EU-Kartellverfahren: Apple-Zulieferer Qualcomm soll knapp eine Milliarde Euro Strafe zahlen

heise online Newsticker - 26. Januar 2018 - 8:00
Der Chiphersteller wird für eine Vereinbarung bestraft, laut der Apple ausschließlich Chipsätze von Qualcomm für seine iPhones und iPads verwenden durfte. Qualcomm will die Strafe juristisch anfechten.

IMSI-Catcher, "Stille SMS" und Funkzellenauswertung: Digitale Überwachung auf Allzeit-Hoch

heise online Newsticker - 26. Januar 2018 - 8:00
Sicherheitsbehörden des Bundes haben digitale Ermittlungs- und Überwachungsinstrumente im zweiten Halbjahr 2017 mit bislang unbekannter Intensität eingesetzt.

Fujifilm zeigt tauchfeste Kompaktkamera Finepix XP130

heise online Newsticker - 26. Januar 2018 - 8:00
Wasser-, staub-, und stoßfest: Fujifilms Outdoorkamera Finepix XP130 soll auch unter widrigen Einsatzbedingungen funktionieren und ohne zusätzliches Gehäuse Fotos in 20 Metern Wassertiefe schießen können.

Google Play hat nun auch Hörbücher

heise online Newsticker - 26. Januar 2018 - 7:30
Neue Konkurrenz für Audible: Auch Google Play bietet seinen Kunden nun Hörbücher an. Ein Abo ist nicht nötig, die Titel lassen sich einzeln erwerben. Zum Start gibt's Rabatte.

Love Huria: Emboss your footprints in the Drupal Sand - Drupal Camp Goa 2018, Call for sessions

Planet Drupal - 26. Januar 2018 - 2:00

We are thrilled to bring you the most exciting event of this year Drupal Camp Goa 2018! You would be ecstatic to be a part of something really big that’s happening in India’s most sought-after destination, Goa. It’s a shoutout for all of you who love developing and would like to extend their immense support to the web’s leading content management system (CMS), Drupal!

Why should Drupalers have all the fun!

This time it is not just Drupal, we are exploring beyond it. Join us to share your knowledge on topics like...

Lullabot: Rock and a Hard Place: Changing Drupal.org Tooling

Planet Drupal - 26. Januar 2018 - 1:17
Matt and Mike talk with the Drupal Association's Tim Lehnen and Neil Drumm about the changes to Drupal.org's tooling.

Platform.sh: HHVM deploys off into the sunset

Planet Drupal - 25. Januar 2018 - 22:58
HHVM deploys off into the sunset Crell Thu, 01/25/2018 - 20:58 Blog

We always aim to offer our customers the best experience possible, with the tools they want to use. Usually that means expanding the platforms and languages we support (which now stands at six languages and counting), but occasionally it means dropping tools that are not being used so that we can focus resources on those that are.

For that reason, we will be dropping support for the HHVM runtime on 1 March 2018.

HHVM began life at Facebook as a faster, more robust PHP runtime. Although it never quite reached 100% PHP compatibility it got extremely close, and did see some success and buy-in outside of Facebook itself. Its most notable achievement, however, was providing PHP itself with much-needed competition, which in turn spurred the work that resulted in the massive performance improvements of PHP 7.

Similarly, Facebook's "PHP extended" language, Hack (which ran on HHVM), has seen only limited use outside of Facebook itself but served as a test bed and proving ground for many improvements and features that have since made their way into PHP itself. Like HHVM itself, though, Hack never achieved critical mass in the marketplace outside of Facebook.

Back in September, Facebook announced that they would be continuing development of Hack as its own language, and not aiming for PHP compatibility. Essentially Hack/HHVM will be a "full fork" of the PHP language and go its own way, and no longer try to be a drop-in replacement for PHP.

Platform.sh has offered HHVM support as a PHP alternative for several years, although as in the broader market it didn't see much use and with the release of PHP 7 the performance advantage of HHVM basically disappeared, leading people to migrate back to vanilla PHP 7. Looking at our own statistics, in fact, we recently found that HHVM was virtually unused on our system.

"Give the people what they want" also means not giving them what they clearly don't want, and the PHP market clearly doesn't want HHVM at this point. We will therefore be dropping support for it on 1 March. If Hack/HHVM develops its own market in the future and there's demand for it we may look into re-adding it at that time, but we'll wait and see.

