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  • Android Studio focuses on C++ editing

    Android Studio, which has been billed as "the official Android IDE," is getting improvements in C++ language accommodations, annotations, and memory profiling with the release of the 1.3 version this week.

  • DTO chief: Australia could be 'best in the world' for digital government

    There is a "huge" opportunity for Australia to transform how government services are delivered, according to Paul Shetler, the recently appointed head of the Digital Transformation Office.

  • IBM aims Watson's cognitive computer power at CVS customers

    IBM's Watson will be working for drugstore chain CVS in a partnership that has the supercomputer pointing its cognitive computing power at customers with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity offering care providers insights into their patients' behaviors.

  • Opponents focus on defeating CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

    Opponents of a U.S. Senate bill intended to encourage businesses to share information about cyberthreats may have stalled a vote on the legislation.

  • Using Watson, IBM and CVS aim to predict when your health is about to decline

    Pharmacists at some 7,800 CVS drugstores across the U.S. will soon be able to tap IBM's Watson cognitive computing system in the hopes of predicting customers' health problems before they arise.

  • Windows 10: Fact vs. fiction

    It's a few days before Windows 10 is officially slated to drop, and still, confusion abounds. Worse, many fallacies regarding Microsoft's plans around upgrades and support for Win10 remain in circulation, despite efforts to dispel them.

  • IBM moves open source business software to the cloud

    IBM has set up a new code repository that aims to foster collaborative development of enterprise open source software -- and it may also drum up interest in its own Bluemix platform services.

  • JRuby upgrade promises better performance

    JRuby, a veteran among languages other than Java riding atop the JVM, will be upgraded Wednesday with the release of JRuby 9000.

  • What's behind Linux's new Cloud Native Computing Foundation?

    Today a group of 19 companies, led primarily by Google, created a new open source foundation that aims to specify how clouds should be architected to serve modern applications.

  • New industry group to bring web-scale tech to the enterprise

    Some of the biggest names in IT and online services have banded together to standardize the way applications are run in the cloud.

  • Red Hat pushing hard beyond Linux in the data center

    At the recent Red Hat Summit in Boston, Executive Vice President Paul Cormier declared victory for open source. "Linux has won in the data center," he proclaimed to an applauding crowd, acknowledging that along with Windows, Linux is one of two major operating systems in enterprise data centers today.

  • Open source router project administers Lithium

    The CloudRouter Project, a months-old effort to open source cloud routing, is announcing first shipment of OpenDaylight's new "Lithium" SDN controller.

  • GovCMS releases its Drupal distribution

    The government's govCMS project has made its Drupal distribution available for download.

  • Ouster of Kubuntu founder leaves its future in doubt

    A disagreement between the founder of Kubuntu and the Ubuntu Community Council has roiled the Linux community and left the project rudderless, as Jonathan Riddell left Kubuntu's governing body late last month.

  • Cisco leading another IoT standards group

    Cisco has been named a founding member and director of yet anotherInternet of Things standards group to help promote and encourage use of networked machines.

  • 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.