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First European Ubuntu community conference to be held in 2016

UbuCon Europe 2016 will be the first conference dedicated to the European Ubuntu community and will be held in Essen, Germany from 18th to 20th November 2016. The organisers are promising two days full of talks, workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions and (hopefully) great food. There will be social events in the evenings will give delegates the […]

0 A.D. Alpha 20 Timosthenes released

0 AD, the free and open source RTS game, has now reached its alpha 20 release, according to the latest announcement by the developers. This Alpha features 10 new maps, core functionality for a cinematic in-game camera, the ability to share dropsites with your allies, to name but a few new features of this latest […]

Today is Document Freedom Day

Today, 30th March, is Document Freedom Day, an annual celebration of the benefits of using open standards and open formats for the production and exchange of documents. Open standards are essential for interoperability and freedom of choice based on the merits of different software applications. They provide freedom from data lock-in and the associated vendor […]

Samsung is designing an IoT operating system

Le Monde Informatique reports that Samsung is currently developing an open source operating system tailored for the Internet of Things (IoT). Details of it will be given next month at the South Korean company’s developers’ conference. In order to gain a larger place in the world of domestic appliances, clothing, accessories and other connected items, […]

Bristol & Lund universities set new world record in 5G wireless spectrum efficiency

New research by engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund (Sweden), working alongside National Instruments (NI), has demonstrated how a massive antenna system can offer a 12-fold increase in spectrum efficiency compared with current 4G cellular technology.

Journalist displays ignorance of encryption

There’s a general media adage that says never let the truth get in the way of a good story. It seems this maxim is now being applied by members of the fourth estate to that most concise social medium, Twitter. We refer to one of a series of some twenty or so tweets put out […]

Ubuntu to launch tablet

In a brief post on Facebook, Ubuntu announced yesterday that it would soon be launching its first ever Ubuntu Linux-powered tablet, the BQ Aquaris M10. For this project, Ubuntu has partnered with smartphone, tablet and e-reader manufacturer BQ. No further details of this tablet’s launch are yet available, although a publicity video has been produced. […]