Developers Finally Moving Away from Java 8 to Java 11

SD Times takes another look at the uptake of Java 11 Previous reports of the Java community found that developers were still mainly using Java 8 and didn't adopt newer versions, but according to Snyk's JVM Ecosystem Report 2021, that is starting to change. This year, 61.5% of respondents are using Java 11 somewhere in production, and almost 12% are using the latest release, which was Java 15 during the survey. "This is huge, because it shows that developers do upgrade their Java version beyond ...
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Excessive heat warnings in place for Southern California desert areas; some records set Saturday

Daily heat records were broken on Saturday in some desert areas of Southern California amid an ongoing heat wave and drought across the state, weather officials said. And residents were warned to take precautions against the heat as a ridge of high pressure is expected to send temperatures soaring way past the century mark across the desert areas of Southern California through next week, forecasters said. Reagan Marsile, 5, of Norco cools others off at Citrus Park in Corona on a blistering h...
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Despite popular belief, California residents are not fleeing the state in droves, new survey finds

Grant Faint/Getty Images Some have pushed the idea that residents of California are leaving the state in high numbers. But a new study by the University of California found the "Cal exodus" to be a myth. The researchers said some residents are leaving the state, but not in unusual numbers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Residents of California are not moving out of the state in abnormal numbers, contrary to popular belief, according to a new survey by the University of C...
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Microsoft Gives Employees $1,500 Pandemic Bonus, GitHub Gives Days Off

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo shared this report from the Verge: Microsoft is gifting its employees a $1,500 pandemic bonus. In an internal memo seen by The Verge, the software giant says this one-time bonus "is in recognition of the unique and challenging fiscal year that Microsoft just completed." Microsoft's chief people officer, Kathleen Hogan, announced the gift to employees Thursday, and it will apply to all eligible employees in both the U.S. and internationally. Microsoft is gift...
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‘Cyber-attack’ hits Iran’s transport ministry and railways

Message boards in train stations show cancellations though rail operator denies disruptionsWebsites of Iran’s transport and urbanisation ministry went out of service on Saturday after a “cyber-disruption” in computer systems, the official IRNA news agency reported.On Friday, Iran’s railways also appeared to come under cyber-attack, with messages about alleged train delays or cancellations posted on display boards at stations across the country. Electronic tracking of trains across Iran reportedl...
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Could Python Overtake C and Java as the Most Popular Programming Language?

The TIOBE index of programming language popularity celebrates 20 years of continuous publishing this month. Started as a hobbyist project back in 2001, the site estimates each programming language's popularity by counting search engine results for the phrase programming (indirectly counting each listing for developers, courses, and third-party vendors). When it was started 20 years ago, the top languages were Java, C, and C++. 20 years later, the top languages are now C, Java, Python, and C...
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Samsung Launched Its Free TV Plus Streaming Service on the Web Back in May on the Down Low

For those of us who don’t have a Samsung TV or mobile device, like yours truly, the offerings of the company’s TV Plus streaming service have been a mystery—until now. It turns out that Samsung launched a web version of its free, ad-supported TV Plus a few months back, but just didn’t tell a lot of people about it.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Samsung, Apple TV, Chromecast, Computing, Roku, Video On Demand, Samsung Electronics, Multimedia, Pluto TV, Internet Television, Information and Communications Technology, Digital Television, Samsung TV Plus

Watch live as Virgin Galactic’s first passenger flight takes off with Richard Branson on board

Virgin Galactic is set to launch its first passengers to space tomorrow morning, and you can watch the whole thing right here. The launch is scheduled for 6 AM Pacific, with streaming festivities (including commentary by Stephen Colbert) starting on the hour. This launch is the 22nd for VSS Unity, Virgin Galactic’s first spacecraft to leave the atmosphere. As before, Unity will leave the Spaceport attached to the belly of VMS Eve, which will take it up out of the thickest part of the atmosphere....
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Watch as Virgin Galactic’s first passenger flight takes off with Richard Branson on board

Virgin Galactic is set to launch its first passengers to space tomorrow morning, and you can watch the whole thing right here. The launch is scheduled for 7:30 AM Pacific, with streaming festivities (including commentary by Stephen Colbert) starting on the hour. Update: The launch has been delayed by 1.5 hours due to weather. New target time is 7:30 AM Pacific, 8:30 AM local. This launch is the 22nd for VSS Unity, Virgin Galactic’s first spacecraft to leave the atmosphere. As before, Unity will ...
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Some Google Workers Angered by 'Hypocritical' Remote Work Policies

Slashdot reader nray shared this report from CNET: In May, CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled plans for a "hybrid" work environment that would require most employees to work from their offices at least three days a week beginning in September. Under the new structure, 20% of the company would work remotely. Another 20% could work from new locations. People who relocated would get salary adjustments based on the local market. The bulk of Google would pick up where it left off, working from the office. Go...
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Crypto Scammers Rip Off Billions As Pump-and-Dump Schemes Go Digital

