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Ten Cool Custom Android ROMs

In an earlier article (June 2012), I discussed the advantages of rooting your Android phones and flashing with custom ROMs. This article lists what I consider the top 10 custom Android ROMs for…

Crunchbang Linux Minimalist and Mac-Friendly

For resource-conscious Linux users, Crunchbang Linux is the right flavour. It is a Debian-based GNU/Linux distro that uses the nimble Openbox window manager, with pre-installed apps chosen for minimum load on system resources….

OS X Command Line Tools

Mac users may know of Xcode, the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) by Apple, which is used to develop software for OS X and iOS. One of its main components is Command-Line Tools, which…

Comparing Open Source Medical Visualisation and Imaging Software

This article, aimed at doctors or those interested in writing open source healthcare applications, focuses on the two most significant open source software toolkits available for medical imaging processing and visualisation Insight Segmentation…

‘Linux was chosen for Raspberry Pi with a purpose’

A credit-card sized computer with good capabilities at $25 is definitely amazing. Raspberry Pi is a trend-setting device. You may or may not like it, but you certainly cannot ignore it. Many small-sized…

Sending Emails From Terminal Using Gmail Account

Linux terminal is one of the coolest tools I’ve ever come across. If you are also a fan of the terminal, and are a Gmail user, you should like this article. Note: I’ve…

Dynamic device management made easy with udev

Some Nifty udev Rules and Examples

Connecting flash drives, hard disks, cameras or mobile phones to your Linux system has never been so easy and manageable, thanks to udev, developed by Greg Kroah-Hartman, Kay Sievers and Dan Stekloff. First…

Grep me out!

A Beginner’s Guide to Grep: Basics and Regular Expressions

Grep is one among the system administrator’s “Swiss Army knife” set of tools, and is extremely useful to search for strings and patterns in a group of files, or even sub-folders. This article…

Impress.js your audience

Impress(.js) an Audience with Your Presentation

“Presentation!” The very word often triggers the reaction, “Oh, not another ODP or PPT!” In school or college, we’ve all prepared presentations for projects, assignments, fĂȘte sponsorships and to impress companies during placement…

From left to right: Pioneer robots and the Foot-bot robot

Open Source Robotics: Multi-Robot Simulators

This is the second article in a series that focuses on open source software for robotics. [Read Part 1: Open Source Robotics Software Platforms.] This time we introduce the Linux enthusiast to multi-robot…

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