Open Source Insider:

January, 2012

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January 27, 2012  1:22 PM

Canonical previews voice driven Heads-Up Display for Ubuntu

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Ubuntu

Canonical is said to be preparing the forthcoming release of the Ubuntu Linux open source operating system with a new type of interface that will provide a means of executing application functions from a command-line interface or by voice command. The new HUD (Head-Up Display) will ultimately...

January 24, 2012  10:59 AM

Linux to rule the world then, basically

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apple, Linux, Open source

If the Linux Foundation releases a survey suggesting that open source is poised for growth, is that hard to get excited about? Well, they would say that, wouldn't they? If the Ovum Research team releases a study suggesting that Android is soon to become the top developer platform, is that hard to...


January 21, 2012  4:05 PM

Google teleports Android astronomy to Carnegie Mellon

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, APIs, Google, Open source, smartphone

Google's start it up, launch it with a blast and bash it about before you close it policy continues this week with a handful of services shutting down. Included in the latest cull are the Picnik cloud-based photo editing service, Urchin, Needlebase, Google Message Continuity and the Social Graph...


January 20, 2012  12:15 PM

Scalpel? Check. Swabs? Check. Open source robotic surgeon? Pardon?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
medicne, Robotics

Robotic surgery specialists at the University of Washington, in Seattle, are scrubbing up a new team of mechanical medics in the shape of the new "Raven" machines. With wing-like arms, the Raven handles many of the same extreme precision movements that the more expensive da Vinci Surgical System...


January 19, 2012  3:05 PM

Dual source “grown up” virtualisation comes of age

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Red Hat, Virtualisation

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 launches today with what is labelled as "significantly expanded" management tools and enhancements to its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. Technology analysts at IDC have argued that this is an "increasingly competitive" time in the...


January 12, 2012  1:32 PM

Jaspersoft serves business intelligence on open clouds

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Business Intelligence

Jaspersoft is aiming to get a nose ahead of rivals including Actuate BIRT, SpagoBI and Pentaho Enterprise with a business intelligence (BI) product architected for Red Hat's...


January 11, 2012  7:48 PM

Google open sources Zygote 3D human body viewer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Google, Open source, WebGL

Google Body has open sourced the enjoyable to use 3D visualisation of the human body built by Google labs engineers in their "20% time", the fuzzily-measured time slot employees are allowed to use to work on personally inspired creative projects. The open sourcing of this code is a result of the...


January 10, 2012  9:18 AM

BlackBerry PlayBook development alive and well, apparently

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BlackBerry, mobile apps, Open data, Open source, Tablet

Despite the odd PR goof by its hapless CEO and an (almost) complete lack of service for two days last year, BlackBerry continues to find fans among a devoted user community who appreciate the device's core competency i.e. email. Note: analysts and industry commentators have argued that RIM's...


January 9, 2012  10:15 AM

Google open sources new HTML5 video tool

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Google, HTML5, Open source, Search, Video

Google chose the PR graveyard shift slot of 4:30 USA Pacific time on Friday afternoon last week to put out its latest communiqué to us, the consuming masses. The 'search giant' has pushed its latest HTML5 video tool to open source. The new Video Player Sample is built with open web technology...


January 5, 2012  6:11 AM

NASA boldly goes deeper into open source with code.NASA

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
NASA, Open source, Rackspace

NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has launched a new web site to "expand and unify" its open source efforts. The http://code.nasa.gov/ site/portal is intended to (bring to) surface existing projects and processes that NASA feels would...


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