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A Visual Map Showing Government Investments Around Australia? Wouldn't It Be Nice

Governments around the world receive a lot of criticism and a lot of it has to do with citizens not knowing where their hard-earned tax-payer dollars are going. Over in the US, the White House has done something of the sort, releasing a map tool where users can easily see all the community-based programs it’s working on right across the country. It’s something that Australia can and should copy.


Talk Like Stephen Hawking With Intel's Open Source Software

Intel created the software that the legendary Professor Stephen Hawking uses to talk and the company has now made it free to the public. Hawking was instrumental in the development of software and here’s how you can get your hands on it.


Pixar Wants To Give Away Its New Software For Animators

Pixar has been working on a piece of software that will simplify the animated filmmaking process allowing animators at the smaller end of town to make movies like the big studios do. And it wants to give the software away for free by making it open source.


How openHAB Lets You Develop For Connected Environments

We’ve all seen the utopian product demos where lights, TVs and thermostats automatically activate and adjust to optimal settings as someone enters their home. But those demos usually require everything to come from one vendor. openHAB might provide the middleware solution for the Internet of Things in the home.


Why You Need A Risk Policy For Open Source

You may well be reading this article at your desk at work or, perhaps, at home. You may be reading it on a browser based on open source. Your company may well have chosen the browser because it is free.


Here's The Docker Client For Windows

Good news for software containerisation fans: the official Windows client for Docker has been released in preview.


The Best Alternatives To Google Code For Your Programming Projects

Google announced last week that it was shutting down Google Code, its hosting service for open source projects and coding initiatives. If you haven’t already migrated your projects to another service, you’ll need to do so. Here are a few alternatives that can get you up and running quickly.


Apple's New ResearchKit Won't Benefit Australians

Alongside its Apple Watch and MacBook announcements today, Apple also announced ResearchKit, an open source project that will collect health data from iOS devices and use it for medical research projects. It’s an intriguing concept, but Australians won’t be able to use it at launch.


Why Microsoft Is Investing In Android And Open Source

Microsoft’s part in a $US70m investment in CyanogenMod has raised many eyebrows: why is Microsoft investing in a popular version of the Android mobile phone operating system, when it has its own competing Windows Phone product? The firm’s motivations behind investing in the most open version of the Android operating system have justifiably made open-source advocates decidedly nervous.


Carhacking: Why Your Computerised Car Could Actually Be Less Secure

Theft of vehicles is about as old as the notion of transport — from horse thieves to carjackers. No longer merely putting a brick through a window, vehicle thieves have continually adapted to new technology, as demonstrated by a new method to steal a car without the need to be anywhere near it.


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