Software Programs, VR World

Khronos Expands Scope of 3D Open Standard Ecosystem


The Khronos Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies, today announced significantly expanded scope and momentum for its family of open standard 3D graphics APIs.  Vulkan™, the new generation API for high-efficiency access to graphics and compute on modern GPUs, is on track for implementation and specifications later this year. It has received support from Android, SteamOS, Tizen, and multiple Linux distributions, including Ubuntu and Red Hat. The new OpenGL® ES 3.2 specification absorbs AEP (Android Extension Pack) functionality to enhance pervasive graphics capabilities across mobile, consumer, and automotive devices.  A set of OpenGL extensions will also expose the very latest capabilities


Hardware, VR World

CES 2015: LaCie Announces The New Rugged RAID Mobile Drive

LaCie Rugged RAID 1

Today LaCie announced the Rugged RAID mobile drive featuring user selectable RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration.


Business, Software Programs, VR World

Groupon GNOME Gname Game


The popular deal website Groupon has been attempting to trademark the term GNOME, which already exists and is trademarked as an open source project.


Audio/Video, Business, Cloud Computing, Entertainment, VR World

Netflix now able to be streamed on Linux


Due to the efforts made by both Netflix and Canonical, Chrome version 37 is now able to stream Netflix.  This is a great thing as there haven’t been many options for legally watching protected media on Linux.   Today, with the release of Google Chrome version 37 everyone has the ability to stream Netflix through the browser.  Many have reported that the newest version of Chrome with Netflix “just works”, making things very simple.  You have Netflix and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu to thank for giving everyone the ability to binge on Netlfiz with Linux.  Unfortunately, it is only for Chrome and will not work


Gaming, Graphics, Software Programs, VR World

Fire and Ice Combat Evil in Conquerors of Kolhar

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A new game to enliven your summer vacation developed by Cuve Games and put out by Phoenix Online Publishing is one month from delivery. Heroes and Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar blends combat and strategies with story-driven and randomly generated adventures in fantasy role playing game (RPG) fun. Gamers will custom make their own weapons and armor to be used by their warriors, wizards and assassins. Fire and ice complete the arsenal for battling more than 130 monsters in an attempt to overcome an ancient evil. Scenarios become more and more challenging to be met with collected mystical artifacts that enhance your ability to win. Jerome Bodin,


Business, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Software Programs

IRS Denying Open Source Projects Non-Profit Status

IRS Open Source

Apparently the IRS has taken the stance that Open Source projects, that are either created through the collaborations of individuals or corporations (which the government increasingly considers people) are not eligible for non-profit status. This news comes as the OpenStack foundation and Yorba foundation have both recently been denied by the IRS for non-profit status. While it may be true that some open source projects may not necessarily be deserving of non-profit status, most of these projects are run by a community of people and/or companies that come together for a common cause. They also make most of their software free and open to the public


Cloud Computing, Enterprise, VR World

HP Moonshot Using ARM 64-bit SoC


Last week ARM invited a group of journalists and analysts to Austin Texas to hear about their server, mobile, and wearable developments. ARM and their partners presented in-depth explanations of their version of the ARM architecture. On the first day of the conference, HP’s Dwight Barron gave an overview of their Moonshot system.  They have been refining the specifications since its late 2009 inauguration. Moonshot’s design differs from the traditional servers which have been the general-purpose workhorses of the data center. These boxes have proved to be jacks-of-all-trades, able to run operations for organizations of every shape and size. They started with proprietary operating systems and a