The Price of Bitcoin Spiked 40% Friday Night

“The price of Bitcoin skyrocketed overnight, rising by nearly 40 percent from a recent low,” reports Newsweek: The sharp turn came as Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke highly of the decentralized technology on which the digital currency is founded, telling members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee that the country should “seize theContinue reading “The Price of Bitcoin Spiked 40% Friday Night”

Gartner Predictions Reveal How AI Will Change Our World

Gartner research has announced 10 “strategic technology trends that will drive significant disruption and opportunity over the next 5 to 10 years.” And the trends include “hyperautomation” — applying advanced technologies like AI and machine learning to tasks “that once required humans,” combining robotic process automation with intelligent business management software to provide “real-time, continuousContinue reading “Gartner Predictions Reveal How AI Will Change Our World”

RIPE NIC: ‘In Five Weeks We’ll Run Out of IPv4 Internet Addresses’

An anonymous reader quotes ISP Review: The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), which manages regional distribution of internet addresses for the UK, Europe, Middle East and parts of Central Asia, has confirmed that their final reserve pool of Internet Protocol v4 (IPv4) addresses will completely run out in November 2019. Strictly speaking the RegionalContinue reading “RIPE NIC: ‘In Five Weeks We’ll Run Out of IPv4 Internet Addresses’”

New AI Tool Knows Whether You’re Nervous Or Confused

Long-time Slashdot reader Ammalgam shares a blog post from about a new and more accurate facial recognition technology developed by Fujitsu Laboratories: Fujitsu wanted a way to better track emotions, even as other companies are already using emotion tool to recognize facial expressions. Microsoft, for example, is one such company, but its AI toolContinue reading “New AI Tool Knows Whether You’re Nervous Or Confused”

New in Java 13: Text Blocks

The October issue of Oracle’s Java magazine includes an article reminding us that Java 13 includes a long-awaited new features: text blocks. With text blocks, Java 13 is making it easier for you to work with multiline string literals. You no longer need to escape the special characters in string literals or use concatenation operatorsContinue reading “New in Java 13: Text Blocks”

The World’s First Banner Ad Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

An anonymous reader shares a web site remembering October 27, 1994 as “the day that Wired Magazine flipped the switch on its first website,, starting a revolution in web content and advertising that still reverberates today.” This site is dedicated to showing off one of the ads that ran on that site. No, itContinue reading “The World’s First Banner Ad Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary”