top-7-yc-demo-day In-flight VR entertainment and security guard drones were amongst our favorites from the 44 startups that launched at Y Combinator’s Summer 2016 Demo Day 1. After querying investors and our writers, here are TechCrunch’s picks for the 7 most promising companies from the first half of the batch, plus an honorable mention. Check back later for all the startups and our picks from… Read More

Power management settings. How to enable the battery icon on the Linux Mint 13 MATE desktop. This is found under the Screensaver->Power management settings. I enabled the Compiz featureset by installing the compizconfig-settings-manager package and typing compiz –replace &exit in a terminal window to replace the existing window manager in MATE with the Compiz decorator. …

To playback video in mplayer in different sizes, just use this command: mplayer -vf scale=960:720 my.avimplayer -vf scale=960:720 my.avi This will scale up a small frame size video to a higher size. This is good if you are playing video on the framebuffer console with mplayer and you want to be able to see the …