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Why the Convergent Desktop is So Important to Linux

Convergence is Linux’s baby to birth and Canonical already stands above the competition in development. But should either Apple or Microsoft succeed in bringing to market a convergent desktop before Linux, we’ll be faced with another failure...another year in the 1 percent market share range... and this time, it could stick. 

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Roku Has Sold Over 10 Million of Its Streaming Players

Roku just hit a milestone: over 10 million of its streaming players have been sold to this point, stretching from the company's original set-top box — which debuted in 2008 — through today. It's a big number, and it establishes Roku as one of the leading players in the living...

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Intel's Edison Brings Yocto Linux to Wearables

Linux-based platforms for wearables include Android Wear, Samsung's Tizen SDK for Wearables, and now Intel's Yocto Linux and Intel Atom-based Edison computing module. The Edison was released last week in conjunction with the Intel Developer Forum. 

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Qualcomm: Snapdragon Chips Key to Secure Smartphone Kill Switches

The chip maker says its Snapdragon processors are an important element to creating secure methods of rendering mobile devices bricks if stolen.

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Google Reveals the First Ultra-Cheap Android One Smartphones

Google has unveiled the first smartphones to run on its Android One platform, a standard designed to help push affordable smartphones in the developing world. The initiative kicks off in India, where Micromax, Spice, and Karbonn are all selling phones said to have 4.5-inch screens, 1GB of RAM, 1.3GHz quad-core processors,...

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