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The MarS single board computer offers two headers each with two columns of pin holes. At the heart of the MarS is a dual core Freescale i.MX6 Cortex-A9 with the Vivante GC2000 graphics processor. The board has 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM and 4 GB of eMMC storage, many screen outputs including LVDS and HDMI, multiple USB 2.0 ports, gigabit LAN, and many other ways to interact through its headers like SPI. With the MarS kit, LVDS is a first class citizen, with a 9.7-inch LVDS multi-touch screen available. 

Upload, delete and carry on sharing afterwards?

Cloudy upstart Streem is reinventing file sync'n'share by getting rid of the sync. Instead of throwing out everything but the kitchen sink, it’s just throwing out the sync - so to speak.

Coverity, a company specializing in software quality and security testing solutions, finds that open source programs tend to have fewer errors than proprietary programs.
Eben Moglen's FreedomBox concept (personal servers for everyone to enable private communication) is getting closer to being an easy-to-install reality: all packages needed for FreedomBox are now in Debian's unstable branch, and should be migrating to testing in a week or two. Quoting Petter Reinholdtsen: "Today, the last of the packages currently used by the project to created the system images were accepted into Debian Unstable. It was the freedombox-setup package, which is used to configure the images during build and on the first boot. Now all one need to get going is the build code from the freedom-maker git repository and packages from Debian. And once the freedombox-setup package enter testing, we can build everything directly from Debian. :) Some key packages used by Freedombox are freedombox-setup, plinth, pagekite, tor, privoxy, owncloud, and dnsmasq. There are plans to integrate more packages into the setup. User documentation is maintained on the Debian wiki." You can create your own image with only three commands, at least if you have a DreamPlug or Raspberry Pi (you could also help port it to other platforms).

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Award winning composer Sam Hulick, famed for his music scores in top tier gaming titles like Mass Effect, has released a set of alternative start-up sounds for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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Forget CPUs. Forget GPUs. It's all compute, all the time

AMD will give the first public demo of its second-generation Opteron X-Series server processor, code-named "Berlin", at the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday.

It's not just for Dell's own servers, says marketer

Fluid Cache for SAN is Dell’s technology to integrate server PCIe flash cards and networked SAN storage. We talked to Bob Fine, director of product marketing at Compellent to find out more about how it works.

Grab 'near-final' version of next Enterprise Linux next week

Red Hat has announced that a release candidate (RC) of the next version of its flagship enterprise Linux OS has already been distributed to its strategic partners and will be made available to the general public next week.

Big Red's cloud is safe and Oracle Linux 6 has been patched, but Java has some issues

Oracle has emitted its formal advice about Heartbleed, revealing it has 13 products that need a patch and 14 more “which may be vulnerable”.

Admins dab straining server brows in advance of Trusty Tahr's long-term support landing

Canonical has announced that the latest long-term support release of its Ubuntu Linux distribution will be available in two days.