Bloomberg identifies a variety of cryptocurrency scams, including a "rug pull," where the creators of a new cryptocurrency suddenly cut and run. "Old-fashioned Ponzi schemes, newly cryptodenominated, have swindled people out of billions too," Bloomberg adds. And a 35-year-old crypto trader living with his parents ("trading meme coins as a full-time job") also tells them about "honey pots," where a coin's creators see a spike in value — and then temporarily disable selling for other holders: I...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Tech, Bloomberg, Long Island, Chainalysis, South Africa Local, GameStop Dogecoin, Tokensniffer, Chainalysis Michael Burry

'By 2030, You Won't Own Any Gadgets'

"By 2030, technology will have advanced to the point that even the idea of owning objects might be obsolete," argues a thought-provoking new piece by Gizmodo's consumer tech reporter: Back in 2016, the World Economic Forum released a Facebook video with eight predictions it had for the world in 2030. "You'll own nothing. And you'll be happy," it says. "Whatever you want, you'll rent. And it'll be delivered by drone...." In some ways, not owning things is easier. You have fewer commitments, le...
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10 Online Marketing Tips to Gather and Convert More Leads

All small business owners want to make more sales. Luckily, there are tons of online marketing channels to help you accomplish that goal. From email to social media ads, these tips from the online small business community can help you gather and convert more leads online. Update Your Cold Email Strategy Cold emailing involves making contact with a prospect via email for the first time. If they’re not already familiar with your business, this tactic may be challenging. But updating your strate...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Sales, Ppc, Toprank Marketing, Neil Patel, Social Media Examiner, Michael Stelzner, Marketing Tips, Lisa Sicard, Brooklin Nash, Social Media Automation Social media, Lee Odden Optimize Facebook Lead Ads Facebook, George Glover, George Nguyen Sell, Maura Kautsky

Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake is bursting with fall flavor thanks to fresh apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and apple cider. It’s like everything you love about apple cider donuts – in bundt cake form. Get ready for your house to smell amazing, and your friends and family to cheer, when you pull this easy apple cake out of the oven! Reasons You’ll Love This Recipe It’s so easy to make! Even if you’ve never made a cake from scratch, you’ll be shocked at how simple this apple...
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After Apple's 'App Tracking Transparency', Advertisers Spent More Money Targeting Android Users

Earlier this year in April Apple started mandating "App Tracking Transparency," which gives users a choice about whether they can be tracked across app. Now tlhIngan (Slashdot reader #30,335) writes: The numbers are in and a number of ad companies are reporting lowered iOS spending, but 10% or more increases in Android ad spending. The complaint is, of course, that without the granular data they used to get from tracking it's no longer worth spending on iOS ads. Interestingly, only about 66% ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Tech, Branch Metrics, Facebook Inc, Tenjin Inc, Wall Street Journal MacRumors

The 36 questions that lead to love (but with your co-founder)

After months of beta testing, Y Combinator has launched a co-founder matching platform. The platform invites entrepreneurs to create profiles, which include information about themselves and preferences for a co-founder, such as location and skill sets. It digests that information and offers a number of potential candidates that fit those needs — kind of like Tinder for co-founders. To date, the accelerator says it has made 9,000 matches across 4,500 founders. Y Combinator is obviously well posit...
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SolarWinds and Kaseya Attacks Shake Faith In SaaS Model

"First SolarWinds, now Kaseya. SaaS software heavily used by managed service providers (MSPs) has now been the target of two successful cyberattacks," writes Slashdot reader storagedude. He shares a ChannelInsider article reporting the Kaseya ransomware attack compromised roughly 1,500 "downstream" businesses — and that now managed service providers "are reassessing their approaches to managing IT" after their own upstream vendors were breached: In many cases, rather than assuming the platfor...
Tags: Tech, Slashdot, Chris Grove, Mike Hamilton, CISO, ITSM, Kaseya, Institute for Security and Technology, James Shank Chief Architect of Community Services, Ransomware Task Force Committee, Eldon Sprickerhoff

Trillion-dollar horses, surfeit funding rounds and Future’s future

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here . It’s the end of a short week, but instead of not having much to chat about we have a lot. But it’s all very good fun, so let’s enjoy ourselves! First, let’s talk about expensive four-legged beasts. Trillion-dollar horse? The Exchange started dig...
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Microsoft Edge Beats Firefox To Become the Third-Most Popular Browser

"New data from Statcounter shows that Edge has now overtaken established rival Firefox in the rankings," reports TechRadar: In recent months, the pair have been neck-and-neck, but Microsoft's browser has now put daylight between itself and Firefox. Figures for June suggest Microsoft Edge now holds 3.4% of the browser market, while Firefox has slipped to 3.29%, continuing a downward trajectory that has seen the browser either lose or maintain market share in ten of the last twelve months. The ...
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Learn PPC Fundamentals for Small Businesses with this Free Webinar

Google Ads is one of the best ways to get immediate business in today’s digital ecosystem. By attending Demystifying Google Ads: PPC Fundamentals for Small Businesses webinar, you will learn how to do this from PPC Specialist Lior Krolewicz, CEO and Founder of Yael Consulting. You will get insights into the latest PPP strategies so you can better drive customers to your front door or website. The webinar will take place on Jul 14, 2021, 12:00 PM CDT . Click the red button and register now fo...
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The case for funding fusion

