iPod-Vater: Apple muss iPhone-Sucht in den Griff bekommen

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 14:30
Tony Fadell gilt als Erfinder des iPod und war wichtiger Mitarbeiter beim Apple-Smartphone. Nun fordert er den Konzern auf, etwas gegen die süchtigmachtenden Aspekte der Geräte zu tun.

Aktion gegen schrumpfende Pressefreiheit: Vielfalt der Meinungen gefragt

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 14:30
"Lügenpresse", "Fake News" – die vierte Gewalt wird unter Druck gesetzt. Zum Tag der Pressefreiheit läuft deshalb eine Aktion an Schulen an.

Manifesto: Create conversational experiences with the Chatbot API for Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 17. April 2018 - 14:07
This is my second post based on the talk I delivered at DrupalCamp London 2018: “Hi user, I am Drupal. How can I help you?” In the first post I looked at some of the scenarios in which chatbots and personal assistants might be used to beneficially serve website content to your audiences and briefly. Continue reading...

Spielfiguren mit KI bringen sich selbst Kung-Fu bei

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 14:00
Die computergenerierten Charaktere in Video-Spielen und Filmen mögen realitätsnah aussehen, sind aber kaum mehr als digitale Marionetten. Mit einem neuen Verfahren sollen sie eigenständiger werden.

iX-Cloud-Konferenz 2018 - Call for Proposals gestartet

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 14:00
Im Rahmen der iX-Cloud-Konferenz tauschen sich Anwender, Anbieter und Entwickler darüber aus, wie sich die Cloud sicher und effizient betreiben und nutzen lässt. Die Redaktion sucht für die Konferenz Referenten mit detaillierter Praxiserfahrung.

Galaxy J2 Pro: Samsungs internetloses Handy für angehende Studenten

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 14:00
Die Schüler Südkoreas sollen sich aufs Lernen konzentrieren, statt im Internet zu surfen, findet Samsung. Das Galaxy J2 Pro soll das perfekte Begleithandy zur Vorbereitung auf die Uni-Eintrittsprüfung sein – ganz ohne WLAN und mobilen Internetzugang.

Apple lässt Leaker verhaften

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 14:00
Apple hat gegenüber seinen Mitarbeitern härtere Maßnahmen gegen das frühzeitige Verraten neuer Produkte angekündigt. Das entsprechende Memo leakte selbst.

Electric Citizen: Electric Citizen and DrupalCon Nashville

Planet Drupal - 17. April 2018 - 13:30
Nashville Music City Center, a world-class venue

DrupalCon Nashville is in the history books and it was a doozy. The whole team was able to attend a stellar week of learning, sharing our hard-earned knowledge, and networking–interspersed with plenty of fun social events.

Seasoned Drupalers know that DrupalCon is a lot more than a tech conference. It is the community event of the year; a place to meet old friends and new, a celebration, and a barometer of the health of the Drupal platform itself–something we are collectively invested in. Attendees converged from far and wide to be part of it, to contribute, to engage, to learn and share, and to support our chosen technology.

As attendees, sponsors and presenters, Electric Citizen was fully in the mix this year. Read more in this blog post, or on our Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook channels.

Physiker basteln Nano-Systeme aus DNA

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 13:30
Mit Hilfe von DNA-Strängen lassen sich dreidimensionale Strukturen im nanoskopischen Maßstab erzeugen. Diesen Umstand machen sich zunehmend auch Physiker zunutze, um neuartige Schalter oder Sensoren zu entwickeln.

Cross-Platform-Entwicklung: NativeScript wird in Version 4.0 flexibler

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 13:30
Im JavaScript-Framework zur plattformübergreifenden Entwicklung kann nun ein beliebiges View-Element als Root der Anwendung dienen. Außerdem gibt es eine flexible Projektstruktur und verschachtelte Dialoge.

PowerDVD 18: Verbesserte Medienwiedergabe, neuer Mini-Player, VR-Videos ohne Brille

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 13:00
Die Media-Player-Software PowerDVD 17 ermöglichte im vergangenen Jahr erstmals die Wiedergabe von Ultra HD Blu-rays am PC. Nun legt der Hersteller nach.

