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By Dima Feldman, Director, Head of Product Management This year, the Altair team once again headed off to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. With more than 100,000 attendees from almost 200 countries, and over 2,400 companies showcasing the latest products and innovations, MWC continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s premier mobile technology convention. The two topics that dominated our conversations (and indeed the entire event) were IoT and 5G – and ...

MWC19 takeaways: Forget the 5G hype – IoT is already here

Static website generators like Gatsby and Jekyll are popular because they allow the creation of complex, templated pages that can be hosted anywhere. But the awesome simplicity of website generators is also limiting. Search is particularly hard. How do you allow users to search when you have no server functions and no database? With JavaScript! We've recently added Search to the TrackJS Documentation site, built using the Jekyll website generator and hosted on GitHub Pages ...

Adding Search to Your Site with JavaScript

Buying refurbished Apple gear is one of the best ways to avoid paying a premium for Apple's kit.Take, for instance, Amazon's current deal of the day. The retailer has the refurbished Apple MacBook 12-...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/EPcSxCb4XsU/killer-deal-apple-macbook-now-370 to see original story and photos ...

Killer Deal: Apple MacBook Now $370 Off

Google added some welcome new features to its Play Store ahead of its appearance at GDC this week. The first is not strictly an addition but more of an expansion. ‘Pre-registration’ is now available for all developers, allowing hype for a game or app to be generated prior to release. Next up is a new store page A/B test allowing multiple versions to be trialled with a subset of users. Performance stats will be provided ...

Play Store enables ‘pre-registration’ feature for all, plus larger app bundles

Microsoft has booted out a Postgres GUI for those moments when the command line is just too scary. Azure Data Studio received a preview of support for PostgreSQL last night. Its stablemate, Visual Studio Code, has been given a corresponding extension. The thinking has been that while users may be used to hacking away at the psql command line, something a little more visual can often be a delightful palette cleanser. Or simply a less ...

Microsoft buffs up its open-source halo to fine sheen with PostgreSQL GUI in Azure Data Studio

We’ve been expecting Google to make a big gaming-related announcement since they launched (and closed) the Project Stream service last Fall. This was a thinly veiled test for a future mainstream service, and today, at GDC 2019, Google took the wraps off that service. Stadia is a full cross-platform game streaming service that doesn’t require special hardware. What is Stadia? Google Stadia can stream games on everything from Android phones to Chromecast devices. You and ...

Google Stadia is a game streaming service for Android, Chromecasts, Chrome, and more

Although Google made no mention of a system-wide dark theme in their blog post for the first Android Q beta, it’s no secret to us that it’s coming. The first Android Q beta lets you enable the dark theme by either turning on battery saver or accessing a hidden preference via ADB. If you have Android Q’s dark mode enabled and the latest version of the Google Drive app for Android with a hidden flag ...

Google Drive 2.19.112 has a dark theme that works with Android Q’s system-wide toggle

So far, 2019 has been pretty exciting for smartphone innovation. We’ve witnessed some really polarizing trends including Nokia 9 PureView’s penta-cameras, Samsung Galaxy S10‘s gorgeous display with subtle punch-holes, and folding phones like Samsung Galaxy Fold. At the same time, smartphone gaming is also getting refined and devices like Xiaomi’s latest Black Shark 2 beefed with chunkier RAMs. This is why we’re now opening up XDA Forums for two key devices launched recently – the ...

Samsung Galaxy S10e and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 forums are now open

Many people think of HMD Global as a small company. The folks who are licensing the Nokia brand for Android smartphones are pumping out devices as quickly as some major OEMs out there. Some have felt that the company is biting off more than they can chew, but they seem to be able to keep up so far. A couple of months ago we got an official roadmap for HMD Global’s Android Pie update schedule ...

The Nokia 5.1 is now getting the Android Pie update

TL;DR Arrow functions are fine for certain usages, but they have so many variations that they need to be carefully controlled to not break down the readability of the code. While arrow functions clearly have a ubiquitous community consensus (though not unanimous support!), it turns out there's a wide variety of opinions on what makes "good" usage of => and not. Configurable linter rules are the best solution to wrangling the variety and disagreement of ...

