Docker Enterprise Edition, GitHub Enterprise 2.9, and the Windows Mixed Reality dev kits—SD Times news digest: March 2, 2017

Docker is releasing a new commercial platform for enterprise development and IT teams. Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) is a new platform designed to streamline the Docker experience, and accelerate business critical app deployments. “From the very beginning, Docker has been focused on taking very complicated tooling and software and making it intuitive and easy to … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Stethoscope

Just like the medical instrument that checks the beating heart inside of humans, Netflix’s open-source Stethoscope tool collects information from users’ devices, giving them clear insight into how they are operating and what they need to fix to keep them “healthy.” Technically speaking, Stethoscope is a web application that gathers information from users’ devices, giving … continue reading

TypeScript 2.2 released, half the Internet uses HTTPS, and updates to the Google Play Developer Console—SD Times news digest: Feb. 23, 2017

Microsoft’s TypeScript team presented the latest release of TypeScript 2.2 this week, with new features and quick fixes to improve the TypeScript experience. With TypeScript 2.2 comes more improvements to the editor, including code actions, which can guide developers in fixing up errors. This includes adding missing imports, adding missing properties, and removing unused declarations. … continue reading

Report: Amazon acquires Harvest.ai, new release cadence from React Native, and 451 Research expects application container market to grow—SD Times news digest: Jan. 10, 2017

Amazon has acquired Harvest.ai, a San Diego startup, for US$20 million, according to Business Insider. Harvest.ai has developed technologies that can help find and stop targeted attacks on data, according to Business Insider. With the help of machine learning, the company can learn and detect when an unauthorized person is attempting to gain access to … continue reading

Swift 3.0, Service Fabric on Linux, and the Project Zero Prize—SD Times news digest: Sept. 14, 2016

Apple’s programming language Swift is getting its first major update since it went open source. Swift 3.0 is available now with significant improvements and refinements. Key features include improved translation of Objective-C APIs in Swift; API guidelines that have been applied to the standard library; package manager C language target support; modernized Playground literals; an … continue reading

Apple acquires AI startup, the DAPRA Cyber Grand Challenge winner, Pokémon GO’s revenue, and Delta’s global computer outage—SD Times news digest: August 8, 2016

According to multiple reports, Apple has acquired artificial intelligence startup Turi for roughly US$200 million. Apple uses AI technology for Siri, but lately the company has been ramping up its efforts in AI, which makes purchasing the Seattle-based company Turi a helpful move, according to Market Watch. Turi aims to help developers and data scientists build intelligent apps … continue reading

Guest View: Seven security misconfigurations that can jeopardize your Big Data project

Did you hear about the hacking attack carried out a few years ago on AT&T that resulted in exposing the contact details of more than 100,000 iPad users that were stored on their system? It was one of the high-profile attacks that targeted a “security misconfiguration” vulnerability in AT&T’s system architecture. That was not a … continue reading

Research paper looks at safety issues of artificial intelligence

There’s been much talk about how artificial intelligence will benefit society, but what about the potential impacts that AI has when the system is poorly designed and creates problems? This is a question several researchers and OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company, tackled in a recent paper. The paper was written by researchers from … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Capture the Flag

In an effort to help promote cybersecurity, Facebook is open-sourcing its Capture the Flag (CTF) platform on GitHub. CTF is the company’s hacking competition platform that aims to teach about unfamiliar security technologies as well as exploitation techniques. Facebook has been using its CTF platform since 2013 to educate students about computer science and security. … continue reading

NASA robot lands at CSAIL, FBI keeps iPhone hack a secret, Apple open-sources CareKit—SD Times news digest: April 28, 2016

The 300-pound humanoid robot that NASA wants to use for space exploration has arrived at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) this week. Researchers at CSAIL, led by CSAIL principal investigator Russ Tedrake will program their new “Valkyrie” robot to autonomously perform challenging tasks that would allow it to replace or help astronauts … continue reading

Intel releases Arduino 101 source code, free VPN integrated in Opera, and VersionOne Spring 2016 Release—SD Times news digest: April 21, 2016

The real-time operating system that powers the Arduino 101 and Genuino 101 is open source, ready for those who want to use it for studying purposes. This package contains the complete BSP (Board Support Package) for the Curie processor on the 101. It allows developers to compile and modify the core OS and the firmware … continue reading

Apple is developing new iPhone security to thwart the FBI

Recent reports show Google and other technology companies are standing with Apple in the FBI/Apple conflict, while others like Bill Gates sided with the FBI. Meanwhile, Apple’s engineers have begun developing new security measures that would make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iPhone, even if they do win the fight. … continue reading

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