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Microsoft’s Azure Functions adds support for Java

Azure Functions, Microsoft’s platform for building serverless applications, has long supported a variety of programming languages but it’s adding an important one today: Java. Fittingly, the company made this announcement at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.<p>As Microsoft notes in today’s …

Here's what quantum computing is and why it matters

Researchers for IBM, Google, Intel, and others are in a fantastic scientific arms race to build a commercially viable quantum computer. They already exist in laboratories, and we’re only a few years away from the beginning of what may turn out to be an entire shift in how we think about computing.<p>A …

Tesla is sending hundreds of Powerwall batteries to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is still dealing with the widespread damage of Hurricane Maria that hit earlier this month. The entire island has lost electrical power, …

Wall Street analyst unleashes on Jamie Dimon and everyone else calling bitcoin a fraud

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said it was a fraud worse than the tulip bubble in 17th-century Europe. Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman said it was more than just a fad, and has not invested in it.<p>The equity analysts at Macquarie appear to side with Gorman's centrist position and disagree with Dimon's …

Cryptocurrency

Why Ikea Is Buying A Tech Company

Ikea is moving from a you-do-it-all approach to a tech-does-it-all approach.<p>Ikea is creating an Ikea-free experience. Yesterday, the Swedish furniture and lifestyle company acquired the gig-economy platform TaskRabbit, which will continue to operate as an independent company. The end goal is likely …

Why are smartphone chips suddenly including an AI processor?

If virtual assistants have been the breakthrough technology in this year’s smartphone software, then the AI processor is surely the equivalent on the hardware side.<p>Apple has taken to calling its latest SoC the A11 Bionic on account of its new AI “Neural Engine”. Huawei’s latest Kirin 970 boasts a …

Machine Learning

Poka-yoke, o por qué al fin el USB-C es un conector a prueba de tontos

En la década de los 1960 el célebre ingeniero industrial Shigeo Shingo revolucionó los procesos de fabricación de Toyota, y fue allí donde creó uno …

IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the U.S.

BANGALORE, India — IBM dominated the early decades of computing with inventions like the mainframe and the floppy disk. Its offices and factories, stretching from upstate New York to Silicon Valley, were hubs of American innovation long before Microsoft or Google came along.<p>But over the last …

Cognitive Computing

ONU estrena centro de monitoreo de AI y robots en La Haya

El objetivo es recolectar información sobre cómo influyen estas tecnologías en el desempleo masivo debido a los autómatas hasta el uso delictivo de …

Dubai just tested its flying drone taxi for the first time

Autonomous air taxi service Volocopter just had its first test flight in Dubai.<p>The giant drone-like vehicle has two seats, 18 propellers, and is powered by nine batteries. This allows it to have a flight time of around 30 minutes.<p>The flight was unmanned as it is still in its testing phase, which …

The Amazing Ways Coca Cola Uses Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success

The Coca Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company selling more than 500 brands of soft drink to customers in over 200 countries. Every single day the world consumes more that 1.9 billion servings of their drinks including brands like Coca Cola (including Diet and Zero) as well as Fanta, …

Coca-Cola

La nube le sienta tan bien al sector aeronáutico

Aeronáutica y aeroespacial anticipan nuevos modelos de negocio basados en la optimización de datos<p>La revolución digital ha sido una evolución natural …

Cinco claves para que todo el mundo quiera entrar en tu página web

Varios expertos ofrecen todo tipo de soluciones para dominar el arte de la experiencia de usuario<p>FOLLOW<p>Seguir<p>¿Renunciarías a cientos de miles de …

Fuselajes de avión en una sola pieza y ‘made in Murcia’

MTorres asegura que su tecnología es pionera en el mundo y reduce el peso del avión hasta un 30%<p>Reducir el peso de los aviones y, en consecuencia, …

Google Executive: You Can Win Every Interview With These 6 Steps

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Laszlo Bock originally published this post on LinkedIn. Follow Laszlo on LinkedIn.</i><p>Three unbelievably cool things happened to me …

Siete emprendedores españoles rompen el tabú: explican por qué realmente su startup fue un fracaso

Que una <i>startup</i> tenga éxito no es, precisamente, una tarea sencilla: resolver un problema real de los clientes, desarrollar un modelo de negocio que …

How To Embrace Disruptive Technologies And Succeed

All too often as a startup investor, I hear the term “disruptive technology” from an entrepreneur, played like a trump card that should override any other potential business qualms. In fact, most investors avoid disruptive technologies as extremely risky, with long waits for a payback. They can …

How You Can Build A Successful Tech Company As A Non-Technical Founder

There is an implicit assumption that a technology company needs to be founded by an engineer to succeed or get funding. But while there’s no denying a technology company benefits immensely by having a technology founder on the team, it is not a requirement.<p>There are many other important skill sets …

How fog computing pushes IoT intelligence to the edge

As the Internet of Things evolves into the Internet of Everything and expands its reach into virtually every domain, high-speed data processing, analytics and shorter response times are becoming more necessary than ever. Meeting these requirements is somewhat problematic through the current …

Internet Of Things To Use Fog Computing For More Efficiency Than Cloud Computing

The Internet of Things will start relying more on Fog computing in order to meet the demands of efficiency that is becoming more difficult to fill …

Internet of Things

IoT and applications: Truly the “internet of everything”

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing like wildfire. Consumer education around this new basket of technologies is critical, since it basically describes a product category that can — and often does — include virtually every “thing” we interact with in our lives.<p>Your car, refrigerator, door locks, …

China rolls out its massive elevated 'straddling bus'

Several months after its design was unveiled to the public, China's massive elevated bus concept is now real.<p>The 4.8-meter-high (15.75-foot) electric …

Sol Chip Powers Precision Agriculture with Solariz in Singapore

<i>Editor’s note: News of the Sol Chip collaboration with Solariz appeared in</i> The Marker <i>and in New-Tech Magazine (both in Hebrew).</i><p>The miniature …

Smart Cities

5 key technologies of a smart city

People are increasingly migrating from rural to urban areas. By 2050, about 86 percent of people in developed countries and 64 percent of people in developing countries are expected to live in cities. Because cities will absorb future population growth, it is crucial to use resources more …

Six Ways Drones Are Revolutionizing Agriculture - MIT Technology Review

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—better known as drones—have been used commercially since the early 1980s. Today, however, practical applications for …

Farming

Así es OnionIRC, la escuela de hackers de Anonymous

A mediados del mes de abril, miembros del colectivo Anonymous lanzaron su propio chat IRC. Se trata OnionIRC, un chat en la Deep Web al que sólo …

La explosión del fintech: por qué se empieza a dudar que vayan a existir bancos en diez años

El 71% de los <b>millennials</b> (aquellos nacidos entre los años 1981 y 2000) prefiere ir al dentista que al banco. Parece que por insufrible que sea …

Qué hace un tipo de sistemas cuando se le cae todo el sistema

Nuestra <b>dependencia de la tecnología</b> es más fuerte que nunca, y eso tiene sus consecuencias: cuando los servicios dejan de funcionar -y todos ellos …