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The PocketBeagle is the tiniest and most whimsically-named single-board computer on the market

 Do you need a Linux machine about as big as a few quarters? Man, have I got something for you. It’s called the BeagleBoard PocketBeagle and it’s the smallest Linux computer you can buy for $25. I’m a huge fan of single-board computers for one simple reason: in my childhood, the technology that enables these things simply didn’t exist. Further, a little kit like this… Read More

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John Biggs

September 22nd

Gadgets

The Minifree Libreboot T400 is free as in freedom

 The Libreboot T400 doesn’t look like much. It’s basically a refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad with the traditional Lenovo/IBM pointer nubbin and a small touchpad. It’s a plain black laptop, as familiar as any luggable assigned to a cubicle warrior on the road. But, under the hood, you have a machine that fights for freedom. The T400 runs Libreboot, a free and open BIOS and the… Read More

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John Biggs

August 11th

Gadgets

Microsoft joins the Linux foundation and blows everyone’s mind

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Microsoft, the monolithic force in the land of software licensing and exclusivity, has joined the Linux Foundation. Yes, you read that correctly and no, this isn't a joke.

At the company's Connect conference today in New York, the house that Gates built revealed that it is joining the Linux Foundation as a platinum member. The non-profit organization has three tiers of membership, with platinum being the highest, followed by gold and silver. As a platinum member, Microsoft has committed to donating a minimum of $500,000 annually to the advancement and open source development of many different projects. 

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Mike Wehner

November 17th

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Purism builds a secure tablet with physical wi-fi and camera switches

librem11_1-640px_qso8ln Purism, proud makers of one of the first truly open laptops, is moving into the world of pro-level tablets. Their latest product, the Librem 11, is a tablet that runs any GNU/Linux version (they recommend the ultra-secure Qubes) and can double as a laptop. The company made waves with their 15 and 13 laptops and they are bringing the same level of security to the $1,299 tablet. While that’s… Read More

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John Biggs

May 20th

Gadgets

More developers now use OS X than Linux, says ‘most comprehensive survey ever conducted’

Stack Overflow reports that more developers now use OS X than Linux as their primary OS, and that if the trend continues, fewer than half of all developers will be using Windows next year.

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Ben Lovejoy

March 18th

Apple

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Apple’s Swift Programming Language Is Now Open Source

29 Swift2 Swift, Apple’s programming language aimed at OS X and iOS developers, has gone open source under the Apache License. This means all of the source code, including the code for a new package manager, will be available to edit and compile and programs can be created without attribution. Apple is also revealing further plans for the language on their new site, swift.org (the site is down at… Read More

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John Biggs

December 3rd

Apple

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NeoKylin Is the Desktop OS China Built As a Substitute For Windows

The Chinese government’s replacement for Windows is called NeoKylin, and it looks very familiar based on a hands-on from Quartz–which reports today that the OS is already running on more than 40 percent of commercial units sold in the country by Dell.

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Leah Becerra

September 23rd

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Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Laughs at the AI Apocalypse

Over the past several months, many of the world’s most famous scientists and engineers — including Stephen Hawking — have said that one of the biggest threats to humanity is an artificial superintelligence. But Linus Torvalds, the irascible creator of open source operating system Linux, says their fears are idiotic.

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Annalee Newitz

July 7th

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Flix Plus Customizes Every Corner of Netflix’s New Interface

Chrome: Flix Plus , Lifehacker’s original Chrome extension for Netflix, has been fully updated to customize Netflix’s new layout . You can hide spoilers, show Rotten Tomato ratings, and lots more. Here’s what’s new.http://lifehacker.com/netflix-is-get...

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July 2nd

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Five Best BitTorrent Clients

BitTorrent is still a great way to transfer large files, but it’s only as convenient and efficient as the application you use to seed and download them. This week, we’re looking at five of the best BitTorrent clients, based on your nominations.

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May 17th

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