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  • Makulu's LinDoz Is a Smooth Windows-Cinnamon Blend

    8:00am By Jack M. Germain
    If you want a classy distro with the look and feel of the Microsoft platform, the MakuluLinux LinDoz edition will feed your nostalgia. MakuluLinux developer Jacque Montague Raymer released MakuluLinux 11 LinDoz edition earlier this month after a year and a…
  • Twitter Tries to Get Stickier

    Tue 8:00am By John P. Mello Jr.
    Twitter fans who want to dress up pix they post to the service can do it with #Stickers, a new feature announced Monday. "Soon, you can browse our rotating sets of stickers to join in on real-time conversations, and select from the library of hundreds of…
  • AI Playmate Cozmo Wants to Get to Know You

    Mon 6:02pm By Peter Suciu
    Anki on Monday introduced Cozmo, a little robot powered by an advanced artificial intelligence. Cozmo promises to be far more interactive than any toy robot that has been released to date. Although he's designed with play in mind, the combination of technology…
  • Gun Control and Learning to Make Data-Driven Decisions

    Mon 2:08pm By Rob Enderle
    We live in an unprecedented age of information and computing power -- yet whether publicly or privately, we still make decisions largely on how we feel rather than based on hard information. With this massive influx of data and computing power, when it comes…
  • Fedora 24 Pushes Linux Boundaries

    Sat 1:30pm By Jack M. Germain
    Red Hat this week announced the release of Fedora 24, an open source Linux operating system maintained by the Fedora Project community. Fedora Linux is the community version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or RHEL. Fedora 24 is comprised of a set of base packages…
  • BitTorrent Dips Toes Into Ad Stream

    Fri 8:00am By Richard Adhikari
    BitTorrent on Thursday announced a revamp of its Bundle offering as a pilot project, giving it a new name, "BitTorrent Now." Heavily used by independent musicians and filmmakers, as well as the BBC and other organizations, the service now accepts ads.…
  • Study: Third-Party Apps Pose Risks for Enterprises

    Thu 8:00am By John P. Mello Jr.
    Since mobile computing put an end to the good old days when IT departments had absolute control over software deployed in the enterprise, there's been a rise in employees' use of third-party applications -- a rise that poses security risks to corporate…
  • Headphone Jack-less iPhone 7 Rumor Gains Ground

    Jun 22, 2016, 6:47 pm By Richard Adhikari
    The rumor that Apple will get rid of the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 resurfaced Tuesday. Apple is expected to launch the new iPhone later this year. The iPhone's Lightning connector reportedly will do double duty as its charging port and headphone…
  • Twitter Applies '140' Rule to Video Seconds

    Jun 22, 2016, 5:16 pm By David Jones
    Twitter on Tuesday launched enhanced video services that will allow users to post longer videos -- up to 140 seconds. It also announced a new platform for celebrities and public figures to share their stories. Because sports, news, music and other videos…
  • Docker Tunes Up Engine Orchestration

    Jun 22, 2016, 2:53 pm By Richard Adhikari
    Docker on Monday announced Docker Engine 1.12 with built-in orchestration, which allows automated deployment and management of Dockerized distributed applications and microservices at scale in production. Users can select Docker Swarm mode to turn on built-in…
  • Google Makes It Easier to Do the 2-Step

    Jun 21, 2016, 7:35 pm By Richard Adhikari
    Google on Monday began rolling out a new two-step authentication feature, Google Prompt, targeting enterprise employees. The new option consists of a pop-up that displays a mobile user's name and profile image, and that specifies the location and device…
  • Gadget Ogling: Pliable Phones, Clever Kicks, and Sumptuous Speakers

    Jun 21, 2016, 5:51 pm By Kris Holt
    Lenovo has peeled back the curtain on a smartphone that you can wrap around your wrist, sporting a full-color screen. The "CPlus," as Lenovo calls the prototype, runs Android and has a 4.26-inch display. It will be available in 12 colors if and when it goes on…
  • Plume Podifies Home WiFi

