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EFL 1.14 Beta Brings Ecore-DRM Improvements

Monday 13th of April 2015 03:06:23 PM
Just one week after the EFL 1.14 Alpha 1 release marks the availability of Enlightenment Foundation Libraries' 1.14 Beta 1 debut...

PMEM Persistent Memory Driver Coming For Linux 4.1

Monday 13th of April 2015 02:15:15 PM
After months of work, the Intel-developed PMEM driver has been called for pulling into the Linux 4.1 kernel...

Linux 4.1 Will Improve AMD Bulldozer's ASLR Entropy Issue

Monday 13th of April 2015 01:47:32 PM
The Linux 4.1 kernel will improve AMD's ASLR workaround for Bulldozer processors in order to increase randomization...

GNU Linux-libre 4.0 Kernel Updates Nouveau Deblobbing

Monday 13th of April 2015 01:30:02 PM
Just hours after Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.0 kernel, the GNU Linux-Libre 4.0 kernel was released by the Free Software Foundation of Latin America...

An Extensive Look At The Changes Of GCC 5

Monday 13th of April 2015 01:06:36 PM
GCC developer Honza Hubička has written a lengthy blog post about the features coming up for GCC 5, what will be initially released as GCC 5.1 in the next two weeks...

Khronos Group Publishes SPIR-V Revision 30

Monday 13th of April 2015 12:40:39 PM
The Khronos Group has published the 30th revision of SPIR-V, the intermediate representation at the heart of the new Vulkan graphics API and OpenCL 2.1 compute API...

GCC 5.1 Release Candidate Now Available

Monday 13th of April 2015 02:20:27 AM
A short time after branching GCC 5 and initiating GCC 6.0 development, the first GCC 5.1 Release Candidate has surfaced in marking the big GCC 5...

Linux 4.0 Kernel Released

Sunday 12th of April 2015 11:18:18 PM
Linus Torvalds went ahead and released the Linux 4.0 kernel today as expected...

GCC 5 Is Branched, GCC 6.0 Enters Development

Sunday 12th of April 2015 08:11:40 PM
GCC 5 is expected to be released this month and it's now a step closer to making its debut. Mainline GCC is now also marked for GCC 6.0 development...

Arch-Based Antergos Sees Updated Install Media With GNOME 3.16

Sunday 12th of April 2015 05:40:03 PM
The crew behind the Arch Linux derived Antergos operating system have updated their official installation media...

Linux 4.0 SSD EXT4 / Btrfs / XFS / F2FS Benchmarks

Sunday 12th of April 2015 04:00:00 PM
A few days ago I ran some fresh hard drive file-system benchmarks on Linux 4.0 and today those results are being complemented by the solid-state drive results. Tested on the SSD were the popular EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and F2FS file-systems.

Linux 4.0 Might Be Released Today With Its Numerous New Features

Sunday 12th of April 2015 02:38:22 PM
Linux 4.0 might be officially released before the day is through...

Intel's Mesa Driver Isn't Yet Ready For Double-Precision Floating-Point Types

Sunday 12th of April 2015 01:30:58 PM
Those paying attention to the mailing list may have seen the patches yesterday that surfaced from an independent developer for implementing ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 with Intel's graphics driver for Gen 7+ hardware. Unfortunately, it was too good to be true...

Ubuntu For Phones Lands Its New Calculator

Sunday 12th of April 2015 01:19:37 PM
For those of you running Ubuntu Touch/Phone, once updating your default calculator app you'll be presented by the brand new "calculator reboot" app...

R600g SB Now Supports Geometry Shaders

Sunday 12th of April 2015 12:55:53 PM
For those running older Radeon graphics cards with the R600 Gallium3D graphics driver, an important update landed in Mesa 10.6-devel Git this past week...

GnuPG 2.1.3 Adds New Features

Sunday 12th of April 2015 12:42:33 PM
A new version of the modern GnuPG was released on Saturday by Werner Koch...

