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Appeals court: Uber engineer can’t plead the 5th

A court showdown over an injunction looms, and it’s not looking good for Uber.

Nuclear waste facility receives its first shipment since 2014 accident

Shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant will ramp up in frequency through 2017.

Patent-holding company uses ex-Nokia patents to sue Apple, phone carriers

Nokia has spread its patents around widely, and they keep popping up in lawsuits.

Juice wars: Juicero has sued another juicer maker for patent infringement

The company claims its cold-press hardware has a copycat.

Apple aims to make all its gadgets from recycled material, but...

"Closed loop supply chain" aims to reduce waste and cut down on mining.

Python power comes to SQL Server 2017

Don't bring the data to your computation if you can help it.

Bring your computation to your data.Microsoft has heeded this cardinal rule of information science with the latest Community Technology Preview release of SQL Server 2017. Python can now be used within SQL Server to perform analytics, run machine learning models, or handle most any kind of data-powered work.[ Unleash the power of SQL with 17 tips for faster queries.

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This integration isn't limited to enterprise editions of SQL Server 2017, either—it'll also be available in the free-to-use Express edition.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Google reportedly plans ad blocking feature for Chrome browser

Google makes a lot of money from online advertisements.
In what appears to be a surprising move at first glance, the company is likely to introduce an ad blocking feature that could be turned on by default in desktop and mobile versions of its Chrome browser, according to a news report.The move by Google is seen as more defensive rather than a change of heart by the company on the issue of ad blockers, reported The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the company’s plans.[ Safeguard your browsers; InfoWorld's experts tell you how in the "Web Browser Security Deep Dive" PDF guide. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]By bundling its own ad blocker as a feature in Chrome, the most popular browser according to Net Market Share, the company appears to be expecting users to use the default blocker rather than the blockers that have proliferated on the market.
It will then allow only certain acceptable ads to be shown, according to the Journal, which said that the feature could be announced within weeks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Lawsuit: Neo-Nazi website owner is liable for harassing Montana real estate...

"It's that time, fam... Just make your opinions known."

Fate of the Furious camcording suspects face trial, year in jail

"Both suspects were found to be wearing recording harnesses under their shirts."

Energy Dept. chief Perry says coal retirements threaten to destabilize the...

Renewables have "destroyed jobs" and diminished energy diversity, Perry claims.

Apple settles with major patent holder at 1:00am the night before...

Unwired Planet GC explains the business: "What’s left is a patent portfolio."

Your cloud choice: Succeed slowly or fail fast

If you want proof that what I’ve been advising for years is true, check out this research on cloud computing from The Register: Planning pays off when it comes to cloud migration and deployments.The Register found that most companies don’t yet have meaningful cloud adoption or have truly embraced the idea of the cloud-first enterprise.

The Register’s report also shows that cloud adoption has been gradual over the past five years—it didn’t find the market “explosion” that many in the press have been writing about.[ InfoWorld’s quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise. | Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. | Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld’s Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]Finally, the report recommended that you get your internal systems aligned with public cloud systems.

That means planning better cloud management and application, data, and platform integrations.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here