I Don’t Hate Arrow Functions

TL;DR Arrow functions are fine for certain usages, but they have so many variations that they need to be carefully controlled to not break down the readability of the code. While arrow functions clearly have a ubiquitous community consensus (though not unanimous support!), it turns out there's a wide variety of opinions on what makes "good" usage of => and not. Configurable linter rules are the best solution to wrangling the variety and disagreement of ...

I Don’t Hate Arrow Functions

Heads up, Microsoft fans. Amazon is secretly slashing the price of various MS Surface products with prices starting as low as $375.Amazon's sale undercuts both Best Buy's and the MS Store's current sa...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/hLCKWQk5JPk/microsoft-surface-sale to see original story and photos ...

Killer Deal: Surface Devices Up to $300 Off

A group of Manhattan residents are suing their landlord for installing a smart lock on their apartment front door, requiring them to use a phone app to get into their homes. While upgrading the building at 517-525 West 45th St with a new elevator, the building's owners installed the Latch system, which requires tenants to use an app on a smartphone to get into the lobby, where tenant mailboxes are also located. Crucially, however, the ...

We don’t want to be Latch key-less kids: NYC tenants sue landlords for bunging IoT ‘smart’ lock on their front door

Notorious code puts on suit and tie, goes after business kit Any picture of a businessman pumping iron will do mate cheers A strain of the botnet malware Mirai has emerged focused on a wider set of embedded internet-connected devices. Researchers at Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 this week stated that a variant of the notorious Internet-of-Things infector is now looking to hijack TVs and projectors designed to display information and adverts, as well as ...

Sign of the times: Mirai botnet strain fine-tunes itself to infect digital signage, projectors

Are you trying to remove /wordpress/ from your website’s URL? Sometimes beginners end up installing WordPress in a subdirectory, which causes /wordpress/ to appear in their website URL. If you accidentally installed WordPress in a subdirectory and want to move it to the root directory, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we will show you how to get rid of /wordpress/ from your WordPress site’s URL. Note: The method shown in this ...

How to Get Rid of /wordpress/ From your WordPress Site URL

Who, Me? Monday has once more reared its ugly head, but brings with it the charming face of Who, Me?, El Reg's weekly look at cringeworthy events of readers' pasts. This week, we meet "Ted", who tells us of a time many years ago when he was at a local college taking a course in computing. "At the time, we were one of the first to go through a new curriculum that combined both hardware ...

College student with ‘visions of writing super-cool scripts’ almost wipes out faculty’s entire system

Roundup It has been a bumper week at Microsoft with new builds, bigger meetings and streaming software. 50 people walk into a Skype meeting It's taken a while, but Skype has finally leapfrogged FaceTime in the group meeting stakes, bumping the maximum participants in a group call from 25 to 50. Apple trumpeted a mere 32 back when it launched the functionality in iOS 12 back in 2018. The fruity firm later temporarily pulled the ...

Apple: Group FaceTime allows up to 32 people! Skype: Hold my beer

Oracle is fighting back against tens of thousands of former staffers with pension plans who want to take the firm to a jury trial. Not satisfied with a judgment earlier this month that saw it fend off a number of accusations from the group, Oracle is ploughing ahead in a bid to have the case decided out of the spotlight. The lawsuit was brought in the US District Court of Colorado in January 2016 by ...

Oracle’s long-running pension plan class action case: C’mon, judge, reject a jury trial – Big Red

The Samsung Galaxy S10 series has been available for a little while now and reviews are starting to come in. All three devices have something different to offer. The Galaxy S10e is a fan-favorite for its compact size, and the Galaxy S10 is a nearly perfect standard flagship. However, the Galaxy S10+ has been getting a lot of attention as the most beastly member of the family. Jaime Rivera from Pocketnow takes a fun look back ...

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Video Review – The Ultimate 10-Year Challenge

A Parkinson’s patient in China has received the first remote brain surgery operation in a demonstration of the IoT’s life-changing potential when adopted in healthcare. Conducted by Ling Zhipei, a chief physician at the People's Liberation Army General Hospital in Beijing, the operation took just over three hours and involved a deep brain stimulation (DBS) implant being fitted. Ling was based 3,000 kilometres away but was able to manipulate instruments remotely to conduct the surgery ...

