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Raspberry Pi Foundation release updated Model A+

The Raspberry Pi foundation yesterday released a new iteration of the popular maker board. Previously updates have focused on the more capable networked Model B which has provided wired connectivity. This time around, they have updated the Model A+, previously a first generation Raspberry Pi product. However, with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+, the…

Oracle sees future in Talari

Oracle today closed a deal to purchase Talari Networks completely. The deal is for an undisclosed sum but is unlikely to leave the previous investors in Talari out of pocket. (According to Crunchbase, there was $53mn invested in Talari across 9 funding rounds). We are thrilled to join forces with Talari and welcome their team…

Quantum Computers are faster, IBM proves

IBM‘s Research scientists have long spent time working on mathematical proofs. The latest proof that they have is that quantum computing will be faster than classical architectures. In classical computing, a single bit can only encode a 1 or 0 value. Qubits, the equivalent of a bit in quantum computing, can encode more information. How…

Installing Wireshark – Muddled Alternatives

You might have had some problems with Wireshark installations recently, I certainly have! After installing and removing the Wireshark files from the repository, I ended up with the error message below when re-installing. warning: %postun(wireshark-qt-2.6.4-1.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 2Non-fatal POSTUN scriptlet failure in rpm package wireshark-qt-2.6.4-1.x86_64 Apparently the file that stores the alternatives for…

Wireshark – Building RPMs a different way since 2.6.4

The Wireshark team are changing the way they support the toolsets to build the program. There are alerts at the end of the ./configure step that indicates configure: Builds using Autotools might be removed in the future. So it was no surprise that when building Wireshark 2.6.4 that the make rpm-package failed with the following…

RIP: Sir Charles Kuen Kao – Fiber Optic Pioneer

This week marks the death of Sir Charles Kuen Kao, one of modern networking’s pioneers. He died on Sunday 23 September 2018, aged 84. Born in Shanghai in 1933, Charles Kao moved later to Hong Kong where he completed his secondary education. He came to the UK to gain a Bachelor of Engineering degree. In…

Marvell completes acquisition of Cavium

In a post last year, we covered how Marvell has designs on Cavium. The deal has now been completed, with Marvell announcing yesterday (6 July 2018) the deal’s completion. “The next wave of semiconductor growth will be fueled by advancements in the data economy. Applications such as AI, 5G, Cloud, automotive, and edge computing all…