Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 24/02/2017 Amazon and Expedia announce positive plans for post-Brexit UK, 26 companies join Tech City UK’s Future Fifty programme, Linux 4.10 is released and Google introduces its new debugger tool.
Positive UK post-Brexit: Amazon creates thousands of new jobs
Amazon is promising to create thousands of new jobs in the UK by the end of 2017. It’s the latest US tech giant to commit to the UK following the Brexit vote, with aims to create 5,000 more full-time jobs, totalling at 24,000 by the end of the year. Plans for expansion include a new head office in London and an apprentice scheme for young people in engineering. The investment from Amazon is welcomed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan “Amazon’s commitment to London will deliver new jobs and growth for the economy and offers further proof of our status as a world-class destination for global technology businesses.”
Read more here (CityA.M.) 20/02/2017
Tech City UK adds 26 companies to its Future Fifty programme
Tech City UK has announced the names of 26 new technology companies that will be joining its Future Fifty programme. The programme aims to give the companies access to expert-led support to help them grow. Programme leader of Future Fifty highlights that the chosen companies represent the diversity and depth of the UK technology sector. “Together, they represent the diversity and depth of the UK technology sector. Their passion and talent has seen them do amazing things so far and we look forward to helping them take the next step”.
See full list of the 26 companies and more here (Tech City News) 22/02/2017
Linux 4.10 is here
Over the weekend Linux’s latest version 4.10 was released, bringing with it significant changes including the introduction of support for virtual GPU’s. With KVM, Linux users can now deploy a virtual GPU, complete with official drivers. Bringing with it better visualisation performance to Linux machines and allowing GPU-less machines to perform duties that usually require a graphics processor.
For a full list of changes find out more here
(SD Times) 21/02/2017
Google introduces its new debugger tool
On Friday Google announced the arrival of TensorFlow Debugger, a tool that makes debugging of machine learning models (ML) in TensorFlow easier. Google’s open source machine learning library is based on data flow graphs and the new debugger aims to provide visibility into the internal structure and state of the graphs. According to the team, compared to other debugging options, the TensorFlow Debugger requires fewer lines of code, provides more graph coverage and offers a more interactive experience all round.
Read more here
(Google Developers Blog) 17/02/2017
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