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IBM launches blockchain-based, global food tracking network

IBM's blockchain-based electronic supply chain ledger for tracking food from farm to shelf is now commercially available and is being piloted by some of the largest global retailers and suppliers.

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Slack readies team analytics – and a faster desktop client

The collaboration software firm talked up upcoming features at its Frontiers event this week as it looks to take on rivals in the workplace.

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iOS 12 surpasses iOS 11 in just 18 days

Apple’s latest iOS update has already overtaken its 2017 predecessor and is now installed on nearly half of all iOS devices, according to new data.

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Microsoft's DaaS plans stick with Surface – for now

Microsoft's device-as-a-service service currently offers a choice of just three Surface configurations, but the company has plans to expand it.

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Cisco Webex outage: Collaboration service finding a lumpy recovery

A Webex post today (October 4) shows some problems such as poor performance are persisting: “Engineering continues to work on the engineering tasks to address the remaining open items. Some Webex Teams users are still experiencing...

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A rough guide to your next (or first) fog computing deployment

Cisco’s Chuck Byers, a veteran of Bell Labs and a prominent member of the OpenFog Consortium, lays out what you should consider when designing your fog computing deployment.

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Woz takes a broad but hopeful view on AI, IoT

Computing icon and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak touched on a wide range of topics in a discussion with the audience at the 2018 Fog World Congress, in which he expressed his hope that AI and IoT could allow computers to help improve...

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Blockchain-as-a-service predicted to be $7B market

Blockchain deployment is still gathering steam, but cloud providers are already moving to offer it as an enterprise service. That could help companies who don't want to take on the expense of a new architecture or find developers to...

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Microsoft to start pushing Windows 10's October upgrade to PCs next week

The first day of automatic availability for the latest version of Windows 10 is set for Oct. 9. But eager users can get it now.

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Slack embraces email with its Astro acquisition

The collaboration software firm sees its future success in communications channels, but its latest purchase shows email isn’t dead yet.

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How updating an outdated industrial control system can work with fog computing

An executive from fog computing startup Nebbiolo Technologies walks us through an example of how aging Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems can be brought up to date.

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Microsoft grabs update, upgrade reins under its managed PC plan

Under its Microsoft Managed Desktop subscription service, the company will handle Semi-annual Channel Windows 10 updates for each device it oversees.

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PyTorch 1.0 accelerates Python machine learning with native code

The PyTorch 1.0 release candidate introduces Torch Script, a Python subset that can be JIT-compiled into C++ or other high-speed code

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Mingis on Tech: The state of collaboration 2018

Whether you use Slack, Teams, Hangouts or some other software to connect and communicate at work, changes are coming to the collaboration market. Here's where things stand now – and what to expect.

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Cisco, SAP team up to ease cloud, container integration, management

Cisco’s Container Platform will work with SAP’s Data Hub to integrate large data sets that may be in public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services, Hadoop, Microsoft or Google, and integrate them with private cloud or enterprise apps...

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 backtracks, Windows 7 remains resilient

Migration watch: Windows 10 unexpectedly slipped in September as Windows 7 gained ground, delaying the point where the newer OS will supersede its predecessor.

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Augmented reality, fog, and vision: Duke professor outlines importance of smart architectures

A Duke University-based academic’s work on augmented reality (AR) has its roots in a deep understanding of fog, edge, and cloud architecture.

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Nuitka Python-to-C compiler readies big performance gains

Nuitka 0.6 lays the groundwork for major code optimizations — and faster and more portable Python applications

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The world’s two largest enterprise blockchain groups join forces

Hyperledger and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance are teaming up to promote blockchain technology to companies and to collaborate on development efforts.

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Top web browsers 2018: Internet Explorer sags below 10%

The venerable browser from Microsoft continued to shed users in September, dragging down the company's overall browser market share to a record low.

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