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Raspberry Pi launches its IPO
  • As long as Raspberry Pi doesn't start ripping off their customers, I will happily stay with them. Most other SBCs are made by Chinese companies, which I definitely won't buy. Hell no, I'm not supporting the Chinese economy.

  • Spotify is raising the cost of Premium subscriptions, again
  • I've been using Apple Music on Android for years, I definitely recommend it. The app is totally fine, I think it's still better than Spotify's crappy app. On desktop you can use the Cider app, which is much better than iTunes. It's even available on Linux.

  • Spotify is raising the cost of Premium subscriptions, again
  • Apple Music only raised the price by $1 since the launch in 2015 (9 years ago). But they added cool features like lossless audio quality and Dolby Atmos. They also had lyrics like 6 years before Spotify added them. I think you can even get it for $6 dollars if you're a student.

  • Why the NSA Is Right About Periodically Restarting Your Smartphone
  • It doesn't intentionally disable biometrics. Disabling biometrics is just a logical consequence of wiping the encryption keys from RAM. Your data is encrypted with your password as the key (not exactly, it first goes through a key derivation function, but the PIN/password is the entry point for the KDF). Your biometric information can't decrypt your data, as your data is not encrypted with your biometric information as the key. When using biometrics, the encryption key is kept in RAM, and the biometric data is only validated by the OS. No actual decryption occurs here. The data on your phone is only being decrypted during the first unlock after a reboot. That's why security states are grouped into BFU (before first unlock) and AFU (after first unlock).

  • Why the NSA Is Right About Periodically Restarting Your Smartphone
  • The main purpose of this is actually security. Because when the device is in BFU (before first unlock) state, it's much harder to gain access to the data (without the correct unlock credentials). During the reboot, the encryption keys are wiped from RAM, making it essentially impossible to access the device, since brute-force unlock attempts are prohibited by Weaver API, which is enforced by the Titan M2 hardware security module. You can read more about this at https://grapheneos.org/faq#encryption

  • How Tesla made the worst truck ever

    The release of the long awaited Tesla Cybertruck has been nothing short of a disaster for Tesla. Here's why its the worst truck ever made

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    This Nintendo Switch Was in a House Fire! Let's Fix It!

    > > > This Nintendo Switch Was in a House Fire! Let's Fix It! I paid $100 on eBay for a Nintendo Switch that was damaged in a house fire. The outside is gross and I'm guessing the inside is worse so, of course, we'll be opening it up to assess the damage and do the needed repairs and hopefully get everything working again. Bonus Fix: I also have a Nintendo Switch that I bought because the seller said it was having issues docking and one of the Joy-Cons is worn out and drifting. So I'll be fixing that too. > >

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    www.home-assistant.io Thinking Bigger: State of the Open Home 2024

    The State of the Open Home 2024 stream includes a deep dive into the evolution of Home Assistant, and how it has now reached an estimated 1 million installations.

    Thinking Bigger: State of the Open Home 2024

    > > > We recently held our State of the Open Home 2024 live stream, where we revealed how we are thinking even bigger about securing the future of the smart home. During this stream we launched the Open Home Foundation, a new non-profit organization created to fight for the fundamental principles of the smart home — privacy, choice, and sustainability — focused on serving everyone that lives in one. To learn more about the Open Home Foundation read the full announcement. > >

    > > > The stream includes a deep dive into the evolution of Home Assistant and how it has now reached an estimated 1 million installations. There were other substantial updates on voice and hardware, including teasing our upcoming Z-Wave and voice assistant hardware. The first panel discussion featured the founders of Open Home Foundation collaborating projects WLED, Zigbee2MQTT, Rhasspy, and Z-Wave JS. A second panel gave a comprehensive overview of the state of open standards, featuring key open-source developers working on Zigbee, Z-Wave, Matter, and Bluetooth. The stream caps off with a look into the future of the open home, including the announcement of a roadmap full of exciting new features. > >

    > > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa\_\_fLArsFk > >

    > > > Full list of chapters: > > > > Introduction (0:00:11) > Announcing the Open Home Foundation - Paulus Schoutsen (0:02:36) > Panel with Open Home Foundation collaborators - WLED, Zigbee2MQTT, Rhasspy, Z-Wave JS (0:18:31) > Voice - Michael Hansen (0:36:31) > Home Assistant - Franck Nijhof (0:53:08) > Hardware - Uwe Bernitt (1:21:37) > Panel on Open Standards - Zigbee, Z-Wave, Matter, Bluetooth (1:40:21) > Future - Madelena Mak (2:07:29) > Closing (2:37:33) > >

    > > > The Open Home Foundation now owns and governs over 240 open-source projects, standards, drivers, and libraries, including Home Assistant - protecting these projects from buy-out or becoming abandoned. To learn more about the Open Home Foundation, visit: www.openhomefoundation.org > >

    Btw you can follow the Open Home Foundation on Mastodon: @openhomefoundation

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