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Sync your files for free, and maintain privacy, using open-source Syncthing

Linux-based Syncthing lets you sync data for free and control who's is able to see it.

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How will future cars stay up-to-date? Make them open like a PC

The future may seem bright for the car. A whole host of technologies -- including self-driving systems – is set to reinvent the vehicle, and make it more computerized than ever.

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AT&T trials open switches for better future services

A coast-to-coast network trial by AT&T last month, using open-source "white box" switches, pointed toward an imagined future of more reliable services that may come quicker than some people think.

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New ONOS release helps automate network configuration

The latest update to the ONOS open networking operating system should make it easier to automatically configure devices and services on a network.

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Why you might want to skip Ubuntu 17.04 (or not)

Long-term support (LTS) versions of Ubuntu are released in even-numbered years. The new Ubuntu coming out in April will only be supported until 2019.

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How WebAssembly can transform how we use apps and the web

WebAssembly's embedded binary format has the ability to speed up performance and make applications available across platforms.

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Wind River uses virtualization to turn M2M into IoT

Wind River, an IoT software division of Intel, wants to help industrial users bring their legacy machine-to-machine systems into the age of open source and cloud computing.

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Discover the power of Bash, the Linux command line tool hiding in Windows 10

Windows devs have a new weapon in the age-old Windows-vs-Linux battle: The Linux command line itself

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Kernel 4.10 gives Linux support for AMD Ryzen multithreading

AMD adds support for Zen's SMT in kernel code.

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How to format an SD card in Linux

This command line tutorial will help you to format a Micro SD card, SD card and any USB storage device with fat32 partition.

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HoloLens Spectator View makes it easier to show off AR creations

Anyone who owns two HoloLenses can now offer a third-person view of augmented reality, thanks to a project that Microsoft released on Monday.

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AT&T wants to be the Linus Torvalds of network software

Carriers are starting to look more like cloud companies, turning to standard hardware, virtualization and machine learning for rapid development of new services. AT&T helped drive that trend on Wednesday by releasing ECOMP, the operating system of its software-defined network, as open source.

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5 underrated Microsoft announcements that could change the world

2016 was a big year for splashy Microsoft announcements. But there was some news that flew under the radar.

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Docker open-sources key tools for running containers

Docker announced Wednesday that it is releasing a set of basic components for running containers as an open source project. Containerd, (pronounced container-dee) is the core container runtime that underpins the company’s Docker Engine software.

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Open-source hardware makers unite to start certifying products

In recent weeks, OSHWA also met one of its initial goals: to start certifying open-source hardware. The goal behind certification is to clearly identify open-source hardware from the mish-mash of other hardware products, which could benefits buyers and makers.