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  • Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

    Potentially saving the world from another online security disaster like last year's Heartbleed, Amazon Web Services has released as open source a cryptographic module for securing sensitive data passing over the Internet.

  • Update: Google, Microsoft, Oracle back new R Consortium at Linux Foundation

    As foreshadowed on Twitter yesterday, a new R Consortium of major vendors launched today aimed at "strengthen[ing] both the technical and user communities," according to a Linux Foundation announcement.

  • Bruised by past mistakes, tech firms brace for 'leap second'

    Just before the stroke of midnight Tuesday Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), computerized clocks around the world will pause for a moment to squeeze in an extra second.

  • IBM Power Systems GM: Big scale and big data demand OpenPower

    IBM's Power Systems division which sells servers and systems based on the Power system architecture, as opposed to the Intel-based x86 architecture used in most personal computers had been in free-fall for some time, posting year-on-year revenue declines of up to 37% per quarter over the past couple of years. According to the conventional wisdom, Power was another victim along with SPARC and, to a lesser extent, ARM of the inexorable march of the commodity x86 server.

  • Red Hat builds on its open source storage portfolio

    Red Hat continues to make inroads into the enterprise storage software market, improving two of its core storage technologies and striking partnerships with key IT system resellers.

  • Red Hat makes its case to be THE container company

    Looking to establish itself as the leader in the nascent container technology market, Red Hat has enabled one of its flagship products to support containers fully and released a new container management platform, too.

  • 12 hot application container startups

    The container revolution is upon us.

  • Facebook open-sources IDE based on GitHub Atom

    Facebook has begun opening up source code for its Nuclide IDE, which is designed to offer a unified experience for Web and native mobile development.

  • Samsung teams with Red Hat to build enterprise apps

    Samsung is partnering with Red Hat to build mobile apps for business users, in a deal that recalls Apple's tie-up with IBM this time last year.

  • Arista has a controller now too

    Arista Networks this week unveiled what essentially is a centralized controller for its data center and cloud switches.

  • IMT-2020 is the future of mobile - but you can keep calling it 5G

    There's finally something real to 5G: a name.

  • Red Hat takes the reins of OpenJDK 7

    Red Hat is taking over stewardship of the OpenJDK 7 project, at the moment a generation behind the current release of Java.

  • Windows 10 reality check: Separating fact from fiction

    With the world officially on a collision course with Windows 10 on July 29, it's time to clear up common misconceptions about Microsoft's latest, evolving version of its flagship OS. Perhaps not surprising, there's quite a bit of misinformation floating around, some of it harmless, but some of it potentially damaging to any decisions you make about Windows 10.

  • Life gets tougher for alternative mobile OSes Tizen, Firefox and Ubuntu

    The future doesn't look very bright right now for alternative mobile operating systems Firefox OS, Tizen and Ubuntu.

  • Don't expect major changes to NSA surveillance from Congress

    After the U.S. Congress approved what critics have called modest limits on the National Security Agency's collection of domestic telephone records, many lawmakers may be reluctant to further change the government's surveillance programs.

  • N1QL: A SQL twist comes to document databases

    Looking to bolster query capabilities for its NoSQL database, Couchbase this week is trumpeting the arrival of its N1QL "next-generation" declarative query language, which brings SQL-like querying to Couchbase Server, the company's distributed, JSON document datastore.

  • BQ announces second Ubuntu phone and plans to build PC-smartphone combo

    Against the odds, Canonical and Spanish company BQ are continuing to push Ubuntu for smartphones over Android and iOS. BQ's second Ubuntu phone is a step up from its inaugural effort, and the two companies are also working on a smartphone that's also a PC.

  • New NSA phone dragnet proposals blasted as flawed

    Two U.S. senators are pushing proposals to extend the National Security Agency's domestic telephone records dragnet, but a diverse coalition of civil liberties and advocacy groups have called on lawmakers to vote against those plans.

  • Over 4 billion people still have no Internet connection

    The number of people using the Internet is growing at a steady rate, but 4.2 billion out of 7.4 billion will still be offline by the end of the year.

  • US senators stall vote to extend NSA phone records dragnet

    Four U.S. senators ground the chamber's business to a halt Wednesday in an effort to prevent lawmakers from voting on a bill to extend portions of the Patriot Act used to collect telephone and business records from the country's residents.