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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.
14 September 2014 - Ubuntu MX4 - 18 Comments
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.
14 September 2014 - Beer Chiller - 19 Comments
Reports are coming out that Samsung for the past few years has been working on its own original graphics processor design.
14 September 2014 - Samsung GPU - 22 Comments
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.
13 September 2014 - Intense-PC2 - 7 Comments
The first digital cinema camera comprised of open-source software and open hardware is closer to becoming reality.
11 September 2014 - AXIOM Beta - 12 Comments
Matrox is out with new professional graphics cards in their new C-Series product line-up. These new graphics cards designed for driving multiple displays -- including a quad-output fan-less graphics card -- will be supported under Linux.
11 September 2014 - Matrox C-Series - 17 Comments
The Free Software Foundation and Debian have hooked up to help free software users in the search for finding Linux compatible hardware... In a different approach from the other Linux compatibility lists and hardware databases, they are only promoting hardware that doesn't require any proprietary software or firmware.
8 September 2014 - H-Node - 20 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 input subsystem pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.17 merge window.
8 August 2014 - Input - 1 Comment
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 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
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