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Zuckerberg Dismisses Facebook Monopoly Concerns | News & Opinion

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the European Parliament on Tuesday, where he reiterated many of the points he has made in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The meeting’s format and time constraints meant the Facebook CEO had only about 30 minutes to answer questions that took at least that long for members to ask, irking some of those in attendance as the briefing drew to a close. Zuckerberg did, however, address several topics, including whether Facebook has…

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The rise of the Istio service mesh

The attention and traction generated around the Istio service mesh technology in the past year is certainly intriguing. In fact, as I write this article, Istio is only at version 0.8 and yet, for two consecutive KubeCon/CloudNativeCon events, it has been a sizzling hot topic, with more than a dozen distinct sessions in the Denmark event alone. So why is this? Before we dig into the reasons for Istio’s popularity, let’s introduce the subject of a service mesh. Something of…

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Amazon Is Kicking Out Chronic Returners

“We want everyone to be able to use Amazon, but there are rare occasions where someone abuses our service over an extended period of time,” an Amazon spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. “We never take these decisions lightly, but with over 300 million customers around the world, we take action when appropriate to protect the experience for all our customers. If a customer believes we’ve made an error, we encourage them to contact us directly so we can review their account…

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GDPR: Data protection overhaul hits small businesses

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New data protection rules have left many small businesses scratching their heads Are you fed up of emails from businesses imploring you to stay on their mailing list? Spare a thought for the small firms navigating the biggest shake-up in data protection rules in 20 years. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on Friday – to cut a long and complicated story short, the new laws tighten up how companies gather…

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D-Link Have Some New Layer 3 Managed Gigabit Switches

The OnePlus 6 might be the most boring phone the company has ever made. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not meant as an insult, but more as a reflection on how far the company has come since the original OnePlus One. Because even though OnePlus’ latest device might not carry with it the same excitement as some of the company’s previous phones, as a total package, the OP6 is arguably even more important in today’s world of $1000+ handsets. Oh…

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HTC U12+ Canadian pricing, availability and specs

HTC has finally revealed its newest flagship smartphone, the U12+. That’s right, it’s not call the HTC U12, but U12+. The U12+ has gone through a significant design change in comparison to its predecessor the U11, though the handset isn’t too different from the HTC U11+ — a device that the company never brought to Canada. The HTC U12+ sports 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage and focuses heavily on its camera, audio and Edge Sense 2.0 features.…

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Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

A stand-out webtool among standards-based grading platforms is a free online program called Kiddom (click for my review). Kiddom is designed to help teachers curate individual learning experiences with pages that are visual and easy-to-understand, and enable teachers to quickly determine student progress and where remediation is needed. While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. Designed to offer lessons, videos, lectures, quizzes, and more that differentiate for…

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Review of the Seagate Backup Plus 3 TB Thunderbolt Desktop External Hard Drive for Mac STCB3000400

Buy it on Amazon (affiliate link) – My review of the Seagate Thunderbolt 3 TB hard disk. This is a high end, high capacity, and relatively high speed external hard drive for Macs. The most interesting feature is that the hard disk can be removed and swapped out with other SATA drives, including an SSD! Disclosure: I am a member of the Amazon Vine program. I received this product for free through the program to review on Amazon’s site. source

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Mobiistar XQ Dual Smartphone Unboxing & Overview

Mobiistar XQ Dual is a budget oriented smartphones it has a dual-front facing camera with a wide angle lens and a 13MP rear camera it has a 5.5″ 1080p screen and is powered Snapdragon 430 SOC and comes with 3GB RAM / 32 GB internal storage. Mobiistar XQ Dual will be sold via flipkart and is priced at Rs 7,999 source

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