Weekly Tech Roundup for June 8 2018 – About Big Acquisitions, Windows and Women in Tech
Times are changing and so is the technology that guides our day to day interactions with the versatile world. Developers are working round the clock to discover better ways to implement changes, you would have to consciously keep up with Trends so that you don’t get lost or left behind.
We at Bincom Dev Center, we make catching up with relevant trend easy for you to do. Here are Information and Communications Technology Trends that will blow your mind. Take your time and digest every one of them. The world is fast evolving and so should your mind.
APPLE CUSTOM MAC PROCESSOR SECRET LAB
Apple has been quietly picking up Intel engineers for this obvious reason… – BO
FITNESS RING TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR LOST iPHONE
Are you bothered about losing you I-phone? Maybe you should consider this and put your mind to rest. – OS
As developers, we are always in need of Documentations. A quick Google search is often what is needed. However, if you would like the entire software documentation on your local system, then you should consider this. – BA
This is pretty amazing…I didn’t see this one coming. – BO
The interest of this post is for all upcoming Mobile developers who are confused on what path to follow in the mobile development sector. – BO
WILL GITHUB REMAIN TRUST-WORTHY NOW THAT MICROSOFT HAS ACQUIRED IT?
Many people are flooding to Gitlab from GitHub, simply because Microsoft bought GitHub. They fail to realize that even Microsoft has turned over a new leaf since their “evil” corporation days. Microsoft under Sundar has been more opensourceish, but trust once eroded … is hard to rebuild … lesson learnt. – BA
Are you a Windows pc user who is Interested in having a Linux environment without having to resort to dual booting or installing a resource eating VM software?
Say hello to Windows Subsystem for Linux, no complicated setup, no risk of accidentally damaging your pc, no resource heavy software. -OO
REFER A FRIEND SCHEMES ARE NOT ILLEGAL
Refer a friend schemes are still legal under the new GDPR. In this case, the organization is simply acting as an Email provider for the referring friend. What providers cannot do anymore under GDPR is to store the referred friends’ details and send further communications to him/her without informed consent. This a really old post that gives more details about this – BA
“Using Node is kind of like nails-on-chalkboard for me”. Node.js creator blasts Node.js, offers Deno, a secure Typescript-Based alternative. – AA
12 WEEKS OF FREE CODING COURSES FOR WOMEN
For the Ladies in Tech, you want to check this out.
1 million women to tech present “Summer of Code”. A 3-month global program focused on bringing more women into software development. Its 12 weeks of free coding courses for women. Also get the opportunity of working globally with remote teams on fun programming challenges. The program runs through July 14 – October 14, 2018. It’s 100% online, worldwide.
DEVELOPERS PROFESSIONAL LANGUAGES
Want to learn what Professional developers do and the languages they use most, read article below. – EE
EXCITING INNOVATIONS TO LOOKOUT FOR IN RUSSIA IN THE SPIRIT OF RUSSIA
As exciting as the World Cup 2018 is already…here are some technology innovations to look out for. – BO
Is your Python system susceptible to any of these classic Python exploit? There are ways to fix them, but you can’t fix what you can’t see right? – BA
Google launches podcast app with personalized user experience with AI. For podcast lovers, you might like to check this out – KO
TECHCRUNCH STARTUP BATTLEFIELD IN LAGOS
TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming to Lagos. – OO
INSTAGRAM LAUNCHES NEW FEATURE, IGTV
If you already regard your Instagram explore page to be like a sort of TV portal, you’re going to be extra excited for Instagram’s new feature, IGTV. – BO
KEEP UP WITH THE WORLD CUP WITH THESE APPS
With these apps you can stay updated on anything you want to know about the Worldcup. – GO
These are the best laptops a programmer can get in the market although expensive but will definitely suit any coder. – BO
SYSTEM RESTARTS DOES FIX SOME PROBLEMS
A simple system restart might be all your device needs to be at its optimal best. – SS
COMPUTER CALCULATION SPEED JUST GOT EVEN FASTER WITH IBM’S SUPER COMPUTER
If you thought for a second that computer calculation speeds could still get even faster…well…you were right. Meet IBM’s “Summit”, The supercomputer which fills a server room the size of two tennis courts — can spit out answers to 200 quadrillion (or 200 with 15 zeros) and likely to be named the world’s speediest and smartest supercomputer. – NN
TESTING WITH FACEBOOK’S JEST IS MORE SECURE
Testing with Facebook’s JEST is easier and secure. – NN
CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO USE A.I TRACKING SYSTEM
Find out how the Chinese Government is about to implement an electronic tracking system powered by Artificial Intelligence to keep track of her citizens! – OCI
CUSTOM YOUTUBE APP USING YOUTUBE DATA API
By Kareem Olayinka
This is a simple web application to show build a custom YouTube application using the YouTube data API.
The Business of Social Reputation
By Nnaemeka Nwosu
We can agree that the world, if not already is, but is getting to be global village. This was made possible via the internet. One major driving force of this, leveraging on the internet, is Social Media. Presently, practically everything about a person, an animal, a place or a thing can be found on social media.
That being said, we can go ahead to say that social reputation is how the general public perceives someone or a group of people, both online (social media) and in the physical environment (immediate community).
Where can your Social Reputation score be used?
At the moment, Social Reputation Scoring is already being utilized for various activities but the first that comes to mind is for Credit worthiness which is currently being used by Social Lender ( www.sociallenderng.com ) to ascertain if an individual requesting for a particular loan amount, is eligible.
Other areas where Social Reputation Scoring are/can be applied include;
Applying to a school
Applying for a new job
As seen, Social Reputation Scoring can be used in various other fields.
About Weekly Tech Roundup by Bincom Dev Center
You probably already know that Bincom ICT‘s core is Best Use of Technology. This initiative is a compilation of some of the things the humans at Bincom Dev Center found interesting during the week in review. Bincom Dev Center is the Training & Development Arm of Bincom ICT.
In this weekly publication, You will find various pieces ranging from ideas, to trends, to random thoughts. They are here because we found them interesting. We also include some knowledge development pieces and where to get more information about the topic. We aim to publish an edition every Friday at 5pm (with exception of Holidays). We are working hard to keep ourselves updated and we thing you should too!
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One more thing, Credits for this edition goes to :
- Contributors: All_of_us @ Bincom Dev Center
- Compiled by: Precious Oguche.
- Edited by: Nnaemeka Nwosu
- Senior Responsibility Officer: Bade Adesemowo