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New Open Source Google Code Analyzes Kepler Data To Find Signals Of Alien Planets

Astronomy enthusiasts can now hunt alien planets. A newly released Google code, which helped with the discovery of two exoplanets using data gathered by the Kepler space telescope, is now open-sourced and available to the public.

Space March 12, 2018

Original 'Tomb Raider' Now Playable In Browsers With First-Person View, Higher Frame Rate, And Controller Support

Through an open source project named OpenTomb, gamers can now play the City of Vilcabamba level from the original 'Tomb Raider' in their browsers. The level offers features such as a higher frame rate and first-person view.

Video Games April 25, 2017

Streaming Problems With Your Kodi? Here Are Some Quick Fixes

Kodi is a good open-source media player but sometimes you can encounter streaming problems. Don’t worry, as these simple tips will help you enjoy your favorite shows in no time.

Apps/Software April 14, 2017

Mozilla Urges Digital Netizens To Help Save The Internet: Here's Why

Mozilla is launching a prototype of an open source initiative that aims to track the health of the Internet. The project aims to focus on five aspects of the Internet: open innovation, online privacy, digital inclusion, privacy, and web literacy.

Internet January 22, 2017

Microsoft Announces Public Preview Of SQL Server On Linux And Windows

The public preview of SQL Server is now available to Linux and Windows users. The most important thing here is the fact that it's available for the open source operating systems.

Apps/Software November 17, 2016

After OpenAI Partnership, Microsoft Joins The Linux Foundation To Dive Deeper Into Open-Source Code

Microsoft has officially become a Platinum member of the Linux Foundation, pledging to drive innovation under open-source terms. The news comes just one day after the company announced a partnership with the Elon Musk-backed OpenAI nonprofit, marking major milestones toward open sourcing.

Microsoft November 16, 2016

OpenOffice Will Shut Down If Volunteer Developers Don't Support It Soon

Apache OpenOffice project's retirement is a serious possibility according to OpenOffice VP Dennis Hamilton. The lack of volunteer developers is cited as a major cause.

Apps/Software September 5, 2016

Razer Unveils New And Improved OSVR HDK 2 At E3 2016, And It's $200 Cheaper Than Oculus Rift

A new OSVR HDK 2 made its debut at E3 2016, boasting notable improvements over its predecessor. The HDK 2 aims to rival the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive at a significantly lower price point.

Gadgets June 13, 2016

Raspberry Pi Debuts A Camera Connector For The Raspberry Pi Zero

The camera connector itself looks like two small microchips and a yellow ribbon.

Computers May 17, 2016

Google Open-Sources Neural Network Framework And Powerful Language Parser For Smarter AI: Meet Parsey McParseface

Google recently rolled out its most accurate parsing code in open-source form. Developers can now base their apps and assistants on the SyntaxNet framework, and English language users get an unpronounceable treat.

Apps/Software May 13, 2016

Nest Diving Deeper Into IoT With Open-Source OpenThread Network Protocol

Nest recently took its code to GitHub and made it open-source for all interested developers to use. The move could mean that a lot of smart home devices will run on OpenThread, Nest’s commended network protocol.

Apps/Software May 12, 2016

Mesosphere Open Sources Its Datacenter Platform DC/OS

The DC/OS project by cloud computing company Mesosphere has been released as an open-source code for developers everywhere. Mesosphere aims to further develop the capabilities of its machine through this public wide access.

Apps/Software April 24, 2016

Google Open Sources WALT Latency Timer: You Can Now Check Your Android Smartphone's Lag

Google has open sourced WALT Latency Timer specifically for developers. This tool can be used to check touch and audio latencies, for instance, of an Android smartphone.

Apps/Software April 7, 2016

AT&T Goes Open Source, Adopts Ubuntu For Both Internal And Customer-Facing Systems

AT&T has adopted Canonical's Ubuntu for its internal and external technologies. Here are the details about the partnership between the two companies.

Business January 18, 2016

It’s Official: Android N Will Use OpenJDK, Not Oracle’s Java APIs

Google announced that it's going to use OpenJDK for Java APIs beginning in the next Android version, letting go of Oracle's proprietary JDK. It seems that the company has taken matters regarding the legal case with Oracle to its own hands.

Apps/Software December 31, 2015

Apple Making Its Swift Programming Language Open Source Is A Huge Deal, And Here's Why

Apple decided to open source its Swift programming language, marking a major change that could lead to great things. An Apple executive now explains why this move is a historic change of great importance.

Apps/Software December 4, 2015

Automattic Open-Sources WordPress.com To All Developers, Launches Redesign And Official Mac Desktop App

WordPress.com gets revamped for a more enhanced and faster experience, and is now open-sourced to all developers.

