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Firefox for iOS Offers New and Improved Browsing Experience with Tabs, Night Mode and QR Code Reader

Friday 21st of July 2017 10:09:30 AM
Here at Firefox, we’re always looking for ways for users to get the most out of their web experience. Today, we’re rolling out some improvements that will set the stage for what’s to come in the Fall with Project Quantum. Together these new features help to enhance your mobile browsing experience and make a difference in how you use Firefox for iOS.

Linus Torvalds: Gadget reviewer

Friday 21st of July 2017 09:00:53 AM
If you know anything about Linus Torvalds, you know he's the mastermind and overlord of Linux. If you know him at all well, you know he's also an enthusiastic scuba diver and author of SubSurface, a do-it-all dive log program. And, if you know him really well, you'd know, like many other developers, he loves gadgets. Now, he's starting his own gadget review site on Google+: Working Gadgets.

Tiny Arduino clone starts at $14

Friday 21st of July 2017 07:52:16 AM
A 15.24 x 15.24mm “Arduino Pico” board has launched on Kickstarter with a Leonardo-compatible 16MHz ATMEGA32U4 chip and a micro-USB port. A Toronto based startup called MellBell Electronics is closing in on funding its Arduino Pico Kickstarter project. Billed as “the world’s smallest Arduino board,” the Arduino Pico measures 0.6 x 0.6 inches, or 15.24mm squared.

Will East Texas be able to keep patent cases despite the Supreme Court?

Friday 21st of July 2017 06:43:39 AM
The top US patent court has been asked to consider an urgent appeal from a manufacturer of supercomputers that's desperate to escape an upcoming trial in the patent hotspot of East Texas.The Eastern District of Texas has become known as a haven for the type of litigation shops sometimes derided as "patent trolls," but the district's strict discovery rules and tendency to favor jury trials has attracted operating companies seeking to enforce their patents, as well.

Wine 2.0.2 Brings Better Support for Mortal Kombat X and Microsoft Excel 2010

Friday 21st of July 2017 05:35:02 AM
The development team behind the very popular Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) compatibility layer for running Windows apps and games on several UNIX-like operating systems, announced today the release of Wine 2.0.2.

Low cost Cortex-A9 SBC offers GbE and up to 28K logic cells

Friday 21st of July 2017 04:26:25 AM
MYIR’s 91 x 63mm, $69 “Z-turn Lite” SBC runs Linux on a Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC, with up to 28K FPGA logic cells and single or dual Cortex-A9 CPU cores. The Z-turn Lite board joins a growing number of SBCs and COMs built around the popular Xilinx Zynq-7000 ARM/FPGA SoC family. These include MYIR’s Z-turn board […]

Firefox Focus for Android Hits One Million Downloads! Today We're Launching Three New User-Requested Features

Friday 21st of July 2017 03:17:48 AM
Since the launch of Firefox Focus for Android less than a month ago, one million users have downloaded our fast, simple privacy browser app. Thank you for all your tremendous [he]#8230[/he] Read moreThe post Firefox Focus for Android Hits One Million Downloads! Today We’re Launching Three New User-Requested Features appeared first on The Mozilla Blog.

A hands-on look at SparkFun's new Spectacle kit

Friday 21st of July 2017 02:09:10 AM
As an artist and technology teacher, I jumped at the opportunity to test out SparkFun's new Spectacle kit.Spectacle is based entirely around the idea that artists shouldn't need to spend years studying electronics in order to use them in their art. To aid me in my review, I enlisted the help of Sophia, one of the coolest pre-teens I know. Sophia is a young artist who makes her own costumes and works in a wide variety of other physical mediums.read more

Get an OpenStack Instance Up and Running in 40 Minutes or Less

Friday 21st of July 2017 01:00:33 AM
Once you have followed the previous tutorial and have OpenStack installed using the distribution of your choice, it’s time to get some instances running. First, you’ll want to choose how you’d like to work with OpenStack:

Reduce the HTML of your WordPress to lower the weight of the page

Thursday 20th of July 2017 11:51:56 PM
The public part of a web or otherwise expressed, what the browser paints, is nothing more than an HTML document, where we will find tags of all kinds: imgs, links, sections, articles, headers, footers, etc … A rough way Something like:

Remote Sessions Over IPv6 with SSH, SCP, and Rsync

Thursday 20th of July 2017 10:43:19 PM
Like all good Linux admins, you know and use SSH and SCP. Both have some differences and quirks for IPv6 networks. These quirks are in the remote addresses, so once you figure those out, you can script SSH and SCP just like you're used to, and use public key authentication.

