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  • Mini-ITX Single Board Computer w/ Tiger Lake processors, quad display, PCIe x4 and dual GbE ports produced by ICP

    The KINO-TGL is equipped with 11th Gen Intel Core Processors (Tiger Lake), 64GB of DDR4 RAM, quadruple display, and abundant expansion slots including PCIe x4 and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth support.

    The KINO-TGL offers four processor configurations. There are three board variations which integrate Intel Tiger Lake processors (i3, i5 and i7), and there is one low-cost version which incorporates the Intel Celeron 6305 (up to 1.8GHz).

  • iCESugar-nano is a $19 iCE40LP1k FPGA board with 3x PMOD connectors - CNX Software

    Muse Lab’s iCESugar-nano is a tiny FPGA board based on Lattice Semi iCE40LP1K-CM36 programmable via its USB-C port through on-board iCELink debugger, and exposing I/Os for three standard PMOD connectors.

    The board is fully supported by Yosys open-source toolchain ( Yosys+ nextpnr + IceStorm), and the onboard debugger supports drag-and-drop programming so that you can just drag the FPGA bitstream into the virtual disk to program it through a USB Type-C cable.

  • Ubuntu Blog: Hybrid Cloud Dominates and Security Tops the To-Do List in Canonical’s 2022 Kubernetes and Cloud Native Operations Survey

    Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu, today released data from a new global survey revealing the goals, benefits, and challenges of cloud-native technologies. The second annual Kubernetes and Cloud Native Operations report has surveyed more than 1,300 IT professionals over the last year about their usage of Kubernetes, bare metal, VMs, containers, and serverless applications. The report also includes insights gathered by Canonical from experts at AWS, Google, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), Microsoft, WeaveWorks, and others.

    [...]

    Nearly 50% of respondents reported that lack of in-house skills and limited manpower were the biggest challenges when migrating to or using Kubernetes and containers.

  • IO schedulers fix for Linux kernel

    I have fallen behind here. Unknown to me, those schedulers have been deprecated for the last couple of years, and now completely gone from the kernel.

    What kernel version did this happen? How long have I been running Easy with "[none]" I/O scheduling? Haven't noticed any performance degradation.

  • Redshift fixed in Easy Bookworm

    An old problem has come back to haunt us. Debian Bookworm has redshift package version 1.12, which is broken. Or rather, the CLI utility is broken. Version 1.11 works.

    The systray has a screen brightness and colour tinting applet, that is a GUI for the redshift CLI utility.

  • Windows admins frustrated by Quick Assist moving to Microsoft Store

    Windows admins have been expressing their dismay at Microsoft's decision to move the Quick Assist remote assistance tool to the Microsoft Store.

  • Warble – word-guessing game

    You may have heard about Wordle, a simple online game that went viral over the past few months. Wordle was created by Josh Wardle who sold it to the New York Times.

    Wordle is reminiscent of the late 80’s game show Lingo.

    Fancy playing Wordle on your desktop? Warble is inspired by (and not affiliated with) by Wordle. It differs from Warble in a few respects, notably that you’re not limited to one puzzle a day.

    Warble is written in Vala and Gtk.

  • Godot Engine - Announcing GoGodotJam 3!

    It's time for 2022's first GoGodotJam!

    GoGodotJam is a Festival that celebrates Godot's Awesome Community. Join them in live events with tutorials, workshops, interviews and more - all culminating with a Game Jam.

Kali Linux 2022.2 Comes with the Latest GNOME and KDE Desktop...

  • Kali Linux 2022.2 Comes with the Latest GNOME and KDE Desktop Environments

    This year’s second Kali Linux update, 2022.2, brings the latest GNOME 42 and KDE Plasma 5.24 desktop environments and many other improvements.

    Kali Linux is a popular operating system designed for security professionals and Linux enthusiasts. It is a Debian-based distribution developed, funded, and maintained by Offensive Security.

    Following the February release of version 2022.1, the new Kali Linux 2022.2 update significantly improves the user experience for all fans of this security-oriented Linux distribution.

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  • Introducing ESP32-C5: Espressif’s first Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 MCU

    ESP32-C5 packs a dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) radio, along with the 802.11b/g/n standard for backward compatibility. The Wi-Fi 6 support is optimised for IoT devices, as the SoC supports a 20MHz bandwidth for the 802.11ax mode, and a 20/40MHz bandwidth for the 802.11b/g/n mode.

  • Compulab’s new IoT gateway is based on NXP’s i.MX.8M processor and runs on Linux, MS Azure IoT and Node RED [Ed: Compulab should shun spyware from Microsoft. Bad neighbourhood.]

    The IOT-GATE-IMX8PLUS is an IoT gateway made by Compulab that is based on the NXP i.MX.8M Plus System on Chip (SoC) for commercial or industrial applications. The device features dual GbE ports, Wi-Fi6/BLE 5.3 support, LTE 4G, GPS and many optional peripherals.

    Compulab’s new IoT gateway provides support for two processor models, the C1800Q and the C1800QM. Both come with a real time processor but only the C1800QM includes the AI/ML Neural Processing Unit. 

  • Want A Break From Hardware Hacking? Try Bitburner

    If you ever mention to a normal person that you’re a hacker, and they might ask you if you can do something nefarious. The media has unfortunately changed the meaning of the word so that most people think hackers are lawless computer geniuses instead of us simple folk who are probably only breaking the laws meant to prevent you from repairing your own electronics. However, if you want a break, you can fully embrace the Hollywood hacker stereotype with Bitburner. Since it is all online, you don’t even have to dig out your hoodie.