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TuxMachines: New Chips Give Linux a Hand in Wearables

Saturday 4th of June 2016 05:03:03 PM

Aside from the Tizen-based Samsung Gear S2, and a dozen or so Android-based Android Wear watches, Linux has been something of a no-show in the smartwatch market. Most lower-end watches skip the overhead of Linux in favor of simpler RTOS-based devices running on MCUs.

Yet Linux got a boost into wearables this week when Qualcomm, whose Snapdragon chips fuel most Android Wear watches, announced a Snapdragon Wear 1100 system-on-chip for lower-end smartwatches and wearables. The 28nm-fabricated SoC is built around a single Cortex-A7 core that can be clocked to 1.2GHz.

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Reddit: Using Firefox on Linux - Why is Gmail Notifying Me That I've Logged In with Chrome?

Saturday 4th of June 2016 04:55:44 PM

New Linux Mint install, and logging into Gmail for the first time with latest Firefox version (46). Anyone know why Gmail would sent me an email notifying me that a new login from Chrome occurred with that same email address and time?

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Is Linux Firefox using some Chrome backend functionality by default? If so, what else is Google using that Chrome hook for (if anything)? Thanks for any info...

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LXer: Genuino 101 review

Saturday 4th of June 2016 04:31:17 PM
For Intel’s desire to break into the maker market dominated by ARM and microcontrollers, is the third time the charm?

Reddit: Are you experiencing any hard crashes nowadays

Saturday 4th of June 2016 04:07:20 PM

I'm curious to know what the current overall situation in the Linux world is regarding full system crashes.

Are you currently running any systems that trigger kernel panics, have X.org freezing, or experience any other kind of irrecoverable (system unusable or seriously hampered, requires restart) freeze during the system is in normal use? Also, have you tried debugging the problem and how far have you gotten?

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Linux.com: New Chips Give Linux a Hand in Wearables

Saturday 4th of June 2016 04:00:00 PM

Aside from the Tizen-based Samsung Gear S2, and a dozen or so Android-based Android Wear watches, Linux has been something of a no-show in the smartwatch market. Most lower-end watches skip the overhead of Linux in favor of simpler RTOS-based devices running on MCUs.

TuxMachines: You Can Now Have All the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Live DVDs Into a Single ISO Image

Saturday 4th of June 2016 02:52:05 PM

Softpedia was just informed today, June 4, 2016, by Željko Popivoda from the Linux AIO team that the Linux AIO Ubuntu project has finally been updated to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system.

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LXer: Sensor oriented Marvell Cortex-A7 SoC targets IoT

Saturday 4th of June 2016 02:36:55 PM
Marvell’s dual-core Cortex-A7 “IAP220” SoC for low-power IoT and wearables runs Linux, Android, or Brillo, and offers an integrated sensor hub. The latest in Marvell’s IoT Application Processor (IAP) family of processors, the IAP220 is the little sister to Marvell’s IAP140 SoC. The newly shipping IAP140, which runs Brillo on Marvell’s Andromeda Box Edge hacker […]

Reddit: Multiscreen in plasma 5.7 and beyond

Saturday 4th of June 2016 01:41:50 PM

Reddit: Power ‘git log’ graphing

Saturday 4th of June 2016 01:16:51 PM

Reddit: HDD Cloning, Sector by Sector HDD & Memory Testing

Saturday 4th of June 2016 01:07:21 PM

I recently started working at a computer refurb warehouse where they do online sales in Canada and US. They only use Windows and software like HD Sentinel for HDD testing. But after introducing them to Linux, The boss decided to let me have my own servers & workstation systems to work on with Ubuntu 16.04. So far, I've been able to test out the following to help with HDD and memory testing:

GUI: gparted, disks

CLI: sudo badblocks -wvs /dev/sdX (Destructive R/W Tests), sudo badblocks -svn -b 512 -c 65536 /dev/sda, memtester, HDSentinel for Linux, dc3dd

Looking to share and try out some commands I may not be aware of so I can build a simple perl script to automate some if not all if it? Let me know what you guys think? Thank you :)

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TuxMachines: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 On Linux: OpenGL, OpenCL, Vulkan Performance

Saturday 4th of June 2016 12:44:18 PM

$699 USD is a lot to spend on a graphics card, but damn she is a beauty. Last month NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 1080 as the current top-end Pascal card and looked great under Windows while now finally having my hands on the card the past few days I've been putting it through its paces under Ubuntu Linux with the major open APIs of OpenGL, OpenCL, Vulkan, and VDPAU. Not only is the raw performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 on Linux fantastic, but the performance-per-Watt improvements made my jaw drop more than a few times. Here are my initial Linux results of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition.

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LXer: Even in remotest Africa, Windows 10 nagware ruins your day: Update burns satellite link cash

Saturday 4th of June 2016 12:42:33 PM
Lives could have been put at risk by pushy upgradeWhen you're stuck in the middle of the Central African Republic (CAR) trying to protect the wildlife from armed poachers and the Lord's Resistance Army, then life's pretty tough. And now Microsoft has made it tougher with Windows 10 upgrades.…

Reddit: Which wireless headphones are you using in 2016?

Saturday 4th of June 2016 12:34:17 PM

I'm trying to find a pair that work on Linux and are recommended by people that know their sizzle.

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Phoronix: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 On Linux: OpenGL, OpenCL, Vulkan Performance

Saturday 4th of June 2016 12:23:33 PM
$699 USD is a lot to spend on a graphics card, but damn she is a beauty. Last month NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 1080 as the current top-end Pascal card and looked great under Windows while now finally having my hands on the card the past few days I've been putting it through its paces under Ubuntu Linux with the major open APIs of OpenGL, OpenCL, Vulkan, and VDPAU. Not only is the raw performance of the GeForce GTX 1080 on Linux fantastic, but the performance-per-Watt improvements made my jaw drop more than a few times. Here are my initial Linux results of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition.

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Canonical Releases New Kernel Update for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

We reported the other day that Canonical released a major kernel update for its Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, and it appears that it also affected users of the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) distribution. Read more

This programmable, open source outlet can do things that off-the-shelf smart plugs can't

Excited by the idea of an open-source, Arduino-based outlet, capable of remotely controlling your various household devices? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out the Portlet: a versatile portmanteau of “portable” and “outlet,” which — despite only consisting of 4 buttons and a simple 2×15 character LCD screen — can be programmed to do everything from switching your lights on at a certain time to keeping your coffee heated at the perfect temperature. Read more