Articles about open source

Open Source Remote Control Project
When it comes to drones as well as other devices which are remotely piloted, one would more often than not be limited by their controls. In other words, you will need to switch controllers whenever you decide to fly a different drone or control a different RC car, and this more or less rules out customization as well. However, thanks to some brilliant minds that have thought up of the […]

Vivaldi Tablet And Improv Board Seem To Be Failed Projects
It was a couple of years ago that a bunch of developers decided to work with the KDE team in order to introduce to the masses a tablet that is based on open source software. Known as the Spark, this particular tablet was then renamed some time after that as the Vivaldi. Thing is, the Vivaldi tablet apparently received a major hardware overhaul one year after that renaming session, and […]

University Of Maryland Explores Open Source Textbooks
Why not jump aboard the open source bandwagon since the world does seem to be moving in that general direction as well in tech matters? That is what the University of Maryland is currently considering, to make use of open source textbooks since textbooks happen to be the single fastest growing expense for college students, apart from the constant twin thorns of rent and cost of living. Many other universities […]

Open World Forum, Open Source Conference, Paris, Oct 3-5
Organized by Systematic Paris-Region, the Open World Forum is the first European Forum summit to gather political representatives, decision-makers and experts, in one place, in order to debate the technological, economic and social impacts that the Free and Open-Source technologies bring to the market. The event is coming back for its 6th edition between the 3rd and 5th of October 2013.The Open World Forum 2013 is being held in a […]

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HP webOS: now open source
For those of you who are still shedding tears over the death of HP’s webOS devices and worrying about the future of the webOS operating system, there’s hope: HP has officially announced it will be contributing webOS to the open source community. This won’t mean a lot to consumers at first, but open-source enthusiasts are probably in cloud nine right now as they will have access to the full source […]

iNecklace is geeky and elegant
If you love technology and want to express it in a way other than showing off your latest gadgets and devices, there are more subtle ways to do it. Like wearing the iNecklace from Adafruit. The iNecklace is a necklace that features a pendant with the design of the standard symbol for power on most of our gadgets today. Inside the pendant is also a subtle pulsating LED similar to […]

Samsung Epic Touch 4G source code released
It was only earlier today that we reported that Sprint’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S2, the Epic Touch 4G, would be available today. If you thought that was good news, for developers out there and those who enjoy custom ROMs, perhaps this is even better news as Samsung has released the source code for the handsets.Granted it would require the handset to be rooted first before anything can be […]

OLogic A.M.P. Robot Controlled by a Smartphone
[DEMO Fall 2011] OLogic is launching the Automated Music Personality (A.M.P.), a two-wheeled, self balancing “robotic” music player that can be operated using a Smartphone (only android for now). The company will be able to ship it for $400 or less, which is an incredible low price for a self-balancing robot.Self-funded to-date via consulting revenue, OLogic is looking for funding to help build efficient distribution channels and bring the A.M.P. […]

Ford and Bug Labs want you to hack your cars with OpenXC
When people talk about tuning up or playing around with their cars – it usually involves chop shops and modifications to the car’s body and stuff under the hood. Rarely you will hear about people hacking the car’s electronics to make it do what they want – but it looks like all that is going to change in the future. Ford and Bug Labs have announced today that they are […]

Open World Forum - Sept 22-24 - Paris
The 4th edition of  Open World Forum will be held in Paris, September 22 to September 24. Open World Forum is the first open source conference that gathers executives, decision-makers, developers, and the general public from across the world. Open World Forum is a unique gathering of all things open source where participants come to share their ideas about technology, business, society, and find inspiration to build the digital world […]

South Korean government to come up with their own smartphone platform
Smartphone users will probably be more than familiar with brands such as Samsung and LG and possibly even Pantech, phone brands which have come out of South Korea. It appears that the South Korean government have decided to start developing their own open-source smartphone operating system.

iEmu: the open source iOS emulator
Have you ever wished that you could run iOS apps on your computer? If you’re not an iOS developer, and you don’t own a Mac computer, you’ve probably never even gotten the chance before. Well, a developer named Chris Wade wants to change all that. He has decided to come up with iEmu – an iOS emulator for everybody (consumers and developers and it runs on all computers). With iEmu, […]

OSCON 2011 – Live Streaming
Watch live streaming video from oreillyconfs at livestream.comUbergizmo is a media partner of OSCON 2011 (the O’Reilly Open Source Convention), held in Portland July 25-29, 2011, where open source innovators, builders, and pioneer gather to share their expertise and experience, explore new ideas, and inspire each other. Watch the sessions live from 9 am to 5 pm everyday from this page.With over 20 tracks and hundreds of sessions, you’ll find […]

OSCON 2011 - July 25-29 - Portland, OR
Join today’s open source innovators, builders, and pioneers July 25-29, 2011 as they gather for OSCON (the O’Reilly Open Source Convention) at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon to share their expertise and experience, explore new ideas, and inspire each other. Learn first-hand how new developments in open source are shaping the future. Challenge your assumptions, fire up your imagination, and kick your brain into high gear. Rub shoulders […]

HexBright is an open source light
If you’ve always wanted to program your own torch lights, the folks behind HexBright have got the device of your dreams. Called the HexBright, it will come in two models – the regular HexBright Prime that functions as a regular torch light, and the HexBright Flex that gives you the option to program the device.Now you must be thinking – why in the world would I want a programmable light, […]

Skype reverse engineered and posted online (updated)
In the latest news that will probably make one of the world’s most popular VoIP services pretty unhappy, a freelance researcher named Efim Bushmanov has undertaken the goal of reverse engineering Skype and turning it into an open source program.Beyond his explanation of trying to figure out why Skype is “today’s trend”, it’s not clear why he wants to make the program open source. According to his blog, this project […]

Skip the queue and purchase your Pandora open-source gaming device for $500
You might be a fan of the Pandora open-source handheld gaming device, but the bad news is that it isn’t that easy to get your hands on one. While you might be more than happy to shell out the $350 and get on the pre-order waiting list, the bad news is that you might be standing in line for months. The good news is that if you happen to have […]

MapQuest updated and supports an additional 8 countries now
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, Norway, Singapore and Sweden. Great news if you’re a believer/user of open source projects and/or you’re looking for a free alternative to Google Maps. They have even updated their MapQuest sites […]

Kinect open source driver for Windows available for download
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 other hand, managed to reverse the MS Kinect USB protocol (in layman’s terms, that means hacking the device) while releasing the open source Kinect driver for public […]

PS3 Jailbreak Code Released To The Public
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 PSJailbreak. According to this latest hack, the code must be downloaded and installed on an AT90USBkey or Teensy++ USB development board, after which homebrew folks will be able […]