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  • The Open Source Initiative Announces Linux Professional Institute Affiliate Membership

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    masson
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    Leading vendor-independent Linux certification organization extends commitment to furthering the adoption of Linux and Open Source. July 22, 2015 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Initiative® (OSI), recognized globally for promoting and protecting open source software and development communities, announced today the affiliate membership of The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), a non-profit organization dedicated to vendor-neutral Linux certification and workforce development for Linux, open source and IT professionals. The OSI Affiliate Member Program, available at no-cost, allows…
  • OSI Welcomes First Higher Education Affiliate Member: University of Southern Queensland

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    masson
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:37 am
    University’s culture of “openness” extends beyond Open Source Software to Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access in research and data. PALO ALTO, Calif. - Aug. 19, 2015 -- Recognizing the growth of open source software within higher education, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) recently expanded their Affiliate Membership Program to include colleges and universities. Today the OSI announced The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has been approved as the international non-profit’s first Higher Education Affiliate Member. OSI General Manager Patrick Masson said of the news,…
  • Difference between SOAP and RESTful Web Service in Java

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    Javin Paul
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    Though both SOAP and RESTful web services allows a client to query server for some information, but the way they are implemented and used is quite different. Main difference between SOAP and REST is that former provides an standard of communication between client, server and other parties and has restricted set of rules and format, while REST leverages ubiquity of HTTP protocol, in both client and servers, to allow them to communicate with each other regardless of their implementation. In short, getting data from a RESTful web service requires less headache then getting data from a SOAP web…
  • How Open Film Project "Cosmos Laundromat" Made Blender Better

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    2 Sep 2015 | 1:26 pm
    An anonymous reader writes: At the beginning of August the Blender Institute released Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle, its seventh open project. More than just a 10-minute short film, Cosmos Laundromat is the Blender Institute's most ambitious project, a pilot for the first fully free and open animated feature film. In his article on Opensource.com animator and open source advocate Jason van Gumster highlights the film project and takes a look at some of its most significant contributions to the Blender open source project.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Gandi Joins Open Source Initiative Corporate Sponsorship Program

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    masson
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Sponsorship consolidates technical infrastructure and support for OSI’s web hosting and administrative systems. PALO ALTO, Calif. - Sept. 2, 2015 For years the Open Source Initiative® (OSI), along with a dedicated corp of volunteers, managed a variety of internet services hosted on infrastructure distributed across multiple providers. For OSI staff and volunteers working to support the ever-growing open source software movement, this created complexity and inconsistency. Today, through a generous corporate sponsoship agreement, the OSI is pleased to announce Gandi.net as the…
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  • How Open Film Project "Cosmos Laundromat" Made Blender Better

    samzenpus
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:26 pm
    An anonymous reader writes: At the beginning of August the Blender Institute released Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle, its seventh open project. More than just a 10-minute short film, Cosmos Laundromat is the Blender Institute's most ambitious project, a pilot for the first fully free and open animated feature film. In his article on Opensource.com animator and open source advocate Jason van Gumster highlights the film project and takes a look at some of its most significant contributions to the Blender open source project.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Mutt 1.5.24 Released

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    2 Sep 2015 | 1:00 pm
    kthreadd writes: Version 1.5.24 of the Mutt email client has been released. New features in this release includes among other things terminal status-line (TS) support, a new color object 'prompt', the ability to encrypt postponed messages and opportunistic encryption which automatically enables/disables encryption based on message recipients. SSLv3 is now also disabled by default.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Can Living In Total Darkness For 5 Days "Reset" the Visual System?

    samzenpus
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:41 pm
    the_newsbeagle writes: That's what one neuroscientist is aiming to find out. He wants to put patients with a type of amblyopia, the vision problem commonly called lazy eye, into the dark for 5 days. His hypothesis: When they emerge, their brains' visual cortices will be temporarily "plastic" and changeable, and may begin to process the visual signals from their bad eyes correctly. Before he could do this study, though, he had to do a test run to figure out logistics. So he himself lived in a pitch black room for 5 days. One finding: Eating ravioli in the dark is hard.Read more of this story…
  • China Preparing To Send Crewed Shenzhou 11 To Tiangong 2 Space Station In 2016

    samzenpus
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:57 am
    MarkWhittington writes: China has not sent people into space since the mission of the Shenzhou 10 to the prototype space station Tiangong 1 in June 2013. Since then the Chinese have accomplished the landing of the Chang'e 3 on the lunar surface. According to a story in Space Daily, the hiatus in Chinese crewed spaceflight is about to end with the launch of the Tiangong-2 prototype space station in 2016 with the subsequent visit by a crew of Chinese astronauts on board the Shenzhou 11. The mission will be a prelude to the construction of a larger Chinese space station, slated to be completed…
  • Hacking Medical Mannequins

    samzenpus
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:14 am
    An anonymous reader writes: A team of researchers at the University of South Alabama is investigating potential breaches of medical devices used in training, taking the mannequin iStan as its prime target in its scenario-based research. Identifying the network security solution and network protocol as the vulnerable components, the team was able to carry out brute force attacks against the router PIN, and denial of service (DDoS) attacks, using open source tools such as BackTrack.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
 
