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Ariel Maislos

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Facebook brings GPU-powered machine learning to Python

A port of the popular Torch library, PyTorch offers a comfortable coding option for Pythonistas

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Now's the time to patch Windows and Office

With no new Tuesday surprises, here's your opportunity to catch up on the latest updates for Microsoft

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Skills gap could hold back blockchain, AI, IoT advancements in 2017

CompTIA finds that IT is poised for great growth in 2017, but with big skills gaps for emerging tech, and security still tough to get right

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Signs point to Microsoft's imminent release of Windows 7 'Service Pack 3'

For the second month in a row, Win7 and 8.1 have no Preview of the Monthly Rollup. Here’s what that means and what it portends for Win7 'Service Pack 3'

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Oracle patches raft of vulnerabilities in business applications

The company's quarterly patch update includes a total of 270 security fixes for many products

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Microsoft buys Simplygon to simplify rendering VR and AR models

Simplygon simplifies 3D models to speed rendering on low-powered hardware

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Oracle outlines plans to take on Amazon in cloud

Bare metal servers, a focus on hosted databases and application development are keys

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Repealing Obamacare could hurt the gig economy

Will Congress make it possible for independent workers to remain independent?

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Researchers create memory chips that store and process data

The new processing memory can at least double mobile device and laptop performance

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FTC charges Qualcomm with anticompetitive chip tactics

The company dictated licensing terms by threatening phone makers' access to chips, the agency says

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WikiLeaks’ Assange confident of winning 'any fair trial' in the US

Assange had earlier promised to face US extradition if Chelsea Manning was granted clemency, which she was on Tuesday

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Can a DDoS attack on Whitehouse.gov be a valid protest?

A software engineer wants to take down the Whitehouse.gov site to oppose Trump's inauguration

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Why IoT standards aren't coming any time soon

A few standards are starting to come together, but it looks like the battles will go on for a few more years

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Pijul strives to be a simpler, safer Git

The challenger to Git and Subversion emphasizes patches over commits and snapshots for distributed version control

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Sensitive access tokens and keys found in hundreds of Android apps

A new study performed by cybersecurity firm Fallible on 16,000 Android applications revealed that around 2,500 had API keys and access tokens for third-party services hard-coded into them.

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Linux use on Pornhub surged 14% in 2016

Also in today’s open source roundup: Why Linux users should worry about malware, and DistroWatch reviews Zorin OS 12 “Core.”

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The unseemly world of Darkweb marketplaces

Find out the various characteristics of a variety of underground markets that offer services for cyber criminals to profit from

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Intel's BigDL deep learning framework snubs GPUs for CPUs

Why create a deep learning framework that doesn't use GPU acceleration by default? For Intel, it's part of a strategy to promote next-gen CPUs for machine learning

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