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Raspberry Pi 3D full-body scanner interview

We talk to Richard Garsthagen about why he needs 40 Raspberry Pis to take a picture of you

Mirantis and Oracle Partner on OpenStack

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 18, 2014 1:27 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
In a move that could shake up the nascent OpenStack cloud market, Oracle has partnered with Mirantis for OpenStack cloud technology.

The partnership will bring commercial support for Mirantis OpenStack customers that want to deploy clouds with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM technologies. The partnership does not currently extend to certify Mirantis OpenStack to run on Oracle hardware. -

Avoid the Android vampire apps

Some Android applications will drain your smartphone or tablet of battery life, storage or bandwidth like a blood-sucking fiend. Here's what's what with the worst of the worst.

Google's new container project, open source at LinkedIn, Raspberry Pi B+, more

Open source news for your reading pleasure. July 12 - 18, 2014 In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at how LinkedIn uses open source, Google's new container project Kubernetes, Raspberry Pi B+, more! read more

Epic Games Helps Blender By Becoming A Sponsor

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jul 18, 2014 10:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Epic Games are starting to become real champions for us with porting Unreal Engine and bringing the new Unreal Tournament to us, but now they are also sponsoring the Blender project with funds too.

How to access SoundCloud from the command line in Linux

If you enjoy music streaming and originally-created sounds, you cannot have missed SoundCloud. Based in Germany, this cloud streaming service is now famous and well-established for any music adventurer. And naturally, as a Linux enthusiast, you might wonder how to join your passion for Linux with your love for music. As a solution, I advise […]Continue reading... The post How to access SoundCloud from the command line in Linux appeared first on Xmodulo. Related FAQs: How to sync Google Drive from the command line on Linux How to access Dropbox from the command line in Linux How to manage your music library from the command line on Linux

Thread: A New Wireless Networking Protocol

  • MobileTechNews (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2014 8:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
The Thread Industry group has been formed to develop and promote a new IPv6-based open protocol stack for IoT wireless mesh applications.

In the future, the web must be open

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2014 7:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
On stage at this year's Great Wide Open conference, Steven Klabnik made a sobering proclamation. "We have completely failed non-programmers and their ability to use computers," he said. Klabnik works for marketplace payment company Balanced, where he is—and how awesome is this?—Philosopher in Residence. His job, he says, "is to pay attention to where things are going and also think about where we should be going." read more

On a mission to digitize and share the world’s visual history

Thomas Smith will be speaking at OSCON 2014 about Project Gado. He has always wanted to be an inventor, and I spoke with him about what it's like to work as a technology consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this interview, Thomas tells me more about how Project Gado came to life, how the Gado community evolved, and how open source is applied to everything.

Biggest “patent troll” slapped down hard by appeals court

The most litigious "patent troll" in the US has lost a major case after the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found its patent was too abstract. The ruling from last week is one of the first to apply new Supreme Court guidance about when ideas are too "abstract" to be patented. In the recent Alice v. CLS Bank case, the high court made clear that adding what amounts to fancy computer language to patents on basic ideas shouldn't hold up in court.

Heterogeneous multicore dev platform targets Linux

Mentor Graphics has released a heterogeneous multicore development platform for combining Linux, Nucleus, and bare metal OSes on a single multicore SoC. Just as Wind River had its VxWorks real-time operating system before it developed its embedded Linux distribution, Mentor was known for its Nucleus RTOS years before it acquired embedded Linux experts Embedded Alley […]

New wireless mesh standard hatches from Google’s Nest

Nest, Samsung, Freescale, ARM, and others have formed a Thread Group to foster a 6LoWPAN-based “Thread” wireless networking standard for home automation. Internet of Things and home automation standards groups are being launched left and right, including the Linux Foundation’s AllSeen Alliance and the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC). OIC member Samsung Electronics is part of […]

EU snaps on gloves, has a poke at Google's deals with Android phone makers

  • The Register; By Andrew Orlowski (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2014 2:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Android, Mobile
Exclusive Industry sources have confirmed to the Reg that the European Commission is once again prodding Google's Android contracts with phone makers. Preliminary letters, sent out a month ago, merely ask the phone makers if they find anything in Google's contracts restrictive.…

Take a guided tour of Linus Torvald's home office

In today's open source roundup: Linus takes you on a tour of his home office. Plus: Open source licenses may be fading away. And what is open source?

Google Chrome 36 Brings Web Components to the Browser

  • Datamation; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Jul 18, 2014 1:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Cloud
Chrome users on Linux now get the Chrome App Launcher, which enables users to launch a web application directly from the desktop.

Writing Build Scripts With Gradle

  • Dr. Dobb's Open Source Articles; By Benjamin Muschko (Posted by bob on Jul 18, 2014 12:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Developer
Even simple build scripts show the power and flexibility of the emerging new build tool for JVM projects.

Linux Creator Linus Torvalds is Your Guide in This Rare Look Inside His Home Office

  • linux.com; By Jenniferr Cloer (Posted by bob on Jul 17, 2014 11:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview, News Story
Have you ever wondered what the workspace of the world's most famous developer looks like? Well wonder no more. Linux creator Linus Torvalds invites you into his home office in this first-ever, personal tour of his workspace.

OpenWRT adds IPv6, preps for IoT future

The OpenWRT project has released version 14.07 RC1 of its lightweight router and IoT oriented Linux distribution, adding IPv6 support and faster startup. OpenWRT 14.07 ("Barrier Breaker") was issued as a first release candidate (RC1), bringing full IPv6 support to the small-footprint GNU/Linux distribution.

UHU-Linux 3 Screenshot Tour

UHU-Linux 3, an independently developed Hungarian Linux distribution designed for the domestic market and featuring the GNOME 3.12 desktop with GNOME Shell, has been released. It comes nearly four years after the project's last stable release, version 2.2.

Firefox OS lands in Germany - with France, Asia, and more to come

Mozilla's Firefox OS continues its slow march across the globe, with carriers set to begin shipping devices running the open source, browser-based smartphone platform in additional developed markets this week.

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