Mozilla injects Rust into Thunderbird to boost performance
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by Ryan Daws
8h ago
Mozilla has announced the release of Thunderbird 128, codenamed Nebula, which introduces significant improvements to the popular email client’s codebase, stability, and overall user experience. The most notable change is the integration of Rust, a modern programming language originally created by Mozilla Research, into Thunderbird’s core. This integration marks a major leap forward for the... Read more » The post Mozilla injects Rust into Thunderbird to boost performance appeared first on Developer Tech News ..read more
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Arm’s new upscaler promises PC-quality graphics on mobile
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by Ryan Daws
3d ago
Arm has introduced an open-source solution aimed at enhancing graphics upscaling on mobile devices. The solution promises to bring PC-quality gaming experiences to smartphones while optimising performance and power consumption. ‘Arm Accuracy Super Resolution’ (Arm ASR) is a temporal upscaler, which combines information from multiple frames to generate high-quality images from lower resolution targets. This... Read more » The post Arm’s new upscaler promises PC-quality graphics on mobile appeared first on Developer Tech News ..read more
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GitLab update addresses pipeline execution vulnerability
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by Ryan Daws
4d ago
GitLab has released critical security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities, including a high-severity flaw that could allow attackers to run pipeline jobs as arbitrary users. The company strongly recommends all GitLab installations be upgraded immediately to the latest versions: 17.1.2, 17.0.4, or 16.11.6 for both Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE). The most critical... Read more » The post GitLab update addresses pipeline execution vulnerability appeared first on Developer Tech News ..read more
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Judge dismisses majority of GitHub Copilot copyright claims
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by Ryan Daws
5d ago
A judge has dismissed the majority of claims in a copyright lawsuit filed by developers against GitHub, Microsoft, and OpenAI. The lawsuit was initiated by a group of developers in 2022 and originally made 22 claims against the companies, alleging copyright violations related to the AI-powered GitHub Copilot coding assistant. Judge Jon Tigar’s ruling, unsealed... Read more » The post Judge dismisses majority of GitHub Copilot copyright claims appeared first on Developer Tech News ..read more
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Sam Altman’s blockchain project ‘World Chain’ opens to developers
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by Ryan Daws
6d ago
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s Worldcoin project has launched a developer preview of World Chain, a new blockchain that claims to prioritise humans and scale with the growth of the Worldcoin ecosystem.  World Chain – built on the OP Stack and integrated with the Worldcoin protocol – aims to provide developers with access to over 10... Read more » The post Sam Altman’s blockchain project ‘World Chain’ opens to developers appeared first on Developer Tech News ..read more
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Dapp industry reached new heights in Q2 2024
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by Ryan Daws
1w ago
The Web3 ecosystem has witnessed a resurgence in Q2 2024, with the NFT sector in particular experiencing its strongest performance since Q1 2023. According to a DappRadar report, the dapp industry has seen a 40% increase in usage compared to the previous quarter, reaching an impressive 10 million daily Unique Active Wallets (UAW). For software... Read more » The post Dapp industry reached new heights in Q2 2024 appeared first on Developer Tech News ..read more
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AI startup Magic targets $1.5B valuation in funding round
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by Muhammad Zulhusni
1w ago
US-based startup Magic, which specialises in developing artificial intelligence models for coding, is reportedly negotiating with investors for a sum exceeding $200 million as part of its latest funding round. Three sources familiar with the deal-making who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, noting that the discussions are private, expect the round to value... Read more » The post AI startup Magic targets $1.5B valuation in funding round appeared first on Developer Tech News ..read more
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CocoaPods flaws highlight growing supply chain risks
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by Ryan Daws
1w ago
Security researchers at E.V.A Information Security have uncovered several critical vulnerabilities in CocoaPods, a popular dependency manager for Swift and Objective-C projects. These vulnerabilities potentially expose millions of Apple devices to supply chain attacks, highlighting the growing risks associated with open-source software dependencies. CocoaPods, used in over three million mobile apps, plays a crucial role... Read more » The post CocoaPods flaws highlight growing supply chain risks appeared first on Developer Tech News ..read more
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Critical OpenSSH vulnerability threatens millions of Linux systems
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by Ryan Daws
2w ago
A severe vulnerability in OpenSSH’s server (sshd) has been uncovered by Qualys’ Threat Research Unit (TRU), potentially affecting over 14 million Linux systems worldwide. The flaw, designated as CVE-2024-6387, allows for remote unauthenticated code execution (RCE) with root privileges on glibc-based Linux systems. This vulnerability, stemming from a signal handler race condition, impacts sshd in... Read more » The post Critical OpenSSH vulnerability threatens millions of Linux systems appeared first on Developer Tech News ..read more
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GitLab’s DevSecOps report highlights AI challenges
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by Ryan Daws
2w ago
GitLab’s 8th annual Global DevSecOps Report has unveiled a complex landscape of software development, highlighting disparities between executive perceptions and developer realities. The survey, conducted in April 2024, gathered insights from over 5,300 professionals across the software development spectrum. While 69% of CxOs report shipping software at least twice as fast as last year, AI... Read more » The post GitLab’s DevSecOps report highlights AI challenges appeared first on Developer Tech News ..read more
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