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Tech event calendar 2019: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

Our sortable chart offers information, dates and locations for a variety of IT-focused events coming up over the next year.

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Data breaches exposed 5 billion records in 2018

New report from Risk Based Security shows a downward trend in number breaches and exposed records, Unclear if privacy regulations like GDPR are having an effect.

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Java thread sanitizer project proposed once again

If approved, the OpenJDK effort would help developers spot data race conditions in the HotSpot JVM and the JVM tool interface

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J.P. Morgan to launch a U.S. dollar-backed cryptocurrency

JPM Coin, the first of its kind from a major bank, will initially be used to transfer funds over a blockchain network internally and between internationally between institutional clients.

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Mozilla to harden Firefox defenses with site isolation, a la Chrome

With 'Project Fission,' the developer hopes to wall off malicious sites and attack code so websites don't bring down the whole browser.

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Next.js 8 now supports serverless apps

The JavaScript and React framework also reduces build-time memory usage and speeds static export

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IBM marries on-premises, private- and public-cloud data

IBM is introducing Cloud Integration Platform so customers can better integrate data securely no matter where it resides in on-premises, private, hybrid or public cloud.

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All about Android upgrades (and why they're late) | TECH(talk)

The release of a new version of Android always causes a hopeful stir among users. So why does it take so long for device makers to roll them out?

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The long, slow death of commercial Unix

Unix was the standard for mission-critical computing. Now it’s clinging for life. How will it end?

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Tableau adds natural language interface, streamlines data prep

With the latest update, Tableau users can type plain English queries to generate data visualizations, further lowering analytics’ barrier to entry

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What happens when an Office 365 subscription expires?

If you're using Microsoft's cloud-based Office 365 and the subscription lapses, here's how much time you have to renew — or back up your data and move on.

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JDK 12: The new features coming to Java 12

Beta builds are available, with switch expressions to improve coding and allow pattern matching, and raw string literals to simplify multiline expressions

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IBM preps Watson AI services to run on Kubernetes

IBM Watson services arrive in versions that can run on the public cloud or on privately hosted container infrastructure

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Groovy gets a comeback in popularity

Groovy’s use for scripting in the Jenkins CI/CD platform should help the JVM language maintain its popularity

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PyPy 7 speeds up Python 2.7, Python 3.5, and Python 3.6 alike

The latest release of the JIT-compiling Python runtime updates support for three major versions of Python in one go

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Windows 7 add-on support to cost up to $350 per PC for 3 more years of patches

A Microsoft document offers details on how much it could cost companies to maintain Windows 7 PCs if they don't migrate to Windows 10 by early next year.

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Cisco pushes silicon photonics for enterprise, webscale networking

Cisco closed its deal to buy optical-semiconductor firm Luxtera, bringing it the advanced optical technology customers will need for future data-center and webscale networks.

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Microsoft lampoons Office 2019 in PR pitch for Office 365

Microsoft is now slamming its own software, portraying Office 2019 as a second-class software suite when pitted against its rival...Office 365.

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