The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech

The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech

Open source is a technology development and distribution methodology, where the codebase and all development—from setting a roadmap to building new features, fixing bugs, and writing documentation—is done in public.

Archaeologists Have Found the Source of Stonehenge’s Boulders

Archaeologists Have Found the Source of Stonehenge’s Boulders

Since the 1500s, most Stonehenge scholars have assumed the 6- to 7-meter-tall, 20-metric-ton sarsen stones came from nearby Marlborough Downs, and a recent study by University of Brighton archaeologist David Nash and his colleagues has now confirmed that.

Archaeologists Have Found the Source of Stonehenge's Boulders

Archaeologists Have Found the Source of Stonehenge's Boulders

Since the 1500s, most Stonehenge scholars have assumed the 6- to 7-meter tall, 20-metric-ton sarsen stones came from nearby Marlborough Downs, and a recent study by University of Brighton archaeologist David Nash and his colleagues has now confirmed that.

Anthony Levandowski Asks a Judge Not to Send Him to Prison

Anthony Levandowski Asks a Judge Not to Send Him to Prison

In March, Levandowski pleaded guilty to stealing a single confidential document related to Google's self-driving technology on his way out the door to his new startup.

Seeds of Change: Ensuring the Future for Healthy Prairies

Seeds of Change: Ensuring the Future for Healthy Prairies

In Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, The Nature Conservancy is taking action to adopt a new approach to prairie restoration to help native plants respond to changing conditions.

Don't Misunderstand Earth Day's Successes

Don't Misunderstand Earth Day's Successes

In the world’s richest countries, which are the ones where environmentalism has most taken hold, the air, land, and water are all much cleaner than they were 50 years ago.

The JavaScript Framework That Puts Web Pages on a Diet

The JavaScript Framework That Puts Web Pages on a Diet

Svelte performs its middle-layer work before a developer uploads code to a web server, well before a user ever downloads it.Wang says he likes to use Svelte for web pages, but he still uses React for larger applications, including his professional work.

Thousands of Android Apps Are Silently Accessing Your Data

Thousands of Android Apps Are Silently Accessing Your Data

More than 4,000 Google Play apps silently collect a list of all other installed apps in a data grab that allows developers and advertisers to build detailed profiles of users, a recently published research paper found.

How to Get Your Data-Cap Fees Waived During the Pandemic

How to Get Your Data-Cap Fees Waived During the Pandemic

AT&T announced a data-cap fee waiver on Sunday, saying, "As of March 13, and for the next 60 days, we will waive domestic wireless plan overage charges for data, voice, or text for residential or small business wireless customers incurred because of economic hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic.".

Microsoft and GitHub Strengthen Their Hold on Open Source

Microsoft and GitHub Strengthen Their Hold on Open Source

Like GitHub, NPM charges users who want to host code on its service privately instead of making it publicly available.Companies might want to do this so that they can manage open source and proprietary software through the same tools.

Star Wars News: 'The Rise of Skywalker' and Everything After

Star Wars News: 'The Rise of Skywalker' and Everything After

The Real Deal: There’s a shared concept that appears in the latest episode of The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker yet seems particularly new to both: The idea that Force users can heal other creatures by sharing life force.The Source: Canon comic Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren. Probability of Accuracy: Well, it’s official canon, so...

Star Wars News: No, Finn and Poe Aren’t Dating, Sorry

Star Wars News: No, Finn and Poe Aren’t Dating, Sorry

The Real Deal: But don’t just expect new things in The Rise of Skywalker; there’ll be some old too, it seems, with celebrated fan site Making Star Wars claiming to have confirmed that Anakin Skywalker is in the new movie … kind of.

What Is a Dead Drop?

What Is a Dead Drop?

"A dead drop is a way to control exactly how and when a package is delivered and who has the the ability to pick it up, to control more of the variables and never have to meet in person.".

Star Wars News: There Might Be a New ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’

Star Wars News: There Might Be a New ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’

The Real Deal: As the Skywalker saga wraps up, it might make fans everywhere happy to know that those working on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker had a particular advisor on hand as a sounding board—and it’s not Dave Filoni.

Star Wars News: 'The Rise of Skywalker' Will Address the Toxic Rey-Kylo Relationship

Star Wars News: 'The Rise of Skywalker' Will Address the Toxic Rey-Kylo Relationship

The real deal: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is either going to be a shipper's dream or their nightmare.The source: Former Star Wars voice actor Freddie Prinze Jr. Probability of accuracy: This one is very, very difficult to nail down.

To Go Green, the Energy Industry Goes Open Source

To Go Green, the Energy Industry Goes Open Source

TenneT recently built its own data collection and analysis platform atop open source components because, Bakker says, the company couldn't find a traditional commercial software product that met its needs.

