Google announces Android One

September 15, 2014

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The Nexus products are meant to be the flagship of Android smartphones and tablets, implemented at the state of the art, powerful enough to display all the latest features and efficient enough to have a decent battery life. Android One aims to be the smartphone of the masses, much like Nokia GSM phones were at the […]

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Debian jessie XFCE hang on login [solved]

September 7, 2014

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Today I had a nasty surprise when turning on my computer: when I tried to login, it hanged while closing the login screen, and my desktop didn’t appear. So I started troubleshooting. Using Ctrl-Alt-F1 I tried to login from text console, and it worked. From there, I was able to run a desktop session with […]

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A story of Gmail war on spam, and plans for end-to-end encrypted mail

September 6, 2014

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Mike Hearn is a security expert that worked on prevention of spam and abuse at Google, and on Bitcoin-related systems. He wrote a rich but clear mail that gives a good perspective on the effort that email providers must pay to be able to fight spam effectively: Modern anti-spam and E2E crypto (via reddit.com/r/programming). The essay […]

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HowTo setup A20-OLinuXino-MICRO RootFS on SATA and ownCloud

August 20, 2014

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Originally posted on olimex:
fromcologne posted on our forum interesting tutorial how to setup rootfs on SATA drive and to setup your own cloud service with A20-OLinuXino-MICRO. Now you can keep all your work files, pictures, movies to your own Cloud storage service and have access to them via your phone, laptop, tablet etc devices. Good…

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JTAGduino: JTAG connection using Arduino

August 10, 2014

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JTAGduino wired directly to target

One of my personal project ideas is JTAGduino: using Arduino as a JTAG adapter. I wrote a couple of posts about it, and today I managed to connect it to a real target. All the code that I used here is present on my JTAGduino GitHub repository. I have an Olimex STM32-P152 board, and I […]

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Upgrading my Galaxy S from Cyanogenmod 10 to 11

August 9, 2014

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I still use a Samsung Galaxy S (yes, without any numbers or words after the S), and I installed CyanogenMod on it. I kept upgrading it quite regularly until some time ago, when CyanogenMod decided to call their releases “snapshots” and I instinctively labelled them in my mind as “nigtly builds”, when instead they are the […]

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ARM 64-bit developer kit on the way from AMD

August 2, 2014

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The news: AMD Announces the Availability of 64-bit ARM Opteron Developer Kits It sure sounds cool: 4 or 8 cores, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, PCI-Express 3, SATA 3, 10Gb Ethernet, microATX form factor and full Linux distribution (Red Hat) already running on it. I feel a little disappointed about a couple of things: I didn’t […]

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