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IMP Launches As Another Open-Source Computer Attempt

"Open-source computers" seem to be the latest promoted concept up for funding on popular crowd-funding sites.
26 November 2014 - IMP - 25 Comments

Expensive "Free/Libre Software Laptop" Uses A NVIDIA GPU

While there's been an ongoing discussion this week about delivering a $500 "open to the core" laptop that runs Ubuntu Linux and would be comprised of open-source software down to the firmware and Coreboot, announced last week was a high-end laptop that also aims to promote free/libre software. Though don't get out your wallets quite yet.
25 November 2014 - Librem - 41 Comments

Bq Introduces More Android Devices, But Still No Ubuntu Phones

Bq held a media event today where many were hoping the first Ubuntu Phone would be officially unveiled, but that was not the case with Ubuntu receiving no mentions during the event.
25 November 2014 - Bq - 1 Comment

Amazon's Fire TV Stick: A Nice, Affordable Media Center Option

Last week Amazon started shipping their new Fire TV Stick device to compete with the likes of Google's Chromecast. I've been trying out the Fire TV Stick since its launch date last week and have been happy with the device, especially considering its low cost.
24 November 2014 - Fire TV Stick - 5 Comments

There's Talk Again About An "Open To The Core" Ubuntu Laptop

Given the recent crowdfunding success around the Jolla Tablet, there's talk again about crowdfunding a truly open-source laptop that's running Ubuntu and would be priced around $500 USD.
22 November 2014 - $500 Ubuntu Laptop - 48 Comments

PowerVR SGX Driver Code Gets Leaked

Luc Verhaegen has out a new blog post about Imagination's PowerVR SGX user-space driver source code and the microcode source also getting leaked. However, don't get too excited.
22 November 2014 - PowerVR - 23 Comments

Qualcomm Looks To Get Into The ARM Server Business

While Qualcomm is still dominating in the mobile phone chip world as the largest supplier of SoCs for smartphones, the company has ambitions of getting into the server market.
21 November 2014 - Qualcomm Servers - 10 Comments

Jolla Launches Tablet With Sailfish OS 2.0

Jolla has delivered on their teased new device as the "Jolla Tablet" as an exciting tablet running Sailfish OS 2.0.
19 November 2014 - Crowd-Funded Tablet - 25 Comments

Numascale Builds A 5184 AMD Core Shared Memory System

Our friends at Numascale have assembled the world's largest shared memory system to date: 5184 CPU cores with 20.7 terabytes of shared memory.
18 November 2014 - Numascale - 7 Comments

Nokia Releases The N1, A Nice Looking Android 5.0 Tablet

What's left of Nokia after selling off their phone/device divison to Microsoft, the Finnish company has unveiled their first new piece of hardware: the N1 Android tablet.
18 November 2014 - Nokia N1 - 31 Comments

Jolla Begins Teasing Possible New Device, Announcement Next Week

It looks like next week there will be a new Sailfish device announcement from Jolla.
14 November 2014 - Jolla Sailfish - 27 Comments

Gizmo 2 Development Board Powered By AMD SoC

The Gizmo Explorer Kit has been available for a while now as an open-source, mini x86 development board to compete with the many ARM development boards available to consumers and developers. The Gizmo 2 has now been announced as the second-generation development board. Like the original Gizmo, the Gizmo 2 is powered by an AMD SoC with Radeon graphics.
11 November 2014 - Gizmo 2 - 41 Comments

Raspberry Pi Model A+ Launches, Costs Just $20

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is out with the new Model A+ board that follows in the foot steps of this summer's release of the Raspberry Pi Model B+.
10 November 2014 - Model A+ - 12 Comments

Blk-mq/SCSI-mq Are Looking Real Good For Linux Disk Performance

It's been a while since last having any major news to report on the multi-queue block layer for the Linux kernel, but that blk-mq and more recent scsi-mq work is progressing well.
7 November 2014 - Multi-Queue Block Layer - 2 Comments

Freescale's iMX DRM Driver Sees Big Changes

Published on Friday was a massive set of 72 patches to improve the Freescale iMX DRM driver that's currently within the Linux kernel's staging area.
1 November 2014 - iMX DRM - 3 Comments

Has The Sky Fallen? Qualcomm Contributes To Freedreno's DRM/KMS Driver

In an interesting change of events, Code Aurora on the behalf of the Qualcomm Innovation Center has added Adreno A4xx product support to the Freedreno-spawned DRM/KMS "MSM" driver.
31 October 2014 - DRM MSM - 23 Comments

DisplayLink USB 3.0 Support Sounds Like A Mess

While DisplayLink's USB2-based graphics adapters tend to be well supported under Linux even with a DRM/KMS driver, there's been no support for the newer DisplayLink USB 3.0 devices.
31 October 2014 - DisplayLink

PulseAudio Gains A Native Bluetooth Headset Backend

PulseAudio now has a native headset backend for dealing with Bluetooth headsets.
31 October 2014 - Bluetooth HSP - 7 Comments

Linux Kernel Finally Being Optimized For SSHDs

The Linux kernel is finally being optimized for use of solid-state hybrid drives (SSHDs) that follow the ATA 3.2 standard.
29 October 2014 - SSHD SATA - 7 Comments

An Intel-Based Ubuntu Touch Tablet Is Planning To Launch Soon

Today we've received some information a device dubbed the "UT One" that is an Ubuntu Touch tablet powered by an Intel Bay Trail processor and aims to ship in December.
29 October 2014 - UT One - 30 Comments

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