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  • Gandi Joins Open Source Initiative Corporate Sponsorship Program

    masson
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Sponsorship consolidates technical infrastructure and support for OSI’s web hosting and administrative systems. PALO ALTO, Calif. - Sept. 2, 2015 For years the Open Source Initiative® (OSI), along with a dedicated corp of volunteers, managed a variety of internet services hosted on infrastructure distributed across multiple providers. For OSI staff and volunteers working to support the ever-growing open source software movement, this created complexity and inconsistency. Today, through a generous corporate sponsoship agreement, the OSI is pleased to announce Gandi.net as the…
  • OSI Welcomes First Higher Education Affiliate Member: University of Southern Queensland

    masson
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:37 am
    University’s culture of “openness” extends beyond Open Source Software to Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access in research and data. PALO ALTO, Calif. - Aug. 19, 2015 -- Recognizing the growth of open source software within higher education, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) recently expanded their Affiliate Membership Program to include colleges and universities. Today the OSI announced The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has been approved as the international non-profit’s first Higher Education Affiliate Member. OSI General Manager Patrick Masson said of the news,…
  • The Open Source Initiative Announces Linux Professional Institute Affiliate Membership

    masson
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    Leading vendor-independent Linux certification organization extends commitment to furthering the adoption of Linux and Open Source. July 22, 2015 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Initiative® (OSI), recognized globally for promoting and protecting open source software and development communities, announced today the affiliate membership of The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), a non-profit organization dedicated to vendor-neutral Linux certification and workforce development for Linux, open source and IT professionals. The OSI Affiliate Member Program, available at no-cost, allows…
  • The Open Source Initiative Welcomes Mifos Initiative

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    20 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Project focused on eliminating poverty shares vision of open source development for the good of the global community. July 19, 2015 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) this week welcomed The Mifos Initiative as the latest Affiliate Member to join the global non-profit focused on promoting and protecting open source software, development and communities. The Mifos Initiative aims to create a world where each of the 2.5 billion poor and unbanked has access to the financial resources needed to create a better life for themselves and their family. The Mifos Initiative’s…
  • Xerte Project Joins Open Source Initiative

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    15 Jul 2015 | 6:50 am
    Xerte Project's Open Source Initiative membership furthers both organization's commitment to growing open source community and collaboration within institutions of higher education. July 15, 2015 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The Open Source Initiative® (OSI) has announced the Affiliate Membership of The Xerte Project, an initiative to provide high-quality free software to educators all over the world, and to build a global community of users and developers around the tools.The partnership highlights the OSI's continued efforts within the higher education sector. The Xerte Project began in 2004,…
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  • Tech companies form alliance for open-source video format - Mashable

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:28 am
    MashableTech companies form alliance for open-source video formatMashableThe worlds largest tech companies, including Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix, are forming the Alliance For Open Media to create an open-source, royalty-free video format, reports Wired. The alliance aims to make Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Cisco and more are designing an open-source video The Next WebTech's Biggest Names Unite to Create a New Video FormatWiredMicrosoft, Google, Amazon and others unite to create open source media…
  • We did it ourselves: The open organization in education - opensource.com

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:25 am
    opensource.comWe did it ourselves: The open organization in educationopensource.comThat's the open source way. Community building is key to an effective open organization and points the way to a new paradigm of leadership for everyone. I recently listened to a talk that Jim gave at TEDx Raleigh in 2012. In that talk, he said that and more »
  • How to make money from open source software - CIO

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:10 am
    CIOHow to make money from open source softwareCIOLast month we looked at the argument that the open source business model is flawed because selling maintenance and support subscriptions doesn't provide companies with enough revenue to differentiate their products from the underlying open source ...
  • Getting to grips with Google's open-source container project - ComputerworldUK

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:33 am
    Getting to grips with Google's open-source container projectComputerworldUKGoogle decided to put its container project Kubernetes [ku-ber-net-ease] out in the wild because "there is power in open source", its co-founder tells ComputerworldUK. The project, which aims to simplify containers for organisations looking for faster
  • Rackspace developer advocate on getting started with open source - opensource.com

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:03 am
    opensource.comRackspace developer advocate on getting started with open sourceopensource.comIf you have an idea for a utility or framework or whatever, and you would like the support of an entire community of developers, open source is a great way to go. If you want your code "out there" so it can be reviewed and critiqued (which will improve and more »
 
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  • How Open Source Is Shaping Microsoft's Future - Redmondmag.com

    30 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Redmondmag.comHow Open Source Is Shaping Microsoft's FutureRedmondmag.comIt's not that Microsoft didn't see the value in open source software. Gates and company actually did. For example, the first use of TCP/IP in Windows NT 3.5x and Microsoft's initial releases of HotMail were both based on FreeBSD. Publicly, however
  • 'JavaScript Browser' Microsoft's open-source Browser using HTML, JS and CSS - Techworm

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:47 am
    Techworm'JavaScript Browser' Microsoft's open-source Browser using HTML, JS and CSSTechwormMicrosoft seems to moving more and more towards open-source now a days. Just days after releasing Microsoft Edge browser along with Windows 10, Microsoft has put together a proof-of-concept browser that leverages the EdgeHTML engine used to let ...Microsoft Created an Open-Source Edge-like Browser Using HTML, JavaScript, and CSSSoftpedia NewsMicrosoft's proof-of-concept JavaScript Browser is built using HTML Ghacks Technology Newsall 38 news articles »
  • German city that ditched Windows for Linux wants to go back to Windows - WinBeta

