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A Qt Quick / QML Compositing Manager For X11

Phoronix - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 1:14pm
KDE developer Alexander Mezin was looking at the Qt Wayland compositor code and rather than building yet another Wayland compositor decided to build something similar for X11. Mezin ended up building "qmlcompmgr", a compositing manager for X11 written in Qt Quick / QML...

CryEngine 3.8.1 Adds The Linux & OpenGL Support

Phoronix - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 12:50pm
Last month we found out Crytek was finally moving along with their Linux support and now with yesterday's release of CryENGINE 3.8.1, the Linux and OpenGL rendering support is in place...

5G Network Speed Defined As 20 Gbps By the International Telecommunication Union

Slashdot - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 12:25pm
An anonymous reader writes with a report at Mobipicker (linking to a Korea Times story) that a 12-member committee from the International Telecommunication Union has hashed out a formal definition of the speed requirements for 5G mobile networking; the result has been designated IMT-2020, and it specifies that 5G networks should provide data speeds of up to 20Gbps -- 20 times faster than 4G. From the Korea Times story: The 5G network will also have a capacity to provide more than 100 megabits-per-second average data transmission to over one million Internet of Things devices within 1 square kilometer. Video content services, including ones that use holography technology, will also be available thanks to the expanded data transmit capacity, the ministry said. ... The union also decided to target commercializing the 5G network worldwide by 2020. To do so, it will start receiving applications for technology which can be candidates to become the standard for the new network. Consequently, the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games will be the world's first international event to showcase and demonstrate 5G technology.

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Assange™ celebrates third year in Ecuadorian embassy broom closet

El Reg - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 12:00pm
President says he's welcome to stay 'for the rest of his life'

It's now been three years since Julian Assange slipped into the Ecuadorian embassy claiming political asylum, and now the president of the Ecuador has said he's welcome to stay for the rest of his life if need be.…

AMD Reveals Radeon R9 Fury X Specs and Preliminary Benchmark Performance Results

Slashdot - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 11:02am
MojoKid writes: AMD announced new Radeon R9 and R7 300 series of graphics cards earlier this week, and while they are interesting, they're not nearly as impressive as AMD's upcoming flagship of AMD GPU, code named Fiji. Fiji will find its way into three products this summer: the Radeon R9 Nano, Radeon R9 Fury, and the range-topping (and water-cooled) Radeon R9 Fury X. Other upcoming variants like, AMD's dual-Fiji board, were teased at E3 but are still under wraps. However, while full reviews are still under embargo, the official specification of the Radeon R9 Fury X have been revealed, along with an array of benchmark scores comparing the GPU to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Should the numbers AMD has released jibe with independent testing, the Radeon R9 Fury X looks strong and possibly faster than Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Nasi goreng pattaya

El Reg - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 11:00am
Malaysian chicken fried rice omelette. Lovely

We invite our wobbly dining regulars to travel with us today to Malaysia, in search of "nasi goreng pattaya" – a tempting egg omelette envelope stuffed with chicken fried rice, with a distinctly Western splash of tomato ketchup.…

Virtual reality below the prehistoric waves: David Attenborough's <i>First Life</i>

El Reg - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 10:00am
A trip back in time at the Natural History Museum

Review  One way or another, Sir David Attenborough has been involved in the adoption of many key consumer technologies of recent decades, from the introduction of colour programming as BBC 2 controller, through landmark TV series such as Life on Earth, to the stunning HD of Planet Earth – and 3D nature programming for Sky.…

<i>In My House</i>, <i>Stalin's Daughter</i> and <i>The Smartest Book in the World</i>

El Reg - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 9:00am
Despotic dad, destitution and a dazzling debut

Page File  El Reg bookworm Mark Diston is joined by Vulture Central staffer Matt Dupuy to review the pick of publishing this week. Alex Hourston's debut novel proves to be an intense page turner. Rosemary Sullivan explores the life of the offspring of one of the 20th Century's most fearsome dictators and, on a lighter note, Greg Proops offers his own take on being a clever clogs.

'Brain-to-Text' Interface Types Thoughts of Epileptic Patients

Slashdot - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 8:18am
Jason Koebler writes with a link to Motherboard's article about research from the Schalk Lab of Albany, New York, where researchers "have just demonstrated for the first time that it's possible to turn a person's thoughts into a legible phrase using what they're calling a "brain-to-text" interface," writing "It's still still the early days of this technology—electrodes had to be placed directly on the brain and the 'dictionary' of phrases was limited. Still, brainwaves of thought patterns were turned into text at a rate much better than chance."

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FLICK my FLINT and SNIFF my TREE on the streets of Naples

El Reg - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 8:00am
Seeking the heart and groin of smart retail

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Unicode Consortium Releases Unicode 8.0.0

Slashdot - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 5:39am
An anonymous reader writes: The newest version of the Unicode standard adds 7,716 new characters to the existing 21,499 – that's more than 35% growth! Most of them are Chinese, Japan and Korean ideographs, but among those changes Unicode adds support for new languages like Ik, used in Uganda.

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Secunia Drops Public Listing of Vulnerabilities

Slashdot - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 2:33am
New submitter CheckeredShirt writes: Vulnerability aggregator Secunia just announced on a forum post that they will no longer provide public access to advisories newer than 9 months. According to Secunia they, "frequently encounter organizations engaged in wrongful use of Secunia Advisories," and that VIM customers, "have full access to all advisories." While Secunia is under no obligation to provide their aggregated vulnerabilities they've been doing it for over 10 years. The information they provide is primarily from public sources.

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Mageia 5 Officially Released, Finally Supports UEFI Systems

Phoronix - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 2:06am
More than one year since the last release, Mageia 5 is officially out today after being delayed...

Stealing secret crypto-keys from PCs using leaked radio emissions

El Reg - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 1:29am
AM radio + HTC HTC EVO 4G smartphone = snooping rig

Your encryption keys can accidentally leak from your PC via radio waves, computer scientists have reminded us this week. This is a well-understood risk, but as these guys have demonstrated, it can be done cheaply with consumer-grade kit, rather than expensive lab equipment.…

Connected Data's Transporter private-cloud-in-a-box hooks up with the office NASties

El Reg - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 12:36am
Nifty little nicher adds filer sync'n'share

Connected Data's Transporter stores and shares files over the network like a Dropbox-style private cloud. Now it can hook up with any supported NAS system, thanks to its Network Storage Connector.…

The Death of Aibo, the Birth of Softbank's Child-Robot

Slashdot - Sat, 20/06/2015 - 12:02am
New submitter pubwvj writes: Sony is killing off their robot Aibo, stranding the 150,000 or so owners with no support, repairs or parts other than cannibalism. Now we have another Japanese company, SoftBank, releasing a robotic 'child.' Eventually, they too will discontinue the production of parts and support, beginning the process of killing off all those 'children' that are spawned. As robotics become (far) more advanced at what point will it be murder for a company to discontinue a product line?

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Understanding The Stabilized, High-Performance SD-Bus Of Systemd 221

Phoronix - Fri, 19/06/2015 - 11:56pm
With today's release of systemd 221 besides enabling KDBUS support being compiled in unconditionally, it also stabilizes the new SD-BUS...

AMD Reportedly Looking At Breaking Itself Up Or Other Options

Phoronix - Fri, 19/06/2015 - 11:43pm
According to an exclusive report by Reuters, AMD is reportedly looking at splitting itself up or spinning off one of its business units...
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