T2 SDE 21.4 Released With This Linux Distribution Supporting 15 CPU Architectures

The T2 Linux distribution, or “System Development Environment” (SDE) as it refers to itself, is up to version 21.4 and with it is now supporting fifteen different CPU architectures for this barebones Linux-based operating system…

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The Linux Foundation Hosts Forum to Share Linux Stories for 30th Anniversary

Linux community to share personal stories of how Linux has impacted their lives, thirty submissions to be highlighted for anniversary. SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2021 — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, is recognizing World Penguin Day, May 25, by kicking off a global campaign to find out how […]

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4chan Founder Chris 'Moot' Poole Has Left Google

Chris Poole, who founded controversial online community 4chan before joining Google in 2016, has left the search giant after jumping among several groups within the company, CNBC has learned. From the report: Poole’s last official day at Google was April 13th, according to an internal repository viewed by CNBC, which described his last role as a product manager. Oftentimes, employee shares attached to hiring vest at the five-year mark, though it’s unclear if that’s a reason for Poole’s departure now. Poole, who goes by the moniker “Moot,” founded 4chan in 2003 at age 15. It grew into one of the most influential and controversial online communities to date. Rolling Stone famously called him a boy-genius and the “Mark Zuckerberg of the online underground.” […]

Poole revealed in 2016 that he’d joined Google as a continuation of his work, and in a now-removed post, stated he’d use his “experience from a dozen years of building online communities” and “grow in ways one simply cannot on their own.” He joined as product manager in the photos and streams unit, which oversaw social networking efforts under VP Bradley Horowitz at the time. That sparked speculation that the company hired him to help it revamp its social media ambitions, some of which aimed to compete with Facebook. Poole jumped between several different roles during his five years. At one point, he reportedly became a partner at Google’s in-house start-up incubator, Area 120, which was just getting off the ground in 2016. He then became a product manager in Google’s Maps division, according to Crunchbase.

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Colin Furze is among our special Coolest Projects judges

Young tech creators from more than 40 countries have already registered to take part in this year’s Coolest Projects online showcase! To help us celebrate this year’s wonderful group of participants, we’re lucky to have brought on board Colin Furze, Melissa Pickering, James Whelton, and Fig O’Reilly as special judges.

“Since the first Coolest Projects in 2012, I’ve been continually inspired seeing thousands of young creators sharing their projects with the world. Building websites, apps, games, and hardware around something they’re passionate about, solving problems they face or just doing something cool, year on year Coolest Projects shows the magic of technology.”

James Whelton

Meet the coolest judges!

Colin Furze is a British YouTube personality, presenter, inventor, and five-time Guinness world record holder from Lincolnshire, England. Colin’s YouTube channel has over 10 million subscribers. Colin left school at 16 to become a plumber, a trade which he pursued until joining the Sky1 TV programme Gadget Geeks. He has used his engineering experience to build many unconventional contraptions, including a homemade hoverbike, a jet-powered bicycle made with pulsejet engines, and the world’s fastest dodgem vehicle for Top Gear. Colin has completed three Star Wars–themed challenges in partnership with eBay: in 2016, he completed a giant AT-AT garden playhouse, followed in 2017 by a full-size Kylo Ren Tie Silencer. In 2019 he completed a moving Landspeeder from Star Wars: A New Hope; the vehicle was auctioned off on eBay, with all of the funds going to BBC Children in Need.

Colin Furze, special judge for Coolest Projects
Colin Furze, YouTuber, inventor, and five-time Guinness world record holder

Melissa Pickering is Head of Product at LEGO Education, leading a cross-functional team to design and develop learning through play experiences for kids globally. She has worked in the field of interactive kids’ products for 15 years, from innovating theme parks as a Disney Imagineer to founding an edtech startup. In her six-year LEGO career she has built up and led design teams to innovate LEGO products through digital experiences, with a key focus of using technology to inspire hands-on play.

