Topic: linux

SD Times news digest: New two-factor authentication approach, The LF Deep Learning Foundation and Linux 4.19-rc1

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have announced a new two-factor authentication method that uses wearables and speech signals. The method “Listening-Watch” uses wearable devices such as smartwatches, activity trackers, and browser-generated speech sounds to perform two-factor authentication. “Listening-Watch offers two key security features,” said Nitesh Saxena, professor in the UAB College of … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Snapcraft

Canonical, the company behind operating system and Linux distribution Ubuntu, is looking to help developers package, distribute and update apps for Linux and IoT with its open-source project Snapcraft. According to Evan Dandrea, engineering manager at Canonical, Snapcraft “is a platform for publishing applications to an audience of millions of Linux users.” The project was … continue reading

Ubuntu 18.04 focuses on security and AI improvements

Canonical has announced the release of its open-source Linux operating system, Ubuntu 18.04, which features security, multi-cloud, containers, and AI improvements. “Multi-cloud operations are the new normal” said Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical and founder of Ubuntu, in a statement. “Boot-time and performance-optimized images of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on every major public cloud make it … continue reading

Microsoft’s C++ library manager now available for Linux and macOS

Microsoft has announced developers can now access its C++ libraries on two new platforms. Vcpkg is now available for Linux and macOS, joining its existing support for Windows and UWP. “At Microsoft, the core of our vision is ‘Any Developer, Any App, Any Platform’ and we are committed to bringing you the most productive development … continue reading

SD Times news digest: MicroStrategy 10.11, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, and Facebook’s Data Abuse Bounty

MicroStrategy has announced the availability of MicroStrategy 10.11 with a new native library app for smartphones, new geospatial services and custom charts for visualizing data. In addition, the release introduces new out-of-the-box visualizations and intelligent recommendations for content. “Version 10.11 empowers teams with self-service data discovery and departmental analytics, while creating the foundation for governed … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Cloudflare 1.1.1.1, Drupal security vulnerability, and Linux 4.16

As part of its mission to build a faster, privacy -first Internet, Cloudflare has announced the release of Cloudflare 1.1.1.1, a new DNS service. DNS is a directory of the Internet that includes a content side and a consumer side. The new service is a consumer DNS service. The company  obtained the memorable address 1.1.1.1 … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Studio 3.1, Microsoft open sources WSL sample, Valohai’s machine learning funding

Google has announced that Android Studio 3.1 is now available for developers to work with. The main areas of the release include product quality and app development productivity. New features and improvements include a C++ performance profiler, Kotlin link checks, database code editing, IntelliJ platform update, new build output window, quick boot, and C++ CPU … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Cutelyst

Cutelyst, a QT web framework, is on a mission to help developers to share code between their desktop and mobile apps. The open source project was released in October 2013 by Daniel Nicoletti. It is designed to enable the sharing of C++ code for web applications including Windows, Linux, OSX, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. “Why have … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Firebase Crashlytics leaves beta, BlackBerry partners with Microsoft, and Windows 10 Insider preview

Google has announced that it is graduating Firebase Crashlytics out of beta. Firebase Crashlytics is a mobile app that assists users in tracking, prioritizing, and fixing stability issues in real-time. Google first acquired Crashlytics in January of last year. The company also announced new feature integration with Analytics events, crash insights, ability to pin important … continue reading

Chef announces InSpec 2.0 with new DevSecOps capabilities

Chef has announced the latest release of its compliance automation tool. InSpec 2.0 is designed to accelerate DevSecOps with cross-functional, infrastructure, security, assessment, and remediation features. “InSpec 2.0 builds on our commitment to build the essential tools and services needed for modern application teams to truly deliver on the promise of DevSecOps, fully integrating security … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Linux 4.15 not final, TensorFlow 1.5, and Cettia 1.0.0

Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, has announced the release of Linux 4.15 is not yet final, so he is releasing it as rc9. The update includes: arch updates and drives as well as some core networking. “I really really wanted to just release 4.15 today, but things haven’t calmed down enough for me to … continue reading

Shippable announces new DevOps analytics capabilities and support

Shippable has announced the release of new analytics tools for DevOps teams as well as support for all major operating systems including Mac OS X, iOS and Windows.  Avi Cavale, CEO of Shippable, explained that the company’s focus has been on Linux in the past few years. By supporting more operating systems, the company can … continue reading

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