How open is your organization?

Thursday 20th of July 2017 09:34:42 PM
The open organization community at Opensource.com is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its newest resource: The Open Organization Maturity Model.read more

How to Set-Up Master-Slave Replication for PostgreSQL 9.6 on Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 20th of July 2017 08:26:05 PM
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure PostgreSQL 9.6 Master-Slave Replication on Ubuntu 16.04 server. We will use Hot standby mode, and it's a very good starting point to learn PostgreSQL in depth.

Managing Docker Instances with Puppet

Thursday 20th of July 2017 07:17:28 PM
In a previous article, "Provisioning Docker with Puppet", in the December2016 issue, I covered one of the waysyou can install the Docker service onto a new system with Puppet. Bycontrast, this article focuses on how to manage Docker images andcontainers with Puppet.

Quick guide: How to resize AWS EC2 instance Scale up

Thursday 20th of July 2017 06:08:51 PM
Sometimes your current EC2 instance is over utilized meaning that, resources within EC2 instance such as CPU or memory are remaining at their peak all the time. In such case you need to scale up the EC2 instance. This article will quickly guide you about how to resize AWS EC2 instance (Backed by EBS volume) to match the load on the system.

Linux dirname command explained for beginners (4 examples)

Thursday 20th of July 2017 05:00:14 PM
Are you a new Linux user? Does your work involve shell scripting? If your answer to both these questions is yes, the tool we'll be discussing here will likely interest you. The name of the tool is dirname, and it's mostly used in situations where-in you need to strip the last component from an absolute file-name.

Wireshark, World’s Most Popular Network Protocol Analyzer, Gets New Release

Thursday 20th of July 2017 03:51:37 PM
Wireshark, the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer, an open-source and cross-platform network tool used for troubleshooting, development, analysis, and education purposes, has been updated today to version 2.2.8.

Neo4j in your own software: Very basic Perl hacking

Thursday 20th of July 2017 02:42:59 PM
In the prior articles in this series, we've looked at the fundamentals of graph databases and installed and started using Neo4j, a popular open source graph database. In this final article, we'll write some Perl code to do the same things as we did in the second article and point you to some other libraries for working with Neo4j in your own programming.read more

Master Your Audio From The CLI With FFMPEG

Thursday 20th of July 2017 01:34:22 PM
Audio formats are often easier to manage than video ones, but that doesn't mean that they don't come with their own headaches. For the most part, audio problems stem from DRM and losses in quality. While FFMPEG can't always help with DRM, it can help you to convert your files without losing quality.

Containers consolidation: Open Container Initiative 1.0 released

Thursday 20th of July 2017 12:25:45 PM
With Open Container Initiative 1.0, container runtime and image specs have been standardized. Most companies are now exploring using containers. Some, especially in the government, have been reluctant to make the move and are waiting for container standardization. Their wait is over. The Open Container Initiative (OCI) has launched the 1.0 versions of container runtime and image specs.

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Servers: Boltron, OpenStack, and GoDaddy

  • Announcing Boltron: The Modular Server Preview
    The Modularity and Server Working Groups are very excited to announce the availability of the Boltron Preview Release. Boltron is a bit of an anomaly in the Fedora world — somewhere between a Spin and a preview for the future of Fedora Server Edition. You can find it, warts (known issues) and all, by following the directions below to grab a copy and try it out. Fedora’s Modularity Working Group (and others) have been working for a while on a Fedora Objective. The Objective is generically called “Modularity,” and its crux is to allow users to safely access the right versions of what they want. However, there are two major aspects of “accessing the right versions.”
  • What you need to know about hybrid cloud
    At the center of hybrid cloud solutions sits open source software, such as OpenStack, that deploys and manages large networks of virtual machines. Since its initial release in October 2010, OpenStack has been thriving globally. Some of its integrated projects and tools handle core cloud computing services, such as compute, networking, storage, and identity, while dozens of other projects can be bundled together with OpenStack to create unique and deployable hybrid cloud solutions.
  • GoDaddy Drops Curtain on Its Cloud Business… Again
    Launched only a year ago, Cloud Servers was never intended to go after the big guys — AWS, Azure, GCP, and the like — and had no dreams of competing for well-heeled, big-business customers. Instead, it was hoping to position itself as a gateway to the cloud for small and medium sized businesses wanting to test the waters. In other words, it was hoping to take on DigitalOcean and Linode. It was also undoubtedly hoping to leverage the substantial base of its hosting business and convince some of those customers that their lives would only improve if they made a move to the cloud.

