• Oracle and Intel seek to build a Java API for SIMD support August 17, 2018
    Oracle and Intel are developing a Java API to add first-class vector, or SIMD (single instruction, multiple data), support to the platform, which could yield big performance gains. Part of Project Panama, which focuses on interconnecting JVM and native code, the API aims to provide an initial iteration of an incubator module, jdk.incubator.vector, to express […]
  • IPS vs OLED: what’s the difference? August 17, 2018
    All modern phones use one of two screen types: IPS or OLED. But how are they different and is one better than the other? We’ll give you the answers without getting bogged down with the technical details. What is IPS? It stands for in-plane switching and is a type of LCD screen. Over the last […]
  • What is devsecops and why should your business care? August 17, 2018
    Although tacking on another three letters to the already heavily abbreviated ‘devops’ has the uncomfortable aura of word soup, ‘devsecops’ is a logical, essential continuation of the devops mindset. Devops is loosely defined as the process of breaking down silos within organisations so that developer and operations teams are working side by side, and using […]
  • Cisco software, subscription strategies pay off August 17, 2018
    Cisco’s strategy of diversifying into a more software-optimized business is paying off – literally. The software differentiation was perhaps never more obvious than in its most recent set of year-end and fourth quarter results. (Cisco’s 2018 fiscal year ended 28 July.) Cisco said deferred revenue for the fiscal year was $19.7 billion, up 6% overall, […]
  • Is it possible to defend Google? August 17, 2018
    The furore over Google’s location tracking practices continues. This week Niall and Dusty look at the argument from both sides and ask whether the EU has the will to stand up for consumers. To never miss an episode of TechRadio subscribe, comment and rate us on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spreacker or paste the RSS feed […]
  • What to do if you’re affected by the Intel Foreshadow flaw August 16, 2018
    2018 might well be a year Intel would like to forget, especially where its processors are concerned. It has now revealed that millions of its chips have yet another flaw, which could potentially be used by malware to steal sensitive data. Just like the Spectre and Meltdown ‘bugs’, this new one – dubbed Foreshadow – […]
  • Oracle offers GraphPipe spec for machine learning data transmission August 16, 2018
    Oracle has developed an open source specification for transmitting tensor data, which the company wants to become a standard for machine learning. Called GraphPipe, the specification provides a protocol for network data transmission. GraphPipe is intended to bring the efficiency of a binary, memory-mapped format while being simple and light on dependencies. There also are […]
  • Office 365: A guide to the updates August 16, 2018
    Office 365 subscribers always have the latest version of Microsoft Office—currently Office 2016. They also get more frequent software updates than those who have purchased Office 2016 without a subscription, which means subscribers have access to the latest features, security patches and bug fixes. But it can be hard to keep track of the changes […]
  • The pros and cons of outsourcing IT services August 16, 2018
    Outsourcing a range of business functions has become common practice for enterprises across the world. According to the Arvato UK Outsourcing Index, the value of outsourcing contracts in the private sector swelled to £4.9 billion (€5.48 billion) in 2017, representing a nine percent increase on the year before. This particularly applies to the outsourcing of […]
  • Roomex raises €8m in Series A round August 16, 2018
    Travel booking platform developer Roomex has raised €8 million following a Series A funding round led by Draper Esprit. Co-founded by CEO Jack Donaghy and CTO Karl Glennon, Roomex allows businesses to book hotel rooms globally, enabling its clients to save time and money by centralising all bookings and invoices in one account. Focused initially […]