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+ - Ouya Lags Behind Smartphones in Benchmarks->

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec (2231454) writes "Results of recent benchmark tests reveal that Ouya is not at all up to the mark and there are over 70 other mobile devices that have performed far better than the gaming console. Futuremark, which is known for its benchmarks like 3DMark and PCMark, has performed benchmarking on mobile devices and the Tegra 3 powered Ouya has been ranked 73rd."
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+ - Nano-Suit Protects Bugs From Space-Like Vacuums->

Submitted by sciencehabit
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Put a fruit fly larva in a spacelike vacuum, and the results aren't pretty. Within a matter of minutes, the animal will collapse into a crinkled, lifeless husk. Now, researchers have found a way to protect the bugs: Bombard them with electrons, which form a "nano-suit" around their bodies. The advance could help scientists take high-resolution photographs of tiny living organisms. It also suggests a new way that creatures could survive the harsh conditions of outer space and may even lead to new space travel technology for humans."
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+ - Ignore your dull family, says new Facebook Home ad->

Submitted by plastick
plastick (1607981) writes "Admit it, your family is just awful. Your Facebook friends are more important and interesting, says a new Facebook ad.

You know those self-centered, self-regarding people who just have to look at their cell phones during dinner? Facebook loves them. Facebook admires them. Facebook wants to promote them.

This thrust toward spiritual progress is the company's latest ad for Facebook Home...

Oh, all families are awful, aren't they? They insist on imposing emotional control upon you. They tell you what to do, what to think, what to believe, and which lover to toss down the chute of despair. And what do you get in return? Food, that's what. Yet Facebook wants you to believe that your Facebook friends are your real family. Yes, those people whom you hardly talk to, hardly remember, or hardly even know."

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+ - Supernova left its mark in ancient bacteria->

Submitted by ananyo
ananyo (2519492) writes "Sediment in a deep-sea core may hold radioactive iron spewed by a distant supernova 2.2 million years ago and preserved in the fossilized remains of iron-loving bacteria. If confirmed, the iron traces would be the first biological signature of a specific exploding star.
Scientists have found the isotope iron-60, which does not form on Earth, in a sediment core from the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, dating to between about 1.7 million and 3.3 million years ago. The iron-60, which appears in layers dated to around 2.2 million years ago, could be the remains of magnetite chains formed by bacteria on the sea floor as radioactive supernova debris showered on them from the atmosphere, after crossing inter-stellar space at nearly the speed of light."

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+ - Xen to Become Linux Foundation Collaborative Project->

Submitted by jrepin
jrepin (667425) writes "The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. The Xen Project is an open source virtualization platform licensed under the GPLv2 with a similar governance structure to the Linux kernel. Designed from the start for cloud computing, the project has more than a decade of development and is being used by more than 10 million users. As the project experiences contributions from an increasingly diverse group of companies, it is looking to The Linux Foundation to be a neutral forum for providing guidance and facilitating a collaborative network."
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+ - OpenShot Video Editor Achieves $35k on Kickstarter, Final Goal in Reach!-> 5

Submitted by JonOomph
JonOomph (1922630) writes "The popular open source video editor, OpenShot, has less than 39 hours remaining on popular crowd-funding site, Kickstarter.com. The lead developer, Jonathan Thomas, has proposed a revolutionary new feature, which would allow users to offload CPU, memory, and disk cache to a local server (or multiple local servers), dramatically increasing the speed of previewing and rendering. The more servers added to the pool, the faster the video editing engine becomes (with the primary limitation being network bandwidth). If the final goal of $40k is reached in the remaining hours, this feature will be added to the next version of OpenShot."
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+ - Red Hat Launching its own Community Distro of OpenStack->

Submitted by darthcamaro
darthcamaro (735685) writes "Red Hat still doesn't have a fully supported commercial version of OpenStack in the market yet (coming this summer) as it lags behind Ubuntu and SUSE. But Red Hat is doing something no other distro vendor has done, they are launching a brand new bleeding edge build of OpenStack that will update weekly (or faster). The best part? this isn't a fork it's all upstream work, meaning everyone in the OpenStack Community benefits:

"Our developers will continue to work in the upstream OpenStack, and "whenever we find we need to make changes to make RDO work, we get that work done upstream first," Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens said. "RDO won't change in any way our active involvement in the upstream OpenStack development."

