hackerboards: This guide to 21 open source projects for IoT ranges from standards organizations to open source frameworks and dev tools.
After failing to install Linux on a recent Lenovo laptop, a Reddit user claims to have received a short reply from Lenovo's support team: "This system has a Signature Edition of Windows 10 Home installed. It is locked per our agreement with Microsoft."
The company is reportedly shutting discussion threads on its official forums to prevent "disruption," though the snarl of links and outrage flying around makes everything rather murky. The core facts at hand appear to be that a) the BIOS is programmed to enforce a RAID setup that is currently compatible only with Windows 10, and there's no technical rationale for it, it's just there to prevent other operating systems being installed. A is, of course, more plausibly true than B.
Which? has called on Microsoft to honour the rights of its customers after a survey found that 12 per cent of those who upgraded to Windows 10 from an earlier version had rolled back and that many more were annoyed with the update.
More than half of those who rolled back to a previous edition said it was because the new version had caused problems with their devices.
The problems included printers, WiFi cards and speakers no longer working, files being lost and emails no longer syncing. In some cases the computer required professional repair.
Many complained that the only reason they upgraded in the first place was to get rid of the constant nagware employed by Microsoft through the GWX system installed on machines that qualified for a free upgrade.
Many said that they had actually turned down the nagware offers and found that Windows 10 had installed anyway.
Microsoft has been criticised over its Windows 10 software by consumer rights group Which?.
The body said it had received hundreds of complaints about the upgrade, including lost files, emails no longer syncing and broken wi-fi and printing.
In some cases, it said, users had had to pay for their computer to be repaired.
Microsoft defended its software and highlighted that it provided help online and by phone.
"The Windows 10 upgrade is a choice designed to help people take advantage of the most secure and most productive Windows," said a spokesman.
"Customers have distinct options. Should a customer need help with the upgrade experience, we have numerous options including free customer support."
Which? surveyed more than 5,500 of its members in June, and said that 12% of the 2,500 who had upgraded to Windows 10 had later reverted to an earlier version.
Developers, Programmers, Engineers, Code Artists, Coders, Codesmiths, Code Warriors, Craftsmen … these are currently the labels we use to explain our profession. One can get an idea of how this can appear confusing to the outsider.
Computers can enrich our lives, give focus, amplify our adventures, gauge our science and grow our business. Right now computing is being embedded into everything and it is now more than ever that we need to redefine our role and show. some. fucking. solidarity.
Rather than confusing pre-existing labels and shoe-horning them to our profession, which makes use of synthetic intelligence more than any, I propose that we call ourselves Hackers instead of the myriad other ways.
Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has launched a survey to obtain information about actual cyber-attacks on business and government, to assess potential risks, and to determine protective measures. The study should result in new ICT security recommendations.
Red Hat has on-boarded 1,000 new hires in the first half of the year, particularly in sales, Chief Finance Officer Frank Calderoni told analysts Wednesday – a 25 percent increase of its workforce.
By the end of the year, the company will scale its hiring plans back to normal, CEO Jim Whitehurst says. And sales – not acquisitions – will be how the Raleigh-based, open-source technology firm plans to make its $5 billion in five years goal.
Speaking after the firm reported $600 million in second quarter revenue, up 19 percent year-over-year, Whitehurst says the $5 billion goal he outlined earlier this year is based on markets the company already plays in – no acquisitions required.
If you recall, back in June there were rumors that BlackBerry is working on three new devices, codenamed Neon, Argon, and Mercury. While the Neon has already been released as the DTEK50, it looks like the Argon will carry DTEK60 moniker at launch.
Only getting into the smartphone game last year, LeEco has seemingly come up out of the woodwork and is establishing itself as a player on the rise. The company isn’t content with holding still, either. LeEco has now announced the Le Pro 3, its new Qualcomm Snapdragon 821-powered flagship darling. While the latest Snapdragon is certainly one of the biggest claims to fame for the handset, the rest of the specs are pretty solid too.
The Le Pro 3 will come in either 4GB RAM/32GB storage or 6GB RAM/64GB storage configurations. Other specs include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 16MP main cam with f/2.0 aperture as well as PDAF and LED flash, an 8MP wide-angle front cam, and a generous 4070 mAh battery that supports USB-C and Quick Charge 3.0. Following in Apple’s direction, the LeEco Le Pro 3 will ditch the headphone jack in favor USB-C audio that features LeEco’s Continual Digital Lossless Audio tech. The phone will include Type-C earbuds in the box.
Earlier this year, Google officially launched Android 7.0, and as always, this version of Google’s mobile operating system had a tasty treat for a name. Last year was Marshmallow, and following on from that alphabetically, Google gave us Android Nougat. Many thought that this version of Android was going to be Android Nutella, and some employees working on Android 7.0 even alluded to as much, but ultimately it was Nougat that stuck from the many proposals sent Google’s way. Considering that different sweets and confectionery are known more or less in different parts of the world, it should come as no surprise that there is in fact a City known for Nougat.
softpedia: Development for Wayland 1.12 and Weston 1.12 started exactly a month ago when the first Alpha build was seeded to public testers
I have a Macbook Pro and a PC (dual boots Win10 and Ubuntu). Bought a SIIG KVM switch, single usb port 3.0 to switch my keyboard (as my monitor already has an input source toggle).
The boot loader seems unimpressed with my keyboard when it's ran thru the switch. Additionally, Ubuntu has some fatal errors on startup and seems very grumpy about the ordeal. I'm switching b/w two physical keyboards for the time being, but I wondered if anyone else here has experience with this (would like to tidy my desk as much as possible).submitted by /u/yaxamie
OStatic: IBM is also making a shrewd move in tying its cloud strategy to Ubuntu and Canonical's OpenStack strategy.