Linux 3.14 Kernel Released – Slashdot

An anonymous reader writes “The Linux 3.14 “Shuffling Zombie Juror” kernel has been released. Significant improvements to Linux 3.14 include the mainlining of SCHED_DEADLINE, stable support for Intel Broadwell CPU graphics, Xen PVH support, stable support for ZRAM, and many other additions. There’s also a tentative feature list on KernelNewbies.org.” via Linux 3.14 Kernel Released…

Samsung SSD 840 EVO MSATA Tested – Slashdot

The Samsung SSD 840 EVO mSATA series of drives are essentially identical to their 2.5″ counterparts, save for the mSATA drives’ much smaller form factor. Like their 2.5″ counterparts, Samsung’s mSATA 840 EVO series of drives feature an updated, triple-core Samsung MEX controller, which operates at 400MHz. via Samsung SSD 840 EVO MSATA Tested –…

Google vs. Microsoft: a cheap laptop showdown | The Verge

Toshiba’s newest laptop is a breath of fresh air for Chromebooks. It’s the first with a 13.3-inch screen — although it will soon have to compete with Samsung’s upcoming faux-leather Chromebook of the same size. Its design is what really sets it apart: its dimpled silver body is sleek and the black chiclet keys are…

Droplet robotic gardener waters your plants with precision video

There’s a new helper robot for homes called Droplet, but it has no intention of usurping Roomba’s territory — in fact, you can think of it as a Roomba for your garden. It’s probably not capable of killing snakes like its badass indoor counterpart, but it can care for your plants without input. Technically, Droplet’s…