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Sultan of Sound, Dr. James Flanagan, Passed Away Aged 89

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An anonymous reader writes: A pioneer in the field of acoustics, Dr. James L. Flanagan provided "the technical foundation for speech recognition, teleconferencing, MP3 music files, and the more efficient digital transmission of human conversation." The NYTimes covered his recent passing: "His innovations included preserving the sound of a human voice while crunching it digitally, as well as teaching computers to articulate — converting sound waves into digital pulses. He also helped devise a 'force-feedback' tactile glove, similar to today’s video game accessories, that enabled medical students to simulate hands-on examinations when a live patient or cadaver was not available (or to mimic a game of handball). Dr. Flanagan also played a minor role in the drama surrounding the downfall of President Richard M. Nixon." An older (2005) article from IEEE Spectrum titled "Sultan of Sound" provides background on his work and impact. An interview (1997) discussing his WWII service, research at AT&T Bell Labs & Rutgers University is part of the IEEE oral history series.

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Samsung Galaxy View launching in October (18 inch tablet?)

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Samsung held a press event to officially introduce its latest smartwatch today, but the company also used the opportunity to tease something new: an upcoming device called the Samsung Galaxy View. So what’s the Galaxy View? An Android tablet with a BIG screen. The company didn’t provide many details about the device, but a teaser video showed […]

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Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch coming in October, works with non-Samsung phones

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Samsung has released more than a half dozen smartwatches in the past year and a half, but there’s been one major sticking point for most of those devices: they only worked with Samsung smartphones. Now Samsung is opening things up a bit. The company’s recently announced Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic smartwatches should work […]

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Survey: More Women Are Going Into Programming

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itwbennett writes: We've previously discussed the dearth of women in computing. Indeed, according to U.S. Bureau and Labor Statistics estimates, in 2014 four out of five programmers and software developers in the U.S. were men. But according to a survey conducted this spring by the Application Developers Alliance and IDC, that may be changing. The survey of 855 developers worldwide found that women make up 42% of developers with less than 1 year of experience and 30% of those with between 1 and 5 years of experience. Of course, getting women into programming is one thing; keeping them is the next big challenge.

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How to install Suricata intrusion detection system on Linux

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With incessant security threats, intrusion detection system (IDS) has become one of the most critical requirements in today's data center environments. However, as more and more server hardware upgrades NICs to 10GB/40GB Ethernet, it is increasingly difficult to implement compute-intensive intrusion detection on commodity hardware at line rates. One approach to scaling IDS performance is [[he]#8230[/he]]Continue reading...


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