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4 Useful Cron Alternatives For Linux

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-02-02 11:00

MakeTechEasier: For those who are familiar with the Unix system, you will also be familiar with the cron application that allows you to schedule and automate tasks to run on their own.

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Chipzilla Intel gulps down 'Internet of Things' chip unit Lantiq

The Register - Mon, 2015-02-02 10:45
Chipzilla makes a dash for the IoT cash

Chip giant Intel has snapped up German network chipmaker Lantiq for an undisclosed sum as part of its plan "to make everything smart and connected".…

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Music Doesn't Feature In the Pirate Bay's Top 100 Biggest Torrents

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-02-02 10:18
journovampire writes Good news for the industry's anti-piracy efforts? Or rather embarrassing for music's appeal in the big, wide world? No single music release features in the Top 100 most-torrented files. From the article: "MBW has analysed TPB’s Top 100 most-pirated files in the 48 hours since its re-emergence. And although you’ll find plenty of movies and a smattering of porn in there, you won’t see a single music release. The Top 4 most-pirated files over the weekend were all movies, led by new Jason Statham vehicle Wild Card. It was followed by three more Hollywood releases – The Interview, American Sniper and Nightcrawler."

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Adobe and software pals haul Forever 21 to court over piracy allegations

The Register - Mon, 2015-02-02 10:04
Software trio pick up sueballs, take aim

A trio of software firms is taking a large US-based fashion retailer to court for allegedly pirating their software.…

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Inkscape Version 0.91 is Released!

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-02-02 10:00

Inkscape is a drawing and painting tool similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, and Xara X, but with features, new tools, and interface style of its own.

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SimpleScreenRecorder Review: The Best Video Recording App for Games on Linux

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-02-02 10:00

 softpedia: Linux is now also a gaming platform, so naturally, people will want to record their gaming sessions.

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Texas Boy Suspended For "Threatening" Classmate With the One Ring

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-02-02 09:53
An anonymous reader writes Nine-year-old Aiden Steward has been suspended by officials at a Texas school after he allegedly threatened to use his magic ring to make another boy disappear. His father says the family had watched The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies last weekend. His son brought a ring to class and told another boy his magic ring could make the boy disappear. "I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend's existence," Aiden's father wrote in an email. "If he did, I'm sure he'd bring him right back." Principal Roxanne Greer declined to comment on the school's zero tolerance policy on magic rings. It may seem easy to make fun of Principal Greer in this case, but it does make one wonder how many elves could have been saved if someone took a hard line with a young Sauron.

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Microsoft Announces Windows For Raspberry Pi 2

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-02-02 09:33
jones_supa writes Microsoft is expanding their Windows Developer Program for Internet of Things by delivering a version of Windows 10 that runs on the Raspberry Pi 2. This release of Windows 10 will be free for the maker community through the Windows Developer Program for IoT. With an official partnership with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Microsoft is bringing development tools, services and ecosystem to the Raspberry Pi community. More details will be shared in the coming months. You can already join the program and be amongst the first to receive product information and beta software releases.

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Mad Frankie Maude hangs up his axe

The Register - Mon, 2015-02-02 09:31
Whitehall cuts minister announces retirement from gov

Axe-wielder-in-chief and Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude is to hang up his blade after the next election.…

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Greece rules out aid from Russia, argues case in Europe

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-02-02 09:17
NICOSIA/LONDON (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ruled out seeking aid from Russia and said on Monday he would pursue negotiations for a new debt agreement with European partners, but saw little sign of compromise from Germany.






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U.S. consumer spending weakest since 2009, inflation muted

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-02-02 09:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest decline since late 2009 in December, with households appearing to save the extra cash from cheaper gasoline, which could support future consumption.
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Exxon quarterly profit lower, share buyback cut

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-02-02 09:01
(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp said on Monday its quarterly profit fell 21 percent as weak oil prices took a toll, but results topped Wall Street expectations due to tax benefits and a favorable arbitration ruling.






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Microsoft to invest in Cyanogen, says report

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-02-02 09:00

 LinuxGizmos: Microsoft reportedly is investing in Cyanogen Inc., creator of Android-based Cyanogen OS, and whose CEO recently criticized Google's "tyranny" over Android.

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Why Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2? Upton: 'I drank the Kool-Aid'

The Register - Mon, 2015-02-02 08:58
Raspberry Pi and Microsoft love-in to support latest Pi venture

Interview Today Microsoft and Raspberry Pi announced that Windows 10 will run on the new Pi 2. But why? The Register spoke to Pi founder and CEO Eben Upton.…

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Islamic State in Syria withdrawing from Kobani outskirts: monitor

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-02-02 08:57
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants are withdrawing from areas around the Syrian town of Kobani, a group monitoring the war said on Monday, after Kurdish and Arab fighters met little resistance as they seized new ground overnight.






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