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Facebook’s Open Source VR Camera

  How can Facebook get more 360-degree video in the News Feed and VR content on Oculus? By inventing its own virtual reality camera from scratch and open sourcing it so people can build their own and start shooting. Source: Facebook unveils “Surround 360” open source VR camera | TechCrunch
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TensorFlow: Google’s Machine Learning System has Gone Open Source

Google’s artificial intelligence engine is now open source. Known as TensorFlow, the system has been made freely available to “accelerate” developments in the field of machine learning. Machine learning has been used by Google to help develop the Google Photos app, which can automatically detect people and places, and Google Translate. Most recently the company […]
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“Mozilla Offers Up a Million Dollars in Awards to Open-Source Projects…”

The Mozilla Foundation has had a grant program in place for many years intended to fund open-source projects, but, on Friday, CEO Mitchell Baker announced “a new level of support” in the form of $1,000,000 in awards to be distributed among 10 to-be-determined open-source projects by Dec. 12.”The Mozilla Open Source Support program is designed […]
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Linux Conference Call 2016

Call for Papers – linux.conf.au 2016 | 1 – 5 Feb

“Given the recent advances in wearable technology, embedded platforms, and fruitful marriages between open design and technology, open source software and hardware is delivering a number of tangible and intangible benefits for our daily lives. Life is better with Linux. And that’s exactly what our conference theme is. linux.conf.au 2016 will focus on how Linux […]
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CHIP $9 Computer

CHIP – The World’s First Nine Dollar Computer

“Most important, though, is that C.H.I.P. is built to be flexible. Whether you’re building yourself a wall clock that counts down time to the next bus at your stop, or setting up a network of hundreds of solar-powered air quality sensors for use in disaster relief, you need the same basic tools to start from: […]