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JVM may get upgrade to support today’s multicore processors

Oracle is proposing an update to the Java Virtual Machine to allow for direct-value class types, a modernization required by the advent of multicore processors. There is no schedule for when the changes might appear in the JVM.The changes to the JVM specification would support a prototype of value classes—classes for which primitive-like non-reference value instances can be created and acted upon. “The proposals for value types in Java are about giving developers the alternative to give up identity and polymorphism so that the runtime can represent the underlying data in a way which is both far more compact and much better suited for processing in bulk operations,” said Georges Saab, Oracle’s vice president of software development in the Java platform group.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Audi’s A5 and S5 Sportback: A performance-minded detour from the SUV

Kiss the sub-$30,000 tier goodbye in Audi's latest niche-specific sportback.

Mini-review: How much faster have high-end iMacs gotten in the last...

Itrsquo;s a nice upgrade as long as yoursquo;re using something thatrsquo;s a few years old.

Wireless network software upgrade will significantly improve UK broadband and help...

Solution enabled wireless ISP Boundless Networks Limited to add new subscribers and boost the speeds of its service portfolio to 50 MbpsLONDON, UK, 14 June, 2017 – Boundless Networks Limited – one of the largest wireless Internet Service Providers in the U.K. with a wireless footprint running coast-to-coast across Northern England – has upgraded its installed base equipment to Cambium Networks’ ePMP Elevate solution, replacing more than 300 of its 550 Access Points and applying... Source: RealWire

Tails OS hits version 3.0, matches Debian’s pace but bins 32-bit...

Edward Snowden's preferred-for-privacy OS gets a decent upgrade The developers of privacy-protecting Linux distribution Tails have decided to get closer to Debian with the project's 3.0 release.…

Aricent’s Intelligent Switching Solution Scales for Mega Datacenters Supporting Marvell Prestera...

Aricentrsquo;s Intelligent Switching Solution delivers datacenter fabric architectures with Marvellrsquo;s Prestera 98CX84xx family of packet processors REDWOOD CITY, California — June 13, 2017 – Aricent, a global design and engineering company, and a leader in datacenter networking infrastructure announced its Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS) Release 10.1 upgrade at Computex 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan last week.

The new release is designed to support web scale data centers that run thousands of servers and network port speeds... Source: RealWire

Minecraft to receive its first top-engine visual overhaul since 2010 debut

"Super-Duper Graphics Pack" retains blockiness, goes crazy with particles, shadows.

HTC U11 review: A fragile, squeezable flagship

Improving on the HTC 10 where it matters, even if it sports a flashy, outdated design.

Apple’s Xcode 9 beta previews blockbuster improvements

With Xcode 9, a forthcoming upgrade to Applersquo;s integrated development environment for building apps for MacOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, Apple is introducing a new source editor, a new build system, and compatibility with the Swift 4 language.

A beta version of Xcode 9 was made available earlier this week. The latest version of Xcode brings a host of other improvements as well, in areas ranging from debugging, refactoring, and GPU support to a snappier find and replace capability.

The new editor also offers faster scrolling for any-sized file and easier access to common tasks, Apple said.

A new source control navigator is featured for viewing branches, tags, and remote repositories for a workspace.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

HP grows Omen line with new gaming laptops, VR backpack PC,...

Are you ready for a compact desktop that doubles as a wearable VR machine?

Apple gives the MacBook and MacBook Pros a Kaby Lake refresh

Apple modernizes its laptops in a rare WWDC hardware update.

New Kaby Lake iMacs arrive from Apple

Apple also gives a sneak peek of upcoming iMac Pro.