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DA223 HQL: Acer’s all-in-one Android PC has a Snapdragon 600 inside

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The DA223 HQL is the newest Android all-in-one computer announced at the just-concluded 2014 edition of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Homemade Raspberry Pi tablet, PiPad, with wood finish and Linux OS will set your sweet tooth tingling

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Meet the Raspberry Pi tablet, named PiPad by its owner and creator Michael Castor.

The tablet was built by maker-enthusiast Castor as a Maker Faire project. He used a 12V, 10-inch touchscreen with a 5V HDMI to LVDS adapter, since the Raspberry Pi runs off 5V. He also managed to squeeze in a 10,000mAh battery that gives a good six hours of use.

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Steam Dev Days show plan for Valve-owned future, and Microsoft should be terrified

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It's also another data point that suggests 2014 could be a big year for virtual reality. Developers have put out games and demos that operate in virtual reality since the release of the Oculus Rift development kit, but there are few tools available to launch each game without taking off the headset and interacting with a standard screen. User interface, the place you spend your time between games, is an unsolved problem.

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Canonical posts a $21 million loss – is Ubuntu’s future doomed?

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The financial result for the Ubuntu maker is out. The company posted a loss of $21.3 million in fiscal year 2013, a straight fall of $10.2 million from the loss posted in fiscal year 2012, which was $11.1 million. The revenue earned in 2013 however, was $65.7 million, up from $56.8 million reported a year earlier.

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What I Saw on the CES Show Floor: Your Work on Display

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From 3D printers to drones, phones, tablets, TVs and even crockpots, Linux is running almost everything on display on the CES show floor. One of my favorite picks is Makerbot. These Linux-based 3D printers are creating everything from mechanical hands to clothing to dinosaur skulls. Originally introduced at SXSW with the founders hanging out in bars around Austin making shot glasses with their printers, this company was white hot this week at CES. It introduced three new printers, a digital store that is being referred to as the iTunes of 3D printing and a variety of new apps. All built on Linux.

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Non-Linux FOSS: Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray)

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Back in the mid-1990s, a college friend (hi Russ!) and I would put our old 8088 computers to work rendering ray-traced images for days—literally. The end result would be, by today's standards, incredibly low resolution and not terribly interesting. Still, the thought of a computer system creating realistic photos from nothing more than math equations was fascinating. As you probably already guessed, Russ and I weren't terribly popular.

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Red Hat Academy Expands Training, Includes OpenStack Coursework

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While many people are familiar with Red Hat's experience and expertise at providing support for open source software, the company has also been diving deeper into training and education. As just one example, the company recently announced its Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service and expanded training in support of its OpenStack technology.

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Linux.conf.au, Linux Darling, and More Linux List

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What an exciting day in my Linux newsfeeds. First up are three new Linux lists that enumerate things like the top five distributions that need love and six great Linux systems for netbooks. I've seen several posts lately speaking of the new activity at the Darling Project recently. Jim Zemlin shares CES Linux highlights today and Chris Duckett catches us up on Linux.conf.au 2014.

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CyanogenMod launches new Gallery App

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The CyanogenMod team is trying to fix the ‘AOSP Gallery shipping with CM’ by replacing it with their own new gallery app called GalleryNext. The app is currently in beta and available for testing. But it does offer cloud service integration with Flickr, Picasa, Google+, Facebook and Dropbox for photos.

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Linux Mint 16: No Surprises, but Plenty of Solid Improvements

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Linux Mint 16, also known as "Petra," is a very solid release that fixes a lot of annoying traits left behind in previous versions.

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