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Pokémon Go goes live in 15 more countries, but leaves India and China on the waitlist

It’s been a month since Niantic unleashed its tremendously popular AR game Pokémon Go, but millions of players around the world still haven’t had a chance to try it. However, the company’s slowing remedying the situation. Last Friday, the game launched in 15 more countries across Asia and Oceania: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. Niantic is certainly going to be busy monitoring its server uptime with the massive influx of new players that came online over the weekend. However, it hasn’t yet launched the…

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IDG Contributor Network: Kubernetes becomes more scalable, gets support for hybrid clouds

Earlier this week, Google released version 1.3 of Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration software.

The release brings support for deploying services across “multiple clouds (including on-prem), support for multiple node types, integrated support for stateful services (such as key-value stores and databases), and greatly simplified cluster setup and deployment on your laptop. Now, developers at organizations of all sizes can build production scale apps more easily than ever before,” Aparna Sinha, a product manager at Google, wrote in a blog post announcing the release.

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News Roundup: Spoon Announces New Record, Tyler The Creator Release Music Video and More

This week, Spoon announced that they plan to release a new album later this year. The indie rock band even revealed a few tunes off the upcoming LP, titled They Want My Soul. More details below. Also, there’s a trailer for the HBO documentary Made In America, which is a behind-the-scenes look at Jay-Z’s Philadelphia […]


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Cloud will make U.S. immigration agency more agile

Improving the delivery of services to citizens has been one of the driving goals of government IT reform, in particular as consumers seek out more services through agency websites or applications.

At the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), a unit of the Department of Homeland Security, CIO Mark Schwartz is helping lead an overhaul of the way the agency approaches software and application development

[ Related: Government wants to increase IT spending 13% in proposed budget ]

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Nissan unveils safer, sportier, more efficient Altima for 2016



Following the debut of its highly stylized new Murano and Maxima (positioned as a four-door sports car), Nissan unveiled a revised version of the Altima for 2016, which brings the front- and rear-end closer inline with the brand’s new looks. Thankfully, unlike the Maxima, the Altima’s new styling isn’t so brutal.

That lack of visual brutality has paid off; not only is the 2016 Altima sportier looking than the 2015, it’s also more aerodynamic with a drag coefficient of 0.26 down from 0.29. With the reworked front- and rear-fascias, along with active grille shutters (which open and close at different speeds and improve airflow) and improved underbody aero. Taking the new sporty look one step further, Nissan has also slotted a new SR model into the Altima line. Read more…

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