Meet the Female Soviet Spy Who Could Have Killed Hitler and Prevented the Second World War

China, England, GDR Writing Career Born in 1907 in Schöneberg, German Empire, Ursula Kuczynski’s father was an economist and her mother a painter. When she turned nineteen. Ursula joined the Communist party of Germany and, in 1929, she married Rudolph Hamburger, an architect and a communist. The couple relocated to Shanghai in 1930, where Ursula […]

Microsoft: VS Code update gets new features with programming language TypeScript 4.0

Developer Software developers: How plans to automate coding could mean big changes ahead Developer jobs: Demand for programming language Python falls amid pandemic Visual Studio 2019: Now IntelliSense linter for C++ programming language cleans up code Apple Silicon promises more powerful Macs, but developers face growing pains (ZDNet YouTube) The Best Web Hosting Providers (CNET) […]

HT Codeathon: Educators, students give thumbs up to coding drive

We are living in the fast-paced world of technology. Imagining a day without a ‘smart device’ is impossible during the times of the pandemic. Thus, education today has to be ‘smart’ and futuristic. Today’s generation is not merely using technology but it is indeed evolving with technology also. Therefore, the focus is on giving the […]

Fact check: World Bank website does not show COVID-19 testing kits were purchased in 2017 and 2018

VERDICT False. The products and product codes shown in the screenshots of the WITS website have been used since 2017 but not in relation to COVID-19. The product descriptions on the website were updated with COVID-related labels in April 2020. Due to misinterpretation, WITS then reverted the product descriptions around Sept. 7, 2020 to clarify the products predated COVID-19.

World War II Code-Breaking Site Bletchley Park to Become School for Hackers

“Just as technology presents huge opportunities for our economy–so to it poses a risk,” Hammond said in a speech last month at an event in London. “Trust in the internet and the infrastructure on which it relies is fundamental to our economic future. Because without that trust in, faith in the whole digital edifice will […]

Two UAE players charged under ICC anti-corruption code

Article 2.4.2: failing to disclose to the ACU (without unnecessary delay) the receipt of any gift, payment, hospitality or other benefit, (a) that the Participant knew or should have known was given to him/her to procure (directly or indirectly) any breach of the Anti-Corruption Code, or (b) that was made or given in circumstances that […]

The world’s top suppliers of disposable gloves are thriving because of the pandemic. Their workers aren’t

For workers, life can be just as hard off the factory floor. Auditors who visited a Kossan hostel described rooms accommodating 48 people with piles of rubbish, razor blades and broken furniture strewn everywhere. “There is often a single bathroom and toilet for up to 25 workers, so they have to get up 2 or […]

Programming languages: C++ jumps in popularity as Java falls away

Developer Software developers: How plans to automate coding could mean big changes ahead Developer jobs: Demand for programming language Python falls amid pandemic Visual Studio 2019: Now IntelliSense linter for C++ programming language cleans up code Apple Silicon promises more powerful Macs, but developers face growing pains (ZDNet YouTube) The Best Web Hosting Providers (CNET) […]

This 12-year-old CEO is offering free coding, AI classes during COVID-19

Through Boss Biz, Mehta and other experts offer mentorship and support to students, who learn what it takes to create a company and also get the chance to win $1,000 in seed funding to kick off their business. The global, two-week program runs from July 13 to 24 and is open to anyone. The cost […]

Lawyers express concern over ministerial code rewrite

Ken Macdonald QC, the former director of public prosecutions, said: “It is difficult to believe that this change is inadvertent. If it’s deliberate, it appears to advocate a conscious loosening of ministerial respect for the rule of law and the UK’s international treaty obligations, including weakening responsibility for the quality of justice here at home.