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  • New ruckman Tom Hickey off to flying start at West Coast Eagles pre-season training 19 Nov 2018 05:09 FORMER Gold Coast and St Kilda ruckman Tom Hickey has made an impressive start at his third club West Coast, running strongly in a series of 400m and 200m runs at West Coast’s first training session of the pre-season. Hickey, recruited as a replacement for …
  • ​Samsung SDS AI wins StarCraft competition 19 Nov 2018 03:06 (Image: Samsung) Samsung SDS's artificial intelligence (AI) team has won a major global tournament of the popular strategy game StarCraft, the company has announced. The team, called Samsung SDS AI and Data Analytics (SAIDA), was declared the winner in …
  • Linux: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be supported for a full decade 19 Nov 2018 01:46 Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu 18.04 will be supported for ten years. Long Term Support releases of Ubuntu usually enjoy just five years of support, so this doubling is highly significant. Shuttleworth -- the founder of Canonical and Ubuntu -- …
  • Qantas tackles double the number of IT projects 19 Nov 2018 01:40 Qantas has doubled the number of technology projects in train over the past two years as its internal DevOps capability has matured. Group chief information officer Susan Doniz told a recent technology forum that the airline’s IT organisation had needed to …
  • Wired for Safety: Avoiding fraud during holiday shopping, giving 19 Nov 2018 01:27 Editor’s note: Wired for Safety is a column on cybersecurity and other tech issues. Duane Dunston is an assistant professor of cybersecurity and networking at Champlain College. He received his bachelor’s and master’s of science from Pfeiffer University. …
  • Linux 4.20 Performance Decimated by Spectre and Meltdown Mitigations 19 Nov 2018 01:07 Phoronix began benchmarking the latest development version of Linux this week and found that performance was clearly worse on certain Intel systems, such as the Core i9 7960X. After further testing, the culprit turned out to be "kernel-side bits for …
  • Microsoft Admits Cortana Is an Epic Failure by Shamelessly Selling Amazon Echo Dot 19 Nov 2018 01:07 BetaNews believes that Microsoft has raised the white flag for Cortana, as the company has begun selling Amazon’s competing assistant, the Echo Dot, on its own storefront. While the author claims the Halo-inspired AI "is actually pretty good," it …
  • Engineering for Compatibility 19 Nov 2018 01:04 Summary:  Modern software development has brought us an incredibly powerful tool: continuous integration and deployment. However, taking advantage of this new system isn’t always straightforward. With powerful new tools come powerful new ways of making …
  • Aimmune : PALISADE Trial Of AR101 Published In New England Journal Of Medicine 18 Nov 2018 22:54 Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (AIMT) announced that the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published the full results of the landmark phase 3 PALISADE clinical trial of AR101, Aimmune's investigational biologic oral immunotherapy for …
  • Amazon Releases A No-Cost Distribution of OpenJDK 18 Nov 2018 19:21 An anonymous reader quotes SD Times: Amazon wants to make sure Java is available for free to its users in the long term with the introduction of Amazon Corretto. The solution is a no-cost, multi-platform, production-ready distribution of the Open Java …
  • CopyQ 3.7.1 18 Nov 2018 09:50 By Razvan Serea News Reporter Neowin · Nov 18, 2018 04:28 EST with 0 comments CopyQ is an advanced clipboard manager with editing and scripting features. CopyQ monitors system clipboard and saves its content in customized tabs. Saved clipboard can be later …
  • Microsoft Weekly: Light theme, game team, update stream 18 Nov 2018 08:16 Whichever way you put it, it’s been an interesting week for fans of the Redmond giant. We’ve seen the usual assortment of Patch Tuesday fixes – complete with the October 2018 Update re-release -, a step in the right direction towards UI consistency, and a …
  • fmedia 1.2 18 Nov 2018 08:14 fmedia is a fast asynchronous media player/recorder/converter for Windows, Linux and FreeBSD. It provides smooth playback and recording even if devices are very slow. It's highly customizable and can be easily extended with additional plugins. …
  • The Spectre/Meltdown Performance Impact On Linux 4.20, Decimating Benchmarks With New STIBP Overhead 17 Nov 2018 17:47 As outlined yesterday, significant slowdowns with the Linux 4.20 kernel turned out to be due to the addition of the kernel-side bits for STIBP (Single Thread Indirect Branch Predictors) for cross-HyperThread Spectre Variant Two mitigation. This has …
  • Building a Modern DevOps Enterprise Testing Organization 17 Nov 2018 05:42 Summary:  The DevOps movement is front and center across enterprises. Companies with mature systems are breaking down siloed IT departments and federating them into product development teams and departments. Testing and its practices are at the heart of …
  • Automate Your Application Test Deployments with Docker 17 Nov 2018 05:42 Summary:  In a busy world, testing teams are asked to adopt new approaches to increase speed and flexibility of change. What methods and tools can help? Artem Golubev has seen many testing teams being told to use Docker. But for testers, this brings …
  • Uber Joins the Linux Foundation as a Gold Member 17 Nov 2018 00:25 “Uber has been influential in the open source community for years, and we’re very excited to welcome them as a Gold member at the Linux Foundation,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation. “Uber truly understands the power of open …
  • The Great "DevOps Engineer" Title Debate 17 Nov 2018 00:25 At the DevOps Enterprise Summit in Las Vegas last month, DevOps author and researcher Gene Kim unveiled his latest definition of DevOps: The architecture, technical practices, and cultural norms that enable us to: increase our ability to deliver …
  • 5 Easy Tips for Linux Web Browser Security 17 Nov 2018 00:25 If you use your Linux desktop and never open a web browser, you are a special kind of user. For most of us, however, a web browser has become one of the most-used digital tools on the planet. We work, we play, we get news, we interact, we bank… the number …
  • Total War: WARHAMMER II is coming to Linux and macOS on November 20 16 Nov 2018 21:24 Total War: WARHAMMER II’s upcoming Vulkan-based macOS and Linux port will be releasing on November 20, as announced today by Feral Interactive. Originally developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA, the game launched for Windows via Steam in …