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Freedom EV: free/open replacement firmware for your electric vehicle -- including a Tesla

Freedom EV is a free/open software stack intended to replace the software in your electric vehicle, it's been tested on a Tesla Model X and should work on a Model S, if you can get root. Electric vehicles are very exciting but the same informatics and versatility that make them exciting also invite manufacturers to add all kinds of antifeatures (like batteries with plenty of charge remaining that refuse to power a vehicle because you've only paid for so much electricity; to say nothing of t...
Tags: Videos, Video, Floss, News, Youtube, Tesla, Intel, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Linux, Electric, Github, ARM, MCU, Freedomev, Got Root


This Sweet Philips Hue Plugin Brings Your Minecraft Lighting to Life

Microsoft/Philips PC gamers drop big bucks to feel immersed in their games. But some new smarthome tech is enabling amazingly immersive effects with just a few lights. Take this Philips Hue plugin for Minecraft as an example. There are plenty of bias lighting setups that can observe data from a monitor or TV screen and match the light color to the average color on the screen. This tool isn’t doing that: it’s actually using Minecraft’s API to gather light source data from the game itself, m...
Tags: Crafts, Reddit, Minecraft, Philips, Github, Microsoft Philips


Synth One is a free, no-strings-attached, iPad and iPhone synthesizer

Call it the people’s iOS synth: Synth One is free – without ads or registration or anything like that – and loved. And now it’s reached 1.0, with iPad and iPhone support and some expert-designed sounds. First off – if you’ve been wondering what happened to Ashley Elsdon, aka Palm Sounds and editor of our Apps section, he’s been on a sabbatical since September. We’ll be thinking soon about how best to feature his work on this site and how to integrate app coverage in the current landscape. But ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mobile, Apps, Music, Free, Tech, Software, Stories, Open-source, Github, Audiobus, Music Tech, Korg


Beta Test New Firefox Features with Mozilla’s Reference Browser for Android

Years ago, Mozilla’s “Test Pilot” initiative encouraged users to beta test mobile versions of the Firefox browser. Now, Mozilla is asking users to use its new Reference Browser to help bring a new generation of Firefox to Android phones. Firefox is one of the most popular browsers for Android. It’s fast, can sync with the Firefox browser on your desktop, and implements tab features better than most mobile browsers. But the world of mobile phones is beginning to shift. By the end of the year, we...
Tags: Firefox, Google, Crafts, Mozilla, Github, Paul Wright, Geckoview


Mozilla, Wikimedia and Github urge IT Min RS Prasad to abandon proposed Intermediary Liability guidelines

Mozilla, the Wikimedia Foundation, and the now Microsoft-owned GitHub have written an open letter (pdf) to RS Prasad, the Union Minister of Electronics and IT, outlining their concerns with respect to the newly proposed Intermediary Liability guidelines. These 3 organisations together have “tens of... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Microsoft, Internet, Policy, Regulation, Mozilla, Github, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability, Wikimedia Foundation, Mozilla Wikimedia


He led open source projects in Microsoft's early days of exploring it. Now he's returning as GitHub's new product head (MSFT)

GitHub announced Wednesday that Google and Microsoft veteran Shanku Niyogi will join the company as its new senior vice president of product to lead product strategy. Niyogi spent over 18 years at Microsoft, and he watched Microsoft on its journey towards embracing open source, as evidenced by its $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub last October. Niyogi himself has led open source projects at Microsoft, such as Visual Studio Code and TypeScript. As the new product head, Niyogi hopes to work t...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Steve Ballmer, Msft, Github, Google Cloud Platform, Shanku Niyogi, Niyogi, Open Source Programs Office, GitHub Niyogi


Hide and seek: A catalog of useful steganography tools

Steganography is the art of hiding things in plain sight: for example, secretly encoding a message in an image by flipping the least-significant bit in each pixel to create a binary string that can be decoded as text. 0xRick Owned Root's /.Steganography is an open, git-hosted catalog of useful resources aimed at Capture the Flag players who are trying to puzzle out steganographic clues. Stegsolve: Sometimes there is a message or a text hidden in the image itself and in order to view it y...
Tags: Post, Floss, News, Cryptography, Github, Hustvedt, Steganography, The Purloined Letter


Microsoft buys an open source database startup to give it an edge against Amazon Web Services (MSFT)

