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SailFish. Eloston/ungoogled-chromium: A Google Chromium variant for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency. RePhone modular phone kit lets you build your own smartphone in minutes. There is a reason that makers and tinkerers love the Raspberry Pi so much.

RePhone modular phone kit lets you build your own smartphone in minutes

It lets them take something small and simple with infinite possibilities and build whatever they need or want. That freedom to customize a piece of technology to fit your needs exactly is pretty powerful. That premise is what the makers of the RePhone are trying to bring to smartphones. The kit by makers Seeed just launched on Kickstarter a few days ago and has already far surpassed its fundraising goal. The modular open source phone kit lets users build any type of communication device they can imagine, not just a phone. A basic entry pledge of $12 gets you the RePhone Core Module GSM + BLE, a tiny computer chip that the creators claim is the world’s smallest System-on-Chip (SOC) for wearables and Internet Of Things. . © Seeed With pledges up to $400 you can get increasingly more modules.


OSX. Linux. Coins. About - Sailfish operating system is built like a classic Linux distribution.

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The core of the OS is based on the Mer Project, an open, mobile-optimised, core distribution. The signature Sailfish UI has been developed by Jolla using QML, a powerful user experience design language provided by Qt framework. The QML language and features give Sailfish OS the ability to provide a rich set of UI elements, to create animated, touch-enabled UIs and lightweight applications. Jolla has created the UI building blocks to build native applications with custom components called Sailfish Silica. Sailfish OS also includes the capability to run Android™ applications. With Sailfish using Qt5 and Wayland technology, existing hardware adaptations made for Android can be leveraged, significantly easing the hardware adaptation work required to support the OS.

Everything is a package Modular system Sailfish OS and integration is designed to be modular by nature and easily support multiple hardware targets. The Serval Project Wiki - The Serval Project Wiki.


The mini-computer market just got a lot more crowded with this $15 64-bit entry. Smaller, faster, cheaper!

The mini-computer market just got a lot more crowded with this $15 64-bit entry

Single board computer (SBC) innovations are jumpstarting a whole new wave of DIY devices. If you've been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you can be forgiven for not knowing about the revolution that's been happening in micro-computing, such as the introduction of the Raspberry Pi models, but this emerging trend has the potential to radically change the DIY tech scene. Originally designed to teach computer science and coding skills, these single board computers aren't just for kids or students anymore, as they've evolved into tiny machines capable of handling quite a few common IT tasks at home, such as streaming media or serving as a control hub for other smart devices.

The PINE A64 runs its operating system from a removable microSD card, which can easily be swapped out and/or updated, and the unit is designed to run open source platforms such as Android, Ubuntu, or OpenHAB IoT. Open Source Alternative to Commercial Software. Graphic Applications ACDSee Imgv is a unique and feature rich Image Viewer.

Open Source Alternative to Commercial Software

It is released as free software with full source code. Imgv is portable and can run on Windows, Linux, BSD, OSX, and other operating systems. Enabling Communications, Anywhere, Anytime: Arduino Yun as a possible Mesh Extender Platform. Regular readers of this blog will know that we have been looking at a variety of hardware options for the Serval Mesh Extender.

Enabling Communications, Anywhere, Anytime: Arduino Yun as a possible Mesh Extender Platform

The Serval Mesh Extender is a device that combines ad-hoc WiFi meshing with long-range license-free UHF packet radio to allow the easy formation of mesh networks spanning useful distances. Typically the UHF packet radio has a range about ten times greater than WiFi. This means that in ordinary suburban and urban areas we get a range of a block or two, and in open rural areas the range can be in the kilometres. We run our award winning Serval Mesh software over the top, providing an easy to use communications system that lets you use your cell phone without cellular coverage, for example, during a disaster, or when you and your friends are near one another outside of the range of your native network.

For example, if you are at an international gathering and don't want to pay $4 a minute for the privilege of calling someone a few hundred metres away. SpamSieve: Easy-to-use Mac spam filter for Apple Mail, Outlook, Airmail, Postbox, and more.