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An Open Hardware Random Number Generator Proposed

In 2015 we might see an open hardware random number generator that would connect to the system via an SD card slot.
19 December 2014 - Open-Source Hardware RNG - 13 Comments

Multi-Stream Transport 4K Monitors To Become Better Supported On Linux

For a number of months David Airlie at Red Hat has been working on DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport (DP MST) handling for Linux. Keith Packard over at Intel is now playing with DP MST too for bettering modern 4K display support on Linux within X.Org Server based environments.
17 December 2014 - 4K DP MST - 9 Comments

Affordable USB 2.0 & USB 3.0 NICs That Work With Linux

For anyone that may be in need of some USB wired network adapters, Plugable offers a few different options that are low-cost and work well with Linux -- in fact, Linux is mentioned on the product packaging.
16 December 2014 - USB2/3 NICs - 13 Comments

MIPS Has An "Unusually Large Pull" For Linux 3.19 Kernel

The MIPS architecture improvements and new features for the Linux 3.19 kernel are aplenty due to many MIPS patches not being merged for Linux 3.18 and then aside from that a lot of developers sending in lots of new work.
13 December 2014 - MIPS

Linux 3.19 To Have Full Multi-Touch For More Logitech Devices

Jiri Kosina has lined up his HID subsystem changes for the Linux 3.19 kernel that include more multi-touch device work and other input improvements.
12 December 2014 - HID - 2 Comments

Preview Of The Massive New Open-Source, Linux Test Farm

They say a picture is worth one thousand words, but how many Linux systems is a picture worth?
5 December 2014 - Benchmarks!!!! - 26 Comments

MIPS Creator CI20 Now Available, Costs $65 USD

While many Linux users still cringe over hearing Imagination Technologies due to their shoddy Linux graphics driver history with the PowerVR series and lack of open-source friendship, their MIPS Creator CI20 development board just became available for sale and in the months ahead we'll see how their Linux support evolves.
4 December 2014 - Imagination - 21 Comments

Qualcomm Looks To Add HDCP Support To Freedreno

One month ago was the surprising contribution by Qualcomm's Innovation Center that they were adding new hardware support to Freedrenon, the open-source and reverse-engineered Gallium3D driver for Adreno graphics hardware. Qualcomm's contributions haven't ended and they're looking to add more patches -- including for HDCP support.
3 December 2014 - Freedreno Gallium3D - 9 Comments

Coreboot Now Works On A ~$70 Intel Motherboard

Coreboot has been ported to work on another Intel motherboard. This new support target is for older Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors but the motherboard can still be purchased via retail channels and sells for only about $70 USD.
30 November 2014 - SNB/IVB - 17 Comments

Generic TrustZone Driver Proposed For Linux Kernel

ARM's security extensions are in the process of being bettered on Linux.
29 November 2014 - TrustZone

Jolla Tablet Could Have Upgrades For MicroSDHC, Split Screen, 3.5G

Last week Jolla launched the Jolla Tablet with Sailfish OS 2.0 that's set to take the waters next year. The Jolla Tablet launched via crowd-funding and thus far it's been wildly successful. Given the success, Jolla has added some stretch goals to the campaign that ends in December.
28 November 2014 - Jolla Tablet - 15 Comments

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 - 50 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

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