in the company’s latest quarterly report.He added that E3 2019 is the “most important” one in the developer’s history.More information about Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to be revealed at E3 2019, as CD Projekt Red will have a dedicated E3 Coliseum panel.However, this does not mean that attendees will be able to try the game out.The developer’s global community lead, Marcin Momot, confirmed on Twitter that in the gameplay presentations planned for the annual event, it will be the developers themselves playing the game.
With big discounts on XPS and Alienware gaming laptops, now is a great time to pick up a new computer for less than the retail price.Dell is offering more than just discounts on laptops computers, however, they also have some great savings on 4K TVs and wireless headphones as well.While it may not be nearly as expansive as the Walmart Memorial Day sale, this Dell sale offers great discounts you won’t find anywhere else.With price cuts up to $510, you won’t want to miss this massive Memorial Day sales event.Though we haven’t actually reviewed this model, we have taken a look at the Dell G3 and gave it a decent score.In addition to that, the Nvidia GeForce GTX Ti video card allows for improved loading performance for the more graphic-intensive games out there.
Here’s a feel-good story to carry you through the bank holiday weekend.Veterinarians at Michigan State University in the U.S. say they were able to save the life of a one-year-old Rottweiler named Stella who had been horrifically burned, thanks in part to an innovative technology that uses fish skin to help the body heal itself.Though she survived, she was left with severe second- and three-degree burns over 10 per cent of her body, serious breathing problems caused by smoke inhalation, and scarred eyes.Ordinarily, dogs like Stella would be put under general anaesthesia so that skin grafts can be easily placed onto the affected areas.“We had to get creative with her burns because of the significant trauma to Stella’s lungs,” Brea Sandness, a veterinarian and surgical resident at MSU, said in a university release detailing Stella’s case.“She wasn’t a great candidate for anaesthesia because of her respiratory injuries.”
The title of this year’s Call of Duty was leaked as simply Modern Warfare, followed by more information on the Infinity Ward game.Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, released in 2007, was the first game in the sub-series, followed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in 2009 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in 2011.Call of Duty 2019 is called…Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.— LongSensation (@LongSensationYT) May 24, 2019The sources of Kotaku’s Jason Schreier confirmed the title of the 2019 Call of Duty, and that the Infinity Ward project will be a “soft reboot” of the original Modern Warfare.
The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.Who doesn’t have fond childhood memories of eight-bit gaming growing up?If you’re feeling nostalgic, then take a trip down memory lane with this retro gaming console.The console has over 600 pre-installed games.It’s a huge selection, and your days of blowing into cartridges are long gone.It’s also more compact than its historic lookalikes.
While Prime gives free shipping and plenty of other perks, there are other ways to save money when shopping on Amazon.The online retailer is one of the most trusted brands in America and more than 100 million people worldwide have access to the company's Prime membership service for free shipping and other exclusive perks.Here are some quick tips to help you get the most out of your Amazon shopping experience:Amazon Prime really is worth it if you order from the site more than once a month.I won't try to sell you a membership, but if you order from Amazon multiple times a month, a Prime membership will bring tons of value.If you're a student, you can use an email ending in .edu to sign up for Amazon Prime Student.
A few years back, we shared a gorgeous art book from Printed In Blood paying tribute to John Carpenter’s The Thing.The imprint’s latest release is just as stunning, with art that brings the topsy-turvy world of Netflix’s Stranger Things to vivid life on the page.We’ve got an early look at some of the artwork, including exclusive pieces, to share with you below.Here’s a brief description of what you’ll find in the 300-plus page release, titled Visions From the Upside Down: A Stranger Things Artbook:The more than 200 artists featured, drawing from the earthly dimensions of comics, illustration, fine art, videogames, and animation, have come together to bring us a unique vision of the world of Hawkins, Indiana.The 200-plus brand-new images have been created specifically for this volume, which also includes an all-new introduction.
As CEOs go, Gerry Smith is not short of experience.Before that, he served as CEO of Changepoint, a software company he founded in 1992, helping it raise more than $40 million in venture capital.This week, Smith told Business Insider how he sold Changepoint for $100 million in 2004, four years after a fire at his family home prompted him to call off an IPO.He explains: "I need to hire people, and move people on, a little faster than I have done in the past.I need to look more earnestly and make sure I'm doing the best for the company by looking a little more deeply at the people I'm hiring."Years ago, I had a gentleman who regularly came into my office," he says.
Forget barbecues, country walks and lounging on the beach.Everybody knows that the only activity worth doing on a Bank Holiday is sorting out your latest broadband deal for the foreseeable future.We've done the hard work for you by collecting up details of some of the best freebies that internet providers are currently handing out with their broadband and fibre deals.So there's no fear of FOMO here!Which you go for depends entirely on what you fancy.So if you're a frequent shopper in M or John Lewis, then the vouchers you get might sound ideal.