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Finally! Roku Gets a 2D Facelift (video)

I’ve griped for years about Roku’s retro one-dimensional menu. Finally, in conjunction with the release of the Roku 3 model, the company is giving the Linux-based media streaming player a 2D facelift, making it quicker and easier to access favorite channels and find new ones. In addition to the new...

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Inside Palaver: Linux Speech Recognition that Taps Google's Voice Technology

Despite efforts to advance Linux speech recognition, there is still no reliable, fully-baked open source competitor to Dragon Systems' proprietary Naturally Speaking. Lately, however, instead of trying to mimic Dragon’s technology, which is only available to Linux users via Wine emulation, some developers are cueing off simpler, yet in many ways more widely useful mobile natural language engines. Last week, a De Anza College student named James McClain released a public beta of an open source GNU/Linux speech recognition program called Palaver that uses Google's voice APIs on the back end.

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Automotive Infotainment Gains TIZEN Rich-Media Support

PathPartner Technology has joined the GENIVI Alliance with an eye toward marketing its embedded multimedia software and design services to developers of next-generation automotive in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) devices. The GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit consortium with the goal of “bringing open source software into the car, starting with the...

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PlayJam's GameStick Joins the Battle of the Android Consoles (Hands-on)

The portable Android gaming console GameStick proved to be a hit when it reached its $10,000 Kickstarter goal in just two days — and here at GDC 2013 PlayJam is showing off the the developer version that will be shortly shipping out to some early backers. In concept, the GameStick...

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API Omission Renders Android Password Managers Insecure

Students at the University of Hannover have analysed password managers for Android smartphones. They found them to be user-friendly, but also found that they failed to adequately secure passwords...

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