Europe Technology
‘It costs us’: Canada trails Europe and U.S. when adopting new technology
Tech giants scramble to fend off chip security flaws
Jona Azizaj: Fedora Women Day in Tirana
Apple Wins EU Trademark Case Against Xiaomi and its 'Mi Pad' Tablet
New drone technology wins Innovation Radar Prize 2017
Millions of insecure gadgets exposed in European cities – report
Blockchain could help small studios compete in multiplayer game development
2018-01-16 08:30:28 How Blockchain is Driving Multiplayer Madness in Videogames. Multiplayer video games have enjoyed increased popularity ever since two people could play in split-screen mode. For developers, building multiplayer modes and games is now a virtual necessity because of the market’s expectation that they will be able to play with, or against, their friends. However, designing multiplayer functionality is significantly harder than single player   Read More ...
LSFMM 2018 call for proposals
2018-01-16 00:07:43 [Announcements] Posted Jan 15, 2018 16:49 UTC (Mon) by corbet The 2018 Linux Storage, Filesystem, and Memory-Management Summit will be held April 23-25 in Park City, Utah. The call for proposals has just gone out with a tight deadline: they need to be received by January 31. "LSF/MM is an invitation-only technical workshop to map out improvements to the Linux storage, filesystem and memory management subsystems that will make their way into the mainline kernel within the coming years   Read More ...
EU launches $1.2b supercomputing plan, without UK
2018-01-14 12:15:47 London, Brussels: The European Union will spend €1 billion (Dh4.4 billion) to try to catch up to China, the US and Japan in supercomputing, the European Commission said Thursday. But as the initiative launches, uncertainty over Brexit is creating anxiety among British computer scientists that the UK may miss out on opportunities from the plan. The goal of the project is for Europe to acquire two “world-class” supercomputers, capable of at least a hundred million billion calculations per second, and at least two mid-range systems, capable of tens of millions of billions of calculations per second, by 2020   Read More ...
Using XAML Progress Bar In WPF
2018-01-14 00:02:00 Long-running tasks in any application make the application or software nonresponsive. So to keep the user updated about the running task and also to keep the application responsive while executing the long-running tasks, we can use different kinds of loading bar options, such as - Progress Bar Ring Bar etc. Let's discuss XAML Progress Bar in WPF Apps. What is Progress Bar? XAML Progress Bar represents a control that indicates that an operation is ongoing   Read More ...
Hyperledger Meetup Berlin #02
2018-01-13 12:23:18 Dear Blockchain Enthusiasts, Entrepreneurs and Industry Executives - hope you all had a great start into the new year. We all know 2018 will be exciting for the Blockchain. Cannot wait to see where the journey takes us! Very pleased to announce the second Hyperledger Meetup in Berlin on Feb 2nd with special guests. Agenda: 18:00 Snacks and Drinks 18:15 2017 - Lessons Learned - The Enterprise Perspective - Artiona Bogo, SAP Blockchain 18:30 Q&A with Travin Keith - Travin Keith is a professional involved in multiple projects in the blockchain space   Read More ...
Europe puts 1bn euros into supercomputer research
2018-01-13 05:01:40 The European Commission has unveiled plans to spend 1bn euros creating "world class" supercomputers. The project was needed, it said, because European contributions to existing high-performance computing projects was "insignificant". The cash will be spent developing machines that carry out a billion billion calculations per second. The world's current fastest supercomputers are about a thousand times slower than this target. The Commission said the machines would boost future industrial prosperity and pointed to existing machines that had helped car makers speed up production   Read More ...
EU wants to spend €1bn on supercomputers
2018-01-11 13:08:55 The European Union is planning to spend one billion euros on supercomputers to help with research into creating artificial intelligence and fighting climate change. Brussels officials said Europe was “lagging behind” on supercomputers, noting that none of the world’s top ten most powerful machines were in the EU. The European Commission is proposing that the sum be allocated for the systems in the upcoming EU budget, with the aim of building two “world class” “pre-exascale” machines capable of 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 calculations per second, and another two mid-range machines in development   Read More ...
IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3.3 RC is out!
2018-01-11 12:04:05 Good news! An RC build of the IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3.3 bug-fix update is ready. We encourage you to download the RC build from Confluence (or via Toolbox App) and try it right away. This RC build fixes the Tool Window docking issue . Now Tool Windows opened in split mode and pinned to the status bar won’t disappear. This update contains important bug fixes and overall improvements from the latest EAP build   Read More ...
Robots and time travel at CES 2018
2018-01-10 20:00:09 CES 2018 is underway in Las Vegas, showcasing the latest trends in consumer technology. Anyone who came for the robot companions, won't be disappointed. Robots are everywhere, doing chores, playing games and providing companionship. One, from the Industrial Technology Research Institute, plays scrabble. It uses 3-D vision recognition and hand-eye coordination technology to detect and move the letters. Those who would rather play with a human but don't have anyone nearby can try Infivention's Square Off chess board   Read More ...
‘It costs us’: Canada trails Europe and U.S. when adopting new technology
2018-01-10 19:39:49 TORONTO — Canadian businesses are slower to adopt new technology than their European and American counterparts, according to Canada’s head of Amazon Web Services. The e-commerce giant has noticed it takes more education and convincing to get Canadian firms to embrace the industry’s latest advancements, Eric Gales, country manager of Amazon’s cloud-computing subsidiary AWS told The Canadian Press. “The U.K. is very competitive because the whole country is just that much more dense, so that has a function in driving things like adoptions,” said Gales, who moved to Canada in 2006 from the U   Read More ...
Berlin’s Full Node wants to be Europe’s largest blockchain coworking space
2018-01-10 13:01:01 Beyond the massive speculative frenzy around cryptocurrencies, the underlying blockchain technology continues to attract an expanding range of entrepreneurs. This means various regions are now jockeying to become a hub for the growing ecosystem of blockchain startups. Berlin is one of the cities that believes it’s worthy of the crown, and now it’s getting some help from a joint project launched by two of its more notable blockchain startups   Read More ...
Dell Mobile Connect marries your smartphone to your PC
2018-01-09 19:30:32 Smartphones and computers were designed in different eras, and they don’t really work well together, forcing us to split our time between them. But Dell is trying to change that with Dell Mobile Connect software, which makes the two devices more interoperable. Dell showed off the technology at a press event at CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week   Read More ...
Japan, EU officials agree to cooperate on quantum tech
2018-01-09 10:42:06 BRUSSELS – Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan’s technology minister, and Carlos Moedas, the European Union’s commissioner for science and innovation, agreed Monday to promote cooperation in quantum technology research. At their meeting in Brussels, Hayashi and Moedas also agreed to promote exchange between young researchers in Japan and Europe. Japan is seen as a global leader in the basic research of quantum technology, while the U   Read More ...
Tech giants scramble to fend off chip security flaws
2018-01-06 19:00:15 After discovering two major flaws in computer chips that could leave nearly all desktops and mobile devices vulnerable to hacking, tech giants including Apple have rushed to patch their technology. But while updates should protect most users against one of the vulnerabilities, dubbed Meltdown, the second one, Spectre, is proving trickier to tackle. Daniel Gruss, the 31-year-old information security researcher and post-doctoral fellow at Austria's Graz Technical University who discovered Meltdown, said it could be compared to "a pickpocket"   Read More ...
WhatsApp pulls plug on older smartphones from New Year
2017-12-28 09:00:02 WhatsApp is to stop working on certain older operating systems including some offered by Blackberry and Windows from New Year’s Day. The Facebook-owned app is not offering any more technology upgrades on systems it says don’t offer the capabilities it needs to expand in the future. After December 31, users will not be able to use WhatsApp on BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 systems, as well as Microsoft’s Windows 8   Read More ...
