Technology News Roundup 25/08/2017


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Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, this week ending 25/08/2017, popular robots are dangerously easy to hack, Oracle opens up Java EE, Machine Learning will transform the data science role, and Android has released its latest mobile operating system Android Oreo.




Popular robots are dangerously easy to hack

According to Cyber Security firm IOActive Inc, some of the most popular industrial and consumer robots are dangerously easy to hack and could be turned into bugging devices or weapons. These vulnerabilities could allow the robots to be turned into surveillance devices, surreptitiously spying on their owners, or let them be hijacked and used to physically harm people or damage property.

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(Bloomberg Technology) 22/08/2017



Oracle opens up Java EE

Oracle continues to make progress with Java EE 8, the enterprise edition for the Java platform, and moving forward it would like to advance Java EE within a more open and collaborative community. The specs are nearly complete and the Java team expects to deliver the Java EE 8 reference implementation this summer.

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(SD times) 17/08/2017



Machine Learning will transform the data science role

According to Teradata’s CTO Stephen Brobst, the role of data scientists will be transformed as machine learning techniques become more widely used by businesses. While many of the principles behind AI approaches are not new, interest within an enterprise setting has exploded in recent years. And as usage becomes more widespread and sophisticated, the role of data scientists will begin to evolve too.

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(Computer World) 18/08/2017



Android Oero released by Google

Google has released the latest version of its Android mobile operating system (OS) which is named after Oreo chocolate biscuits. Google’s own Nexus and Pixel phones are expected to be the first to receive the software update and App developers will now be able to split notifications into categories, so people can block some types of alert while still receiving others.

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