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Amputee simultaneously controls two prosthetic arms with his mind

In a world first, a double amputee has been fitted with two prosthetic limbs -- which he can control simultaneously just by thinking.

By December 17, 2014


Jet! Paul McCartney archive uploaded to cloud

HP digitizes five decades of Paul McCartney music, photos, and video and uploads it to cloud servers. For the time being, it's a private collection.

By May 26, 2011


Quantum crypto cracked, researchers say

Researchers claim to have cracked the quantum cryptography equipment used to cloak highly sensitive communications by banks and defense agencies.

By September 1, 2010


Mozilla to overhaul its open-source license

The Firefox backer wants to modernize and simplify the Mozilla Public License and sets an ambitious November deadline.

By March 10, 2010


Microsoft hires more open-source DNA, will integrate MPL code into its MVC product

The software giant is going to be shipping MPL code with its MVC platform. This is progress.

By October 30, 2007


Google Maps to add bike maps, directions

Cyclists will be able to use Google Maps to plot directions around 150 U.S. cities when bike directions go live on Google later on Tuesday.

By March 9, 2010


Google Street View welcomes me to the U.K.

Online explorers can see several historic British sites. But newly relocated to the U.K., Stephen Shankland would prefer more ordinary Street View coverage.

By January 22, 2010


Apache makes its first $420 million

The Apache license just got its first big validation as a critical business tool for start-ups, not just software behemoths.

By August 12, 2009


Open source seeks to eat its young (again)

Open-source community may be its own worst enemy as it could potentially scare away would-be contributors by criticizing efforts from Adobe, Microsoft, and others.

By July 22, 2009


Microsoft beating Mozilla...in open-source licensing

Redmond may be losing market share to Mozilla in browsers, but its open-source license is gaining ground fast against Mozilla for some very good reasons.

By June 18, 2009