Elsevier In Advanced Talks To Buy Mendeley For Around $100M To Beef Up In Social, Open Source Education Contentview story

http://techcrunch.com – The world of ed-tech is ramping up another notch, and getting a lot more open in the process: educational publishing giant Elsevier is in advanced talks to buy Mendeley, a London/New York-based provider of a platform for academics to share research and collaborate with each other via a social network. (IT news)

AMD Catalyst Driver installer failing at DKMSview story

http://askubuntu.com – I am following these instructions to install the fglrx drivers. When I am running sudo sh amd-driver-12-6-x86_64.run it tells me fglrx is already installed; even though I ran the commands to remove it. So I added the --force option anyway and went through the installer; here is the output: Created directory fglrx-install.rUnXwA Verifying archive integrity... (HowTos)

Commanding a Stepper Motor Controller over USBview story

http://stackoverflow.com – I am trying to do some experiments on the Trinamic StepRocker Stepper Motor Controller in Gnu/Linux. I had attahched the device through USB to a Windows machine previously and used Trinamic's proprietary software to test if the controller is functional as expected, and it seems to be. (HowTos)

NfcV tags crashing Nexus 10 (/4?) NFC functionview story

http://forum.xda-developers.com – Hi, due to my app NFC ReTag, I experiment a lot with write-protected NFC tags (like lift tickets/ski pass, library cards, company badges etc.) and I have a large collection of these tags. One of the latest tags I got, is a ski pass with android.nfc.tech.NfcV tag tech (no other tech on it!). (HowTos)

Samsung Announces NFC-Enabled Portable Wireless Speaker As Part Of New Digital Audio Line-Upview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Samsung’s new portable Bluetooth speaker, model DA-F60, includes apt-X codec support and NFC pairing. Samsung has already made the simplicity of tapping to share, via S Beam, a big deal in their funny/naughty commercials. Now they’re using NFC to simplify Bluetooth pairing (which, if you hear my in-laws tell it, is nearly impossible). (IT news)

Ubuntu mobile is an opportunity or a threat to free software?view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Is the mobile operating system "Ubuntu", a gateway to the influx of non-free software toward the GNU/Linux? As you know, mobile applications are very popular with developers, programmers, the majority of whom may not be aware of the philosophy of free software. Whether this will lead to an All-out attack from closed source proprietary software toward GNU/Linux? (Hardware)

nvidia proprietary driver 12.04view story

http://askubuntu.com – I have Ubuntu 12.10 an nvidia 540M graphic card with optimis technology. (HowTos)

Open Source Software: Compliance Basics And Best Practicesview story

http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s note: Heather Meeker is a shareholder and chair of the IP/IT Licensing and Transactions Group in the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, and a leading authority on open-source software licensing.   Startups stand on the shoulders of giants, developing proprietary applications on top of a software landscape that heavily leverages open source components. (IT news)

Problem with NES/SNES emulators...view story

https://bbs.archlinux.org – I'm trying to play some games using fceuX, but the issue is that the video will get extremely choppy to the point of freezing.  When I disable sound, the game will run extremely slow and ocassionally speed up to a decent framerate for a few moments.I'm also using ZSNES, which had a similar problem (slow video) until it decided to stop working altogether and now it just crashes and c (HowTos)

Values of science at odds with desire to turn it into a commercial productview story

https://www.linux.com –   Scientific software tools have long lived in the conflict zone between open source ideals and proprietary exploitation. The values of science (openness, transparency, and free exchange) are at odds with the desires of individuals and organizations to transition scientific tools to a commercial product. (Software)