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Android eyewear uses Qualcomm VR platform

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Android

ODG’s “R-7 Glasses” eyewear features augmented reality features based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 SoC and Android-based Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear.

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7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Ubuntu

With Ubuntu 14.10 bringing various updates to the packaged desktop environments along with updated open-source graphics drivers, here's our per-cycle usual tests of the popular Linux desktops while looking at their impact on the Linux gaming performance.

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Wayland & Weston 1.6 Released

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Graphics/Benchmarks

The latest quarterly update to Wayland and its Weston compositor are now available! Wayland/Weston 1.6.0 is another important milestone now crossed in delivering a next-generation Linux display experience.

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Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella XFCE Edition : Video Review and Screenshots

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GNU
Linux
Reviews

Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella XFCE Edition is the latest version of manjaro linux distribution with XFCE desktop environment. Manjaro Linux is a fast, user-friendly, desktop-oriented operating system based on Arch Linux. Key features include intuitive installation process, automatic hardware detection, stable rolling-release model, ability to install multiple kernels, special Bash scripts for managing graphics drivers and extensive desktop configurability.

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Understanding and Using Systemd

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Linux

Like it or not, systemd is here to stay, so we might as well know what to do with it.

systemd is controversial for several reasons: It's a replacement for something that a lot of Linux users don't think needs to be replaced, and the antics of the systemd developers have not won hearts and minds. But rather the opposite, as evidenced in this famous LKML thread where Linus Torvalds banned systemd dev Kay Sievers from the Linux kernel.

It's tempting to let personalities get in the way. As fun as it is to rant and rail and emit colorful epithets, it's beside the point. For lo so many years Linux was content with SysVInit and BSD init. Then came add-on service managers like the service and chkconfig commands. Which were supposed to make service management easier, but for me were just more things to learn that didn't make the tasks any easier, but rather more cluttery.

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Google is making encryption standard in the next version of Android

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Android
Security

Less than a day after Apple detailed new efforts in user privacy for its products, Google now says it plans to encrypt user data on all Android devices. Speaking to The Washington Post, Google says data encryption will now be a part of the activation process instead of an optional feature. The end result is that whatever data is stored on that device, be it a phone or tablet, will be inaccessible unless the person has the correct password.

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Samsung to Launch Tizen based Smartphone in India in November 2014

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Linux

It looks like a Tizen Smartphone launch in India is on the cards, and the launch date is November 2014 for our Linux based friend. Samsung believe that they can use content to differentiate themselves from the competition, enabling them to maintain their lead in the Indian Smartphone market. We are not expecting the launch of the Samsung Z at this point, but more likely the budget Tizen Samsung SM-Z130E or SM-Z130H.

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NVIDIA 343.22 Linux Driver Brings Support for GTX 970 and GTX 980

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Linux

NVIDIA has released a new Linux driver for its products and the developers have added support for the latest GPUs that were just announced.

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Linus Torvalds and others on Linux's systemd

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Linux

If you're not a Linux or Unix developer, you've never heard of systemd, the new Linux-specific system and service manager. In Linux developer circles, however, nothing else ticks off many programmers more than this replacement for the Unix and Linux's traditional sysvinit daemon...

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Samsung launches the Industry’s first 28-Megapixel APS-C CMOS Image Sensor – S5KVB2

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Linux
Hardware

Samsung, with the launch of the Tizen Samsung NX1 Smart Camera, has introduced a new 28 megapixel (MP) APS-C CMOS image sensor for digital cameras, which is said to offer superior light absorption thanks to the back-side illuminated (BSI) pixel technology and 65-nanometer (nm) low-power copper process.

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Samsung show off Tizen TV running on a Commercially available TV

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Linux

Samsung Electronics showed off the very first Tizen-OS based smart TVs at Samsung Open Source Conference held at the Grand Inter-continental Hotel in Samsung-dong, Seoul. The reveal was shown as part of the ‘Overview on Tizen TV Architecture’ session.

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Hey, Android Users, Don't Buy the New iPhones

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Android
Mac

Tim Cook wasn’t kidding when he said the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the best iPhones ever. The new phones have bigger screens, run an operating system that allows users to customize their experiences in an increasing variety of ways, and even incorporate different kinds of keyboards. If you’re an iPhone user, there is no good reason to bat your eyes at fancy Android (GOOG) phones anymore.

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Breaking: Native Netflix support coming to Linux

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GNU
Linux

Netflix is one of those few sore spots for Linux, thought technically it’s not that difficult to run Netflix on a Linux box, but it’s still challenging for an average user. We have good news for you.

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Open source mobile innovation improves Atul's competitiveness

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OSS

Understanding the importance of mobility, the IT team at Atul realized that access to ERP applications on mobile devices could greatly enhance business capabilities and insights. The team aspired to enable its sales team to punch in orders directly from their smartphones into the ERP. However, after prospecting various solutions available in the market – it was inferred that mobile integration was an expensive and complex proposition. The solution costs were in the range of Rs 40-50 lakh in addition to the database license costs which seemed to be prohibitive for Atul.

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How open source can help governments deliver service transformation - Red Hat

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Red Hat
OSS

An open source approach enables government IT to be interoperable and customised to suit local needs, according to Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Red Hat.

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Red Hat to acquire VC-backed FeedHenry

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Red Hat

Red Hat has agreed to buy FeedHenry, an enterprise mobile application platform provider, for about 63.5 million euros in cash. FeedHenry’s backers include Intel Capital, ACT Venture Capital, Kernel Capital, VMware and Enterprise Ireland.

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Also: Red Hat to Acquire FeedHenry, Adds Enterprise Mobile Application Platform

Linux distributor Red Hat's revenue rises 19 pct

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Red Hat

Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, reported a 19 percent increase in quarterly revenue, helped by strong subscription growth.

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Also: Linux distributor Red Hat forecasts revenue below Street

Ubuntu for smartphones hits RTM (release to manufacturing) stage

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Ubuntu

The first smartphones to run Ubuntu software could ship later this year, and they’re expected to sell for between $200 and $400.

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Rugged mini-PC runs Android on Via’s Cortex-A9 SoC

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Android

Via debuted a rugged fanless low-power Android mini-PC based on Via’s dual-core Cortex-A9 Elite E1000 SoC, and offering mini-PCIe, mSATA, HDMI, and GbE I/O.

Via designed the “Artigo A900″ mini-PC for use in Android-based interactive kiosks, home automation devices, signage, and other HMI solutions. The 125 x 125 x 30mm mini-PC can be configured to “blend locally-captured real-time video streams with cloud-delivered content to create visually-compelling interactive displays for retail, banking, museums, and other environments,” says Via Technologies. The device can integrate peripherals including sensors, cameras, ticket printers, and barcode and fingerprint scanners, adds the company.

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Newest Androids will join iPhones in offering default encryption, blocking police

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Android
Google
Mac

The next generation of Google’s Android operating system, due for release next month, will encrypt data by default for the first time, the company said Thursday, raising yet another barrier to police gaining access to the troves of personal data typically kept on smartphones.

Android has offered optional encryption on some devices since 2011, but security experts say few users have known how to turn on the feature. Now Google is designing the activation procedures for new Android devices so that encryption happens automatically; only somebody who enters a device's password will be able to see the pictures, videos and communications stored on those smartphones.

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