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Waterproof Rubix Cube-Like System Runs Linux, Heads to Kickstarter

Is it a new shiny rubix cube? It could look like one, but in fact Cuberox is a Kickstarter project that includes 16×16 screens on a waterproof casing, having it powered by Linux and wireless charging.…

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Mac OS X and iOS More Vunerable than Windows and Linux, Surprised?

With the recent increase in sales of all things Apple, its once strong perception of being very secure is losing steam, especially thanks to the sale over notebooks and iPhones. In a recent report from GFI,…

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Video Chat App Renders in ASCII Text

  Video chatting online has become pretty good over the years. Two people can have quite a normal conversation with each other, from the other side of the planet. However, there’s some people who think this is just…

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Steam for Linux Bug Could Nuke Your Hard Drive

A bug within Steam for Linux has been discovered that could potentially wipe personal data and files stored on both the PC’s internal hard drive any connected external drive. The fault, as outlined on Valve’s GitHub…

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Intel’s Dongle PC with Windows 8.1 Will Cost $149

Want a PC as small as a Raspberry Pi with the plug-and-playability of a Google Chromecast? You’ll find it, and more, in Intel’s new Compute Stick. The Compute stick is powered by a quad-core Atom CPU…

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Apple Releases First Ever Auto-Update for Mac

For the first time ever, Apple has released an automatic security update for iMacs and Macbooks. The update is designed to patch the recently-discovered security vulnerability CVE-2014-9295, which affects OS X and other Linux and Unix…

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The Best Oculus Rift Experiences You Can Enjoy Right Now

Introduction Oculus Rift is easily one of the coolest pieces of technology that I’ve ever owned. I personally own their DK2 headset, which is certainly not ready for general consumer consumption, but that doesn’t mean to…

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Hewlett-Packard to Release ‘Revolutionary’ New Computer and Operating System in 2015

Troubled IT company Hewlett-Packard has announced plans for a hardware and software combination it thinks will revolutionise computer technology as we know it. The HP research division is calling the device ‘The Machine’. Current computer memory architecture…

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Librem, an Impressive Open Source Laptop

If you’ve a spare $1,949 and are in the market for a new laptop, you could do worse than investing in a Librem, the new open source PC from San Francisco-based company, Purism. Currently seeking crowdfunding…

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Google Chrome Version 39 Releases with 64-bit OS X Support

We hope you Mac users are ready for some 64-bit software computations from Google! Google Chrome version 39 has released today, with the new update including a number of large features for desktop users across all…

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Microsoft Makes .NET Open Source for Linux and OS X

Much of Microsoft’s .NET has been open sourced since April 2014 through its .NET Foundation, but today Microsoft announced that the entirety of its .NET stack is to be made available as open source. GitHub will…

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Pi Top, the 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Laptop Hits IndieGoGo

A new project has recently hit crowd funding website IndieGoGo. Their idea is to make 3D printed DIY laptops that are based around the Rasberry Pi computer. The Pi-Top laptop is actually just a case for…

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Installing Linux Will Void Your Warranty

Say what? Installing Linux on your computer will void the warranty of the hardware. Wow, that is a hard one and I don’t even know where to start without this turning into a complete rant. So…

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Bug in Bash Shell Creates Major Security Hole for Linux Users

A major security bug has been discovered in the GNU Borne Again Shell (Bash) – a  command-line shell that’s used across a wide array of Linux and Unix operating systems. The bug leaves systems running these OS’s…

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Oculus Rift Gets Mac Support

Oculus Rift support has arrived for Mac OS X. Oculus released new hardware in July this year and with it they released a new software developers kit (SDK). Now that SDK has been upgraded from 0.4.0…

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XBMC Breaks Away Xbox Roots, Becomes Kodi Entertainment Center

XBMC is one of the best media centre players around, it’s long been a popular choice for HTPC users thanks to its dedicated Linux distro, that allows you to boot directly into the software, or of…

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Users Download Loads of Free Games Due to Site Glitch on GOG.com

The game distribution platform GOG has been big in the news the past week with their new list of Linux games and accompanying event sale. There was however a minor glitch in their system resulting in free…

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Oculus SDK 0.4.0 Beta Released, Includes Display Option that Reduces Latency

After delaying its firs batch of Oculus Rift DK2 in order to fix some last-minute bugs, the Oculus VR team has now released the new Oculus SDK 0.4.0 beta, bundled with positional tracking support, Runtime package…

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GOG Launch 50 Linux Games on Their Store, Well Ahead of Schedule

A great day for Linux fans today as Good Old Games (GOG.com) have launched their Linux titles ahead of their original Autumn launch, adding more than 50 classic DRM free titles to the platform. There are…

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Darksiders Game Coming To Linux Platform

Darksiders was an action game produce by Vigil Games and published by the now-extinct THQ. When THQ was sold off and Vigil Games disbanded the rights to the game were purchased by Nordic Games. Nordic Games have…

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Tor/Tails Linux Users and Linux Journal Readers Tagged as “Extremists” by NSA

Tor and Tails Linux Users, as well as Linux Journal readers have been apparently tagged as ‘extremists’ by the National Security Agency, having leaked documents reveal that the XKeyscore snooping program is apparently targeting anyone who…

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Linux Heading to Open Source Cars, Releasing Automotive Grande Linux Distribution

Open source operating system Linux has apparently shifter its focus towards a new sphere, leaving the real of desktops, notebooks, and even smartphones, having targeting the automobile market. A new Linux distribution by the name of…

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Windows 8.1 Gaining Popularity Among Gamers As Windows 7 Declines

Steam’s Hardware Survey, which is updated every month, is always an interesting source of statistics about the general trends among PC gamers in terms of hardware and software. We’ve seen a lot of news, statistics, facts…

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Windows 8 Losing Users, Linux Continues Growth

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system has continued to lose users quite rapidly over the course of this year. Between May and June the OS fell from 6.29% to 5.93% with many of those users expected to…

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CoreOS Launches First OS-as-a-Service, Ending The Upgrade Cycle

CoreOS released its CoreOS Managed Linux distribution, now available for $100 (£58) per month, being promoted as the first OS-as-a-service. Administrators don’t have to worry about updates, with patches and necessary fixes provided whenever needed.  This…

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Maxthon Releases Windows PC Browser Designed for Faster Video Playback

Maxthon is a web browser for Windows, OS X and Linux, developed in China by the company Maxthon Ltd. Latest news point to the browser receiving an update aimed towards video playback, having features such as…

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AMD Hints at Steam OS / Linux Release of Their Mantle API

AMD have fired some shots over at the Nvidia team with a recent statement on their blog. They imply that AMD will be working with Linux much sooner than Nvidia will see any benefit of their…