AWS, Microsoft Offer New Open Source AI Framework

By Jack M. Germain

AWS and Microsoft have announced the availability of Gluon, an open source deep learning library for building AI neural networks. Gluon will make it easier for researchers to define machine learning models using a collection of prebuilt, optimized neural network components. The interface will enable software developers and enterprise users to manipulate machine learning models like any other data structures. Gluon also will enable data scientists and researchers to build prototypes quickly.

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Container Runtime Brings Greater Flexibility to Kubernetes and BOSH

By Jack M. Germain

The Cloud Foundry Foundation has launched Container Runtime as the default deployment and management platform for containers using Kubernetes and BOSH. The foundation announced Container Runtime at its annual European user conference. Cloud Foundry is an open source Platform as a Service offering used for building and managing applications in the cloud or in data centers. CFCR is an updated release of the Kubo Project with a new name. The new default approach makes deploying and managing containers easier and more flexible.

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GNOME and Budgie: 2 Comfy Ubuntu 17.10 Environments

By Jack M. Germain

Ubuntu 17.10, otherwise known as “Artful Aardvark,” is a paradigm shift for Canonical. The company is set to release the official version of the much anticipated Ubuntu 17.10 desktop, server and cloud distro on Oct. 19 — it released the final beta version late last month.
Ubuntu 17.10 comes with a new default desktop to replace the retired Unity interface. It’s likely that GNOME 3 is too commonplace to serve as the flagship desktop for Ubuntu, as it probably would not keep or attract users bemoaning the loss of Unity.

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Android Devs May Follow Apple’s Face ID Lead

By John P. Mello Jr.

Apple’s use of facial recognition to unlock its iPhone X may open the gates for developers champing at the bit to bring the technology to the Android world. Face ID, which will replace fingerprint scanning in Apple’s new $1,000 iPhone X, uses Apple’s TrueDepth 3D camera to verify the owner of a phone and unlock it. Android developers have been working on similar systems and are close to bringing them to market, said George Brostoff, CEO of Sensible Vision. “A lot of the Android photo OEMs have been looking at facial recognition,” he said.

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With the Shell, You Can Go Wild(card) and Follow Your Pipe Dream

By Jonathan Terrasi

There is more to the shell, the terminal’s interpreter software, than commands composed of alphanumeric characters. In addition to those familiar programs, there is a whole host of processing tools hiding behind the symbols of a standard keyboard. To say nothing of their incredible potency in combination, each one is so powerful on its own that it helps to take a methodical approach to get familiar with them. With that in mind, I’ll narrow the focus here to two of the more practical symbols: the pipe and the wildcard.

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Hologram Debuts Open Source Cellular Modem for IoT

By Jack M. Germain

Hologram on Thursday launched Nova, the first open source modem for cellular connectivity. Nova is a USB cellular modem purpose-built for Internet of Things development. Its Hologram software tools are compatible with most single board computers, such as Raspberry Pi. The Nova modem is open source and unlocked, so its use is not limited to Hologram’s SIMs. Though it targets the developer community, it has potential uses for everyone from makers to system architects. It sells for $49. Nova comes with the Hologram Python SDK.

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RoboCyberWall Aims to Block Linux Server Hacks

By Jack M. Germain

RoboCyberWall has launched its proprietary precision firewall solution bearing the same name. RoboCyberWall is designed to protect HTTP and HTTPS ports on Linux-based Apache2 and NGINX Web servers. The patent-pending firewall blocks all known exploits and zero-day attacks on Apache2 and NGINX Web servers, according to the developer. It is the only firewall designed from the ground up to protect the Linux Apache2 or NGINX Web server’s root directory, as well as the document root directory.

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