Topic: operating system

Facebook open sources its binary optimization and layout tool for large-scale apps

Facebook is looking to help engineers accelerate their large-scale applications with BOLT. The company announced it is open sourcing the binary optimization and layout tool this week. According to Facebook, BOLT can be used for optimizing placement of instructions in memory, and is designed to reduce CPU execution time by two to 15 percent, though … continue reading

Android O Developer Preview 4, Microsoft Enterprise Smart Contracts, and a new Mainframe Center of Excellence — SD Times news digest: July 25, 2017

Android O is one step closer to being released into the market. As Google puts its final touches on the upcoming operating system, the company is rolling out the Developer Preview 4 of Android O to help developers ensure their apps are ready for the launch. This will be the final preview before Android O … continue reading

GitHub Marketplace, Tails reaches RC status, and block.one’s open-source software for EOS — SD Times news digest: May 22, 2017

GitHub is adding more tools so developers can customize their workflow. The organization announced the GitHub Marketplace, GitHub Apps (formerly Integrations), and the GitHub GraphQL API, along with a few other platform updates. The GitHub Marketplace is a new way for developers to find apps that they can use in their development workflow. More than a dozen … continue reading

Kaspersky Labs creates own operating system, IBM creates new data-driven features, and CA Technologies announces new agile capabilities—SD Times news digest: Nov. 18, 2016

Kaspersky Labs developed a black box that is a protected Layer 3 switch powered by the Kaspersky operating system for networks with extreme requirements for data security. According to Eugene Kaspersky, a cybersecurity expert, this technology will be applied to other Internet of Things devices, because the operating system is “ideal for applications where a … continue reading

SecurityScorecard: Device owner awareness can improve operating system security

There is an ongoing debate as to which popular operating system is more secure. Despite recent claims that Android is more secure than iPhone, any computing device is only as secure as the information security practices maintained by the device owner, according to an expert from SecurityScorecard. While it is true that Android’s “open-source” operating … continue reading

iOS 10 disrupts testing and development plans for software teams

The official iOS 10 release date was right on the heels of the new iPhone 7 launch, bringing new functionality and productivity features to its users. While there is some hesitation from users in adopting the new operating system, Apple’s milestone release is mainly shaping up to be quite a headache for developers and testers, … continue reading

As Linux turns 25, it lives beyond desktops and mobile devices

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the open-source operating system used to do everything from powering supercomputers to surfing the web: Linux. Linux began its journey 25 years ago, and now it’s a top product platform for apps for smartphones, Internet of Things devices, and computers—all of which primarily run on Linux. Jane Silber, CEO … continue reading

NVIDIA delivers AI supercomputer to OpenAI, Google’s new OS Fuchsia, and DuoSkin wearable tattoos—SD Times news digest: Aug. 15, 2016

NVIDIA’s CEO hand-delivered an AI supercomputer-in-a-box, the NVIDIA DGX-1, to OpenAI in San Francisco last week. OpenAI’s researchers will put the first production DGX-1 to work on artificial intelligence challenges. The DGX-1 is packed with 170 teraflops of computing power, equaling 250 conventional servers. OpenAI will use it to work on projects like artificial personal … continue reading

Windows 10 Anniversary Update to arrive Aug. 2

The update to Windows 10 will be coming to all devices for free before the end of the summer. The company announced the Anniversary Update will arrive Aug. 2, and it will be free to those who apply for it before July 29. “When we introduced Windows 10, our vision was not only to deliver … continue reading

Deep learning comes to Rust

Although hesitant to jump on the “deep learning bandwagon,” student Theodore DeRego decided to spend his winter break trying to learn more about his newly found guilty pleasure. The result is a framework he calls deeplearn-rs, which can be used to build trainable matrix computation graphs that are configurable at runtime. After gaining an understanding … continue reading

Facebook is moving away from Parse, TypeScript 1.8 beta released, and Tails release 2.0—SD Times news digest: Jan. 29, 2016

Facebook announced yesterday that it is closing the Parse service, and it will be fully retired on Jan. 28, 2017. Parse is Facebook’s mobile development platform, but the company will be focusing its resources elsewhere, according to the Parse blog. To help with this transition, Parse is releasing a database migration tool that lets developers … continue reading

Android

BlackBerry reportedly working on an Android device

Android may appear in one of BlackBerry’s next devices. Reuters reported that sources close to the subject say BlackBerry is considering Android as part of its software and device-management strategy. BlackBerry has been struggling to keep up with Apple and Android in the smartphone market. According to Reuters, the company once dominated the space, but … continue reading

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