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Add-on brings the Raspberry Pi into the sub-1GHz world

Friday 29th of September 2017 10:55:11 AM
Amber Wireless unveiled a 868MHz “Amber Pi” wireless RF add-on board for the Raspberry Pi with multiple sensors and a breadboard for prototyping your own. Germany-based Amber Wireless has jumped into the Raspberry Pi add-on market with an “Amber Pi” sub-1GHz RF radio. Designed for the Raspberry Pi 3, the board provides an RF dongle […]

How To Create A VPN Killswitch Using Iptables on Linux

Friday 29th of September 2017 09:58:00 AM
If you're connected to a VPN, you need a killswitch. No, it's not as metal as it sounds. It's just a mechanism that stops your Internet connection when you're disconnected from the VPN. It protects you from inadvertently leaking sensitive information onto the Internet when the VPN connection drops.

Network Functions Virtualization: All Roads Lead to OPNFV

Friday 29th of September 2017 09:00:49 AM
We continue our series with a look at chapters 4 and 5, which provide a comprehensive description of the various open source NFV projects integrated by OPNFV and the carrier grade features contributed back to these upstream projects by the community.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Now Primary Linux OS of Samsung ARTIK 5 and 7 Smart IoT Modules

Friday 29th of September 2017 08:03:38 AM
Canonical recently partnered with Samsung to bring its Ubuntu Linux operating system to the Samsung ARTIK 5 and 7 family of smart IoT (Internet of Things) modules used in a wide-range of appliances.

When Microsoft met SUSE: This Windows-Linux partnership gets stronger every day

Friday 29th of September 2017 07:06:27 AM
SUSE and Microsoft have the longest running partnership between Linux and Windows. Since those early days, SUSE continued to work with Microsoft to run Linux on Windows Server with Microsoft's Hyper-V virtual machine (VM). That work would lead directly to Azure's ability to run Linux distributions. Currently, Linux VMs make up more than a third of the images running on Azure.

Krita 3.3 Open-Source Digital Painting App Released with Better HiDPI Support

Friday 29th of September 2017 06:09:16 AM
Krita, the cross-platform, open-source and free digital painting tool used by hundreds of thousands of artists worldwide, has been updated today to version 3.3, a point release that adds better HiDPI support and many other improvements.

Microsoft Joins Open Source Initiative Without Affecting Weather in Hell

Friday 29th of September 2017 05:12:05 AM
Back before Steve Ballmer permanently left the building, the only thing Microsoft hated more than Linux was open source. They said it was a cancer that was going to destroy the world, or at least job prospects for coders living in and around the greater Redmond area, unless they wanted to switch careers and become baristas at Starbucks.

Screenshots, Send Tabs and more! Today's faster Firefox provides upgraded features for all users

Friday 29th of September 2017 04:14:54 AM
When our intrepid user research team goes into the field and observes Firefox users in the wild, they find that users have all sorts of creative solutions to do things...

SUSE Studio merges with Open Build Service

Friday 29th of September 2017 03:17:43 AM
SUSE makes creating customized operating system images easier than ever with SUSE Studio Express. When SUSE first introduced SUSE Studio in 2010, it was a radical change. You could build your own Linux distribution without being a Linux expert. Today, we use custom Linux images inside containers, virtual machines (VM), and every cloud worth its name every day.

Open Source File Share Nextcloud to Add End-to-End Encryption

Friday 29th of September 2017 02:20:32 AM
It's also in rapid development. Since the fork that gave it birth, Nextcloud has evolved beyond being merely a Dropbox drop in. "In a way, it's like the first true Office 365 killer," is how Karlitschek put it.

Novelty and Outlier Detection

Friday 29th of September 2017 01:23:21 AM
In my last few articles, I've looked at a number of waysmachine learning can help make predictions. The basic idea isthat you create a model using existing data and then ask that model topredict an outcome based on new data.

3 Python web scrapers and crawlers

Friday 29th of September 2017 12:26:10 AM
In a perfect world, all of the data you need would be cleanly presented in an open and well-documented format that you could easily download and use for whatever purpose you need.In the real world, data is messy, rarely packaged how you need it, and often out-of-date. ?read more

Pay Attention! Ubuntu is Officially Dropping 32-bit Desktop Images

Thursday 28th of September 2017 11:28:59 PM
Ubuntu is dropping 32-bit desktop images from the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 release. This paves the road for killing 32-bit support entirely from future Ubuntu releases.

pip – Easy Way To Manage Python Packages On Linux

Thursday 28th of September 2017 10:31:48 PM
pip is one of the recommended tool for installing Python packages in Linux.

Open source gamepad config tool 'SC Controller' has a pre-release to support more gamepads

Thursday 28th of September 2017 09:34:37 PM
SC Controller is the rather fantastic open source configuration tool for the Steam Controller, only now it's expanding to cover more gamepads.

