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Systemd Adds Reboot To EFI Firmware Option

Phoronix - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 2:13pm
Systemd has picked up another feature for the upcoming systemd 220 release...

Google boots 200 dodgy apps from the Chrome Web Store

L'Inq - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 2:10pm

Looks to end a cyber-Chrome spree

Embarcadero’s cross-platform XE8 RAD Studio targets iOS 8, IoT

El Reg - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 2:03pm
Delphi lives, but full Windows 10 support looks doubtful

Embarcadero has released RAD Studio XE8, including Delphi and C++ Builder, with a slew of new features including a 64-bit compiler for Apple’s iOS and support for iOS Universal Apps, including 32-bit and 64-bit in a single binary.…

With H-1B Cap Hit, Zuckerberg and Ballmer-Led Groups Press For More Tech Visas

Slashdot - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 1:40pm
theodp writes: With the FY2016 H-1B visa cap reached in the first week of April (only the USCIS knows how many applications were submitted by outsourcing companies and from Bentonville, AR), it's no surprise that groups like Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us PAC and Steve Ballmer's Partnership for a New American Economy Action Fund are pooh-poohing Jesse Jackson's claims that foreign high-tech workers are taking American jobs, and promoting the idea that what's really holding back Americans from jobs is a lack of foreign tech workers with H-1B visas.

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There's Yet Another Awkward Ubuntu Linux Tablet Announced

Phoronix - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 1:34pm
In recent months we've covered an Ubuntu tablet with a 1TB hard drive, another sketchy Ubuntu tablet, and other awkward devices looking to ship Ubuntu in tablet/mobile form without any support from Canonical. There's yet another tablet to talk about today...

Apple swears that NO FANBOI will queue for its new gumble

El Reg - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 1:32pm
That's right, take your Hello Kitty backpacks and shove off

Angela Ahrendts, head of retail at Apple, has ordered her grunts to discourage fanbois from queuing outside its stores, according to a leaked memo.…

Singtel scoops up Trustwave for $810m to boost cyber security credentials

L'Inq - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 1:32pm

Firm also looks to boost cloud and managed services portfolio

Looking At Building The Linux Kernel With -O3 Optimizations

Phoronix - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 1:15pm
A Linux user has started an LKML discussion over compiling the kernel with -O3 for driving performance improvements out of a more-optimized kernel binary...

GNOME's GTK+ Finally Getting Close To Dropping Windows XP Support

Phoronix - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 1:06pm
GNOME/GTK+ developers are finally preparing themselves to drop support for Microsoft Windows XP...

Bored with Blighty? Relocation lessons for the data centre jetset

El Reg - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 1:01pm
Green expertise, language barriers and constant cooling issues

Building a data centre in the UK is a difficult business: the land’s expensive, planning permission is tough and the operating costs are high, particularly where power is concerned.…

AMD's GPU LLVM Backend Gains Support For Assembler & Inline Assembly

Phoronix - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 12:47pm
Tom Stellard of AMD has landed initial support into the AMD GPU LLVM back-end for the assembler and supporting inline assembly...