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Samsung's Linux on DeX will let you run desktop Linux on your Android phone

Remember Samsung's DeX? While that program has so far been a failure, it had led to Linux on DeX, an exciting new feature for select Samsung Galaxy devices. Linux on DeX will allow users to load a full desktop Linux environment wi...
The Google Pixel Slate is up for pre-order. (Source: Google)

Google Pixel Slate goes up for pre-order, quickly selling out

Google’s first Chrome OS tablet is now up for pre-order following its unveiling early last month. The new Pixel Slate follows is the company’s latest attempt to crack the tablet computing market dominated by Apple’s iPad.
Steam Play on Linux now supports over 2,600 Windows games. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

Steam Play and ProtonDB now support over 2,600 Windows games on Linux

ProtonDB has announced that over 2,600 Windows games are now playable on Linux via Steam Play. These include games such as The Witcher 3, Dark Souls 3, Dishonored, and more. This increase in game compatibility ever since Steam Pla...
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IBM to acquire Red Hat for $34 billion

In a deal valued at US $34 billion, IBM will acquire Red Hat, the organization behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, and CentOS. IBM is buying Red Hat in order to compete in the cloud computing market against the likes of Amazo...
Vivaldi 2.1 Quick Commands settings (Source: Own)

Vivaldi 2.1 now available with improved Quick Commands

Less than a month after the release of the 2.0 major update, Vivaldi 2.1 arrives with noticeable improvements to the popular Quick Commands feature. Notes can be created directly in Quick Commands, Page and UI Zoom can both be adj...
Pine's A64 SBC will be at the heart of their smartphone, currently in development.

Pine64, maker of cheap Linux laptops, may be making a cheap Linux phone

Pine64, the team behind the US$99 Pinebook, has announced it will begin working on a cheap Linux-based smartphone. Dubbed the PinePhone, the handset will be built around Pine's low-spec, low-cost Pine A64 single-board computer. De...
War Thunder 1.83 "Masters of the Sea" update now available

War Thunder 1.83 "Masters of the Sea" takes naval battles into Open Beta

War Thunder 1.83 "Masters of the Sea" introduces the British Royal Navy tech tree (in Closed Beta), but also brings in new German, Soviet, and American vessels. The naval forces of these three nations can now be played by everyone...
Ubuntu Linux 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" now available October 2018 (Source: Ubuntu blog)

Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" now available, new default theme and performance improvements in tow

As previously announced, the Ubuntu 18.10 release comes with the GNOME 3.30 desktop and Yaru — the new default theme that has been developed by the community. The new kernel and updated graphics libraries now support the Raspberry...
Google Chrome logo, Chrome 70 now available

Chrome 70 now available with the ability to control browser sign-in

The latest Google Chrome browser comes with a new setting that allows its users to have a better control over the sign-in and sync features, the AV1 video streaming codec, as well as a rather large number of minor tweaks, fixes, a...
Dell Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1 (Celeron N3060) Convertible Review

81% Dell Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1 (Celeron N3060) Convertible Review

Back to school. The Dell Inspiron Chromebook 11 2-in-1 (also known as the Chromebook 11 3181 2-in-1) is a sturdy, well-built Chromebook targeted squarely at the education sector. While the design leaves much to be desired, it is a competent low-end machine and should be rugged enough to withstand the abuse of a classroom.
Intel Celeron N3060 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Vivaldi 2.0 last setup screen (Source: Own)

Vivaldi 2.0 now available for download with Sync, Resizable Tab Tiling, Floating Web Panels, and more

Introduced last week, Vivaldi 2.0 is a major update that delivers essential features like Sync, Resizable Tab Tiling, and Floating Web Panels to this niche browser, as well as a fresh look with window background images and Start P...
Opera 56 with video pop out (Source: Own)

Opera 56 now available with multiple improvements

The latest version of the Opera browser is now available as "the best browser for multitaskers" and its list of changes includes volume control for the video pop-out player, a page zoom indicator in the address and search bar, an ...
Image: Canonical

Canonical extends security support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is the basis for many cloud and enterprise services, is coming up on its end of life this April. Canonical will begin offering an Extended Security Maintenance service in April that will continue rolling ou...
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You can now play your own NES ROMs on Nintendo Switch Online thanks to a new hack

