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Reading Weather Data with Software-Defined Radio

Waverider – Software Defined Radio

Mar 25, 2014

Armed with a US$ 20 hunk of hardware and a free software-defined radio tool, we start the hunt for radio-transmitted data from a weather station.

SHC Shell Compiler

Wrapped

Mar 25, 2014

The Bash Shell Script Compiler converts shell scripts directly into binaries. Compiling your scripts provides protection against accidental changes, but you will have to contend with some quirks.

Fast-Tracking Speech Recognition

The Open Speech Initiative Begins

Mar 10, 2014

OSI seeks to bring advanced speech processing to free software.

Building an IRC Bot with Cinch

Bot Tech

Mar 10, 2014

Chat rooms aren’t just for people. We’ll show you how to access an IRC channel using an automated bot.

Data Rescue

Lifebuoy

Feb 24, 2014

Armed only with standard Linux tools, users can recover files, resurrect partitions, and rescue damaged media.

Trick Attackers with Portspoof

Flytrap

Feb 24, 2014

The Internet is a tough place to live – especially for publicly accessible computers. A small tool called Portspoof makes port scanning a real challenge for attackers.

Finding Wireless Security Problems with Wifislax

Tracing

Feb 11, 2014

Almost every wireless LAN has some potential security weaknesses. The Wifislax Slackware derivative helps detect and eliminate them.

KDE Open Hardware

Dot-Org Mobile Hardware

Feb 11, 2014

KDE starts a crowdfunding campaign for open hardware.

Qubes OS

Exploring the Qubes OS secure operating system

Jan 27, 2014

Most operating systems claim to be secure; however, most fail terribly. Newcomer Qubes OS tries a different approach, relying on a microkernel and pervasive virtualization.

Sculpting Sound with SuperCollider

Super Sound Generator

Jan 27, 2014

SuperCollider is a versatile and powerful sound generator that can be used to create, filter, and modulate sound. In this article, we tackle the basics.

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