Popular programming language Python now in Microsoft Store to download
While most Linux and Unix systems have a native Python installation, Windows does not. To make Python available, the Python team has compiled Windows installers for many years. But that will come to an end, because Python can now be downloaded from the Microsoft Store.
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Google Chrome for Windows 10 gets dark mode
Google Chrome also gets a dark mode on Windows 10. That's what Peter Kasting from Google confirmed on Reddit, reports Techdows. There was already a dark theme available within the incognito window, but outside the private version of the browser it was not possible to use it.
Windows 10 already supp... Read more
Firefox ad was part of an experiment of Mozilla
At the end of last year, several Firefox browser users reported that they were seeing advertisements in the desktop version. Now it appears that this is an experiment and that no data has been shared with the partner companies of Firefox mother Mozilla.
The Venture Beat site reports this on the basi... Read more
Firefox seems to be showing ads within New Tab page
Looks like Firefox started showing ads. This was already a possible plan of Mozilla, the company behind the popular web browser, but it has not yet been implemented. Until now, because a number of users report that they saw advertisements on the New Tab page.
At least some users report that they hav... Read more
European Union rewards the discovery of bugs in open source software
In January 2019, the European Union will launch a special reward programme for finding software bugs in open source software. By doing so, the EU aims to improve the use of open source software within its own institutions and, above all, to make it safer.
The so-called bug bounties or rewards that d... Read more
Researcher places proof-of-concept code for Facebook worm
A Polish security researcher today released details and proof-of-concept code that can be used to create a fully functioning Facebook worm. The code exploits a vulnerability within Facebook that would already be abused by spammers.
The vulnerability has to do with the mobile version of Facebook and ... Read more
OutSystems puts more emphasis on artificial intelligence and machine learning
Low code specialist OutSystems has set up its own research lab in order to speed up the creation of high quality applications with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The lab is an extension of previously started research projects in these areas.
With the established research platform... Read more
Google adds new features to Cloud Spanner database
Google has added a new region and new ways to set up multi-region configurations to Cloud Spanner. Cloud Spanner is a globally distributed relational database service. The service will also have a new function that will give developers deeper insights into the queries that consume the most recourses... Read more
Google Chrome tackles sites that won’t let you leave
It's a problem people sometimes run into. If they press the back button on Google Chrome on certain sites, nothing happens. Instead, they end up on the same page where they started. Google is currently working on a solution for this.
The site 9to5Google reports that it found a new commit in Chromium... Read more
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