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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 - 44 Comments
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
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 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
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
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
It looks like next week there will be a new Sailfish device announcement from Jolla.
14 November 2014 - Jolla Sailfish - 27 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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 now has a native headset backend for dealing with Bluetooth headsets.
31 October 2014 - Bluetooth HSP - 7 Comments
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
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
A new open-source GPU design has been published designed to run on FPGAs... What makes this "open hardware" project more interesting than past designs is that their compute unit was designed around AMD's public "Southern Islands" instruction set architecture.
29 October 2014 - MIAOW - 9 Comments
Just months after launching the Fire TV, Amazon today introduced the Fire TV Stick, which is like a mix of a Roku/Chromecast and the Fire TV.
27 October 2014 - Fire TV Stick - 10 Comments
Earlier this month we reviewed some of the newest high-end mouse pads from XTrac. If you're looking for a new mouse pad due to finally amassing a decent selection of Linux game titles, the SteelSeries QcK remains one of the most affordable and suitable choices.
26 October 2014 - QcK - 14 Comments
Yesterday I shared my preview of RunAbove's PowerPC cloud using IBM's latest POWER8 CPUs. RunAbove's PowerPC cloud currently offers an instance type up to 176 threads, for which I've spent the past few days of benchmarking. While initially the only operating system enabled in the POWER8 cloud was Fedora 19, now Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is also an option.
25 October 2014 - PowerPC - 5 Comments
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