Less than 24 hours after its launch, Nintendo's Switch Online service has already been hacked to allow gamers to load their own custom NES ROMs in to the NES library. The process, which seems to be simple, is possible because of N...
War Thunder 1.81 "The Walkyries" update now available September 2018, attack helicopters included

Update 1.81 "The Walkyries" brings helicopters to War Thunder

The most comprehensive War Thunder update to launch this month — 1.81 "The Walkyries" — introduces a few new ground vehicles, locations, and a new aircraft. However, the most important change involves the attack helicopters that h...
Mozilla Firefox 62 now available for download

Firefox 62 now available for download, Mozilla no longer supports Windows XP

With the release of Firefox 62, Mozilla also stops providing support to Firefox 52 ESR, which is the latest version for those still using this ancient operating system. Firefox 62 comes with support for CSS variable fonts and shap...
The Librem 5 has been delayed by 3 months due to hardware issues. (Image: Purism)

Purism plans to ship first batch of Librem 5 Linux smartphones in April 2019

Purism's upcoming Linux phone, the Librem 5, has run into some development delays that have pushed its release back 3 months to April 2019. Due to a flaw in the phone's CPU, the battery drains in less than an hour. Purism is worki...
Intel has been releasing security patches since January, but this is the first time it banned testing them for performance discrepancies. (Source: MarketWatch)

Intel revises ban on benchmarking its newest microcode patch

When Intel banned testing the performance of its newest microcode patch for security vulnerabilities, many tech enthusiasts spoke out against the company. Finally, Intel has listened to the backlash and will soon be revising the r...
Linux seems to do a better job of scaling up to the Threadripper 2990WX's 32 cores. (Source: Engadget)

The AMD Threadripper 2990WX shows even higher numbers when benchmarked on Linux

Phoronix has done a performance comparison of the AMD Threadripper 2990WX in Windows 10 Pro and Linux and the results show Threadripper numbers significantly lower under Windows 10 Pro than in Linux. In some tests such as 7-Zip Co...
The Dragonbox Pyra comes with a transparent casing and fully upgradable specs. (Source: Dragonbox)

Crowdfunded Dragonbox Pyra handheld PC almost ready for launch

First announced in 2014, the crowdfunded Dragonbox Pyra handheld mini PC is finally close to commercial release. The German developers released the final specs, which now include a 5-inch 720p screen, a TI OMAP 5 dual-core ARM Cor...
Dell XPS 13 9370 Developer Edition with Ubuntu Linux 18.04 with Intel Core i7-8550U processor (Source: Barton's Blog)

The Dell XPS 13 9370 now available with Ubuntu Linux 18.04 onboard

The Intel Core i7-8550U-powered Dell XPS 13 9370 ultrabook is now available with Ubuntu Linux 18.04 onboard. The first XPS 13 Developer Edition arrived more than five years ago and back then it had Ubuntu 12.04 installed. The new ...
The latest Bluetooth vulnerability affects smartphones as well as laptops integrating Intel/Broadcom/Qualcomm Bluetooth-enabled hardware. (Source: Cubot Blog)

New critical Bluetooth exploit discovered

The latest Bluetooth vulnerability may affect many more devices than last year's BlueBorne, because it can affect smartphones as well as laptops that integrate Apple, Google, Intel, Broadcom or Qualcomm hardware. Due to insufficie...
Steam gets new chat features July 2018

Steam gets an all-new chat system for both the Steam Client and web browsers

The new stable Steam Client for Windows, Linux, and Mac brings an all-new chat feature that is also available for web browsers, GPU acceleration in web views by default, support for the PlayStation 3 controller, 15 Xbox controller...
Ubuntu 17.10 has reached its End of Life on July 19, 2018

Ubuntu 17.10 is no longer supported

Those who are still using Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" should now update to the version 18.04 (nicknamed "Bionic Beaver") of this popular Linux distribution. Ubuntu 17.10 arrived on October 19, 2017, and it only received 9 month...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th generation facing sleep mode problems in Linux

The 6th gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon on Linux is facing sleep mode issues, unofficial patch available for a while

A problem that has been spotted in early March has resurfaced on Twitter this week, and Lenovo pointed the troubled customer to the official forum. Sadly, the 18-page discussion about the X1 Carbon's inability to use deep sleep on...
Dell G5 15 5587 (i5-8300H, GTX 1060 Max-Q, SSD, IPS) Laptop Review

