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+ - WordPress 3.9 brings brand new editor and more features ->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "WordPress users can now rejoice as the much awaited 3.9 arrives with some really stunning improvements. Writers and bloggers will now enjoy the brand new visual editor which is fully redesigned and looks more or less like Google Docs. It’s very mature, user-friendly and elegant looking. It has improved image management as well has HTML5 support for themes."
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+ - NSA has been exploiting Heartbleed for two years-> 2

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "As people were wondering NSA’s role in Heartbleed, it turned out that the agency was aware of the bug for the last two years and has been exploiting it to spy on people. If the reports are true and NSA was aware of the bug and instead of getting it fixed it let extremely critical info of US citizens exposed to cyber criminals then NSA does need more oversight from the government. NSA is not going to get a very ‘heartwarming’ response from the world for this. We need to start asking our lawmakers (who are more concerned whether they are good sell for Koch Brothers are not) when did ‘putting American’s security at risk became an act of ‘protecting nation’s security’?"
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+ - Chromebook shipment reached 2.1 million in 2013->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Chromebooks have been the best selling devices on Amazon.com for the last two years and now according to a study by ABI research an “estimated 2.1 million Chromebooks shipped in 2013 with nearly 89% of total shipments reaching North America.” The research showed that ” ultraportable segment, which is powered by the Windows 8 operating system and includes the versatile 2-in-1 configurations, saw minimal growth during 4Q 2013 even with the holiday season.” The bottom line is no one is buying Windows PCs anymore. More and more users are switching to smartphones and tablets and these users are picking Android, hurting Microsoft twice."
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+ - Ubuntu to drop Amazon search from home scope->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Google new for Ubuntu fans and critics. With Unity 8 there won't be any 'search everything' home scope, if one wants to see Amazon results then they will have to use Amazon scope. In a nutshell, the controversial 'search everything' home scope is gone which was sending data to Canonical servers and instead it will become the 'Application scope' which will show applications. It will show installed apps as well as apps available for download — makes perfect sense.

There will, however, be a 'search everything' scope called 'scopes' where if you search it will work more or less like the previous (current) home scope and will show results from different sources using the 'Smart Scopes' service being developed by Canonical.

I think this move, after systemd, shows Canonical has started to make right descisions."

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+ - openSUSE to offer rolling release KDE experience->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "openSUSE and KDE teams are working on creating four KDE SC repositories for openSUSE which will enable users to get the the kind of experience they want. Users can stick to the default repos that come with openSUSE if they want to use what openSUSE offers. Those users who want to stay updated with the latest KDE SC releases can use the “KDE:Current” repository which will always remain updated. 3rd repo “KDE:Distro:Factory” will offer KDE packages which are being tested and prepared before they are pushed to the ‘Current’ repo. The fourth repo "KDE:Unstable:SC" will offer early builds as they are being devloped."
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+ - Minecraft cancels Oculus Rift released due to Facebook->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "When Facebook bought Whatsapp a huge number of users migrated to much more open alternative Telegram and I was curious if we will see the same ‘Facebook’ effect on Oculus and that’s exactly what has happened. Minecraft has canceled their version for the virtual reality device as soon as they got the news of this acquisition. Markus Persson aka notch of Minecraft tweeted, “We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus. I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out.”"
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+ - Facebook to buy Oculus Rift for $2 billion->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Facebook is on spending and acquiring spree, after shelling out over $19 billion on WhatsApp the company is now buying the latest sensation Oculus VR for $2 billion. This is the first of its kind hardware purchase for Facebook and it’s not clear what a social networking site is going to do with a VR company, well if arch-rival Google can buy robots why can’t Facebook buy virtual reality specialists?"
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+ - Google Glass signs deal with Ray Ban owner-> 1

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Google has signed a deal with The Luxottica Group, the world’s largest eyewear company which owns 80% of the eyewear market. Luxottica owns Ray-Ban, Oakley, Vogue-Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette. This deal shows how serious Google is about Google Glass contrary to the skepticism raised by high-profiled users like Robert Scoble who spelled doom for the device implying that Google itself is not sure about the future of the device."
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+ - KDE and Canonical devels disagree over display server->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Robert Ancell, a Canonical software engineer, wrote a blog titled ‘Why the display server doesn’t matter‘. KDE developers, who do have long experience with Qt (something Canonical is moving towards for it’s mobile ambitions), have refuted Bob’s claims and said that display server does matter."
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+ - http://www.muktware.com/2014/03/ubuntu-gnome-gets-lts-status/23259->

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Ubuntu Gnome team was seeking LTS status so that they could offer a longer support to customer and their wish has been fulfilled. However, Ubuntu Gnome is still not an official flavor or Ubuntu like Kubuntu but the LTS status will definitely help Ubuntu Gnome users to deploy it knowing it will be supported for long term."
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+ - Google reveals Android Wear operating system->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "While Microsoft and other 3 decade old companies are trying to figure out how to stop the momentum of Open Source, Google has become an unstoppable force which has not yet met an unmovable object. Google just revealed it’s seriousness into the wearable computing. The company has announced ‘developer preview of ‘Android Wear’. It's a modified version of Android optimized for wearable devices, looks like it has build upon the work done on Google Glass."
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+ - When Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars comes across a real Chromebook->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "I have become addicted to the Pawn Stars and do enjoy it a lot. I admire the owner of the shop Rick Harrison who has immense knowledge and great skills to spot fake. Unfortunately, for him, I was surfing the net I came across Microsoft’s propaganda website Scroogled News and there was an ad by Microsoft featuring the Pawn Stars team. I wondered what would happen if a real customer walks into the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop with her Chromebook. From what I have learned about Ricks’ family and the show, I think this is how things will unfold in the ‘real’ life. So here is a fantasy piece on what would happen if Rick does come across a Chromebook."
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+ - Here's why Mark Shuttleworth is growing beard->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "People wonder what's up with Mark's beard. He explains that there is a slightly serious angle to beard. "One of my colleagues was stopped and held by transport police in UK. He was questioned for hours. There was no justification to it and so while he was leaving, he asked them the reason and they said it was the beard. This is disgusting. A society should be civilised enough to not judge people on the basis of how they look.” It's kind of protest to what happened to his colleague."
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