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Firefox OS Simulator 3.0 Now Available

Late last year, Mozilla released Firefox OS simulator 1.0. The preview software would give developers an idea of how Firefox OS looks when running on a mobile device while allowing them to develop apps for the HTML5-centric platform. It’s only been a few months since then, and Mozilla has already pushed out two new versions with the latest being made …

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Showcase Your Knowledge With Mozilla’s Open Badges

For the past few years, Mozilla has been working on a project called Open Badges. You can think of the project like merit badges for the Internet. It allows people to prove that they have accomplished something, or are knowledgeable in a topic, in a visual format. Now after a year of extensive beta testing, the finished product is finally …

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Kinect Code Samples Go Open Source To Encourage Development

Kinect for Windows has inspired developers to create some really impressive applications. That’s apparently not good enough, though, as Microsoft is now making Kinect for Windows partially open source to encourage more development on the platform. The Kinect for Windows team that its sample code is now open source under an Apache 2.0 license. The 22 samples are available in …

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Last.fm Open Sources Moost, A C++ Library

Last.fm may be well known for its Internet radio services, but the company is also breaking into the open source scene. It’s latest release is sure to pleas all the C++ coders out there. Last.fm’s Marcus Holland-Moritz announced today that moost, it’s C++ library is now available to all under an open source license. He says that moost has been …

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White House Invites Developers To We The People 2.0 Hackathon

To its credit, the Obama administration has been far more tech savvy than any before it. One of its defining moments in this area was the building of the We The People Web site and making the software behind it open source. Now the White House is ready to move on to the next step, but wants input from developers …

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Make Your Own 3D Printed Six-Legged Robot

Have you ever wanted to make a fully autonomous robot? If so, your dreams of kickstarting the robot apocalypse can be fulfilled with just a 3D printer, some simple software and a bit of electrical knowhow. Meet Bleuette, a free hexapod robot that can be created with a 3D printer. The robot is fully autonomous and each of its six …

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Open Source Computing Brings Everybody’s Favorite Droid To Life

I think we can all agree that R2-D2 is one of the most lovable robots ever created. Compared to his more terrifying contemporaries, the little guy just oozes charm. Now one man has made his very own R2-D2 using a Raspberry Pi linux computer. A Chinese Star Wars fan took an old R2-D2 interactive toy and outfitted it with a …

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Your Next Android Phone May Come With An Ubuntu PC

Android is pretty versatile as far as operating systems go. It can be a lot of things, but we still haven’t seen Android take on the PC space in a big way just yet. Ubuntu might just change that. Ubuntu, one of the most popular Linux distributions available, will soon be available on Android phones sporting multi-core processors. The application …

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Nvidia Releases New Linux Drivers For Its GTX 600 Series

Valve announced today that the closed beta for Linux is now beginning for those lucky few who were selected out of the 60,000 applicants. Those players will be able to start playing native versions of games like Team Fortress 2, but the performance may be a little spotty if the drivers aren’t up to date. It’s a good thing Nvidia …

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C++ Is Powering The Future Of Robots And Dance

Developers and programmers use a variety of programming languages to get things done. C++ is one of the more complicated languages to learn, but its use can lead to some pretty amazing applications. For instance, the language is being used to power the dancing moves of one of the world’s most advanced robots- the CHARLI. CHARLI was built by a …

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Google Open Sources Supersonic Query Engine

Google announced today that it is open sourcing a query engine library called Supersonic, which the company says is “extremely useful for creating a column oriented database back-end.” “Supersonic’s main strength lies in its speed,” says Google’s Supersonic Team in a post to Google’s Open Source blog. “It is a cache-aware engine which exploits several low-level optimization techniques to ensure …

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Twitter Releases Clutch.io Code Under Open Source License

Back in August, Twitter acquired the Clutch.io staff to work with their growth and international teams. Some users were concerned about the fate of Clutch’s tools that enabled many developers to easily create iOS apps. The team said that they would release the tools in the coming weeks that would allow developers to run Clutch.io on their own servers. It’s …

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