Surf the Internet securely with your very own portable WiFi VPN/TOR router. You can configure a Raspberry Pi with Linux and some extra software to connect to a VPN server of your choice. The VPN connection encrypts your internet traffic so that hackers and spies can’t figure out what web sites you are visiting, and the web sites you are visiting can’t tell which computer you are surfing from.
The router is small and portable, so you can plug it in anywhere, adding secure internet browsing to any occasion, from your room to the café. You can even connect WiFi devices that don’t support VPN, like your Chromecast or Pebl.
I'm going to be honest, I've never even heard of this game before, but multitude of awards speak for how good it is. We are getting a revamped version with more content, and going by the trailer we really are in for a treat. The visuals are beautiful, and it looks amazingly action-packed. I can't wait to give this a crack!
Steam Machines could be the PC that time passed by. These small computers, designed for streaming games in your living room, were intended as an alternative platform for gamers during the dark years of Windows 8. But what actually happened—or rather, didn't happen—with Steam Machines makes their future uncertain.
Pro tip: Find tons of open-source Android software with F-Droid
If you're looking for truly open-source software for the Android platform, you don't have to do a ton of searching or check through licenses from within the Google Play Store. All you have to do is download a simple tool called F-Droid. With this tool, you can download and install apps (from quite a large listing) as easily as you can from the Google Play Store.
You won't, however, find F-Droid in the Google Play Store. Instead, you have to download the .apk file and install it manually. Once it's installed, the rest is just a matter of searching for an app and tapping to install.
Librem 15 Linux Laptop Set To Close At Around $400k USD
The manufacturing goal was $250k USD and thanks to the extension they're now set to close the campaign at the end of today at around $400k. With the extra funds, they're planning to add hardware kill switches for the microphone/camera and for all RF/WiFI/Bluetooth adapters. Those behind the project are also looking at replacing the HDMI port with two mini Thunderbolt ports.
If You Like the Terminal, You Will Love the Terminal-Only Alpine Linux OS
Security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution Alpine Linux is based on based on musl libc and Busybox, which make up the terminal, has been upgraded once more and is now available for download.
Android Wear just got very, very smart
Google's Android Wear software just got smart - very smart - simply because it integrates Google Now top to bottom. With an update to Google Now comes an update to Android Wear, and what we're seeing today is an explosive update that'll make the suggestions for directions and sports scores you've been getting so far seem like drops in a barrel of friendly, and I daresay helpful, updates from apps of all kinds. Everything from eBay auction updates to the ability to "Download Venice" - all on your wrist, very soon.
Linux is now also a gaming platform, so naturally, people will want to record their gaming sessions. This is not easily done on Linux, but there are some ways to do it. SimpleScreenRecorder is probably the best of them, but the competition is getting fierce.
Calibre is an eBook reader, converter, and editor, just to pinpoint some of the major features of the application. A new update has been released for it and the developer has made a number small improvements to the app.
There are almost three years since Google Drive launched and we have yet to see an official client for Linux. While there are various unofficial clients, none of them is perfect, with Insync probably being the best option, but it costs $15 per Google account and not everybody wants to pay for something Google is offering for free on Windows, Mac and mobile.
Google Drive has unofficial clients available for Linux, but there hasn't been an official one released by Google. That may be about to change as a couple of screenshots have leaked, according to WebUpd8.
To complicate things I got two tips via e-mail, one from Rashid and one from Lewis, mentioning gmail-attachment-downloader. I like to check things before I add them to the list, and at first glance it looked like a simple python script that scrapes through attachments in your account, and gives you a local copy.
The man behind the Opera browser has created a new one, he says, because power users are poorly served. The new Vivaldi browser launched today in a "Technical Preview" form, with customisation and speed taking it in a different direction to the mainstream, where minimalism rules the day.