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Thursday, June 25, 2015

'World's Thinnest Watch' becomes another cautionary Kickstarter tale

7 command line tools for monitoring your Linux system | Kicking Google out of my life: Day 1

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'World's Thinnest Watch' becomes another cautionary Kickstarter tale
Two years ago, Central Standard promised a beautiful, bracelet-like smartwatch with an E-Ink display, but now backers are getting nothing but apologies. Read More

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7 command line tools for monitoring your Linux system
Dive on inImage by Meltys-stockOne of the great things about Linux is how deeply you can dive into the system to explore how it works and to look for opportunities to fine tune performance or diagnose problems. Here is a selection of basic command line tools that will make your exploration and optimization easier. Most of these commands are already built into your Linux system, but in case they aren’t, just Google “install”, the command name, and the name of your distro and you’ll find which package needs installing (note that some commands are bundled with other commands in a package that has a different name from the one you’re looking for). If you have any other tools you use, let me know for our next Linux Tools roundup.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Kicking Google out of my life: Day 1
Have you ever had one of those moments where you feel like one company has far too much control over your computing life?I know. It's a pretty nerdy realization to have. But I'm guessing a lot of people reading this article have experienced it. And I'm just taking a wild stab in the dark here, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say the company most of you feel that way about is Google.I do 99% (at least) of my work using Google hardware, software, and services.My three primary computing devices are a Nexus 9 tablet (Android), an Nvidia Shield tablet (Android), and a Chromebook Pixel (ChromeOS). I do all of my work and play on those three little devices.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Gaining Clarity from the Chaos of Cloud Adoption
While enterprises recognize the risks and consequences of the phenomenon known as 'Shadow IT,' few have the ability to identify and reign in employee use of non-sanctioned, cloud-related services that could lead to potential liabilities and security issues. Learn More

How to install Debian Linux 8.1 in a VirtualBox VM
Debian Linux 8.1There are so many Linux distros available now that it’s hard to choose one that will be the best for your purposes, but unless you’re looking for something with a specialized focus, Debian Linux has to be one of the best. It’s extremely stable, fast, and feature-rich and backed by a huge and active development community. In this slideshow I’m going to cover how to set up a virtual machine using the latest version of Debian, Debian Linux 8.1 (“Jessie”) in a virtual machine under Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.28 (I ‘m using VirtualBox under OS X 10.10.3, but it will look much the same under both Windows and Linux).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Google wristband could give doctors constant stream of patient data
Google has created a health-tracking wristband that could give health care professionals real-time information on the well-being of their patients.The wearable can measure a patient’s pulse, activity level, skin temperature and heartbeat rhythm. It’s also able to monitor light levels and light exposure. This data could be used to learn more about patient behavior outside of the hospital and better treat ailments, Google said Tuesday. For example, data showing that a person isn’t moving around frequently or spending limited time outdoors could indicate illness, Google said.Don’t expect to use the device to track sleeping patterns or count steps. Unlike consumer-focused health and fitness wearables and smartwatches, Google’s “cardiac and activity sensor” device is designed for medical settings, the company said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Google goes after Apple with its own free music service
Google is launching a free music service in a move that pits it against Apple, Pandora and Spotify. The company today unveiled a free, ad-supported version of its service, Google Play Music. U.S.-based customers will be able to stream music based on genres, their mood, decades and even activities like working out, chilling and studying - all for free. "Google Play Music ... is giving you a new way to find just the right music and giving artists another way to earn revenue," wrote Elias Roman, a Google product manager, in a blog post. "Our team of music experts, including the folks who created Songza, crafts each station song by song so you don't have to."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

The US Navy's warfare systems command just paid millions to stay on Windows XP
The U.S. Navy is paying Microsoft millions of dollars to keep up to 100,000 computers afloat because it has yet to transition away from Windows XP.The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, which runs the Navy’s communications and information networks, signed a US$9.1 million contract earlier this month for continued access to security patches for Windows XP, Office 2003, Exchange 2003 and Windows Server 2003.The entire contract could be worth up to $30.8 million and extend into 2017.The first three of those products have been deemed obsolete by Microsoft, and Windows Server 2003 will reach its end of life on July 14. As a result, Microsoft has stopped issuing free security updates but will continue to do so on a paid basis for customers like the Navy that are still using those products.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Review: 3 curved displays provide a new view
If your desktop is dominated by two or three monitors, it might be time to consolidate them into a single curved screen. This will not only make your desk look a lot less cluttered (and do away with the black stripe where the displays meet), but the display's curve can bring the image a little closer to your eyes.Samsung S34E790C To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


First Look: How will Windows 10 play on tablets

How does Windows 10, which Microsoft has been trying to make friendlier for desktops and notebooks, fare on tablets?


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