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MeeGo 1.2 Tablet UX is now open source

04/05/2011, The MeeGo 1.2 Tablet UX is now officially open source, which should go some way to make it easier for developers to work on testing and submitting tablet applications. Of course, just a couple of months ago, the Tablet UX was not fully open source yet,...

MapQuest updated and supports an additional 8 countries now

01/19/2011, It looks like these open source map charters have been hard at work. MapQuest has just announced the launch of 8 additional maps built using open technology and OpenStreetMap data. MapQuest now supports Australia, Denmark, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand,...

MeeGo 1.1 for Smartphones Demoed at MeeGo Conference

11/16/2010, MeeGo, the smartphone and embedded operating system developed by Nokia and Intel, is now in version 1.1 and was shown off at the MeeGo Conference in Dublin on an Aava smartphone hardware running on Intel’s Moorestown processor. According to...

Kinect open source driver for Windows available for download

11/10/2010, Remember the $2,000 bounty for a hacked version of an open source Kinect driver? Well, someone managed to “break” Kinect, so to speak, but did not do it out of the love of money (how noble). Hector Martin (@marcan42) of Marconsoft, on the...

$2,000 bounty on offer for open-source Kinect driver

11/05/2010, Adafruit Industries has decided that there will be a $2,000 bounty for the first person who manages to come up with an open-source Kinect driver. After all, an Adafruit employee did mention to CNET that Kinect is “amazing hardware that...

PS3 Jailbreak Code Released To The Public

09/01/2010, It’s probably a rather stressful period of Sony’s PS3 console. First we had the PSJailbreak which claimed to allow users to backup their games to a hard drive, and now a hack called PSGroove has surfaced, claiming to be an open source...

Dell will open source Streak code

08/26/2010, Dell has promised to open source its Streak code, where Dell’s official blogger Lionel Menchaca stressed that the Texas-based company will adapt to “all applicable requirements” in due time. This would fit in perfectly with the GNU...

Qbo Bot Embraces ROS, The Open Source Robot OS

08/24/2010, The Qbo open source robot project has just gotten a little more exciting, as the team behind the project have been busy converting the Qbo’s original Java API into ROS, which is designed to consolidate and accelerate robotics innovation for the long...

Kubuntu 10.04.1 rolls out

08/20/2010, With the latest point release of Ubuntu, Kubuntu developers have been keeping their hands busy working on the 10.04 release, where it will merge the slew of security fixes, bug fixes, or updated packages or applications which were released since the...

Android 2.2 FroYo Source Code Now Open To Developers

06/23/2010, If you’re an Android developer, you’ll be happy to hear that Andy Rubin, VP of engineering at Google and one of the main guys behind Android, has confirmed that the Android 2.2 (FroYo) source will be available from today. So if you’re a...

DIY: Build Your Own Tablet For $400

06/18/2010, If you think that Apple and other tablet manufacturers out there aren’t coming up with the tablet device of your dreams, maybe you might want to take a crack at it, and show them who is the boss? Liquidware, an open source hardware company, is...

Google Chrome OS To Launch This Fall

06/02/2010, Many folks have been waiting for it for some time, and now word is out that Google will be officially releasing its Chrome operating system this fall. According to reports, Google execs have confirmed that the operating system will be available for free,...