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  • PayPal’s BattleHack comes to Australia for a second time

    Over the weekend Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom will play host to the Australian leg of BattleHack, PayPal’s global hackathon.

  • The end for 1024-bit SSL certificates is near, Mozilla kills a few more

    Website owners take notice: In weeks, Mozilla products including its popular Firefox browser will stop trusting an unknown number of SSL certificates that were issued using old root CA certificates with 1024-bit RSA keys.

  • Mozilla puts old hardware to new use, runs Tor relays

    Mozilla has dusted off some decommissioned servers and networking gear and used them to set up high-speed relays on the Tor anonymity network.

  • Microsoft kicks off C# 7 language planning

    Designers are off and running with plans for the next generation of Microsoft's C# language, with key themes centering on data management, performance, and reliability.

  • New Aurelia framework wants in on JavaScript riches

    A wide variety of technologies has piggybacked JavaScript, including Famo.us, AngularJS, Meteor, and Node.js. A new entrant, Aurelia, offers another angle as a modular framework enabling customization and accommodating the latest ECMAScript technologies.

  • New SAP Hana tool aims to put Big Data insights within closer reach

    A new SAP rapid-deployment service aims to help enterprises tap its Hana in-memory database and computing platform for business-intelligence initiatives involving Big Data.

  • Windows Phone 10 tries to become the smaller side of Windows 10

    The Windows Phone platform commands no more than 4 percent of the world's smartphone market, and the opportunity for developers to attract that group of users has never been a great one.

  • Atlassian fixes critical vulnerability in development collaboration products

    A critical vulnerability in popular software development collaboration products by Atlassian allows attackers to compromise servers.

  • Microsoft debuts TypeScript 1.4

    With TypeScript 1.4, Microsoft offers accommodations for ECMAScript and type system improvements to developers.

  • Compile C# to JavaScript with DuoCode

    A new compiler lets programmers use their C# skills to build JavaScript and HTML5 Web applications. By integrating with Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE and leveraging Microsoft's Roslyn compiler technology, the DuoCode compiler enables cross-compiling of C# code into JavaScript, for sharing of code between JavaScript and Windows applications.

  • Users get more control over data in latest Firefox beta

    Mozilla is adding new capabilities in the beta version of Firefox 36 to give users and website owners more control over what data, if any, is sent to other websites during browsing.

  • Mozilla's added support for Oculus Rift a step in broader plans for VR

    Mozilla's recent enhanced support for the Oculus Rift headset is just one step in its plans to more fully embrace virtual reality.

  • Java focuses on modularity, real-time apps in 2015

    It's full speed ahead for modular and real-time Java efforts early in the new year.

  • Facebook open-sources new AI smarts

    Facebook has released as open source some software modules that can speed image recognition, language modeling and other machine learning tasks, in a move to advance computer artificial intelligence for itself and others,

  • Sizing up the three popular Internet TV streaming sticks

    If you're like most folks, the back of your home entertainment center is a hive of HDMI cables, USB cords and power adaptors, not to mention the HDMI switchers necessary to cope with this cornucopia of entertainment providers. Thankfully, there is a solution: The increasingly popular streaming stick.

  • Latest Firefox tries to one-up Skype with WebRTC calling features

    With this week's rollout of Firefox 35, Mozilla is taking a bold step toward reclaiming the relevance that Firefox once commanded. Key to that effort is the organization's move to take a standard technology called WebRTC and add it to Firefox to let users make voice and video calls from their browser.

  • University of Texas team hooks $100K in IBM Watson app contest

    A team of students from the University of Texas at Austin is being awarded $100,000 in seed funding for an app based on IBM's Watson technology that's designed to give Texas citizens easier access to social services.

  • Designing virtual reality for the enterprise

    A production and development house from Ballarat has set its eyes on the emerging market of virtual reality services for the enterprise.

  • Mozilla upgrades Firefox to v.35, streamlines video calling

    Mozilla today released its newest browser, Firefox 35, which features a streamlined version of the plug-in-free Hello video calling service and faster access to an app marketplace that has dreams of becoming the next Chrome Web Store.

  • PHP vs. Node.js: An epic battle for developer mind share

    It's a classic Hollywood plot: the battle between two old friends who went separate ways. Often the friction begins when one pal sparks an interest in what had always been the other pal's unspoken domain. In the programming language version of this movie, it's the introduction of Node.js that turns the buddy flick into a grudge match: PHP and JavaScript, two partners who once ruled the Internet together but now duke it out for the mind share of developers.