Apps/Software November 23, 2015

Google Announces Its Machine-Learning System TensorFlow Is Now Open-Sourced

Google open-sourced its machine-learning system TensorFlow to outside developers in order to make advancements to artificial intelligence.

Apps/Software November 9, 2015

IBM And Carnegie Mellon Build An Open Platform To Help The Visually Impaired Get Around

IBM and Carnegie Mellon have announced an open platform to support the creation of apps for the visually impaired. An app has already been built with this technology, and it could be a big help.

Apps/Software October 15, 2015

Dropbox Releases Chat App Zulip Into Open Source: IRC And XMPP In Danger

Dropbox launched Zulip, the chat app it has recently acquired, under an open-source Apache license. The announcement came following the company’s annual Hack Week event.

Apps/Software September 28, 2015

Here's How To Make Your Own BB-8 Droid From 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

BB-8 is sure to be one of the best new parts of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' Now you can build your very own version of this beloved droid with help from 'Make: magazine.'

Gadgets September 10, 2015

Pixar To Release A New Open-Source Tool For Animators

Pixar Animation Studios will release an open-source tool to be used as an industry standard. It will better streamline the workflow for animators by combining objects from various apps into one 'scene graph.'

Apps/Software August 14, 2015

Kim Dotcom Plans Third Cloud Storage Service — Open Source This Time

Can Kim Dotcom find success with a hat trick? After parting ways with Mega, he's planning a third cloud storage service, and he's going open source with it. But first, he has some things to say about Mega.

Internet August 1, 2015

WWDC 2015: Apple's Swift 2 Is Going Open Source

Apple just stunned the crowd at WWDC 2015 with an announcement that got a huge standing ovation, and it's not hard to see why: Swift 2 is going open source.

Apps/Software June 8, 2015

Windows May Go Open Source: What It Really Means For Developers And Consumers

Microsoft is reportedly entertaining the possibility of making Windows an open-source operating system — something that could mean significant changes for the OS and the developer community.

Apps/Software April 5, 2015

Jolla Crafting Sailfish Tablet Thanks to Crowdsource Support

Jolla has announced it's developing a new tablet that runs on Sailfish OS, a rival to Android. The tablet is being funded using crowdfunding platform Indiegogo and reached its goal within two hours of being online.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 19, 2014

Microsoft Aiming to Make .NET Framework Available on Linux and Mac: Server-side Code will be Open Sourced

Microsoft as a company is changing rapidly since Satya Nadella took the position as CEO. With the plan to make .NET Framework open source along with making it available for Linux and Mac, the software giant is a new company.

Apps/Software November 14, 2014

Adobe rolls out open-source text editor Brackets v1.0

Adobe rolls out Brackets v1.0, the company’s open source text editor. It is designed particularly for developers who are working with JavaScript, CSS and HTML.

Apps/Software November 6, 2014

Open source is top of Facebook 'TODO' list

In partnership with a number of other large companies, Facebook is launching its new 'TODO' project, which aims to develop and share tips for deploying open source software.

Apps/Software September 16, 2014

Twitter buys Mitro Labs and will share security tech with everyone

Twitter has purchased Mitro Labs, a password security startup. But instead of incorporating the company into its network, Twitter will make the product open source.

Internet August 1, 2014

Apple OS X Yosemite arrives, proving Apple is trying to be more open

Apple has just made the beta release of its next major operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, available as a free download for the computing public. The release is limited to the first 1 million participants.

Computers July 24, 2014

Oculus VR buys RakNet and makes it open source

Oculus VR, maker of the Oculus Rift headset, acquires RakNet, one of the leading networking middleware systems in the field of gaming. Acquisition terms are yet to be disclosed.

Wearable Tech July 10, 2014

Tesla opening up patented technology to rivals is Elon Musk's best move yet

Elon Musk is taking the unorthodox step of making his electric motor patents freely available to anyone who wants to use them.

FUTURE TECH June 15, 2014

Telsa open patent strategy: stupid or brilliant? Electric car patent portfolio opened on good faith

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is opening the company's patents to the world. The hope is to push the electric car sector forward.

Business June 13, 2014

Turncoat? FCC says new Internet 'fast lane' rules won't kill net neutrality

The FCC is attempting to change perception over its net neutrality positions. Still, despite a blog post, many fear the end of open source Internet.

Internet April 29, 2014

Did Google hide its knowledge of the Heartbleed Bug?

Reports are surfacing that Google may have known about the Heartbleed Bug. The question now is whether this in a violation of the tech world's norms and if Google used it to its advantage against rivals.

Internet April 21, 2014

Mozilla taps ex-CMO as interim chief and looks to expand company's leadership

Chris Beard takes top seat once held by Brendan Eich as Mozilla develops a new long-term CEO plan and aims to expand its board as well.

Business April 14, 2014

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