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Rackspace will build its own servers just like Facebook and Google do

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Want to see what happens when the pace of innovation switches gear in the server market? Just watch the next year as the dominoes that Facebook and its Open Compute Project set off two years ago with the launch of open hardware continue to fall — this time at a...
Rackspace will build its own servers just like Facebook and Google do

DailyDirt: Stylii Are Getting Better

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Microsoft's new tablet computer was announced with a bit of fanfare -- and curiously, a stylus. When Apple introduced its touchscreens (not counting the Newton), Steve Jobs dismissively tossed away the idea of using a stylus and said the finger is the best pointing device around. Well, stylus technology is...
DailyDirt: Stylii Are Getting Better

Ars asks: How do you read your e-books?

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Electronic book readers come in many flavors and shapes. Add on the ubiquity of Amazon's Kindle app and Barnes & Noble's Nook apps, and any iOS or Android device can be transformed into a multi-gigabyte library (no matter what bookseller you prefer to do business with). With our own Kindle...
Ars asks: How do you read your e-books?

Ouya's Android-based, hackable game console now official: we chat with designer Yves Behar

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A handful of details briefly slipped out about the project earlier, but now it's here: the Ouya, an attempt not just to delve into the cutthroat world of TV game consoles but to try and shift the goal posts. At its heart, the design sounds more like a smartphone...
Ouya's Android-based, hackable game console now official: we chat with designer Yves Behar
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Yahoo Ups Its Battle with Facebook…And Picks One with the Open Source Movement

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Facebook has just posted an update to its S-1, disclosing a new threatening letter it has received from Yahoo. Yahoo is warning of 16 more patents that it believes Facebook may be infringing on. From the filing: “…we received a letter dated April 23, 2012 from Yahoo indicating that they believe 16...
Yahoo Ups Its Battle with Facebook…And Picks One with the Open Source Movement

Acer tablet pricing data indicates that many Windows 8 machines will decidedly expensive

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According to a report in TechJungle, pricing information for Acer’s Windows 8 tablet line has been made public. This allows us to further sketch the hardware picture that Windows 8 will enjoy – or not – when it launches. To the brass tacks: the cheapest Acer tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab...
Acer tablet pricing data indicates that many Windows 8 machines will decidedly expensive
The Way Things Work
For your robot-building needs, $45 BeagleBone Linux PC goes on sale

Networking chip firm Mellanox to buy startup Kotura. Because photonics.

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Mellanox, the company famous for its Infiniband chips but which is also branching out into Ethernet, says it intends to buy photonics startup Kotura in a cash deal valued at $82 million. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2013. Koruta, which I profiled last November, makes...
Networking chip firm Mellanox to buy startup Kotura. Because photonics.

Open Stack, Open Compute And How Opening Up Is The Only Way To Reach The Data Heavens

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“Open” this, “open” that: It seems like everything is “open” these days. Well hello, people, Bill Gates’ gravy boat has run aground. It’s time to get out the Starship and fly in those open clouds. Hokey? You bet your SaaS this is hokey. But come on, take a look...
Open Stack, Open Compute And How Opening Up Is The Only Way To Reach The Data Heavens

Best Tech Events This Week (Cleanweb Hackathon, Queens Tech Meetup, Entrepreneurs Roundtable, NYC Startup Job Fair, Maker Faire, Open Hardware Summit)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of Gary’s Guide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. K-pop...
Best Tech Events This Week (Cleanweb Hackathon, Queens Tech Meetup, Entrepreneurs Roundtable, NYC Startup Job Fair, Maker Faire, Open Hardware Summit)
Desperately seeking Google: Facebook's open-hardware crusade is still missing its biggest player

AMD furthers open hardware for data centers with Open 3.0 platform

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AMD's Open 3.0 platform combines its latest Opteron 6000-series processors with a modular motherboard that can scale from general purpose web hosting and cloud storage duties to high performance computing projects....
AMD furthers open hardware for data centers with Open 3.0 platform

Get $100 off MAKE's Hardware Innovation Workshop this May 14-15!