Good night, sweet HHVM, and may a herd of ElePHPants sing thee to they REST!

Larry Garfield 30 Jan, 2018

Promet Source: How to Set Up Responsive Images in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 25. Januar 2018 - 20:56
Responsive images are great! If I wanted to quickly introduce what responsive images are to some, I would say: On mobile? Small images. Tablet? Medium images. Desktop? Large images. This article is a complete "how to" in setting up responsive images in Drupal 8.  If you are using Drupal 7, check out my previous article here: Picture Module: Building Responsive Images in Drupal 7.

Phase2: Decoupled Drupal: A Guide for Marketers

Planet Drupal - 25. Januar 2018 - 19:58

If you are considering a move to Drupal 8, or upgrading your current Drupal platform, it’s likely that you’ve come across the term “decoupled Drupal”, aka “headless Drupal”. But do you know what it means and what the implications of decoupled Drupal are for marketers? In this guide we will define decoupled Drupal and share three reasons why marketers should consider a decoupled architecture as they evolve their digital experience platforms.

US-Tantiemen für 60 Millionen Lieder warten auf Abholung

heise online Newsticker - 25. Januar 2018 - 19:45
60 Millionen Einträge umfasst eine Liste von Tonaufnahmen, für deren digitale Nutzung Komponisten, Texter und Verleger (noch) nicht entlohnt wurden. Erstmals können sie diese Liste nun durchsuchen und ihre Ansprüche geltend machen.

Deepfakes: Neurale Netzwerke erschaffen Fake-Porn und Hitler-Parodien

heise online Newsticker - 25. Januar 2018 - 19:15
Mit einem Faceswap-Tool lassen sich Filmszenen aller Art manipulieren und die Gesichter der Schauspieler austauschen. Ein Reddit-Nutzer baute die Leia-Szene aus Rogue One damit nach, ganz ohne 200-Millionen-Dollar-Budget.

Was Apples smarter Lautsprecher HomePod (schon) kann – und was nicht

heise online Newsticker - 25. Januar 2018 - 19:00
Ab Frühjahr sollen auch deutsche Nutzer Apples Siri-Speaker kaufen können. Allerdings ist der Funktionsumfang zunächst eingeschränkt – obwohl sich der HomePod bereits verzögert hatte. Die wichtigsten Fragen und Antworten.

Acro Media: Drupal Commerce 2: Set up Product Attributes using Rendered Fields

Planet Drupal - 25. Januar 2018 - 18:53

In part one of this Acro Media Tech Talk video series, we covered how you set up a new product attribute in Drupal Commerce 2. A product attribute is used to define options that customers would select when buying a product. For example, a hat might have various sizes (small, medium, large) and colours available. These are attributes.

In part two, we'll now take a colour attribute that was set up in part one, but change it into a "rendered attribute". By default, the customer would select the option by seeing the name of the colour. A rendered attribute lets us instead show a colour swatch. So, instead of seeing the work "blue", the customer would see the actual colour. Cool!

This entire video series, when complete, will show you how to set up a new product in Drupal Commerce 2, from start to finish. The video is captured using our Urban Hipster Commerce 2 demo site.

Next week we'll post part 3: Set up a Product Variation Type with Custom Fields

Its important to note that this video was recorded before the official 2.0 release of Drupal Commerce and so you may see a few small differences between this video and the official release now available.

Urban Hipster Commerce 2 Demo site

This video was created using the Urban Hipster Commerce 2 demo site. We've built this site to show the adaptability of the Drupal 8, Commerce 2 platform. Most of what you see is out-of-the-box functionality combined with expert configuration and theming.

More from Acro Media Drupal modules used in this video

AMD findet Koduri-Nachfolger: Zwei GPU-Spezialisten verantworten Radeon-Zukunft

heise online Newsticker - 25. Januar 2018 - 18:00
AMD heuert zwei Grafikspezialisten an: Mike Rayfield und David Wang sollen die Radeon-Entwicklung in die Zukunft führen. Sie besetzen die durch den Weggang von Raja Koduri entstandene Lücke.

