Should All Government IT Systems Be Using Open Source Software?

Should All Government IT Systems Be Using Open Source Software?

binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive 106462354 story Should All Government IT Systems Be Using Open Source Software? (linuxjournal.com) Posted by EditorDavid on Sunday February 10, 2019 @03:34AM from the world-domination dept. Writing at Linux Journal, Glyn Moody reports that dozens of government IT systems are switching to open source software. “The fact that this approach is not…

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InReach Ventures, the ‘AI-powered’ European VC, closes new €53M fund

InReach Ventures, the ‘AI-powered’ European VC, closes new €53M fund

InReach Ventures, the so-called “AI-powered” venture capital firm based in London, is announcing the first closing of a new €53 million fund targeting early-stage European technology companies — surpassing the original fund target of €50 million, apparently. Founded by former Balderton Capital General Partner Roberto Bonanzinga, along with Ben Smith (former U.K. Engineering Director at…

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Software Executive Exploits ATM Loophole To Steal $1 Million

Software Executive Exploits ATM Loophole To Steal $1 Million

binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive 106347954 story Software Executive Exploits ATM Loophole To Steal $1 Million (zdnet.com) Posted by BeauHD on Tuesday February 05, 2019 @05:50PM from the sneaky-bastard dept. An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A Chinese software manager has been sentenced after being found guilty of stealing approximately $1 million from Huaxia Bank…

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Torc Robotics and Transdev are launching autonomous shuttles to deliver people to public transit

Torc Robotics and Transdev are launching autonomous shuttles to deliver people to public transit

Self-driving technology company Torc Robotics is partnering with Transdev, the public transportation giant, to deploy fully autonomous electric shuttles designed to provide free connections to existing transit like trains and buses. The companies, which made the announcement Monday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, are integrating Torc’s self-driving software stack and sensor suite into an autonomous…

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Amazon May Be Forcing Its Sellers to Contribute to Its Facial Recognition Program

Amazon May Be Forcing Its Sellers to Contribute to Its Facial Recognition Program

In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington’s Milestone Celebration in Washington. Photo: Cliff Owen (AP)Amazon has consistently faced ongoing outcry over its contentious Rekognition software, but that apparently isn’t stopping the company from testing out facial recognition technology on its sellers.BuzzFeed News…

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Razer integrates Amazon’s Alexa voice controls and haptic feedback into its gaming platform

Razer integrates Amazon’s Alexa voice controls and haptic feedback into its gaming platform

Razer, the company that makes high-end hardware and software specifically tailored to gaming enthusiasts, is adding new voice and touch features to its platform to bring it into the next generation of computing and take the Razer gaming experience to the next immersive level. Today at CES, the company announced that it will be integrating…

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