Microsoft announced Thursday that it has acquired Citus Data, a startup that uses PostgreSQL, a database management system that's popular with developers. This move is another sign that Microsoft is investing in open source technologies, and follows its $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub last year. This acquisition could also give Microsoft Azure an edge over Amazon Web Services as it would help Microsoft with running open source workloads with more power and scale.  Not too long after its...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Steve Ballmer, Github, Amazon Web Services, Marie Kondo, Kumar, Microsoft Azure, Rohan Kumar, Azure Data, Citus Data, Amazon Web Services MSFT, Citus Data On Thursday Microsoft, SV Angel Khosla Ventures, Paul Buckheit


Emulator Project Aims To Resurrect Classic Mac Apps, Games Without the OS

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica, written by Sean Gallagher: Want to be able to run classic Mac OS applications compiled for the Motorola 68000 series of processors on your ever-so-modern Mac OS X machine? Or maybe you'd rather run them on a Raspberry Pi, or an Android device for that matter? There's an emulation project that's trying to achieve just that: Advanced Mac Substitute (AMS). Advanced Mac Substitute is an effort by long-time Mac hacker Josh Juran to make it possib...
Tags: Motorola, Mac, Tech, Intel, Ars Technica, Washington Dc, Github, Sean Gallagher, Juran, Shmoocon, Josh Juran


Make Everything You Do Perform More Than One Job

The harder your work is, the more material you have to promote yourself. Don’t see finishing a project as your last step. Take what you created and tell the world. If you wrote code, and you took days to figure out the problem and you think you have something others can use, then take it the distance. Don’t just stop right there. Make your hard work have legs. I once spent a few weeks on a project I was proud of. For a time, there wasn’t anything like it for free or even for pay. I worked on a ...
Tags: Work, Seo, Github


How open source software took over the world

Mike Volpi Contributor Share on Twitter Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis was that Redhat was a snowflake and that no other ope...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Column, Microsoft, Yahoo, Cloud Computing, San Francisco, Tech, Author, Mysql, Designer, Software, Open Source Software, Hortonworks, Computing, Ibm


An unsecured database exposed the personal details of 202M job seekers in China

The personal details belonging to more than 202 million job seekers in China, including information like phone numbers, email addresses, driver licenses and salary expectations, were freely available to anyone who knew where to look for as long as three years due to an insecure database. That’s according to findings published by security researcher Bob Diachenko who located an open and unprotected MongoDB instance in late December which contained 202,730,434 “very detailed” records. The database...
Tags: Security, Asia, Craigslist, China, Tech, Spokesperson, Password, Computing, Search Engine, Driver, Github, Mongodb, Nosql, Edge, Data Management, IPS


GitHub Free Users Now Get Unlimited Private Repositories

GitHub has always offered free accounts, but users were forced to make their code public. To get private repositories, you had to pay. Now, as TechCrunch reports, "Free GitHub users now get unlimited private projects with up to three collaborators." From the report: The amount of collaborators is really the only limitation here and there's no change to how the service handles public repositories, which can still have unlimited collaborators. This feels like a sign of goodwill on behalf of Micros...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Github, Github Enterprise, Gitlab, Nat Friedman, Sid Sijbrandij, GitHub Business Cloud


GitHub Free users now get unlimited private repositories

If you’re a GitHub user, but you don’t pay, this is a good week. Historically, GitHub always offered free accounts but the caveat was that your code had to be public. To get private repositories, you had to pay. Starting tomorrow, that limitation is gone. Free GitHub users now get unlimited private projects with up to three collaborators. The amount of collaborators is really the only limitation here and there’s no change to how the service handles public repositories, which can still have un...
Tags: Enterprise, Microsoft, Free, Developer, Tech, Developers, Github, Github Enterprise, Nat Friedman, GitHub Business Cloud


Perhaps 2018 was the fabled ‘year of the Linux desktop’

It’s the year of the Linux desktop. I swear. I promise. Yes, I know you’re probably jaded from hearing that every year since 1998, but this year it’s true. Would I lie to you? But first, a throat-clearing: I’m not talking about desktop dominance. I’m talking about something far more meaningful. For the first time, perhaps ever, Linux is being regarded as a first-class citizen. It’s been a good year. Cross-platform app frameworks like GitHub’s Electron means that Linux users get to use the same a...
Tags: Startups, Github, Design & Dev


These ten enterprise M&A deals totaled over $87 billion this year

M&A activity was brisk in the enterprise market this year with 10 high-profile deals totaling almost $88 billion. Companies were opening up their wallets and pouring money into mega acquisitions. It’s worth noting that the $88 billion figure doesn’t include Dell paying investors over $23 billion for VMware tracking stock to take the company public again or several other deals of over a billion dollars that didn’t make our list. Last year’s big deals included Intel buying MobileEye for $15 billio...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, TC, Enterprise, Microsoft, CA, Tech, Cisco, Intel, ERP, Vista, M&a, Ibm, Mergers and Acquisitions, Michigan, Dell