    22 Aug 2015 | 1:38 pm
    WinBetaGerman city that ditched Windows for Linux wants to go back to WindowsWinBetaWe've heard it over and over again. Sometimes it will be an individual, other times a group or organization will will claim Linux is better than Windows. The same is said about open source software like OpenOffice. But rarely are people so daring to Munich wants Windows back for goodTechRadarall 5 news articles »
  • Windows Server Getting Open Source Mesos Container Technology for Scaled ... - Redmondmag.com

    20 Aug 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Redmondmag.comWindows Server Getting Open Source Mesos Container Technology for Scaled Redmondmag.comMicrosoft and Mesosphere announced today that they are collaborating to bring the open source Apache Mesos datacenter orchestration solution into Windows Server. At this point, the collaboration is still at the "technical proof-of-concept" stage and more »
  • Mesosphere And Microsoft Bring Mesos To Windows Server - TechCrunch

    20 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    TechCrunchMesosphere And Microsoft Bring Mesos To Windows ServerTechCrunchAs Mesosphere co-founder Ben Hindman tells me, the team worked closely with Microsoft to get this to work through the open source Apache Mesos project. He also noted that many of Mesosphere's enterprise customers have been asking for Windows ...Windows Server Containers arrive, with Docker supportInfoWorldMicrosoft brings Windows Containers to the foreFortuneLinux and Windows Servers to Be Cogs in One Data Center OS WheelData Center KnowledgeGeekWire -Ars Technica -ZDNetall 155 news…
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  • Burger King continues quest for Peace Day burger after McWhopper rejection - The Guardian

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:56 am
    The GuardianBurger King continues quest for Peace Day burger after McWhopper rejectionThe GuardianIn an open letter to Denny's, Wayback Burgers, Krystal, and Giraffas, Burger King said it had received a “significant number of unexpected responses from other restaurants, large and small” after its initial proposal to create a “peace burger” was and more »
  • LibreOffice 5.0.1 Open-Source Productivity Suite at a Glance - eWeek

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:50 am
    eWeekLibreOffice 5.0.1 Open-Source Productivity Suite at a GlanceeWeekEver since the LibreOffice open-source office suite was forked from the Oracle OpenOffice suite in 2010, its community of developers has been working to improve it. The latest evolution of LibreOffice, version 5.0.1, came out Aug. 27 and provides users and more »
  • The Big Cheezy spreads to Frenchmen Street - NOLA.com

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:53 am
    NOLA.comThe Big Cheezy spreads to Frenchmen StreetNOLA.comAt the Dragon's Den, The Big Cheezy will sell an abbreviated version of its menu, including favorites like the Mac and Cheezy and the Crazy Old Goat. It will also have several takes on cheese fries. "Stuff that we make that's delicious," said owner and more »
  • QueenMode -- The New Success Rules! - Huffington Post

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:06 am
    Huffington PostQueenMode -- The New Success Rules!Huffington PostImagine a life where you could have anything that your heart desired because you were so connected to the source of all things. Where your presence and your purpose is such a strong ... When you are in a space of love then your heart will stay open and
  • Mac keychain flaw can send your passwords to hackers via text - Engadget

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:02 am
    EngadgetMac keychain flaw can send your passwords to hackers via textEngadgetWe disclosed because we feel that it is the right thing to do knowing that a vulnerability of this magnitude would have disastrous consequences (you wouldn't be able to open any third-party file on your computer without the risk of losing all of your and more »
 
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  • Linux Foundation Gives Away Chromebooks with Open Source Training - The VAR Guy

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:08 am
    The VAR GuyLinux Foundation Gives Away Chromebooks with Open Source TrainingThe VAR GuyThe Linux Foundation, a nonprofit consortium that sponsors development of the Linux operating system and related open source projects, announced the offering on Tuesday. "We want students of Linux to experience a Linux desktop and Chromebooks are a ...and more »
  • Linux helps rural student transform rocky academic start into FOSS confidence - opensource.com

    31 Aug 2015 | 3:05 am
    opensource.comLinux helps rural student transform rocky academic start into FOSS confidenceopensource.comI researched and got to know Linux, as an operating system, but also as an open source project and community. Then, I came across Ubuntu's free shipment program. Full of excitement, I applied for a live CD. And, I received it a few weeks later and more »
  • How Open Source Is Shaping Microsoft's Future - Redmondmag.com

    30 Aug 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Redmondmag.comHow Open Source Is Shaping Microsoft's FutureRedmondmag.comBallmer made very clear his view of Linux and the open source movement. "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches," Ballmer said in June 2001 in one of his legendary quotes. Setting the stage for
  • Unity on Linux, TuxRacer on Ubuntu Touch, and more open gaming news - opensource.com

