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Open-source BeagleBone Blue board aims for robots, drones

The $79.95 BeagleBone Blue is a credit-card sized board with all the components needed to operate a robot, or even a drone. It is open source as its schematics have been published, and anyone can replicate the board.

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Google introduces Python library for command lines

The Python Fire library, which Google has already used in its machine intelligence project, automatically converts code into a CLI

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HackerOne offers bug bounty service for free to open-source projects

HackerOne, the company behind one of the most popular vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platforms, has decided to make its professional service available to open-source projects for free.

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Facebook releases 'Prophet' -- its free forecasting tools -- for Python and R

Prophet is aimed specifically at business problems such as computer infrastructure capacity planning.

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The top Go language IDEs and editors

Among dozens of options for developing Go programs, Gogland, Visual Studio Code, and Cloud9 rise to the top.

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Seastar C++ framework seeks to simplify coding

Concepts capability that simplifies design will be featured in the next version of the event-driven framework

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HoloLens Spectator View makes it easier to show off AR creations

Anyone who owns two HoloLenses can now offer a third-person view of augmented reality, thanks to a project that Microsoft released.

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Review: The best frameworks for machine learning and deep learning

TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, Scikit-learn, MXNet, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and Caffe do the math.

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AT&T wants to be the Linus Torvalds of network software

Carriers are starting to look more like cloud companies, turning to standard hardware, virtualization and machine learning for rapid development of new services. AT&T helped drive that trend by releasing ECOMP, the operating system of...

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Self-protection is key to Linux kernel security

Finding and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities amounts to the usual whack-a-mole. The real solution is to harden the Linux kernel and let it protect itself.

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Want to run your own Amazon 'region'? Stratoscale shows you how

Q&A: The CEO of Stratoscale makes the case for his company’s data center OS replacing VMware and OpenStack, thus transforming your servers into an AWS region.

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Ransomware takes a nasty turn

Ransomware without the ransom request? The recent attacks on hadoop are redefining what ransomeware is all about.

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The top 5 Microsoft announcements you likely missed this year

2016 was a big year for splashy Microsoft announcements. But there was some news that flew under the radar. While they may not have the splash factor of a Surface Studio or HoloLens, these changes have the potential to alter...

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Google open-sources test suite for devs to find crypto bugs

Developers can use Project Wycheproof to test cryptographic algorithms against a library of known attacks to uncover potential weaknesses

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Win-win: Open-source .Net pays off for devs

By open-sourcing .Net Core, Microsoft is reaping the rewards -- as are the developers

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Docker releases Containerd, for running containers, as open source

Docker announced Wednesday that it is releasing a set of basic components for running containers as an open source project. Containerd, (pronounced container-dee) is the core container runtime that underpins the company’s Docker...

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Review: GitLab rocks version control

Thanks to a solid foundation and delightful extras, this open source version-control system is a serious contender.

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To the cloud! Real-world container migrations

Forward-thinking organizations offer real-world lessons for containerizing enterprise apps for the cloud.

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