Development

Microsoft buys game developer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion
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mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft buys game developer Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

The surprise acquisition will make Microsoft the third-largest gaming company in the world
18 Jan 2022
Python developers release three "cursed" updates
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software development

Python developers release three "cursed" updates

Exciting developments in the next Python version are being observed while a score of bug fixes reach the most widely used Python builds
18 Jan 2022
NordVPN launches open source VPN speed testing tool
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virtual private network (VPN)

NordVPN launches open source VPN speed testing tool

The unified speed-testing software can be downloaded from GitHub
14 Jan 2022
Open source in open rebellion - can Google bring peace to the developer community?
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open source

Open source in open rebellion - can Google bring peace to the developer community?

A recent White House gathering exposes divisions between the open source community and the private companies that exploit it
14 Jan 2022
Rackspace taps Digivante to offer AI-based application testing
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Rackspace taps Digivante to offer AI-based application testing

The partnership is aimed at improving software delivery and reducing test cycle times
13 Jan 2022
Ransomware is being rewritten in Go for joint attacks on Windows, Linux users
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ransomware

Ransomware is being rewritten in Go for joint attacks on Windows, Linux users

The Google-created programming language has become increasingly popular in the malware community for its speed and effectiveness in targeting more use…
13 Jan 2022
Mac shipments grew at twice the pace of PCs in 2021
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Hardware

Mac shipments grew at twice the pace of PCs in 2021

Impressive growth across the board shows industry weathering supply issues
13 Jan 2022
Microsoft updates PowerToys with built-in web search
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software development

Microsoft updates PowerToys with built-in web search

The update also adds a new 'Always on Top' feature and the ability to preview G-code files using thumbnails
10 Jan 2022
The top programming languages you need to learn for 2022
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Careers & training

The top programming languages you need to learn for 2022

With hundreds of coding languages out there, which ones will earn you the most?
6 Jan 2022
Google, Facebook fined €210 million for making it difficult for users to reject cookies
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Policy & legislation

Google, Facebook fined €210 million for making it difficult for users to reject cookies

Data regulator CNIL gives companies three months to provide a system for refusing cookies that is as easy as single click consent
6 Jan 2022
How biased is your app?
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artificial intelligence (AI)

How biased is your app?

Why businesses must spot and fix algorithmic bias in their products, before users, and lawyers, do
4 Jan 2022
Industry working group aims to standardize blockchain 'Identity of Things'
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blockchain

Industry working group aims to standardize blockchain 'Identity of Things'

Universal standards for blockchain-based identities aims to help promote interoperability and communication between IoT devices
15 Dec 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Everyone needs Kubernetes certs
The IT Pro Podcast: Everyone needs Kubernetes certs
containers

The IT Pro Podcast: Everyone needs Kubernetes certs

Containerisation skills are now a business imperative
10 Dec 2021
Podcast transcript: Everyone needs Kubernetes certs
Podcast transcript: Everyone needs Kubernetes certs
containers

Podcast transcript: Everyone needs Kubernetes certs

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
10 Dec 2021
Virgin Media O2 completes gigabit upgrade
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broadband

Virgin Media O2 completes gigabit upgrade

This makes it the only UK operator to have rolled out gigabit speeds across its entire network
7 Dec 2021
What is an ASPX file?
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web browser

What is an ASPX file?

We look at what this web file does and how it can be viewed
3 Dec 2021
Bridging the DevSecOps divide: Spotlight on key relationships
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Whitepaper

Bridging the DevSecOps divide: Spotlight on key relationships

The importance of relationships between security and development
3 Dec 2021
Bridging the DevSecOps divide: Spotlight on zero trust
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Whitepaper

Bridging the DevSecOps divide: Spotlight on zero trust

Security at the forefront
3 Dec 2021
Bridging the developer and security divide
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Whitepaper

Bridging the developer and security divide

Helping security learn developers' language
3 Dec 2021
Container network security guide for dummies
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Whitepaper

Container network security guide for dummies

Enforcing Kubernetes best practices
3 Dec 2021
Are we hurtling towards digital transformation burnout?
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Development

Are we hurtling towards digital transformation burnout?

With decision makers and developers under stress, innovation efforts could stagnate
30 Nov 2021
Best C++ courses to kickstart your career
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software development

Best C++ courses to kickstart your career

If you want to learn C++ for a new job, these are the courses you should consider
26 Nov 2021
Google offers new cookie commitments to CMA
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Google offers new cookie commitments to CMA

Tech giant proposes a privacy sandbox to replace third-party tracking on Chrome
26 Nov 2021