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open source Azure tools were on center stage Wednesday, as Microsoft and some of its open source partners conducted an online presentation aimed at ...
Imaging data is increasingly important in the healthcare and life science industries, with artificial intelligence able to train itself to detect needles in the hay and arrive at verdicts that would take humans significantly longer.
The telecom industry is undergoing a major shift with the migration from voice and data services to an encompassing set of networking tools.
Google has announced the release of the TensorFlow Object Detection API, which is an open-source framework built on top of the TensorFlow open-source software library for machine learning that makes it easy to construct, train and deploy object ...
Findings from an open source Survey designed by GitHub together with researchers from academia, industry, and the community, provide interesting insights about the attitudes, experiences, and backgrounds of those who use, build, and maintain open ...
As interest in the Python programming language increases, a new open-source project wants to help developers start building applications in the language.
This open source camera allows you to swap out the lens mounts, the sensor, and filters. That's rather impressive, and it's no surprise then that this camera raised $230,000 during its crowdfunding campaign.
Red Hat has unveiled a new open source hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) product that the company claims is the "the industry's first production-ready" solution of its kind.
Microsoft provided more insight into its open source efforts as the software giant hosted an online Azure OpenDev event. The proceedings included commentary on Microsoft open source plans, and partners touting opportunities and challenges in supporting ...
National Security Agency (NSA), a national-level intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense, which is known for its secretive operations and likes to be keep its work private, has now gone public with a handful of their projects ...
In case you missed it, LinkedIn last month teamed up with GE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and a host of other companies serving the data center market to launch a foundation to govern its open source data center technology effort. The Open19 Foundation ...
At facebook, the IT organization isn't called "IT." Instead, it's referred to as the "enterprise engineering organization.
"Throughout my career, I've thought a lot about community standards, open standards, open source software, collaboration and platforms as being key to the way to build more effective technology," says Paul Walker, Goldman Sachs's former global co-head ...
Google announced a new open source system Monday that could speed the process for creating and training machine learning models within the firm's TensorFlow library.
NSA already started their twitter handle after Snowden's revelation and now they're all set to make their footprint in the open source community. Their GitHub site now contains 32 open source projects, written by the NSA developers, distributed across ...
Huawei is backing an initiative for an AOSP (Android open source project) using ARM-based hardware and the Linaro open source collaborative engineering organization to develop the software. Their common aim: an ARM ecosystem. The new HiKey 960 ...
The coders and Mathematicians employed by the NSA, among other things, develop hacking tools like EternalBlue, ostensibly to protect the country against cyber threats.
Major brands including Cisco, Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Google, IBM, Microsoft, Pivotal, SAP, and SUSE support Cloud Foundry's open source technology. SAP and many of these other companies have built their own cloud platforms on ...
As Jim Zemlin announced at last year's LinuxCon in Toronto, the event is now called open source Summit. The event now combines LinuxCon, ContainerCon, and CloudOpen conferences along with two new conferences: Open Community Conference and ...
open source software is critical in the modern application container ecosystem and market, where availability, flexibility and integration can be enhanced by open source software components and frameworks." said Jay Lyman, principal analyst for 451 ...
A decade ago when server virtualization started to catch on, the Xen open source project was the leading hypervisor technology.
The CNCF, which is working to improve adoption of modern cloud-native software development technologies without setting standards, said in a statement that it was looking forward to more open-source contributions from the international cloud community.
The creators of the programming language Julia, several of whom have connections to MIT and Harvard, have raised $4.6 million from General Catalyst and Founder Collective for a startup that aims to commercialize the open source code, a type of business ...
We've spent decades wringing our hands over the need for open source review boards to govern the intake and release of open source code, yet that code hasn't waited. And despite pleading poverty for years, the open source developer population keeps ...
Policymakers have been using open-source tools, including Pol.is, to crowdsource feedback for policies on ride-hailing apps, among other things.
The real-time community site Voten that recently made its first public beta has just announced it's now an open source project.
You don't need to be an expert on each of the commonly used open source licenses approved by open source Initiative, which sets the standards for open source licensing -- you can look those up as the need arises (and if you have trouble with the ...
