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The United States Army Just Open-Sourced Its Security Software 

The US Army is open-sourcing a code it uses to analyse cyberattacks. For the past five years, whenever a Department of Defence network has been compromised, the US Army has used the Dshell framework to do forensic analysis on the attacks.


Razer Has Its Own Virtual Reality Headset

Razer wants a piece of virtual reality. Here at CES, the company has its very own VR headset to help stake that claim. Why yes, it does look just like an Oculus Rift developer kit!


1,400 Free Ebooks And Movies For Your Kindle Or iPad

If you got a new ereader or tablet for Christmas — or if you have an old one that needs an infusion — Amazon and Apple would be happy to sell you ebooks and movies to fill it. Or you could just load up on these free goodies instead.


The Project To Let Anyone Download And Print Their Own House

If you could go online, select a home, print the plans for free and build it yourself for less than $US80,000 in a few days, would you? That’s the dream behind WikiHouse, an open source home design project that just finished construction of its fourth prototype, a two-storey home that snaps together in just a few days.


Watch How Open-Source OpenStreetMap Mapped The Globe In Just 7 Years

A decade ago, OpenStreetMap launched as a free, open-source alternative to the other mapping tools you may encounter on the internet. Turns out that the collaborative experiment worked exceptionally well, and thanks to a new site, you can see for yourself how the Wikipedia of mapping has covered the whole planet.


There's Now An Automotive-Grade Linux For Open-Source Cars

There’s no denying your car’s dashboard is pretty dumb, which is why Microsoft, Apple and Google are all trying to smarten it up. But there’s also a new open-source alternative, in the shape of Automotive Grade Linux.


Saucy Coder Scheduled His Github Activity To Spell Out 'BUTTS'

Github, a wildly popular social network for coders and their open-source creations, likes to keep track of what you’re doing around its little corner of the internet. And one Belgian coder took advantage of this fact in the most phenomenal way possible — by spelling out “BUTTS”.


Intel Will Let You 3D-Print Your Own Robot This Year

Your very own Wall-E? It may not be too futuristic a prospect if Intel has anything to do with it. The company just showed off a DIY kit at the Code Conference that will let you 3D-print your very own robot for $US1600.


So Long, Open Web: Mozilla Accepts Closed Source DRM And We All Lose

It’s official: the last holdout for the open web has fallen. Flanked on all sides by Google, Microsoft, Opera, and (it appears) Safari’s support and promotion of the EME DRM-in-HTML standard, Mozilla is giving in to pressure from Hollywood, Netflix, et al, and will be implementing its own third-party version of DRM. It will be rolled out in Desktop Firefox later this year.


NASA's About To Release A Mother Lode Of Free Software

If you’ve been thinking about getting started on the rocket project that’s been on your mind for ages, now is a good time to get serious. Next week, NASA will release a massive software catalogue with over 1000 projects. It’s not the first time the space agency’s released code, but it is the first time they have made it so easy.


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