Cobiro lands $2 million from European Commission for its AI AdWords solution
2017-12-22 17:01:04 AI has been on everyone’s lips in 2017 and nowhere more than in marketing technology, where it has not only augmented marketing tasks but also replaced some roles entirely. Today, Cobiro — an AI marketing service for small businesses — announced that it has received $2 million in grants from the European Commission to expand and improve its advertising solution. So what does Cobiro do? Cobiro is a fully automated solution that allows small businesses to create Google AdWords ads   Read More ...
Microsoft löscht Installer-App Google Chrome aus Windows Store
2017-12-20 17:41:30 Newsticker Microsoft löscht Installer-App Google Chrome aus Windows Store Der größte Softwarehersteller der Welt Microsoft hat die Installer-App Google Chrome aus der eigenen Vertriebsplattform Windows Store gelöscht. Nach diesem Schritt können die Nutzer des jüngsten Betriebssystems Windows 10 S nicht mehr von dem Webbrowser Google Chrome Gebrauch machen. Dabei sei die gelöschte App nur ein Link zum Installieren des Browsers. Ein Sprecher des Softwareherstellers wies darauf hin, dass die Installer-App von Google gegen die Richtlinien des Microsoft Store verstoße   Read More ...
False paradise? EU is no haven of net neutrality, critics say
2017-12-17 10:07:59 LISBON/MILAN – America’s decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails — but critics say the EU is not a level playing field. Consumer rights groups complain that EU regulations are being interpreted in ways that allow telecom firms and internet providers to offer discriminatory access to applications ranging from social media to music and video streaming   Read More ...
False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics
2017-12-15 22:41:22 LISBON/MILAN (Reuters) - America’s decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails -- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field. Consumer rights groups complain that EU regulations are being interpreted in ways that allow telecom firms and internet providers to offer discriminatory access to applications ranging from social media to music and video streaming   Read More ...
November Java User Group Tour 2017
2017-12-15 12:41:43 November Java User Group Tour 2017 This year I had the pleasure to visit multiple Java User Groups in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. I presented about Eclipse Collections, Java 9 and Robots. Day 1–25 November 2017: London Java Community (LJC) Unconference: I had the opportunity to participate in the LJC Unconference. This year it was disorganized in a JCrete like format   Read More ...
Digital News Initiative: €20 million of funding for innovation in news
2017-12-15 12:33:10 In October 2015, as part of our Digital News Initiative (DNI)—a partnership between Google and news publishers in Europe to support high-quality journalism through technology and innovation—we launched the €150 million DNI Innovation Fund. Today, we’re announcing the recipients of the fourth round of funding, with 102 projects in 26 European countries being offered €20,428,091 to support news innovation projects. This brings the total funding offered so far to €94 million   Read More ...
Jona Azizaj: Fedora Women Day in Tirana
2017-12-15 12:02:33 Fedora Women Day (FWD) is a worldwide series of events initiated by the Fedora Diversity Team. The events are dedicated to female contributors of the Fedora Project. During this day of celebration, local communities gather to present the accomplishments of women in the Fedora Project and thank them. FWD is also a great chance to promote the participation of more women and raise awareness about the gender gap in tech communities   Read More ...
Frau musste iPhone X zweimal zurückgeben: Ihre Kollegin konnte es mit Face ID auch entriegeln
2017-12-15 10:02:22 Newsticker Frau musste iPhone X zweimal zurückgeben: Ihre Kollegin konnte es mit Face ID auch entriegeln Eine Einwohnerin der ostchinesischen Stadt Nanjing musste ihr iPhone X zweimal zurückgeben. Der Grund dafür war, dass ihre Kollegin beide Handys auch mit der Gesichtserkennung Face ID entsperren konnte. Als das erste iPhone X auf solche Weise entriegelt wurde, kontaktierte dessen Besitzerin den Kundendienst, dort aber glaubte man ihr nicht   Read More ...