    29 Aug 2015 | 6:08 am
    opensource.comUnity on Linux, TuxRacer on Ubuntu Touch, and more open gaming newsopensource.comIf you want a quick and easy explanation of what open source games are all about, check out our resource page: What is open gaming? It covers digital and analog games, open game design, and gaming hardware. It's all there waiting for you to share it, ...
  • Linux Foundation security badge, Raspberry Pi success, White House tool, and more - opensource.com

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:10 am
    opensource.comLinux Foundation security badge, Raspberry Pi success, White House tool, and moreopensource.comIn this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Linux Foundation's new security badge program, Raspberry Pi success, a new tool from the White House administration, and more open source news!
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  • Building the Next New York Times Recommendation Engine

    By Alexander Spangher
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
    The New York Times publishes over 300 articles, blog posts and interactive stories a day. Refining the path our readers take through this content — personalizing the placement of articles on our apps and website — can help readers find information relevant to them, such as the right news at the right times, personalized supplements to major events and stories in their preferred multimedia format. In this post, I’ll discuss our recent work revamping The New York Times’s article recommendation algorithm, which currently serves behind the Recommended for You section of…
  • Extracting Structured Data From Recipes Using Conditional Random Fields

    By Erica Greene
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:16 am
    In 1994, a member of the newsroom named Rich Meislin wrote an internal memo about the value of “computer-based services” that The Times could offer its readers. One of the proposed services was RecipeFinder: a database of recipes “searchable by key ingredient” and “type of cuisine.” It took the company almost 20 years, several failed starts and a massive data cleanup effort, but the idea of cooking as a “digital service” (read: web app) is finally a reality. NYT Cooking launched last fall with over 17,000 recipes that users can search, save, rate and (coming…
  • Purifying the Sea of PDF Data, Automatically

    By Jeremy B. Merrill
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    Many government agencies publish data about their work on a regular basis, often daily or weekly. Some conveniently post it in easy-to-use formats such as CSV files. Others, however, seem to disclose it begrudgingly, each week posting a stack of PDF files on a website and removing the previous set, with no archive anywhere. At least they’re publishing at all, right? I’ve been working on a pattern for purifying this sea of data, so even as agencies pour in more dirty PDFs, I automatically get pure, clean CSVs. I don’t have a full, generic solution to solve this problem concisely and…
  • A New View for NYTimes Photos

    By Brian Capps
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    The New York Times loves photos. We publish around 700 images every single day. These run the gamut from delectable dessert close-ups to evidence of the ravaging effects of climate change. We have an entire blog dedicated to photojournalism, and we currently work with over 3,600 photographers who have shot over 30,000 assignments in the past two years. Photos are an important part of our journalism and the stories we tell. With our keen focus on photos and photojournalism, it may come as a surprise that the photo viewer in our iOS apps hasn’t changed significantly in years. In that…
  • How to Unit Test a RequireJS Application

    By Ben Wilhelm
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Adding unit tests to an existing application can be a challenge. If the application wasn’t developed with testing in mind, getting your source code into shape so that your components are isolated and testable is like adding a new character to a story after the book is already written. Significant refactoring must be done to decouple and test your code. A particular challenge in writing unit testable code is mocking the dependencies in your test subjects. You need some means of exposing the “handles” of dependencies so that a test can pull them out and replace them with controllable…
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  • 3D printing resurrects Iron-Age Irish musical instruments

    Amber Bouman
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:02 pm
    While 3D printing is often used for advancements in medicine or science, such as FDA-approved drugs or rocket pumps, this week it made an academic one. A PhD student at the Australian National University recently used a 3D printer to duplicate an I...
  • Amazon reimburses you for Dash Buttons after your first purchase

    Billy Steele
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:37 pm
    In late July, Amazon quietly made its Dash Buttons available to all Prime members, without any announcement or fanfare. Today, the company finally made its new program official, and added products from 11 new brands in the process, though it's stil...
  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 is twice as friendly to your battery

    Jon Fingas
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Qualcomm is clearly bent on drumming up hype for its Snapdragon 820 chip by drip-feeding facts, but its latest revelation is a big one. The company has revealed that the Kryo CPU at the heart of the chip is up to twice as power-efficient as the Sna...
  • Robots can learn from their mistakes in real-time

    Jon Fingas
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Robots and other artificial intelligences can already learn from their mistakes, but they typically have to pause what they're doing to process what happened. They might not have to take a break in the future, though. Researchers have patented a te...
  • New Apple TV reportedly starts at $149, packs universal search

    Jon Fingas
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:23 pm
    No, the torrent of rumors surrounding the next Apple TV hasn't ended yet. Sources for both 9to5Mac and BuzzFeed News now believe that the media hub will start at $149 -- still much higher than Apple TV boxes from recent memory, but better than the...
 
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  • Acer offers convertible Chromebook for $299

    Jim Lynch
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:43 pm
    In today's open source roundup: The Acer Chromebook R11 offers tablet and laptop functionality for $299. Plus: Acer announces Predator 8 gaming tablet. And Google announces Android Wear for the iPhone.
  • F23 Cloud Base Test Day September 8th!

