Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Sci/Tech

Next up for cell phones: porn

Filed under
Sci/Tech

The cell phone, which already plays music, sends and receives e-mail and takes pictures, is adding a steamier offering: pornography.

Toyota Computer Makes You Watch the Road

Filed under
Sci/Tech

Japanese automaker Toyota has developed a safety technology that it says will keep the driver's eyes on the road.

Scientists baffled by changes in Saturn's rings

Filed under
Sci/Tech

New observations by the international Cassini spacecraft reveal that Saturn's trademark shimmering rings, which have dazzled astronomers since Galileo's time, have dramatically changed over the past 25 years.

Wireless carriers back in N. Orleans

Filed under
Sci/Tech

A number of wireless carriers said this weekend they are starting to restore service in the New Orleans area in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, in some cases with generators on the roofs of hotels.

More parents going high-tech to track kids

Filed under
Sci/Tech

In this case, it isn't Big Brother who's watching -- it's Big Mother (or Father). Increasingly, parents are using high-tech methods to track everything from where their children are and how far they are driving to what they buy, what they eat and whether they've shown up for class.

How the valley start-up was invented

Filed under
Sci/Tech

Fifty years ago this weekend, silicon began its journey to the region that would one day be dubbed ``Silicon Valley'' in its honor.

Scientists invent insulator to replace the silicon chip

Filed under
Sci/Tech

A team of South Korean scientists said on Friday that they had developed a new technology that could open the way to make new devices that could replace current silicon-based semiconductors.

No brain cancer link to mobile phones

Filed under
Sci/Tech

Ten years of using a mobile phone results in no increased risk of a tumour in the nerve connecting the ear to the brain, researchers said on Tuesday.

Firm Tests Gaming on Movie-Style Screens

Filed under
Sci/Tech

Ever wish you could experience the "holodeck," the 3-D virtual environment aboard the Starship Enterprise? There's a company that believes it's come close, letting video game players play with huge, high-definition screens that envelop the user.

Sony's new PSP proves to be a hackers' paradise

Filed under
Sci/Tech

You have to admire the way computer hackers take to new devices - they turn them inside out and figure out how to do things with them the manufacturers never intended.

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

Android creator Andy Rubin is leaving Google

The move is, perhaps, not a total surprise. Last March, Rubin left the Android group and was replaced by Sundar Pichai. His latest project, as detailed in a lengthy New York Times report in December, was creating robots for a project outside of the company's Google X lab, something that dovetailed with Google's shopping spree of robotics companies. In 2012, there were also rumors abound that Rubin planned to leave for a stealth-mode startup called CloudCar, though they were vehemently denied. Read more

NVIDIA's Linux Driver On Ubuntu 14.10 Can Deliver Better OpenGL Performance Than Windows 8.1

The same Intel Core i7 4770K system used for yesterday's Windows vs. Linux graphics benchmarks were used when benchmarking the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, 970, and 980 graphics cards. Windows 8.1 Pro x64 had all available system updates at the time and was running the NVIDIA 344.48 WHQL binary driver that was their latest release at the time of testing. When running Ubuntu 14.10 x86_64 on the system with its Linux 3.16 kernel, the NVIDIA 343.22 driver was used. The 343.22 driver was the latest publicly available proprietary Linux driver at the time of testing and their first to support the GTX 970/980 under Linux. All of the same hardware was used under each operating system and each OS was with its software default settings as were the driver settings. Read more

Tizen IVI version 3.0 Milestone M3-Oct2014 has been released

As promised, the Tizen IVI team announced the release of the Tizen IVI 3.0-M3-Oct2014 Release for In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI). The major changes are below: Improved Modello UI experience The OS is available in 32-bit and 64-bit backed by a Long Term Support Initiative Linux kernel. The multi-user application framework has support for single/all-user app deployment scenarios. Developing applications for Modello is easier than ever using the Tizen_IVI_SDK with support for vehicle webAPIs powered by Crosswalk. For lower level development Automotive Message Broker (AMB) contains CAN plugin generator tools and a JavaScript engine for rapid plugin prototyping. System resources are now handled by Murphy. MinnowBoard MAX will run this latest instalment of Tizen IVI 3.0 M3 and offers customers an affordable entry-level SDP. Read more

Linux 3.16.y.z extended stable support

The Ubuntu kernel team is pleased to announce that we will be providing extended stable support for the Linux 3.16 kernel until April 2016 as a third party effort maintained on our infrastructure. The team will pick up stable maintenance where Greg KH left off with v3.16.7 [1]. Thank you, Greg. In addition to the Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" release, the Debian 8 "Jessie" release will also be based on this kernel [2]. Since the regular support for "Jessie" will go beyond April 2016, after this date Ben Hutchings (or myself) will continue the Linux 3.16 kernel maintenance. Read more