Netflix’s New Series Dark Looks Like the Scarier German Version of Stranger Things

“A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers. Their search for a culprit unearths a small town’s sins and secrets.” No, it’s not the description of Stranger Things. It’s actually the plot of a new Netflix original series called Dark and while the two sound very similar, but that’s where the…

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3 little things in Linux 4.10 that will make a big difference

Linux never sleeps. Linus Torvalds is already hard at work pulling together changes for the next version of the kernel (4.11). But with 4.10 now out, there are three groups of changes worth paying close attention to for the ways they improve performance and enable feature sets that weren’t possible before on Linux.

Here’s a rundown of those changes to 4.10, and what they likely will mean for you, your cloud providers, and your Linux applications.

1. Virtualized GPUs

One class of hardware that’s always been difficult to emulate in virtual machines is GPUs. Typically, VMs provide their own custom video driver (slow), and graphics calls have to be translated (slow) back and forth between guest and host. The ideal solution would be to run the same graphics driver in a guest that you use on the host itself, and have all the needed calls simply relayed back to the GPU.

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Smartphones to Cloud, world went through many revolutions, Internet of Things is next up

With cloud computing, smart phones, and wireless technology, machines can talk seamlessly to one another. IoT can monitor water usage as well.


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Gartner’s 10 Strategic Technologies For Government, 2016 Include Internet of Things, Smart Machines

Gartner forecasts 25B IoT-based installed devices by 2020, with 6.8B alone in smart cities. Smart machines will become a catalyst of Industrie 4.0 adoption across global governments. Spending by national, federal and local governments worldwide on technology products and services is forecast to grow from $ 430.1B in 2016 to $ 476.1B by 2020.

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8 things I learned in 7 years writing for The Next Web


Today is my final day writing for The Next Web before I embark on something new. Late May will mark seven years since my first ever article was published. It was about the launch of Google Wave, and thankfully my career here outlived that once hotly-anticipated piece of technology. I’ve learned a lot in my time here so here are eight lessons I’ll take with me into the future. 1. Tech PR is a mess When I started writing for The Next Web, I was looking forward to working with PR companies. When I previously wrote a personal blog, I’d get emails about…

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Gmail, SMTP, DNS and more: Four things I broke first, fixed later

Http requests aren’t limited to just browser-to-host, though. Many hosts talk over http to other hosts. This is the fundamental architecture that allows us to have a mashable Web, with XML and REST and JSON requests shooting back and forth between


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VW’s Cheating Proves We Must Open Up the Internet of Things

VW’s Cheating Proves We Must Open Up the Internet of Things

It’s been a rough year for code-embedded objects, from fraud to bankruptcy to connected things just not working.

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5 Things You Must Do To Keep Some Dirtbag From Renting Out Your Crib While You’re Away on Vacay

While “John and Ed” were at Burning Man earlier this month, their paid house sitter (from TrustedHousesitters.com no less) listed their San Francisco pad on Airbnb. , this naturally prompts the question: what can I, as a person who leaves my home from time to time, do to prevent something similar, or worse, from happening to me? Here’s the answer.


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