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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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Companies may think they are ready for GDPR, but their employees are not

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into forces this week – on May 25 – but 57 percent of employees still don’t know what they are supposed to do to protect personal data, according to a OnePoll survey of 1,000 employees undertaken for London-based Egress Software Technologies. Tony Pepper, Egress CEO Photo: Egress Tony Pepper, Egress’s CEO, said in a statement: “Over the past two years, GDPR has been effective in pushing data protection up the boardroom agenda, and…

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Diversity in Tech: here are the Practical Steps Companies can take | Career

Diversity in Tech: here are the Practical Steps Companies can take | Career | Techworld How hiring, mentoring, role models, development and retention all play a role in making tech more inclusive Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google Plus It’s an irrefutable fact that the tech sector is not representative of the population as a whole. Men outnumber women by 4:1, according to the 2018 Tech Nation report released last week. And that’s before we get into issues around ethnicity, class,…

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Wyoming makes rush for hyped new tech, results still virtual

Block Chain Gang LLC, Crypto Cowboy, Something Something Blockchain LLC: Based on the names of dozens of new companies registering to set up shop in Wyoming, the state’s effort to lure the latest tech craze appears to be paying off. Proponents say blockchain — the ledger where transactions of digital currencies, like bitcoin, are recorded — could be the kick in the pants Wyoming needs to attract tech businesses and diversify its economy beyond fossil fuels. As for how many…

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HTC reveals its latest flagship smartphone, the U12+

HTC has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC U12+. The HTC U12+ is one of the only flagship Android announced this year that doesn’t feature an iPhone X-style notch. What the phone does have is a 6-inch Super LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 2,880 x 1,440 pixel resolution. The screen also supports HDR10 high-dynamic range video content. Design-wise the handset features a glass back and front with an aluminum frame similar to the HTC U11.…

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