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  • Docker CTO Solomon Hykes to Devs: Have It Your Way

    Thu 10:14pm By Jack M. Germain
    Docker has moved from an obscure Linux project to one of the most popular open source technologies in cloud computing. Project developers have witnessed millions of Docker Engine downloads. Hundreds of Docker groups have formed in 40 countries. Many more…
  • Minecraft Players Will Get to Shape the Game's Story

    Thu 7:28pm By Katherine Noyes
    Mojang has partnered with Telltale Games to create a brand new Minecraft game that will be narrative-driven. Dubbed "Minecraft: Story Mode," the series will be set in the world of Minecraft, but it will feature an original story that combines new characters…
  • Experts Forecast the End of Privacy as We Know It

    Thu 2:48pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    Privacy's future appears muddy at best, judging from a survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center and Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center. More than 2,500 Internet experts and analysts were narrowly divided on whether policy makers and…
  • BMW's Self-Parking Tech Relieves Drivers From Circling the Lot

    Thu 10:02am By Peter Suciu
    BMW Group this week previewed the automated parking technology it will showcase at next month's International CES in Las Vegas. The Remote Valet Parking Assistant features 36-degree collision avoidance with secure position and environment recognition. It can…
  • Terrorist Threats May Blow Up 'The Interview's' Box Office

    Wed 8:02pm By Richard Adhikari
    The now-notoriously controversial action comedy The Interview, which was expected to deliver profits of $90-$95 million for Sony, may have become a financial black hole. The movie's Thursday premiere in New York has been cancelled, and several movie theater…
  • FIDO Pursues Vision of a Password-Free World

    Wed 1:55pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    A group of some 150 companies last week moved closer to eliminating the bane of many an online user: the ubiquitous password. The FIDO Alliance, which counts among its members Microsoft, PayPal, Google, Bank of America, Visa and MasterCard, released version…
  • Google's Cardboard VR Kit Is Really No Joke

    Wed 9:55am By Katherine Noyes
    Google last week announced an updated app for its minimalist Cardboard virtual-reality viewer, as well as software development kits for both Android and the Unity game engine. It also published new building specifications for those interested in making their…
  • Skype Begins Dismantling the Language Barrier

    Tue 4:44pm By Richard Adhikari
    Microsoft on Monday announced the first phase of its Skype Translator preview program, which initially will facilitate conversations between English and Spanish speakers. It will convert spoken words both ways. It also will translate instant messages in 40…
  • Should We All Be Contributing to FOSS?

    Tue 12:55pm By Katherine Noyes
    It's surely a testament to the shocking nature of the recent news about Devuan that the Linux blogosphere has been a rather quiet place of late. Yes, there was last week's Turla news, and yes, the holiday season is looming large, likely dampening more than a…
  • Sony Sends News Outlets a Stern but Toothless Warning

    Tue 10:13am By John P. Mello Jr.
    On behalf of Sony Pictures Entertainment, high-powered attorney David Boies has sent a letter to several news outlets demanding that they refrain from publishing stories based on material hackers recently stole from the company and that they destroy the…
  • Berners-Lee Sounds Clarion Call for Universal Web Access

    Mon 12:00pm By Katherine Noyes
    The Internet should be a basic human right, but access to it is increasingly unequal around the globe, said World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee last week. The Web has the potential to be a great equalizer, he asserted, but only "if we hard-wire the rights…
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