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Task Coach 1.3.38

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-04-21 03:25
Task Coach is a simple todo manager to manage personal tasks and todo lists. It grew out of a frustration that well-known task managers, such as those provided with Outlook or Lotus Notes, do not provide facilities for composite tasks. Often, tasks and other things to do consist of several activities. Task Coach is designed to deal with composite tasks.

Release Notes: This is a mixed bugfix and feature release.

Release Tags: Bug fixes

Tags: Office/Business

Licenses: GPLv3

Categories: open source

Putin playing the long game over Russian kin in Ukraine

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-04-21 02:42
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's decision last week to sign a peace accord on Ukraine does not mean that the Kremlin is backing down, rather that President Vladimir Putin is prepared to be patient in pursuit of his ultimate objective.
Categories: news

jpegoptim 1.3.1

Freshmeat - Mon, 2014-04-21 02:08
jpegoptim is a utility for optimizing JPEG files. It provides lossless optimization (based on optimizing the Huffman tables) and "lossy" optimization based on setting a maximum quality factor.

Release Notes: Many minor fixes and enhancements, including XMP marker support.

Release Tags: Minor

Tags: multimedia, Graphics, Graphics Conversion

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

General Mills Retracts "No Right to Sue" EULA Clause

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-04-21 01:59
Just a few days after General Mills changed its policies to declare that people who so much as "liked" their page on Facebook thereby waived their right to sue the company in favor of arbitration, the company has reversed itself: "The announcement resulted in huge backlash on social media, as well as from consumer groups. Legal experts expressed doubts it could ever be enforced. Hamline Law Professor David Schultz appeared on WCCO Sunday Morning. “When I first saw this earlier this week I said this is questionable at best from a legal point of view,” he said. “From a marketing point of view, it’s a dumb idea, too, but legally it didn’t rest on very sound grounds so it’s not a surprise that they are reversing it. The lawyers at General Mills should have known better.”

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Categories: news

OpenStack Icehouse Moves Open-Source Cloud Forward

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-04-21 00:00

Datamation: For the Icehouse release, over 120 different organizations contributed to development with 1,202 different developers all contributing code.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Drones On Demand

Slashdot - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:50
mikejuk (1801200) writes "Gofor is a new company that is promoting the idea of drones on demand. All you have to do is use the app to request a drone and it shows you were they are and how long before one reaches your location. You want to take the ultimate selfie? Scout ahead to see if the road is clear or just find a parking space? No problem just task a drone to do the job. For the photo you simply flash your phone camera at it and it pinpoints your location for an aerial selfie. If it is scouting ahead then it shows you what awaits you via a video link. See the promo video to see how it might work. Flight of fancy? Possibly but the company claims to be operational in five US cities." I wish my car had a drone for instant scouting of traffic-jam alternates.

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Categories: news

FBReaderJ 1.10

Freshmeat - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:37
FBReaderJ is an e-book reader for the Android platform. It is a clone of the FBReader book reader written in Java by the same authors. FBReaderJ supports several e-book formats: oeb, epub, and fb2. Direct reading from zip, tar, and gzip archives is supported.

Release Notes: This is the last major update before FBReader 2.0. It fixes current position storing. There are new directory preferences. Android 3/4: full-screen mode by default. Adds embedded fonts support for ePubs. Improved CSS support: speed improvements, @import directive, and @font-face definition. Experimental video support for ePubs. Updated Czech and Hungarian localizations.

Release Tags: Major feature enhancements, Major bugfixes, ePub3

Tags: Text Processing

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

Google Map GPS Cell Phone Tracker 3.2.0

Freshmeat - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:06
Google Map GPS Cell Phone Tracker allows you to track Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Java ME cellphones using Google Maps. It has two parts, a server and phone clients. You have a choice of two servers, using asp.net and SQL server or PHP and MySQL. The server software allows you to view cellphone locations in realtime using Google Maps and store routes and view them later. The client applications send their locations to the website periodically. All four applications work properly in the background and are written natively on each platform.

Release Notes: Some pretty major changes. The android app now has Google Play location services running in a background service. Updates will restart if phone is rebooted. The android client is now in Google Play for those who don't want to compile the app. The servers are both using JSON and jQuery. XML is gone forever. Both servers now support multiple map types. It's currently set up for Google maps, Bing maps, and OpenStreetMap.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Web, Communications, Mobile, GPS

Licenses: MIT

Categories: open source

XOWA 1.4.3

Freshmeat - Sun, 2014-04-20 21:22
XOWA is a desktop application that can read and edit English Wikipedia offline. It displays articles in an HTML browser, and can download images on demand. It can also be used for Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikiquote, and the non-English counterparts.

