Month: September 2020

When a digital twin becomes the evil twin

A digital twin is a digital replica of some physical entity, such as a person, a device, manufacturing equipment, or even planes and cars. The idea is to provide a real-time simulation of a physical asset or human to determine when problems are likely to occur and to proactively fix them before they actually arise.

Although the roles of digital twins vary a great deal, the connection is established using real-time data from sensors that are able to sync the digital twin living in a virtual world with the physical twin that we can actually touch. This new synchronized simulation

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Apple is launching its online store in India on September 23

Apple today announced that it’s launching its online store in India on Septemeber 23. The store will be available in both English and Hindi and sell iPhone, iPad, and Macs in the country.

We’re proud to be expanding in India and want to do all we can to support our customers and their communities,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People. “We know our users are relying on technology to stay connected, engage in learning, and tap into their creativity, and by bringing the Apple Store online to India, we are offering our customers the very

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How BT is shifting its engineers into the fast lane

The broad industry shift toward the cloud and containerized workloads can often ignore the reality for many established enterprises: What happens when the unstoppable force of cloud native progress meets the immovable object of legacy technology?

This is the current challenge being faced by BT, the 170-year old British telecoms business, which is looking to adopt cloud native tooling and techniques in a safe and sustainable way across a large and diverse developer population.

Only then will the business be able to move fast enough to keep up with rapidly changing customer expectations and competitor efforts in the era of

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Dear developers, it’s time to stop making the same sports games over and over

There are few things more dependable than annual sports game releases. Even gamers who don’t play sports games know that Madden dominates August and NBA 2K casts a long shadow over September.

I point this out because, like the Superbowl or the NBA Finals, the launch of these titles is a very big deal. Madden 21 just released to its largest launch-month sales ever and NBA 2K21 is on pace to do the same. Yet both of the latest games in their respective series have been critically panned, denounced by consumers, and vilified on social media. What gives?

The gist

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Why you should use Presto for ad hoc analytics

Presto! It’s not only an incantation to excite your audience after a magic trick, but also a name being used more and more when discussing how to churn through big data. While there are many deployments of Presto in the wild, the technology — a distributed SQL query engine that supports all kinds of data sources — remains unfamiliar to many developers and data analysts who could benefit from using it.

In this article, I’ll be discussing Presto: what it is, where it came from, how it is different from other data warehousing solutions, and why you should consider

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Everything Apple announced at its September hardware event

It’s fall again, which means its time for Apple to announce new products. This time around, the company is doing things a little differently, announcing the new Apple Watches and iPads separate from the iPhone — not to mention the lack of a physical event (thanks, corona). Here’s all the big news Apple had to announce today.

Watch Series 6 with blood oxygen tracking

Cupertino announced its latest wearable today, the Apple Watch Series 6, and the headlining feature was the ability to track your blood oxygen levels. That makes it useful for detecting more potential pulmonary and cardiac maladies

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