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Gnuspeech Does Its First Official Release For Free Speech Synthesis

Phoronix - Tue, 20/10/2015 - 2:14pm
The Gnuspeech project has announced its first official release as a speech synthesis from text free software system...

Facebook faces Irish data watchdog privacy probe

L'Inq - Tue, 20/10/2015 - 2:08pm

Social network denies allowing US government access to servers

Wildflowers Give Bees a Dose of Pesticides

Slashdot - Tue, 20/10/2015 - 2:01pm
JMarshall writes: Wildflowers growing near fields sown with pesticide-treated seeds can be reservoirs of bee-harming neonicotinoid compounds, according to new research. The study suggests bees get most of their exposure to these pesticides from wildflowers, rather than from the crops the pesticides are designed to protect. At the peak of flowering season, 97% of the pollen brought back to beehives tested in the UK came from wildflowers, not the canola crops they were growing alongside.

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ARM floats power-sipping Mali-470 GPU for Internet of Things things

El Reg - Tue, 20/10/2015 - 2:00pm
50% reduced energy claim

ARM has launched the Mali-470 GPU for Internet of Things (IoT) with - the firm claims - half the power consumption of the Mali-400.…

Windows 10 enterprise adoption stands at over 11 percent

L'Inq - Tue, 20/10/2015 - 1:44pm

In only 10 weeks and with enterprise version still 'maturing'

UK's Largest Online Pharmacy Sold Patients' Personal Data To Fraudsters

Slashdot - Tue, 20/10/2015 - 1:38pm
Ewan Palmer writes: The UK's biggest online pharmacy has been fined $200,000 for selling thousands of patients' personal data to scammers who targeted the sick and vulnerable. Pharmacy2U (P2U) was found to have breached the Data Protection Act for giving away details of patients to Australian Lottery fraudsters who targeted male pensioners and health supplements company that has been cautioned for misleading advertising. A company who dealt with patients who were being marketed said they had 'no idea the trade in their data was as murky as this'.

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Cinnamon 2.8 Gears Up For Release

Phoronix - Tue, 20/10/2015 - 1:37pm
Clement Lefebvre of LinuxMint tagged the Cinnamon 2.8 desktop this morning...

OwnCloud Server 8.2 Released

Phoronix - Tue, 20/10/2015 - 1:13pm
The next version of ownCloud, a popular open-source alternative to Dropbox for file hosting, has been released. Meet ownCloud 8.2...

Ubuntu 15.10 + GCC 5.2: -O3, March=Native, FLTO Tests

Phoronix - Tue, 20/10/2015 - 1:07pm
A Phoronix Premium subscriber requested some fresh GCC compiler optimization tests, so here's some current results using GCC 5.2 on Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit...

About that IBM hardware revenues dive: Blame storage, says CFO

El Reg - Tue, 20/10/2015 - 1:04pm
We're switching focus, though, says money man

IBM's storage hardware revenues declined by 19 per cent year-on-year in its third 2015 quarter, continuing a four-and-a-half year fall.…

WordPress blogger patch foot-drag nag: You're tempting hackers

El Reg - Tue, 20/10/2015 - 12:34pm
Brute force allows attacker to bypass web server rate limits

Misconfigured and unpatched WordPress sites are causing a rash of problems both to themselves and the wider internet. In fact, this ever-present internet security threat has flared up again over the last week because of several new issues.…

LibreOffice 5.1 Is Working On New Features For A February Debut

Phoronix - Tue, 20/10/2015 - 12:30pm
The Document Foundation has kicked off their first bug hunting season for LibreOffice 5.1, the next major release of the popular, open-source, cross-platform office suite...