Startups are taking on Amazon’s cloud with a controversial new plan, but experts warn it could undermine a core pillar of the software industry (AMZN)

In the last few months, three open source software startups have made big changes to their licensing model — a defensive move against the rising power of major cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services and Alibaba Cloud. Their gripe: Amazon and other clouds often take free open source software and package it up as a paid service, without contributing what's considered a satisfactory amount of code back to the original project.  Developers and activists in the open source community believe thi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Alibaba, Ibm, Github, Kafka, Amazon Web Services, Redis Labs, Mitchell, Oss, Meeker, Perens, Kuhn, Bruce Perens


TidalCycles, free live coding environment for music, turns 1.0

Live coding environments are free, run on the cheapest hardware as well as the latest laptops, and offer new ways of thinking about music and sound that are leading a global movement. And one of the leading tools of that movement just hit a big milestone. This isn’t just about a nerdy way of making music. TidalCycles is free, and tribes of people form around using it. Just as important as how impressive the tool may be, the results are spectacular and varied. There are some people who take o...
Tags: Programming, Music, Free, Berlin, Tech, Code, Artists, Coding, Tokyo, Open-source, Upgrades, Tidal, Github, Alex, Listening, Bogota


Check out these amazing DIY controllers people made with OpenDeck

You’ve got plenty of off-the-shelf controllers – but what if you want something that’s unique to you? OpenDeck is an affordable, young, Arduino hardware-compatible controller platform for DIYers, and it’s starting to produce some jaw-dropping results. There was a time when you needed to build your own stuff to add custom controls to synths and computers, sourcing joysticks and knobs and buttons and whatnot yourself. Doepfer’s Pocket Electronic platform spawned tons of weird and wonderful stuff...
Tags: Music, Diy, US, Tech, Dj, Stories, Projects, Arduino, Open-source, Github, Music Tech, Teensy, Controllers, GPL, Custom, Ceylon


Diffbot’s A.I. Engine Draws Global Map of Machine Learning Expertise

A year ago, the leading Chinese Internet company Tencent Holdings pegged the global number of artificial intelligence researchers and professionals at 300,000 or less—just as the unmet demand for such experts was pushing salary offers to as much as $1 million. In February, the Canadian firm Element AI estimated that talent pool at no more than about 90,000, Bloomberg reported.Now, Silicon Valley company Diffbot has used its A.I.-powered fact-mining engine to comb the global Web and make its own...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Facebook, Asia, Jobs, Microsoft, Internet, Entrepreneurship, France, China, India, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco


WhiteSource Bolt for GitHub: Free Open Source Vulnerability Management App for Developers

Developers around the world depend on open source components to build their software products. According to industry estimates, open source components account for 60-80% of the code base in modern applications. Collaboration on open source projects throughout the community produces stronger code, squashing the bugs and catching the vulnerabilities that impact the security of organizations [Author: [email protected] (Wang Wei)]
Tags: Open Source, Tech, Vulnerability Assessment, Github, Wang Wei, Penetration testing tools, Github Security, Vulnerability Management, Vulnerability Testing Tool


Goldman Sachs is investing $20 million in $1.1 billion startup GitLab because the bank's engineers loved it so much: 'They were so happy as a customer' (GS)

Goldman Sachs has invested $20 million into the DevOps platform GitLab, adding to a Series D funding round that valued the startup at $1.1 billion.  While Goldman Sachs has made strategic tech investments for around two decades, GitLab was unique because the investment was driven by the bank's own engineering team. Goldman Sachs's tech team started using GitLab on its own projects at the beginning of 2018. GitLab is seen as a leading upstart rival to GitHub, the code-sharing company that Micro...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Trends, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Github, Alphabet, Iconiq Capital, Gitlab, Sijbrandij, Goldman s Principal Strategic Investments, Bloomberg Terminal Goldman, Sijbranij


Event-Stream Hack Is Not Cause For Panic About Open-Source Security

News last week that event-stream, the popular open-source code library managed by NPM, had been compromised by a hacker (or hackers) looking to steal Bitcoin led some to question the underlying security of the open-source components that they are using in their software.According to reports, a hacker gained control of the event-stream package by offering to take over maintenance of the open-source project from its creator. This component, with its 2 million weekly downloads, was used in the Copa...
Tags: Startups, Open Source, Trends, Tech, It, Cybersecurity, Code, Software, Bitcoin, National, Github, Digital Wallet, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, California State University Fullerton, Dominic Tarr


