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Mozilla Open Source Furnitures Project democratizes DIY design

Mozilla Open Source Furnitures Project democratizes DIY design

Mozilla is, unsurprisingly, pretty keen on open-source, and its latest release isn't an updated Firefox version but a set of collaborative office kit as part of the new Open Source Furnitures Project. Designed by Mozilla and NOSIGNER for the browser company's new Japanese offices, the furniture - which includes desks, wooden flooring with integrated cable runs, and portable divider screens - isn't quite at the level of 3D printing, instead relying on commonly-available components so that just about anybody in the world should be able to assemble their own versions.

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Project shows Wikipedia changes in real-time

Project shows Wikipedia changes in real-time

Wikipedia allows users to check out edits made to an article via its accompanying history page, which lists changes along with the date and time, IP address or username, and an edit summary. Such is a useful feature, providing essential information to the crowd-created and updated online encyclopedia. It doesn't, however, make it simple to see the big picture, and that is what two developers have partly changed via their open source project.

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GitHub turns five, boasts 3.5 million users

GitHub turns five, boasts 3.5 million users

If you're a programmer of some kind, then you're undoubtedly familiar with GitHub, an online collaboration website that allows programmers to share and collaborate on open source projects. The site turned five years old today, and the founders announced that GitHub has 3.5 million users with over 6 million repositories.

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HTC One source code officially released

HTC One source code officially released

After being announced just a couple of weeks ago, the HTC One is seeing its source code being released to the public. However, it seems that only Vodafone UK and Vodafone France versions of the new device are involved. However, that could change in the future. The release of the source code will make it easier for developers to create custom ROMs for the One.

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Official Chinese OS in works as government signs with Ubuntu

Official Chinese OS in works as government signs with Ubuntu

If there's one technological breakthrough China's government thinks it needs right this second, it's their own operating system. Or more control over the internet - but that's (perhaps) besides the point. Today the big news is the Chinese government signing a deal with Canonical, the creators of the OS Ubuntu, to create their own home-grown operating system to "wean its IT sector off Western software in favor of more home-grown alternatives."

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MIT Aaron Swartz documents release declared: sans names and details

MIT Aaron Swartz documents release declared: sans names and details

This year started off on a sad note with the suicide of the man known as Aaron Swartz, made famous for his development of Reddit and Demand Progress. His death is said to have been due to massive legal pressure put on by the Department of Justice and MIT after it was discovered that he'd hacked into the academic journal system known as JSTOR, releasing documents to the public that otherwise would have been limited to students and academics of all sorts still under the payment plan required by the system. Today it's been announced that MIT will release until-now locked-down documents related to the case.

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DEFCAD takes aim with open source 3D Printing Search Engine

DEFCAD takes aim with open source 3D Printing Search Engine

The group known as DEFCAD have, up until today, been known primarily for their supply of downloadable CAD (read: 3D Printing) templates for firearms. This week they've announced that they're going full steam ahead with a DEFCAD search engine for 3D printable models of all kinds - and they need funding. If you're willing to toss a few bucks their way, they'll be willing to let you in on the final product once it exists: completely devoid of the censorship they maintain is running rampant.

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Ubuntu tablet tease counts down to HTC event

Ubuntu tablet tease counts down to HTC event

In a move that's making as clear a statement as can be made without outright saying the final word, Ubuntu has set up a timer with the words "tick, tock, tablet time" attached, lining up perfectly with the HTC event tomorrow morning. If there's one thing that's clear in the world of technology news reporting, it's that there's no such thing as a coincidence - and never more than in situations such as these. The doors open at 9:15 AM EST for a 10AM start in New York City - Ubuntu's reveal looks to be set for the event's start.

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Firefox OS Keon and Peak developer phones revealed for eager coders

Firefox OS Keon and Peak developer phones revealed for eager coders

Mozilla has revealed its first devices for Firefox OS developers wanting to code for the new platform, with the so-called "Geeksphone" Keon and Peak handsets aiming for both the affordable and mid-tier of the smartphone market. Keon, the first Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone has surprisingly humble specifications for a modern device - a 1GHz Snapdragon S1, 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, and a 3-megapixel camera, for instance - but fits in perfectly with Mozilla's ambitions to dominate the entry-level market; meanwhile, its Peak sibling ramps up the specifications to a Snapdragon S4 dualcore.

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