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  • Oxide Computer Company Launch

    Jessie Frazelle, Bryan Cantrill and Steve Tuck have announced the launch of Oxide Computer Company to deliver ‘hyperscaler infrastructure for the rest of us’. The company aims to tackle the ‘infrastructure privilege’ presently enjoyed by hyperscale operators by developing ‘software to manage a full rack from first principles’, including platform firmware.

  • Advanced IoT Application Support in .NET Core 3 with System.Device.Gpio

    System.Device.Gpio is a new open-source library for .Net Core that aims to enable IoT applications to interact with sensors, displays, and input devices through their GPIO pins or other I/O control hardware. The library is augmented by a community-maintained collection of bindings for a number of devices.

  • Scratch 3 Released with Tablet Support and New Extension System

    MIT released the latest version of their visual programming language Scratch on January 2. Scratch 3 brings changes to the look and feel of the Scratch layout, new paint and editing tools, new code blocks, and a new extensions system. Scratch 3 is available in both online and offline versions and can now be run on tablets.

  • How to Win a Solar Race Using Agile

    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.

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

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

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

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

  • Intel Launch Optane SSD

    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.

  • Raspberry Pi Launch Zero W

    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.

  • Google Details New TensorFlow Optimized ASIC

    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.

  • Raspberry Pi Leaps into 64-bit Computing with Model 3

    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.

  • Raspberry Pi Launches the Zero, a $5 Computer

    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.

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

    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.

  • Facebook Parse Adds New Platforms to its IoT SDK

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

  • BBC MicroBit Aims to Make Computing Cool for Kids

    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.

  • Raspberry Pi 2 Brings More Power, Memory and Windows Support

    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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