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Scrap-Ma-Bob: A Great Cup Holder For Any Desk

While not directly tech related, a great desk accessory I recently picked up is the Ensign Group Scrap-Ma-Bob Cup and Bag Clamp-On Holder.
7 September 2014 - Cup Holder - 15 Comments

MSI Motherboard BIOS Updating Remains A Pain For Linux Users

While most if not all of the modern motherboards produced by MSI allow BIOS/UEFI updating to happen from within the BIOS setup utility and done using a USB flash drive -- as is also the case with most other motherboard vendors -- for Linux users the updating can be a bit more of a headache for MSI motherboards.
31 August 2014 - UEFI/BIOS - 36 Comments

See How Your Linux System Performs Against The Latest Intel/AMD CPUs

This holiday weekend (in the US) can be a great time to test your Linux system to see how it's performing against the latest AMD and Intel processors to see if it's time for a good upgrade.
31 August 2014 - Experiment - 16 Comments

Imagination Launches A MIPS Development Board

To compete with the growing number of single-board development computers in the ARM space and even in the x86 space, Imagination Technologies has introduced their first public MIPS single-board computer for developers. While it won't likely see the success of the Raspberry Pi, it's an interesting piece of hardware to say the least and hopefully we'll be able to benchmark it at Phoronix.
30 August 2014 - MIPS - 24 Comments

Getting Involved With The New Raspberry Pi Graphics Driver

Eric Anholt, formerly a lead developer on Intel's Linux graphics driver, has been quickly working away at the VC4 Gallium3D driver and related code now being a Broadcom employee tasked with making an open-source driver for the Raspberry Pi. If you're looking to try out his in-development driver or help him out in the driver creation process, he's published a brief guide to lower the barrier to entry.
30 August 2014 - VC4 Gallium3D

Linux 3.17 Will Detect If Your Toshiba Laptop Is Falling Down

The x86 platform driver updates were sent in on Saturday by Matthew Garrett and besides some clean-ups and various quirks / minor additions for new devices, there's a new driver for generating falling laptop events for Toshiba laptops.
16 August 2014 - Freefall - 8 Comments

UEFI Forum Officially Announces ACPI 5.1

While Linux kernel developers have already been working on ACPI 5.1 support since it brings ACPI on ARM, and there's partial support in the Linux 3.17 kernel, the UEFI Forum today finally announced the official release of the ACPI 5.1 specification.
12 August 2014 - ACPI 5.1 - 1 Comment

Acer's Latest Chromebook Should Be Quite Powerful & Attractive

Acer has introduced its newest Chromebook today and it's powered by the mighty powerful Tegra K1 SoC.
11 August 2014 - Acer Chromebook 13 - 21 Comments

VC4 Gallium3D Driver Merged To Mainline Mesa

Raspberry Pi fans can rejoice that the VC4 Gallium3D driver has been merged to mainline Mesa in its early form.
9 August 2014 - VC4 - 10 Comments

Lots Of New ARM Hardware To Be Supported By Linux 3.17

Several new ARM devices will be supported by the in-development Linux 3.17 kernel while some less-than-optimally-supported ARM hardware is also getting stripped from the mainline kernel tree.
8 August 2014 - ARM Pull - 6 Comments

The Wacom Input Driver Gets Enhanced With Linux 3.17

The input subsystem pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.17 merge window.
8 August 2014 - Input - 1 Comment

Rockchip Publishes A DRM Driver For Their SoCs

Separate from the new DRM driver to be found in Linux 3.17 that was written about earlier, there's another new DRM driver published this week that has yet to hit the mainline Linux kernel.
8 August 2014 - Rockchip DRM - 8 Comments

LowRISC: Trying To Bring Fully Open Hardware In A High Risk World

LowRISC is a new venture that's "open to the core" with a goal of producing fully open hardware systems.
8 August 2014 - lowRISC - 4 Comments

Input Drivers Get Renewed For Linux 3.17

The HID (Human Interface Device) pull request was sent in this morning for the Linux 3.17 merge window.
6 August 2014 - HID - 2 Comments

The GPLv3 GPU Is Now Available

The GPLGPU is now available, a GPLv3-licensed Verilog design for a 2D/3D graphics engine.
3 August 2014 - GPLGPU - 27 Comments

Belkin's WRT54G Router Successor Is Crap On The Software Front So Far

Belkin revived the Linksys WRT54G in a new 802.11ac model earlier this year and one of its selling points has been the OpenWRT support as what made the WRT54G legendary. However, OpenWRT developers and fans are yet to be satisfied by this new router.
1 August 2014 - WRT1900AC - 21 Comments

Linux Developers Jump Quickly On ACPI 5.1, Helps Out ARM

Fresh off the release of ACPI 5.1 by the UEFI Forum, Linux developers are updating their support against this latest revision to the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. In particular, ACPI 5.1 is supposed to help out ARM.
24 July 2014 - ACPI 5.1 - 12 Comments

Eric Anholt Makes Progress With Broadcom VC4 Graphics Driver

One month ago Linux developer Eric Anholt left Intel to work at Broadcom. Eric, a long-time contributor to the open-source Linux graphics stack, is now tasked at Broadcom with developing a DRM driver and Mesa/Gallium3D driver for Broadcom's "VC4" graphics hardware, which is found within the Raspberry Pi.
23 July 2014 - Raspberry Pi Driver - 10 Comments

Raspberry Pi B+ ARM Debian Benchmarks

Available from OpenBenchmarking.org are some tests of the brand new Raspberry Pi B+ ARM system.
22 July 2014 - Raspberry Pi B+ - 8 Comments

EFF Aims To Launch An Open Wireless Router

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is today announcing a new Open Wireless Router initiative today at the HOPE X conference.
21 July 2014 - CeroWRT - 39 Comments

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