Australia works to prevent beach drownings through Wi-Fi

Australia’s beach lifeguards will be trialling the use of unlimited free Wi-Fi to push safety alerts in an effort to prevent tourists from drowning. The initiative will be tested at 10 yet-to-be-named beaches in Queensland, although it will eventually be used at patrolled beaches statewide. “Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) has worked with Actify Live […]

Google to pay JavaScript frameworks to implement performance-first code

Google will be launching a fund of $200,000 to sponsor the development and implementation of performance-related features in third-party JavaScript frameworks. The fund’s launch was announced earlier this week at the Chrome Dev Summit 2018, Google’s annual web dev conference. Frameworks with original ideas to improve performance and those which ship “on by default” performance-boosting […]

Nvidia shares drop on Q3 revenue miss, weak guidance

Nvidia published its third quarter financial results Thursday, beating earnings expectations but falling short on revenue. It also gave a weak outlook for Q4. Shares dropped by more than 15 percent in after-hours trading. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $1.84, up 38 percent from $1.33 a year earlier. Revenue for the third quarter came […]

Red Hat releases Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta

Four years ago Red Hat released its last major flagship operating system update: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7. A lot has changed since then. In 2014, the big changes were about improved Windows interoperability, better Virtual Machine (VM) support, making XFS the default file system, and, oh yes, making Docker available as a beta […]