World’s first remote brain surgery highlights the IoT’s healthcare potential

Google released the source code of Android Pie to the world back in August of last year. We’re starting to see more devices receive this update, but it can take some time depending on a company’s resources, their priorities, and their strategic decisions. Because of the amount of work it takes for OEMs to get this new update on their older devices, some of them are just now getting the update. ASUS is working to ...

ASUS promises an Android Pie update for the ZenFone Max Pro M1, M2, and Max M2 by April 15th

The list of Xiaomi devices which have received a stable Android Pie update is ever-growing. While the majority of these Pie updates are still exclusive to China, devices including the POCO F1 has received the update globally and it is now being followed by the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. Mi 8 Lite Forums After the beta tests for the Android Pie that began in December, the Chinese variant of Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite recently received ...

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite’s stable Android Pie-based MIUI 10 Global update is rolling out

The “gaming smartphone” category isn’t something that many people thought would succeed. In fact, we’re still so early in this category that we’re not sure if it will be a success. Still, mobile gaming is getting bigger and bigger and there have been a few smartphone OEMs attempting to benefit from its popularity. Even popular PC games these days are getting ported to smartphones, so a well-designed device with gaming in mind makes a lot ...

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is official with the Snapdragon 855 and 12GB of RAM

What is a service worker? A service worker is a little file that will allow you to cache files and other assets on a user's machine. How is this different from server-side caching? Because the assets are stored on a user's machine, rather than a server, there is no need to go across a network. This offers a lot of gains for your app's reliability and speed. Since the app is being served from a ...

Write Your First Service Worker in 5 Minutes

Windows is typically a versatile and reliable operating system. But not always. Sometimes you’ll find yourself in frustrating situations where your PC freezes, crashes, or fails to run certain hardwar...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/hpDBWVole3w/boot-safe-mode to see original story and photos ...

How to Boot Into Safe Mode

When Google first introduced gesture controls in Android Pie, many enthusiasts felt Google’s implementation was half-baked. For example, you can only quick switch apps in a single direction, and the swipe up gesture to reveal the recent apps overview often results in the app drawer showing instead. Further, the transition animation between tasks doesn’t feel seamless, and the presence of the back button is hotly contested. Fortunately, we know that Google is working on tweaks ...

Hidden Pixel Launcher settings reveal Google is testing better iPhone-style navigation gestures for Android Q

Whether you're an IT manager or an enterprise user wanting to upgrade your gear, HP has you covered with its EliteBook business laptops. But figuring out which one to spend your hard-earned money on i...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/RGJSux7iQnM/best-hp-elitebook-business-laptops to see original story and photos ...

Best HP EliteBook Laptops 2019

It has barely been a few days since the release of Android Q for Google Pixel devices, and we have already found a bunch of new features and functionalities. These include a system-wide dark theme, dual SIM dual standby support for the Pixel 3, a desktop mode, TLS 1.3 support, customizable navigation gestures, lock screen customizations, and more. Now, you can add Facebook Messenger-like chat head notifications to this growing list. Google is testing these ...

Android Q tests Facebook Messenger-like chat heads for notifications

In a move that would surprise very few people, Xiaomi has announced during its quarterly earning call that its massively successful fitness tracker, the Mi Band, will get an upgraded release this year. Chief Financial Officer of Huami, Mr. David Cui, was asked whether the Mi Band 4 was scheduled for a March or April 2019 release, and while the answer to that specific question is in the negative, he does affirm that a successor ...

The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is coming this year

Samsung’s One UI brings together several refinements, as well as Android Pie, to the custom UX present on Samsung devices. As a successor to Touchwiz and Samsung Experience, One UI brought features like improved usage with one-hand, a system wide dark theme and more, most of which we largely appreciated in our review for the same. But despite best efforts, software experiences still have room to improve, especially considering the fact that experiences center around ...

