Tag: GitHub

Moto G5 kernel source code for Android 8.1 Oreo is out

The non-Plus model of the Moto G5 was never released in the US, but for those of you overseas who have one, here’s some good news for you. The Android 8.1 Oreo-based kernel source code for the Moto G5, codenamed ‘cedric,’ has now been published on GitHub, meaning that developers can start cooking. This news […]

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What developers need to do to save the internet from the EU’s looming copyright disaster

[embedded content] On Wednesday, the EU will vote on whether to force all online platforms to filter user-generated content against massive databases of copyrighted works (anyone can add anything to these databases, without penalties for abuse); not only is this a catastrophe for everyone who writes software that will have to comply with this […]

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Motorola releases Oreo kernel source code for Moto G6 Play and E5 Play

Back in April, Motorola introduced six – yes, six – smartphones simultaneously. Three belonged to the Moto G6 line, and the other three were in the Moto E5 family. The company has now published the Oreo source codes for the Moto G6 Play and E5 Play. While six phones were announced at that same time, […]

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[Oops] DexGuard, a tool to protect Android apps from hacking, has its code leaked online

As you may have figured out from our APK teardowns, it’s pretty easy to look inside most Android apps and figure out what they’re doing. There are a few products designed to obfuscate (hide) app code, one of them being DexGuard from Guardsquare. However, apps protected with DexGuard might become vulnerable in the future, thanks […]

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A next-gen, multi-switch Useless Machine that unswitches your switches in order

Coffeeman 500’s Useless Box – Multi Switch project is an open-source hardware project that’s an ambitious variant on the beloved “Useless Machine” — 2010, 2010 (Lego)), 2010 Political edition), 2011 (HOWTO), 2012 (politics), 2013 (fancy), 2013 (advanced) (vs human), 2016 (most useless), 2017 (vs twisty vase). In Mr 500’s implementation, the useless machine […]

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GitHub and Google reaffirm partnership with Cloud Build CI/CD tool integration

When Microsoft acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion smackeroos in June, it sent some shock waves through the developer community as it is a key code repository. Google certainly took notice, but the two companies continue to work closely together. Today at Google Next, they announced an expansion of their partnership around Google’s new CI/CD tool, […]

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Motorola releases 8.1 Oreo kernel source code for Moto X4

The Moto X4 started receiving Android 8.1 Oreo back in May, and it brought with it a couple of issues. Two months later, Motorola has released the kernel source for that update as it’s mandated to do by the GPL whenever there are any modifications to the Android kernel. What this means is that developers […]

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Pentagon furor may have distracted Google in bid to buy GitHub

Google’s Cloud CEO conceded at a Fortune Magazine event in San Francisco Wednesday something many people suspected — that the Mountain View-based computing giant got beaten by Microsoft in a bid to buy GitHub, a $7.5 billion deal between the latter two companies that was announced earlier this month. Speaking at Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women […]

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Security, privacy experts weigh in on the ICE doxxing

In what appears to be the latest salvo in a new, wired form of protest, developer Sam Lavigne posted code that scrapes LinkedIn to find Immigration and Customs Enforcement employee accounts. His code, which basically a Python-based tool that scans LinkedIn for keywords, is gone from Github and Gitlab and Medium took down his original […]

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The largest buys of tech’s Big Five: a look at M&A deals

In startup land, the mandate is to get bought, go public or die trying. And, as far as getting bought goes, one of tech’s Big Five could be a desirable acquirer. They have a lot of weight to throw around. Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft account for a titanic amount of market value — close to […]

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US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Scaling startups are setting up secondary hubs in these cities Here is where CEOs of heavily funded startups went to school With Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub this week, we can now decisively declare a trend: 2018 is shaping up as a darn good year for […]

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GitHub’s epic exit, Domo’s dicey math, and Dataminr’s big raise

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This time ’round we had Connie and Alex on hand with Brian Ascher, a longtime partner with Venrock down in Palo Alto, Ca. It was a surprisingly busy week, so we had our work cut out us. Without […]

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Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition: It’s a developer-first world and we’re just living in it

It’s no longer controversial: The tech universe rotates around developers. A little over a year ago, I wrote about how developers are more powerful than ever. They play a critical role in turning raw technological power into custom applications that make life easier – and create value. Over the last decade, they have ascended to […]

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Why Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub is a good thing for developers

When the news that Microsoft is acquiring GitHub became official early Monday, reactions were mixed. Understandably, GitHub’s user base, which consists mostly of developers, is skeptical of the move. The union of a source code platform with the maker of Office 360 (and Microsoft Clippy) might seem like an odd pairing. But if you believe […]

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