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Developer News – Week ending March 16, 2018

Here are some of the developer news articles that appeared this past week.

Happy Reading and Happy Coding!

Mar 16 – ZDnet: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ arrives: Faster CPU, Wi-Fi, 300Mbps Ethernet – The Pi 3 Model B+ has a 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core Broadcom Arm Cortex A53-architecture processor compared with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B’s 1.2GHz CPU.

Mar 15 – The Verge: Microsoft’s new gaming cloud division readies for a future beyond Xbox – Microsoft is unveiling a new gaming cloud division that’s ready for a future where consoles and gaming itself are very different to today.

Mar 14 – Google Doodles: 30th Anniversary of Pi Day! – Today’s delectable Doodle – baked & built by award-winning pastry chef and creator of the Cronut® Dominique Ansel – pays homage to this well-rounded mathematical constant by representing the pi formula (circumference divided by diameter) using — what else — pie!

Mar 14 – Google Maps Platform: The real world as your playground: Build real-world games with Google Maps APIs – Google startedby bringing the richness of Google Maps to the Unity game engine. They turn buildings, roads, and parks into GameObjects in Unity, where developers can then add texture, style, and customization to match the look and feel of your game. This means that they can focus on building rich, immersive gameplay without the overhead of scaffolding a global-scale game world.

Mar 14 – Venture Beat: Blok.Party unveils blockchain-based game console called PlayTable – The PlayTable is the latest smart toy-game hybrid that seeks to combine physical and digital toys and games, with the added innovation of using blockchain to track digital collectibles.

Mar 14 – Microsoft AI Blog: Microsoft reaches a historic milestone, using AI to match human performance in translating news from Chinese to English – Researchers in the company’s Asia and U.S. labs said that their system achieved human parity on a commonly used test set of news stories, called newstest2017, which was developed by a group of industry and academic partners and released at a research conference called WMT17 last fall.

Mar 13 – Ars Technica: A raft of flaws in AMD chips makes bad hacks much, much worse – The flaws—in AMD’s EPYC, Ryzen, Ryzen Pro, and Ryzen Mobile lines of processors—require attackers to first gain administrative rights on a targeted network or computer, which is a hurdle that’s difficult but by no means impossible to clear.

Mar 12 – source: Inside the Vatican’s First-Ever Hackathon – The Vatican’s first-ever codefest came together last year after Jakub Florkiewicz, an MBA student at Harvard Business School, met the Reverend Eric Salobir, a founder of Optic, the first Vatican-affiliated think tank on technology, during a Harvard leadership summit in Rome.

Mar 12 – All Things Distributed: Unlocking Enterprise systems using voice – Using your voice is powerful because it’s spontaneous, intuitive, and enables you to interact with technology in the most natural way possible. It may well be considered the universal user interface.

Mar 11 – Slash Gear: Apple debuts new Made For iPhone logo for third-party products – The revised set of logos continue make it clear that a product is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, but there are a few subtle changes.

Mar 10 – Tom’s Guide: Bose’s AR Glasses Finally Make Augmented Reality Cool – Unlike traditional augmented reality (AR) technology, Bose AR enriches experiences with audio instead of visuals.

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