“Complete One UI Project” is a Substratum overlay pack to fix annoyances in Samsung’s Android Pie software

Gearbest is an e-commerce portal that specializes in Chinese goods. We have mentioned Gearbest in the past, mainly as a way to purchase and import Android smartphones from China into countries where these are not officially sold by the OEM. If you have utilized Gearbest in the past, it is imperative that you know of a recent security breach in Gearbest’s database as discovered by white hat hacker Noam Rotem and VPNMentor’s team. Several different ...

Gearbest’s database of accounts, addresses, orders, and payment info was reportedly unsecured

Facebook’s Android app used to be one of the most bloated, heavy and unoptimized applications available on Android. Over the years, the team at Facebook has worked to optimize the app and make better attuned to the needs and demands of its customers. While the app is still heavy and bloated, at least it works better than what it used to, even though there is still a lot of fat that could be trimmed out ...

Facebook for Android is getting a dedicated gaming tab

AUSTIN, Texas — Inside of a machine covered in white powder, I could see — if I squinted — what looked to be a laptop. In fact, it was one of Dell's Rugged laptops in the middle of a dust-ingress test...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/_Szt_0jfSiU/dell-rugged-testing-lab to see original story and photos ...

Dust, Drops and Water Blasts: How Dell Torture-Tests Its Rugged Laptops

Another year, another new Android release. The smartphone industry is constantly evolving, and this year in particular is gearing up to be one of the most exciting for enthusiasts. Android, being a core element of this ever-changing industry, also must adapt to new trends. This couldn’t be truer for Android Q, the newest version of the Android platform. Google finally pulled the trigger and released the very first Android Q beta build for the entire ...

Android Q Beta: What’s new for the Google Pixel smartphones

Xiaomi has a number of devices on the market right now and many have been wondering if their device will get updated to Android Pie. Xiaomi’s updates are a bit different than other OEMs as they have their own ROM (MIUI) that they roll out to devices for years. Most OEMs stop pushing out updates after a couple of years, but Xiaomi maintains multiple builds of MIUI which are based on different versions of Android ...

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 and Mi Mix 2 will get Android Pie as early as next month

The UK government has announced that inmates will be taught coding in preparation for life on the outside as part of a new initiative. We all know digital skills open up opportunities and have become increasingly vital in today’s workforce. An organisation called CODE 4000 has received new funding to expand its work teaching ‘carefully-vetted’ offenders to code. Neil Barnby, a workshop instructor at HMP Humber for CODE 4000, said: “Code4000 workshops are reducing re-offending ...

UK inmates will be taught coding to prepare for their own release

The first Android Q beta release was made public 2 days ago. If you have a Google Pixel smartphone, you can download the beta right now. The biggest new features in Q are the system-wide dark mode (which has inexplicably been hidden from users), the privacy and permissions revamp (though the leaked permission overview interface was also hidden), and the desktop mode. We’ve been digging into the release using our trusted APKTool and JEB Decompiler ...

Google is working on lock screen clock customization in Android Q

WordPress now powers over 1/3rd of the top 10 million sites on the web according to W3Techs. Our market share has been growing steadily over the last few years, going from 29.9% just one year ago to 33.4% now. We are, of course, quite proud of these numbers! The path here has been very exciting. In 2005, we were celebrating 50,000 downloads. Six years later, in January 2011, WordPress was powering 13.1% of websites. And ...

One-third of the web!

Huawei is building its own proprietary operating system platform in case the United States tries to isolate the manufacturer by cutting off access to Windows, Android, and other American-built software ecosystems. The admission came in an interview with Huawei’s mobile chief Richard Yu with German newspaper Die Welt. Yu said that the equipment maker would only fall back on its OS as a Plan B if it is prevented from using operating system platforms overseen ...

Can’t do it the US way? Then we’ll do it Huawei – and roll our own mobile operating system

That's the sound of the men, working on the blockchain gang Norman Stanley Fletcher, you have pleaded guilty to inappropriate use of Hungarian notation... The UK's Department of Fun has gone public with plans to get prisoners skilled up for a world of code upon release rather than a life of, er, crime. The plan will see carefully vetted offenders sent through a four-stage process aimed at securing work behind keyboard, screen and mouse. The ...

Brit prisoners to be kept on the straight and narrow with JavaScript and CSS

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