IVU and BestMile Launch Autonomous Mobility Solution for Public Transport
2017-12-12 14:01:22 Significant Implications for. Transportation Companies Operating Driverless and Human-Driven Fleets BERLIN & LAUSANNE, Switzerland & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 12, 2017– IVU. Traffic Technologies, the leading software company for public transportation and logistics solutions, and BestMile. , providing the first platform for the operation and optimization of autonomous fleet and new mobility services, have partnered to provide mobility solutions fully integrating autonomous vehicles in traditional transportation systems   Read More ...
UBS leads blockchain data reporting pilot ahead of new EU rules
2017-12-11 18:01:20 ZURICH/NEW YORK: Financial companies led by Swiss bank UBS are testing a blockchain platform to help them comply with new European Union trade data standards due to come into force next year. Blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, is a shared and immutable database maintained by a network of computers on the internet. The more stringent requirements are part of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II, an overhaul of EU rules aimed at improving financial market transparency   Read More ...
UBS leads blockchain data reporting pilot ahead of new EU rules
2017-12-11 17:44:48 ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial companies led by Swiss bank UBS () are testing a blockchain platform to help them comply with new European Union trade data standards due to come into force next year. Blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, is a shared and immutable database maintained by a network of computers on the internet. The more stringent requirements are part of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II, an overhaul of EU rules aimed at improving financial market transparency   Read More ...
Best Masters in Data Science and Analytics – Europe Edition
2017-12-08 18:01:54 KDnuggets Home » News » » Dec » Tutorials, Overviews » Best Masters in Data Science and Analytics – Europe Edition ( ) In this post, we wish to continue our comprehensive collection and compilation of graduate degrees in Data Science and Analytics. This time we are going to focus on Europe. See a. The costs are limited to full-time tuition and most of them do not include living expenses like transportation and housing   Read More ...
UX Hackfest London
2017-12-08 12:18:32 Last week I took part in the GNOME Shell UX Hackfest in London, along with other designers and developers from GNOME and adjacent communities such as Endless, Pop!, and elementary. We talked about big, fundamental things, like app launching and the lock/login screen, as well as some smaller items, like the first-run experience and legacy window decorations. I won’t recap everything in detail, because Cassidy from System76 has already done a great job at that   Read More ...
Slovenia will actively participate in the development of European blockchain environment
2017-12-07 00:03:25 Tadej Slapnik, the State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, is one of the developers of the national blockchain strategy. He is convinced that soon blockchain will be introduced everywhere in Europe; that it will have a positive impact on its social sector, resulting in the strengthening of the European and global economy as a whole   Read More ...
Apple Wins EU Trademark Case Against Xiaomi and its 'Mi Pad' Tablet
2017-12-05 14:00:51 Apple Tuesday won the right to prevent Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi. from registering its "Mi Pad" mobile tablet device as an EU trademark because the name has been deemed too similar to Apple's iPad (via Reuters). The General Court, the European Union's second highest, ruled that registering Mi Pad as a trademark was not in the public interest, as consumers were likely to be confused by the similarity of the signs   Read More ...
Apple wins EU trademark case against Xiaomi
2017-12-05 13:30:29 LUXEMBOURG: Apple Inc succeeded on Tuesday in preventing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc from registering its "Mi Pad" tablet computer as an EU trademark because the name was too similar to Apple's "iPad". The European Union's second-highest court, the General Court, ruled that Mi Pad should not be registered as a trademark because consumers were likely to be confused by the similarity of the signs   Read More ...
New drone technology wins Innovation Radar Prize 2017
2017-12-04 17:45:11 A new drone is making a buzz across Europe: its technology means that risky industrial inspections can become safer and more cost-effective. What makes this particular drone the first of its kind is its sensitive telescopic arm. Designed by the Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC) in Seville, the semi-autonomous drone can lift instruments and press them against structures in just the right way to check their integrity   Read More ...
UK pushing to include Bitcoin under money-laundering rules
2017-12-04 11:06:23 LONDON (Reuters) - Britain wants to increase regulation of Bitcoin and other digital currencies by expanding the reach of European Union anti-money-laundering rules that force traders to disclose their identities and report suspicious activity. With demand for Bitcoin surging, fuelling a 1,000 percent rally in its value so far this year, the British finance ministry said it expected negotiations over changes to the EU rules would conclude later this year or in early 2018   Read More ...
