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.
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.
What happens when a prime example of the open-source hardware movement locks down its products?
The company releases an open-source software that lets people build Google's network technology into iOS and OS X software.
It's not built into Android yet, but Google has been overhauling the OS's camera interface to be more photography-friendly.
At TechCrunch Disrupt, the automaker and partner Bug Labs announces a new system that will allow developers to create open-source hardware and software applications.
Mozilla plans to adapt Firefox OS to tablets, Panasonic smart TVs, and even desktop PCs while upgrading smartphone hardware.
The nascent industry--led by Arduino, Chumby, MakerBot, Adafruit, and others--has never had a governing definition. Until now.
If you want a tablet that's more open than iPad and Android devices, then this Linux-based tablet might be for you.
Developed at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Washington, the Raven II is being tested as a lightweight surgery robot.