Tag Archives: Open

Facebook open sources Open/R distributed networking software

Facebook is no stranger when it comes to open sourcing its computing knowledge. Over the years, it has consistently created software and hardware internally, then transferred that wisdom to the open source community to let them have it. Today, it announced it was open sourcing its modular network routing software called Open/R, as the tradition continues. Facebook obviously has unique ...

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Michelangelo's 'secret Florence hideaway' to finally open to the public (PHOTOS)

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 17:52 The walls of a secret room marked with sketches said to have been drawn by Michelangelo could soon be opened to the public. The sketches were discovered in 1975 after a curator found a trapdoor in the tomb of the Medicis, Michelangelo’s patrons. It is thought that the Renaissance master hid in the chamber ...

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Amazon devices now sold at over 100 Whole Foods; holiday Pop-Up shops open next week

Amazon is putting its $ 13.7 billion Whole Foods acquisition to work in time for holiday shopping. The companies announced today that over 100 Whole Foods locations are now carrying Amazon devices, including the new Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV, Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, and more at various stores around the U.S. In addition, a number of Amazon Pop-Up ...

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Mike Tyson boxing gym to open in Moscow ‘in near future’

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 12:39 Edited time: 8 Nov, 2017 12:42 Heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson has said he will open a boxing gym in his name in Moscow ‘in the near future’, according to the organizers of a leading world forum in which Tyson is taking part. Boxing icon Tyson, who in 1986 became the youngest man to ...

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‘Judas!’ Fedor Emelianenko blasts brother Alexander in open letter

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 16:30 Legendary Russian MMA fighter Fedor Emelianenko has published a scathing open letter to his younger brother, Alexander Emelianenko, fueling the long-running conflict between the siblings. Alexander Emelianenko, who recently made a comeback to professional MMA after an enforced three-year hiatus due to a prison term, gave an exclusive interview earlier this week to Russian ...

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House Republicans open investigation into Russia uranium deal

Two US House committees will conduct a formal investigation into a 2010 deal that saw 20 percent of America’s uranium supply being sold to a Russian mining company, amid accusations that bribes were paid to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Representative Devin Nunes (R-California), chairman of the committee, announced an investigation into the deal at a news conference Tuesday. ...

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Is austerity leaving Britain wide open to attack? Tories keep dodging the question

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 18:52 The UK government plans to scrap naval ships and slash 1,000 Royal Marines despite Downing Street’s public denial. Massive cuts to the navy are expected as the Ministry of Defence (MoD) looks to save £30 billion ($ 27 billion). Asked directly on Monday whether 1,000 Royal Marines will be axed as a result of ...

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Saudi Arabia will ‘return to moderate, open Islam’ – Crown Prince

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 13:25 Edited time: 24 Oct, 2017 13:49 Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman has vowed to restore “moderate” Islam that is open to all religions in the world. Saudi Arabia is known for its ultraconservative rule. “We are returning to what we were before – a country of moderate Islam that is open ...

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Amazon to open visually focused AI research hub in Germany

Ecommerce giant Amazon has announced a new research center in Germany focused on developing AI to improve the customer experience — especially in visual systems. Amazon said research conducted at the hub will also aim to benefit users of Amazon Web Services and its voice driven AI assistant tech, Alexa.  The center will be based in Tübingen, near the Max Planck Institute for ...

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Tycoon George Soros transfers $18bn to his Open Society Foundations

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 11:00 Billionaire investor George Soros has given away nearly $ 18 billion to his Open Society Foundations, transforming it into the “second largest” charity in the US after the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation. On Tuesday, the 87-year-old tycoon moved the hefty sum from his personal funds into his non-profit group, the Wall Street Journal ...

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