Topic: develop

Development Stories

Organizations wanting to deploy OpenStack-based clouds have struggled with the lack of best practices for the many different use cases. To address the well-known gap in architecture design best practices documentation, the OpenStack Architecture Design Guide is now available for download.

Calling Internet security a “top priority,” Google announced Project Zero, their new security research team dedicated solely to ferreting out potential targeted attacks—such as the Heartbleed bug—that can affect a significant number of people.

Many people have come to the realization that the Internet is so riddled with security holes that they have decided to take a different approach to securing their data. Welcome to darknets—stealth networks for those folks who really do not want to be found.

As of now, the prospect of upgrading to a smart home appears both too expensive and too complex for the average consumer to manage. However, central hubs coming from companies like Wink are looking to bring all of the unique software together in one easy-to-find place.

Facebook recently achieved something dramatic with Instagram's infrastructure. Without 200 million users noticing, Facebook moved about 20 billion photos from Amazon's EC2 infrastructure to Facebook's own data center. Facebook refers to this phenomenon as Instagration.

Google's web browser, Chrome, has a quirky tick. Literally. Chrome's programming is speeding up the system clock tick rate on computers running Windows. The end result of this tick-rate dilemma is an increase in battery power consumption by as much as 25 percent.

Martha Stewart is the acknowledged first lady when it comes to the home and lifestyle industry. And now it turns out she’s no slouch when it comes to emerging technology either. Among the latest Martha “Likes” is a DJI Phantom, her new flying camera drone. Is this a good thing?

A brain-computer interface (BCI) aids in gathering data based on neuro-signals from the brain, including brief but important pieces of information such as a person’s reaction to specific events. Rajini Padmanaban looks at the potential uses of BCIs and whether they should see the light of day.

Technology companies and their countries' governments work together for the advancement of the nations as a whole, creating new jobs and bolstering the economy. But due to privacy issues, tech companies are now controlling what user information they expose—and governments don't always play along.

Nearly fifteen years after the year 2000, the Y2K bug has surfaced its ugly face once again. This iteration of Y2K shenanigans involves zombies—sort of. At the end of last month, more than 14,000 notices were sent to Pennsylvania men born in the late 1800s urging them to register for the draft.