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​Ubuntu Linux 16.04 is here

Who's ready for the next long-term support version of Ubuntu? There's something new here whether you use Ubuntu on the desktop, server, cloud, …

These New Satechi Bluetooth Wireless Headphones Look Great But They Sound Even Better

With wireless headphone sales growing at 12.7% annually, it looks as though soon it may be hard to buy a conventional pair of wired headphones. Bluetooth wireless models are certainly proving popular, so much so that it’s rumoured Apple may drop the conventional 3.5mm socket for wired headphones …

Consumer Tech

How to virtualise Linux – Part 2

<b>Virtualise with</b><b> KVM</b><i>A virtualisation tool built right into the Linux kernel, Kernel-based Virtual Machines are powerful and fairly easy to use.</i>Also …

Linux

Docker acquires Conductant as it looks to help businesses run large-scale systems

Docker today announced that it has acquired Conductant, a small startup that focused on orchestration.<p>While you have probably never heard of Conductant — and as far as we can see, the company doesn’t even have a web presence and has never received outside funding — this acquisition brings a lot of …

Docker

How to get all of your photos into Google Photos

There's no shortage of ways to store your photos and videos in the cloud.<p>At <i>Mashable</i>, Google Photos has quickly become our favorite online photo and …

This Android Wear Update Turns Your Device Into The Dick Tracy Watch

New speaker support in the OS makes smartwatch video messaging apps like Glide far more compelling.<p>Google is adding speaker support in a new update to its smartwatch OS, Android Wear, which will make Android watches act a lot more like the fabled “2-way Wrist Radio” worn by Dick Tracy.<p>Android Wear …

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​Linus Torvalds vs. the internet security pros

A recent Washington Post article entitled "Net of Insecurity" re-bundled old FUD about Linux and the internet's security.<p>The Washington Post feature …

Announcing Linux & Docker Container management with OMS!

What’s the OMS Agent for Linux? The OMS Agent for Linux is the easiest way to collect Syslog events, Performance metrics, Container data, as well as …

Docker

The secret your cellphone company doesn't want you to know

Recently, AT&T surprised everyone when it added a new option to its GigaPower fiber Internet service: privacy. Yes, for just $29 more a month, AT&T promises it WON'T sell your search and browsing history to advertisers. How generous.<p>While there's still some doubt about how private your information …

Tech Q&A: Finding classmates, passwords, free security cams and more

<b>Find a long-lost classmate</b><p><b>Q.</b> I'm organizing a *cough*-year reunion, and I'm trying to track down a few old schoolmates of mine from way back. I tried Facebook, but came up empty. Where else can I look?<p><b>A.</b> Even with 1.3 billion users, Facebook isn't always the best place to hunt down people, …

Windows 93 is finally done and ready to crash for you

What would have happened if Microsoft didn’t skip straight from Windows 3.x to Windows 95? Apparently, Windows 93.<p>Late last night, French digital artists Jankenpopp and Zombectro announced on Reddit that the “operating system” Windows 93 is finally complete. First teased in October 2014, this …

Software

Red Hat Launches Its Docker-Centric Atomic Host Linux Distribution

Almost a year ago, Red Hat announced its plans to launch a Docker-centric version of its Enterprise Linux distribution and after a long beta, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host is now generally available. With Atomic Host, Red Hat is throwing its hat into the Docker ring and joining the likes …

It's now possible to map your home's WiFi signal in 3D

We already know that it's possible to map your home's WiFi signal in 2D, but that doesn't help if you're holding your phone above your head to get connected. Step forward YouTuber CNLohr, who appears to have developed a reasonably low-tech way to analyze the WiFi strength of any 3D space. Using …

Scientists say all the world’s data can fit on a DNA hard drive the size of a teaspoon

Even though it’s looking increasingly likely that humanity will find a way to wipe itself off the face of the Earth, there’s a chance that our creative output may live on. Servers, hard drives, flash drives, and disks will degrade (as will our libraries of paper books, of course), but a group of …

Harvard

Why CoreOS went its own way on containers

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Alex Polvi seems a bit puzzled at the reaction to CoreOS’s decision to develop its own basic container technology. Many saw …

Drone flying near LAX sparks alarm from jet pilot

Police officials say the sighting of a personal drone in restricted Los Angles International Airport air space and another over City Hall support the need to clarify civilian drone use laws.<p>In the first incident on Aug. 4, police said a personal drone was spotted by a Canadian jetliner hovering …

Airspace

DSLR or mirrorless: which should be your next camera?

