Enter to win an IoT electronics kit from SparkFun
Jun18

Enter to win an IoT electronics kit from SparkFun

Looking for a fun summer project? We’ve got you covered. We’re giving away a SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Photon, an electronics kit that’s perfect for anyone looking to learn about the Internet of Things firsthand. This $114.95 kit comes with everything you need to start making cool stuff, including: read...

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5 open source alternatives to Dropbox
Jun18

5 open source alternatives to Dropbox

Dropbox is the 800-pound gorilla of filesharing applications. Even it’s a massively popular tool, you may choose to use an alternative. Maybe that’s because you’re dedicated to the open source way for all the good reasons, including security and freedom, or possibly you’ve been spooked by data breaches. Or perhaps the pricing plan doesn’t work out in your favor for the amount of storage you actually...

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Write fast apps with Pronghorn, a Java framework
Jun18

Write fast apps with Pronghorn, a Java framework

In 1973, Carl Hewitt had an idea inspired by quantum mechanics. He wanted to develop computing machines that were capable of parallel execution of tasks, communicating with each other seamlessly while containing their own local memory and processors. read...

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Support the uncommon women in your life
Jun18

Support the uncommon women in your life

One of Kelsey Merkley’s goals is raising awareness and support for women, like her, who are involved in the open software and hardware movement. She is a leader in the Creative Commons, the founder of the UnCommon Women organization, and last year published the UnCommon Women Coloring Book with illustrations of 15 women leaders in the open movement. read...

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A Snooping Soccer App, a Decades-Old Bug, and More Security News This Week.

Encrypted email, a 20-year-old bug, and more security news this week.

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