The enterprise's use of open-source components to bolster its own software and systems is rising, but companies are failing to secure and manage it effectively, new research suggests.
As open source hardware gains traction, the potential for a completely open source supercomputing system becomes a compelling proposition, one that is being investigated by the International Workshop on open source Supercomputing (OpenSuCo).
What does catch Wozniak's attention these days are trends like open source and the maker movement - both of which have grown from ideas and a spirit that he told the audience get right to the heart of why he helped start Apple in the first place.
A new MIT-designed open-source website might well be the Pinterest of microfluidics. The site, Metafluidics.org, is a free repository of designs for lab-on-a-chip devices, submitted by all sorts of Inventors, including trained scientists and engineers ...
Microsoft today announced that it is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation, the non-profit behind the open source Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service project that's currently in use by about half of the Fortune 500 companies.
But then however I started doing some further research, and found out that the same functionality can be obtained using open source software and a much more affordable MIDI controller (a controller made to control electronic musical instruments and ...
Microsoft has unveiled a machine learning library for Apache Spark that, it claims, will make help to data scientists more productive when using the popular open-source big data processing tool. The software and, increasingly, cloud services company ...
Short Bytes: Caprine is a cross-operating system facebook Messenger desktop app with added privacy features like Block 'Seen' Indicator, Block 'Typing' Indicator with a 'Dark Mode' User Interface Switch, in case you prefer light colors over dark ...
Indeed, while many may nod their heads when Apache Storm founder Nathan Marz intoned that "Documentation is essential" to a successful open source project, few bother to pitch in. And yet...open source marches on, with no signs of slowing anytime soon.
AppNexus and News Corp-owned outfit Unruly have today (June 8) launched an open-source header bidding solution that will let Publishers better monetize their video advertising inventory on desktop and mobile.
Saying that anything between 65-90% of organizations used open source code in their applications, Ashbel said it is 'code like any other code and the fact that no-one wrote it in an hour doesn't mean it is magic'.
InfoQ interviewed Furrow about programming as a social activity, how you can promote empathy in open source communities, how to make it easier for people to contribute to open source, what can be done to recognize burnout early or prevent burnout of ...
In a bid to overcome startup and investor doubts about open source technology, social networking giant facebook is setting up a new group within or alongside its Telecom Infra Project (TIP) that will support the licensing of network technologies on ...
It's now on its seventh release (version 2.2.1) and has caught on so quickly that Kurtzer has launched SingularityWare LLC to further develop and support the open-source software. The company is being funded by RStor Inc., a startup based in Saratoga, ...
The open source Microsoft cognitive Toolkit 2.0 is now available for use in deep learning and artificial intelligence projects as the company provides new tools for developers as they continue to delve into new areas of research.
Google is giving the open-source community another tool for continuous delivery and cloud deployments. This week, Google released Spinnaker 1.0, an open-source multi-cloud continuous delivery platform, which companies can use for fast, safe and ...
Now, decades later, the well-known developer Eric S Raymond has brought Adventure back from the dead as an open-source program.
Founded last year, and based in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, Frinx claims to offer a "fully supported" version of OpenDaylight and is one of a crop of new companies that sees a business opportunity in open source technology. For anyone that's ...
This morning on the stage of TC Sessions: Justice, Matt Mitchell of CryptoHarlem discussed his views on the link between surveillance and minority oppression and the importance of taking a preventative approach to security and privacy.
A snapshot from a Molecular Dynamics simulation of an atomistic model of a naphthalene crystal. This crystal is periodically repeated in all directions, to eliminate surface effects.
Spinnaker, an open-source project that lets companies improve the speed and stability of their application deployment processes, reached the 1.0 release milestone Tuesday.
Microsoft's Surface Pro won't have the high-end hybrid market all to itself. That's the pitch the folks behind a new device called the Eve V are making.
Despite the popularity of open source software development, the growing movement is plagued by poor documentation and negative interactions -- primarily rudeness -- among developers, according to a big new survey from GitHub Inc. The popular source ...


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