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Microsoft splits VSTS five ways to build new Azure DevOps platform

Enlarge / Azure DevOps Pipeline. Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Microsoft’s application lifecycle management system, is to undergo a major shake-up and rebranding. Instead of a single Visual Studio-branded service, it’s being split into five separate Azure-branded services, under the banner Azure DevOps. The five components: Azure Pipelines, a continuous integration, testing, and deployment […]

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“Lighthouse Detector” can distinguish between many sources of radiation

[embedded content] R&D 100: Lighthouse Directional Radiation Detectors A lighthouse is built to shed light on rocky waters, turning at the top of a tower to illuminate sections of a dark shoreline that might harm incoming boats. Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and a company called Quaesta Instruments have drawn from that age-old […]

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Magic Leap One

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Magic Leap One headset shows the potential of 3D-mapped augmented reality displayed through clear lenses, but like the Microsoft HoloLens, it’s purely development hardware for the earliest of adopters. PCMag.com Latest Articles

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Twitter’s latest (and final) punishment for Alex Jones: A permanent ban

Enlarge / Conspiracy theorist and talk show host Alex Jones. InfoWars After weeks of controversy, Twitter officially banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars site from its platform. The social media company tweeted out the decision from its Twitter Safety account Thursday afternoon, stating that it permanently suspended Alex Jones and InfoWars after both accounts posted tweets […]

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Google wants to get rid of URLs but doesn’t know what to use instead

Enlarge / This is how a Chrome 57 displays https://www.xn--80ak6aa92e.com/. Note the https://www.apple.com in the address bar. Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), the online addresses that make up such an important part of the Web and browsers we use, are problematic things. Their complex structure is routinely exploited by bad actors who create phishing sites that […]