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+ - Japanese ISP Boasts of Fastest FTTH Service at 2Gbps->

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec (2231454) writes "So-net Entertainment, one of the ISPs in Japan, has rolled out world’s fastest internet service for home use that would provide with speeds of 2Gbps. Backed by Sony, So-net is offering its fiber-based services dubbed ‘Nuro’ starting Monday for residential as well as small business use in and around Tokyo. The service is quite reasonably charged as it only costs ¥4,980 or approximately $51 US per month if taken on a two-year contract. Users will get upload speeds of 1Gbps. The ISP is using Gigabit-capable Passive Optics Networks (GPON) standard to provide the 2Gbps service, which can scale up to 2.488 Gbps."
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+ - Famous director embracing open source video editor to cut his next film->

Submitted by JonOomph
JonOomph (1922630) writes "Director Alex Cox, the creator of “Repo Man” and “Sid and Nancy”, is making plans for his next film, “Bill, the Galactic Hero”, a feature-length science fiction comedy set in the reaches of our galaxy. He is challenging the norm by shooting the film on 35mm monochrome (black and white) film, possibly the last film to ever attempt this, and possibly the first feature film to be edited with popular open source video editor, OpenShot."
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Desktops (Apple)

+ - OpenShot Video Editor Goes Cross-Platform, Launches Kickstarter Campaign!->

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JonOomph
JonOomph writes "OpenShot Video Editor, the popular open-source video editor for Linux, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign focused on releasing a Windows and Mac version, in addition to adding many professional-level features and improvements: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/421164014/openshot-video-editor-for-windows-mac-and-linux. The new features include a curve-based animation system, time re-mapping (which controls the speed and direction of a video), and dramatic user-interface and work-flow improvements."
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+ - Watson Pwns the best players in Jeopardy->

Submitted by ShooterNeo
ShooterNeo (555040) writes "Watson takes the competition to the cleaners this round. The elegant part about it is that IBM has 'solved' the Jeopardy problem. As long as they save the software for this machine, they can win any Jeopardy match given anytime, anywhere.

What use is Watson? IBM hopes the same technology will be able to analyze patient medical files and pattern match with vast storehouses of medical information. The main reason objection to Nurse Practioners acting as primary care physicians is that they lack the education and experience to identify less common illnesses.

The most accurate method today for diagnosing a heart attack is not a top cardiologist but instead a static mathematical formula based on key syptoms. Sophisticated learning alogorithms on a supercomputer would be far superior to this, and would make possible for health care providers everywhere to diagnose patients correctly."

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GNOME

+ - Canonical disables Banshee Amazon Store in Ubuntu->

Submitted by Julie188
Julie188 (991243) writes "Banshee is a media/music player for Linux that has support for purchasing music via Amazon MP3. The revenues have always gone directly to the GNOME Foundation. Historically, the default music player in Ubuntu has been Rhythmbox, but that's changing in 11.04 to Banshee. The problem, at least as Canonical seems to see it? Amazon MP3 support in Banshee competes with Ubuntu's own offering, Ubuntu One — which also has support for purchasing music. The alternative? Canonical offered to leave the Amazon Store on by default, but take a 75% cut leaving a paltry 25% for GNOME."
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Software

+ - OpenShot Video Editor Releases Version 1.3-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "After 5 months of development, OpenShot Video Editor has reached version 1.3, and becomes the first video editor on Linux to support 3D animated simulations, such as snow, animated globes based on latitude and longitude, lens flares, and particle simulations. A video announcement has been posted by the developer: http://vimeo.com/19871051."
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+ - OpenShot is most used video editor on Linux-> 1

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An anonymous reader writes "According to the latest Ubuntu & Debian popularity contest, OpenShot has the highest percentage of users compared to other open-source video editors. This is significant, considering OpenShot is the youngest project out of the 9 video editors that were compared, at just two years old."
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Linux

+ - Open source tools for Video Editing->

Submitted by linuxaria
linuxaria (1895920) writes "As seen in a previous article on audio, there are many excellent open source tool to create professional solutions. Today I want to do a roundup on the video editing and show you some of the best open source software available for Linux to do video editing. if you know other software, feel free to drop me a note on the comments.
OpenShot
  Kino
Cinellera
Lives
Kdenlive
Pitivi
VideoLan Movie Creator"

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