Release Notes: This release adds offline images for the 2014-04-02 English Wikipedia and the Norwegian wikis, makes luaj the default Scribunto engine, and includes other minor changes.

Release Tags: Minor

Tags: Wikipedia, Java

Licenses: AGPLv3

Categories: open source

Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured Christian town

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2014-04-20 21:12
MAALOULA, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media said, as he seeks to persuade minorities that the government is their best protection against hardline Islamists.






Categories: news

Debian: 2901-3: wordpress: Summary

LinuxSecurity.com - Sun, 2014-04-20 21:07
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary
Categories: linux, news, security

Query Interface 1.1

Freshmeat - Sun, 2014-04-20 21:04
Query Interface is a Wordpress plugin that allows you to run database queries in the admin panel.

Release Notes: This release adds a Check Query button that will show you how heavy your query could be. There are some bugfixes.

Release Tags: query interface, sql reporting

Tags: WordPress

Licenses: Proprietary

Categories: open source

Ubuntu Linux Has What It Takes to Challenge Windows on the Desktop -

Linux Today - Sun, 2014-04-20 20:00

eWEEK: A new Long Term Support release of Ubuntu Linux, code-named "Trusty Tahr," arrives just as Microsoft ends support on Windows XP. A Canonical VP believes it's a great alternative to replace XP.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Protesters fight police, burn Maduro puppets in Venezuela

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2014-04-20 19:58
CARACAS (Reuters) - Masked youths battled police, protesters burned and hung from lamp-posts effigies of President Nicolas Maduro and marchers demanded the "resurrection" of democracy on a volatile Easter Sunday in Venezuela.






Categories: news

$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

Slashdot - Sun, 2014-04-20 19:18
An anonymous reader writes "A man named Jose Delgado was so used to using a $42,000 myoelectric prosthetic hand for the last year that he didn't realize that there were other options out there. Although Delgado, born without a left hand, was able to obtain the hand via his insurance, he found that a 3D printed 'Cyborg Beast,' an open source hand which costs just $50 to print, actually was more comfortable and performed better than the device which costs 840 times as much money."

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$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

Slashdot - Sun, 2014-04-20 19:18
An anonymous reader writes "A man named Jose Delgado was so used to using a $42,000 myoelectric prosthetic hand for the last year that he didn't realize that there were other options out there. Although Delgado, born without a left hand, was able to obtain the hand via his insurance, he found that a 3D printed 'Cyborg Beast,' an open source hand which costs just $50 to print, actually was more comfortable and performed better than the device which costs 840 times as much money."

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Categories: news

$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

Slashdot - Sun, 2014-04-20 19:18
An anonymous reader writes "A man named Jose Delgado was so used to using a $42,000 myoelectric prosthetic hand for the last year that he didn't realize that there were other options out there. Although Delgado, born without a left hand, was able to obtain the hand via his insurance, he found that a 3D printed 'Cyborg Beast,' an open source hand which costs just $50 to print, actually was more comfortable and performed better than the device which costs 840 times as much money."

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Categories: news

$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

Slashdot - Sun, 2014-04-20 19:18
An anonymous reader writes "A man named Jose Delgado was so used to using a $42,000 myoelectric prosthetic hand for the last year that he didn't realize that there were other options out there. Although Delgado, born without a left hand, was able to obtain the hand via his insurance, he found that a 3D printed 'Cyborg Beast,' open source hand ,which costs just $50 to print, actually was more comfortable and performed better than the device which costs 840 times as much money."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

Slashdot - Sun, 2014-04-20 19:18
An anonymous reader writes "A man named Jose Delgado was so used to using a $42,000 myoelectric prosthetic hand for the last year that he didn't realize that there were other options out there. Although Delgado, born without a left hand, was able to obtain the hand via his insurance, he found that a 3D printed 'Cyborg Beast,' open source hand ,which costs just $50 to print, actually was more comfortable and performed better than the device which costs 840 times as much money."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

Slashdot - Sun, 2014-04-20 19:18
An anonymous reader writes "A man named Jose Delgado was so used to using a $42,000 myoelectric prosthetic hand for the last year that he didn't realize that there were other options out there. Although Delgado, born without a left hand, was able to obtain the hand via his insurance, he found that a 3D printed 'Cyborg Beast,' open source hand ,which costs just $50 to print, actually was more comfortable and performed better than the device which costs 840 times as much money."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news