You might not need a giant camera to take awesome photos<p>Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team …

What Happens When Someone 'Likes' Your Facebook Post

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Funny, we’ve had the Facebook Like button along the side of every Buffer blog post for the past several years. And I don’t think I’ve ever clicked it.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference …

The Best Chat Apps for Your Smartphone

<b>Updated: August 1, 2014</b><p>We’ve known for sometime that SMS is becoming passe for many smartphone owners worldwide.<p>Sure, people still use it, but there are a slew of apps that go way beyond it, offering easy multimedia functions, group chats, video calls, gaming and much more. Beyond being SMS …

Make your Android Device Smarter with these Handy Apps

The leap from feature phones to smartphones didn’t happen overnight. Slowly but steadily, our phones grew smarter and smarter until they’d become capable enough that we could fulfil most of our computing needs on these pocket-sized devices. The onset of powerful third-party apps spurred that …

HP’s The Machine project could one day bring us smartphones with 100TB of memory

Memristor based wafer<p>HP Android devices, such as the Slate 7 tablet or the Slate 21 PC, aren’t exactly known for their good looks and amazing specifications. But HP could still secure a place for itself in the history of Android if it manages to turn The Machine into reality.<p>The Machine project is …

Mobile Devices

GitLab is building a business with 0.1% of paying customers

Sijbrandij, who was involved in a startup building private submarines before turning to found GitLab, never was a professional developer but is an avid Ruby fan and enthusiast. Coincidentally, GitLab is written in Ruby, too.<p>“I looked into the product and saw that the code quality was extremely …

John Oliver's Net neutrality response swamps FCC

The agency's comment system, accepting public input on proposed Net neutrality rules, buckles after the comedian tells Internet trolls to pile on.<p>When the Federal Communications Commission released its proposed Net Neutrality regulations, Chairman Tom Wheeler said the founding fathers were likely …

Net Neutrality

5 Great Front-End Developer Tools You Must Try

<i>Arnaud Breton is a full-stack developer at mention with a specific focus on the front-end side and user experience. This post originally appeared on the mention blog.</i><p>Over the last few years, we’ve seen tremendous growth in an entirely new generation of Web applications. These apps have become much …

16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …

Before you buy an iPhone from Virgin Mobile, read this

Commentary: The hardware is fine, and so is the service. But if your iPhone ever needs replacing, watch out.<p>Back in March, having decided that Android wasn't for me, I decided to buy an iPhone 5S from Virgin Mobile. The deal was too good to pass up: 30 percent off the phone itself and $30 per month …

Mobile

ZTE Is Selling The $99 Open C Firefox Phone Exclusively On Ebay

If you’re into open source, unlocked phones that cost less than a month of phone service, take note. Manufacturer ZTE is selling their first Firefox OS phone on Ebay for a piddly $99, a price that should make it a great choice for folks looking for a solid phone with a solid pedigree and an …

16 Blogging Platforms That Won't Distract From Your Writing

Blogging platforms can often be cluttered and complicated, featuring a multitude of widgets and plugins that we might never use. However new …

On the hunt for Google's Easter eggs

Here is a roundup of Google's jokes and hoaxes currently on the loose. Did you miss the Tardis?<p>Google is renowned for creating Easter eggs, which in the tech world mean coding or features on the Web that either shouldn't be there or that you don't expect to find.<p>Our colleagues at ZDNet gathered up …

Google Play