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How To Install Cantata 2.1 (Music Player) On Ubuntu

Cantata music player for Linux Ubuntu Systems. How to install cantata 2.1 (music player) on Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10 Systems. Cantata is a graphical client for MPD, supporting the following features: Support for Qt4, Qt5, KDE, MacOSX, and Windows. Multiple MPD …

Now You Can Type in Google Docs by Speaking

Your fingers can take the rest of the day off, because Google just rolled out voice-typing features in Google Docs. It’s more than just a straight dictation feature, too. You can edit and stylize your written text with voice commands as well. The cool new feature only …

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a VR Headset

Virtual reality is mainstream. While that seems like an overnight phenomenon, it’s far from it. Back in the 1960s, there were immersive stereoscopic videos. In 1961, we had a motion-tracking headset. Interactive Google Street View-like experiences? Those, of course, were around in the late 1970s. But …

Test if your gaming PC is ready for SteamVR

Valve Software released the SteamVR Performance Test on Steam which will test the computer's performance and compatibility with SteamVR. If you believe the hype, Virtual Reality (VR) is the next big thing after 3D Television. While it is unlikely that it will fade and wither like …

BYOPC: Getting Up and Running with Intel NUC

Arriving home from my recent trip, I was happy to see that the Intel NUC, RAM, and M.2 SSD storage card had arrived. As expected, putting these components together couldn’t have been easier. But installing and configuring Windows 10 was more of a challenge than anticipated. …

BYOPC: Starting Small with Intel NUC

About a month ago, I wrote about my plans to build a few PCs this year. Before getting to that, here’s a (literally) small and easier diversion: A Skylake-based Intel NUC mini-PC. OK, I know. Cobbling together a NUC mini-PC isn’t exactly a complicated project. Indeed, …

How To Set Up The Raspberry PI Zero

IntroductionThis guide will show you how to set up the Raspberry PI Zero. The Raspberry PI Zero is an amazing little single card computer which retails for about the same price as a couple of pints of beer. The above image shows you just how small …

How To Set Up The Raspberry PI 2 Model B

IntroductionThis article is fairly late onto the scene but my original articles about the Raspberry PI are all becoming a little bit long in the tooth and so it is time to revisit them and make them relevant for 2016 and beyond. In this guide I …

Review Of Makulu Linux Aero Edition

Introduction I last reviewed Makulu Linux back in May 2014 when it was still at version 6. I summed up my feelings towards Makulu Linux by stating that I can't wait for versions 7, 8 and 9 and that I had the warm glow with Makulu …

Review Of Ubuntu 15.10

Introduction October 2015 saw the release of the latest version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) is a fairly low key release requiring little fanfare. The order of the day is business as usual, a few bug fixes here and there and updated versions of the …

New attack steals secret crypto keys from Android and iOS phones

EnlargeResearchers have devised an attack on Android and iOS devices that successfully steals cryptographic keys used to protect Bitcoin wallets, Apple Pay accounts, and other high-value assets. The exploit is what cryptographers call a non-invasive side-channel attack. It works against the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm, …

BaseMark Announces The Power Assessment Tool (PAT)

Basemark has traditionally been a software company. We've seen and used a lot of their benchmarking test suites including Basemark OS and Basemark X. Seeking to expand its portfolio by not only providing software benchmarks to quantify performance of devices, Basemark looks to provide hardware to …