Nextbit’s Robin Is An Android Smartphone That Taps The Cloud For Bonus Smarts
After weeks of teasing out little details on Twitter, Nextbit has finally spilled the beans on what they’ve been working: Robin, a “cloud-first” Android smartphone.
So what does “cloud-first” mean? At least initially (the company suggests that the cloud integration will only get deeper in time), it means smart, automated offloading of your photos, videos, and apps to free up the local storage space on your device.
Robin has 32GB of storage built in. As you fill this, it’ll automatically back up your photos and apps to a private 100GB box on their cloud server.
Xiaomi said to release notebook in 2016 with help from Inventec and Foxconn
The sources believe Xiaomi will likely release a 15-inch notebook as it is the mainstream size in China and will adopt Linux operating system. The notebook is estimated to be priced at CNY2,999 (US$471) and will heap pressure on competitors' simliar products priced between CNY4,000-6,000.
Also: Xiaomi GNU/Linux Notebook In 2016
First RC Build of Tiny Core Linux 6.4 Adds a New ASCII Penguin in MOTD
Robert Shingledecker, the creator, maintainer, and lead developer of the Tiny Core project announced earlier today, September 1, the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Release Candidate (RC) build of Tiny Core Linux 6.4.
Linux 4.3 Scheduler Change "Potentially Affects Every SMP Workload In Existence"
Aside from Ingo Molnar's x86 boot changes he sent in to Linus Torvalds for the Linux 4.3 merge window, he also sent in the scheduler changes for this next version of the Linux kernel.
With Linux 4.3 for those running any sort of SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing) workloads, the performance could sway one way or another, but hopefully it's for the better.
Also: Better crypto, white-box switch support in Linux 4.2
Nvidia Linux Video Driver 355.11 Adds Experimental OpenGL Support to EGL
Three days after the release of the Nvidia 352.41 long-lived branch proprietary video driver for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems, Nvidia announced on the last day of August the immediate availability for download of the short-lived Nvidia 355.11 graphics driver.
Latest Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Update Adds KDE Plasma 5.4, LibreOffice 5.0.1, More
The Manjaro development team announced on the last day of August that the eleventh maintenance update for the stable Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 operating system series is now available to users worldwide.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Reviewed: The Ultimate Android Tablet
Both models of the Galaxy Tab S2 are impressive. Of the two, I’m partial to the 8-inch Tab because its size is perfect for what I like to do with a tablet, like reading comics and watching movies.
The question now is, should you buy a Tab S2 instead of the iPad?