Einfacher Ultraschall-Levitationsapparat Marke Eigenbau

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 13:00
Um Objekte rein durch die Energie von Schallwellen schweben zu lassen, braucht es keine wissenschaftliche Geräte, komplizierte Steuerungen oder teure Bausätze. Ein Arduino, ein Stepper-Motor-Treiber und ein umgebauter Abstandssensor reichen aus.

Kim Dotcom: "Der Richter hat neue Gesetze gemacht"

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 13:00
Der Megaupload-Gründer gibt sich zuversichtlich. Wir werden die Berufung gewinnen: entweder vor dem Berufungsgericht oder vor Neuseelands Supreme Court", sagte Kim Dotcom in einem Interview.

init – der Wochenausblick: Ein Marathon, ein Hackathon und dazwischen jede Menge Events

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 12:30
RSA Conference in San Francisco, Salone del Mobile Milano, conhIT in Berlin, Powershell Conference in Hannover und der Gesellschaftliche Dialog Ethik & Digitalisierung. Dazu viele kleinere Veranstaltungen. Die Woche hat einiges zu bieten.

Test: Gaming-Notebook Asus RoG Strix GL702ZC mit AMD Ryzen R7 1700 und Radeon RX 580

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 12:00
Großes Display, dicker Desktop-Prozessor, starke Grafikeinheit: Das Asus RoG Strix GL702ZC von Asus entfacht eine hohe 3D-Leistung, ist aber auch ein richtig fetter Brummer.

OPTASY: Artificial Intelligence Consulting: What Are the Typical Activities?

Planet Drupal - 17. April 2018 - 11:44
Artificial Intelligence Consulting: What Are the Typical Activities? adriana.cacoveanu Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:44

So, you've (finally) overcome your skepticism regarding it: artificial intelligence does have the potential to propel your business right into the future! To drive productivity, enhance efficiency and flexibility and, overall, to transform your brand from the ground up. But how do you know what AI technology to go with? What are the AI use cases perfectly suited for your own business? And this is where artificial intelligence consulting comes in!

An AI consultant/AI consulting company's role is precisely that of answering all your questions and pointing out to you the right AI approach, the AI-powered solution(s) suitable for your own business:
 

Sooper Drupal Themes: How To Use Blocks And Custom Blocks In Drupal 8 | 8 Days To Drupal 8 | Day 2

Planet Drupal - 17. April 2018 - 11:34

We're counting down the days to the official SooperThemes Drupal 8 Release! Count with us as we're writing a Drupal 8 related blog post every day for the next 8 days.

Drupal 8 block management and drag and drop block video tutorial

view on sooperthemes.com if you can't see the video

Block Administration And Placement In Drupal 8

Same as in Drupal 7, Drupal 8 blocks are placed in regions from the blocks administration page, which is located at Structure > Block layout. A notable improvement in Drupal 8 is that you can now place the same block in different regions. For example: previously it was impossible to put a block in the sidebar on the blog section of your website and at the top of the masthead in another section of your website.

When placing a block in Drupal 8 you're offered block visibility settings that are familiar to people who have experience with Drupal 7. You limit visibility based on content type, paths, and user roles. Third party modules can extend this in Drupal 8, in the video below you see that the Webform module lets you place blocks whenever specific webfoms are showing. 

The Drupal 8 Blocks Administration Page

view on sooperthemes.com if you can't see the video

Custom Content Blocks In Drupal 8

To those familiar with Drupal 7: Drupal 8 lets you make new blocks and enter custom text or HTML. Except it's better. In the old system custom blocks were neutered content, without support for revisions, permissions, or custom block types.

In Drupal 8 blocks are proper first class citizens and support revisioning and custom block types. Basically Drupal 8 does with blocks what we did with the BEAN module in our Drupal 7 theme installation profiles. That's one less contrib module you'll need in Drupal 8! In our Drupal themes' demo installation profiles we offer "Basic Blocks" and "Drag and drop blocks" The latter option will let you design blocks with our front-end visual page builder.

