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The top 100 free Android apps from Amazon

Friday 13th of February 2015 11:44:15 PM
In today's open source roundup: Download the top one hundred free Android apps from Amazon. Plus: Android 5.0 Lollipop crashes less than iOS 8, and is the Ubuntu Phone's hardware underpowered?

Graphics-rich EPIC SBC taps 5th Gen Core, expands flexibly

Friday 13th of February 2015 10:47:04 PM
Aaeon’s “EPIC-BDU7? SBC uses Intel’s 5th Gen Core processors, and offers multiple graphics, GbE, USB, and SATA ports, plus mini-PCIe and PCI-104 expansion. Aaeon’s EPIC-BDU7 single board computer uses the same old-school EPIC form factor adopted by its Atom-based EPC-CV1 board, but instead loads up with Intel’s brand new 5th Generation Core processors using the 14nm “Broadwell” architecture. Aaeon typically supports Linux on its SBCs, and although no OS support was listed, Linux should run on this board with no problem.

Hitachi Plans Pentaho Acquisition for IoT, Big Data Analytics Smarts

Friday 13th of February 2015 09:49:53 PM
Hitachi plans to acquire data analytics and business intelligence vendor Pentaho for at least $500M, the largest big data acquistion to date. What's big data analytics worth in monetary terms? Hitachi gave a clue this week with news that it intends to acquire business intelligence company Pentaho for a sum rumored to range between $500 million and $600 million.

US's 'Naughty List' Of Countries Whose Intellectual Property Rules We Don't Like Is A Joke That's No Longer Funny

Friday 13th of February 2015 08:52:42 PM
The clearest example of what a joke the 301 process is came two years ago, when CCIA tried to use the "process" behind the list to get Germany put on the list for attacking fair use. That actually seemed like a perfectly good use of the list, as Germany was trying to force search engines (mainly Google) to pay up for posting snippets of news and linking to them (a plan that it has continued to push). Here was a clear case of abusing copyright law to harm an American company. And the USTR totally ignored it. Because the Special 301 process is not about saner intellectual property laws. It's about making intellectual property maximalists happy. That's why some of those maximalists have even used the process to get countries declared naughty for merely using open source software.

HPL (High Performance Linpack): Benchmarking Raspberry PIs

Friday 13th of February 2015 07:55:31 PM
Benchmarking is the process of running some of the standard programs to evaluate the speed achieved by a system. There are a number of standard bechmarking programs and in this tutorial we benchmark the Linux system using a well known program called the HPL, also known as High Performance Linpack.

Cloud 5: Dissing private cloud, Hadoop in cloud, Shadow IT concerns

Friday 13th of February 2015 06:58:20 PM
This week, we look at Gartner dissing private clouds, Microsoft trying to buy some Silicon Valley startup love and Hadoop in the cloud.

14 Storage and Networking Pundits to Follow on Twitter

Friday 13th of February 2015 06:01:09 PM
Data storage, data centers, and networking are changing enterprise architecture as we know it. The best way to stay current is to connect with technologists who know what they’re talking about.

Upcoming Features of Fedora 22

Friday 13th of February 2015 05:03:58 PM
While Fedora 21 has been officially released on December 9, 2014, and users worldwide still enjoy the powerful operating system on their desktop or server computers, the time has come to look at the future and see what the forthcoming Fedora 22 release has prepared for its dedicated users.

Open Source Debate: Copyleft vs. Permissive Licenses

Friday 13th of February 2015 04:06:47 PM
Most discussions of free software licenses bore listeners. In fact, licenses are usually of such little interest that 85%of the projects on Github fail to have one.

Sisense, Simba Partner Around MongoDB NoSQL Business Analytics

Friday 13th of February 2015 03:09:36 PM
Sisense and Simba have partnered to integrate MongoDB, the open source, NoSQL database platform, into Sisense's business intelligence and data analytics suite. Hadoop has made lots of big data headlines by now. But in a reminder that it is only part of the open source big data story, Sisense and Simba partnered this week to deliver data analytics via MongoDB, the open source NoSQL platform, which is increasingly importance in production big data use.

