Open Source

Why Free Is Not the Future of Digital Content in Education

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:07pm

As Chief Content Officer of a learning company, people frequently ask me: “Won’t all of your content eventually be free? After all, when technology enters the market, free is right behind it.” Then they’ll point to something like the music industry, where annual revenues have declined more than $20 billion from their peak over a decade […]

The post Why Free Is Not the Future of Digital Content in Education appeared first on WIRED.








Categories: Open Source, Technology

Why Iceland Is the World’s Greatest Genetic Laboratory

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:00pm

Iceland is unique in many ways: It has active volcanoes, semi-tasty whale-based dishes, and a kickass travel advertising campaign. It’s also the best place in the world to do genetic research.

The post Why Iceland Is the World’s Greatest Genetic Laboratory appeared first on WIRED.








Categories: Open Source, Technology

The First Auction for Algorithms Is Attracting $1,000 Bids

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:00pm

A new auction is treating seven impactful algorithms like artworks.

The post The First Auction for Algorithms Is Attracting $1,000 Bids appeared first on WIRED.


Categories: Open Source, Technology

Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Could Land At Ellington Space Port Near Houston

Slashdot - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:53pm
MarkWhittington writes Despite having been rejected in NASA's commercial crew program, Sierra Nevada has been very busy trying to develop its lift body spacecraft, the Dream Chaser. Having rolled out a smaller, cargo version of the spacecraft for the second round for contracts for commercial cargo to the International Space Station, the company has amended the unfunded Space Act Agreement with NASA to add a closeout review milestone that would help transition the Dream Chaser from the preliminary design review to the critical design review step. Finally, Sierra Nevada announced a new agreement on Tuesday with the Houston Airport System to use Ellington Spaceport as a landing site for the cargo version of the Dream Chaser.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: Open Source, Technology

Facebook Unveils Immersive 360-Degree Video for News Feeds

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:34pm

Facebook is testing what it calls "spherical video," a new breed of online video you can view from multiple angles.

The post Facebook Unveils Immersive 360-Degree Video for News Feeds appeared first on WIRED.








Categories: Open Source, Technology

Zuckerberg Wants to Move Fast and Help Everyone Make Money

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:30pm

In an exclusive interview, Mark Zuckerberg tells WIRED how Facebook is much more than the blue “F” icon on the front of your smartphone.

The post Zuckerberg Wants to Move Fast and Help Everyone Make Money appeared first on WIRED.








Categories: Open Source, Technology

Sweet New Facebook Messenger App Turns Texts Into Pop Songs

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:30pm

Zya Ditty is a new mobile app that turns your typed text into autotuned vocals singing along with famous songs.

The post Sweet New Facebook Messenger App Turns Texts Into Pop Songs appeared first on WIRED.








Categories: Open Source, Technology

Facebook Thinks Its Messenger Can Kill Junk Mail

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:27pm

Facebook wants its homegrown messaging app to replace email as the way we communicate with the companies we buy from.

The post Facebook Thinks Its Messenger Can Kill Junk Mail appeared first on WIRED.








Categories: Open Source, Technology

Kleiner Lawyer Says Pao Twisted Facts to Get a Big Payout

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:59pm

Throughout her closing argument, Kleiner's lead defense attorney sought to show that Pao blamed others for her own failings but was simply not cut out to be a venture capitalist.

The post Kleiner Lawyer Says Pao Twisted Facts to Get a Big Payout appeared first on WIRED.








Categories: Open Source, Technology

To See the Birth of an Atlantic Hurricane, Look to Africa

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:30am

If you're looking for the beginnings of an Atlantic hurricane this season, point your eyes and satellites at Africa.

The post To See the Birth of an Atlantic Hurricane, Look to Africa appeared first on WIRED.








Categories: Open Source, Technology

Decades on, Ray-Ban Wayfarers Remain the Pinnacle of Cool

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:00am

With 80-year-old glare-cutting science and 60-year-old hipster-cool chic, these iconic sunglasses have ridden the waves of fashion in timeless style.

The post Decades on, Ray-Ban Wayfarers Remain the Pinnacle of Cool appeared first on WIRED.








Categories: Open Source, Technology

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Veronica Mars

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:00am

Ready to go on mystery-solving adventures with Veronica Mars? Pack your binge-watching bags, we're going to Neptune (California)!

The post WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Veronica Mars appeared first on WIRED.








Categories: Open Source, Technology

Fantastical 2 Is a Crazy-Powerful Calendar App for Your Mac

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 9:00am

When Michael Simmons and Kent Sutherland started building a calendar app for the Mac, their goal was simple: fix everything bad about iCal.

The post Fantastical 2 Is a Crazy-Powerful Calendar App for Your Mac appeared first on WIRED.








Categories: Open Source, Technology

New Headset Could Seamlessly Mash Up VR and Hand-Tracking

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 9:00am

In the world of VR hobbyists, the only real hardware is a pidgin of devkits and kludgy peripherals. That may be changing soon.

The post New Headset Could Seamlessly Mash Up VR and Hand-Tracking appeared first on WIRED.








Categories: Open Source, Technology

Clever App Reveals a Snapshot of Your Location—In the Past

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 7:00am

The app aims to bring glimpses of history to your smartphone screen.

The post Clever App Reveals a Snapshot of Your Location—In the Past appeared first on WIRED.








Categories: Open Source, Technology