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+ - Soon hard drives will be thousand times faster-> 1

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "How fast the data is written on a hard drive is directly proportional to the magnetic property of material and the storage speed can be increased by changing this property. Researchers at De Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) have found a way to speed up data storage by a thousand times on hard drives. The researchers have managed to generate a flow of electrons using ultra-fast laser pulses in a material which all have the same spin. This spin changes the very magnetic property which is responsible for the storage speed."
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+ - Here comes the first release of Plasma 5->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The KDE Community has announced the first release of Plasma 5. It’s a release candidate so it’s meant for testing and preview purpose, like the developer preview of Android L. The final release will be announced next week so this is the last chance for testers and developers to find issues and get them fixed before the release."
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+ - After Ubuntu, Windows will also follow KDE's convergence story-> 1

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The KDE Community introduced the concept of convergence way back in 2008 with the arrival of KDE 4.x (back then it was still KDE Desktop). If you ever tried KDE on your netbook you would have noticed that the desktop that got installed was different from that you would get when you install the same iso on your desktop. Far forward to 2013 and we hear Canonical introducing a brand new concept – called convergence – where one code-base will run across different devices. It was heavily marketed by Canonical, thanks to star community managers like Jono Bacon on-board. Now Microsoft is also following a suite and according to reports the next version of Windows (which may not be called Windows 9 for obvious reasons) will have convergence. One of the most trusted Microsoft journalist Mary Jo Foley reports that the company is working on the next version of their operating system code-named ‘Threshold’ which will have convergence."
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+ - Will a more powerful FCC ensure net neutrality? EFF thinks so!->

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+ - KDE's Krita gets 100% funding through Kickstarter->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "It's an interesting day for the KDE community. At one hand they announced the death of two projects — Vivaldi tablet and Improv board, on the other hand Krita (a KDE software) has reached its goal of raising Euro 15,00 on Kickstrater, which means they can now hire the developer, designer they needed to further improve the image editing software. The campaign is not over yet and there are eight more days left so the project will continue to get more money."
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+ - KDE's Vavaldi tablet, Improve project are dead!->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "It’s a sad day for free software as one of the most ambitious free software projects, Improve, is officially dead. Along with the board also dies the promising Vivaldi tablet. The developers have sent out emails to the backers of the project that they are pulling plugs on these. The end of the Improv project also means a disappointing end to the KDE Tablet project, as Aaron Seigo was funding both projects out of his own pocket (almost exactly $200,000 spent)."
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+ - First alpha of Ubuntu 14.10 flavors released->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Ubuntu flavors have just announced the first alpha of for version 14.10 aka Utopic Unicorn. Only exception being Xubuntu which has not made any alpha’s available. Ubuntu itself doesn’t make alpa or beta releases anymore. They have moved to a weekly snapshot which allows developers to focus on rigorous testing continuously instead of wasting time on packaging alpas, betas and release candidates. If you are using any of the daily build you are already running the latest packages from Ubuntu."
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+ - Fedora 21 may come with Gnome 3.14->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The Gnome team has announced the release of version 3.13.3, which is now available for download and testing. There are many major enhancements and features in this release. According to Mathias Clasen of Gnome, “Highlights in this release include Adwaita as the default GTK+ theme, network awareness in our sharing infrastructure, a new design for yelp and add-on support in gnome-software.” The developers are aiming to have Gnome 3.14 available in Fedora 21. Fedora users can try out the release by using a repository created by Richard Hughess."
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+ - A film about assasination of real US president?->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "What is common between The Conspirator, Death of a President, JFK, The Day of the Jackal and Shooter? Full of twisted plots, these movies are based on President Assassination plots. A similar plot is bearing the wrath of the government of North Korea, which has taken serious offense to Seth Rogen’s upcoming film titled The Interview. North Korea has raised issues with the film. Most US audience would say 'there should be freedom of expression'.

This makes me wonder if there are any Hollywood films that show the assassination of a real and not a fictional US President. Or are there films that revolve around the plot of murdering the current US President? However, what I do remember is that the US Army banned the sale of Medal of Honor video game as the game allowed you to play as an Al Qaeda member and attack US troops. Do you think a writer can ever dare to work on a film plot about the assassination of the current US President?

While we are at it, does Quentin Tarantino has the courage to re-write the history and show the murder of John F Kennedy in a satirical way? Feel free to write in to us about what you feel about this"

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+ - How to install Android L on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Google has just made available the first developer preview of Android 7 (aka Android L) for download and install. The image is available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013 also known as Flo). If you are someone like me who can’t wait to try out the latest software then this article will help you in installing it on your device. Nexus 7 users must bear in mind that the developer preview is available only for Nexus 7 WiFi version 2 released in 2013. Please don’t try it if you have older or 3G Nexus 7."
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+ - Linux Mint 17 KDE released!->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "The Linux Mint team has announced the release of Linux Mint 17 KDE codenamed Qiana. It’s based on KDE Software Compilation 4.13.0. There are many improvements in things like 'update manager' which improves the use experience and also show which type of updates are these. Then the device manager has also improved and it can install drivers even when the machine can't connect to the Internet as most drivers are available in the iso itself."
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+ - Mozilla working on a Wordpress, Disqus competitor?->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Mozilla is working on developing a content and commenting platform, Open News, in collaboration with two leading US news papers The New York Times and The Washington Post. The platform aims to be the nex-generation commenting and content creation platform which will give more control to readers. The project, OpenNews, is being funded by Knights Foundation."
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+ - Will you buy Amazon phone if it's exclusive to AT&T?->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Amazon is going to launch its smartphone today and according to reports it would be exclusive to A&T, again. You are back to 2007 when Apple launched the iPhone exclusively to AT&T leaving everyone else out of it. While Amazon will be able to cut cost and make the phone even cheaper (Amazon devices are either way not known for good hardware). The deal may also put Amazon devices in brick and mortar store of AT&T for people to see as Kindle devices have been kicked out of Walmart and Target and despite Amazon's monopoly on online retail their Kindle is nowhere as hot as is Chromebooks. So there is some benefits for Amazon. Now the question is will people by an AT&T locked device?"
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+ - Arnold Schwarzenegger praises Obama's big climate move ->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Arnold says, "I applaud President Obama for using every tool at his disposal and not waiting for Congress or a new international treaty. California and nine eastern states have used similar policies, including an effective cap-and-trade system, which can serve as a national model to help our country achieve the President’s goals.""
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