Placing Blocks With Our Visual Page Builder Glazed Builder  Glazed Builder lets you place any Drupal block with our visual drag and drop module. The only blocks that will be missing from the blocks tab are views blocks. This is because we treat all views displays equally and put them under the Views tab. Here you will find every single views display, including Master displays. Moreover we allow you to override some useful views parameters, like pager settings, pager offset, exposed filters, and contextual filters. This is very powerful and you can use Glazed Builder to make news portal layouts, magazine layouts, and even personalized user dashboards. Creating A Footer Block In Drupal 8 I made a little video showing the complete process of creating a footer block in Drupal 8, you probably already found it at the top of this page. We start by adding a simple Copyright notice block using Drupal's native CKEditor. Then we show how you can build a 3 column footer easily with our frontend visual page builder. With Glazed Builder you can add any Drupal blocks and views in the footer, as well as all the standard drag and drop elements, and the extendable suite of HTML snippets in the Glazed Builder sidebar. If you add a drag and drop block to any region in your theme, you can view, edit, and save the block on any page where the blocks shows. It's very convenient and easy to get used to. Glazed Builder handles multiple blocks per page, automatically saves new revisions, and is also language aware.

Streit über Affen-Selfie geht weiter: Vergleich hinfällig, Urteil angekündigt

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 11:30
Eine Tierschutzorganisation und ein Fotograf hatten den Streit über ein von einem Affen geknipstes Selfie beigelegt. Das Gericht nimmt den Vergleich jedoch nicht an, sondern bewertet ihn als Taktieren.

Deeson: Warden release 1.3.0

Planet Drupal - 17. April 2018 - 11:07

At the end of March we released the next version of Warden, our open source solution that allows in-house development teams and agencies to keep track of the status of multiple Drupal sites hosted on different platforms. Release 1.3.0 contained the following changes:

  • Added Slack notification for sites on the dashboard
  • Logging request information from Drupal sites
  • Sorting the list of modules
Slack notifications.

This new feature provides a notification command which enables Warden to send details of the sites that need updating (those that are shown in the dashboard) to Slack.

In order to use this, a webhook needs to be set up within your Slack account to send notifications to a specific channel of your choice. Once this has been set up, the webhook URL can be added to the parameters settings within the Warden application (which will be asked for when running composer install after updating the application or can manually be added to the app/config/parameters.yml file to add it post install).

The notification can then be triggered using cron to generate the details and send them to the relevant Slack channel using the following command:

php app/console deeson:warden:dashboard-send-notification --type=slack Logging requests from Drupal sites.

This new feature shows a list of log requests that Warden makes to your Drupal sites. This enables users to be able to see when requests started failing, and will report on a relevant reason (depending upon what is returned from the request).

When viewing a site, there is an additional item in the ‘Actions’ list as well as a link next to the last successful request date time.

This provides a list in reverse chronological order of the requests that have been made to the site, highlighting which ones have failed. This helps users to be able to see when a sites started failing and potentially why.

Sorting the list of modules.

This update adds some additional functionality to the module listing page. By default, this page is sorted by the most used modules first, which is great for understanding how the modules are used, but not so great if you are trying to find a particular module.

With this update, this list can be sorted by module name as well as the number of sites that are using a module. This can be done by clicking on the table header to change the type of sorting that the table is displayed in.

Are you using Warden successfully? What else does the tool need? Come and let us know on our GitHub issues listing page.

Konsolen-Mod: Spielesammler findet Rauschgift in alten Nintendo-Cartridges

heise online Newsticker - 17. April 2018 - 10:30
Ein Sammler alter Konsolenspiele erstand auf einem Flohmarkt in den USA mehrere Nintendo-Cartridges. Daheim kamen ihm zwei davon verdächtig vor - er öffnete sie und fand darin mehrere Päckchen mit Drogen.