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Kodi media player turns 15 with Isengard release

Sunday 2nd of August 2015 01:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: The XBMC Foundation's Team Kodi last week released version 15 of its popular, open source Kodi media player and home theater framework.

Build your own NAS with OpenMediaVault

Sunday 2nd of August 2015 01:00:00 AM

 HowToForge: OpenMediaVault is a Debian based special purpose Linux Distribution to build a Network Attached Storage (NAS) System.

An open source mapping primer

Saturday 1st of August 2015 09:00:00 PM

 opensource.com:  Gordon Haff offers an overview of tools you can use to visualize open data sets and map the world around you.

Install Elastix Unified Communication Server

Saturday 1st of August 2015 05:00:00 PM

 Unixmen: Elastix is an unified communications server software that brings together IP PBX, email, IM, faxing and collaboration functionality

Django Models and Migrations

Saturday 1st of August 2015 01:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: When a request comes in to a Django application, the application's URL patterns determine which view method will be invoked.

Zorin OS, consider me a Linux fan for life

Saturday 1st of August 2015 06:00:00 AM

 DarkDuck: While I come across the "old guard" wanting to cling to XP for dear life as it drifts into the sunset and becomes even more prone to virus, malware and spyware attacks, consider me a Linux fan for life.

GitHub Raises $250M Series B Round To Take Risks

Saturday 1st of August 2015 02:00:00 AM

TechCrunch: The company, which was founded back in 2008, has now taken a total of $350 million in outside funding.

Teach coding with games: a review of Codewars and CodeCombat

Friday 31st of July 2015 10:00:00 PM

 opensource.com: Teacher Horst Jens tests and reviews to learn-to-code sites: CodeCombat and Codewars.

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GNOME Developers Discuss Codenames, GNOME 3.18 Might be Dubbed "Gothenburg"

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Intel invests $60 million in drone venture

Intel is investing $60 million in UAV firm Yuneec, whose prosumer “Typhoon” drones use Android-based controllers. Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich and Yuneec International CEO Tian Yu took to YouTube to announce an Intel investment of more than $60 million in the Hong Kong based company to help develop drone technology. No more details were provided except for Krzanich’s claim that “We’ve got drones on our road map that are going to truly change the world and revolutionize the industry.” One possibility is that Intel plans to equip the drones with its RealSense 3D cameras (see farther below). Read more