Topic: software updates

Computer scientists tackle performance regressions with new tool

Researchers from Texas A&M University have teamed up with computer scientists from Intel Labs to create a tool that will help identify the source of software bugs. According to the researchers, software updates are supposed to make applications run faster, but sometimes they end up doing the opposite. Bugs known as performance regressions pop up … continue reading

Distill machine learning journal

OpenAI launches Distill, PyPy dual release, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 GA — SD Times news digest: March 21, 2017

There’s a new kind of journal aimed at communication of machine learning results, and OpenAI is supporting its launch. Distill is a website and a set of tools that makes it easier for people to explain machine learning concepts, according to an OpenAI blog. OpenAI research scientist Andrej Karpathy will serve on the steering committee … continue reading

Facebook wants to bolster connectivity for slow Internet users and Sub-Saharan Africa

The series of Facebook outages, caused by planned software updates, at the end of last month caused an uproar for millions of its mobile users. The social networking site is trying to prevent the issue in the future by working on two other ways to improve connectivity. There are still users stuck on mobile 2G … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Nest Fail! And the peril of automated software updates

Developers, make your software updates opt in from now on, lest your product cause these horror stories … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: The secret joy and danger of software updates

Be careful how you set up software updates for your products, as not everyone may want to install them … continue reading

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