3D selfies? What could possibly go wrong?

Thursday 28th of September 2017 08:37:26 PM
AI boffins find box marked 'Pandora', whack it with the AI-hammerWith the Internet already groaning under the weight of d!ck pics and facial scanning increasingly used instead of passwords, do we really want AI to turn flat images into accurate 3D renderings of their content?…

A 3-step process for making more transparent decisions

Thursday 28th of September 2017 07:40:15 PM
One of the most powerful ways to make your work as a leader more transparent is to take an existing process, open it up for feedback from your team, and then change the process to account for this feedback. The following exercise makes transparency more tangible, and it helps develop the "muscle memory" needed for continually evaluating and adjusting your work with transparency in mind.read more

How to Install Zikula on Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 28th of September 2017 06:43:04 PM
In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step by step instructions on how to install Zikula on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

Microsoft is Doing to 'Open Source' (OSI) What it Did to W3C

Thursday 28th of September 2017 05:45:53 PM
The corporate/mainstream media keeps telling us that Microsoft has changed and can now be trusted within its competition, but this media merely plays along with an expensive PR campaign which is intended to shift attention and systematically launder Microsoft's reputation

5.25-inch Apollo Lake SBC has up to 4x GbE ports

Thursday 28th of September 2017 04:48:42 PM
Commell’s 5.25-inch “LE-578” SBC offers Apollo Lake SoCs, 8x USB ports, 2x SATA ports, triple display support, and up to 4x GbE ports. Commell has released the LE-578, a 5.25-inch (203 x 146mm) form factor SBC that runs on Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs. The only other SBCs we’ve seen in recent years that use this […]

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    After unveiling its next-generation Bixby 2.0 intelligent assistant, Samsung today announced that it plans to bring the Linux PC experience to the Samsung DeX ecosystem.
  • Steps toward a privacy-preserving phone
    What kind of cell phone would emerge from a concerted effort to design privacy in from the beginning, using free software as much as possible? Some answers are provided by a crowdfunding campaign launched in August by Purism SPC, which has used two such campaigns successfully in the past to build a business around secure laptops. The Librem 5, with a five-inch screen and radio chip for communicating with cell phone companies, represents Purism's hope to bring the same privacy-enhancing vision to the mobile space, which is much more demanding in its threats, technology components, and user experience. The abuse of mobile phone data has become a matter of worldwide concern. The capture and sale of personal data by apps is so notorious that it has been covered in USA Today; concerns over snooping contribute to the appeal of WhatsApp (which has topped 1.3 billion users) and other encrypted and privacy-conscious apps. But apps are only one attack vector. I got in touch with Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of Purism, to find out what the company is doing to plug the leaks in mobile devices.

Servers: DockerCon Coverage, MongoDB IPO

  • DockerCon EU 17 Panel Debates Docker Container Security
    There are many different security capabilities that are part of the Docker container platform, and there are a number of vendors providing container security offerings. At the DockerCon EU 17 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, eWEEK moderated a panel of leading vendors—Docker, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Aqua Security, Twistlock and StackRox—to discuss the state of the market. To date, there have been no publicly disclosed data breaches attributed to container usage or flaws. However, that doesn't mean that organizations using containers have not been attacked. In fact, Wei Lien Dang, product manager at StackRox, said one of his firm's financial services customers did have a container-related security incident.
  • DockerCon EU: Tips and Tools for Running Container Workloads on AWS
    Amazon Web Services wants to be a welcome home for developers and organizations looking to deploy containers. At the DockerCon EU conference here, a pair of AWS technical evangelists shared their wisdom on the best ways to benefit from container deployments. The terms microservices and containers are often used interchangeably by people. Abby Fuller, technical evangelist at AWS, provided the definition of microservices coined by Adrian Crockford, VP of Cloud Architecture at AWS and formerly the cloud architect at Netflix.
  • Docker CEO: Embracing Kubernetes Removes Conflict
    Steve Singh has ambitious plans for Docker Inc. that are nothing less than transforming the world of legacy applications into a modern cloud-native approach. Singh was named CEO of Docker on May 2 and hosted his first DockerCon event here Oct. 16-19. The highlight of DockerCon EU was the surprise announcement that Docker is going to support the rival open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In a video interview with eWEEK, Singh explained the rationale behind the Kubernetes support and provided insight into his vision for the company he now leads.
  • MongoDB's IPO Beats the Market Out of the Gate
    The folks at MongoDB raised a whole lot of money today in their debut on NASDAQ. Yesterday the open source company announced it was going to be asking $24 a share for the 8 million Class A shares it was letting loose in its IPO, which had some Wall Street investors scratching their heads and wondering if the brains at Mongo were suffering from some kind of undiagnosed damage. Analysts had been estimating an opening price of between $20-22 per share, and on October 6 the company had estimated an opening price in the range of $18-20.