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Hey everyone! Fedora 23 has been baking in the oven. The Fedora Cloud WG has elected to do a temperature check on September 8th. For this test day we are going to concentrate on the base image. We will have... Continue Reading →
  • How to Make Unbreakable Passwords In Your Head Using Mental Cryptography

    Michael Byrne
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:49 am
    The problem, of course, is trusting a single third-party with this task. Turing Award winner Manuel Blum recently proposed a solution at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum that uses ID-based encryption but avoids the third-party password generator. Instead, this encryption is done mentally by the user.
  • How to Install Linux Kernel 4.2 on Ubuntu, Debian, and Linux Mint

    Marius Nestor
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:52 am
    Arne Exton, an independent distribution developer, has informed us earlier today, September 2, that he managed to compile new kernel packages for Ubuntu/Debian-based distributions.
  • Stupid Patent of the Month: “Internet drink mixer” vs. everyone

    Joe Mullin
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:54 am
    It's that time of the month again: the Electronic Frontier Foundation has selected a winner for its "Stupid Patent of the Month" contest.Patent-holding company Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations (RCDI) owns US Patent No. 8,788,090, which was granted in 2014 and describes a system where a "remote server" "transmits" a "product preference" via a "communication module." Using those broad claims, RCDI has sued more than 20 companies for making things that connect to the Internet. The company sued ADT (PDF) over its Pulse product that allows…
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  • Walking You Through Classes

    Nitin Poojari
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:13 am
    In this article by Narayan Prusty, author of Learning ECMAScript 6, you will learn how ES6 introduces classes that provide a much simpler and clearer syntax to creating constructors and dealing with inheritance. JavaScript never had the concept of classes, although it's an object-oriented programming language. Programmers from the other programming language background often found it difficult to understand JavaScript's object-oriented model and inheritance due to lack of classes. In this article, we will learn about the object-oriented JavaScript using the ES6 classes: read more
  • Meeting SAP Lumira

    Sushama Patole
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:02 am
    In this article by Dmitry Anoshin, author of the book SAP Lumira Essentials, Dmitry talks about living in a century of information technology. There are a lot of electronic devices around us which generate lots of data. For example, you can surf the Internet, visit a couple of news portals, order new Nike Air Max shoes from a web store, write a couple of messages to your friend, and chat on Facebook. Your every action produces data. We can multiply that action by the amount of people who have access to the internet or just use a cell phone, and we get really BIG DATA. Of course, you have a…
  • From Code to the Real World

    Nitin Poojari
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:48 pm
     In this article by Jorge R. Castro, author of Building a Home Security System with Arduino, you will learn to read a technical specification sheet, the ports on the Uno and how they work, the necessary elements for a proof of concept. Finally, we will extend the capabilities of our script in Python and rely on NFC technology. We will cover the following points: ProtoBoards and wiring Signals (digital and analog) Ports Datasheets (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) read more
  • Starting with YARN Basics

    Nitin Poojari
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:51 am
    In this article by Akhil Arora and Shrey Mehrotra, authors of the book Learning YARN, we will be discussing how Hadoop was developed as a solution to handle big data in a cost effective and easiest way possible. Hadoop consisted of a storage layer, that is, Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and the MapReduce framework for managing resource utilization and job execution on a cluster. With the ability to deliver high performance parallel data analysis and to work with commodity hardware, Hadoop is used for big data analysis and batch processing of historical data through MapReduce…
  • Connecting to Open Ports

    Nitin Poojari
    30 Aug 2015 | 10:42 pm
     Miroslav Vitula, the author of the book Learning zANTI2 for Android Pentesting, penned this article on Connecting to Open Ports, focusing on cracking passwords and setting up a remote desktop connection. Let's delve into the topics. (For more resources related to this topic, see here.) read more
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  • Rackspace developer advocate on getting started with open source

    r3bl
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    Don Schenck is a Rackspace developer advocate, meaning he writes code, writes about code, speaks at conferences, teaches workshops, and helps customers. Prior to Rackspace, Don worked across a broad range of industries, from developing systems to reduce civilian casualties in military engagements to building software to control machines that cut and bend reinforcing steel. read more
  • An open source celebration of one whimsical video game

    bbehrens
    2 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    Writers, critics, and video gaming fans alike have spilled copious digital ink attempting to articulate what makes Shigesato Itoi's EarthBound (known in Japan as read more
  • Tips for avoiding impostor syndrome

    nengard
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:00 am
    At this year's Texas Linux Fest, Rackspace's Major Hayden talked to us about impostor syndrome. read more
  • We did it ourselves: The open organization in education

    Don Watkins
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    Reading The Open Organization was exciting because author Jim Whitehurst catalyzed many ideas that I've had swimming in my consciousness. Jim says that his role at Red Hat is more of a catalyst than a CEO in the traditional sense of how we use the word. The open organization is less about CEOs and more about community building and empowerment. His approach reminds me of ancient wisdom found in the Tao te Ching: read more
  • How open film project Cosmos Laundromat made Blender better

    Jason van Gumster
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    At the beginning of August—the 10th, to be exact—the Blender Institute released Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle, its seventh open project (and sixth open movie). Cosmos Laundromat, or Project Gooseberry for those of us who have been following its production from the start, isn't just a 10-minute short film. It's also the Blender Institute's most ambitious project to date, serving as a pilot for the first fully free and open animated feature film. read more
 
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  • Difference between Java and C++ Constructor - Interview Question

