Google Is Building A New Open-Source Operating System For Phones and Computers

Called “Fuchsia”

Google Is Building A New Open-Source Operating System…

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Linksys bucks trend, will support open source firmware on WRT routers

Linksys WRT1900C
Linksys isn’t going to abandon the open-source firmware community, despite the FCC’s new regulations. Some of the company’s routers will continue to support OpenWRT.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/228414-linksys-bucks-trend-will-support-open-source-firmware-on-wrt-routers

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AMD finally unveils an open-source answer to Nvidia’s GameWorks

AMD-vs-NV
AMD has a new plan to take on Nvidia’s GameWorks — by leveraging open-source development and a collaborative programming model.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/219434-amd-finally-unveils-an-open-source-answer-to-nvidias-gameworks

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Apple publishes open-source code for OS X El Capitan

Article Image Apple has officially released the open-source components behind OS X El Capitan, making good on the licensing requirements of the code.

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Google inaugurates Accelerated Mobile Pages project to help publishers, advertisers

Article Image Google on Wednesday announced a new open-source project dubbed Accelerated Mobile Pages, intended to increase the hits publishers receive on articles, and hence the public’s exposure to advertising.

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Google promises to dramatically shrink 4K bandwidth with upcoming VP10 video codec

Google is working on a new open-source video codec, VP10, that should shrink the amount of bandwidth required for 4K video to half that of VP9, and a quarter of Apple’s current preferred compression format, H.264.

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Google takes on iBeacon with open-source Eddystone

Google Eddystone
Google has announced Eddystone, an open-source platform for Bluetooth LE devices that will enable communication capabilities with phones and other smart devices – and will also directly compete with Apple’s iBeacon.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/210040-google-takes-on-apple-ibeacon-and-may-well-beat-it-with-eddystone-iot-platform

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Google unveils platform-independent alternative to Apple's iBeacon, dubbed Eddystone

Google on Tuesday announced Eddystone, an open-source beacon platform that may provide competition for Apple’s iBeacon standard used by some businesses and attractions, including Apple Stores.

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Apple makes ResearchKit tools for iOS 8 available to medical researchers

Apple on Tuesday made its open-source ResearchKit tools for developers openly available, paving the way for doctors, scientists and others to gather data more frequently and accurately from participants’ iPhones.



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Project, Crowdfund Thyself

Neuroscientist Stephen Larson wanted to make OpenWorm, the world’s first open-source digital organism, available for Web browsers. So he and a small team of scientists turned to crowdfunding. With four days left in a 30-day funding window, things looked grim: The project was only halfway to its $120,000 goal, and falling short would mean getting no money at all. The team rallied supporters, obtaining more than a pledge per minute in the campaign’s final hours. Below, three lessons to keep in mind for your own crowdfunding projects. 

* The 30-day OpenWorm campaign started and ended at 9 a.m. Because Kicktraq records campaigns’ statuses at midnight, 31 data points appear on this chart.
Graphic by Katie Peek; Data courtesy Kicktraq and Stephen Larson

Timing is everything. Galvanize support through social media at the beginning and end of a campaign, when most people are paying attention. 

More time ≠ more money. Extending a funding window only lengthens the lull in pledges seen in the middle of most campaigns. 

It’s not over till it’s over. Really. Hang in there.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/project-crowdfund-thyself

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