Security firm Armis says a newly identified Bluetooth exploit called 'BlueBorne' is putting almost 5.3 billion devices in danger of malware, including Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux devices.
Gadgets September 13, 2017
After a chaotic week because of the WannaCry ransomware attack that locked out more than 300,000 computers, it was found that a newly discovered vulnerability could lead to a similar exploit. The attack could be due to outdated Linux software still in use.
Security May 25, 2017
Microsoft has some bad news for fans of Linux. The company clarified that Windows 10 S, which powers the Surface Book, will not run Linux distributions.
Computers May 20, 2017
The newly released Chrome build 56 addresses an antiquated process that drastically reduces reloading inefficiency. The improved outcome will not only let users reload pages faster but also help them reduce power consumption.
Google January 27, 2017
The public preview of SQL Server is now available to Linux and Windows users. The most important thing here is the fact that it's available for the open source operating systems.
Apps/Software November 17, 2016
A Japanese hacker proved that you can run your own Linux kernel on the NES Classic Edition. The question, however, is what would come next for the console after doing that.
Video Games November 14, 2016
Lenovo announced that its Yoga 900 and 900S laptops, which feature 360-degree hinges, do not support Linux. This issue is attributed to a limitation on both of the devices' controller system.
Computers September 22, 2016
Linux was first released 25 years ago, and it has since changed the face of the internet and electronics. Take a look at the evolution of the open-source operating system originally compiled by Linus Torvalds in 1991.
Apps/Software August 23, 2016
Google will gradually phase out support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux, with access to the apps from these platforms ending by early 2018. Chrome apps, however, will remain supported by Chrome OS for the foreseeable future.
Google August 19, 2016
'Stardew Valley' is now available on Mac and Linux. It may have taken a few months after the game’s original release but now more will be able to enjoy the hit farming simulator.
Video Games July 30, 2016
Skype is refurbishing its Linux-based application to a new and improved Alpha build that adds more functionalities to the base program. In addition, the company is also bringing its previously Windows-limited free calling plugin to Chromebook and Linux systems.
Apps/Software July 14, 2016
Sony will be paying out millions to gamers who lost functionality on their PlayStation 3 consoles in the midst of the 2010 PS3 Linux debacle.
Video Games June 22, 2016
Microsoft expanded the developers’ possibilities by adding a Linux command line in Windows 10. The company also unveiled that the popular Bash shell will be added to its latest operating system this year.
Apps/Software March 31, 2016
Earlier in the year, an Ubuntu Linux tablet was said to be in the works. The tablet, an Ubuntu-powered version of the BQ Aquaris M10, is now up for preorder, with two different models that will begin shipping out in the second week of April.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 29, 2016
Microsoft's SQL Server is making its way to Linux, arriving sometime by mid-2017. In the same vein, a private preview of the enterprise product on the open-source operating system is already available.
Apps/Software March 8, 2016
A vulnerability in the GNU C Library could put millions of systems exposed to hackers via remote code execution. To stay safe from this issue, download and install this patch now.
Apps/Software February 17, 2016
Mac and Linux users will not receive a port of 'Batman: Arkham Knight' as the project has been cancelled. Gamers who preordered the games can apply for a full refund.
Video Games February 4, 2016
Windows 10 Redstone Build 14251 may have its own Linux subsystem. What could this mean for users?
Apps/Software February 1, 2016
Security experts found a bug in the Linux kernel that can affect Linux PC and Android mobile devices. The vulnerability has been present in the Linux kernel for about three years.
Internet January 20, 2016
The startup MJ Technology LLC is going to roll out two Ubuntu-powered tablets, and preorders will be up pretty soon. If all goes well, this change of pace in the tablet world would be nice to see.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 20, 2016
The Linux Foundation has focused on underserved communities with the launch of its free training courses for adult students from a number of backgrounds. Together with Goodwill, the move aims to help students who are aiming for a lucrative career in technology.
Society January 16, 2016
Modders cracked the PlayStation 4 and demonstrated using Linux and playing 'Pokémon' on the gaming console. Sony has not yet confirmed the exploit with the PS4.
Computers January 3, 2016
The Father of Debian, Ian Murdock, died at the age of 42. The American software engineer is known for setting up the Debian GNU/Linux operating system in 1993.