84% Dell G5 15 5587 (i5-8300H, GTX 1060 Max-Q, SSD, IPS) Laptop Review

I know that one! With Coffee Lake and a good mid-range GPU, Dell presents the G5 15 as a gaming notebook for the limited budget. Being the successor of the Inspiron 15 7577, the device looks visually very familiar. You can find out in our detailed review which additional improvements the G5 has to offer and how the device fared in our test run.
Intel Core i5-8300H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.9 kg
Libre Computer Renegade Elite single-board PC with Rockchip RK3399 processor (Source: Libre Computer)

Libre Computer's single-board computer Renegade Elite coming in August, Rockchip RK3399 in tow

The successor of the US$35 Renegade single-board PC by Libre Computer will hit Indiegogo in July and general availability is scheduled for August. This Raspberry Pi alternative uses a Rockchip RK3399 processor and features USB Typ...
War Thunder 1.79 "Project X" major update downloading June 12

War Thunder 1.79 "Project X" is now live, Xbox One release coming soon

In addition to the upcoming release on the Xbox One, this major update for Gaijin Entertainment's popular cross-platform vehicular combat MMO title also includes various "X items" like the Fritz-X guided bomb, the AMX-40 and XM-1 ...
Microsoft made a partnership with GitHub in regard to project migration from the now defunct CodePlex platform. (Source: Fossbytes)

Microsoft may be considering GitHub acquisition

A report has stated that Microsoft may be considering buying GitHub for US$5 billion. The hosting service was founded in 2008 and was valued at US$2 billion back in 2015, when the company confirmed it had raised US$250 million in ...
Ubuntu 18.10 - Communitheme new default interface (Source: Ubuntu blog)

Ubuntu 18.10 will come with a new default theme, improved power management, and more

Scheduled to arrive in October, Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" will still use GNOME but will come with a new default theme called Communitheme, improved power saving options, a faster first-time startup for apps installed as sna...
Semantic Machines team (Source: The Official Microsoft Blog)

Microsoft acquires conversational AI company Semantic Machines

Semantic Machines Inc. is a Californian company based in Berkeley that will join Microsoft for an undisclosed amount. However, it has been revealed that the Redmond giant will establish a conversational AI center of excellence in ...
Coming Soon: Open a Linux terminal directly from File Explorer. (Source: Microsoft)

Upcoming Windows 10 'Redstone 5' Insider Build will allow launching a Linux terminal directly from File Explorer

Windows 10 users who depend on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) for development work will soon have an easy access to the Linux terminal thanks to a popular User Voice request. Upcoming Windows 10 'Redstone 5' builds will hav...
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AsteroidOS 1.0, an open source smartwatch OS, released for certain Android Wear watches

AsteroidOS, best described as an open source alternative to watchOS and Wear OS, launched its first stable release yesterday. Designed by a small group of developers and open to the public, the OS can run on a few Wear OS-compatib...
The updated Oryx Pro features a 15.6-inch matte FHD IPS screen in the base configuration. (Source: System76)

System76 offers Ubuntu-based Oryx Pro laptop for pre-order

American computer manufacturer System76 has offered the company’s updated Oryx Pro for pre-order. For US$1,599, the buyer would receive a 15.6-inch, Ubuntu-based laptop sporting an i7-8750H processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, ...
Chromebooks will soon support full Linux apps

Chromebooks will soon support full Linux apps

Chromebooks may become the best Android development tools later this year. Google is planning to roll out native Linux support to the Chrome OS-powered machines later this year, allowing coders to build software for Chrome OS and ...
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Update: Download now available | Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) now available

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" is here and brings quite a few changes to the OS. Users upgrading from 16.04 LTS will notice quite a few aesthetic changes; 18.04 LTS brings the switch back to the GNOME desktop to the long-term su...
Asus Chromebox 3 desktop PC with Intel Kaby Lake processor

Asus Chromebox 3 now available for pre-order

Unveiled back at CES 2018, the Intel Kaby Lake-powered Asus Chromebox 3 is now available for pre-order via TigerDirect and NextWarehouse. Although it is also listed as out of stock and there is no release date public yet, those in...
Image: Purism