    Javin Paul
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:40 am
    If you are a C++ Programmer, now learning Java then you will find lot of similarity between two of the most popular object oriented programming languages e.g. both support Abstraction, Encapsulation, Class, Object and other OOP concepts. But, they are some subtle differences as well, e.g. both Java and C++  have constructor and they work the same way in Java as they do in C++, but the way they are called is different. For example, In Java, a constructor must be called by using new() operator, there is no other way to explicitly call the constructor while creating object, but in C++ you can…
  • Difference between SOAP and RESTful Web Service in Java

    Javin Paul
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    Though both SOAP and RESTful web services allows a client to query server for some information, but the way they are implemented and used is quite different. Main difference between SOAP and REST is that former provides an standard of communication between client, server and other parties and has restricted set of rules and format, while REST leverages ubiquity of HTTP protocol, in both client and servers, to allow them to communicate with each other regardless of their implementation. In short, getting data from a RESTful web service requires less headache then getting data from a SOAP web…
  • Eclipse - 2 ways to solve Unsupported major.minor version 51.0 error in Java

    Javin Paul
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:47 am
    Unsupported major.minor version 51.0 error comes when you run a class file created using Java 1.7 (major version 51.0) into a lower JRE version e.g. JRE 6, 5 or 4. There are two ways to solve this problem, first make sure you run your Java program in same or higher version of JRE, on which it has compiled, and second use cross compilation option to create a class file compatible to a lower JRE. You can use javac -target option to create a class file for all JRE up-to the JDK version you are using for compilation. For example, if you are compiling your Java source file into JDK 1.7 then you…
  • How to calculate Large Factorials using BigInteger in Java?

    Javin Paul
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    Factorial of numbers greater than or equal to 13 cannot be found using primitive int data type as shown in our earlier factorial solution due to overflow. These factorials are too large to fit in an int variable, whose maximum value is just 2147483647 (2^31 -1). Even if we use the long data type, factorials greater than or equal to 21 will generate an overflow. To find factorial of anything above 21, you need to use the BigInteger class from java.math package. As name suggests, BigInteger class is designed to hold really large integer value, something which is even bigger than maximum value…
  • Difference between HashMap, LinkedHashMap and TreeMap in Java

    Javin Paul
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:19 am
    Map is one of the most important data structure from Java Collection Framework.  It provides hash table data structure functionality with it's rich implementations like HashMap, Hashtable, LinkedHashMap and little bit of sorting with TreeMap. So if you are looking to store key value pairs in Java program,  you have wide range of choices available depending upon your requirement. Main difference between LinkedHashMap, TreeMap and HashMap comes in there internal implementation and specific features, which makes them useful in certain scenarios. For example, HashMap is a general purpose…
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  • Sales Pitch - How to sell your IT strategy to the board [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Simon Mitchell
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Selling your future IT Strategy to the board is a great opportunity to make your mark, but your vision is unlikely to gain traction if your sales pitch relies on pure tech speak. All too often, when an IT pro tries to explain the need for change and investment - even a pro who has made it to director and has a seat on the board - communication issues arise. If your normal mode of speech is High Geek, try translating one of your most technical white papers into everyday English. If you need help you could do worse than The Economist's Style Guide. If you find yourself talking like this to the…
  • Managed Service Providers VS Partners: The new way to align your IT and business strategies

    Simon Mitchell
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    How working in closer partnership with your Managed Service Provider can help you to align IT strategy to business priorities. Managed Service Providers vs. Partners The new way to align your business and IT strategies IT as a Service is changing. It started with the Break and Fix model where a provider was paid to install hard and software then waited for the panic call from their customers when something went wrong. Managed Service Providers (MSP) take a more active approach, having negotiated with a customer a certain level of service, they guarantee to provide it. This makes budgeting…
  • Best Practice Cloud Security: Is Your Cloud Secure Inside and out?

    Simon Mitchell
    6 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Learn to use the Cloud security principles to reassure your customers. Last year, the UK government’s Cabinet Office outlined what constitutes ‘Cloud security principles’ in a guidance document published on 14th August 2014. These principles involve the protection of data in transit, asset protection such as customer data, a need to create some level of separation between customers in order to ensure that a compromised customer account won’t affect the service or the data of another customer, the need to develop a governance framework, and the screening of Managed Service Provider…
  • eCommerce Security: How to Control User Access to Your Environment

    Simon Mitchell
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    eCommerce security risks are ever increasing; the costs of breach is more than just about lost sales, so find out how to protect your brand’s reputation. Retail Fraud Magazine recently cited Sage Pay’s 2015 Payments Landscape Report, which claims that SMEs are losing £18bn every year to fraudulent transactions. “According to a study by Sage Pay, more than a third (35%) of businesses have experienced fraudulent activity in the past year, with each losing an average of £3,450”. This is just one of many examples showing how crucial it is to ensure your eCommerce…
  • Migrate from Proprietary Software to Linux to Create Cost Savings

    Simon Mitchell
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    Discover how Linux migrations cut eCommerce costs Amongst the top IT trends of the moment is the development of Linux Containers. Financial and technical investors, Linux software programmers and customers believe that Linux Containers will transform the way organisations manage their Linux environments from deployment to maintenance. A recent survey by Red Hat and Techvalidate says that 56% of the respondents plan to use Linux containers as vehicles for rolling out web and eCommerce over the next two years. The respondents included a number of Fortune 500 companies and public sector…
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  • Binpress Podcast Episode 40: Hal Bergman

