Source: The first new smartwatch with Android Pay, the LG Watch Sport, will cost $349
After revealing late last week that LG's Watch Style will come in at $249, today we can confirm via one of our trusted sources that its bigger, LTE-enabled brother will cost $100 more. The LG Watch Sport will have an MSRP of $349 here in the US, though it is unclear if color or band options could raise that price for certain configurations.
Popular Android manufacturer OnePlus caught cheating in benchmark tests
A few years ago, many high-profile Android device makers were caught cheating in benchmark tests. The list of cheaters included HTC, LG, Samsung, and Sony, and these companies then had to take steps to prevent cheating in future phones. Well, it looks like some companies did not get that memo — or they just thought they would not be caught.
A new report indicates that popular Android smartphone maker OnePlus and other companies from China were recently caught boosting their benchmark scores to impress potential buyers.
Samsung is bringing an Android tablet to Mobile World Congress
The device is most likely the Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung's first Android tablet since the Tab S2 launched in 2015. Recent leaks claim that the device will have a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and a 9.6-inch, 2048×1536 display.
- Say goodbye to roaming charges (at least in the EU)
- How to install the latest Android beta on your Nexus or Pixel phone
I remember a while back there was a media player that could have a web interface in linux, almost want to say it was an audacious plugin or rhythmbox plugin.
The idea is to have music controlled remotely and sneds it out a sound card to an amp.
This isnt for streaming music to the workstations, but to control the music that plays over speakers in a room.submitted by /u/NightOfTheLivingHam
CoreOS Drives Container Management Forward with Tectonic 1.5
CoreOS is updating its flagship Tectonic platform with the new Tectonic 1.5 release, officially announced on Jan. 31. The new platform benefits from improvements in Kubernetes as well as innovations purpose-built by CoreOS.
Mesa 13.0.4 Released with RadeonSI and Intel ANV Vulkan Driver Improvements
Collabora's Emil Velikov is announcing today the immediate availability of the fourth maintenance update to the latest Mesa 13 stable series of the open-source graphics driver stack for Linux-based operating systems.
openSUSE Cloud Images are Ripe for Users
Cloud images for openSUSE Leap 42.2 are now available for Amazon Web Services (AWS EC2), Azure, Google Compute Engine and more cloud providers.
Last week, openSUSE Leap 42.2 cloud image became available in the AWS Marketplace and within the past few weeks cloud images for Azure, Google Compute Engine and OpenStack also became available.
My free software activities, January 2017
The debmans package I had so lovingly worked on last month is now officially abandoned. It turns out that another developer, Michael Stapelberg wrote his own implementation from scratch, called debiman.
- NT Concepts Gears Up for Google Earth Enterprise Open-Source Initiative
- Google to open source on-premises Earth Enterprise software
- Orange, Amdocs to trial AT&T ECOMP software platform in Poland
- Orange and Amdocs Set to Trial AT&T’s ECOMP Platform for SDN
Amazon’s deep learning engine is now an Apache project
Amazon Web Services has seemingly found open source religion over the past several months, including in the field of artificial intelligence. On Monday, the cloud computing arm of Amazon announced that MXNet, its framework of choice for building deep learning systems, has been accepted into the Apache Incubator program.
MXNet, a Deep Learning Tool, Joins Apache's Incubator
The Apache Software Foundation, which incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, has a long history of bringing development and resources to meaningful open source projects. In recent times, the foundation has been focusing on advancing open big data projects, as we covered here.
Now, MXNet, Amazon Web Services’ well-known deep learning framework, has been accepted to the Apache Incubator. Joining the incubator is the first step necessary for the project to officially become part of the Apache Software Foundation. It should bring many resources to this promising, open tool.
OSI Board of Directors Call for Nominations
The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is pleased to announce our 2017 election and seeks your nominations for candidates to serve on the OSI Board of Directors. This year, 2017, three (3) Individual Members seats are open, and one (1) Affiliate Member seat.
- Facebook Delegated Recovery Protocol Offers New Password Reset Option
- IKEA To Launch 'Open Source' Furniture
- X2CRM Introduces Location Marketing into Its Open-Source CRM Platform
- Deciso Releases OPNsense 17.1 'Eclectic Eagle', its open source security platform
- New open-source framework Fission available, build web apps with Tandem Code, and Android Nougat’s developer public beta
Open source textbooks can ease students’ financial strains
Open textbooks would be an alternative to physical textbooks that are much less expensive or even free. Open textbooks are online textbooks licensed through an open copyright license and posted online by authors.
