Android Studio 2.0 is one of the most awaited apps from Google for developers this early part of the year. It has been gaining momentum since the app was announced at the Android Developer’s Summit in November, and most developers have been excited at what the preview versions have brought to the table.
It’s no secret that Google is interested in virtual reality. Made out of paper, Google Cardboard is Google’s first foray into VR, but the Search giant apparently plans to release a more advanced product later this year, a “Nexus” of VR headsets, which might be running on its rumored VR-centric Android VR initiative.
Not wanting Facebook to have a monopoly on virtual reality, Google has lately been doubling down on the platform. Their new VR division is overseen by a longtime Google exec and is staffed with talent from around the company. The Financial Times is now reporting that Google is working on more than just a Gear VR-like headset, but rather Android VR.
Google’s recent moves are aimed at making sure Facebook and Oculus do not end up controlling what they consider to be a very important technology. VR head Clay Bavor recently said, “VR is too important and too powerful a medium to be accessible to only a few.”
Choosing an application to install is hard when there are lots of possible projects matching a specific search term. We already list applications based on the integration level and with useful metrics like “is it translated in my language” and this makes sure that high quality applications are listed near the top of the results. For more information about an application we often want a more balanced view than the PR speak or unfounded claims of the upstream project. This is where user-contributed reviews come in.
Getting Started with ZFS on Debian 8
I am quite careful about protecting my files, which include images, videos, and various documents – mostly drafts of my science fiction novels – that I have been working on for years. Images and videos of family, including the birth of my son, his first smile, and other moments are way too valuable for me to lose. But, all sorts of things can lead to data corruption, and I would not be happy if that happened to any of my valuable files. That’s where filesystems like ZFS and Btrfs enter the picture.
Ubuntu and GNOME Tense Relations Don't Exist, GNOME Dev Explains
A Nautilus developer explained the good nature of the relations between the Ubuntu and GNOME and said that the apparent conflicts between the two projects exist only in the minds of people that are not involved in any of them.
Should the fight for the Linux desktop really matter?
This is a tricky, multi-layered question that needs to be asked. Before I dive into it, you must know that I have been using one form of Linux or another as my only OS since the late nineties. So, for me, the ability to use Linux is crucial. Why? Without Linux, getting my work done would not be nearly as easy, trouble-free, or cost effective.
That being said, let's take a look at this question.
Major Update to Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) Vision Software for Linux Released
Matrox Imaging today announced a major update to Linux support with its core vision software product, Matrox Imaging Library (MIL). MIL 10 R2 for Linux gives users even more ready-made tools to solve 2D and 3D vision challenges from within the familiar and proven MIL API along with numerous productivity enhancements that will reduce time and effort required to bring solutions to market. This release also integrates support for the new Matrox Radient eV-CL frame grabber on Linux.
Apache Spark rises to become most active open source project in big data
A healthy interest is not a surprise. In Apache Spark's relatively short life, there's been much discussion of its ascendancy. In September, Databricks, the company behind Spark, released results from a survey showing that Spark is the most active open source project in big data with more than 600 contributors within the past year, which is up from 315 in 2014. Plus, Spark is in use not just in the IT industry, but areas like finance, retail, advertising, education, health care, and more. That survey also showed that 51% of Spark users are using three or more Spark components.