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Wireless speakers stream audio from web and WLAN

Saturday 26th of July 2014 06:00:56 AM
Denon debuted a line of Sonos-like wireless multi-room HiFi speakers that stream audio from both Internet and local sources, and run on embedded Linux. Like the similarly Linux-powered devices available from Sonos, Denon’s “Heos” wireless streaming speakers offer multi-room (multi-speaker) synchronized audio, and can deliver multiple audio streams from disparate sources to individual speakers or stereo-configured speaker pairs distributed around the home.

Quickly generate QR codes with quearcode on Fedora

Saturday 26th of July 2014 04:06:34 AM
I sometimes use a QR code to give to people so they can scan quickly to enter a long wireless key into their phone without having to type out the [[he]#8230[/he]]

KDE Ships Third Beta of Applications and Platform 4.14

Saturday 26th of July 2014 02:12:12 AM
KDE has released the third beta of the 4.14 versions of Applications and Development Platform. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. Your assistance is requested!

Zettaset Offers Hadoop Big Data Security Apps as Standalones

Saturday 26th of July 2014 01:15:01 AM
Zettaset will soon offer individual components of its Orchestrator security and management software for Hadoop and NoSQL Big Data platforms as standalone applications, starting with the data-encryption module.

Feral Interactive Are Teasing New Linux Games

Saturday 26th of July 2014 12:17:50 AM
Feral Interactive are little devils as they sent out a link earlier to a teaser page of new ports for Mac & Linux, but what ones will be on Linux?

Happy SysAdmin Day!

Friday 25th of July 2014 11:20:39 PM
Today is July 25 and that can mean only one thing — it’s SysAdmin Day 2014! SysAdmin Day is one day every year when we express gratitude and thanks to […]

How to Fix a Mangled Partition Table on Linux

Friday 25th of July 2014 10:23:28 PM
A good tool for repairing partition tables and recovering files is TestDisk. TestDisk operates on both the legacy MBR and the newfangled GPT (see Using the New GUID Partition Table in Linux (Goodbye Ancient MBR)) . TestDisk is in most Linux repos, and on SystemRescueCD.

ownCloud 7 Release Enhances Open Source Private Clouds

Friday 25th of July 2014 09:26:17 PM
The recently released open source ownCloud 7 Community Edition introduces an innovative way to share files securely between private clouds, as well as interface enhancements and better ways to work with Microsoft Word documents.

The Barnaby Jack Few Knew: Celebrated Hacker Saw Spotlight as 'Necessary Evil'

Friday 25th of July 2014 08:29:06 PM
When celebrated computer hacker Barnaby Jack died suddenly a year ago at the age of 35, headlines around the world touted the Steve Jobs-style pizazz he brought to cyber-security conferences and his show-stopping stunts such as breaking into ATMs and pacemakers. In hacker circles, he was known as the life of the party.

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS released

Friday 25th of July 2014 07:31:55 PM
In today's open source roundup: Canonical releases an update to Ubuntu 14.04. Plus: The NY Times bashes open source for not making enough money, and a review of Deepin 2014.

What I Learned from Edward Snowden at the Hacker Conference

Friday 25th of July 2014 06:34:44 PM
It was 1 PM last Saturday and Edward Snowden was about to be televised. His audience was the crowd at the Hackers On Planet Earth conference, a group of people no one would ever mistake for attendees at a political convention. Amid the sea of black clothing were many unconventional fashion statements: purple bandanas and balloon pants, and tartan kilts, and white robes, and green hair.

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