Melissa Pickering, Coolest Projects special judge
Melissa Pickering, Head of Product at LEGO Education

Fionnghuala O’Reilly is an Irish-American model, beauty pageant titleholder, and engineer. The 27-year-old recently made history as the first woman of colour to represent Ireland at the international Miss Universe pageant. Since getting her degree in Systems Engineering from the George Washington University, O’Reilly, who goes by Fig, has gone on to become a NASA Datanaut, working within the agency’s Open Innovation programme comprised of engineers and scientists who engage with NASA’s open data to create new thinking, processes and products. Fig has joined the two-time Emmy-nominated science television series Mission Unstoppable as the newest correspondent. She is also the founder and CEO of Reach Productions which is the host of NASA’s Space Apps Challenge in Washington DC. In 2020, Fig was named an Ambassador for Engineers Ireland, Ireland’s leading governing body for professional engineers. Fig is a passionate advocate for women and diversity in STEM subjects.

Fig O'Reilly, special judge for Coolest Projects
Fig O’Reilly, beauty pageant titleholder, engineer, and CEO

James Whelton is a coder, entrepreneur, and co-founder of CoderDojo. At 16, James gained worldwide recognition for discovering a hack for the iPod Nano. In response to the lack of opportunities to learn computing at school, he co-founded CoderDojo in 2011, a global community of code clubs for young people where they can learn to build websites, apps and games, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. James has developed apps and systems with over a million users around the world. He is currently developing an online platform that helps its users achieve their personal goals and build healthier, happier habits and behaviours.

James Whelton, special judge for Coolest Projects
James Whelton, coder, entrepreneur, and co-founder of CoderDojo

Register a project today

These four fabulous people will choose their favourites from among all of this year’s projects — a unique honour that the young tech creator in your life could receive if they take part! We hope this will be a big boost of motivation for them to register their project for the Coolest Projects showcase before the 3 May deadline.

We’ll be announcing the special judges’ favourite projects as part of our big live-streamed Coolest Projects celebration on 8 June!

A girl presenting a digital making project at a Coolest Projects event

Everyone up to age 18 can register for Coolest Projects, and we welcome all projects, all experience levels, and all kinds of projects, made with any programming language or any hardware. Through Coolest Projects, young people are able to show the world something they’ve made with tech that they love, and the projects are as diverse as the participants!

Discover all the support we offer young people to help them create something with tech that they will be proud of.

The showcase gallery is open for you already

You can explore the projects of the young tech creators who’ve already registered if you visit the Coolest Projects online showcase gallery! Which one is your favourite project so far?

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CEO of Turkish Crypto Platform Flees Country as Users Say They're Locked Out

Federal police in Turkey are investigating Thodex, a cryptocurrency trading platform that handles hundred of millions of dollars in trades every day, after users complained they’d been locked out of their accounts, according to new reports from Reuters and Turkey’s TRT World news service. CEO Faruk Fatih Ozer…

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Ali Zar Discusses How To Market Your Business Online

Today, the lion’s share of marketing happens online. People look online for nearly every product and service they buy. Television, radio, and print ads still have their place, but online marketing is the wave of the future. Ali Zar explains how to market your small business online, pointing out some of the issues you may encounter and offering suggestions for avenues you should try.

Promoting Your Business on Google

Google takes 90 percent of the search engine marketing share, so, understandably, you would want to use Google for a large chunk of your online marketing. The first thing you should do to set yourself up on Google is to create and verify your business profile. This listing will be the basis for your listing on Google Maps, the local section of Google Search, and the right-side panel in search results, also known as the Knowledge Panel. This listing is free, and it has innumerable benefits for every small business.

Verifying the ownership of your listing can allow you to optimize it and receive more relevant searches. If your business shows up in the featured set of local search results on Google’s first search results page, you are ahead of the game and able to market yourself 24/7.

Build a Website

While search engines and social media are great, your company absolutely must have a website. Companies without a working, up-to-date website may be shunned in favor of companies with a respectable online presence. Even if you feel that your audience won’t want to find your website, it is foolish to cut off this important source of marketing hits.

Good business websites serve as promotional tools. They tell the story of your company and the services you offer. They have up-to-date hours, locations, menus, and contact information.

Running an online ad campaign means that you will need website landing pages. Any social media posts you make should also link back to your website. With all of this potential traffic, you can put into place easy-to-use website traffic analytics to see where your visitors are coming from, how long they stay, and whether they spend money.

