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3D Robotics and other drone makers have joined Intel and Qualcomm in an effort to formalize the creation of open-source hardware and software for the unmanned aerial vehicles.
Experts caution that the notorious security bug heralds "open season on open source" and will force changes in how open-source code gets vetted as secure.
Now that the U.S. government has wimped out on building a Death Star, a Kickstarter project has emerged to raise funds to construct the deadly spaceship using open-source hardware and software.
What happens when a prime example of the open-source hardware movement locks down its products?
It's not built into Android yet, but Google has been overhauling the OS's camera interface to be more photography-friendly.
Mozilla plans to adapt Firefox OS to tablets, Panasonic smart TVs, and even desktop PCs while upgrading smartphone hardware.
The company releases an open-source software that lets people build Google's network technology into iOS and OS X software.
commentary For years, venture investors and entrepreneurs were all about software. Now, more and more money is flowing into hardware.
Dr. Peter Jansen has been working on various tricorder prototypes for over 7 years, and now, he's showing off his newest prototype, the Arducorder. It's not quite ready to scan alien life forms or diagnose patients, but it's still pretty cool to see in action.
The landscape of lighting is changing rapidly. Here's everything you'll need to know to keep up.