Viber Messaging App to Gain Self-Destructing Conversations Feature

Globally popular messaging platform Viber will add a new self-destructing chat feature to its iOS app later this week (via The Verge). The new feature, called “Secret Chats”, gives users the option of starting entire conversations that self-destruct after a certain time limit. Users can prevent messages within the secret chat threads from being forwarded … Read more

Galaxy S8 to Gain Facial Recognition Feature Over Doubts About Iris Scanning Technology

Samsung will add a facial recognition capability to its upcoming Galaxy S8 because of doubts about the speed and reliability of iris scanning alone, according to a report yesterday in the Korea Economic Daily. The news comes amid rumors last month that Apple’s “iPhone 8” will feature a “revolutionary” front-facing camera system with the potential … Read more

The Librem 13 v1: A full-fledged modern laptop with coreboot for freedom and privacy freaks

Coreboot is a free and open source software. The project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS firmware and blobs. Unfortunately, Coreboot does not run on the modern laptop (except Chromebooks) due to Intel ME and other closed source technologies. Purism vendor sells Linux preloaded on the Librem 13 and the Librem 15 laptops. Purism claims … Read more

How To Get Google Assistant On Your Android Phone

Personal assistants are an increasingly popular feature on smartphones. Siri was the first personal, voice activated, assistant introduced on a smartphone. Since then, smartphones and desktops alike have updated to include a personal assistant feature. macOS has Siri and Windows has Cortana. It’s now a matter of which personal assistant is better. Android has its … Read more

7 Awesome Open Source Build Automation Tools For Sysadmin/DevOps/Developers

Build automation is a vital tool for devops, sysadmins, and developers. It is nothing but scripting or automating the process of compiling source code into binary. Sysadmins can use build tools to manage and update config files. Following is a list of awesome open source and popular tools associated with automating build processes on Linux … Read more