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5 simple steps to change the Linux Splash screen.

Splash screen is nothing but the picture that’s gets displayed in the background while booting the Linux operating system.Splash screen definitions are defined in the grub.conf file and this splash screen image file resides inside the /boot partition. This tutorial will Teach how to change splash screen. Read More »

Maybe Android tablet apps will be better this year

There’s a new Android tablet you can go and buy, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Here’s our review of it, where Jake notes that apps freeze if they’re not in the foreground. Which is a good reminder: Android apps on tablets have never really been very good. They usually end up feeling like stretched-out phone apps. Things have gotten better ... Read More »

Update on HTML5 video for Netflix

About four years ago, we shared our plans for playing premium video in HTML5, replacing Silverlight and eliminating the extra step of installing and updating browser plug-ins.   Since then, we have launched HTML5 video on Chrome OS, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Firefox, and Edge on all supported operating systems.  And though we do not officially support Linux, Chrome ... Read More »

Satellite Navigation ‘Switches Off’ Parts of Brain Used For Navigation, Study Finds

A new study published today in the journal Nature Communications reveals some of the drawbacks of using satellite navigation (SatNav) technology. After scanning the brains of 24 volunteers as they explored a simulation through the streets of London’s Soho district, researchers from the University of London found that listening to a satellite navigation’s instructions “switches off” activity in parts of ... Read More »