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Introducing A Lamp Which Runs On Salt
(Saturday, August 01, 2015 10:00:27 AM IST)
Known as the Sustainable Alternative Lightning (SALt) lamp, the product is not composed of any hazardous component and also features a USB port for charging a smartphone

IIT-Madras: A trip to the roots of technology
(Friday, July 31, 2015 1:35:48 PM IST)
Did you know that the first and second batches of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) finished their studies the same year? Did you know that for two months, students of the first batch were transported in open lorries from the hostel to the workshop? Did you know hostel residents lived nauseatingly close to a cremation ground which was very much active?

Samsung Unveils New Tizen SDKs for Smartphones
(Friday, July 31, 2015 2:02:27 PM IST)
Samsung continues to fuel energy into Tizen, its 3.5-year-old homegrown operating system. The South Korean technology conglomerate - which makes a lot of money selling Google's Android-powered smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches - on Thursday announced new tools for Tizen developers that will enable them to make better and more powerful applications.

Technology camp helps youngsters with visual
(Friday, July 31, 2015 2:36:20 PM IST)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Technology can be a helpful tool for anyone, but for people with visual impairments, it can open up a world of opportunities.

Future warrior: Robot with a soul
(Friday, July 31, 2015 3:01:01 PM IST)
Here’s what a soldier of the future will look like -- a nano-technology based Kevlar robot with super computer capabilities, high motor-assisted agility, lethal firepower, long distance multi spectrum vision, high NBC (nuclear, biological chemical) protection, terrestrial connectivity, automated data bases to decide friend or foe, thought control, orders through display devices, drugged to keep awake and have reduced fatigue. And with all that, a heart that sends red roses on Valentine’s day. It sounds like science fiction, but is already becoming reality.

DRDO to invest in IITs to kick-start aerospace
(Friday, July 31, 2015 3:34:31 PM IST)
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), charged with Indian military's research and development, is pumping in over Rs 400 crore into IIT Bombay and IIT Madras to kick-start advanced defence-related aerospace research and development. Products and technology now under development include aircraft that can morph into a missile, gas turbine engines used to run aircraft and missile propulsion, hypersonics that enable flights to go at several times the speed of sound, and rockets ..

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Facebook has successfully learned how to monetize
(Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:05:45 PM IST)
Facebook revealed its latest earnings today, and they were a landmark moment in the company's development: Facebook has cracked the hardest nut of getting you to look at ads on your smartphone.

Coverity Scan Open Source Report Shows Commercial Code
(Thursday, July 30, 2015 2:00:16 PM IST)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. SNPS, +0.88% today announced the release of its annual Coverity Scan® Open Source Report. The 2014 report details the analysis of nearly 10 billion lines of source code through the Coverity Scan service and commercial usage of the Synopsys Coverity® Software Testing Platform, the largest sample size that the report has studied to date. For the report, the company analyzed code from more than 2,500 open source C/C++ projects as well as an anonymous sample of commercial projects in 2014. Additionally, the report highlights results from several popular, open source Java and C# projects that have joined the Coverity Scan service since March 2013.

Wait Over: The Much-Awaited Windows 10 Is Here
(Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:50:29 PM IST)
The full version of the latest Windows has reportedly been launched in 190 countries with almost 111 languages

Laser Weapons: Technology Evolves
(Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:00:51 PM IST)
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus promised to unveil a new “roadmap” this fall for how the military will acquire and employ electric lasers, microwave and other directed energy weapons.

Touting the recent deployment of a laser weapon aboard a ship at sea and successful tests of an electromagnetic railgun, Mabus said the Navy is poised to “support rapid and efficient acquisition of directed energy weapons.”

Intel and Micron Produce Breakthrough Memory Technology
(Wednesday, July 29, 2015 6:30:29 PM IST)
NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Intel and Micron begin production on new class of non-volatile memory, creating the first new memory category in more than 25 years.
New 3D XPoint™ technology brings non-volatile memory speeds up to 1,000 times faster1 than NAND, the most popular non-volatile memory in the marketplace today.
The companies invented unique material compounds and a cross point architecture for a memory technology that is 10 times denser than conventional memory2.
New technology makes new innovations possible in applications ranging from machine learning to real-time tracking of diseases and immersive 8K gaming.

Nvidia 352.30 Stable Driver for Linux Has Lots of Fixes
(Wednesday, July 29, 2015 5:00:41 PM IST)
Nvidia maintains a number of branches for the drivers, and it's getting harder and harder to keep track of them. There is the short-lived branch that gets most of the action, the long-lived branch that usually lands in repositories, and the stable branch, which sits somewhere in the middle.

You might think that it's enough, but that's not the case. Nvidia also has a Beta branch, which is used to test all the new features and various changes, and there are three other different legacy branches. And, to make things even more difficult, sometimes Nvidia releases a new driver that doesn't fit in any of the above categories. It's almost like Nvidia is on the exact opposite side of AMD. One releases too many drivers and the other not enough.

What's new in the Nvidia 352.30 driver

According to the changelog, support has been added for the GeForce 910M GPU, a bug that caused poor video post-processing performance in VDPAU when operating on a large number of video streams simultaneously has been fixed, a bug that could cause an Xid error when terminating a video playback application has been corrected, the nvidia-installer has been upgraded in order to avoid recursing too deeply into kernel source trees under /usr/lib/modules, and a rare deadlock condition that occurred when running applications using OpenGL in multiple threads on a Quadro GPU has been fixed.

You can download Nvidia 352.30 Linux Stable driver from Softpedia for Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD. Please keep in mind that if you manually install the Nvidia driver, you might have to do it all again when the Linux kernel gets updated, provided that you will even be able to start the system.



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This is nothing new for the KDE project. Before Ubuntu Touch was ever announced, the KDE community had a long-term vision of convergence. Plasma 5 on the desktop has a “converged shell” that can switch between different interfaces for different device types. KDE even attempted to release tablets with their Plasma software preinstalled, but this never worked out.

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Canonical Patches Four Linux Kernel
(Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:00:17 PM IST)
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Malware on Linux - When Penguins Attack
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Move over Skype, Facetime, Hangouts
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Open Source Is Going Even More Open—Because It Has To
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Manjaro Linux Needs Your Help
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