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We come bearing tidings of good savings from our friends at MAKE: get $100 off the regular price of the second annual two-day workshop designed for makers turning their projects into real businesses. The Hardware Innovation Workshop kicks off at the College of San Mateo just before Maker Faire...
Get $100 off MAKE's Hardware Innovation Workshop this May 14-15!

Consortium takes steps to break multicore programming barriers

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Programming for multicore systems can be complex, so an industry consortium led by Advanced Micro Devices has taken a step ahead in its goal to eliminate development challenges so applications are portable across devices, architectures and operating systemsThe HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) Foundation on Tuesday is expected to introduce...
Consortium takes steps to break multicore programming barriers

Server Sales Are Down As Cloud Apps Abound At The Expense Of IBM, Enterprise Giants

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Gartner Research reports worldwide server sales are down 5 percent for the first quarter of the year, with IBM, HP and other members of the top five taking the biggest hit. Server shipments declined 0.7 percent. But the drop in server sales is not at all surprising. Cloud apps are...
Server Sales Are Down As Cloud Apps Abound At The Expense Of IBM, Enterprise Giants

Red Hat developer explains open source color calibration hardware

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Color management has historically been a weak area for the Linux desktop, but the situation is rapidly improving. Support for desktop-wide color management is being facilitated by projects like KDE's Oyranos and the GNOME Color Manager. Red Hat developer Richard Hughes, who started implementing the GNOME Color Manager in...
Red Hat developer explains open source color calibration hardware

Is It Really A Good Idea To Open A 'Mini' Patent Office Directly Within Cornell's NYC Tech Campus?

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I've been pretty excited about the fact that my alma mater, Cornell, won the competition last year to open a massive NYC-based tech campus -- with a key focus on actually spinning innovation out into the market. I'd been able to spend some time with the folks who put together...
Is It Really A Good Idea To Open A 'Mini' Patent Office Directly Within Cornell's NYC Tech Campus?
Startups and big corporations embrace the maker movement
Firefox OS To Make Hardware Debut With Keon And Peak Developer Preview Smartphones

Tune your guitar using LEDs

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Using the open hardware Stimmmopped, you can tune your stringed instrument using you eye rather than your ear. It works by illuminating a string with two lights, which are flashing at the frequency that the string should be vibrating at. If the tuning is off, the string will vibrate...
Tune your guitar using LEDs
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"League Of Legends," The Most-Played PC Game In The World, Runs On The Same Open Hardware As Facebook

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League of Legends is the most-played, multi-player PC game in the world, with gamers logging nearly 1.3 billion hours of play time. The Riot Games title has more hours logged than World of Warcraft and Minecraft. With that kind of scale, Riot Games faced some challenges that any company experiences when they...
"League Of Legends," The Most-Played PC Game In The World, Runs On The Same Open Hardware As Facebook

Open-Source Touch Table Puts the World at Your Fingertips

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One Kickstarter project aims to significantly reduce the cost of table computers with an open-source, open-hardware design....
Open-Source Touch Table Puts the World at Your Fingertips

Check Out The Awesome Hovercraft This Startup's Engineers Built In A 48-Hour Hackathon

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Hackathons are a tradition at Silicon Valley startups. Some of the best technology companies in the world--like Facebook, for example--rely on them to surface up the next top projects for the company. These marathon coding and hacking sessions aim to build new working products within the designated timeframe--typically 24 to...
Check Out The Awesome Hovercraft This Startup's Engineers Built In A 48-Hour Hackathon
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Coming soon: A new, open laptop from the creator of Chumby

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Open source software has become an increasingly widespread part of the computing world thanks to the ever-growing popularity of Linux, Firefox, LibreOffice, and other prominent examples. Fully open hardware, however, is still much less common. Just a few weeks ago we saw the emergence of the Raspberry Pi-style A13-OLinuXino,...
Coming soon: A new, open laptop from the creator of Chumby
Adapteva uses crowdfunding to raise money for a $99 supercomputing platform
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