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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Acer has introduced its newest Chromebook today and it's powered by the mighty powerful Tegra K1 SoC.
Raspberry Pi fans can rejoice that the VC4 Gallium3D driver has been merged to mainline Mesa in its early form.
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.
The input subsystem pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.17 merge window.
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.
LowRISC is a new venture that's "open to the core" with a goal of producing fully open hardware systems.
The HID (Human Interface Device) pull request was sent in this morning for the Linux 3.17 merge window.
The GPLGPU is now available, a GPLv3-licensed Verilog design for a 2D/3D graphics engine.
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.
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.
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.
Available from OpenBenchmarking.org are some tests of the brand new Raspberry Pi B+ ARM system.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is today announcing a new Open Wireless Router initiative today at the HOPE X conference.
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