D-Wave’s Quantum Software Goes Open Source, Now Anyone Can Develop Programs for Quantum Computers
If you ever wanted to have a look and see what quantum computing is really all about then now is a great time to check it out. Because there’s such a mad rush for scientists to get to the end of this quantum computing race, there’s a wealth of information on the subject just oozing out of the net, waiting for people to grab hold of and make use of.
D-Wave open sources software tool to build foundation for a quantum computing community
Quantum computing is complicated. Even when the technology works, there are only so many people who are even aware it’s a thing. (It is a thing: feel free to peruse our previous look at D-Wave’s tech and how it works, from the inside out).
Cortex-M23 / Cortex-M33 Support Added To LLVM
The LLVM compiler infrastructure now has official support for two more ARM processors.
The Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 are now both supported by the LLVM compiler stack this morning.
Linux Journal February 2017
It doesn't take more than a glance at the current headlines to see data security is a vital part of almost everything we do. Whether it's concern over election hacking or user accounts being publicized after a website compromise, our data integrity is more important than ever. Although there's little we can do individually to stop hackers from attacking websites we don't personally control, we always can be more conscious of how we manage our data and credentials for our own accounts. As is becoming more and more common, this month, we look at a lot of security issues.
Latest Ubuntu Update Includes OpenSSL Fixes
Ubuntu users are being urged to update their operating systems to address a handful of recently patched OpenSSL vulnerabilities which affect Ubuntu and its derivatives.
Developers with Canonical, the company that oversees the Linux distribution, announced the updates on Tuesday, encouraging users to install the latest OpenSSL package versions depending on which distribution they’re running.
tito 0.6.10 was tagged and built this morning, brought to you almost entirely by the newest tito committer skuznets.
Latest Shotwell Releases Enable HTTPS Encryption, Change Your Passwords Now
Shotwell maintainer Jens Georg announced earlier the availability of two new maintenance versions of the open-source Shotwell image viewer and organizer application for GNU/Linux operating systems.
Shotwell 0.24.5 and 0.25.4 are now available for download, and it looks like the only change is the use of consistent HTTPS (Secure HTTP) encryption for all the included publishing plugins. This will make sure that your connections to various publishing services supported by the application are kept secure at all time and no one will be able to intercept it and stole your credentials.
Vivaldi 1.7 Is Just Around the Corner, Lets You Share Things More Efficiently
The development cycle of the Vivaldi 1.7 web browser is nearing completion, and Ruarí Ødegaard is today informing us about the availability of a new snapshot that addresses several regressions and implements a couple of new features.
The Vivaldi developer working on the Linux port of the Chromium-based web browser is reporting that the team is closing in on the final Vivaldi 1.7, and Vivaldi Browser Snapshot 1.7.735.27 is here to focuses on addressing the most important and critical regressions to offer users a polished, stable, and reliable release.
Comodo extends endpoint protection to Mac and Linux
Businesses are increasingly aware of the need to protect their endpoint systems. However, they tend to concentrate most of their efforts on Windows which can leave other platforms vulnerable.
You Can Now Install Snap Apps on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Yup, you read that right: Ubuntu 14.04, aka the Trusty Tahr, aka the LTS before the most recent LTS.
While most people reading this post will be doing so from a more recent version of Ubuntu than Trusty, the arrival of Snapd in the Trusty archives means even more folks can fool around with the new software deployment and package management system.
Chrome/Chromium's EXO Now Supports Hardware Cursors
Thanks to David Reveman, there is now hardware cursor support for EXO.
Bigger, better LibreOffice 5.3 released for the cloud
The latest version of LibreOffice is out now for Linux, macOS, Windows, and, at long last, the cloud.
LibreOffice 5.3 Released, Called ‘Most Feature-Rich Release’ Ever
LibreOffice 5.3 is now available to download, and The Document Foundation is calling it 'one of the most feature-rich releases in the history of the application'!
Simple Menu Launcher Is The KDE App Launcher I’ve Been Dreaming Of
I’ve recently started using KDE Plasma again after several years of only poking around in GNOME-based desktops, e.g. Unity, Budgie, Cinnamon, etc.
While I wouldn’t say I’m fully orientated in K Desktop Environment land just yet I am enjoying the learning curve; playing with a desktop environment as configurable as Plasma is actually rather fun, and encountering quirks and new different workflows is a constructive challenge, making me think about why I ‘prefer’ to do things in certain ways.