Geek Reading April 1, 2016 #1075

Today is April Fools Day in the US, and it is easily the worst news day of the year. Hopefully, I don’t share something that is actually a prank. With that being said, there is one epic prank, the GMail Mic Drop. In the normal reading, we have The Next Web reporting on Toshiba’s recall of over 100,000 faulty laptop batteries. This is very bad, because the batteries tend to melt. There are only a handful of reported cases, but definitely check out the information if you have a Toshiba. Microsoft continues to gives us goodies this week, now with the announcement of Azure Functions as reported by TechCrunch. This is definitely a different Microsoft than we have seen in the recent past and they are making things very interesting. In addition, TechCrunch also reports on Microsoft making DocumentDB compatible with MongoDB. Yeah, this is a different Microsoft. Continuing the Microsoft news, VentureBeat reports that Xamarin will be included in Visual Studio for free and the Xamarin runtime will be open source. Lastly, From the Canyon Edge talks about the Ubuntu Userspace for Windows developers, which digs deeper into the “bash on windows” idea.

As always, enjoy today’s items, and please participate in the discussions on these sites.

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