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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PulseAudio now has a native headset backend for dealing with Bluetooth headsets.
The Linux kernel is finally being optimized for use of solid-state hybrid drives (SSHDs) that follow the ATA 3.2 standard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're after some metal storage cabinets for housing all your extra computer gear, the Sandusky Lee Welded Steel Classic Storage Cabinet is a winner.
Corsair Link comes down to a proprietary protocol for allowing Corsair products within the "Link" ecosystem to allow for a centralized, easy-to-use control panel for fans, water coolers, and more. Corsair doesn't provide any Linux support for Corsair Link, but open-source developers are filling in the gaps.
Imagination Technologies released the PowerVR SDK v3.4 this morning and while it may not sound too interesting for most Phoronix readers, it's a very interesting release in that for the first time they are providing full instruction set documentation for their latest PowerVR GPUs.
There's new ARM SoCs supported by the Linux 3.18 kernel.
Our hardware friends at TYAN have announced their first customer reference system built around OpenPOWER, the collaboration around IBM's Power Architecture with the Power ISA and other technology being opened up. TYAN's "Palmetto System" is promoted as being innovative, collaborative, and open.
The input subsystem pull request was mailed in on Tuesday to Linus Torvalds for the Linux 3.18 kernel merge window.
Back in August Rockchip published a DRM driver for their SoCs. While this driver has yet to be mainlined, Rockchip continues revising the open-source driver to address upstream developer feedback.
While it's been known since last year that Fedora wants to get rid of old GPU drivers that don't have DRM/KMS support and their plans moved forward months ago to rid the system of old GPU drivers, some Linux enthusiasts running against the latest Fedora development code are surprised their GPU driver vanished.
Linux kernel developers currently have mixed feelings whether ACPI on ARM will be beneficial or not.
While I've written extensively about the Linux 3.17 kernel and its many new features, there is an interesting addition that was merged for Linux 3.17 that I missed out on noticing (or that of Anzwix) until today.
It looks like Tizen smartphones might finally see the light of day later in the year.
The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) this morning officially unveiled the DisplayPort 1.3 specification that takes DP 1.2a even further.
Back in February we wrote about Ubuntu having two phone partners with plans to launch in 2014. Those partners were BQ and Meizu, with the latter Chinese brand at least now expecting to have a working Ubuntu Touch software stack in December to begin shipping their Unicorn-loaded phone.
As some other cooling hardware coverage this weekend besides the Scythe Mugen MAX CPU heatsink review is a look at two stainless steel chilling sticks that promise to be handy, but in reality come up short.
Reports are coming out that Samsung for the past few years has been working on its own original graphics processor design.
Compared to most Linux PC vendors targeting consumers that are just selling re-branded white box systems with Linux preloaded, CompuLab continues to have an interesting set of original offerings that are Linux-friendly and built really well. The latest system we've had the pleasure of trying out is the Intense-PC2.
The first digital cinema camera comprised of open-source software and open hardware is closer to becoming reality.
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