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Assembla acquires Cornerstone, a Subversion client for MacOS

Git may seem like it’s the only version control system out there sometimes. And while it’s definitely the most popular option right now, competing technologies like Subversion and Mercurial still have their fair share of users, especially in the enterprise.



It’s maybe no surprise, then, that Assembla, which offers a version control service for the enterprise with a strong focus on Subversion, today announced that it has acquired Cornerstone, one of the most popular Subversion clients for MacOS.



Assembla acquired Cornerstone, as well as Zennaware, the company behind the product. Zennaware first launched Cornerstone back in 2008, and Assembla will continue to sell and develop the client, and plans to launch version 4.0 in the coming months. The financial details of the transaction remain undisclosed.





“We are investing in the future of Cornerstone,” Assembla CEO Paul Lynch writes today. “Never wishing to stand still, it is our plan to take the key improvements we’ve made in both Subvers…

Checking out Samsung's MicroLED and 8K QLED TVs



Among Samsung's various CES announcements were some innovative new TVs. These include a 146-inch MicroLED TV, and an 85-inch 8K QLED TV.


The firm's new MicroLED TV is massive, but what's really cool is that it's actually modular. You can make it larger or smaller without compromising performance.


Since it's made up of a lot of tiny LEDs, it works similar to OLED in that pixels can be turned off, allowing for true blacks. It's not backlit like an LCD TV.


The Wall is really amazing, but it's also still just a concept, meaning that you won't be able to buy one anytime soon. It does seem like a technology that we'll see in future devices, and could even replace OLED as the hot display technology, as MicroLED doesn't have the same burn-in shortcomings.




And then there's a new 85-inch 8K QLED TV. 8K is one of those things that you have no need for today, as there's minimal content for it, but it's the next step toward the industry's target display resolution, which seems to be infinite.


What's interesting about this is that it uses Samsung's proprietary artificial intelligence to upscale content. Upscaling is nothing new, as we've had it for years in HD, FHD, and then UHD TVs.


Samsung says that the same old technology won't work with 8K anymore, and that's where AI comes in.





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