Society January 2, 2016
The patches are rolling out now, but Linux's Grub2 bootloader has, for awhile, been vulnerable to a massive backdoor. It's one of the greatest cheat codes of all times.
Apps/Software December 20, 2015
The Cybersecurity Group, at Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, discovered hitting backspace 28 times grants hackers entry into Linux systems.
Computers December 17, 2015
Automattic wasted little time following up its Mac desktop app with a version for Windows. It all might sound good, but there's a catch.
Apps/Software December 11, 2015
Google announced that it will be ending support for Chrome on 32-bit Linux, Debian 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Security fixes and updates for the said operating systems will cease in March 2016.
Apps/Software December 6, 2015
PC gamers might get a better frame rate if they switched from SteamOS to Windows 10. When the two were benchmarked, SteamOS fell behind badly.
Video Games November 14, 2015
Solu Machines has announced the world's smallest cloud-connected small PC that runs on Linux and powered by Tegra K1, dubbed Solu, via Kickstarter. This device can fit in your pockets, but it comes with a cost.
Computers November 2, 2015
Datawind is launching a smartphone in India which is poised to become the world’s cheapest smartphone. Priced at only $15, the phone will also come with free Internet browsing for 12 months and will hit the stores on Dec. 28.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 28, 2015
The release of Xiaomi's first line of laptops has been confirmed by a collaborative partner company. Talk of the Chinese manufacturer unveiling two laptop models, a 12.5-inch and 13.3-inch, has surfaced.
Computers October 28, 2015
Valve has officially released its Steam Hardware & Software Survey for September 2015, revealing strong adoption rates for Microsoft's latest OS. Windows 10 already hit nearly 25 percent adoption among Steam users, surpassing both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 in just two months.
Apps/Software October 5, 2015
A Linux botnet, supported by the XOR DDoS malware, has become so powerful that it can launch attacks at more than 150 Gbps. This is many times over what the typical infrastructure of companies would be able to withstand.
Internet September 30, 2015
'Alien: Isolation - The Collection' will be unleashed to Linux and Mac users on Sept. 29. The acclaimed game has decent system requirements, but some might find the restrictions disappointing.
Video Games September 29, 2015
Due to the strong cooperation with the Linux community in the past two years, Valve currently hosts over 1,500 Linux-compatible games on its site.
Video Games September 22, 2015
Microsoft forays into networking software and showcases the ACS, a Linux-based cross-platform modular operating system. Redmond is showing how flexible and fearless it can be by building on competing operating systems.
Apps/Software September 20, 2015
IBM has announced two Ubuntu mainframes with the goal of pushing the use of Linux-based mainframes. The company also announced a contribution of code to the Linux Foundation's Open Mainframe Project.
Computers August 17, 2015
IBM hopes to encourage more developers to work on mainframe platforms with the launch of a new LinuxOne mainframe system.
Business August 17, 2015
Ever wanted a computer that can fit in your pocket? What about a computer for less than $10? Well, you're in luck: the CHIP computer just blasted through its Kickstarter goals in less than a week.
Geek May 15, 2015
There’s a growing trend among PC users looking for something that is innovative, functional, and yet affordable. Both the CHIP and the Raspberry Pi 2 have all of these with an added bonus… they could fit in your wallet.
Computers May 11, 2015
Ubuntu 15.04 was recently launched by Canonical with some tweaks under the hood. Vivid Vervet should be a more stable and faster OS after several updates.
Apps/Software April 25, 2015
Ubuntu is attempting to take on the likes of Google with its new smartphone operating system, Ubuntu Mobile. Could a new smartphone system in a rather saturated market actually take off?
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 5, 2015
Ahead of the Games Developer Conference, Epic Games makes its Unreal Engine 4 free for all designers.
Video Games March 2, 2015
The Game Developers Conference will be a busy event with lots of news given an update from Valve. The new devices promised include an enhanced Steam Controller.
Video Games February 24, 2015
A four-year-old vulnerability many thought had been put to rest is haunting Linux once again. Most Linux distributors released patches in 2010 to address the 'Ghost' vulnerability, but a second round of patching is needed to stop the scary exploit.
Apps/Software January 29, 2015