Kein Geld für eine Oculus Rift: VR-Brille selbstgebaut

heise online Newsticker - 25. Januar 2018 - 18:00
Teenager sind oft knapp bei Kasse – drei französische Schüler haben aus der Not eine Tugend gemacht und eine 3D-Brille zum Selberdrucken und Zusammenbauen entwickelt. Die nötige Software haben sie gleich mit veröffentlicht.

Drupal Association blog: DrupalCon Nashville and Tennessee’s Discrimination standing

Planet Drupal - 25. Januar 2018 - 17:51

As many already know, DrupalCon North America 2018 will be held in Nashville, TN. The Drupal Association puts a lot of time and effort into choosing a site for DrupalCon North America - a two to three year process that involves request for proposals, several rounds of interviews, site visits and contract negotiations. We do not take this lightly and we include both logistically important and socially relevant questions for review.

Unfortunately, sometimes things happen outside of our control, despite our great lengths of planning. In April 2016, after a 5-month RFP and interview process, we signed a contract with the City of Nashville to host DrupalCon North America 2018. A few weeks later, the State of Tennessee introduced and passed a new law that Drupal Association does not support, and as many community members have pointed out - prevents public employees from the State of California from attending DrupalCon if sponsored by their employer.

For those who have asked, the timeline of events transpired as follows:

  • April 2016: Drupal Association contracted with Nashville, TN to host DrupalCon North America 2018
  • Early May 2016: Tennessee enacted the Amendment Senate Bill No. 1556 House Bill No. 1840
  • January 2017: California enacted restrictions banning state sponsored travel to TN in response to SB1556/HB1840.

Specifically, May 2, 2016. SB1556/HB1840 as enacted, declares that no person providing counseling or therapy services will be required to counsel or serve a client as to goals, outcomes, or behaviors that conflict with the sincerely held principles of the counselor or therapist; requires such counselor or therapist to refer the client to another counselor or therapist; creates immunity for such action; maintains liability for counselors who will not counsel a client based on the counselor's religious beliefs when the individual seeking or undergoing the counseling is in imminent danger of harming themselves or others.

It is unfortunate that this bill became law. The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, who we worked with to contract DrupalCon Nashville, and the greater Nashville business community including the Nashville Mayor’s office believe discrimination has no place in their home state.

In response to this bill and in anticipation of other potential discrimination bills in the future, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation became a founding and leading member of Tennessee Thrives, a business coalition of now more than 400 companies across Tennessee who believe that in order for Tennessee businesses and communities to thrive they must be diverse and welcoming for all people, regardless of race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. You can read more here about Tennessee Thrives and the Nashville Metro area’s history of social advancements, as well as a statement from the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation.

Here is the Tennessee Thrives pledge:

We believe that equal treatment of all Tennesseans and visitors is essential to maintaining Tennessee’s strong brand as a growing and exciting home for business innovation, economic development, a best-in-class workforce, and dynamic entertainment, travel and tourism industries.

In order for Tennessee businesses to compete for top talent, we believe our workplaces and communities must be diverse and welcoming for all people, regardless of race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

As signers of the Tennessee Thrives pledge, we are committed to promoting an attractive, prosperous, and economically vibrant Tennessee. A united Tennessee is a thriving Tennessee.

Tennessee Thrives identified 12 discriminatory bills that were filed in the General Assembly in 2017, and with their efforts only two were approved.

As a further measure of welcome for our Drupal community, the Mayor of Nashville, has extended a Statement of Welcome to the DrupalCon community. They are very excited that DrupalCon has chosen Nashville as their 2018 North American location, and hope we can see past the politics of the larger state to see the welcoming intent of the City of Nashville.

