Huawei Gets a Taste of Brexit

by Neal Freyman UK Pulls a U-Turn, Bans Huawei Gear by 2027 We can’t tell you much about what’s going to happen in 2027, but we do know that British telecom companies won’t have any equipment from China’s Huawei in their networks. Yesterday, the UK government banned domestic firms from buying new equipment from Huawei […]

What’s the Difference Between Linux and Unix?

by Dave McKay Linux took its inspiration from Unix, but Linux isn’t Unix—although it’s definitely Unix-like. We will explain the major differences between these two famous operating systems. Same Difference? Linux is a free and open-source operating system. Unix is a commercial product, offered by a variety of vendors each with its own variant, usually […]

How to Add a Contact in WhatsApp

by Khamosh Pathak WhatsApp on Android and iPhone directly integrates with your contact book. As long as a contact is on WhatsApp, they’ll show up in the app. But you can also quickly add a contact to WhatsApp directly in the app. How to Add a Contact in WhatsApp on Android If someone hands you […]

Facebook designs ultra-thin VR eyeglasses

by Peter Grad Facebook said this week it has developed the thinnest virtual reality headset in the world. Although it remains a prototype for now, the device does away with the bulky boxlike headgear commonly associated with virtual reality setups and instead sports the look of a large pair of sunglasses with lenses just under […]

Truly Modern Linux Distribution Called Serpent Linux

Last updated July 1, 2020 By Abhishek Prakash Ikey Doherty, the developer who once created the independent Linux distribution Solus has announced his new project: Serpent OS. Serpent OS is a Linux distribution that DOES NOT want to be categorized as “lightweight, user-friendly, privacy-focused Linux desktop distribution”. Instead, Serpent OS has “different goals from the […]

Linux Mint 20 is Officially Available Now!

Linux Mint 20 is Officially Available Now! The Performance and Visual Improvements Make it an Exciting New Release Last updated June 28, 2020 By Ankush Das Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” is finally released and available to download. Linux Mint 19 was based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Mint 20 is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS […]

What Is Hey Email, and Should You Check It Out?

Harry Guinness Hey is a new email service from the team behind Basecamp. It’s billed as a fresh take on what email can be—and a way to fix some of the problems with email. The way Hey’s founders, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (better known as DHH), see it, email is broken in a […]

Why Desktop Linux Still Matters

The fabled “Year of the Linux Desktop” has never materialized, and it likely never will. Does that mean Linux on a desktop PC is irrelevant? Not at all! Desktop Linux is still awesome.The Year of the Linux Desktop? Dirk Hohndel, who was then the chief Linux and open-source technologist at Intel, predicted that in 1999, […]