Day: June 24, 2018

Agile software development still more a feel-good term than reality

‘It breaks my heart to see the ideas we wrote about in the Agile Manifesto used to make developers’ lives worse, instead of better,’ a co-author of the 2001 Agile Manifesto laments. …read more Source:: ZDNet

The week that QoS in networking, aka WAN, RAN, thank you ma’am

Aruba gets the SD-WAN bug, Huawei patches slowly and so much more Roundup Nokia has claimed a first by demonstrating a cloud-based radio access network (RAN) running on an operational carrier network.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Japanese Writing After Murakami

Roland Kelts, writing for The Times Literary Supplement: At fifty-one, Hideo Furukawa is among the generation of Japanese writers I’ll call “A. M.,” for “After Murakami.” Haruki Murakami is Japan’s most internationally renowned living author. His work has been translated into over fifty languages, his books sell in the millions, and there is annual speculation…

2018 iPhone could be cheaper than iPhone X, and will USB-C replace Lightning? – CNET

What went down in iPhone news this week. …read more Source:: CNet

Logitech’s school-targeted Crayon stylus is so good, Apple should copy it for iPad – CNET

Logitech’s education-targeted keyboard case and stylus work with the newest iPad but have features anyone would like. …read more Source:: CNet

Google is Adding Anti-Tampering DRM To Android Apps in the Play Store

Google has introduced a small change to Play Store apps that could significantly protect several Android users. From a report: Earlier this week, Google quietly rolled out a feature that adds a string of metadata to all APK files (that’s the file type for Android apps) when they are signed by the developer. You can’t…

LoRa With The ESP32

If you are interested in deploying LoRa — the low power long-range wireless technology — you might enjoy [Rui Santos’] project and video about using the ESP32 with the Arduino IDE to implement LoRa. You can see the video below. He uses the RFM95 transceivers with a breakout board, so even if you want to…

World Cup 2018 memes: England wins, fans say ‘it’s coming home’ – CNET

Overjoyed Three Lions fans are ready to claim that trophy, while some point out England hasn’t faced any tough competition. …read more Source:: CNet

DC Comics Returns To Supermarket Shelves With New, Giant-Sized Comics

DC Comics announced earlier this week that it has partnered with Walmart to revive its DC Giant range as a 100-page anthology format comic book. Four new series revolving around Batman, Superman, the Justice League, and the Teen Titans will launch solely in the retail stores starting July 1. From a report: Starting next month,…

Warner Bros Is Cracking Down On Harry Potter Festivals

Warner Bros is cracking down on local Harry Potter fan festivals around the country, saying it’s necessary to halt unauthorized commercial activity. From a report: Fans, however, liken the move to Dementors sucking the joy out of homegrown fun, while festival directors say they’ll transfigure the events into generic celebrations of magic. “It’s almost as…