In response to the Drupal community concerns with Nashville as a DrupalCon city, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation offered this statement:

Nashville is an open, welcoming city that respects and embraces the differences among us. We believe that our differences make our community stronger. A sampling of Nashville’s social advancements in contradiction to the actions of TN legislature include:

  • In 2016, the Metro Nashville Council unanimously voted to approve a resolution asking the state legislature to oppose bills opposing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality. The resolution’s lead co-sponsor was Councilwoman Nancy Van Reese, who is openly gay.
  • On March 21, 2016, Mayor Megan Barry issued an executive order requiring training of all employees of the Metropolitan Government in diversity issues and sexual harassment awareness and prevention.
  • In May, 2016, Nashville hosted the International Gay Rugby Bingham Cup. Mayor Megan Barry served on the Host Committee to bring the Bingham Cup to Nashville.
  • While a mayoral candidate, Mayor Megan Barry officiated the first same-sex marriage in Nashville just hours after the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is allowed in all 50 states. (During her inauguration in September, 2015, Mayor Barry invited Nashville in Harmony to perform. The group is Tennessee’s first and only musical arts organization specifically created for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people – and their straight allies. The group performed at events hosted by the previous Nashville Mayor, as well.)
  • While a mayoral candidate, Mayor Megan Barry received the Ally Award from the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce in 2015.
  • In 2011, Nashville extended nondiscrimination protections to employees of the city and contractors.  (Unfortunately, state government nullified the local decision.)
  • In 2009, the Metro Nashville Council passed an ordinance that protects Metro employees from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. (Sponsored by then Council Member-At-Large Megan Barry, who now serves as Mayor of Nashville)
  • In 2008, the Metro Nashville School Board approved sexual orientation and gender identity protections for students and staff.

For those concerned about a Tennessee Bathroom Bill, please know that Tennessee has never passed the bathroom bill, it gets killed in process every time it comes up for a vote, including this past March. There is no “Bathroom Bill” in the state of Tennessee. There are also all-gender restrooms offered at the Nashville Music City Center for use during DrupalCon. We understand people's concern with a state that submits this kind of law for consideration. We can possibly all relate to the idea that the actions of lawmakers are not always representative of the greater population, particularly in the greater population of a metro area, and Nashville shares this same concern.

At our core, the Drupal Association believes in community, collaboration, and openness. We work hard throughout the process of DrupalCon planning to be sure that not only the complicated logistics are addressed, but also an accessible space for everyone in our community to feel safe, welcome and comfortable.

In addition to our core DrupalCon programming, we also include the following services at DrupalCon for those who need it.

  • Our Code of Conduct
  • Registration grants and scholarships
  • Interpreters (for the hard of hearing)
  • Special meals: Kosher, Halal, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc
  • New mother’s room
  • Quiet room and prayer space
  • Venue accessibility and mobility assistance
  • Local AA Meeting information
  • Speaker inclusion fund
  • No-photograph lanyards and communication preference stickers
  • All-gender restrooms
  • Women in Drupal events
  • Inclusion BOFs
  • On-site contacts for incident reporting

You can learn more about all of these services on our DrupalCon Nashville website under On-site Resources.

We believe, despite the current legislative challenges that the City of Nashville is working to overcome at a state level, that we will have a safe, diverse, celebratory space for our community in Nashville this spring. We’re excited to bring DrupalCon to the city of Nashville, and we’re confident it will be an amazing event.

We want to hear about your experiences at DrupalCon and in the cities we visit. Please participate in our post-Con surveys so that we can follow with both our internal teams and host cities if there are areas where the events can be improved for attendees.

PC und Notebook senden per JavaScript auf Mittelwelle

heise online Newsticker - 25. Januar 2018 - 17:30
Die Software "System Bus Radio" funkt über kurze Distanzen ohne zusätzliche Hardware auf 1,5 Megahertz.

DuckDuckGo: Neue Apps und Browser-Tools blockieren Tracker

heise online Newsticker - 25. Januar 2018 - 17:30
Die Suchmaschine DuckDuckGo will ihre Nutzer auf allen Websites vor neugierigen Werbe-Netzwerken schützen. Runderneuerte Apps und Browser-Erweiterungen blockieren Tracker und bewerten Websites.

Schlupflöcher für Angreifer in Firefox und Tor Browser gestopft

heise online Newsticker - 25. Januar 2018 - 17:15
Die Entwickler haben zum Teil kritische Lücken in Firefox und Firefox ESR geschlossen. Davon profitiert auch der auf Anonymität getrimmte Tor Browser.

Carsharing: BMW und Daimler wollen angeblich DriveNow und Car2Go zusammenlegen

heise online Newsticker - 25. Januar 2018 - 16:30
Die beiden Autohersteller planen laut einem Zeitungsbericht, ihre beiden Carsharing-Töchter unter ein Dach zu bringen.