The aim of the challenge is to help improve the CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network) by fixing bugs, improving documentation, and updating code and distributions to best practices and current conventions.
Google could take the "+" out of Google+ Photos and Hangouts, establishing them as separate products worthy of individual attention.
It only took an embarrassing adware scandal that put millions of PCs at risk, but Lenovo has had a revelation: People just want clean Windows.
While we count down the days until the Apple Watch is (presumably) revealed at Apple's "Spring forward" event March 9, more details about the much-anticipated wearable continue to dribble out. For instance, the smartwatch was designed to be able to replace your car keys--though it's unlikely that functionality will be turned on at launch.
You might be familiar with Spark, a company that's best known for its Spark Core, an open source Wi-Fi development kit for creating Internet-connected devices. It drew considerable interest on Kickstarter as it blew past its funding goal a year ago before yielding to Photon, a spiritual successor with more bells and whistles. Now Spark is back on Kickstarter, though this time it wants to disrupt the cellular space with its Electron development board.
Advocates for open access to the Internet were popping champagne corks on Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission voted in favor of reclassifying broadband Internet as a public utility. In addition to regulating fixed broadband lines that go into your home, the FCC vote also extended public utility rules to mobile broadband for the first time.
The Apple Watch may emerge in a cloud of narcotic pixie dust on March 9, but the Swiss watch industry has some fancy new tricks of its own. At a chi-chi Thursday launch event, a trio of unbearably urbane manufacturers revealed MMT (Manufacture Modules Technologies), a platform that will power what the Swiss call "horological smartwatches"--beautiful, analog-display timepieces loaded with the same activity-tracking features offered by the Jawbone UP.
Other browsers have had it for years, but Chrome is finally adding a "Reader mode" that strips down an online article to its most essential parts--images and text--to make it easier to read. The new feature, dubbed Distill, is currently a work in progress but is still worth trying out for full-time Chrome users.
Everybody's favorite open source video player just got even better. The VideoLAN Organization is releasing the stable version of VLC 2.2.0 on Friday, packed with a few goodies ahead of the VLC 3.0.0 release scheduled for later this year.