Day: April 14, 2020

AGL tackles consistency in large-scale multi-cloud move – Cloud

AGL Energy is a year into a program of work it is calling AAA – Automate, Accelerate, AGL – that is establishing standard paths and practices for deploying code into the cloud at scale.

The existence of the AAA Program was first revealed in a blog post in late February and was elaborated on during the HashiDays virtual summit held by HashiCorp this month.

DevOps Architect Lachlan White told the summit that AGL is using two HashiCorp tools – Terraform Enterprise and Sentinel – to implement standard ways of working in the cloud.

Terraform is an infrastructure-as-code service used to

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Apple and Google to create contact tracing technology – Software – Hardware

Apple and Google will work together to create contact tracing technology that aims to slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing users to opt into a system that catalogs other phones they have been near.

The two Silicon Valley companies make the world’s dominant smartphone operating systems for iPhones and Android devices.

They will work together on technology that will allow mobile devices to trade information via Bluetooth connections to alert people when they have been in close proximity with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, the sometimes deadly respiratory disease associated with the novel coronavirus.

The technology

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PUBG Mobile ‘Cold Front Survival’ Mode Coming April 16: Here’s What We Can Expect

PUBG Mobile will get a ‘Cold Front Survival‘ mode starting April 16, as teased by the games social media accounts. While not much is confirmed about the new mode, the multiple posts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook from the games official account have had fans trying to figure out what the new mode will be all about. From one of the posts, it can be seen that there will be a new item added to the game. Another post shows the image of a drone as part of the new Cold Front Survival mode.

While the company has not clarified

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TikTok Crosses 1 Billion Installs Milestone on Google Play Store Amid Lockdown

With a lot of people stuck indoors during lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, social and video streaming apps have seen a surge in usage. Now, popular short-format video platform TikTok has surpassed one billion installs on the Google Play Store. Currently, the app ranks number three in the ‘Top Free’ category in India, behind Zoom and the government’s Aarogya Setu app at the top position. The surge in installs could also be related to the fact that since many people are now spending time at home, everyone’s looking for different ways to pass the time and be entertained.

TikTok’s

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Oppo Ace 2 With Quad Rear Cameras, 65W SuperVOOC Fast Charging Launched: Price, Specifications

Oppo Ace 2 smartphone was launched in China on Monday. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC, and comes with quad rear cameras. The phone has a single hole-punch display with the cut out placed on the top left of the screen. The Oppo Ace 2 offers 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 Flash Charge and 40W Air VOOC wireless fast charging. The phone features 5G support, and has a 6.5-inch full-HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate. The Oppo Ace 2 is the successor of the Oppo Reno Ace phone launched last year. The company has decided to remove the ‘Reno’

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