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Story Linux 3.17-rc3 Rianne Schestowitz 01/09/2014 - 3:21am
Story Revisiting How We Put Together Linux Systems Rianne Schestowitz 01/09/2014 - 2:24am
Story See How Your Linux System Performs Against The Latest Intel/AMD CPUs Rianne Schestowitz 01/09/2014 - 12:38am
Story Linux has run out of time - I looked into the trap, Jim Rianne Schestowitz 01/09/2014 - 12:33am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 31/08/2014 - 8:51pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10's Lack Of X.Org Server 1.16 Gets Blamed On AMD Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2014 - 8:50pm
Story The state of Android updates: Who’s fast, who’s slow, and why Roy Schestowitz 31/08/2014 - 8:19pm
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Story Low-Spec Hardware? Try these Desktop Environments Rianne Schestowitz 31/08/2014 - 6:34pm
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3 open source alternatives to Office 365

It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device. The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning. If that happens to you, you lose what's yours. So what's an open source advocate who wants to work with web applications to do? You turn to an open source alternative, of course. Let's take a look at three of them. Read more

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

SeedStudio’s hackable, $49 and up “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The ReSpeaker went live on Kickstarter today and has already reached 95 percent of its $40,000 funding goal with 29 days remaining. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice interface that allows us to hack things around us, just using our voices.” While it can be used as an Internet media player or a voice-activated IoT hub — especially when integrated with Seeed’s Wio Link IoT board — it’s designed to be paired with individual devices. For example, the campaign’s video shows the ReSpeaker being tucked inside a teddy bear or toy robot, or attached to plant, enabling voice control and voice synthesis. Yes, the plant actually asks to be watered. Read more

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