The White House has removed an important report on sexual violence from its website

 Since Trump took office, how many times have you asked yourself ‘What fresh hell is this?’ Today is one of those days I feel I’m asking every five minutes. Our current administration recently took down a 2014 report, published during the Obama administration detailing facts and information on sexual violence from its website. Civil rights attorney Alexandra Brodsky first… Read More

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The Moto X4 has Alexa and a multi-device music streaming feature

 LG’s V30 is clearly the most hyped handset at this year’s IFA, but Motorola’s got a surprise contender for the most interesting. While the Lenovo-owned company is clearly pumping most of its resources into its Z line of modular flagships, its return to the mid-range X line actually packs a couple of compelling surprises. The company made its intentions to embrace Amazon… Read More

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The littleBits Droid Inventor Kit lets you build an R2-D2 of your very own

 Ever wanted to build an R2-D2 to call your own? You could drop a few million dollars to get all the screen-used parts/props… Or you could spend a few weeks in the shop bangin’ on scrap metal to build one from scratch Or you could grab littleBit’s new Droid Inventor kit and call it a day. It’s pint-sized and not quite as intense as the aforementioned options, but hey… Read More

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Uber catches a break in lawsuit involving alleged ‘Hell’ program

 Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley has dismissed a lawsuit involving Uber’s alleged use of a program called “Hell.” The lawsuit was originally filed in April by Michael Gonzales, who drove for Lyft during the time Uber allegedly used the software. He sought $5 million in a class action lawsuit. Today, Judge Corley granted Uber’s motion to dismiss the claim with leave to… Read More

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The Destiny 2 live action trailer is out and it’s hilarious

 The Destiny 2 live action trailer is officially out, and it’s one of the most comical video game trailers ever. The live action trailer heralds the coming of the new game, which is set to drop on September 6. The trailer stars Cayde-6, voiced by Nathan Fillion, and was directed by the same guy who directed Kong: Skull Island, Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Oh, and it doesn’t show a single… Read More

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Service Virtualization brings expediency

The consumerism of IT is transforming how businesses work. Users want what they want, when they want it, and IT departments have to keep pace.

“The advent of modern technologies such as mobile, cloud, virtualization and IoT has fueled higher consumer expectations and demands. We expect information and services to be served anytime, anywhere at the click of a button,” Kimm Yeo, Senior Manager,  worldwide product marketing at HPE, said.

One new technology that’s making this digital transformation possible is service virtualization, which gives developers a chance to roll out their own test environments and test these pieces of applications before the entirety is full assembled.

Yeo said the new computing capabilities available to consumers today don’t come without added complexity and cost. “They require staff who need to coordinate and manage the disparate number of tools as well as siloed apps and components that need to come together as a composite-based applications for their customers. The challenges are compounded as businesses and application owners try to get the different development, ops and QA teams to collaborate and deliver great quality apps with speed.”

 But many development and QA teams have been struggling with the balancing act of releasing their products and services with speed while preserving quality. The advent of new technology such as service virtualization has proved to ease the development and testing process, leading to both cost and time savings.

Early adopters are finding that using virtual services can significantly speed up the development and testing of new (or re-engineered) software components. “These created virtual services and test assets can easily be shared with other teams and re-used as part of the agile, continuous testing and DevOps process, Yeo said.

HPE Service Virtualization improves communications and simulations of dependent components that could be on a client, in middleware or legacy system, she explained.

“As long as the components needed are web-based, cloud-based or SOA based applications (service oriented architecture) written in Java or C#, and leverage transport and messaging APIs such as Http/s, XML, REST, JSON, JMS, MQ and more, developers and testers can use HPE Service Virtualization to  virtualize and simulate the restricted components,” she said.

Increasing role in mobile IoT apps
Research firm Gartner, Inc. forecasts that IoT technologies will result in some 8.4 billion connected things being in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017. China, North America, and Western Europe are driving the use of connected things, and the three regions together will represent 67 percent of the overall IoT installed base in 2017.

Highlights of HPE Service Virtualization
Apart from IoT connected apps testing support, HPE Service Virtualization 4.0 continues to expand and enhance support in multiple areas. Here are a few of the highlights:

Continued breadth of protocol support — From non-intrusive virtualization of SAG WebMethods integration server to enhanced financial protocols such as SWIFT MT/MX messages and FIX financial messages over IBM WebSphere MQ protocol. You can realistically simulate SWIFT protocol messages, modify the test data or swift test scenarios effortlessly and without the need to have the technical know-how or the SWIFT network environment available.

Enhanced Virtual Service design and simulation — The introduction of new dynamic data rule and data driving capabilities further help reduce time and improved efficiency for the users.

Continued support for DevOps and Continuous Testing — With the enhanced SV Jenkins plug-in. The updated HPE Application Automation Tools 5 Jenkins plugin allows ease of manipulation, deployment, undeploy capabilites and the management of changes in virtual services and assets as part of the continuous delivery pipeline.­

Infrastructure and licensing changes — There are several changes here such as the ­­­introduction of a new SV Server concurrent license which allows running SV Server in dynamic network environment and/or for cloud deployments, support of Linux in beta, and changes to the SV distribution packages and support of 64-bit versions only (removal of 32-bit versions) of SV Designer and Server.

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Former Facebook brand marketing head is new Oculus CMO

 A long-time Facebook brand marketing exec has been tapped to lead marketing efforts at Oculus. Rebecca Van Dyck will be joining the virtual reality team as CMO.
The hire, first noted on Twitter by reporter Alex Heath, was confirmed by an Oculus spokesperson to TechCrunch. The spokesperson also noted than Van Dyck will report to Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra.
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Documents detail DeepMind’s plan to apply AI to NHS data in 2015

 More details have emerged about a controversial 2015 patient data-sharing arrangement between Google DeepMind and a UK National Health Service Trust which paint a contrasting picture vs the pair’s public narrative about their intended use of 1.6 million citizens’ medical records. Read More

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