News Category: Devices

How to Deploy Kubernetes on the Raspberry Pi

When I became interested in ARM devices, and in the Raspberry Pi in particular, my first project was an OpenVPN server. By having the Raspberry Pi as a secure gateway to my home network, I could use my phone to control my desktop and remotely play Spotify, open documents, and a bunch of other fun...
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802.Eleventy What? A Deep Dive into Why Wi-Fi Kind of Sucks

Just as everybody got used to the idea that 802.11b sucked, 802.11g came along. Promising 54 screaming Mbps, 802.11g was still only half the speed of Fast Ethernet, but five times faster than original Ethernet! Right? Well, no. Just like 802.11b, the advertised speed was really the maximum physical...
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Valve Launches SteamVR Support for Linux

Valve has been giving Steam users Linux love since 2012, and it's not stopping with VR. The company just launched SteamVR for Linux, letting developers create Linux content for the HTC Vive VR headset, trackers and other hardware. The program is in beta, meaning developers must use an NVIDIA...
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The Internet of Things: 10 Types of Enterprise Deployments

As the Internet of Things (IoT) market continues its explosive growth and development, more and more businesses are looking at the ways they can generate business value from connected devices and the data they generate. By 2020, research firm Gartner predicts that more than half of major new...
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Mesh Networking: Why It's Coming to a Home or Office Near You

There's nothing new about mesh-networking technology. What is new is that mesh networking is finally cheap enough to be deployed in both homes and small businesses. Mesh networking deals with that most common of Wi-Fi problems: Dead zones. You know how it goes. You move your laptop from your office...
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Build a VR App in 15 Minutes with Linux

In 15 minutes, you can develop a virtual reality application and run it in a web browser, on a VR headset, or with Google Daydream. The key is A-Frame, an open source toolkit built by the Mozilla VR Team. Test it Open this link using Chrome or Firefox on your mobile phone. Put your phone into ...
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Facebook open sources “Surround360” video capture system, posting full specs and code on GitHub.

Facebook Open Sources 17-Camera Surround360 Rig with Ubuntu Stitching Software

In April, Facebook announced it had built a “Surround360” 3D-360 video capture system, but that it did not plan to sell it. Instead, the social networking giant promised it would open source both the hardware and the Ubuntu Linux-based software used to stitch together images from the camera into...
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Canonical and BQ to Unveil the First Ubuntu Tablet That Runs X11 Apps at MWC 2016

There you have it. Canonical promised this for a long time now, and it would appear that the London-based company behind the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux, will finally unveil the first ever, real Ubuntu tablet device this year, during the upcoming MWC (Mobile World...
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Samsung Begins 12-Gigabit LPDDR4 Mass Production

The world's second largest semiconductor company by revenue is increasing its production of memory chips that use the 20-nanometer process to stay head of its rivals.  Samsung will begin mass production of 12-gigabit LPDDR4 (low-power, double-data rate 4) mobile DRAM memory chips, the South Korean...
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Google Taps VMware to Bring Windows Access to Chromebooks

The Google Chrome team trumps the value of Desktop-as-a-Service "as the countdown to Windows XP end of life continues." Read more at Enterprise Open Source Toolkit
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