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As Moore's Law Slows, Open Hardware Rises

Jessica MacNeil | EDN Network | April 4, 2014

At 8-years old, Andrew “Bunnie” Huang appreciated the fact that his Apple II came with schematics and source code because it allowed him to figure out how it worked.  “I was wondering what all these little black things on the board were and I would take the chips out and put them in backwards, even though my dad told me not to,” said Huang during his EE Live!

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As Moore’s Law Slows, Open Hardware Rises

Jessica MacNeil | EE Times | April 6, 2014

At 8-years old, Andrew "Bunnie" Huang appreciated the fact that his Apple II came with schematics and source code because it allowed him to figure out how it worked...Today that information is guarded and protected in the hardware industry and Huang, now a research affiliate at MIT who holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the school, realized this change wasn't because hardware became too complex, but because it was too easy to improve, and Moore's Law was tough to keep up with.

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At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

Laura Sydell | All Tech Considered | January 19, 2015

In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff...

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Attempt To Bring OS X Apps To Linux Springs Back Into Action

Nick Heath | ZDNet | January 10, 2014

The Darling project, an attempt to allow OS X apps to run on Linux operating systems, releases a new to-do list for developers who want to help out with the ambitious project. Read More »

Attention CEO’s: You Are In The Software Business. Now What?

Jim Zemlin | Linux.com | October 4, 2012

Whether you’re Nissan or Toyota, Walmart or Nordstrom, NYSE or NASDAQ, you are in the software business. Every company today, regardless of whether or not they’re a “technology” company, is in the business of building software. Today’s consumers demand it.

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Australian Teenage Science Prodigys Discover Ways to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance, Among Other "Phenomenal" Findings

Kimberley Le Lievre | The Canberra Times | February 12, 2017

Teenagers across Australia are producing scientific findings that could potentially change the way we live and the world we live in. One of the country's brightest young minds has developed a way to make bacteria less resistant to antibiotics. Another has created six new types of bioplastic including one which decomposes at 300 times faster than plastic. Two brothers have come up with a laser device to make road cycling safer...

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Axial Supports Apple Health!

Press Release | Axial , Apple | September 30, 2014

Today Axial announced that it has completed its integration with Apple HealthKit. Axial Exchange app users will now be able to view all of their health and wellness data from the Axial app and other health applications in one, comprehensive mobile dashboard...

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Beyond HIT Interoperability: Open Platforms are the Key

Open platforms in health IT are inevitable. Exactly when OPEN becomes health IT’s de facto reality is impossible to determine. But we can be certain that it will happen because healthcare businesses focused on quality improvement and cost-effective care will demand it Read More »

Big Tech Should Stay Out of Healthcare

Matthew Buck | Washington Monthly | December 2, 2019

...The use of digital technology in health care has enormous promise, to be sure. But, as the Wall Street Journal's coverage of Google's Project Nightingale revealed, there is also a potential dark side to these projects. Ascension, it noted, "also hopes to mine data to identify additional tests that could be necessary or other ways in which the system could generate more revenue from patients, documents show." That detail raises a key question that's largely overlooked in our health care debates: should the drive to maximize corporate revenues determine how health information technology develops and becomes integrated into medical practice, or should that be determined by medical science and the public?...An alternative path exists. In the 1970s, the Veterans Affairs Administration (VA) developed VistA, an open-source code system that was the country's first EHR system... Read More »

Breaking Down The Inertia Around Android And iOS Innovation

Haydn Shaughnessy | Forbes | July 20, 2013

As Android closes in on 1 billion activations, the companies grouped around Mozilla’s Firefox OS are asking how, and over what period of time, can we break down the Google/Apple OS duopoly? Read More »

Bringing Open-Source IT To Personalized Health

Frank Irving | Medical Practice Insider | October 27, 2014

It's widely believed that engaged patients have better outcomes, but the healthcare industry has been grappling with how to make that happen.  Joanne Rohde, CEO and founder of mobile software developer Axial Exchange, believes the solution lies in bringing low-cost technology to patients at a personal level so they can track their health — and integrating that information with the systems physician use to run their practices...

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Calculating Barack Obama's Geek Quotient

Elspeth Reeve and Rebecca Greenfield | Atlantic Wire | June 14, 2012

Does Barack Obama's have "very high" "geek quotient" as chief technology officer -- a.k.a official White House geek -- Todd Park claimed today in a CNN interview?...Park claims Obama deserves this "very high" ranking as a "a hugely enthusiastic proponent of the power of data, technology and innovation to advance national priorities," he told CNN's undefined.

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Can Cable Companies Get Away With Being Hated? In Short, Yes

Peter Suciu | Fortune Magazine | June 11, 2014

High prices, poor customer service, a lackluster reliability of products: Customers despise their cable TV provider, but lack a sufficient alternative to cut the cord...

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Can This Nonprofit Destroy Apple's iOS And Google's Android?

Sam Mattera | DailyFinance | October 14, 2013

Mozilla, the nonprofit behind the popular Firefox browser, wants to disrupt the smartphone industry. It recently released the first update to Firefox OS, its open-source mobile-operating system. Read More »

China Puts Microsoft Under Official Investigation

Calum MacLeod | USA Today | July 28, 2014

Government investigators visited Microsoft offices in four Chinese cities Monday, according to a company spokeswoman.  Microsoft, like other U.S. technology giants in recent months, has been under fire from Chinese media for its perceived role in helping the U.S government conduct cyberhacking against China...

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