Samsung Ad Injections Perfectly Illustrate Why I Want My 'Smart' TV To Be As Dumb As Possible

Friday 13th of February 2015 02:12:25 PM
Samsung has been doing a great job this week illustrating why consumers should want their televisions to be as dumb as technologically possible.

Introducing ePad - A text editor written in Elementary

Friday 13th of February 2015 01:15:14 PM
As of today my ePad source is nearing a 1.0.0 release and the goal of this post is to let folks outside of Bodhi know it exists and that it is ready for them to give it a try. ePad in its current form supports most all of the features you would expect from a text editor: Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, Redo, Find, Replace, and displaying Line Numbers. On top of these it also supports opening multiple files in the same application window.

Keurig Delivers DRM in a Cup

Friday 13th of February 2015 12:18:03 PM
Who would’ve thought it possible that digital rights management (DRM) would come to the coffee business? Well, it has. Believe it or not, Keurig now includes DRM on their coffee makers. Why? To keep users from using anything but Keurig coffee pods on their machines, of course. You know, just like the DRM used by some printer manufacturers to keep you coming back (and coming back) for their branded replacement ink cartridges instead of opting for the much cheaper store brand.

One name really stuck out - Zorin OS

Friday 13th of February 2015 11:20:52 AM
After finding plenty of top 5 to top 50 distro lists, one name really stuck out. Just the name.

Linux-powered quadcopter acts like a smart shuttlecock

Friday 13th of February 2015 10:23:41 AM
On Kickstarter, Zyro is pitching a “DroneBall” quadcopter that runs Linux on Gumstix COMs and acts like a smart aerial ball for multi-player games. The Zyro DroneBall doesn’t look like a ball — nor does it act like any ball you’ve ever seen that isn’t made of Flubber. The quadcopter can hover, zig, and zag within a virtual aerial arena, mimicking a hockey puck, soccer ball, or an Ultimate Frisbee disc, says Zyro. It can even take the role of an extra player on the field interacting with another DroneBall.

How to share files between computers over network with btsync

Friday 13th of February 2015 09:26:30 AM
If you are the type of person who uses several devices to work online, I'm sure you must be using, or at least wishing to use, a method for syncing files and directories among those devices. BitTorrent Sync, also known as btsync for short, is a cross-platform sync tool (freeware) which is powered by BitTorrent, the famous protocol for peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. Unlike classic BitTorrent clients, however, btsync encrypts traffic and grants access to shared files based on auto-generated keys across different operating system and device types.

Open source data-driven discovery at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Friday 13th of February 2015 08:29:19 AM
For anyone remotely interested in open source software within the earth and/or planetary sciences domain, the following article may prove somewhat an update of what is going on with the open source agenda within a part of the world's most advanced aeronautics and space administration, NASA.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown, With The Enemy Within Expansion Reviewed On Linux

Friday 13th of February 2015 07:32:08 AM
Feral Interactive have been great for Linux with their ports, and it's time we took a proper look at XCOM: Enemy Unknown. This has been played through with the expansion Enemy Within which I feel is an essential extra.

Rugged signage player runs Android on quad-core i.MX6

Friday 13th of February 2015 06:34:57 AM
AOpen’s rugged “MEP320? media player and signage device runs Android 4.2.2 on a 1GHz Freescale i.MX Quad, and offers a thin profile and dual HDMI ports.

Listen up! Its not all code and content

Friday 13th of February 2015 05:37:46 AM
Running communities around projects is all about getting the job done, and getting it done well. If you don't nurture a community, it won't grow and produce. Then, if you get that right but fail to maintain and organize things so that the people involved, your community, can continue to succeed and feel happy doing it, your project's growth and success won't last long.

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