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Let the AI Search Wars Begin: Bing vs. Bard

Following the success of GitHub Copilot for software development and ChatGPT for sentient-sounding chatbots, Microsoft announced a new "copilot for the web" experience for its Bing search engine within a day of Google unveiling a similar project, Bard.

Ransomware Hits Unpatched VMware Systems: 'Send Money Within 3 Days'

Users who neglected to install security patches issued by VMware two years ago are now being hit by a big ransomware attack wave.

Zuck Talks Generative AI, Metaverse in Meta Earnings Call

"The two major technological waves driving our roadmap are AI today, and over the longer term, the metaverse."

Running Apps in Docker, Part 4: Deploy Different App Versions with Docker Compose

Tom explains that most multi-tiered apps are dynamic and deployed in multiple locations so their components also will need to be updated.

Using AWS Fault Injection Simulator to Test EC2 Workloads

One of the things that you can do with the Fault Injection Simulator is to force an EC2 instance offline as a way of testing your high-availability strategy.

Consultant, Author, Microsoft Certified Trainer: 'My 10 Wishes for Technology'

Don't you sometimes just wish this amazing Information Technology business we're in was just a little different? That tech just worked? That there was one standard instead of eight? That security wasn't an afterthought. And that all apps weren't tested in production under the guise of DevOps?

Microsoft Security Best Practice: Clean Up Active Directory Accounts with PowerShell

Why use third-party security tools for Active Directory account cleanups when the ubiquitous PowerShell serves just as well?

Running Applications in Docker, Part 3: Integrate Container Apps Using Docker Compose

Tom shows how to use Docker Compose to deploy PostgreSQL and pgAdmin from a file.

New 'Open Metaverse Foundation' to Foster Open Source Software, Standards

The mission is to provide a collaboration space for diverse industries to work on developing a metaverse that is inclusive, global, vendor-neutral and scalable.

Running Applications in Docker, Part 2: Table Joins in PostgreSQL

Tom demos table joins, shell scripts for repetitive tasks and using "exec" to run commands inside a container from the host system.

Davos 2023 Tackles the Metaverse: 'The Next Era of the Internet Is Coming'

WEF publishes two reports discussing interoperability and demystifying the consumer metaverse (while explaining the difference between "web3" and "Web 3.0")

Running Apps in Docker, Part 1: Instantiation and Using PostgreSQL

After his introductory series, Tom Fenton deploys a database on Docker and integrates it with other apps deployed from other Docker images.

Azure OpenAI Service Opens Up, ChatGPT On Tap

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: "ChatGPT is coming soon to the Azure OpenAI Service, which is now generally available."

2023 Data Protection Report: 'Ransomware Is Winning'

Veeam Software published a Data Protection Report for the new year, finding even more ransomware attacks plagued organizations in 2022.

Interview with the Creator of the Inovato Quadra (Low-Priced Raspberry Pi Alternative)

Tom Fenton continues to be impressed with the low-priced Inovato Quadra, an alternative to the Raspberry Pi, and the person behind it, Michael Burmeister-Brown.

Digital & IT Skills Report: Blockchain Demand Increases 552%

While blockchain demand grew the fastest, the most popular skill on the DevSkiller platform is JavaScript, which overtook Java.

Hands-On Review: Inovato Quadra Plus (Raspberry Pi Alternative)

The less-expensive Quadra is a better fit than Raspberry Pi for those who want/need a low-cost software platform to use and experiment with.

Web3 Predictions at the World Economic Forum

"There will be more tokenization of assets, and increasingly mainstream use of blockchain technology."

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IBM's Watson Crashes the Cloud AI Party

After wowing the world way back in 2011 by defeating humans at the TV game show "Jeopardy!" with early-stage AI tech, IBM's Watson is making a bit of a comeback.

What Tech Do Developers Love, Dread and Want (and How Does Web3 Fit In)?

One of the most popular parts of Stack Overflow's huge annual developer report is an examination of what tech devs love, dread and want the most.