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Amazon Open It’s Luna Cloud Gaming For All: Play Your Favorite Games Straight From The Cloud

Amazon is finally ready for you to start playing games on Luna. Its cloud computing service lets users play their favorite video game from virtually any device they own – even without its dedicated controller. A new app has been released that will allow people connected via Fire TV or other tablets/phones to enjoy gaming.

Imagine being able to play your favorite games on any device without installing them? That’s possible with Luna. Once you’ve paid the monthly fee, all that needs to be done is sign into an account and start streaming! Compatible devices include Fire TV Sticks/TVs; Mac computers & laptops etc.

Amazon is expanding its Prime Gaming Channel to give gamers access to exclusive games and rotating showcases of different titles. For the month of March alone we can look forward Devil May Cry 5, Observer, System Redux and PHOGS. In addition, there will be a Flashback game available on this new channel for amazon prime members as well.

Luna gained a couple of new features, which is great for gamers. They can now stream their gaming sessions directly to Twitch and there’s also an app on iPhones and Android phones that allows them to use the phone controller with games played through Amazon Fire TV devices.

Reference:

  • https://www.zdnet.com/article/amazon-luna-cloud-gaming-service-is-now-available-to-everyone/
  • https://www.amazon.com/luna/landing-page
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Google Introduces Cloud Functions (2nd gen) Into Public Preview: Google Cloud’s Next-Generation Functions-as-a-Service Product

Google’s Cloud Functions (2nd gen) is the next generation of their popular product as Functions-as-a-Service product. It comes with an advanced feature set that gives you more powerful infrastructure, control over performance and scalability, as well as 90 event sources from which to trigger your function. The power of the second generation is in its portability. You can run your function anywhere with just one command. The new version also offers greater flexibility in terms of when it runs – all thanks to some help from Google’s cutting-edge serverless technology called Cloud Run or Eventarc.

The new capabilities of Cloud Functions include increased concurrency (up to 1,000 concurrent requests per function instance), larger instances (16 GB memory and 4 vCPUs), and longer processing time for HTTP functions (up to 60 mins).

The new Cloud Functions features an enhanced UI that lets you customize your dashboard to suit what matters most. With improved developer experience and accessibility updates, it’s easier than ever to develop functions for any device or platform without worrying about complicated installation processes! A seamless onboarding process easily makes 1st gen and 2nd gen function development in one place.

References:

  • https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/introducing-the-next-generation-of-cloud-functions
  • https://www.infoq.com/news/2022/03/google-cloud-functions/
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NVIDIA Bites Back At Its Recent CyberAttack Hackers

The recent cyberattacks on Nvidia may have been carried out by the South American hacker group Lapsus$. Vx-underground is reporting that Nvidia has retaliated by sneaking back into the hacker’s system and encrypting all of its stolen data.

With a market cap near 600 billion dollars, Nvidia is the most valuable chipmaker in America. It specializes in producing graphics processing units (GPU) for video game playing and advanced computer simulations to enhance user experience

The LAPSU$ hacker group in South America has illegally tapped into Nvidia’s mailing server and installed malware on the software distribution system. Last week, Lapsus$ announced that it had stolen 1 TB of Nvidia data and threatened to leak sensitive information about employees. The group also shared some screenshots as proof but they weren’t definitive; we may never know if this was true or not- there could be any number of reasons why these posts went up.

With the recent increase in ransomware attacks, it seems that Nvidia has identified these hackers. According to Vx-underground’s Twitter post and backed by screenshots they encrypted their system after being infected with malware for-profit motives which led them to theft data.

References:

  • https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-allegedly-hacks-hackers-who-stole-companys-data
  • https://www.techspot.com/news/93568-nvidia-allegedly-hacked-hackers-stole-data-back.html
  • https://www.pcmag.com/news/nvidia-investigates-potential-ransomware-incident
  • https://www.techtimes.com/articles/272350/20220227/nvidia-hackers-allegedly-hacked-back-by-nvidia-data-un-stolen.html
  • https://www.reuters.com/technology/chipmaker-nvidia-investigating-potential-cyberattack-report-2022-02-25/
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Top Cloud Providers For AI/IoT/VR/AR

In 2021, cloud computing is the go-to model for information technology. Companies are prioritizing as service providers over traditional vendors and accelerating digital transformation projects with this new normal of work following COVID 19 pandemic.

