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How to Win a Solar Race Using Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 25 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

The Nuon Solar team uses agile and Scrum to take the steps which add the most value to the project first, integrate different disciplines, ensure transparency and focus, and reflect to improve. Their goal is promote and educate the use of clean energy; the mission is to win the Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa using the power of innovation.

Development Follow 610 Followers

Apple Releases New Security Updates to Protect Safari against the Spectre Attack

by Charles Humble Follow 872 Followers on  Jan 08, 2018

Apple has released a trio of security updates aimed at protecting Safari and WebKit against the Spectre attack.

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Meltdown and Spectre: What They Are and How to Deal with Them

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Jan 05, 2018

This article discusses the latest CPU vulnerabilities – Meltdown and Spectre – and the current solutions to fix them.

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Intel Launch Optane SSD

by Chris Swan Follow 543 Followers on  Apr 08, 2017

Intel recently launched their 3D XPoint non-volatile memory (NVM) under the brand name of Optane. The SSD label in some of the branding might imply that it’s a different type of durable storage, but the technology is aimed at applications that would normally use RAM. This marks the beginning of the end of the compromise between in memory and persistent.

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Raspberry Pi Launch Zero W

by Chris Swan Follow 543 Followers on  Mar 06, 2017

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched the Pi Zero W, a variant of the Pi Zero that comes with onboard WiFi and Bluetooth. At $10, it’s double the price of the Pi Zero, but still substantially cheaper than $35 for the original Raspberry Pi Model B which launched 5 years ago. By having connectivity onboard the Pi Zero W will make a much better starting point for Internet of Things (IoT) projects.

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Google Details New TensorFlow Optimized ASIC

by Dylan Raithel Follow 9 Followers on  May 23, 2016

The machine learning and engineering communities weigh in on news of Google's new TensorFlow optimized processor, the TPU and possibly influence several industry leaders in the hardware space like Intel and Nvidia.

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Raspberry Pi Leaps into 64-bit Computing with Model 3

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 29, 2016

Today, the Raspberry Pi foundation launched their Model 3, with a 64-bit processor and on-board WiFi and Bluetooth support. InfoQ looks at what this means for the embedded device community.

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Raspberry Pi Launches the Zero, a $5 Computer

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 26, 2015

The Raspberry Pi foundation has launched their latest device, a five dollar computer smaller than a playing card. Based on the model A, it won't win speed records, but it is cheap enough to publish on the cover of a magazine. InfoQ investigates.

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Q&A With Speakers of the Enterprise Java Track at the Upcoming JAX London

by Abraham Marín Pérez Follow 8 Followers on  Oct 01, 2015

In less than a couple of weeks, a new edition of JAX London will be held at the Business Design Centre. Running from 12th to 14th October, this year’s edition has 12 tracks, covering topics from Agile and Craftsmanship to Enterprise Development through DevOps, Cloud and deep-down Java. InfoQ talked to some of the speakers at the Enterprise Java track to get a glimpse of the contents of JAX London.

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Facebook Parse Adds New Platforms to its IoT SDK

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Sep 18, 2015

Parse for IoT, the line of SDKs that Parse announced at F8 2015, has been extended to include support for four additional microcontrollers.

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BBC MicroBit Aims to Make Computing Cool for Kids

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 08, 2015

Yesterday the BBC unveiled the final plans for the BBC MicroBit, a system-on-a-chip-on-a-board with a 5x5 LED matrix aimed at getting children interested in programming. Announced in March 2015, the BBC MicroBit is now finalised and will be given to children in year 7 across the UK, and available for purchase towards the end of 2015. InfoQ looks at what it will provide.

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Raspberry Pi 2 Brings More Power, Memory and Windows Support

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 02, 2015

The Raspberry Pi foundation has announced a new upgrade for the Raspberry Pi, including a quad-core ARM A7 processor and 1G of memory. Additionally, Microsoft have been involved and Windows 10 for devices will be available for free as part of the Widows on Devices programme. Read on for more details.

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Mozilla Foundation Announces Firefox OS Contribution Program

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Jan 31, 2014

In an effort to accelerate the development of Firefox OS, Mozilla announced a Contribution Program which will aim at providing dedicated developers with access to resources and reference hardware. Foxconn will manufacture the initial reference hardware, a tablet. The program will be open to developers, localizers, testers, and bug fixers.

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A Few Highlights from QConSF2013- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 30, 2013

On each day of the 3-day conference at the inviting environs offered at the Hyatt there was a jam-packed schedule of speakers, exhibits and activities that made for some difficult decisions as to which tracks and what happening to attend.

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Can Agile Development Work in Hardware Projects?

by Shane Hastie Follow 25 Followers on  Oct 21, 2011 2

With the take up of Agile approaches in the software world, some commentators in the hardware space have been asking how these techniques can be applied and used in the development of hardware-intensive systems. Two recent articles provide advice and guidance on possible ways to gain the benefits of Agile development in the hardware realm.

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