Albert Wenger Contributor Share on Twitter Albert Wenger is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures. Digital technologies have disrupted the structure of markets with unprecedented breadth and scale. Today, there is yet another wave of innovation emerging, and that is the decarbonization of the global economy. While governments still lack the conviction necessary to truly fight the climate crisis, the overall direction is ...
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Libre-SOC's Open Hardware 180nm ASIC Submitted To IMEC for Fabrication

"We're building a chip. A fast chip. A safe chip. A trusted chip," explains the web page at "A chip with lots of peripherals. And it's VPU. And it's a 3D GPU... Oh and here, have the source code." And now there's big news, reports long-time Slashdot reader lkcl: Libre-SOC's entirely Libre 180nm ASIC, which can be replicated down to symbolic level GDS-II with no NDAs of any kind, has been submitted to IMEC for fabrication. It is the first wholly-independent Power ISA ASIC out...
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A woman who applied for a job at a Michigan boutique store outed its boss for calling her 'not that cute' in an accidental email

Gracie Lorincz, 21, made a TikTok video about an email she accidentally received from the VP of Operations at Ava Lane Boutique in Auburn Hills, Michigan. @ggggmoneyyy/TikTok A girl who applied for a job at a Michigan boutique store outed its boss for calling her "not that cute" in an email. In a viral TikTok video, Gracie Lorincz said she was hurt after receiving the email accidentally. The owners of the store apologized on Facebook Live and said they're receiving online abuse. See m...
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Awakened by an alert at 2:30 in the morning, I wonder just what the beep is going on

Beep. Beep. How could this be happening? I just had all the smoke alarm batteries changed a few weeks ago. Beep, the smoke alarm in my bedroom responded, enjoying being annoying. It was 2:30 in the morning, not all that late for me but who else would be awake at this hour that I could call for help? I have a shortlist of people – OK, two – who I can call in the middle of the night for an actual emergency. Was a smoke alarm going off about every 15 minutes really enough of a reason to give my dau...
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Experimental Rust Support Patches Submitted to Linux Kernel Mailing List

"The Rust for Linux project, sponsored by Google, has advanced..." reported the Register earlier this week: A new set of patches submitted to the Linux kernel mailing list summarizes the progress of the project to enable Rust to be used alongside C for implementing the Linux kernel. The progress is significant. - ARM and RISC-V architectures are now supported, thanks to work on rustc_codgen_gcc, which is a GCC codegen for rustc. This means that rustc does the initial compilation of Rust code ...
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Ask Slashdot: How Secure Is a Cellphone's eSIM?

A few months ago PC Magazine explained eSIMs: You almost certainly have a SIM card: a thumbnail-sized chip that sits in your mobile phone, telling it which carrier and what phone number you use. Now those SIMs are going digital (or "e") and moving your information to a reprogrammable, embedded chip. A SIM card is a "subscriber identity module." Required in all GSM, LTE, and 5G devices, it's a chip that holds your customer ID and details of how your phone can connect to its mobile network... An...
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Top Stories: iPhone 13 and 14, iPad Pro, and MacBook Pro Rumors

The mid-year rumor season is in full swing, with this week seeing a host of reports about not only the upcoming iPhone 13 but also next year's "iPhone 14," as well as the 2022 iPad Pro lineup and the upcoming redesigned MacBook Pro. There's also some controversy over a Facebook-commissioned study showing that preinstalled apps from Apple and Google dominate usage on their respective platforms, so read on for details on these stories and more! All iPhone 14 Models May Feature 120Hz ProMotion...
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How much influencers get paid on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube

Charli Prangley. Charli Prangley Influencers get paid a number of ways, from sponsorships to ad revenue. How much creators earn depends on factors like following size, engagement, and content category. We spoke with dozens of influencers who shared how much money they'd earned on social media. See more stories on Insider's business page. Influencers earn money a number of ways, from sponsorships to selling merchandise.How much money different creators make depends on a variety of f...
Tags: Google, Media, Instagram, Etsy, Youtube, Advertising, Disney, Trends, Retail, Clarke, Chanel, Turner, Jones, Influencers, Brown, Broder

Amazon's big leadership shift and other major exec moves

Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of the Insider Tech weekly newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Amazon switching up its leadershipInstacart poaching a top Facebook execGoogle employees feeling disgruntled at double standards Alexei is out on vacation this week, so it's Jillian D'Onfro, enterprise tech editor, here to fill you in.Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. This week: Jeff Bezos officially gave up the Amazon throne ...
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Why Media Mogul Barry Diller Thinks the Movie Business Is Dead

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Barry Diller made his name in the film industry as the chairman and CEO of two Hollywood studios, Paramount Pictures and what was then 20th Century Fox. Now, he is declaring the industry dead. "The movie business is over," Diller said in an exclusive interview with NPR on the sidelines of the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, a media and technology conference in Idaho. "The movie business as before is finished and will never come back." Yes, tha...
Tags: Hollywood, Disney, Tech, Fox, Idaho, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Npr, IAC, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Walt Disney Studios, Diller, Barry Diller, Allen Company Sun Valley Conference, WarnerMedia, Quibi

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