The top cloud computing vendors are all about choice. You have a few great options when it comes to the vendor, but they’re not just one-and-done types of machines. Here are some of the top cloud providers to check:

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  • Amazon Web Services (AWS): AWS is a major player in AI, database and machine learning today. They were also one of the first companies to offer cloud computing back when it was just beginning years ago – 2008! In this time period since then, they’ve never looked back with new services launching all over town every other day or hour, depending how fast you can read about them on here.
  • Microsoft Azure : Microsoft has been making significant advances in enterprise technology with their Azure cloud platform. The company’s software-as-a service effort and its footprint among companies who want an alternative to AWS makes them a strong candidate. As we move forward into 2022 it will be interesting how much weight these two players can carry given the current state of affairs within ecommerce, AI, IoT globally
  • Google Cloud Platform: Google Cloud Platform is coming off a year where it built out its strategy, sales team and differentiating services. It also had performance hiccups but now COVID-19 has given the company a boost as well as setting up plans for managing multi-cloud workloads.
  • Alibaba Cloud: Alibaba Cloud is a global leader in cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Founded as early as 2009, it offers services to thousands of enterprises around the world from more than 200 countries or regions through its platform which has been built up by rapid expansion over time with numerous partnerships still remaining key aspects for success going forward
  • IBM: IBM is betting big on the Red Hat acquisition, hoping that it can boost their revenue growth.
  • Dell Technologies/VMware: With its product lineup now tied together with the help and guidance from VMware, it will be easier than ever for companies to offer customers a seamless experience across both on-premise data centers as well as public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services. This leadership position has been established through investing heavily into research & development efforts that produce cutting edge technology including processors which are optimally tuned per application needs; servers featuring upspeed capabilities such bumping speeds while reducing costs
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise: The global edge-to cloud company, HPE is looking to be a hybrid and multi-cloud player. However its secret sauce may lie at the edge with Aruba.
  • Oracle: Oracle is no stranger to the world of cloud computing. The company has been providing both IaaS and PaaS for years now, but with their latest acquisition they have become even more competitive in this market by adding NetSuite as well.
  • Cisco Systems: With a focus on network, security and analytics for the modern cloud environment Cisco is able to deliver comprehensive portfolios of software solutions that simplify connecting or protecting your IT infrastructure.
  • Salesforce: Salesforce is on a mission to be the center of your customer data universe. The company wants its customers utilize all that information for personal experiences, sell them cloud services and put their Sales Cloud Customer 360 effort in central tech world places.

We tried our best to bring some of the best cloud providers, but if we missed anything, then please feel free to reach out.

References:

  1. https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-top-cloud-providers-of-2021-aws-microsoft-azure-google-cloud-hybrid-saas/
  2. https://www.itbusinessedge.com/cloud/compare-top-cloud-providers/
  3. https://allcode.com/cloud-providers/
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Now You Can Protect Your Google Cloud Workloads (GCP) With Microsoft Defender For Cloud

Microsoft recently added protection for Google Cloud Platform (GCP), following support from Azure and AWS. This is to help customers defend the security of multi-cloud deployments by making sure they can quickly navigate any vulnerabilities in their environment.

The integration of Azure Security Center and Defender service into Microsoft’s new product, which is called “Defender for Cloud”, allows it to provide more protection from threats in clouds. The system can strengthen your overall security posture as well protect against any potential vulnerabilities that might exist across various environments like multi-cloud or hybrid setups.

Microsoft Defender for Cloud will provide more than 80 recommendations to protect your organization’s data in the cloud, including protecting key areas like anonymous or publicly accessible storage. The software also enables you build custom policies that meet specific security standards of an individual’s needs within seconds.

