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Mobile Safety Accessories unveiled an Android 4.2 rear-view mirror touchscreen with WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, backup and DVR cameras, and Google Play support. The NavMirror II follows an earlier Windows CE-based NavMirror rear-view display from Michigan-based Mobile Safety Accessories, which specializes in automotive rearview safety accessories.
Apple's OS X operating system was the most vulnerable in 2014, according to a new report by the US National Vulnerability Database (NVD).
The Symple PC, a planet-friendly computer that ships with Canonical's open source Ubuntu Linux OS and costs only $89, is now on sale.
Finally I had enough free time to get Kde Plasma on my Arch Linux workstation.Installation was pretty easy but...
In today's open source roundup: The Ubuntu Phone and its chances for success. Plus: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.5.0 released, and Lenovo sued because of Superfish adware.
One analyst suggested in a Tweet Storm today that the only cloud that mattered is public cloud and the rest is basically a garbage bin set of terms to please the markets. I can't totally disagree, but I also know a hybrid mix of public and private computing is going to exist for a long time to come.
But it gets worse. Filippo Valsorda has shown that you didn't even need to crack Komodia's weak password to launch a man-in-the-middle attack, but its SSL validation is broken, such that even if Komodia's proxy client sees an invalid certificate, it just makes it valid. Seriously.
F&S Elektronik Systeme debuted a COM based on Freescale’s new MCU-enabled “i.MX 6SoloX” SoC, and offering dual GbE, multimedia, serial, and PCIe interfaces. The Efus A9X is based on F&S’s existing i.MX 6-based Efus A9 module, its first computer-on-module to use the company’s 62 x 47mm Efus form-factor. The company’s new Efus A9X COM, in turn, builds upon Freescale’s new i.MX 6SoloX system-on-chip, which integrates a single Cortex-A9 core, much like the i.MX 6Solo, but supplements it with a 200MHz ARM Cortex-M4 MCU.
The Linux 3.x kernel family first officially debuted on July 22, 2011. Linux 3.0 was the first major version change for Linux since the 2.6 kernel debuted in December of 2003. While Linux 2.6 was a major milestone that signified a break with the past, Linux 3.0 really was just the renumbered Linux 2.6.40 kernel. In the same manner the Linux 4.0 kernel is the continuation of Linux 3.x and is the renamed Linux.320.
Knowledgeroot is a knowledgebase system. You have a tree to structure your content and your files. You can edit your content with your choice of two great WYSIWYG editors, tinymce or fckeditor. Both editors allow you to upload or link to images to include in your content.You can make all content public in knowledgeroot or you can set rights to each tree element or content. So you can decide how to use knowledgeroot, like an open wiki system or a closed system. Used as a closed system, the rights management feature can be used to provide a multi-user publishing model.
Google won't confirm it, but it's clear that there's a new version of the Chromebook Pixel on its way.
Linux Mint Debian Edition is a distribution built on Debian rather than Ubuntu and it's been in the works for quite some time. It's still under development and it's not really a surprise that the devs are getting much closer to their goal.
With the launch of Unreal Engine 4.7, Epic Games has added the ability to export to HTML5 as a regular part of their Windows binary engine releases.
Logwatch is a system log analyzer and reporter. This tutorial covers the installation of Logwtach and explains various config options incl. reporting of notable log events by email.
We are happy to announce that the first revision of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0, also known as 'Nestor', is available now. Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0r1 ships with GNOME Shell 3.12.2 and an updated kernel based on Linux 3.14.32. This version merges all security and bug-fix updates into an updated ISO image. Key features of version 7.0: modernized kernel build system, enhanced live boot system and installer to support UEFI based environments, built on top of the rock-solid Debian GNU/Linux 'Wheezy' (7.0) platform. Highlights: X.Org Server 1.14.7, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel (Firefox) 35.0.1, GParted 0.12.1, Empathy 3.12.7, LibreOffice 3.5.4, VirtualBox 4.3.18
This morning I awoke to a veritable armageddon of news regarding a new piece of Android malware hell-bent on stealing all of your secrets, your identity, recording all of your actions, taking video, and probably even stealing your unborn children. That malware has been labeled PowerOffHijack (or Shutdown Hijack in some circles). It was discovered by AVG and, in theory, could be very nasty. That theory, however, would be hard to apply in most situations.
By now, most of you have likely heard about the new Ubuntu phone selling out fairly quickly after its release. In a crowded mobile market, any new entries to the smart phone operating system space must find their niche fairly quickly. We've seen how failing to address this can lead to mediocre results with Windows Phones.
Computers are incredible tools that let users doing amazing things, but sometimes things go wrong. The problem could be as small as accidentally deleting files or forgetting a password—and as major as having an operating system rendered non-bootable by file system corruption. Or, worst case scenario, a hard drive dying completely. In each of these cases, and many more like them, there are specialized tools that can aid you in fixing problems with a computer or help you be prepared for when something bad does happen.read more
First tutorial in a series about getting started with Python EFL development.
I recently attended a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshop at a regional education center in New York State. It was great to be surrounded by educators who were there to learn about ways to engage students in acquiring STEM skills. One of the activities was building a robot using the Hummingbird kit from BirdBrain Technologies.read more