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21 January 2019 7:36
The core developers of Ethereum recently announced that they decided to delay a highly anticipated network upgrade — also known as a hard fork — which is code-named Constantinople. They did this after researchers discovered a serious vulnerability in the upgrade. What is Constantinople? Constantinople is a collection of 5 separate proposals to improve Ethereum's software. It is called a hard fork because once the software has been upgraded it will not be backwardly compatible with older versions of the software. This means that all full-node operators of Ethereum must upgrade their software to the new version. These nodes are what validates transactions that come across the network. Often hard forks of cryptocurrencies can be controversial. This happens because different factions of a cryptocurrency community disagree over a proposed upgrade. Sometimes this can lead to the formation of new currencies. This happened to Bitcoin, which is the most popular cryptocurrency...
14 January 2019 7:36
Technology in smartphones has helped us get ahead in life and stay connected with our loved ones from all over the world. It is fast becoming a digital form of addiction to a lot of individuals. Software developers spend countless hours developing apps, meant to simplify our lives. With anything incredibly fascinating, there are bound to be some downsides. Apple listened to their customers and now have their developers working towards developing a feature called iOS Screen Time, which is meant to keep you in control of your digital addictions. This revolutionary feature by Apple is one of the most innovative developments towards dealing with issues related to digital addiction. Basically, the app has features that allow us to see the total time spent on the device and how we could potentially minimize it. One of the core theories with which Apple approached this project is to make people understand...
07 January 2019 7:37
Apple has a historically bad day on the stock market. Apple didn't have the best day on the stock market today, with the stocks plunging about 8% over the course of Thursday. The drop lowered Apple's stock prices to about $146 dollars, meaning that the company ended up losing close to $55 billion in its market price. Other sources say that the stock prices dropped 8.5%, which would equate to a $64 billion loss. If accurate, this would be one of the biggest single day losses in the past while for Apple. Having said that, though, the tech companies share prices have been dropping somewhat consistently over the past few weeks, being worth close to $200 at the beginning of December 2018. Overall, the company's share prices have dropped by close to 40% over the last several months, coming from an all time high of $233.47 per share to a...
01 January 2019 7:43
The current age of technology continues to blossom. Research has shown that more people are starting to use their smartphones to browse the internet instead of a traditional laptop or desktop. The number of smartphone users continues to rise. Based on what has happened this year, 2019 is likely to include even more big things concerning software development. Here are 10 software trends to keep an eye on heading into the new year. Increased Emphasis on VR and AR Virtual Reality allows you to enjoy a simulated environment due to the help of computer technology. Meanwhile, Augmented Reality uses your surroundings to provide tips and keep you engaged. AR continues to grow in popularity, as business apps use it to keep their users informed. Many analysts predict that more than a billion people will use AR by the end of the next year. Heading into 2019, AR and VR may...
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