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GitHub: Here are the biggest open source project trends we’ll see in 2018 – TechRepublic

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/github-here-are-the-biggest-open-source-project-trends-well-see-in-2018/ Cross-platform development, new skills, and deep learning communities are seeing the most growth on GitHub. Developers are also heading to the site to look at deep learning projects as artificial intelligence continues to grow.

A step-by-step guide to Git | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/article/18/1/step-step-guide-git If you’ve never used Git, you may be nervous about it. There’s nothing to worry about—just follow along with this step-by-step getting-started guide, and you will soon have a new Git repository hosted on GitHub.

Computer trends 2018

IT seems to be growing again. Gartner forecasts worldwide IT spending will increase 4.5% this year to $3.68 trillion, driven by artificial intelligence, big data analytics, blockchain technology, and the IoT. Digital transformations are fashionable. You won’t find an enterprise that isn’t leveraging some combination of cloud, analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to better

What to expect at CES 2018

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/02/what-to-expect-at-ces-2018/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook The biggest tech show of the year is set to officially kick off January 9 — which actually means the big announcements. TechCrunch has made a lot of reporting over the years, so they have some idea what to expect. Connected homes will likely dominate the show yet again, led by the explosive popularity of

Everything you want to know about x86 microcode, but might have been afraid to ask

https://media.ccc.de/v/34c3-9058-everything_you_want_to_know_about_x86_microcode_but_might_have_been_afraid_to_ask#t=2250 This is a quite interesting presentation on Intel CPU secrets:  Microcode is an abstraction layer on top of the physical components of a CPU and present in most general-purpose CPUs today. While it is well-known that CPUs feature a microcode update mechanism, very little is known about its inner workings given that microcode and

‘Kernel memory leaking’ Intel processor design flaw

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/ A fundamental design flaw in Intel’s processor chips related to virtual memory system (Intel x86-64 hardware) allows normal user programs (even JavaScript in web browsers) to discern to some extent the layout or contents of protected kernel memory areas. It is understood the bug is present in modern Intel processors produced in the past decade. It appears a