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Issue 249 (May 2019) - Voice controlled smart home

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It’s time to take back control of our smart homes. We’re building an open source, voice controlled smart home, based on open protocols and open software. From finding out what the weather’s going to be, to controlling your heating you can even integrate it with Google and Alexa, if you choose.

We Roundup the best disk cloning tools, explain how you can turn Arch into Ubuntu, create a stop-motion studio, get to grips with LibreOffice Draw and Audacity, stream games with Steam and loads more projects!

 Features

Voice controlled smart home

Microft and OpenHAB (Jonni Bidwell)

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Arch tips

(Jonni Bidwell)

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Answers

Document scanning, Minolta pagepro driver, eternal shutdown, ZFS slow, Peppermint update, (Neil Bothwick)

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Interview: Human computer

Never one to turn down talking about high-powered programming over biscuits and coffee, Jonni Bidwell meets the multitalented Omoju Miller. (Jonni Bidwell)

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 Coverdisc

DVD pages

Kali Linux 2019.1 (Jonni Bidwell)

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Hotpicks

DigiKam, Olive, Cygwin, LibreOffice, ODrive, Quaternion, Klogg, Underrun, Sandspiel, Hyperfine, Friture (Alexander Tolstoy)

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 Tutorials

Stream Steam games to your Pi

(Alex Cox)

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Libreoffice Draw

Create diagrams and illustrations (Mike Bedford)

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Apache

Build a secure website (Stuart Burns)

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Audacity

Advanced audio recording (John Knight)

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Shotwell

Build a photo library (Nick Peers)

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Terminal

FFF file manager (Shashank Sharma)

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EasyGUI

Build a search system interface (Les Pounder)

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Pi camera

Stop-moton studio (Christian Cawley)

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Serial comms

Debug serial connections (Sean Conway)

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 Coding Academy

Check your Git status

(John Schwartzman)

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Webassembly and Rust

(Mihalis Tsoukalos)

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 Reviews

Compute Module 3+

(Les Pounder)

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Happy HAcking Keyboard Pro 2

(Neil Mohr)

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Slax 9.8

(Mayank Sharma)

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Refracta 9.0

(Mayank Sharma)

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Linux Kodachi 6.0

(Mayank Sharma)

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Disk cloning tools

Clonezilla, Deepin Clone, FOG project, G4L, WereSync (Shashank Sharma)

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 More

News: News

Google has a meltdown, Nginx is worth a lot, PureOS converges, Firefox Send, Skype issues, EU router rules (Matt Hanson)

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News: Pi news

Quantum computing on the Pi, x86 on ARM, poor power on the Pi (Les Pounder)

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News: Kernel Watch

Kernel 5.0 released, contiguous memory issues (Jon Masters)

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