BitTorrent Bleep reaches open Alpha: Secure peer-to-peer chat client (voice & text) downloadable for Android, Mac, Windows (Linux coming soon)

bittorrent bleep for android

People don't take online privacy and security lightly anymore. TOX could soon become the safest Skype alternative we'll have been waiting for. There has been a barrage of WhatsApp alternatives that respects your privacy ever since its acquisition by Facebook. Bleep, a peer-to-peer chat client with voice and text messaging capabilities, takes things to a whole new level. Could Bleep be the safe and secure alternative to Viber and even WhatsApp to an extent?

MEGA has a Linux client now, offers up to 50 GB of free space and client-side encryption!

MEGAsync for linux

For Linux users, there are plenty of Dropbox alternatives, MEGAsync being the latest entrant. The service was the brain child of Kim Dotcom, founder of now defunct Megaupload, and it was launched on 19 January 2013 to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the seizure of his previous enterprise. MEGAsync now has a dedicated Linux client as well (unlike Google Drive). 

Canonical, Raspberry Pi among the chosen few for Technology Pioneers 2015 Award by World Economic Forum (WEF)

Canonical group, along with four other companies which include Raspberry Pi Foundation, has been bestowed with Pioneers of Technology 2015 award by World Economic Forum (WEF). The award was given to Canonical in the Digital Networks and Computing category, which recognises organisations involved in computer hardware, software and networks, as well as their applications for social, security, payment or learning purposes.

Operating System U: A new Linux based OS with a firm focus on you the user and functionality over UI overhauls, hits KickStarter

Operating System U

There's isn't probably a piece of software that is as hated as Windows 8's Metro UI.  Some seasoned Windows enthusiasts like it, but most of the normal day-to-day user had a hard time getting used to it. Operating System U is being readied with the regular user in mind, and is based on Manjaro Linux. A quick overview of the project. 

Think Moto E is cheap? Try this: First Firefox OS smartphone is up for grabs for a measly 38 USD in India!

cheapest smartphone running firefox in india

When everyone was about to write-off smartphone market as a done deal, Moto G and Moto E were launched creating an entirely new segment catering to price and quality conscious customers. ASUS, Xiaomi and a host of other manufacturers soon entered the fray. But these ultra-cheap Firefox OS based smartphones are taking things to a whole new level. Spice has launched India's first Firefox based smartphone at an unbelievable 38 USD (approx).

In this video featuring Honda's ASIMO Robot, Ubuntu can be seen doing the dirty work behind the scenes

Robotics is not new to Linux. But it is good to see one in live action. Here in this video featuring Honda's ASIMO Robot, Ubuntu can be spotted doing all the dirty work behind the scenes. 

Android exclusive Humble SEGA Mobile Bundle comes with 6 blockbuster SEGA titles!

Android exclusive Humble SEGA Mobile Bundle

The latest pay-what-you-want Humble Indie Bundle, or rather Humble Mobile SEGA Bundle, is Android exclusive and comes with 6 blockbuster SEGA titles with more to be added soon. 

Watch Ranadheeran: India's first 3D animated video made almost entirely using open source software

It is a pretty well know fact that open source 3D graphics tools like Blender is not just a hobbyist software anymore. The fifth official open movie from Blender Foundation "Gooseberry" is already under active development. In that respect, Ranadheeran is one of its kind. It's probably the first "open" movie to come out of India, created with the sole purpose of showcasing the capabilities of open source 3D graphics tools such as Blender, GIMP etc.

Finally! Get Netflix to work in Ubuntu 14.04 (and Linux) the super easy way!

how to get netflix to work in ubuntu 14.04

This is a dream come true. Though there are ways to make Netflix work in Ubuntu 14.04 (like using Pipelight for example), this must be the easiest. All you need is the latest Google Chrome from dev channel and an extension called User Agent Switcher. That's it! Let's get started.

Borderlands: The Pre Sequel is coming to Linux!

Borderlands The Pre Sequel coming to Linux

The small trickle that started with the introduction Steam for Linux is a full on waterfall now. So many big game titles have already reached our shores, and more are on their way. After many high profile releases such as Civilization V and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Linux, 2K Games is at it again. The Borderlands franchise is zeroing in on Linux!