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  • Google Looks To Open Up StreamExecutor To Make GPGPU Programming Easier

    Google developers are looking at starting a new LLVM sub-project around parallel runtime and support libraries for GPUs, CPUs, and other platforms. As part of it, they are also looking to open-source their StreamExecutor that wraps around the CUDA and OpenCL runtimes.

  • GCC 6 Is On Track To Be Officially Released In About One Month

    Longtime GCC developer Richard Biener shared a status update today concerning the state of the GNU Compiler Collection 6.

  • PyPy 5.0 released

    We have released PyPy 5.0, about three months after PyPy 4.0.1. We encourage all users of PyPy to update to this version.

  • PyPy 5.0 Brings Faster Performance, Lower Memory Use

    PyPy 5.0 has been released today as the alternative Python interpreter and JIT compiler focused on performance and efficiency.

    PyPy 5.0 comes down to being faster and leaner, having an upgrade to its C API, profoiling with vmprof is now supported on more platforms, CFFI 1.5.2 for embedding PyPy into a C program, and various other highlights.

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3 open source alternatives to Office 365

It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device. The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning. If that happens to you, you lose what's yours. So what's an open source advocate who wants to work with web applications to do? You turn to an open source alternative, of course. Let's take a look at three of them. Read more

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

SeedStudio’s hackable, $49 and up “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The ReSpeaker went live on Kickstarter today and has already reached 95 percent of its $40,000 funding goal with 29 days remaining. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice interface that allows us to hack things around us, just using our voices.” While it can be used as an Internet media player or a voice-activated IoT hub — especially when integrated with Seeed’s Wio Link IoT board — it’s designed to be paired with individual devices. For example, the campaign’s video shows the ReSpeaker being tucked inside a teddy bear or toy robot, or attached to plant, enabling voice control and voice synthesis. Yes, the plant actually asks to be watered. Read more

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