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The Latest: Apple's HomePod speaker coming this year

The Latest: Apple\'s HomePod speaker coming this year

Jun 27, 2017The Latest on Apple's annual conference in California (all times local):.

Samsung Pass to let you access your financial apps via your irises

Samsung Pass to let you access your financial apps via your irises

Jun 27, 2017The iris scanner on Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 will retrieve your banking information in the blink of an eye.

Whats new in Microsofts TypeScript 2.4

Whats new in Microsofts TypeScript 2.4

Jun 27, 2017Version 2. 4 of TypeScript, a popular, typed superset of JavaScript, will offer improved load times with the addition of a dynamic import expressions capability. A release candidate version is now available via NuGet or via NPM, using the command npm install -g typescript@rc. New TypeScript 2. 4 features include dynamic import expressions, an ECMAScript feature that allows for asynchronously loading a module at any arbitrary point in a program. The capability results in faster load times for critical content, with less JavaScript being transmitted in many common scenarios. Projects that use bundlers like Webpack can operate on these import() calls and split code into smaller bundles that can be lazily loaded, said Daniel Rosenwasser, Microsofts program manager for TypeScript. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here.

Major electronic entertainment show offers glimpse of future

Major electronic entertainment show offers glimpse of future

Jun 27, 2017E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, opened Tuesday in Los Angeles with thousands of video game enthusiasts, analysts and industry representatives in attendance to play and show off the latest technology that will soon be hitting store shelves.

New face-aging technique could boost search for missing people

New face-aging technique could boost search for missing people

Jun 27, 2017The method maps out the key features, such as the shape of the cheek, mouth and forehead, of a face at a certain age. This information is fed to a computer algorithm which then synthesises new features for the face to produce photographic quality images of the face at different ages.

JVM may get upgrade to support todays multicore processors

JVM may get upgrade to support todays multicore processors

Jun 27, 2017Oracle is proposing an update to the Java Virtual Machine to allow for direct-value class types, a modernization required by the advent of multicore processors.  There is no schedule for when the changes might appear in the JVM. The changes to the JVM specification would support a prototype of value classesclasses for which primitive-like non-reference value instances can be created and acted upon. The proposals for value types in Java are about giving developers the alternative to give up identity and polymorphism so that the runtime can represent the underlying data in a way which is both far more compact and much better suited for processing in bulk operations, said Georges Saab, Oracles vice president of software development in the Java platform group. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here.

GoolRC T37 2.4GHz 720p RC Drone Quadcopter for $30 + free shipping

GoolRC T37 2.4GHz 720p RC Drone Quadcopter for $30 + free shipping

Jun 27, 2017GoolRC T37 2. 4GHz 720p RC Drone Quadcopter for $30 + free shipping.

Apple's new mobile AI chip could create a new level of intelligence

Apple\'s new mobile AI chip could create a new level of intelligence

Jun 27, 2017Apple is reportedly working on a chip called the Apple Neural Engine, which would be dedicated to carrying out artificial intelligence (AI) processing on its mobile devices.

Apple's developer's conference may highlight artificial intelligence

Apple\'s developer\'s conference may highlight artificial intelligence

Jun 27, 2017With iPhone sales slowing and the last new Apple product released two years ago, expectations are building for what the company will reveal next week at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

Googles Polymer zeroes in on ES6 compatibility, interoperability

Googles Polymer zeroes in on ES6 compatibility, interoperability

Jun 27, 2017Polymer, Googles open source JavaScript library for building reusable HTML elements, has graduated to version 2. 0, a major revision that improves the data system, interoperability with other web libraries and frameworks, and support for ECMAScript 6 standards.  ECMAScript is the official specification underlying JavaScript and implemented in web browsers. Arriving nearly two years after Polymer 1. 0, the 2. 0 release complies with HTML custom elements v1, for creating new HTML tags, and shadow DOM v1, for self-contained web components. Developers can now draw on Polymer APIs associated with both specifications. Polymer 2. 0 uses standard ECMAScript 6 classes and custom elements v1 methods rather than a Polymer factory method, according to release notes. Developers can mix Polymer features with standard JavaScript, although the factory method is still supported via a compatibility layer.  To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here.

Kotlins a rising star in language popularity index

Kotlins a rising star in language popularity index

Jun 27, 2017Boosted by its ties to Android mobile application development, Kotlin is a rising star in the Tiobe language popularity index. The statically typed language developed by JetBrains initially for the Java Virtual Machine, reached the top 50 in the index this month for the first time, ranking 43rd, although it has a rating of just 0. 346 percent. Still, this places Kotlin ahead of other more-established languages such as Groovy and Erlang. Kotlin was ranked 80th just last month. [ Download the InfoWorld quick guide: Learn to crunch big data with R. | Tap the power of Googles Go language. | InfoWorld looks at 6 best JavaScript IDEs and 22 JavaScript frameworks ready for adoption. ]Software quality services vendor Tiobes index assesses language popularity based on a formula that examines searches in popular search engines such as Google, Wikipedia, Bing, and Yahoo, looking at the number of skilled engineers, courses, and third-party vendors related to a language. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here.

How to keep the pen mighty in the digital age

How to keep the pen mighty in the digital age

Jun 27, 2017Of late, it has been looking as if the death of handwriting might be upon us, as a screen-obsessed society texts, tweets, and Instagrams its way through every situation. Old writing tools? Drying up in the pen-itentiary.