Mozilla aims to give users control over the Internet with the introduction of dweb

Mozilla is introducing dweb, or decentralized web, in order to solve some of the issues the traditional, centralized web is facing. “The web is the most successful programming platform in history, resulting in the largest open and accessible collection of human knowledge ever created. So yeah, it’s pretty great. But there are a set of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Splice Machine data platform now available on Azure, Mozilla’s mobile test pilot and Xen Project Hypervisor 4.11

Splice Machine has announced its data platform for intelligent apps is now available on Microsoft Azure. According to the company, this will give users an option to use the platform to deploy on premise, on AWS and now on Azure. The data platform is designed to help developers easily build and deploy predictive apps without … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WearOS developer preview, Synopsys’ Coverity updates, and Apple App Store prohibits cryptocurrency mining

Google has announced new changes to the WearOS by Google developer preview. According to the company, battery life has been a major focus area. After reviewing developer feedback, the company found users were unhappy with the disabling of alarms and jobs for background apps. As a result, Google is reversing the change and will be … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: The Linux Foundation reacts to Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition, Mozilla’s Common Voice project, and Breakthrough Technologies’ Loco platform

The Linux Foundation has released its statement on Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. It stated that the move is probably a good thing for the open-source community as Microsoft has the means to make GitHub better. It also thinks it is a good sign that they brought in Nat Friedman, who has been well-respected in the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Carnegie Mellon’s AI degree, Firefox for enterprises, and Rust 1.26

Carnegie Mellon University has announced this fall it will begin offering an undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence as part of its School of Computer Science. Carnegie Mellon is the first university in the United States to offer such a degree. The degree will focus on how complex inputs are used to make decisions or enhance … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PipelineDB 0.9.9, ScyllaDB raises $10 million, and Morpheus Data updates cloud management platform

PipelineDB is one step closer to its 1.0 release with the announcement of PipelineDB 0.9.9. PipelineB  According to the team, the latest release marks major progress to becoming a standard PostgreSQL extension. Updates include PipelineDB objects becoming created directly using standard PostgreSQL syntax, streams are now simply foreign tables, and detailed performance metrics. The team … continue reading

SD Times news digest: NativeScript 4.0, Mozilla introduces wasm-pack, and Google launches coding app for beginners

The open-source framework for developing native apps with Angular, TypeScript and JavaScript is getting a major released. NativeScript 4.0 features changes to its application root view, flexible frame composition that can be useful for implementing secondary navigation with frames, modal view changes, updated templates, and multiple independent UI components. According to the team, this is … continue reading

Mozilla’s WebAssembly Studio enters beta

Mozilla is making good on its promise to improve WebAssembly for developers with the beta release of its WebAssembly Studio. WebAssembly Studio is an online IDE for learning and teaching WebAssembly that Mozilla began working on last December. Since then, the company has been working to make WebAssembly more accessible to the programming community. Last … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Firefox Reality, Google’s Firebase Dynamic Links, and Microsoft Professional Program

Mozilla has announced it is bringing virtual reality and augmented reality to Firefox. The company revealed it is building Firebox Reality, a new browser that will be built from the ground up to work with VR and AR headsets. The platform will be independent and work on a number of different devices, making it the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android P cryptography changes, Mozilla’s code review experiment and Confluent Platform 4.1

Google has announced cryptography changes in Android P. The company plans to deprecate some functionality from the BC provider in order to avoid additional costs and risks. In the later release, it plans to remove the deprecated functionality entirely. “In a previous post, we announced that the Crypto provider was deprecated beginning in Android Nougat. Since … continue reading

Mozilla releases Internet of Things gateway solution

Mozilla is announcing a new solution designed to enable anyone to build their own gateway for the Internet of Things. Things Gateway is a part of the company’s experimental framework Project Things. Project Things is an open framework focused on security, privacy and interoperability for IoT. “Last year, we said that Mozilla is working to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mozilla survey finds mixed thoughts on connected future, Salesforce’s new AI platform, and Qualcomm entertains a buyout

A recent survey conducted by Mozilla about connectivity worldwide found that the popularity of specific connected devices varied by country among other insights. The survey looked at about 190,000 international respondents’ concerns and optimism about security and the connected world. The more tech-savvy the respondents estimated they were, the more optimistic they felt about concerns … continue reading

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