Monthly Archives: September 2014

Arducorder, Next Open Source Science Tricorder-like Device, Nears Completion

upontheturtlesback writes: The Arducorder Mini, an Arduino-compatible pocket-sized handheld sensing tool and the next in line of open source science tricorder-like devices designed by Dr. Peter Jansen, is nearing completion. Where the previous models have included about a dozen sensors

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Hong Kong Protesters Use Mesh Networks To Organize

wabrandsma sends this article from New Scientist: Hong Kong’s mass protest is networked. Activists are relying on a free app that can send messages without any cellphone connection. Since the pro-democracy protests turned ugly over the weekend, many worry that

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Joey Hudy: From High School Kid to Celebrity Maker to Intel Intern (Video)

Timothy Lord met Joey Hudy at an Intel Dev Forum. Joey is possibly the youngest intern Intel has ever hired, but he’s made a big splash in the ‘Maker world’, so having him around is probably worth it for the

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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

An anonymous reader sends news that the CDC has confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed on U.S. soil. An unnamed patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas was placed in isolation while awaiting test results for the dreaded

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Four Charged With Stealing Army Helicopter Training Software

itwbennett writes: Four alleged members of an international computer hacking ring face charges in the U.S. of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. Army and several tech companies and stealing several software packages, including programs used to train

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Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

An anonymous reader writes: If you’re a Grooveshark user, you should probably start backing up your collection. In a decision (PDF) released Monday, the United States District Court in Manhattan has found Grooveshark guilty of massive copyright infringement based on

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Linux Foundation Announces Major Network Functions Virtualization Project

Andy Updegrove writes: The Linux Foundation this morning announced the latest addition to its family of major hosted open source initiatives: the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV). Its mission is to develop and maintain a carrier-grade, integrated, open source

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FCC Rejects Blackout Rules

Today the Federal Communications Commission eliminated its sport blackout rules, which prevented cable and satellite television providers from showing sporting events that were blacked out on a local station. It’s common practice in the NFL to black out football games

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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Today at a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced the new version of their flagship operating system, called Windows 10. (Yes, t-e-n. I don’t know.) With the new version of the operating system, they’ll be unifying the application platform

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eBay To Spin Off PayPal

In 2002, eBay bought PayPal for $1.5 billion in stock. Nowadays, PayPal’s yearly revenues exceed $7 billion, and investors are worried that eBay and PayPal together are too big to compete effectively. (They’re also too big to be acquired, which

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