Samsung Display Gets U.S. Licenses to Supply Some Panels to Huawei: Source | Technology News

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics’ display unit has received licenses from U.S. authorities to continue supplying certain display panel products to Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

With U.S.-China ties at their worst in decades, Washington has been pushing governments around the world to squeeze out Huawei, arguing that the telecom giant would hand data to the Chinese government for spying. Huawei denies it spies for China.

From Sept. 15, new curbs have barred U.S. companies from supplying or serving Huawei.

Samsung Display, which counts Samsung Electronics and Apple as major customers for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display screens, declined comment.

Huawei was not immediately available for comment.

It is still unclear whether Samsung Display will be able to export its OLED panels to Huawei as other firms in the supply chain making components necessary to manufacture panels would also have to get

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FreedomFi launches a 5G networking device with open source software

  • On Monday, the networking startup FreedomFi launched a $300 open source appliance called FreedomFi Gateway that allows users to easily build their own private 5G and LTE networks.
  • This device can be used to increase connectivity in rural areas, help businesses build their own private networks, and more.
  • Boris Renski, cofounder and CEO of FreedomFi, hopes this project can be influential in the 5G industry in the same way that the open source Linux operating system was highly influential.
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Networking startup FreedomFi is launching a new appliance that aims to make the process of building private cellular networks easier and less expensive. 

FreedomFi has launched a $300 open source appliance called FreedomFi Gateway that makes it possible for anyone to build an LTE or 5G private network using open source software and small cell radios. Private cellular networks give a person or a

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Rocket Software Launches Open Source Delivery and Support Model for IBM Z

Rocket Software has introduced Rocket Open AppDev for Z, a new approach for the mainframe community to securely adopt, manage, and obtain support for IBM Z ported open software.

According to Rocket, open source technologies offer users many modernization and efficiency benefits, especially in mainframe development.

However, this often leads individuals and development teams to take a do-it-yourself approach when they download, install, and use these tools. Open source tools can also be combined with different products developed by different communities and can be undermanaged, leading to version latency and code vulnerabilities. The result is that unintentional regulatory and security risks can be created for the business.

Rocket Open AppDev for Z helps mitigate the risks associated with open software by offering a solution that provides developers with a package of open tools and languages that they want, along with the security, management, and support IBM Z customers require.

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Open Source Software Vs Proprietary Software? Tips For Technology Integration

Is open source the right option for your online training, teaching, or learning efforts? This articles compares the difference between open source and proprietary software. Open source software has become mainstream. Applications such as the Firefox Web browser and Linux operating system are available to aid in all areas of operation, including teaching and learning. Open source software has become a strong contender in online training and e-learning sectors. As technology continues to evolve, more open source offerings will continue to emerge in the area of e-learning, continuously changing the landscape of online teaching and learning both in academia and business fields.

Open source software has grown to include:

  1. Learning management systems (LMS)
  2. Learning content management systems (LCMS)
  3. Course authoring tools
  4. Tools to create media elements such as animations, audio, and video
  5. Browsers and players to present content
  6. Courseware libraries

These resources has some important benefits:

  1. Open source software is
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Open Source Computer Forensics Investigations

The world of computer forensics — like all things computer — is rapidly developing and changing. While commercial investigative software packages exist, like EnCase by Guidance Software and FTK by AccessData, there are other software platforms which offer a solution for obtaining computer forensic results. Unlike the two aforementioned packages, these open sources alternatives do not cost hundreds of dollars — they are free to download, distribute and use under various open source licenses.

Computer Forensics is the process of obtaining information from a computer system. This information may be obtained from a live system (one that is up and running) or a system which has been shut down. The process typically involves taking steps to obtain a copy, or an image of the target system (often times an image of the hard drive is obtained, but in the case of a “live” system, this can even be the other … Read More