Category: Technology, Web & Cloud

  • More Internet Technology Predictions

    More Internet Technology Predictions
    Glasbowl. From the article.

    5 Internet Technology Predictions for 2022

    Of course, the predictions include the metaverse. You’ll be surprised by this particular prediction, number 5 in the article. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was true. Chances are vague, though.

    Source: 5 Internet Technology Predictions for 2022 – The New Stack

  • Mobility Features

    Mobility Features

    Die Automobilbranche schaut ja schon länger auf die Erfolgsstories der Softwareindustrie. Mieten statt kaufen, monatliche Einnahmen statt einmaliger Kosten. Für die Standheizung nur im Winter bezahlen zu müssen scheint dem ein- oder anderen Kunden ja auch noch nachvollziehbar zu sein. Wie der Benutzer @_uni_corn_ auf Twitter berichtet, kann es allerdings sein, dass Skoda den Ansatz überzieht.

    Ich finde Skoda übertreibt das mit den kostenpflichtigen Zusatzfeatures etwas…

    Originally tweeted by Uni_corn (@_Uni_corn_) on December 26, 2021.

  • Researchers Asked an Advanced AI Whether It Can Be Ethical

    Researchers Asked an Advanced AI Whether It Can Be Ethical

    Here is what happened: (spoiler: No)

    Ethical AI
    Ethical AI

    “AI will never be ethical,” the AI said during the debate. “It is a tool, and like any tool, it is used for good and bad. There is no such thing as a good AI, only good and bad humans.”

    Source: Researchers Asked an Advanced AI Whether AI Could Ever Be Ethical, and It Said No

  • Predictions for 2022

    Predictions for 2022

    Werner Vogels, AWS CTO’s Tech Predictions for 2022

    It’s this time of the year that brings us all predictions for the next year. Over on another channel I had some already, but let me collect more here.

    Predictions for 2022

    First here is an article from Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon Web Services (AWS):

    From the article

    2022 will be an exciting year for technology, with it pushing all of us, and our planet, forward in the process

    Werner Vogels on

    To summarize @werner‘s predictions briefly, here are the 5 ideas for next year and beyond:

    Prediction One: AI-supported software development takes hold

    Github probably made the most noise when it introduced CoPilot, however, the market has been open before that. Products like Amazon DevOps Guru or CodeGuru and GPT-3 apparently supports this approach, too. While research criticizes the high error rate of the approach, the technology will improve. After all, it will accelerate development.

    Prediction two: The everywhere cloud has an edge

    Not only AWS has an offering to execute code on the distributed edge of the cloud in for of in form of Lambda@Edge. Also traditional edge players turn towards cloud capabilities. Akamai announced Edge Workers earlier this year. CloudFlare has Workers sind 2017. While the concept has been around and technically viable for much longer, all this increased activity indicate a commercial viability. That will attract more vendors.

    Prediction three: The rise of smart spaces, especially in senior care

    When the Internet of Things became popular in the middle of the ten years, Product Managers have been looking at this space already. The reason is simple: emotion is driving a huge willingness to buy. However, in most countries, this is a highly regulated market. Companies will push for their share, but the entry is difficult.

    Prediction four: Sustainability gets its own architecture

    Which is way overtime. Most will say the architecture is simple, less of the same. However, computing and storage used to be a scarce and expensive resource. Those in the age to remember a C64, an Amiga or even early PCs can relate. Software architecture had to cater for those limitations. Only with the advent of the cloud resources became virtually endless and affordable. Architecture out of a sudden didn’t have to consider technical limitations, which shows in modern stacks. In the future, architecture will follow sustainability constraints.

    Prediction five: A new wave of connectivity will bring about a new class of applications

    That’s a bold one. After Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and what many call Web 3.0, this is difficult. Low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites sure are a thing and there is no reason starlink wouldn’t be successful. Their approach is set to bring affordable broadband to every corner of the planet. Only: which problem – in scope of this prediction – does this solve? The world has places and societies that do need internet connectivity. Those areas are not a typical home for any of these projects that would require connectivity. And still then, that’d be known applications in remote areas.

    Source: Tech Predictions for 2022 and Beyond

  • Python 3.10.0 is available

  • Cloudflare announces R2 Storage

    CloudFlare Logo
    CloudFlare Logo

    CloudFlare hat heute eine neue Storage Option vorgestellt. Der Service, abgekürzt R2, das alternativ für “Really Requestable”,  “Ridiculously Reliable” oder “Radically Reprogrammable” stehen soll, ist der Ankündigung zufolge vollständig mit S3 von Amazon API kompatibel. Der wichtigste Punkt der Ankündigung scheint aber die Kosten Abgrenzung zu anderen Cloud-Storgae Services zu sein. Gleich in der Ankündigung ist die Rede davon, dass für diesen Service keine Express Kosten anfallen. Zusammen mit dem Service für eine “automatic migration” richtet sich das Angebot eindeutig an Entwickler und Nutzer des Amazon Services, die mit Kosten unzufrieden sind. Insgesamt fällt das Produkt damit auf den ersten Blick in eine Linie mit anderen Cloud-Angeboten, die die Cloud als solche in Richtung der Null-Grenzkosten-Ökonomie bewegen. Den Anspruch auf Verfügbarkeit und Flexibilität muss das Produkt erst beweisen. Und auch die Kostenfrage wird sich bei Nutzern stellen, die schlussendlich das Zero-Rating dieses Angebots ausgeschöpft haben.

    Introducing Cloudflare’s S3-compatible Object Storage service, with zero egress bandwidth charges and automatic migration from S3-compatible services.

    Source: Announcing Cloudflare R2 Storage: Rapid and Reliable Object Storage, minus the egress fees

  • AMD Ready To Make Arm Chips

  • cloud based CI/CD issues – travis-ci

    Travis-CI published a security bulletin the other day, describing a special condition that would allow to access secrets belonging to a foreign repository in Github or Bitbucket. The condition requires a fork from a public repository. That’s how open source work, and very central functionality. Not a corner case.

    Turns out, the cloud service did address the issue, still plenty of secrets have been affected:

    While cloud technology is all great economically, this is another sample of why commercial software vendors need to consider third party vendors in their threat profiles.

  • iPhone 13 A15

    With the anticipated release of iPhone 13 coming closer, rumours increase. Leaker @FrontTron on Twitter has some numbers, that AppleInsider is kind enough to put into perspective.

    It’s impressive how apple dominates the mobile CPU space. With last years release of “Apple Silicon” in form of the M1 chip for notebook like computing (and the iPad), the near strategy ain’t too obvious. Notebookcheck.coms interpretation is the next gen M2 will base on the A15 design, but vary in contained cores.

    A benchmark on what is said to be the GPU in Apple’s A15 chip, destined for the ” iPhone 13 ,” is 13.7% faster than the A14, maintaining Apple’s lead in mobile performance. A Manhattan 3.1 GPU benchmark test reportedly shows Apple’s A15 chip hitting 198 FPS during the first round of testing.

    From the article.