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The future of wearable devices for health is not wearables

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 29, 2015 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Dozens of new self-tracking wearable devices appear every month. They target health and quality of life applications, from sleep to physical activity. And, they are packaged as smart watches or as standalone pieces, launched under the umbrella of startups and industry leaders alike. Currently, there is no shortage of thoughtfully designed wearable devices promising to improve our health and quality of life, but amidst the ongoing technological deluge—do you think the future will be wearable or anti-wearable? read more

How to create and show a presentation from the command line on Linux

  • Xmodulo (Posted by bob on Jan 29, 2015 10:32 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
When you prepare a talk for audience, the first thing that will probably come to your mind is shiny presentation charts filled with fancy diagrams, graphics and animation effects. Fine. No one can deny the power of visually charming presentation. However, not all presentations need to be Ted talk quality. Often times, the purpose of […]Continue reading... The post How to create and show a presentation from the command line on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to speed up directory navigation in a Linux terminal What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins How to use Evernote from the command line on Linux

Replace Windows 7 With Linux Mint Without Harming Data And Recovery Partitions

  • Everyday Linux user; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jan 29, 2015 9:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
This guide shows Windows 7 users how to switch to Linux Mint without touching the recovery partition that came with the computer nor any data partitions they may have set up.

Low-power x86 SoCs arrive on Qseven and SMARC

  • LinuxGizmos (Posted by bob on Jan 29, 2015 8:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
ICOP is prepping its first Qseven and SMARC form-factor COMs based on the x86-based, 800MHz DMP Vortex86DX2 SoC. The Linux-ready COMs support GbE and HDMI. ICOP Technology, a subsidiary of chip designer DMP, has been churning out modules and SBCs based on low-power, x86 DMP Vortex processors for years. The processors have shown up in […]

Sony is now actually removing features from PlayStation Vita

Traditionally, as a console gets older, the console maker adds new features and compatible apps for users to download. Sony is taking the opposite tack with the PlayStation Vita in the coming months, though, planning to disable a few apps and features that have worked on the system since launch.

Manjaro 0.8.11 XFCE Edition Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Manjaro 0.8.11 XFCE is the new release of manjaro linux featuring XFCE desktop environment. This version is much more stable and improved as compared to previous 0.8.10.

Dying Light Released For Linux, Some Thoughts, You May Want To Wait

It's quite hard to contain my excitement about this game, but as always we will give it a fair look and tell you what we think about Dying Light. This post continues to be updated, and it's really not good. Updated 28th January for game-breaking bugs.

Confessions of a systems librarian

  • Opensource.com; By Robin Isard (Posted by bob on Jan 29, 2015 4:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
I decided to become a librarian after my undergraduate because I liked working with computers and the job seemed easy. A friend who’d already taken the plunge enlisted me, telling me how technological libraries had become, which I guess made sense.

Installing and using Git and Github on Ubuntu: A beginner's guide

This tutorial will be a quick setup guide for installing and using Github and how to perform its various functions of creating a repository locally, connecting this repo to the remote host that contains your project (where everyone can see), committing the changes and finally pushing all the content in the local system to Github.

The earnestness of being important

  • Opensource.com; By Grant Ingersoll (Posted by bob on Jan 29, 2015 2:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
In today’s data-driven, constantly-connected, technology-centric world, we are awash in attention-grabbing content, events, and requests. Like me, I suspect most Opensource.com readers relish this way of life—after all, us technologists created it—except for, that is, when we don’t.

Linux Desktop Evolution: Minor, Invisible, or Aesthetic

In the last two years, the Linux desktop has settled into a period of quiet diversity. The user revolts of 2008-2012 are safely in the past, and users are scattered among at least seven major desktops -- Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE,LXDE, MATE, Unity, and Xfce -- and likely to stay that way.

No, Department of Justice, 80 Percent of Tor Traffic Is Not Child Porn

The debate over online anonymity, and all the whistleblowers, trolls, anarchists, journalists and political dissidents it enables, is messy enough. It doesn't need the US government making up bogus statistics about how much that anonymity facilitates child pornography.

Witcher 2 for Linux Gets New Update That Really Makes a Difference

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is still being improved on for the Linux platform and a new major patch has been released for the games, although it's still in the Beta stage.

HPC Cluster Grant Accepting Applications!

Silicon Mechanics, Inc. has announced the open submission period for its 4th annual Research Cluster Grant Program. This competitive grant will award two complete high performance compute clusters to two institutions of higher education and research.

Sharing Admin Privileges for Many Hosts Securely

The problem: you have a large team of admins, with a substantial turnover rate. Maybe contractors come and go. Maybe you have tiers of access, due to restrictions based on geography, admin level or even citizenship (as with some US government contracts). You need to give these people administrative access to dozens (perhaps hundreds) of hosts, and you can't manage all their accounts on all the hosts.

Dell offers new Ubuntu Linux workstation laptop

  • ZDNet | Linux and Open Source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jan 28, 2015 9:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Dell is continuing to support Linux developers with new Linux-powered laptops.

Industrial box-PC takes Linux-on-Haswell to extremes

The Acnodes “FES8670? is a rugged industrial box-PC that runs Linux on a 4th Gen Core CPU, and offers four GbE ports and numerous storage and display ports.