Node.js Event-Stream Hack Reveals Open Source 'Developer Infrastructure' Exploit

"[O]n Nov. 26 it was publicly revealed that a widely deployed open-source Node.js programming language module known as event-stream had been injected with malicious code that looked to steal cryptocurrency wallets," reports eWeek, adding "The event-stream library has over two million downloads." An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica: The backdoor came to light [November 20th] with this report from Github user Ayrton Sparling. Officials with the NPM, the open source project manager that hoste...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Github, Sophos, Ars, NPM, Copay, Ayrton Sparling, Chris Northwood


Mozilla pulls a popular paywall circumvention tool from Firefox add-ons store

Bypass Paywalls is a popular extension for Firefox and Chrome that does what the name implies: allows your browser to manipulate its cookies so that websites with "soft paywalls" that allow a small number of free articles can't accurately determine if you've already exceeded your limit. Bypass Paywalls is a free software project maintained by Iamadamdev and hosted on Github. On November 17, Iamadamdev updated the project's Readme file to announce that Mozilla had removed the extension fro...
Tags: Firefox, Post, Floss, News, Web Theory, Mozilla, Github, Paywalls, Code Signing, Bypass Paywalls, Iamadamdev, Ons Store, Mozilla Add Ons Store


Malware vector: become an admin on dormant, widely-used open source projects

Many open source projects attain a level of "maturity" where no one really needs any new features and there aren't a lot of new bugs being found, and the contributors to these projects dwindle, often to a single maintainer who is generally grateful for developers who take an interest in these older projects and offer to share the choresome, intermittent work of keeping the projects alive. Ironically, these are often projects with millions of users, who trust them specifically because of the...
Tags: Security, Post, Crime, News, Malware, Infosec, Social Engineering, Github, Cryptocurrency, Event-stream, Dominic Tarr Github


A science-fiction-inspired desktop UI for your Lin/Win/Mac system

Squared (AKA Gaby) is a French hacker who created edex-ui, a science-fiction inspired desktop "heavily inspired from DEX-UI and the TRON Legacy movie effects," which gives you a terminal and live telemetry from your system; it looks like it would be especially fun on a tablet (though if you really wanna go sci fi, build a homebrew cyberspace deck). eDEX-UI is a fullscreen desktop application resembling a sci-fi computer interface, heavily inspired from DEX-UI and the TRON Legacy movie ef...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, Floss, News, Fanac, Ui, Ux, Github, Gaby, Dex, Oh No Ono-sendai


The guts of Tracktion are now open source for devs to make new stuff

Game developers have Unreal Engine and Unity Engine. Well, now it’s audio’s turn. Tracktion Engine is an open source engine based on the guts of a major DAW, but created as a building block developers can use for all sorts of new music and audio tools. You can new music apps not only for Windows, Mac, and Linux (including embedded platforms like Raspberry Pi), but iOS and Android, too. And while developers might go create their own DAW, they might also build other creative tools for performanc...
Tags: Programming, Music, US, Tech, C, Developers, Code, Software, Open-source, Github, Music Tech, Programmers, Free As In Freedom, Tracktion, GPL, Ballmer


For $20, you can make a DIY Stingray in minutes, using parts from Amazon

Stingrays were once the most secretive of surveillance technology: devices whose existence was so sensitive that the feds actually raided local cops and stole their crime files to stop them from being introduced in court and revealing the capability to spy on cellular phones. The cat inevitably escaped the bag, and subsequent disclosures revealed just how widespread the surveillance of cellphones had become. One upshot of the law enforcement reliance on cellular mass surveillance is that ...
Tags: Amazon, Mobile, Post, Floss, News, Infosec, Github, Ubuntu, Stingrays, IMSI, GNU Radio, Software-Defined Radio, Joseph Cox Motherboard, Ismi Catcher, Oshm


Qualtrics Skips IPO for $8B Sale to SAP

It’s hard to say no to $8 billion. Qualtrics, the enterprise software firm that was on the verge of going public, has pulled its IPO in favor of selling to German software giant SAP for $8 billion in cash.Qualtrics—which has dual headquarters in Provo, Utah (where it was founded in 2002), and Seattle—sells software for collecting and managing “experience data,” such as surveying customers and measuring employee engagement. Its competitors include San Mateo, CA-based SurveyMonkey (NASDAQ: SVMK),...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Utah, Microsoft, Ipo, Trends, Tech, Vc, Hortonworks, M&a, Ibm, Salesforce, Seattle, Sequoia Capital, Github, Sap