Search Engine Optimization

If you are not familiar with how search engine rankings work, it is very important to learn about search engine optimization (SEO). SEO helps to align your pages with Google’s algorithms. SEO has evolved a great deal over the past twenty years, and Google and other search engines now punish techniques that worked at the inception. Take the time to read primers on SEO and look into ways to put it into use on your own website.

Social Media

Ali Zar believes that every discussion of online marketing needs to include social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, as well as LinkedIn are excellent ways to promote your company for free or at an affordable cost.

With social media’s advertising features, you can target your message to as narrow or as wide of a demographic as you wish. For example, you could reach female pet owners aged 45 to 54 in a certain zip code.

Running sponsored ads means that they will show up in more feeds, and while this can get expensive, the significant improvement in return on your ads will quickly be noticed.

Work on cultivating a friendly, informative social media persona. You want to relate to your customers on a personal level, or at least make it seem like you have. Your company should have a solid brand that is in alignment with your principles and your audience. Any time you can enhance your branding by posting on social media, you should do it.

Local businesses have exciting opportunities on Facebook and Instagram in particular. Many casual surfers find themselves visiting local business social media posts, clicking on the links, and buying something at their stores.

Email Marketing

The art of email marketing has also developed a great deal over the past 20 years. Today, the primary goal of many websites is to collect your contact information to add you to their email list. They may tempt you into joining the email list by giving you a special coupon, discount, or giveaway. Once you are on their mailing list, you can receive promotions that are targeted to you.

Be sure that you use a good email list manager and pay close attention to your message opening rates, reading rates, and click-through rates to judge your campaigns’ effectiveness.

Marketing Your Business Online

These are the five most basic aspects of marketing online. If you can master these five techniques, whether on your own or with a marketing agency or consultant’s help, you will be well on your way to running a successful business. Whether you are running a software company or a pizza restaurant, the basics of marketing remain the same. Ali Zar wants readers to understand that they cannot leave online marketing to chance. Keeping close tabs on your online reputation and search results can be a huge help in keeping your company afloat.  

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Source: TG Daily – Ali Zar Discusses How To Market Your Business Online

NASA's Mars Helicopter Makes Second Flight

NASA successfully carried out a second flight on Mars on Thursday of its mini helicopter Ingenuity, a 52-second sortie that saw it climb to a height of 16 feet. Phys.Org reports: “So far, the engineering telemetry we have received and analyzed tell us that the flight met expectations,” said Bob Balaram, Ingenuity’s chief engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in southern California. “We have two flights of Mars under our belts, which means that there is still a lot to learn during this month of Ingenuity,” Balaram said in a statement. The US space agency conducted the first flight of the four pound (1.8 kilogram) rotorcraft on Monday, the first powered flight ever on another planet. That time Ingenuity rose to a height of 10 feet and then touched down after 39.1 seconds.

For the second flight, which lasted 51.9 seconds, Ingenuity climbed to 16 feet, hovered briefly, tilted and then accelerated sideways for seven feet. “The helicopter came to a stop, hovered in place, and made turns to point its camera in different directions,” said Havard Grip, Ingenuity’s chief pilot. “Then it headed back to the center of the airfield to land. “It sounds simple, but there are many unknowns regarding how to fly a helicopter on Mars.”

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Interview with Jory Burson, Community Director, OpenJS Foundation on Open Source Standards

Jason Perlow, Editorial Director of the Linux Foundation, chats with Jory Burson, Community Director at the OpenJS Foundation about open standardization efforts and why it is important for open source projects. JP: Jory, first of all, thanks for doing this interview. Many of us know you from your work at the OpenJS Foundation, the C2PA, […]

Source: LXer – Interview with Jory Burson, Community Director, OpenJS Foundation on Open Source Standards

Tesla's Autopilot System Is 'Easily' Tricked Into Operating Without Anyone at the Wheel

Consumer Reports said Thursday its researchers “easily” tricked a Tesla’s Autopilot system into driving without anyone at the wheel. The publication’s worrying demonstration comes as officials continue to investigate a fatal crash in Texas involving a Tesla that authorities believe had no one in the driver’s seat at…

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Source: Gizmodo – Tesla’s Autopilot System Is ‘Easily’ Tricked Into Operating Without Anyone at the Wheel