“Open Hardware Journal is a new technical journal on designs for physical or electronic objects that are shared as if they were Open Source software. It’s an open journal under a Creative Commons license. The first issue contains articles on ‘Producing Lenses With 3D Printers,’ ‘Teaching with Open Hardware Submarines,’ ‘An Open Hardware Platform for USB Firmware Updates and General USB Development,’ and more.”
BATHURST 1000 winner Nick Percat has made history by becoming the first driver to win a race on India’s brand new Buddh International Circuit near New Delhi.
Is the data center industry on the verge of a revolution in which open source hardware designs transform the process of designing and building data centers? The Open Compute Project, an initiative begun in April by Facebook, is gaining partners, momentum and structure. Yesterday it unveiled a new foundation and board to shepherd the burgeoning movement.
Trevor Prideaux was having trouble texting. Prideaux, who was born without his left forearm, used to have to balance his smartphone on his prosthetic arm or lay it on a flat surface to text, dial, or otherwise take advantage of the technology. So with some help form the Exeter Mobility Center in Devon, UK, the 50-year-old Prideaux has become the first person to have a smartphone dock embedded in his prosthetic limb.
In a new exhibit at The Leonardo, a science and technology museum in Salt Lake City, a team of Stanford engineers is demonstrating an open source software package called OpenSim that accurately models human movement. OpenSim is free and in use across the world helping scientists understand the complex forces of movement to improve diagnosis of physical disabilities and prevent harmful wear and tear.
The day ICS(Ice Cream Sandwich – Android 4.0) will be made open-source is not too far. Once it is out, developers around the world(including OEMs like HTC, Samsung, Sony Ericcson) will start building the source code and start rolling out the update for android devices. But what bewilders me is the need for workstations with no lesser than 16 GB RAM to build the source code(I am not kidding). Ice Cream Sandwich is a Vampire 😉 that requires twice the amount of blood that GingerBread needed.
It’s a steamy day in early September and the “Family Guy” writers and producers are huddled in the lobby of a nondescript third-floor office in Los Angeles. 20th Century Fox TV chairman Gary Newman checks his watch while his partner Dana Walden makes small talk with Fox’s Kevin Reilly and Peter Rice. They’re all waiting on the man of the hour: Seth MacFarlane, who’s 20 minutes late.
Just a little over a fortnight ago, Australia’s average broadband speed was just 348 Kbps; now, apparently, it’s 3.54 Mbps, a stunning ten-times acceleration.
“Sam Ramji thinks the days where Microsoft’s, (and Apple’s, and Oracle’s) love-hate relationship with open source are numbered, thanks to the cloud. Whereas some open source advocates say the cloud may kill open source, because users won’t have access to the source, Ramji says the cloud will be its salvation. Ramji, Microsoft’s original internal open source dude, thinks companies building clouds won’t be able to keep up if they don’t participate in open source communities because that’s where the developers building new cloud infrastructure are doing most of their work. The main concerns standing in the way for both cloud builders and users of free software are legal fears, he contends. These include fears of the GPL’s copyleft provision and fears of being sued by downstream users. Is he right … or full of FUD?”