Librem 5 smartphone will officially support PureOS and Ubuntu Touch

Thanks to a collaboration between Purism and UBports, the upcoming crowd-funded Librem 5 smartphone now officially supports Purism's own PureOS and Ubuntu Touch. Ubuntu Touch, which was abandoned by Canonical last year, was picked...
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 convertible with Cofee Lake and Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL (Source: Dell)

Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is a business version of the XPS 9575, but with Radeon Pro WX graphics

The new Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is a less powerful — but convertible — sibling of the 15.6-inch Precision 5530 mobile workstation. Its specs are similar to those of the Dell XPS 9575, but this mobile workstation features Radeon...
Dell Precision 5530 mobile workstation with Coffee Lake-H and NVIDIA Quadro options (Source: Dell)

Dell Precision 5530 business version of the XPS 9570 now official, Quadro P1000/P2000 graphics in tow

Available in Platinum Silver and Brushed Onyx, the 15.6-inch Dell Precision 5530 is the brand's smallest mobile workstation. Its comprehensive list of hardware options includes 8th generation Intel Core i5, i7, and i9 processors, ...
Microsoft Azure Sphere components (Source: Blog | Microsoft Azure)

Microsoft launches Azure Sphere, its first product with a custom Linux kernel

Although Microsoft's former CEO, Steve Ballmer, called it a few years ago nothing less than "a cancer," Linux is now at the core of an IoT solution that comes from Redmond. Azure Sphere includes microcontrollers, a cloud-based sec...
Red Hat Logo, featuring Shadow Man (aka, the man in the red hat). (Source: The Inquirer)

Red Hat reaches the quarter-century milestone

Red Hat has now spent 25 years developing and supporting Linux and other related open-source projects. Originally started by Bob Young and Marc Ewing in a small residential room, it has now grown to have annual revenue of US$2.9 b...
Image: Linux Mint Blog

Pocket Mint: The Mintbox Mini 2 is a fanless Apollo Lake mini PC running Linux Mint

Mini PCs are growing in popularity. Linux Mint users in need of an insanely tiny machine might be interested in the Apollo Lake-powered Mintbox Mini 2, which the team behind Linux Mint is hoping to deliver concurrently with Mint 1...
The Atari VCS (Ataribox) lives! (Image source: Tom's Hardware)

GDC 2018 | The Ataribox is real, and it's more computer than gaming console

After months of delays and speculation, the Atari VCS (formerly the Ataribox) finally debuted in physical form at GDC. There's still a lot of information about the console that Atari is keeping close to the chest, but we do know t...
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (Source: Raspberry)

Raspberry announces the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with same US$35 price as its predecessor

Raspberry have announced the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, an update to the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B that originally released two years ago. The most significant improvements are in networking (wired and wireless) and an increase in ...
Chromebooks like the Google Pixelbook could soon support Linux in a virtual machine. (Source: Google)

Chrome OS to support running Linux software in virtual machines

Google could be set to make its Chrome OS a much more potent threat to Microsoft if a new commit in the Chromium source is any guide. A developer project known as Crostini shows signs of Google officially introducing support for L...
Smach Z handheld gaming PC to integrate AMD's Ryzen V1000 embedded CPU

Smach Z handheld gaming PC to integrate AMD's Ryzen V1000 embedded CPU

After 4 years of development, the Smach Z handheld PC could finally see the light of day in H2 2018. Smach partnered with AMD to include a custom embedded RX-421B CPU that integrates an 8CU R7 GPU, and the device will also include...
How to run Linux binaries natively in Windows 10

How to run Linux binaries natively in Windows 10

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is Microsoft's technology stack that enables native Linux binaries to run in a Windows user environment without the need to install a full fledged Linux distro — native or virtual. This tutori...
KDE Slimbook II (KDE II) notebook (Source: Slimbook)

KDE Slimbook II Linux laptops receive Kaby Lake i5 and i7 processors

The Spanish-made KDE Slimbook II notebook is now available starting around US$855. When compared to the first generation, the list of upgrades includes DDR4 memory, Kaby Lake processors, a 1 TB SSD option, an improved WiFi antenna...
Linux running on Nintendo Switch due to boot ROM bug (Source: @fail0verflow)

Boot ROM bug allows Nintendo Switch to run Linux

Not long after they revealed a custom boot screen on a Nintendo Switch, a group of hackers calling themselves fail0verflow apparently managed to run a Linux-based operating system on this game console.

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