Kernel: "Secure Encrypted Virtualization" and New Blob From Nvidia

  • AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization Updated For Linux
    While AMD's new Epyc processors have a new "Secure Encrypted Virtualization" feature, the support isn't yet mainlined in the Linux kernel but is getting closer.
  • Nvidia 384.59 Linux Graphics Driver Adds Support for GeForce GT 1030 GPUs, More
    Nvidia on Monday announced the release of a new long-lived graphics driver for Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris-based operating systems, versioned 384.59, adding support for new GPUs, along with a bunch of bug fixes and improvements. Nvidia 384.59 is now considered the most advanced version of the proprietary graphics driver for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris platforms, which users should install on their personal computers running a supported Nvidia GPU immediately after reading this article.

Security: BKK, Password Managers, Kaspersky, Fruitfly, WHISTL, IoT and More

  • 18 year old guy arrested for reporting a shamefully stupid bug in the new Budapest e-Ticket system
     

    This last one was the one found by the 18 year old gentleman I started my story with. According to him, he doesn't even know how to program yet (he'll start the university this autumn). He just used the developer tools in the browser, that everybody has access to, saw that the price was being sent back to the server when he was about to make a purchase, and tried if he could change it. A monthly pass costs 9500HUF (about 30EUR) and he modified the price to 50HUF. When he got the confirmation that it worked and was able to see his pass in the app, he immediately emailed the BKK (the Transport Authority) that there was a serious problem. He got an email that his pass was invalidated, but otherwise they didn't get back to him. Instead, when it got leaked out to the press, and in a few hours everyone were talking about the above issues (not just this one), BKK together with T-Sytems Hungary started to what I would call massively covering their arses.  

  • How to use a password manager (and why you really should)
     

    Password managers remove both of these problems by generating and storing complex passwords for you. The password manager lives in your browser and acts a digital gatekeeper, filling in your login info when you need to get on a certain site. You just have to remember one (very secure!) master password for the manager itself, and everything else is taken care of for you. (For a quick introduction on creating a secure but memorable master password, check out this article.)  

  • US local govts still using Kaspersky software despite federal ban
     

    US local government agencies across the country are continuing to use software from Kaspersky Lab even though the federal government removed the company from a list of approved software suppliers for two government-wide purchasing contracts that are used to buy technology services.  

  • “Perverse” malware infecting hundreds of Macs remained undetected for years
    Besides the means of infection being unknown, the exact purpose of the malware is also unclear. Wardle said he found no evidence the malware can be used to install ransomware or collect banking credentials. That largely removes the possibility that Fruitfly developers were motivated by financial profit. At the same time, the concentration of home users largely rules out chances the malware was designed by state-sponsored hackers to spy on targets.
  • Exclusive: WHISTL Labs will be Cyber Range for Medical Devices
     

    The facilities, dubbed WHISTL, will adopt a model akin to the Underwriters Laboratory, which tests electrical devices, but will focus on issues related to cyber security and privacy, helping medical device makers “address the public health challenges” created by connected health devices and complex, connected healthcare environments, according to a statement by The Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS).

  • Smart fridges and TVs should carry security rating, police chief says
     

    Barton, the national policing lead for crime operations, proposed the idea as part of efforts to protect households from fraudsters and hackers in the era of the Internet of Things, where otherwise “dumb” devices can be put online and be interconnected for automation and smart appliance activities.

  • 'Devil's Ivy' Is Another Wake-Up Call for IoT Security

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