Silicon Valley und der Überwachungsstaat: Wo Big Data zu vermeintlicher Sicherheit verhilft
2017-12-04 07:40:55 International Silicon Valley und der Überwachungsstaat: Wo Big Data zu vermeintlicher Sicherheit verhilft Ein großes Geschäft: Wie steht es um die Freiheit wenn künstliche Intelligenz die Aktivitäteten einfacher Bürger und potenzieller Verbrecher vorhersagen soll? (Symbolbild) In den USA kooperieren Sicherheitsbehörden und Technologiefirmen, um menschliches Verhalten vorherzusagen. Das Ausmaß der Überwachung bleibt geheim. Doch Datenschützer sehen die reale Gefahr dystopischer Verhältnisse wie im Science-Fiction-Thriller   Read More ...
Splitting It Up: The spduration Split-Population Duration Regression Package for Time-varying Covariates
2017-12-01 12:40:40 The R Journal: accepted article This article will be copy edited and may be changed before publication. Andreas Beger, Daniel W. Hill, Jr., Nils. W. Metternich, Shahryar Minhas and Michael D. Ward Abstract We present an implementation of split-population duration regression in the spduration (Beger et al., 2017) package for R that allows for time-varying covariates. The statistical model accounts for units that are immune to a certain outcome and not part of the duration process the researcher is primarily interested in   Read More ...
Europe draws in nearly half of funds raised via initial coin offerings - report
2017-11-30 08:40:48 LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly half of the cash that has poured into newly issued cryptocurrencies in recent years has been raised in Europe, research published on Thursday showed. The report by Atomico, one of Europe’s leading venture capital firms, found European-based entities have raised $1.76 billion through so-called initial coin offerings, or ICOs, since 2014, representing 46 percent of funds raised globally   Read More ...
Europe draws in nearly half of funds raised via initial coin offerings: report
2017-11-30 06:39:11 LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly half of the cash that has poured into newly issued cryptocurrencies in recent years has been raised in Europe, research published on Thursday showed. The report by Atomico, one of Europe’s leading venture capital firms, found European-based entities have raised $1.76 billion through so-called initial coin offerings, or ICOs, since 2014, representing 46 percent of funds raised globally   Read More ...
How a startup and funding boom is having a seismic impact on Europe’s economy
2017-11-30 06:01:12 A sweeping new report about European startups from venture firm Atomico paints a picture of a cross-border ecosystem that is brimming with confidence and having a transformative effect on the continent’s workforce. “The State of European Tech 2017,” the third annual data set Atomico has compiled, was released today at the Slush tech conference in Helsinki, Finland. While the 143-page report covers a wide range of topics, it reaffirms the feeling among many on the right side of the Atlantic that years of a startup groundswell is now creating a robust tech economy that has a distinctly European flavor   Read More ...
European VR companies institute standards for watching you watch ads
2017-11-30 01:00:38 Last week, the EUVR, the nonprofit organization dedicated to maturing the VR industry in Europe, officially backed the Gaze-At-Ratio (GAR) as the standardized ad tracking metric for the European VR community. The GAR algorithm determines the value of a user’s gaze to a digital ad in an immersive setting by factoring in the relative distance, duration, and depth of a user’s orientation to an ad-object as it enters and exits their field of view   Read More ...
Spring IO Platform Brussels-SR6
2017-11-30 00:13:49 I am pleased to announce that Spring IO Platform Brussels-SR6 is now available from both repo.spring.io and Maven Central. This maintenance release upgrades the versions of a number of the projects in the Platform: AspectJ 1.8.13 Spring Boot 1.5.9 Spring Cloud Connectors 1.2.5 Spring Data Ingalls-SR9 Spring Framework 4.3.13 Spring Kafka 1.1.7 Spring LDAP 2.3.2 Spring Web Services 2.4.2 The versions of a number of third-party dependencies have also been updated   Read More ...