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  • Google Launches Version 1.1 Of Its Go Programming Language, Promises Noticeable Performance Boost

    Google Launches Version 1.1 Of Its Go Programming Language, Promises Noticeable Performance Boost

    Google today launched version 1.1 of its open source Go programming language. It’s been more than a year since Google launched version 1.0 of Go. The language, which puts an emphasis on concurrency and speed, has seen three maintenance releases since then, but the team has been conservative with bumping up its version numbers. This new version, however, the Go team writes, introduces… Read More

  • JavaScript Tops Latest Programming Language Popularity Ranking From RedMonk

    JavaScript Tops Latest Programming Language Popularity Ranking From RedMonk

    Industry analyst firm RedMonk published today its latest quarterly programming language popularity ranking. JavaScript came out on top, followed closely by Java, PHP, and Python. The rankings are based on data collected from the open source project host GitHub and the programming questions and answer site StackOverflow, a measurement invented by Drew Conway and John Myles White in 2010. Read More

  • This Is Not The Net You Thought You Knew

    This Is Not The Net You Thought You Knew

    You know how the Internet works, right? Of course you do: you’re a TechCrunch reader, a power user. You know what that “HTTP” means in your address bar (if you’re not using Chrome.) You know that behind the scenes, the Domain Name System translates your requests for domain names like techcrunch.com to numeric addresses like 76.74.254.121, and secure connections are… Read More

  • Do not freeze your Seagate hard drive

    Seagate manager Pete Steege tried to store his Seagate Go 320GB hard drive in ice for 100 days in order to prove that Seagate drives can withstand all manner of torture. Sadly, it didn’t quite make it. When he cut the drive out of his ice rink (!!) he cut the bag which wet the drive. Read More

  • European Sony PSPs Set To Go!

    SCEE and British Sky Broadcasting have joined together to bring UK and Irish PSP owners a content download service called Go! in early 2008. Sky will provide content such as movies, sports, music and cartoons for download via Wi-Fi or transferred from owners PCs to their PSP. Third party content will also be available on a pay-per-view basis. No pricing has been released, which is expected… Read More

  • This Electronic Go Board Game Might Be Fun If It Weren't Fake

    Amazing. Incredible. Amazing. These are just some of the words I’ve heard describe this electronic Go board that’ll never come out in real life. The design is nice enough, with the board being comprised of a bunch of OLEDs that change into the appropriate playing piece as the game unfolds. And, get this, the board actually rolls up for easy transport. Well, in theory because, you… Read More