    Jun 21, 2016, 2:02 pm By Richard Adhikari
    Plume last week introduced its eponymous self-optimizing WiFi system for the home.…
  • Linux Snap Package Format Goes Multi-Distro

    Jun 20, 2016, 4:03 pm By Richard Adhikari
    Snapcraft -- the Linux package format Canonical developed for Ubuntu -- now works on multiple Linux distros, including Arch, Debian, Fedora and various flavors of Ubuntu.…
  • AI for President

    Jun 20, 2016, 12:18 pm By Rob Enderle
    Andy Rubin, Android's daddy, last week made some interesting comments about quantum computing and artificial intelligence. The part I agree with is it won't be long until most things we have are connected to an intelligent machine. However, when referring to…
  • Google: Dare to Daydream

    Jun 18, 2016, 1:48 pm By Quinten Plummer
    Google's Cardboard has proved to the masses that virtual reality is more than a pipe dream. Inexpensive cardboard headsets leverage smartphones to create makeshift head-mounted displays for low-level VR experiences. For those whose fancies of owning a US$600…
  • Facebook Gives Messenger More Jobs to Do

    Jun 17, 2016, 1:00 pm By Richard Adhikari
    Facebook on Thursday unveiled its redesigned Messenger app, which replaces the list of conversations it previously displayed with a home screen that will let users perform more actions within a chat. The Home tab now organizes Messenger into recent…
  • WatchOS 3 Offers New Hope for Smartwatch Category

    Jun 16, 2016, 6:11 pm By David Jones
    Apple finally responded to concerns that were threatening to scuttle its once-promising wearables category. Its introduction of watchOS 3 at this week's WWDC has drawn high praise. The Apple Watch represented the company's attempt to marry the ultimate Dick…
  • Nintendo's New Zelda Adventure Draws E3 Cheers

    Jun 16, 2016, 4:08 pm By Peter Suciu
    Nintendo on Tuesday offered E3 attendees a preview of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the latest title in the action-adventure franchise. This time the story involves much more than rescuing a princess. The game actually has been years in the making,…
  • Facebook Tackles Suicide Prevention Worldwide

    Jun 16, 2016, 1:06 pm By David Jones
    Facebook plans to roll out its suicide prevention tools and resources around the world. Already available in the U.S., the resources are designed to help members who may be thinking about committing suicide or otherwise hurting themselves, as well as family…
  • Russians Hack DNC Servers to Get Goods on Trump

    Jun 15, 2016, 3:31 pm By Richard Adhikari
    Two groups of Russian hackers burrowed into the Democratic National Committee's servers and spent months stealing information on Donald Trump, the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, according to Crowdstrike. The security firm identified "two…
  • Sony Unveils Slew of New PlayStation Titles

    Jun 15, 2016, 12:18 pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    Sony on Monday announced its new game lineup for the year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center. "We have just concluded the PlayStation E3 Press Conference for 2016 and if ever there was a year dedicated to thrilling…
  • New Linux Lite Is a Powerhouse Distro in Disguise

    Jun 15, 2016, 8:00 am By Jack M. Germain
    Linux Lite 3.0 is anything but what its name implies. It is a full-featured operating system that lets you get down to serious business right out of the box. It is one of the few out-of-the-box experiences I have had testing Linux distros in which I actually…
  • Apple's iOS 10 Goes to Eleven

    Jun 14, 2016, 1:10 pm By John P. Mello Jr.
    Apple on Monday kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference with the biggest-ever release of its iOS mobile operating system. CEO Tim Cook called iOS 10, coming this fall, "gigantic" and "the mother of all releases." Among the new offerings in the upcoming…
  • Crime Pays: Ransomware Bosses Make $90K Annually

    Jun 14, 2016, 8:00 am By John P. Mello Jr.
    If crime doesn't pay, Russian ransomware bosses wouldn't know it. The average Russian ransomware boss makes $90,000 a year -- or 13 times the average income for citizens in the country who stick to the "straight and narrow," according to a recent Flashpoint…