5 ways to avoid cloud waste

Today, everyone uses the cloud. According to Flexera's State of the Cloud 2020 Report, 98% of businesses are using at least one public or private cloud. The other 2% are fibbing or still running...

A guide to migrating off Windows Server 2008

On January 14, Microsoft officially ended support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. That means no more fixes or patches even if vulnerabilities are found, although there have been exceptions in the past...

The chip shortage is getting worse

Starting next week, General Motors is again halting the assembly lines of several pickup truck plants because the company doesn’t have enough computer chips. The plants had been back up and running for just...

Hubble has spotted comet Neowise after it survived its journey around the sun

NASA has released new photos of Comet Neowise taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, revealing a close-up view of the brightest comet observed in decades after it passed around the sun this summer.  What happened:...

The most valuable software developer skills to get hired now

As one of the few true growth areas of the past decade, software development is a constantly in-demand skill which spans a whole host of roles, disciplines and frameworks. Deciding which of those will...

Tired of Gmail? Try a Privacy-First Email Provider

A large part of your online life revolves around your email address. It acts as a central hub for almost everything you do: Travel documents and itineraries arrive there, it’s home to receipts for...

Amazon, Google, and Microsoft take their clouds to the edge

It might surprise you to learn that the big three public clouds – AWS, Google Could Platform, and Microsoft Azure – are all starting to provide edge computing capabilities. It’s puzzling, because the phrase...

7 superb Python books for every skill level

The more popular or more powerful a programming language, the better the odds of finding not only many books about it, but a diversity of books. As Python has soared in popularity, so have...

The Iconic Arecibo Telescope Goes Quiet After Major Damage

Early Monday morning, a cable suspended over the Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico broke and left a 100-foot-long gash in the dish of the iconic radio telescope. The 3-inch diameter cable also caused damage...

The Many Faces of Bad Science

In 1942, sociologist Robert Merton described the ethos of science in terms of its four key values: The first, universalism, meant the rules for doing research are objective and apply to all scientists, regardless...

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