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Linux will not become a gaming platform, it already is one

Linux will not become a gaming platform, it already is one.

The measure of a great gaming platform is if people want to use it to play games on. Linux qualifies as a successful (even, great) gaming platform.

New Linux Foundation Members Leverage Global Linux Growth

New Linux Foundation Members Leverage Global Linux Growth.

The Linux Foundation announced that BearingPoint GmbH, Daynix, Linaro Limited and Systena are joining the organization.

Design News – Blog – Why Use Linux for Device Drivers?

Design News – Blog – Why Use Linux for Device Drivers?.

The fun factor continues to draw developers to Linux. Linux is a system where technical excellence is king.

OnePlus One Android 4.4.4 KitKat and Android L Update Guide – International Business Times

OnePlus One Android 4.4.4 KitKat and Android L Update Guide – International Business Times.

OnePlus One smartphone garnered positive reviews. One of the best Android phones to be released this year will be getting theAndroid L update. One of the selling points of the OnePlus One smartphone is its added CyanogenMod custom build feature.

PSFK Future Of Wearable Tech – Summary Presentation

PSFK Future Of Wearable Tech – Summary Presentation.

This is an interesting market analysis for the wearable market. They segment this market into 5:

  1. Wristbands
  2. Jewelry
  3. Glasses
  4. Clothing
  5. Embedded

They give examples and trends for each one of the 5 segments. Now, some parts of it are quite worrying: the hugging clothes to replace parental hugging…. This is a tough one.

Panicking over Android’s factory reset is mostly unwarranted | Ars Technica

Panicking over Android’s factory reset is mostly unwarranted | Ars Technica.

Avast claims that selling an old Android phone exposes all your personal data—even after a factory reset.  By using forensics techniques Avast recovered the previous owner’s data from 20 wiped out used phones. Descriptions of the leftover data includes “family photos of children,” “photos of women in various stages of undress,” and “selfies of what appear to be the previous owner’s manhood” 🙂 🙂

There is a big difference between “deletion” and “secure erase.” “Secure erase,” means removing or obfuscating data past the point of practical recovery. Android has a built-in disk encryption feature.The real end game for data protection now is to physically destroy your storage.  In the enterprise, that’s done via a drive crusher.

So if you want to sell your Android phone and be relatively secure, encrypting it before you wipe it or crush it :-). What about organizing old Android phones crushing parties 🙂 ?

“HummingBoard” looks like a Raspberry Pi but packs in more power | Ars Technica

SolidRun sells HummingBoard from $45 to $100. It is based on a 1GHz ARMv7 processor single- and dual-core i.MX 6 chips using the ARM Cortex-A9 architecture, and they range from 512MB to 1GB of memory.
Is it going to replace the #Raspberry-PI as it aims to? 

“HummingBoard” looks like a Raspberry Pi but packs in more power | Ars Technica.

Wrist-on with Samsung’s Gear Live, one of the first Android Wear watches | Ars Technica

Wrist-on with Samsung’s Gear Live, one of the first Android Wear watches | Ars Technica.

The Gear Live is Samsung’s first Android Wear watch It’s compatible with Android phone running Android 4.3 or 4.4. And we like it. It has the same AMOLED display as the Gear 2. Samsung says the phone should get about a day of battery life. The Gear Live costs $199. The big plus for us at BayLibre is that it is the first Samsung phone to be compatible with any Android device.

Google I/O 2014 Recap… Android L, Android TV, Auto, More! – YouTube

Google I/O 2014 Recap… Android L, Android TV, Auto, More! – YouTube.

Google IO 2014 summary by Tekzilla: over 1 billion active users of Android worldwide, L version of the OS announced with 5000 new APIs (and so what 🙂 ) and Dalvik going away . They launch project Volta which goal is to improve then battery life for Android powered devices.

Russian gov to dump x86, bake own 64-bit ARM chips – reports • The Register

Russian government wants to ditch Intel and AMD processors in favour of a locally-developed ARM effort. Russian companies are banding together to develop to be called “Baikal” that will use ARM’s 64-bit kernel Cortex A-57 as its base design, offer at least eight cores, be built with a 28nm process and run at 2GHz.
Cavium’s staff includes folks from failed ARM server chipmaker Calxeda, who told us they feel enough enterprise software runs on ARM. That’s no longer quite such a problem. If Russia follows this path, and the rules of open source, the problem could disappear entirely. 

Russian gov to dump x86, bake own 64-bit ARM chips – reports • The Register.