Microsoft has been using field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to improve performance and efficiencies of Bing and Azure for the last few years. But next year, Microsoft plans to make this kind of FPGA processing power available to developers who will be able to use it to run their own tasks, including intensive artificial-intelligence ones, like deep-neural-networking (DNN).
Link: How Microsoft plans to turn Azure into an ‘AI cloud’
Microsoft never actually said Paint was going away. However, when it described the venerable Paint as ‘deprecated’ in the release notes for the Fall Creators Update, lots of people jumped to conclusions. As is always the way with things that have been around for a while and come under threat, people suddenly realised that that this basic, slightly clunky bit of software is actually quite handy — mostly because it’s already there and it does enough things that you need.
Link: just like Microsoft Paint
Google and Facebook control both the most-visited Web properties and the most-used mobile apps in the United States, according to recent research from comScore. The report was based on June 2017 comScore measurement data. Google-owned sites, including YouTube and other platforms, were the most-visited Web properties by US consumers in June (241 million unique visitors across mobile devices and desktop computers, combined).
Link: The Top 15 US Web Properties and Mobile Apps
We can all see how Apple has just created a brilliant bridge to the future with ARKit in iOS 11, but many may have missed another WWDC 2017 announcement that seems to show how bang-on-trend the company has got when it comes to enterprise IT – this time its readiness to support the multi-cloud environments that will be part of the future business ecosystem.
Link: Apple embraces a multi-cloud future, and that’s exciting
Smartphones and other mobile devices have become a necessity in today’s world. In fact, a study by Delloite found that the first thing more than 40% of us do within five minutes of waking up, is check our smartphones. And while it is not surprising the first thing that most of us check are text messages, the study also showed that a lot of people check their emails first thing in the morning as well.
Link: Why Cloud Communication is Perfect for the Mobile Workforce
Linux affords greater control than operating systems like macOS and Windows. But within the Linux space, certain Linux operating systems yield more user control than others. NuTyX stands out as a highly-flexible Linux operating system.
As a Linux distro, NuTyX is aimed at Linux fanatics. It’s a…
Link: Go Nuts With Nutyx: A Customizable Linux Operating System
Developments in artificial intelligence are going at breakneck speed. New applications are emerging and existing ones see dramatic improvements. The underlying technologies are in shift as specialist AI chips emerge and parts of AI applications move from the cloud to the device. Here’s a short overview of how this latter development is shaping up and which are the emerging players here.
Link: Artificial Intelligence: From The Cloud To Your Pocket