We reflect on the communities appetites for another GNU/Linux phone fundraiser & pontificate if the Librem 5 might be our last hope. Plus a live unboxing of some new shiny surprise hardware.

We also cover a batch of community updates, a cryptocoin you’re going to want & discuss additional options for offsite backup.

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Mazda and Toyota join forces on Linux-based connected car platform

Mazda and Toyota are working together on a Linux-based connected car navigation and entertainment system, according to reports.

Burger King Ushers in the Cyber Dystopia we’ve all been waiting for

Russians will be able to buy a Whopper with the virtual cash, once they have amassed 1,700 whoppercoins.

Wimpy was Right

At this year’s E3 — aka the biggest date in the gaming industry calendar, known under its full title as the Electronic Entertainment Expo — there was an Oculus-shaped rift where the Oculus-shaped Rift should have been showing off its vision of the future of electronic gaming and entertainment.

Linux Academy

sshync aka Auto-sync

Auto-sync files or directories over SSH.

DigitalOcean

Purism’s Phone Campaign Getting Serious AF

Enabling the next generation of cable-cutters, we are making the Librem 5 the first ever Matrix-powered smartphone, natively using end-to-end encrypted decentralized communication in its dialer and messaging app. We will also offer regular baseband functionality separated off from the CPU, and work towards the goal of freeing all components.


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Librem 15 Re-Review: The Replacening

The Librem 15 is the first ultra-portable workstation laptop that was designed chip-by-chip, line-by-line, to respect your rights to privacy, security, and freedom. Every hardware and software component—and everything we do—is in line with our belief in respecting your rights to privacy, security, and freedom. We know you will be happy with the results.

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