Since we published a roundup of 10 Raspberry Pi operating systems the number of choices has exploded.
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Incredible space memorabilia that will make you geek out!
If you haven't been following this story it may (hopefully) turn out to be a milestone in the history of software patents: The story concerns a US financial institution, CLS Bank, and an Australian software company that holds a patent on software used to mediate escrow for financial transactions. CLS argued that the process of escrow is centuries old and therefore not patentable while Alice argued that computerizing the process met the criteria for patentability.
With the explosion of interest in Big Data everyone in every department is looking for actionable intelligence. That's great but there's a downside: Trying to explain to, say, your VP of sales that the sales of barbecue sauce might appear to be connected to the selling price of beef but you can't say that's true for certain and that it would be inadvisable to act on that conclusion without deeper analysis.
Here is a collection of some of the most intriguing and potentially valuable Kickstarter tech projects people are trying to launch.
Bluetooth, the short range wireless data communications technology, is in a huge range of products these days, and not just computers and phones.
Kali Linux 1.0.6
An Apple iPhone ad that aired in April claimed, "Every day, more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera", and I can believe it. Not only are there are a boatload of iPhones in the wild, there are a huge number of apps that enhance and improve on Apple's default camera app making photography more accessible, more creative, and more social. This is a collection of some of the best and most interesting apps available.
I recently decided, somewhat randomly, to experiment a bit more with social networking. I was on LinkedIn and at some point the service asked me if it could access my Gmail contact list.
"Why not?" I thought and let LinkedIn have at it ...
There's an old joke: What's the difference between ignorance and apathy? Answer: I don't know and I don't care.
Once upon a time, IT said unto select employees (in biblical tones): "Thou lucky employee, thou shalt have this very expensive cellphone (sign here) and thou shalt want no other. Go forth and communicate," adding, "and, lo, thou shalt also have this very expensive laptop (sign here as well) and thou better not break it, buster. Now, go forth and lug it around the country and give presentations and whatever else it is you do. Begone."
Try resting merry IT men
Let nothing you dismay
The line between the real world and the online world has become blurry over the last few years and it is changing the way we understand the reality of our culture.
Why don't I migrate to Linux? Let me count the ways," began reader Tom Staight's response to my recent column, "Why aren't you migrating to Linux?".
Of all the topics I've disemboweled in this space in the last year, the question of moving to Linux is the hottest. It seems almost all of you have a leaning toward Linux.