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Cortex-A5 SBC offers mainline Linux support

Saturday 13th of September 2014 07:12:18 AM
Emtrion’s new SBC uses Atmel’s Cortex-A5-based ATSAMA5D36 SoC and offers HDMI, 2x Ethernet, a battery charger, -40 to 85°C operation, and draws less than 300mA.

Rising Angels: Reborn Available On Linux & It's Free

Saturday 13th of September 2014 06:24:58 AM
Rising Angels: Reborn is now available for free on Linux and promises to be an interesting sci-fi adventure.

Fully Automatic Wireless Hacking Station on Raspberry Pi

Saturday 13th of September 2014 05:37:38 AM
This article describes a working all-in-one standalone mobile wireless attack station that can perform Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) type attacks on clients automatically and without any internet access or other external connectivity or influence. Once running, the device will attempt to solicit connections from nearby wireless devices using airbase-ng. The software runs on a Raspberry Pi (or any sane Linux distribution) and is described for testing and research purposes.

Cassandra gets a clean up and speed up in release 2.1

Saturday 13th of September 2014 04:50:18 AM
Big Data users who swear by Cassandra should seriously consider upgrading to the new version.

Mirantis Releases OpenStack Express 2.0 with Icehouse Support

Saturday 13th of September 2014 04:02:58 AM
OpenStack cloud computing vendor Mirantis has released OpenStack Express 2.0, which features enterprise support for Icehouse and an application catalog, alongside other new functionality.

Why Linux sucks in 2014

Saturday 13th of September 2014 03:15:38 AM
In today's open source roundup: Bryan Lunduke points out the flaws of Linux in 2014. Plus: A week with the Ratpoison window manager, and five large organizations that use desktop Linux.

Get started using the GPIO pins in RasPi issue 2!

Saturday 13th of September 2014 02:28:18 AM
Ever wondered how you can actually use the GPIO pins on the Pi? We explain exactly what they are and how to use them. One of the things you may have noticed about the Raspberry Pi Model B+ is an increase in GPIO ports. These pins lining the side of the Raspberry Pi may be mysterious to some but they open up a world of physical interactions with the Raspberry Pi that you couldn’t do before.

Readers' Choice Awards--Nominate Your Apps & Gadgets Now!

Saturday 13th of September 2014 01:40:58 AM
The Readers' Choice issue is just around the corner, and we want togive everyone a chance to nominate their favorites before the vote.Have you stumbled across the most amazing game ever in 2014? Are youan Android developer that created the equivalent of digital slicedbread? Did you order a Linux-powered Borg implant on eBay, and thinkwe all should be assimilated?

Big Data Specialist MapR Updates Hadoop Distribution with Apache Drill

Saturday 13th of September 2014 12:53:38 AM
The newest version of MapR's Hadoop distribution features Apache Drill for simpler interfacing between NoSQL and SQL data, among other updates. Open source Big Data vendor MapR expanded the functionality of its Hadoop distribution this week with the announcement of MapR 4.0.1, whose headlining feature is Apache Drill 0.5 integration.

Dev boards run KitKat on quad-core Snapdragon 805

Saturday 13th of September 2014 12:06:18 AM
Intrinsyc debuted an SODIMM-style COM with up to 3GB RAM and 64GB flash, running Android 4.4 on a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805, and a Mini-ITX baseboard. If you’d like to design with the same high-powered ARM Cortex-A15 silicon found in the latest Android smartphones and tablets, Intrinsyc Technologies has the board combo for you. Like its Mobile Development Platform Tablet (MDP/T) reference design released earlier this year, the $219 Open-Q 8084 System-on-Module (SOM) and $449 Development Kit build on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. The Snapdragon 805 combines four Cortex-A15-like Krait 450 cores clocked at 2.5GHz with an Adreno 420 GPU claimed to be 40 percent faster than the previous Adreno 330.

What HP's Buyout of Eucalyptus Could Mean

Friday 12th of September 2014 11:18:58 PM
The acquisition of private cloud vendor Eucalyptus could either confuse HP's cloud strategy or consolidate its position. Time will tell.

Tundeep: Tunnelling through networks under pen testing

Friday 12th of September 2014 10:31:38 PM
Tundeep is a layer 2 VPN/injection tool that resides [almost] entirely in user space on the victim aside from the pcap requirement. This can be handled via a silent install however. The tool will build on Linux and Windows victims. Windows compilation is achieved using Cygwin. The attacker must be a Linux machine however as kernel TUN/TAP support is required.

Black Lab Linux 6 Beta 1 RELEASED

Friday 12th of September 2014 09:44:18 PM
Today we are pleased to release the Beta 1 release of Black Lab Linux 6. This release has been in planning over the last several months and while we have been slaving away over it we have introduced some unique features. With this release we changed the core system we have also changed our default desktop environment . Many of the core packages have remained the same and have been updated to newer versions.

Cloud security: We're asking the wrong questions

Friday 12th of September 2014 08:56:58 PM
In the wake of the celebrity photo breach, the media is humming with stories disparaging the safety of the cloud. Many longtime cloud critics are crowing, "I told you so!" and waiting for the world to go back to on-premises solutions only. News flash: 1) the cloud was never touted as being perfectly secure and 2) the cloud will continue to grow and grow. The number of servers in your physical environment will shrink over time. Security doesn't sell solutions -- features and pricing do. Features are cheaper in the cloud.

The iPhone 6 Is Actually A Lot Like A 2012 Android Phone

Friday 12th of September 2014 07:59:47 PM
Calm down, Apple fans. Your beloved iPhone 6 may not be all its cracked up to be. In fact, it's a lot like an Android phone ... from 2012.

Windows 9 Technical Preview Screenshots Leak: An Analysis (Part 1)

Friday 12th of September 2014 07:02:36 PM
Two German technology blogs have leaked screenshots of the upcoming Windows 9 Technical Preview, which is billed as build 9834. The shots depict the new Start menu, floating Modern app windows, a notification center, multiple desktop workspaces, a flat new design for the desktop, and many other changes that we've long expected.

Internet Slowdown Shifts Into High Gear

Friday 12th of September 2014 06:05:25 PM
Wednesday’s Internet Slowdown action generated just over 300,000 calls and nearly 2.2 million emails to Congress by Thursday afternoon. Facebook shares of the spinning “loading” icon topped 1.1 million. In addition, 722,364 filed comments Wednesday at the Federal Communications Commission, bringing the total number of comments since March 1 to 7.7 million.

OpenStack automation with cloud deployment tools

Friday 12th of September 2014 05:08:14 PM
In the cloud world, the mantra is "automate everything." It[he]#039[/he]s no surprise that as OpenStack expands its scope, automation projects are emerging within it. But, the variety and the sheer number of these projects is still surprising: there are over twenty!

Play Linux Is a Gaming OS That Wants to Stop People from Dual-Booting with Windows

Friday 12th of September 2014 04:11:03 PM
Play Linux, an operating system based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (Trusty Tahr) that focuses on gaming, has been released.

Replication and Clustering on OpenStack Trove - Implementation Details

Friday 12th of September 2014 03:13:52 PM
A deep dive into replication and clustering on OpenStack Trove, including all the implementation Detail. Post written by Amrith Kumar, a member of the Trove core team and CTO and Founder of Tesora.

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