Open Source Initiative expands its role to AI and machine learning

Open Source Initiative expands its role to AI and machine learning

Studio Wright – Shutterstock In the beginning, all software was “free software” and “open source”. But, as software has come to market, almost all software has become proprietary. In revolt against this, Richard M. Stallman (RMS) took James Gosling’s Emacs text editor and renewed it under the GNU Public License (GPL), the first free software …

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The walls between tech professionals and customers are collapsing at consumer companies

The walls between tech professionals and customers are collapsing at consumer companies

Image: Bloom Productions/Getty Images Outside of the tech industry bubble, how close are tech professionals really to collaborating with their company’s end customers? Are they still locked in the walls of their IT departments? Or are the walls finally falling? It seems clear that some the walls are finally coming down, and in the process, …

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Is virtual photography real photography?

Flickr, one of the world’s most popular photo-sharing sites, introduced virtual photography as a category in 2022. Its blog post states, “Virtual photography is an emerging art form specializing in photos taken in a video game or virtual environment. But is virtual photography really photography? Let’s discuss the problem below. What is photography? Before talking …

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City Life Org - A new commission from Rachel Rossin, The Maw Of, is launched on the Whitney Museum's Artport

City Life Org – A new commission from Rachel Rossin, The Maw Of, is launched on the Whitney Museum’s Artport

Still by Rachel Rossin, THE MOUTH OF, 2022. Co-commissioned by the Whitney Museum and KW, Berlin Today the Whitney Museum of American Art launched artist Rachel Rossin’s exhibition THE MOUTH OF, a new digital art project on whitney.org. The work is a transmedia story that unfolds across multiple platforms and formats. It reflects the coalescence …

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MetroNet delays launch of Norfolk internet service to January

MetroNet delays launch of Norfolk internet service to January

An internet service provider looking to compete with Cox Communications in Norfolk is set to start serving customers in January after unforeseen permitting and construction issues caused them to miss their original spring target. MetroNet service will be available in parts of the city from early to mid-January and their coverage area will increase over …

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outlook |  When chess is hard and cheating is easy, the next move is complicated

outlook | When chess is hard and cheating is easy, the next move is complicated

Make no mistake: thinking is hard. You can see it in the grand masters of chess, whose heartbeat triples galloping under their shirts. What separates champion Magnus Carlsen is his deadly immobility, an extremely thoughtful shudder under pressure, which makes his recent behavior all the more surprising. Basically, what Carlsen did in chess is the …

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Aalyria, a spatial internet startup with nearly a decade of Alphabet intellectual property

Aalyria, a spatial internet startup with nearly a decade of Alphabet intellectual property

Loon balloons float at an altitude of approximately 20 km, above the birds and the weather. They sail by moving up or down to catch wind currents moving in different directions. Aalyria, a new space internet company, has just come out of stealth mode. It is based on work done on Alphabet Loon’s “moonshot” project, …

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It's hard to recommend Ryzen 7000 after the launch of Raptor Lake |  Digital trends

It’s hard to recommend Ryzen 7000 after the launch of Raptor Lake | Digital trends

AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X is the best CPU I’ve tested – and it doesn’t even come close. This might surprise you, considering I don’t recommend upgrading at this time. While Ryzen 7000 is a huge boost for AMD, high prices, limited options for gamers, and Intel’s impending launch of Raptor Lake make it the worst …

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AI solves traffic problems to get you where you're going safely

AI solves traffic problems to get you where you’re going safely

“I haven’t met anyone who really likes traffic,” says Karina Ricks of the Federal Transit Administration. Except, perhaps, professionals like her who are in charge of reducing it. Ricks has made his career caring about traffic patterns. Prior to her current role as Associate Administrator for Research, Innovation and Demonstration at the FTA, she was …

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