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Adafruit Wants to Help You Hack Your Raspberry Pi With This Linux Distro

Getting to your first Raspberry Pi hack? Adafruit’s first Educational Linux Distro might help.


Nvidia Releases New Unix Driver to Fix High-risk Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Graphics chip maker Nvidia released a new version of its Unix driver on Friday in order to address a high-risk vulnerability that can be exploited by local users...

Qualcomm Taps Former Intel Executive to Run Marketing

Qualcomm on Monday said it has appointed a former Intel executive to run marketing as the company expands in the mobile device space.

TSMC Follows Intel to Invest in ASML for Smaller Chips

Following Intel's lead, contract chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), is investing €838 million (US$1 billion) in Netherlands tools maker...

Japanese Semiconductor Companies Hurt in Second Quarter, Study Says

The Japanese semiconductor industry is on a downward spiral as rival companies in Taiwan, South Korea and the U.S. made gains in chip, memory and integrated...

Oracle-HP Ruling Highlights Risks of IT Vendor Partnerships

The strongly worded order by a California judge saying Oracle has to keep porting its software to Hewlett-Packard's Itanium-based servers is not the end of the...

Google's Android 4.0 Being Ported to $25 Raspberry Pi PC

Developers are porting Google's Android 4.0 OS, code-named Ice Cream Sandwich, to the Raspberry Pi PC, which starts at US$25 and is the size of a credit card.

Sharp on Course for Huge Losses, Ramps up Production of Rumored Apple Screens

Japanese display maker Sharp said Thursday it is ramping up production of a screen technology rumored to be favored by Apple for its new devices, even as its...

Samsung Starts Producing New Mobile Flash Storage

Samsung Electronics has started producing new smartphone and tablet flash storage chips, which the company said is four times faster than its predecessors.

AMD Hires Apple Platform Architect to Head Processor Group

Advanced Micro Devices has lured Jim Keller from his role as platform architect at Apple to head its processor group as the struggling company tries to reshape...

Intel Targets Low-price Laptops With Celeron Chip Refresh

Intel has started shipping four new Celeron chips intended for low-priced laptops as it gears up for the back-to-school shopping season.

Fujitsu, NTT DoCoMo and NEC to Form Smartphone Chip Venture

Japanese electronics heavyweights Fujitsu and NEC, together with the country's largest mobile operator NTT DoCoMo, said Wednesday they will form a new joint...

Crucial Unveils Bargain-Priced SSDs for Older Laptops

Crucial today announced a new solid-state drive (SSD) targeted at users who want to upgrade older computer systems with a flash drive that boasts a price well under $1 per gigabyte of capacity.

VGA Bowing out of Homes, Lingering in the Workplace

After more than 25 years the venerable VGA port is finally disappearing from computers, but the interface is proving tough to phase out completely and will...

Smartphone Sales Drive Samsung's Revenue Growth

Samsung Electronics reported strong growth in sales and profits in the second quarter, driven primarily by its mobile phone business.