Internet Archive: Early Macintosh Emulation Comes to the Archive

Internet Archive: Early Macintosh Emulation Comes to the Archive. “After offering in-browser emulation of console games, arcade machines, and a range of other home computers, the Internet Archive can now emulate the early models of the Apple Macintosh, the black-and-white, mouse driven computer that radically shifted the future of home computing in 1984.”

TechCrunch: Google’s parental control software Family Link hits iOS

TechCrunch: Google’s parental control software Family Link hits iOS. “In March, Google introduced its own parental control software for parents of kids with Android devices called Family Link – but there was a bit of a catch. In order for the system to work, it required that both parent and child use Android. That has now changed, as the parents’ app for configuring and monitoring the child’s device usage has just arrived on iOS devices.”

UNESCO: Agreement on software preservation signed at UNESCO

UNESCO: Agreement on software preservation signed at UNESCO. “UNESCO and the National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA) today signed an agreement at the Organization’s headquarters to contribute to the preservation of the technological and scientific knowledge contained in software. This includes promoting universal access to software source code. The agreement was signed in the presence of the President of the French Republic, François Hollande, UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, and INRIA’s Chief Executive Officer, Antoine Petit.”

ASCII by Jason Scott: Please Help Us Track Down Apple II Collections

Jason Scott needs your help tracking down Apple II software for archiving. “The Summary: Conditions are very, very good right now for easy, top-quality, final ingestion of original commercial Apple II Software and if you know people sitting on a pile of it or even if you have a small handful of boxes, please get in touch with me to arrange the disks to be imaged. ”

NASA Releases 2017-2018 Software Catalog

NASA has done another software release. “NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which offers an extensive portfolio of software products for a wide variety of technical applications, all free of charge to the public, without any royalty or copyright fees. Available in both hard copy and online, this third edition of the publication has contributions from all the agency’s centers on data processing/storage, business systems, operations, propulsion and aeronautics. It includes many of the tools NASA uses to explore space and broaden our understanding of the universe. A number of software packages are being presented for release for the first time. Each catalog entry is accompanied with a plain language description of what it does.”

ComputerWorld: Facebook releases ‘Prophet’ — its free forecasting tools — for Python and R

ComputerWorld: Facebook releases ‘Prophet’ — its free forecasting tools — for Python and R . “Facebook has open-sourced its Prophet forecasting tool, designed ‘to make it easier for experts and non-experts to make high-quality forecasts,’ according to a blog post by Sean J. Taylor and Ben Letham in the company’s research team.”