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US postal service goes all in on AI

Mon, 2021-05-10 18:15
Plus: Google boffin who resigned over AI ethics controversy, joins Apple

In Brief What do you know? The US Postal Service uses AI technology and have GPU servers running computer vision algorithms to track items being delivered across the country.…

Categories: Linux fréttir

As another vendor promises 3 years of Android updates, we ask: How long should mobile devices receive support?

Mon, 2021-05-10 17:25
Really, three years should be the bare minimum at this point

Analysis Almost seven months after the brand splashed down in the UK market, mobile maker Vivo is making some bold promises about the longevity of its upcoming phones.…

Categories: Linux fréttir

'A fair amount of stuff, all over the place': Torvalds closes merge window for Linux 5.13 with support for Apple M1

Mon, 2021-05-10 16:37
5.10 lifespan also extended to six years, up from two

Linus Torvalds has closed the merge window for Linux 5.13 with the first release candidate, which includes initial support for Apple's M1 processor along with "a fair amount of stuff, all over the place."…

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NASA ups price of a private stay aboard the ISS to reflect true expense of keeping tourists alive in space

Mon, 2021-05-10 15:40
Should cover the cost of the air leaking out of the Russian segment

Fancy a stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS)? It is about to get a lot pricier for future private astronaut missions.…

Categories: Linux fréttir

Microsoft unveils Rust for Windows v0.9, with 'full consumption support' for the Windows API

Mon, 2021-05-10 14:33
Rust/WinRT moniker consigned to the garbage collection

Microsoft has released an update for Rust for Windows (formerly Rust/WinRT) with completed support for Win32 and COM APIs.…

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Hear that, Qualcomm? Analyst claims Apple's homegrown 5G modems to land in 2023 'at the earliest'

Mon, 2021-05-10 13:49
Securities advisor passes note setting potential date for snipping of Snapdragons to investors

Nearly two years after Apple swallowed Chipzilla’s smartphone modem business for a cool $1bn, the company is reportedly set to start using its own home-grown baseband chips, starting with 2023’s iPhone.…

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Meme crypto-coin literally going to the Moon, if Elon Musk is to believed, on DOGE-1 mission courtesy of SpaceX Falcon 9

Mon, 2021-05-10 13:02
Rocket marks 10th successful launch and landing, though Dogecoin's descent was a little rougher

Elon Musk has announced a SpaceX mission to the Moon paid for in Dogecoin, just a day after the cryptocurrency tumbled in response to the multibillionare calling it a "hustle" while he hosted Saturday Night Live.…

Categories: Linux fréttir

UK's competition watchdog sniffs around AMD's proposed $35bn all-stock buy of Xilinx

Mon, 2021-05-10 12:15
Will deal make goods, services less competitive? Regulator wants to hear from interested parties

Britain’s competition regulator has belatedly stuck a probe in AMD’s $35bn all-stock proposal to purchase Xilinx, more than a month after investors in both businesses gave the transaction their seal of approval.…

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Uncle Sam wants 'ethical hackers' to crack its planetary defenses, but don't expect a pay-day from this bug bounty

Mon, 2021-05-10 11:32
Plus: Student cripples EU bio lab and IRS goes after cryptocurrency

In brief The United States' Department of Defense has opened up all of its publicly facing systems and apps to investigation under a bug bounty program.…

Categories: Linux fréttir

When software depends on a project thanklessly maintained by a random guy in Nebraska, is open source sustainable?

Mon, 2021-05-10 10:45
Much of the OSS world is critically underfunded yet critically important

It's been nearly five months since the SolarWinds hack came to light, causing lots of chin-scratching about vulnerabilities in the software supply chain.…

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Jaguar Land Rover reaches for graph database in search of supply chain knowledge during chip shortage

Mon, 2021-05-10 10:01
Top dog Neo4j just wouldn't scale, says car giant's data boss

Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover rejected leading graph database Neo4j over scalability concerns, according to its head of data and analytics.…

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Quantum computing: Confusion can mask a good story, but don't take anyone's word for it

Mon, 2021-05-10 09:15
It'll do great things in the future, just don't impose timeframes on when

Column It is said that the more you know about a subject, the less you trust newspapers about it. This is said because it is true.…

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Namecheap hosted 25%+ of fake UK govt phishing sites last year – NCSC report

Mon, 2021-05-10 08:30
Also we fixed SS7 use by British telcos. How? Why? Not saying

Domains'n'hosting outfit Namecheap harboured more than a quarter of all known phishing sites that falsely posed as UK government web presences during 2020, according to the National Cyber Security Centre today.…

Categories: Linux fréttir

Accidentally wiped an app's directory? Hey, just play the 'unscheduled maintenance' card. Now you're a hero

Mon, 2021-05-10 07:30
It soothed this raging roomful of wannabe lawyers anyway

Who, Me? The oversized rear of Monday is obstructing our view of the receding weekend. Never mind, pour yourself a beverage, select a pastry and settle in for a morning with the Regomiser and another edition of Who, Me?

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Microsoft reveals what a growth mindset does to the letter ‘A’

Mon, 2021-05-10 07:02
Azure icon gets the Fluid Design treatment

Logowatch Microsoft has given Azure’s logo a tweak for the second time in four years.…

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Want to breakthrough data bottlenecks? Pure Storage shows you how

Mon, 2021-05-10 06:32
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Promo First you need to identify and unblock the data bottlenecks in your infrastructure, minimize complexity, and ensure your data is always safe – whether that’s safe from ransomware or careless staffers.…

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‘Staggering’ cost of vintage Sun workstations sees OpenSolaris fork Illumos drop SPARC support

Mon, 2021-05-10 05:57
Dev team doesn’t have necessary hardware, and even if they could afford it eBay is empty

Open Solaris ‘spork’ Illumos has decided to deprecate support for SPARC CPUs.…

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China to enforce social distancing on peak of Mount Everest

Mon, 2021-05-10 04:57
At least you won’t have to check in with a QR Code

China has revealed that it will enforce its border on the peak of Mount Everest, as a precaution against climbers transmitting the Coronavirus when they reach the summit.…

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Chinese rocket plunges into Indian Ocean, still lands sharp rebuke from NASA

Mon, 2021-05-10 03:58
Long March 5B lands 45km from the Maldives

Bits of China's Long Match 5B rocket have returned to Earth without inconveniencing anyone, but did irritate NASA enough for the agency to issue a sternly-worded statement.…

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China’s top three telcos advise of imminent delisting from New York Stock Exchange

Mon, 2021-05-10 02:22
Trump-era Executive Order gets China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile kicked off bourse

China’s top three telcos – China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom – have warned investors they are about to be delisted by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).…

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