KDE Frameworks 5.9 Adds ModemManagerQt

Saturday 11th of April 2015 06:05:01 PM
KDE Frameworks 5.9.0 was released on Friday as the newest version of the KDE libraries that complement Qt 5...

Elementary OS 0.3 "Freya" Now Available

Saturday 11th of April 2015 05:06:55 PM
Version 0.3 of Elementary OS, which is codenamed Freya, is now available after being under development for more than one year...

Encryption Support For EXT4

Saturday 11th of April 2015 03:12:12 PM
Ted Ts'o at Google has implemented EXT4 encryption support that will likely be baked into the next Android "M" release and is being worked toward for mainline inclusion in the upstream Linux kernel...

Intel Mesa Driver Starts Using NIR By Default For Fragment Shaders

Saturday 11th of April 2015 02:34:26 PM
Intel's i965 Mesa driver has begun using the NIR intermediate representation by default when dealing with fragment shaders...

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  • Android Candy: Intercoms
    Ever since my "tiny $20 tablet" project (see my Open-Source Classroom column in the March 2015 issue), I've been looking for more and more cool things to do with cheap Android devices. Although the few obvious ones like XBMC or Plex remotes work well, I've recently found that having Android devices around the house means I can gain back an old-school ability that went out of style in the late 1980s—namely, an intercom system.
  • There's a wild prank hidden in Google Maps that insults Apple in the most childishly inappropriate way
    Rawalpindi is a vibrant Pakistani city known for its bazaars, ancient ruins, and array of religious shrines. But if you pay it a visit on Google Maps, you're going to notice something very unusual on the outskirts of the city — the Android "droid" mascot urinating on the Apple logo.
  • There's an Android bot peeing on an Apple logo on Google Maps
    Sick of all the Apple Watch news today? You're in luck, because we have something completely different for you. An image of an Android mascot, also known as an Android bot or Bugdroid, peeing on an Apple logo has been discovered on Google Maps.
  • An Android robot is peeing on an Apple logo in Google Maps
  • An Android is urinating on the Apple logo in Google Maps (update)
    Google and Apple have always had their differences, but a new Easter egg inside Google Maps has just taken their rivalry to a whole new level. As spotted by Team Android, if you head to these coordinates with the regular Map view enabled, you'll see Google's iconic Android mascot taking a leak on the Apple logo. At the moment, it's unclear who created this little piece of mischief and whether Google is taking action. But if this hidden message is any indication, it was snuck through by a member of the public using Google's Map Maker service, rather than a Google employee. Regardless, it's a crazy (and pretty hilarious) addition that's sure to rile some of the employees in Cupertino. Shots fired!
  • Sony's Android TV-powered 4K televisions are ridiculously thin
    Four models from Sony’s 2015 Android TV-powered 4K television range are now available for pre-order, with shipping to begin in May. The Japanese electronics giant unveiled its 4K TV lineup for 2015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but kept pricing and release information to itself, only saying the new sets would be available sometime in the spring. Those details are finally here and the TVs themselves aren’t far off.
  • Android Wear v1.1 APK has Apple references in it, but when is iOS support coming?
    That Google is working on iOS support for Android Wear is nearly undeniable at this point, but even more evidence has surfaced in case you aren’t a believer. We peeked inside the latest Android Wear update APK to see what hidden bits were swarming about, and we came across some very interesting references.
  • 5 Things to Expect from the Nexus 5 Android 5.1.1 Release
    A few weeks ago, an Android 5.1.1 update mysteriously appeared alongside an update for Google’s Android SDK. Earlier this week, Google finally confirmed the Nexus Android 5.1.1 release with an update for its Nexus Player. With an Android 5.1.1 update now on the minds of Nexus users, particularly Nexus 5 users dealing with Android 5.0 Lollipop problems, we want to take a look at what we expect from the Nexus 5 Android 5.1 release from Google.

The Turing Phone Is Super Durable and Ultra Secure

The device also sports a 13MP/8MP camera combo, 64GB / 128GB of internal storage and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. Read more