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A foolish petition to open source Adobe Flash

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2017 7:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Please, please let Adobe Flash die in peace.

How a Bug in an Obscure Chip Exposed a Billion Smartphones to Hackers

  • Wired; By Andy Greenberg (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2017 6:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
If you haven't updated your iPhone or Android device lately, do it now. Until very recent patches, a bug in a little-examined Wi-Fi chip would have allowed a hacker to invisibly hack into any one of a billion devices. Yes, billion with a b.

Company: Apple TV’s “what did she say” feature infringes our patent

It's a problem everyone has had: you're watching a movie and don't catch a key bit of dialogue. In September 2015, Apple unveiled a new feature for Apple TV that solves the problem. Users can ask "what did she say?" and Siri will skip back 15 seconds and temporarily enable captions.

How Could You Use a Speech Interface?

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jul 29, 2017 2:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
We're working to open up the field of speech technology, so more people can get involved, innovate, and compete with the larger players. The Machine Learning team in Mozilla Research is creating an open source speech-to-text engine and a repository of audio files anyone can use to train new speech apps.

An Interview With Vivaldi Browser's CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jul 29, 2017 12:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Linux
Almost all of have used Opera web browser. The Opera web browser used to be popular specially on mobile platforms. It's still not given up and recently released some features in the latest release. But today in this article, we're going to talk to the former CEO and present co-founder of Vivaldi web browser, Jon S. von Tetzchner , a browser that is for power users. Let's ask him why he left Opera and why he started Vivaldi.

5 open source alternatives to Trello

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2017 10:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I have to admit, I've fallen in love with Trello as a productivity tool. If you like keeping lists as a way to organize your work, it's a very good tool. For me, it serves two primary purposes: keeping a GTD framework, and managing certain projects with a kanban-like schedule. read more

10 smart eyewear devices, starring the Glass EE

With the launch of Glass Enterprise Edition, we decided to check up on the competition. Here are 10 smart eyewear products that run Android or Linux. Last week, Google umbrella firm Alphabet formally announced an enterprise version of the defunct Google Glass smart eyeglasses, which had previously moved from Google to Alphabet’s X unit. Over […]

How to Install and Configure Chef on Ubuntu 17.04

Chef is a free and open source configuration management tool. It is written in Ruby and Erlang. Chef can easily integrate with cloud based platforms such as AWS, OpenStack, or RackSpace, etc to automatically create and manage the servers. In this tutorial, we will install the latest version of Chef in Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus).

Top 5: 20 Linux commands, Raspberry Pi clock, and more

In this week's top 5, we highlight sysadmins, Raspberry Pi clocks, and more. Top 5 articles of the week 5. How to use data from millions of open source projects Benjamin Nickolls shares a project that has metadata on over 25 million open source projects. read more

WPS Office One Of The Best Alternatives To MS Office On Linux

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jul 28, 2017 2:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Do you think Microsoft Office and LibreOffice are the only office software suites in town? Think again! WPS Office is in most ways useful, and easier to use office software suite available for Linux. There is no random document reformats, document freezes or the typical compatibility issues you’d come to expect from most Microsoft Office alternatives. The current version of WPS Office contains three components; Writer, Presentation and Spreadsheet as alternatives to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

How To Search The Arch Wiki Website Right From Terminal

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on Jul 28, 2017 12:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Do you know, users can search The Arch Wiki Website Right From Terminal.

How an open source board game is saving the planet

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2017 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Games; Story Type: News Story
Learning is supposed to be fun, and incorporating games into education is a great way for teachers to help kids have fun while they're learning. There are many free online games that are appropriate for the classroom and there are also board games, including Save the Planet, a board game that teaches kids concrete solutions to environmental problems. read more

Email2git: Matching Linux Code with its Mailing List Discussions

  •; By Alexandre Courouble (Posted by bob on Jul 28, 2017 10:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Email2git is a patch retrieving system built for the Linux kernel, which is available as a cregit extension and as a simple commit ID based search tool.

How to Disable the Touchpad When a Mouse Is Connected in Linux GNOME Shell

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ayo Isaiah (Posted by damien on Jul 28, 2017 9:28 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME, Linux
Gnome Shell has an option to disable the touchpad, but you can bring it further to get it to automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is connected. Find out how here.

Fedora Classroom Sessions are here!

The Fedora Join SIG is proud to announce Classroom sessions. The Fedora Classroom is a project to teach interested users how to better use, understand and manage their Fedora system, and to show how the community works. The idea is... Continue Reading →

Top Alternative Linux Distributions To Windows XP

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Jul 28, 2017 7:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
After recent Wanna Cry ransomware attack, people are now awakening that they should leave Windows XP and should upgrade their OS. But the problem with them is that they cannot afford a heavy OS like windows 10 nor they can afford to pay a large sum of green cash for an old machine. Some of the guys just want to switch for safety above all.

Keep Your /home Safe With Cron Backups

Sure, there are backup utilities for Linux, but with a couple of scripts, you can keep your important files backed up regularly with little to no effort. A very simple Bash script will do the bulk of the work. For the rest, you'll take advantage of the cron system already on your computer.

Enhancing photos with GNOME Photos

GNOME Photos is an application that lets you easily organize photos and screenshots. GNOME Photos doesn’t enforce a folder hierarchy. Instead, it relies on tracker to find and index photos inside well-known folders, such as Pictures in your home folder... Continue Reading →

I made my own wearable computer with a Raspberry Pi, and it was almost too easy

  • The Verge; By Paul Miller (Posted by penguinist on Jul 27, 2017 10:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Ever since I read about the crazy wearable pioneers back in the ‘90s and early 2000s, I've wanted a wearable computer of my own. I had two major requirements, however: it had to be a computer, and I had to be able to wear it...

Gabedit: the Portal to Chemistry

Many chemistry software applications are available for doing scientific work on Linux. I've covered several here in previous issues of the magazine, and of them have their own peculiar specialties—areas where one may work better than another. So, depending on what your research entails, you may need to use multiple software packages to handle all of the work.

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