Sneak a peek at the smartphone of tomorrow

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Look around any gathering of people — anywhere at any time — and the utter ubiquity of smartphones is really quite startling. In just a few short years, the mobile phone has undergone a fast-forward evolution from a clamshell convenience to an omnipresent piece of communication technology. Considering that this transformation took only about a decade — the iPhone celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer — it stands to reason that the next 10 years are going to be interesting.

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Node.js forks again, this time over a political dispute

New dissension in the Node.js community, driven by objections to the conduct of a Node.js technical committee member, have led to another fork of the JavaScript runtime engine.

Ayo.js describes itself as  built on the Google Chrome V8 JavaScript engine. It features an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model to make it lightweight and efficient. That’s exactly how Node.js describes itself. A note on the Ayo,js GitHub repo even states a lot of the Ayo.js documentation still points at the Node.js repo.

Two years ago, the IO.js fork resulted from a dispute over technical directions in Node.js (IO.js was later merged back into Node.js), but the new Ayo.js fork seems to be the result of community infighting more than any arguments over technology. Node.js technical steering committee member Rod Vagg, chief Node officer at Node.js provider NodeSource, raised ire over his tweet supporting a code of conduct article that Node.js community members described as inflammatory. They also claimed he had interfered with the Node.js moderation process.

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Sneak a peek at the smartphone of tomorrow

Fashion forward
smartphone of tomorrow - Alo concept phone

Image by Jerome Olivet / Tuvie

Look around any gathering of people — anywhere at any time — and the utter ubiquity of smartphones is really quite startling. In just a few short years, the mobile phone has undergone a fast-forward evolution from a clamshell convenience to an omnipresent piece of communication technology. Considering that this transformation took only about a decade — the iPhone celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer — it stands to reason that the next 10 years are going to be interesting.

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What is data mining? How analytics uncovers insights

Organizations today are gathering ever-growing volumes of information from all kinds of sources, including websites, enterprise applications, social media, mobile devices, and increasingly the internet of things (IoT).

The big question is: How can you derive real business value from this information? That’s where data mining can contribute in a big way. Data mining is the automated process of sorting through huge data sets to identify trends and patterns and establish relationships, to solve business problems or generate new opportunities through the analysis of the data.

It’s not just a matter of looking at data to see what has happened in the past to be able to act intelligently in the present. Data mining tools and techniques let you predict what’s going to happen in the future and act accordingly to take advantage of coming trends.

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