Alexa is mostly restricted to the US, but Amazon has posted a step-by-step guide on how to build your own companion anywhere in the world.
KDE Plasma 5.6 the latest version of KDE Desktop environment has been officially released and announcement by KDE development team. This release offering support for color schemes to the Breeze theme, an improved task manager with support for displaying the progress of tasks, multiple KRunner improvements for a smoother look, the implementation of the Folderview in the Panel and more..
The BBC has started delivering the first of its Micro Bit programming boards to students, a project which it hopes will help create the next generation of coders and tech entrepreneurs.
Solid-state drives are making inroads as the default mass storage option in PCs. HP and Toshiba execs weigh in on when SSDs will finally overtake HDDs.
Recent improvements of the Linux kernel make it possible: Enjoying a full 4K/UHD/2160p resolution of 3840×2160 pixels or more even with elder hardware. Many graphics cards which have never been advertised to feature 4K/UHD can be made to display such modes by overclocking your TMDS. While respective changes for the nouveau driver have already been assimilated into the kernel a separate hdmimhz patch is available for the radeon device driver.
The ARM SoC updates were mailed out on Sunday afternoon for the Linux 4.6 kernel and it provides mainline support for thirteen new SoCs!..
We reported last year that ownCloud was in talks with WD (Western Digital) Labs to help them develop a community project that would bring a self-hosted cloud storage device in users’ homes.
The PiDrive 314GB device is based on Western Digital’s high-volume 500GB platform with design changes made specifically for Raspberry Pi.
But if you’re looking at those machines and thinking, “Well, the hardware is nice; I just wish they came with Linux,” Dell has some good news. The company’s “Developer Edition” program has just been updated to include the newest Skylake systems.
Qualcomm has been established in mobile devices for some time now, but it’s still trying to jumpstart the market for its chips in servers. So in an effort to exploit advanced features on its server chips and appeal to as many developers as possible, Qualcomm is working with Red Hat to port a version of the Enterprise Linux Server for ARM Development Preview.