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Consent Decree Over, Microsoft Goes Back to Monopoly Forced Bundling

Charlie Demerjian | SemiAccurate | June 21, 2012

Remember that pesky monopoly verdict against Microsoft that ended in a toothless consent decree? Would it shock you to hear that the second the DOJ’s eyes are off, Microsoft jumped right back to forced bundling to stifle competition? Read More »

Coolest Radiological Image Browsing Just Got Cooler

Gene Ostrovsky | medGadget | September 13, 2011

...University of Zurich’s Virtopsy project that uses a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera to navigate the Osirix radiological image viewer. The idea is to give surgeons the ability to review images while working on a patient, without having to have another clinician operate the browser or having to compromise sterility. Read More »

Copyright and Wrong

Nicholas Deleon | The Daily | October 28, 2011

A piece of legislation backed by the MPAA was introduced in the House of Representatives this week and threatens to upend the way we use the Internet. The E-Parasites Act, a contrived acronym for Enforcing and Protecting American Rights Against Sites Intent on Theft and Exploitation, seeks to give the attorney general broad power to create a blacklist of websites that “induce” copyright in Read More »

Couchbase and the Future of NoSQL Databases

Couchbase is a NoSQL, document-oriented database for building interactive applications. Trends in the open source database industry show positive growth as NoSQL is used for web, mobile, and the Internet of Things (IoT). In this interview, Arun Gupta, VP of Developer Advocacy at Couchbase, shares his views on how open source has made an impact on the database industry, and the challenges that lie ahead for the NoSQL industry. Also, find out which open source tools and methodologies Couchbase has adopted...

Could An Android Desktop Replace Your Windows PC?

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | January 6, 2014

HP and Lenovo are betting that Android PCs can convert both office and home Windows PC users to Android. Read More »

Cover Oregon Should Have Used Open-Source Software: Guest Opinion

John Miller | Oregon Live | March 3, 2014

To me, guest columnist Charles Jennings accurately represents the old school IT mentality - "No one ever got fired for buying IBM."  I couldn't gather from his essay whether he knows anything about modern software development methodology.

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Critical Bluetooth Flaws Put Over 5 Billion Devices At Risk Of Hacking

Lucian Constantin | Forbes | September 12, 2017

Bluetooth is one of the most popular short-range wireless communications technologies in use today and is built into many types of devices, from phones, smartwatches and TVs to medical equipment and car infotainment systems. Many of those devices are now at risk of being hacked due to critical flaws found in the Bluetooth implementations of the operating systems they use. Over the past several months, a team of researchers from IoT security firm Armis have been working with Google, Microsoft, Apple and Linux developers, to silently coordinate the release of patches for eight serious vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to completely take over Bluetooth-enabled devices or to hijack their Internet traffic.

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Defense Department Needs to Embrace Open Source or Military Will Lose Tech Superiority

Ms. Smith | Network World | August 31, 2016

The Department of Defense needs to move past open source myths that have been debunked and jump on the open source bandwagon or the Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. military will not be able to maintain tech superiority, warns a Center for a New American Security (CNAS) report. Open source software is used in the Pentagon, which should strongly suggest that open source is not an unsecure and vulnerable hot mess. Yet the DoD overall is stuck in the past, clinging to “erroneous and unfounded misunderstandings about open source software.” Those misconceptions often mean open source is not even considered as a viable option for DoD software projects...

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Developer Interest In Windows Phone 8 Is Still Dismal

Dan Rowinski | ReadWrite | June 27, 2013

What developers want to build apps for a mobile operating system that has minimal consumer adoption and is struggling to maintain or advance its market share month after month? Not that bloody many, apparently. Read More »

Developers: We Warned Apple About iOS Maps Quality

Josh Lowensohn | CNET | October 9, 2012

To the casual observer it might appear that Apple was caught off guard by just how bad its in-house maps app was. But the company had plenty of warning. Read More »

DHS-Developed Krona Software Powers Humanitarian Project

Tammy Waitt | American Security Today | March 10, 2017

Software originally developed at the at the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) to sequence DNA for biodefense is now being used by Microsoft to sequence mosquito DNA in the fight against disease. Developed by the NBACC’s National Bioforensic Analysis Center Genomics Team for bioforensics applications, Krona is a unique visualization tool that enables users to quickly analyze massive quantities of data – such as more than 100 million sequences of DNA in a single mosquito sample, according to Microsoft...

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Digital Health’s Dirty Little Secrets Revealed

Fard Johnmar | LinkedIn | October 31, 2014

Digital health is hot. Consider the evidence...

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Docker Libcontainer Unifies Linux Container Powers

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | June 11, 2014

At DockerCon in San Francisco, Docker CTO and co-founder Solomon Hykes announced that the company would work as full partners with its former container technology rivals on Docker's key open-source component libcontainer...

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Does Windows 8 Help The Government To Spy On Us?

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | Computerworld | September 9, 2013

The Microsoft fan club is up in arms. Those reports about Windows 8 allowing the government to spy on us? Nonsense, they fuss. It's simply not true that Windows 8 combines with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to create a built-in back door for surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA). Read More »

Don’t Listen To Google And Facebook: The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership Is Still Going Strong

Bruce Schneier | The Atlantic | March 25, 2014

If you’ve been reading the news recently, you might think that corporate America is doing its best to thwart NSA surveillance. Google just announced that it is encrypting Gmail when you access it from your computer or phone, and between data centers.

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