Automotive development platforms rev up with Linux

Linux-driven automotive computing initiatives advanced at CES with Hyundai joining Automotive Grade Linux, and Baidu, Intel, and Nvidia unveiling new assisted and autonomous driving platforms.This week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is even more dominated by automotive news than last year, with scores of announcements of new in-vehicle …

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VLC readies Android to Apple TV streaming as media player hits 3 billion downloads

Open-source media-player VLC has now passed three-billion downloads, with developers VideoLAN broadcasting the milestone at CES Las Vegas using a massive download counter made of nine mobile devices.  VLC, developed by French non-profit VideoLAN, passed the milestone on Friday. VideoLAN president Jean-Baptiste Kempf told Variety that VLC will soon gain …

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Go from amateur Instagrammer to paid photo snapper

It’s Pay What You Want day in AAPicks land folks. This one is for the photography lovers among you. Everyone has an amateur photographer inside them, now we all have high-caliber cameras in their pockets too. All that’s standing between your Instagram snaps and a paid profession is some online training. And believe us,  there’s money to be …

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Side-Channel Attack Targets Windows, Linux

A research team of experts from Graz University of Technology, Boston University, NetApp, CrowdStrike, and Intel has published findings on page cache attacks. Unlike Spectre and Meltdown, this attack is a first-of-its-type, hardware-agnostic, side-channel attack that can remotely target operating systems such as Windows and Linux and effectively exfiltrate data, bypassing …

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