    Alexis Santos
    5 Aug 2015 | 4:25 pm
    This week we talk with Hal Bergman, a photographer who specializes in industrial and travel photography, has worked with companies ranging from Apple to American Express, and creates stunning timelapse video art. He’s also responsible for the Magic Window app for Mac and iPad, which gives your devices timelapse desktop backgrounds and screen savers. Hal discusses how he got his start, why other freelancers are your coworkers, why you shouldn’t delete old photos, and how to organize your projects. He also covers when to ask for forgiveness instead of permission, how to set…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 39: Sacha Greif

    Alexis Santos
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:20 am
    On this episode we talk with Sacha Greif, a designer and developer behind a myriad of projects. You might know Sacha from his book Discover Meteor, which provides a comprehensive introduction to building web and mobile apps with Meteor, a realtime JavaScript framework. Or you might know Sacha from his work on Telescope, a real-time, open source social news app. Still, you might know him from his work on Sidebar, Step By Step UI Design, Folyo, or other projects. Sacha covers why it’s important to have side projects, how to transition from freelancing to building and selling products, how…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 38: Stefan Reitshamer of Haystack Software

    Alexis Santos
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    This week we talk with Stefan Reitshamer, founder of Haystack Software and creator of Arq, the backup app that uses the storage you already have — whether that’s Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Storage, Dropbox, or otherwise. Stefan discusses how you can practically eliminate support, why he considers bundle sales a marketing effort, why you should dedicate time to go out of your comfort zone, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly. Subscribe on iTunes or do so manually by using this RSS feed. Subscribe…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 37: Guy English of Aged & Distilled

    Alexis Santos
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:13 am
    On this episode we talk with Guy English, founder of Aged & Distilled, the software shop behind the Mac annotation app Napkin. Guy discuses how he left the game development world for software development, why burnout isn’t worth the perceived productivity, and how he keeps Aged & Distilled sustainable. He also covers why where you place ads is just as important as what you put in them, how he handles pricing, his experience running the conference Çingleton, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly. Subscribe on iTunes or do…
  • Binpress Podcast Episode 36: Jonathan Deutsch of Tumult

    Alexis Santos
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:06 am
    This week we talk with Jonathan Deutsch, founder of Tumult, the software outfit behind Hype. If you’re not familiar with Hype, it’s a Mac app that helps users create stunning animated and interactive HTML5 content, and it’s used by both beginners and pros. Jonathan covers how he got his start, the importance of a support network, how your product itself can drive marketing, why you should use a public support forum, and much more. Listen to the podcast in the player above, or click here to download it directly. Subscribe on iTunes or do so manually by using this RSS feed.
 
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  • How to improve your video SEO on YouTube

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:56 am
    Well, the answer might be – a non-existent or a flawed Video SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategy. For the uninitiated- Video SEO is a technique that can help optimize video content for search engine traffic. To get views on YouTube, your video should be easily searchable. And to make sure that your video is search aligned, you should follow some of the best practices that I share here in this blog. 5 Best practices to improve your Video SEO: 1. Keep the filename meaningfulThe filename of the video should resonate with the content within it. It should be easy on the eyes and not too…
  • Marketing Twitter Become a Power of Your Website

    26 Jun 2015 | 11:05 am
    With the development of technology has now advanced age and the subject of the modern world to improve the well-being that have been found to be perfect. Why is that? Therefore, in today's marketing world has positive influence by providing different platforms and are already available on the internet. So that the businessman can utilize social media as a tool to help in the marketing and sales worldwide. There are several tools to improve online marketing. However, at this point a lot of social media which is found as a first step to promote the most appropriate site and very easy. This,…
  • How to Choose The Most Appropriate Font for Websites

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:54 am
    With the times, a lot of the font list that is growing more. Currently there are hundreds of thousands of different fonts in every day. With the font, then we can use these fonts for your website. However, on the other hand we choose the most appropriate fonts for websites is not easy. However, when we have the desire to try to use, then we can do well. Lots of experts bloggers who always design to create fonts with a more unique style models. So it would be easier to help the beginner bloggers who are still in need and can not make it. The benefits of using fonts on the website can avoid the…
  • Selling Ad Space in Your Blog for Earning Money

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    A simple way to earn money from your blog or website is by providing an ad space for those who want to advertise their products. While you have experienced putting AdSense to your blog and earn money, now you can reverse it by providing an ad space for advertising. Surely this is not easy because firstly you need to have a high traffic website or blog first to make the advertiser want to use the space in your website for advertising their products. Without a high traffic website, your ad space will not be used by any advertiser.Read more »
  • Things to Consider When Looking for the Best Web Design Company

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Websites are the calling cards of every online venture that you should be proud of! It should provide relevant information along with pleasant viewing to all its users, achieved through quality web development and designing services. With advancements in the field of internet marketing and web technologies, now the market is over-flooded with avowedly best web design company. Therefore, selection of a good web designing company has become a tricky task. However, there are many determinants based on which a probable decision is reasonable as well as worth the value of your hard earned money.
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  • OpenSourceFeed : Weekly News Feed 19

