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China launches second (and first homegrown) aircraft carrier

While it still requires outfitting, the new ship will be China's first fully combat-ready aircraft carrier.

Despite delays, Boeing’s Starliner moving steadily toward the launch pad

The real publicity prize will come from the first launch US astronauts from US soil.

Hajime, the mysterious evolving botnet

Hajime (meaning ‘beginning’ in Japanese) is an IoT worm that was first mentioned on 16 October 2016 in a public report by RapidityNetworks.
In this blogpost we outline some of the recent ‘improvements’ to Hajime, some techniques that haven’t been made public, and some statistics about infected IoT devices.

A major Nintendo policy change has saved at least one Switch...

Third major patch for Nintendo Switch exclusive Bomberman does the unexpected.

Toyota is testing heavy-duty hydrogen trucks at the Port of Long...

For use in short-haul routes, full testing begins this summer.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch: If it ain’t broke, just...

Small changes don't add much, but this is portable Mario Kart at its finest.

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This desk lamp from TaoTronics features a sleek and minimalistic design with no buttons to speak of, thanks to its creative touch sensitive panel, for control over 5 brightness settings and another 5 color temperature settings (25 light combinations).

Also features a USB port equipped with the iSmart technology for safer and faster charging. The LED reflects the light sideways and produces a strain-free light beam that doesn’t harm your eyes.

The light averages 4.8 out of 5 stars from over 675 reviewers on Amazon (90% rate a full 5 stars: see reviews), where its typical list price of $36.99 has been reduced 19% to $29.99.
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Docker, Microsoft, HPE partner to port legacy apps to containers

In theory, moving legacy apps into containers ensures that neither the apps nor the business that depends on them gets left behind.
In practice, such lifts-and-shifts are easier said than done.
Sometimes, they’re only said and are never done at all.Today, Docker announced a professional services program to help relieve the heavy lifting of porting legacy applications to containers.[ To the cloud! Real-world container migrations. | Dig into the the red-hot open source framework in InfoWorld’s beginner’s guide to Docker. ]The Docker Modernize Traditional Apps Program, delivered in conjunction with such partners as Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, is the first step in converting apps to use modern IT principles.
It also shows how Docker and its partners can derive revenue from an open source technology stack apart from selling enterprise editions of a product, providing professional support for it, or hosting for it.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Classic Mac OS and dozens of apps can now be run...

Black-and-white versions of System 6 and 7 show off what early Mac OS was like.

Who needs IoT? Smartphones are the new tracking devices

We’ve been told that in the not-too-distant future, IoT devices will quantify our entire world.
Sensors will deliver data on every machine, so it can receive maintenance before it fails. Our vital signs will be monitored constantly for anomalies that suggest looming health problems.

Already, insurance companies track customer driving habits through telematics to reduce (or increase) rates.But in an increasing number of cases, dedicated IoT devices aren’t necessary to gather this data when the good old smartphone will suffice. Recently I interviewed Gary Hallgren, president of the Allstate spinoff Arity, who explained why dedicated telematics devices that plug into your vehicle’s onboard diagnostics port may no longer be necessary to collect the data he needs:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

24% off NETGEAR CM700 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 1.4Gbps Certified for...

The NETGEAR CM700 High Speed Cable Modem is certified to work with most major cable providers, and may save you $100 or more annually by eliminating modem rental fees you may currently be paying.
It provides a connection to high-speed cable Internet...

Microsoft sets end date for Visual Studio 2008 support

Microsoft is giving Visual Studio 2008 one more year of support, and that's it.Visual Studio 2008 debuted in late 2007, and in keeping with the company's 10-year support policy, Microsoft's support for the IDE, associated runtimes, and components will end on April 10, 2018.[ The art of programming moves rapidly.
InfoWorld helps you navigate what’s running hot and what's going cold. | Keep up with main topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
"Though your Visual Studio 2008 applications will continue to work, we encourage you to port, migrate, and upgrade your Visual Studio projects over the next year to ensure you continue to receive support," said Microsoft's Deniz Duncan, a program manager for Visual Studio.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here