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Java: 7 powerful features for the future
InformationWeek
Java, unleashed in 1991, has become one of the world's most-used programming languages. Here are seven key features that will keep it viable in a world of supercomputing, big data and the Internet of Things.
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The pros and cons of using bitcoin for payments
Dallas Business Journal
Created to take out middlemen, bitcoin is a digital currency that is not tied to a central bank or country. Value is generated by its use in the open market, which determines the rate of exchange and return on bitcoin currency.
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Anticipating the Internet of Things: How can businesses combat the risk?
Forbes
During Infosecurity Europe 2015, a security firm demonstrated how an Internet-connected kettle — which can be remotely controlled to boil water — could also be used to hack into a company's corporate network. By tricking the kettle to contact a rogue wireless access point, the firm was able to steal the Wi-Fi key of the network.
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In a first, drug using 3-D printing technology gets FDA nod
Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has, for the first time, approved a drug that uses 3-D printing technology, paving the way for potential customization of drugs to suit patients' needs.
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Facebook drone is ready to fly
InformationWeek
The social network aims to provide Internet access from the air to those without connectivity options.
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Hitchhiking robot's cross-country journey comes to tragic end in Philadelphia
The Washington Post
The team behind hitchBot, the talking, tweeting, hitchhiking robot that tries to traverse continents on the kindness of strangers, had always thought of their project as a social experiment. After all the bad press and post-apocalyptic stories that questioned whether humans could ever trust robots, they wanted to pose the opposite problem: Can robots trust humans? They recently got their answer. Robots can't rely on us. Or at least, not Philadelphians.
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HBR: Adopting cloud is no longer an advantage
InformationWeek
The analytics unit of Harvard Business Review concludes that since everybody is doing it, less advantage is found in moving to cloud.
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North Texas App Incubator Seeks Startup Ideas
Code Authority Inc.
CodeLaunch is an annual App incubation competition accepting applications through May 31 for the fifth annual competition. All types of Apps are welcome, whether they be Mobile Apps, SAAS concepts, or something else. CodeLaunch is produced by Code Authority Custom Software. They provide the eventual winner with an investment in the form of free services.
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Texas Instruments: Why we're selling our 84-acre Plano facility
Dallas Business Journal
Texas Instruments is hoping that the sale of its 84-acre Spring Creek campus in Plano will make it easier for its teams to work together. "Historically, the use of the site has changed," TI spokeswoman Nicole Bernard said. "We've evolved and some of the needs of the properties have shifted. It's a good time to take a look at all the uses of our North Texas campus sites."
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That 'useless' liberal arts degree has become tech's hottest ticket
Forbes
In less than two years Slack Technologies has become one of the most glistening of tech's 10-digit "unicorn" startups, boasting 1.1 million users and a private market valuation of $2.8 billion. If you've used Slack's team-based messaging software, you know that one of its catchiest innovations is Slackbot, a helpful little avatar that pops up periodically to provide tips so jaunty that it seems human.
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How shared office centers can help with 'workcation' days
Dallas Business Journal
It may be summer and prime vacation time, but as Americans work longer hours and use only a fraction of their paid-time off, some are turning to "workcations" that allow them to escape the daily grind without actually unplugging from their day-to-day responsibilities.
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Why CSPs will retain a strong position in video services
TMC Net
Facilities-based service providers that own the access network are ideally positioned to distribute video both today and in the future, according to Chris Croupe, who works in strategic marketing at Alcatel-Lucent. Video comes in a variety of forms, its applications continue to expand, and this kind of content continues to multiply, Croupe notes in his recent TechZine posting, Future of video content: Evolution toward 2020.
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