    Niyas C
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:55 am
    Transforming Android Device to Open Source Camera 08/30/2015 11:51 AM Do you have a unused android device? What you think about converting it into an open source camera that can be used for capturing, organizing, and uploading photos to online platforms? Brilliant.Is n't it? A tutorial written by Dmitri Popov, published in scribblesandsnaps explains steps to convert your
  • Transforming Android Device to Open Source Camera

    Niyas C
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:21 pm
    Do you have a unused android device? What you think about converting it into an open source camera that can be used for capturing, organizing, and uploading photos to online platforms? Brilliant.Is n't it? A tutorial written by Dmitri Popov, published in scribblesandsnaps explains steps to convert your android device to an open source camera. This includes installing CyanogenMod which
  • Ubuntu Continues As Leader in Cloud

    Niyas C
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:17 am
    Ubuntu, world's most widely used open source operating systems has maintained it's position in cloud platforms. A new analysis done by Cloud Market on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud confirms this trend.    According to statistics, Ubuntu has over 135,000 instances in EC2. While the second operating system, far behind Ubuntu, is Amazon's Linux Amazon Machine Image (AMI). Windows, CentOS and
  • Is Your PC Compatible with GNU/Linux

    Niyas C
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:57 am
    In present world, most of the PC's are designed to be compatible with Microsoft Windows. But If you are a GNU/Linux enthusiast you might not be happy with that and you will prefer to have a GNU/Linux distribution installed in your system. But is your PC really compatible with GNU/Linux? How to know that? An article written by Chris Hoffman published in pcworld magazine suggests some
  • Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.5.1 Released

    Niyas C
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    The Tails GNU/Linux development team announced release of Tails 1.5.1, the latest update of Debian based GNU/Linux distribution featuring tools that ensure your privacy and anonymity while surfing internet. Tails 1.5.1 is a critical release or in another words it is an emergency release triggered by release of Mozilla Firefox with some critical security fixes. Tails 1.5.1 includes Tor
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  • Pinguy OS 14.04.3 Mini Released

    opensourcefeeder
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:59 am
    PinguyOS team announced release of Pinguy OS 14.04.3 Mini, latest point update to PinguyOS 14.04.x Mini series, which is based on Ubuntu 14.04.x LTS. This release includes few bug fixes and updated software packages. According to official release announcement, following are major highlights of this point release. Nemo updated to 2.6.7 Running kernel 3.13.0-63 Firefox 40.0.3 Fixed Grub installing issues. Fixed Docky & Network issues after waking from suspend. Using Pepper Flash in Firefox instead of Adobe Flash. Added the H.265/HEVC Codec for VLC. For more information, visit official…
  • Porteus Kiosk 3.5.0 Releaesd

    opensourcefeeder
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:21 am
    Porteus Kiosk developers announced release of Porteus Kiosk 3.5.0, latest stable release of independently developed lightweight GNU/Linux distribution designed especially for embedded systems like ATM machines, advertisement boards, information display screens ..etc Porteus 3.5.0 is a result of continuous development of last 3 months and it comes with major updates like Linux Kernel 4.1.6, Mozilla Firefox 38.2.1 ESR, Google Chrome 44.0.2403.157 ..etc. According to official release announcement, following are other highlights of this release. Implemented support for nested configurations in…
  • Netrunner 14.2 LTS Frontiler Released

    opensourcefeeder
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:27 am
    Netrunner team announced release of Netrunner 14.2 LTS, latest update to Ubuntu/Kubuntu LTS based GNU/Linux distribution providing more flexibility and simplicity. As usual convention, Netrunner 14.2 is also available for 32 and 64 bit architectures. Existing users of Netrunner 14.x release can directly update into this release through regular update system. From release announcement This is the second point-release based on KDE4 SC and comes with the latest updates and fixes. This includes security patches like theKernel upgrade to3.13.0-62,as well as software version updates…
  • Linux Lite 2.6 Final Released

    opensourcefeeder
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:43 am
    Linux Lite development team announced release of Linux Lite 2.6 Final, latest stable release of Ubuntu 14.04.x based GNU/Linux distribution offering full functionality beginning from it’s first boot itself. Linux Lite 2.6 Final comes with a lot of improvements and enhancement, and also it includes a bunch of updated software packages. This release also includes an enhanced control center which can be used for customizing your installation. According to official release announcement: Linux Lite 2.6 Final is now available for download. This release cycle has seen a number of improvements…
  • Linux Mint 17.2 Refaela – Tight As Tiger : Review

    opensourcefeeder
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    Linux Mint 17.2 is Ubuntu 14.04.x based GNU/Linux distribution with usual benefits of Linux Mint, such as well polished Cinnamon and MATE desktops and pre-installed multimedia codecs to provide in box support for commonly used multimedia files. Linux Mint 17.2 has recently reviewed in dedoimedo.com. This review emphasize on well polished, refined look and feel of Linux Mint 17.2. Also, reviewer is not hiding the fact that, there are a few minor issues or difficulties with this release. I am officially confused. I thought that Mint release names ought to progress through the alphabet, and…
 
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