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bradlinder

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(he / him)
Editor of Liliputing
Podcast producer and editor
Radio News Managing Editor at PhillyCAM/106.5 FM
Companion to three cats: Ollie, Loki, and Mr. Humphries

Maintaining separate presences for all the above is exhausting, so here you'll find a mix of cat photos, mobile tech news, radio and podcasting, and Philly area news, among other things.

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bradlinder, to opensource
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The current owners of Winamp have announced they will release the source code for its Windows music player on September 24, 2024, "enabling the entire community to participate in its development." https://buff.ly/4bmHZnV

bradlinder, to windows
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OFGB is a utility that lets you easily disable the ads (or "recommendations" that Microsoft has been inserting into the Window Start Menu, Lock Screen, File Explorer, and other locations, by adjusting the relevant registry keys. https://buff.ly/4ag0nxD

bradlinder, to android
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We already knew that the $199 Rabbit R1 had the specs of a budget Android smartphone and ran a basic version of Android (with a custom Launcher that mostly interacts with Rabbit's cloud services). Now someone has ported LineageOS to run near-stock Android on the R1. https://buff.ly/4b8gbUn

bradlinder, to android
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Google removes Android Generic Kernel Image support for RISC-V architecture, which means it'll be a lot tougher for device makers who want to port Android to RISC-V hardware moving forward, although Google says it's not ending RISC-V support altogether. https://buff.ly/4dhodf3 #Android #RISCV #Google

bradlinder, to Pcs
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Framework has largely delivered on its hardware promises, with a series of modular, repairable, and upgradeable laptops. But the company has struggled with firmware updates. Framework hopes to change that moving forward. https://buff.ly/3UnMdFS

bradlinder, to web3
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The first company to announce a handheld gaming PC that will run the Linux-based Playtron operating system is blockchain company Mysten labs, which is positioning the SuiPlay0X1 as a Web3-enabled handheld set to launch in 2025. https://buff.ly/4akGGpb

bradlinder, to iOS
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iOS 17.5 Beta 1 is out now, and it's the first version of Apple's iPhone operating system that lets users install apps downloaded from the web... but only in the EU, and only from developers that opt into Apple's new terms (assuming they're not rejected by EU regulators). https://buff.ly/4cIXSGl

bradlinder, to RaspberryPi
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The "world's smallest Steam Deck" is a Linux game system that pairs a Raspberry Pi Zero 2W with a tiny game controller and an even tinier display: a 640 x 480 screen that measures just 6mm (0.23"). It's practically unplayable, but sure, why not? https://buff.ly/3J4wrJv

bradlinder, to System76
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The latest System76 Oryx Pro Linux laptop is up for pre-order for $1899 and up. It has a 16 inch FHD+ 165 Hz display, a Core i9-14900HX processor. Thunderbolt 4, 2.5 GbE LAN, and up to RTX 4070 graphics, 96GB RAM, 8TB storage. https://buff.ly/4cv9Tzg

bradlinder, to security
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Hackers have discovered a hardware vulnerability in Apple's M series processors that could allow encryption keys to be extracted. Software-based mitigation would probably degrade performance, but the vulnerability is very hard to exploit. https://buff.ly/4cCBCy6

bradlinder, to GNOME
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GNOME 46 released, with the latest version of the desktop environment bringing a new Ctrl+Shift+F shortcut for file search from any screen, the file app has a dynamic progress view, Online Accounts adds OneDrive support, and much more. https://buff.ly/4co7y9e

bradlinder, to Europe
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Google will charge fees to developers that distribute apps in the Play Store, while directing users in the EU outside the app for third-party payments. This is part of the company's response to the Digital Markets Acts, and it's very similar to Apple's approach. https://buff.ly/3TpMcRt

bradlinder, to Amazon
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Amazon has pushed a Fire TV software update that blocks Android apps from establishing local ADB connections to do things like free up space by clearing cache from installed apps or bypass the home screen when using third-party launchers. https://buff.ly/48waihx

bradlinder, to bluesky
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Bluesky opens the doors for federation (you can host your own server), but notes that its AT Protocol is different from ActivityPub, which powers Mastodon, in key ways. Content, moderation, timelines, and other data are tied to accounts, not servers. https://buff.ly/3uI8kgb

bradlinder, to firefox
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Firefox 123.0 adds a search function for the Firefox View screen, allowing you to search all tabs in each subsection including Recent Browsing, Open Tabs, Recently Closed Tabs, Tabs from other Devices, or History. https://buff.ly/3I8jJcm

bradlinder, to firefox
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Mozilla is laying off 60 people (about 5% of its employees) and killing or scaling back some products like VPN, Relay (email obfuscation), Hubs (3D virtual world) and Mastodon while continuing to focus on Firefox. https://buff.ly/3ux2D4G

bradlinder, to animals
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Mr. Humphries likes to sit on top of the vents in our house to soak up the warm air. But since the vents in my office are near the ceiling, he has to make do with sitting on the router.

bradlinder, to random
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The Sipeed Lichee Console 4A is the first RISC-V mini laptop available, and while it's not particularly useful as a general-purpose computer, it's a fairly affordable option for those looking for a RISC-V development and testing platform. https://www.cnx-software.com/2024/01/29/lichee-console-4a-risc-v-devkit-testing-benchmarks-features-debian-12/

bradlinder, to linuxphones
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Ubuntu Touch 20.04 Focal OTA-4 is ready for testing ahead of Jan 25 release. This mobile Linux distro update brings notification, lock screen, battery, privacy, battery status, and theme improvements among other things. https://ubports.com/en/blog/ubports-news-1/post/ubuntu-touch-ota-4-focal-3912

bradlinder,
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@davidoclubb I'm definitely not the best person to ask. You might want to reach out to @ubports and/or visit their forum: https://forums.ubports.com/

bradlinder, to random
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This DIY "Breadboard Phone" combines a Sparkfun LTE Stick ($150) with a microcontroller, antennas, audio hardware and a keypad to create something... unusual? Impractical? Still kind of cool? https://www.sparkfun.com/news/9414

bradlinder, to handheldgaming
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Hyperkin Mega 95 is an upcoming handheld game console designed to play classic Sega Genesis games (using the original cartridges). It also works with a USB-C dock in case you want to plug in a TV & controllers. Pricing hasn't been announced. https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/9/24029916/sega-genesis-emulator-cartridges-handheld-hyperkin-95-mega-drive

bradlinder, to random
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bradlinder, to diy
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bradlinder, to linuxphones
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postmarketOS v23.12 brings a number of updates to this mobile Linux distro for smartphones and tablets, including support for Gnome Shell on Mobile 45 and new versions of Phosh, Plasma, and Sxmo, as well as an improved upgrade process. https://postmarketos.org/blog/2023/12/18/v23.12-release/

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