Star Wars News: 'The Rise of Skywalker' Won't Retcon 'Last Jedi'

Star Wars News: 'The Rise of Skywalker' Won't Retcon 'Last Jedi'

With just a few months until the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and a couple of weeks until the debut of The Mandalorian on Disney+, there has clearly been an awakening in the Force.

An Open Source License That Requires Users to Do No Harm

An Open Source License That Requires Users to Do No Harm

Whether human rights violations qualify as a "specific field of endeavor" under that definition is something of an open question, because Ehmke hasn't formally submitted the Hippocratic License to the OSI for review.

The Internet’s Horrifying Way to Get Google Apps on Huawei Phones

The Internet’s Horrifying Way to Get Google Apps on Huawei Phones

Unfortunately, none of these methods work on the Mate 30 Pro. They rely on either an unlocked bootloader, which allows users to flash Google apps to the normally read-only system partition, or on "stub apps" left in the system partition by the device manufacturer specifically for the Google apps, so sideloaded versions can get the system-level permissions they need to work.

Software Company Chef Won’t Renew ICE Contact After All

Software Company Chef Won’t Renew ICE Contact After All

Last week on Thursday, the CEO of Seattle software company Chef defended the firm’s contract with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, after a former employee as a protest deleted open source projects used by Chef customers.

A Developer Deletes His Code to Protest Its Use by ICE

A Developer Deletes His Code to Protest Its Use by ICE

Discouraged by the company’s silence, former Chef employee Seth Vargo removed several Chef-related open source tools that he had hosted on two code repositories.In a Thursday night to Chef employees that the company posted online, CEO Barry Crist called Chef’s work with ICE, which he said began under the Obama administration, a "principled decision.".

Ex-Donkey Kong Champ Threatens to Sue Over Record Removal

Ex-Donkey Kong Champ Threatens to Sue Over Record Removal

"I would like to remind Guinness World Records that I, not the current Twin Galaxies administration, am the original verification source of all of Billy Mitchell’s world records, including Donkey Kong and Pac-Man," Day said.

After Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Everything Changes

After Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Everything Changes

The Real Deal: Elsewhere in the animation front, Lucasfilm has launched Star Wars: Roll Out , a series of short videos released online from Japanese animator Hideo Itoyanagi, in which characters from the new trilogy are all transformed into … well, BB-8 style little balls, really.

Cantina Talk: But Really, What Are Sith Troopers?

Cantina Talk: But Really, What Are Sith Troopers?

Now, a new post on Making Star Wars has a theory, informed by rumors from unnamed sources: The Sith troopers, it declares, are part of a previously unknown fleet loyal to Emperor Palpatine that has been hidden in the outer limits of the galaxy for years, returning to deal with an unsuspecting threat posed by … the First Order, of all things.

When Open Source Software Comes With a Few Catches

When Open Source Software Comes With a Few Catches

Taking a slightly different tack, MongoDB relicensed its flagship database product last year under a new "Server Side Public License" (SSPL) that requires companies that sell the database system as a cloud service also release the source code of any additional software they include.

Star Wars News: The End of 'Rise of Skywalker' Will Melt Your Mind

Star Wars News: The End of 'Rise of Skywalker' Will Melt Your Mind

The Real Deal: You might think you're prepared for this December's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , but Kevin Smith wants you to know that you're probably not.

Star Wars News: 'Rise of Skywalker' Reshoots Are Happening, Apparently

Star Wars News: 'Rise of Skywalker' Reshoots Are Happening, Apparently

The real deal: Apparently, additional shoots are underway for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , with a of sources reporting that Black Park in the UK has been closed off for either reshoots or pickups, with an X-wing fighter being part of the additional shots.

Star Wars News: What Do 'The Rise of Skywalker' International Titles Mean?

Star Wars News: What Do 'The Rise of Skywalker' International Titles Mean?

Do Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 's international titles contain hidden meanings? The Real Deal: Considering it's a title that's been picked apart for every nuance of potential meaning, perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised that a lot of attention is being paid to the fact that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 's international titles are getting a lot of scrutiny.

'Star Wars' News: 'The Rise of Skywalker' Got Made On the Run

'Star Wars' News: 'The Rise of Skywalker' Got Made On the Run

The Real Deal: We've known it was coming for some time, but the recent E3 confab revealed both a new trailer for, and more details about, the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order videogame.

GitHub ‘Sponsors’ Now Lets Users Back Open Source Projects

GitHub ‘Sponsors’ Now Lets Users Back Open Source Projects

But even though you can technically host any type of file on GitHub, Friedman says the company probably won't allow people to use Sponsors for non-software projects for the time being.