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Team Ruby buffs up JIT gem

Ruby’s high-water mark may be long past, but fans keep building and have now released version 2.6.0. Previewed in June last year, Ruby 2.6.0 features an updated Just In Time (JIT)...
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Surviving Blockchain’s Cambrian explosion inside Hyperledger’s big temple

Eyebrows were raised when the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger become associate members of each other’s blockchain organisations in October. With hundreds of companies on each other’s membership...
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Mad, bad and dangerous – not in a good way. Boffins roast serverless

Serverless might be the future but in its present form serverless is not just embarrassing - and could be viewed as a cynical bid to lock-in customers – it’s...
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Facebook releases DeepFocus to open source

Facebook has open sourced DeepFocus, the AI-powered framework inside its Half Dome varifocal headset unveiled earlier this year. DeepFocus works with the Half Dome hardware to follow your eye and...
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Clueless on Kubernetes? You’re not alone, says Heptio

Kubernetes may seem like manifest destiny but just getting started remains one of its biggest hurdles with the single greatest challenge being lack of expertise. The pain of adoption is...
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OpenStack Swift object store makes it a double for AWS S3

OpenStack’s Swift object store has been updated for the second time this year for Amazon’s S3. Version 2.20.0 delivers improved compatibility with S3, the Swift project said, building on the...
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Ready for a go? Facebook opens PyText NLP framework to all

Hard on the heals of declaring its PyTorch tensor and neural network library “production ready” Facebook has open sourced the PyText natural-language processing modelling framework. PyText has been released on...

“Only good AI from now on,” promises Google as it swears off facial recognition

Google, taken to task by employees this year for participating in a US military project on computer vision in drones, has committed to not build general-purpose facial recognition APIs. The...
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Want less IBM with that? IBM Cloud and Blockchains get cosy with rivals

IBM will embrace customers' multi-node clouds and blockchains with changes to its virtual cloud stack in early 2019. The systems giant is introducing changes that’ll ease installation and simplify management...
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Two Linux Foundation Hyperledger Blockchain projects nearing 1.0

Hyperledger – the Linux Foundation’s blockchain-for-business project – should enter 2019 with the completion of two major framework projects. However, its Compose development tools and framework has been delayed, after...