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4 smart appliances for a more harmonious home. Integrating smart technology into our homes makes life better, especially for couples.

4 smart appliances for a more harmonious home

However, while being able to set a mood lighting scheme or turn up the air conditioning on the way home from date night is convenient, it doesn’t really solve any problems. But some newer smart home products actually do. Technology is trying to solve relationship quarrels before they start, creating a more harmonious, less stressful home environment. 1. Smart mattress. Microsoft is adding the Linux command line to Windows 10. Microsoft is reaching out to Linux developers in a way that the company never has before.

Microsoft is adding the Linux command line to Windows 10

"The Bash shell is coming to Windows. Yes, the real Bash is coming to Windows," said Microsoft's Kevin Gallo on stage at today's Build 2016 keynote. Video games taught me a lot about DevOps. I’m a parent of two teenagers and I’ve observed, and in some cases participated, in playing video games.

Video games taught me a lot about DevOps

I grew up with video games and played Pac-man, Qbert, and Asteroids in the 1980s. It is amazing for me to see the advancements in video games. I’ve learned to play newer video games with my kids and added new words to my vocabulary such as MMORPG – massively multiplayer online role-playing games – and First Person shooter. Google makes its machine learning platform available to developers. Google made its Cloud Machine Learning platform, which is used by Google Photos, Translate, and Inbox, available to developers today.

Google makes its machine learning platform available to developers

During the announcement at NEXT 2016, Google's Cloud Platform conference, Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt called machine learning "what's next," according to TechCrunch. Machine learning powers features like the Google app's speech recognition and the smart reply feature in the Inbox app, and Google sees the technology as the future of computing. "Cloud Machine Learning will take machine learning mainstream, giving data scientists and developers a way to build a new class of intelligent applications," Fausto Ibarra, Google's director of product management wrote in a blog post. "It provides access to the same technologies that power Google Now, Google Photos, and voice recognition in Google Search as easy to use REST APIs.

" Cloud Machine Learning will take machine learning mainstream. IRS Phishing Scam: What it Teaches Us About Document DRM. As if the tax season wasn’t bad enough already.

IRS Phishing Scam: What it Teaches Us About Document DRM

Earlier this month, it was revealed by the IRS that hundreds of businesses have been targeted by a massive phishing scam, the aim of which was to gain access to highly sensitive tax documents. Embracing hybrid cloud with IBM VPN service - Bluemix Blog. Hybrid cloud is the new norm in business IT.

Embracing hybrid cloud with IBM VPN service - Bluemix Blog

A recent survey (*) of 500 IT decision makers worldwide by IBM Center for Applied Insights revealed that organizations are increasingly integrating cloud resources with traditional IT to accommodate dynamic business priorities and drive product and service innovations. The survey also suggested that leading organizations are powering their digital transformation through hybrid cloud and reporting better business outcomes than others. Cost reduction-from fixed IT to on-demand cloud services-and scalability to handle unpredictable traffic demand are generally considered as the two main motivators for cloud adoption.

However, IBM study indicated that improving productivity has now become the number one goal as companies hope to offload some of their IT resources and management complexity to the cloud. (*) Growing up hybrid: Accelerating digital transformation – IBM Center for Applied Insights. Is VDI Dying or Evolving? VDI – virtualized desktop infrastructure – has been around for years.

Is VDI Dying or Evolving?

It is widely used to provide remote application access to contractors, third parties and acquired companies. Sword Art Online is a real game, alpha testing starts next month; Sponsored by IBM Japan. If you've ever seen the anime Sword Art Online, then you've probably wondered when we will get a game like the one in the show.

Sword Art Online is a real game, alpha testing starts next month; Sponsored by IBM Japan

Personally, the show made me pretty sad, because that's the exact sort of game that I'd like to play, but there is nothing even close to it that currently exists, even if you take away all of the cool VR parts. If you haven't seen the show, the premise surrounds a virtual reality game, where players are completely immersed within it. A Novice Coder, a Finance Data Application, and the Value of Rapid Prototyping. 3 Signs You're Suffering From Collaborative Burnout. Top 5 upcoming mobile trends in 2016. The Future of Virtual Reality. 6 key insights on UX design. At Dom & Tom, we’ve developed mobile apps and online platforms for over half a decade.

6 key insights on UX design

We’ve had the privilege of working with amazing companies like General Electric, Hearst Corporation, Priceline, and many more. When It Comes to UX Design, Simplicity Is Overrated. IBM and Watson Analytics are changing how the world thinks about eCommerce – IBM Watson Analytics Community. Google chap bakes Amiga emulator into Chrome. Why Social Engineering Should Be Your Biggest Security Concern. Three ways to build security into your mobile app from the start. This blog post is contributed by Jonathan Marshall, a WebSphere Technical Professional.

Three ways to build security into your mobile app from the start.

We all know that security is important. In mobile application development, breaches are costly both financially and in terms of the trust of consumers and employees. Learn Swift in three easy steps today with IBM Swift Sandbox! The Encryption Debate: a Way Forward. Recent reports that messaging apps WhatsApp and Telegram have been employed by terrorists have brought the encryption debate to a head. The rhetoric has been acrimonious and polarizing, pitting privacy advocates who want strong protection from prying eyes against government officials frustrated by their inability to access criminals’ encrypted data. Researchers Say Security of Encrypted Communications Apps Compromised by Users.

Smartphone apps and special phones that aim to ensure secure communication may often find their security compromised by the users themselves, according to recent research. Testing the Watson Personality Insights Machine Learning Model. Introduction and background Clients and business partners often ask us about the accuracy of the IBM Watson Personality Insights service and the source of the personality characteristics that we infer from the input text. Watson Personality Insights uses a machine learning model.