Microsoft Defender for Cloud uses Google APIs to connect and deploy its capabilities on containers, servers in the GCP environment. The product can also adapt automatically as resources are added or removed from a company’s hosting plan.

References:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-defender-for-cloud/protect-your-google-cloud-workloads-with-microsoft-defender-for/ba-p/3073360

https://www.ithome.com.tw/news/149529

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AWS’s CodeGuru Reviewer Now Has New Features To Spots Log4Shell-Like Bugs In Java And Python Code

The Amazon Web Services’ CodeGuru Reviewer Tool’s ‘detectors’ has been updated to seek out potential flaws like the recently disclosed Log4J bug.

Two new features are now available for CodeGuru Reviewer, an AWS scanner that uses machine learning to check code during reviews and suggest improvements. The tool aims to improve reviews in the context of continuous integration processes (CI/CD) developed by developers with source codes stored on GitHub or Bitbucket; after they commit their work onto these platforms, it will be easy for them to add CodeGuru Reviewer as a code reviewer.

This past year, the company added new features to help flesh out their security checks. The first is CodeGuru Reviewer Secrets Detector which detects risky hardcoded secrets in source code and configuration files for Java or Python applications like passwords (and API access keys).

With the new features for CodeGuru Review, which includes the ‘Detector Library,’ you can now detect common security flaws affecting Java and Python web applications as well as several detectors specifically aimed at Log4Shell-like log injection.

The detector library is a great resource for reviewing the many different types of vulnerabilities that can occur in your code. It contains information about each security issue, including its severity and how it may affect an application process or system functionality. With over 91 Java and 69 Python detectors to choose from, the library’s comprehensive security system has you covered.

References:

  • https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-for-amazon-codeguru-reviewer-detector-library-and-security-detectors-for-log-injection-flaws/
  • https://www.zdnet.com/article/awss-ai-code-reviewer-now-spots-log4shell-like-bugs-in-java-and-python-code/
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Twitter Engineering Team Introduces A New Swift Package For Apache Thrift

Twitter is excited to announce the release of their new open-source, lightweight Thrift library for ApacheThrift and for communicating with backend servers. The company says that this will make it easier than ever before in developing software using Apple platforms and allow more people across all skill levels.

Thrift is an open-source interface description language similar to Google’s Protobuf. Thrifts and protofab are very similar; the main difference is that while prototypists use Serializer implementations for conversion purposes, at Twitter, they mainly rely on it to store data across services and communicate between ones where necessary.

Twitter wanted to use Swift in their new telemetry system because most features of the Twitter app are developed using that language. The library they previously used for Thrift only supported Objective-C, and it wasn’t intuitive or easy on anyone who had been coding exclusively with C.

Twitter Apache Thrift is a simple yet powerful package that you can add to any project in Xcode with ease. It doesn’t have any Foundation system framework dependencies, making it an ideal option for beginners!

Github: https://github.com/twitter/ios-twitter-apache-thrift

Reference: https://blog.twitter.com/engineering/en_us/topics/open-source/2022/introducing-twitter-apache-thrift

 

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Google Open-Source ‘network-opt’: A C++ Library For Network Optimization

We are all part of the internet. From your computer’s electrical circuits to be networked networks that route data around globe, we live in this vast web-connected by blue links on pages everywhere you look- whether it is an article online or something more personal like Facebook status updates.

Networks have a variety of different shapes and sizes, from the most simple networks where all nodes communicate with each other to more complex arrangements that involve dedicated links or bridges between groups. The number is exponential as well; just 12 active participants can produce over 1 trillion possible topologies.

Google researchers have introduced a new open-source C++ library, ‘network-opt’, that can optimize network topologies. Using sophisticated techniques for combinatorial search, this algorithm efficiently constructs instances from series-parallel networks commonly found in electrical and telecommunications applications.

Paper: https://research.google/pubs/pub51051/

Github: https://github.com/google/network-opt

Reference: https://opensource.googleblog.com/2022/02/A-New-Library-for-Network-Optimization.html