Topic: rust

Microsoft releases a deep learning toolkit to GitHub, AI algorithm writes political speeches, and a new release of iOS 9.2—SD Times news digest: Jan. 25, 2016

Microsoft has announced that it is making the tools that its researchers use for artificial intelligence available to developers. It has released its Computational Network Toolkit on GitHub. Researchers said that they developed the open-source toolkit, called CNTK, for “necessity,” according to a blog post. Microsoft’s chief speech scientist, Xuedong Huang, said he and his … continue reading

Google to bring Chrome OS to Android, Slack’s new User Groups, and Microsoft looking for open-source developers—SD Times news digest: Oct. 30, 2015

Google is planning to bring its personal computer operating system, Chrome OS, to its mobile operating system, Android. According to the Wall Street Journal, the new operating system will be unveiled in 2017, but users can expect a preview of the early version by next year. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, recently told analysts that … continue reading

Where Rust is going in 2016

It’s been three months since version one of the Mozilla-backed programming language Rust was released. Rust 1.0 focused on stability, community and clarity. But looking ahead, the programming language team plans to tackle infrastructure, use cases and improving key features over the next year. “Our basic stability promise for Rust is that upgrades between versions … continue reading

Google’s newest self-driving vehicles hit the road, Rust 1.1 and Rust 1.2 beta, and Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 mobile build—SD Times news digest: June 26, 2015

Google’s new prototypes of its autonomous vehicles have hit the road in Mountain View, Calif. The latest prototypes are designed to be fully self-driving, working without a steering wheel or pedals. During the testing process, safety drivers will be on board and will have the ability to take control of the car if needed. In … continue reading

Preemptible VMs for Google’s cloud, Rust 1.0, and Meteor raises $20 million—SD Times news digest: May 19, 2015

Google has announced Preemptible Virtual Machines, a new beta cloud technology for Google Compute Engine. Preemptible VMs are cloud instances that can be shut down at any time for short-term storage capacity at a low fixed cost. Google recommended them for distributed, fault-tolerant workloads that don’t require continuous availability of any single instance. The temporary … continue reading

OnePlus OxygenOS, Mono 4.0, and Microsoft’s open-source Bond framework—SD Times news digest: April 6, 2015

Smartphone marker OnePlus has unveiled a custom version of its Android operating system, OxygenOS. OxygenOS is based on Google’s Android Lollipop version 5.0.2. With OxygenOS, the company claimed it would make it easier to respond to user feedback, and to provide better updates and an integrated range of services for OnePlus users. “In this environment … continue reading

Apache Lucene and Solr 5.0 released, Linux 4.0, and Digium’s WebRTC platform—SD Times news digest: Feb. 23, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation announced the releases of Apache Lucene 5.0 and Apache Solr 5.0, with each project adding new features and major component changes. Apache Lucene 5.0 adds Java’s NIO2 API file access, unique ID storage and IndexWriter merger checking, along with reduced heap storage, auto-IO-throttling and payload support for memory indexes. The full … continue reading

Microsoft and Google bicker over vulnerability disclosure, Rust 1.0 alpha, free Visual Studio for GitHub student developers—SD Times news digest: Jan. 12, 2015

Microsoft isn’t happy about Google’s disclosure of a zero-day vulnerability in Windows 8.1, and the company has publicly voiced its displeasure. In a blog post entitled “A Call for Better Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure,” senior director of Microsoft’s Security Response Center Chris Betz admonished Google for disclosing the vulnerability only two days before Microsoft was scheduled … continue reading

An experimental tool chain for Android, Streem, Rust 1.0 release trains, and Oculus acquisitions—SD Times news digest: Dec. 12, 2014

Google has officially announced its new tool chain for Android. The core of the new tool chain includes two tools: Jack and Jill. Jack stands for Java Android Compiler Kit, while Jill stands for Jack Intermediate Library Linker. Belgian mobile development software company Saikoa revealed the new compilers in the beginning of the month. Google … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 10, 2014—Nadella apologies raise comment, Internet.org’s Innovation Challenge in India, and Rust 0.12

Microsoft’s Nadella backtracks comment about women’s pay raises Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has gotten a lot of grief over comments he made at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference yesterday. When asked what advice he would give to women who are uncomfortable asking for a raise, he stated: “It’s not really about … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 3, 2014

Rust 0.11.0 is released, learning to code by playing cards, and Google’s DevArt Gallery … continue reading

Mozilla Rust 0.9 released

Update to programming language adds support for static linking and LTO … continue reading

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