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Apple’s Swift Programming Language Is Now Open Source

29 Swift2 Swift, Apple’s programming language aimed at OS X and iOS developers, has gone open source under the Apache License. This means all of the source code, including the code for a new package manager, will be available to edit and compile and programs can be created without attribution. Apple is also revealing further plans for the language on their new site, swift.org (the site is down at… Read More

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John Biggs

December 3rd

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NeoKylin Is the Desktop OS China Built As a Substitute For Windows

The Chinese government’s replacement for Windows is called NeoKylin, and it looks very familiar based on a hands-on from Quartz–which reports today that the OS is already running on more than 40 percent of commercial units sold in the country by Dell.

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Leah Becerra

September 23rd

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Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Laughs at the AI Apocalypse

Over the past several months, many of the world’s most famous scientists and engineers — including Stephen Hawking — have said that one of the biggest threats to humanity is an artificial superintelligence. But Linus Torvalds, the irascible creator of open source operating system Linux, says their fears are idiotic.

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Annalee Newitz

July 7th

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Flix Plus Customizes Every Corner of Netflix’s New Interface

Chrome: Flix Plus , Lifehacker’s original Chrome extension for Netflix, has been fully updated to customize Netflix’s new layout . You can hide spoilers, show Rotten Tomato ratings, and lots more. Here’s what’s new.http://lifehacker.com/netflix-is-get...

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July 2nd

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Five Best BitTorrent Clients

BitTorrent is still a great way to transfer large files, but it’s only as convenient and efficient as the application you use to seed and download them. This week, we’re looking at five of the best BitTorrent clients, based on your nominations.

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May 17th

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Kano Co-Founder To Talk Building A Coding Kit Business At Disrupt NY

kano-kit-main Sales pitches for products that aim to teach a new generation to learn to code arrive thick and fast in the inbox, these days. But one of the most polished entrants in this burgeoning space remains U.K. startup Kano, which Kickstarted its startup coding kit business at the end of 2013 — raising around $1.5 million from geeky parents to get the ball rolling. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

April 22nd

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SteamOS Hits Major Milestone

streaming_launch Steam now boasts more than 1,000 gaming titles for Linux, and therefore, SteamOS. Everything from indie games to AAA titles are available from the service. Best yet, even more titles are regularly popping up, with 14 games launching this week alone. Read More

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Matt Burns

March 12th

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New Linux Bug Could Cause “a Lot of Collateral Damage on the Internet”

New Linux Bug Could Cause "a Lot of Collateral Damage on the Internet"

Linux users around the world are scrambling to update their operating systems, as a new flaw known as GHOST has been shown to have the potential to cause "a lot of collateral damage on the Internet."

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Jamie Condliffe

January 28th

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Purism Aims To Build A Philosophically Pure Laptop

librem-desk-angle_jpg_project-body Purism Librem 15 is a laptop that is not free as in beer but it is instead free as in “absolutely free and open and uncontrolled by outside forces ensures complete control of every aspect of the hardware at all times.” And that’s a good thing. Created by Todd Weaver, the laptop is being funded on CrowdSupply and has already hit $270,000, surpassing its $250,000 goal. An… Read More

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John Biggs

January 23rd

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Where Are All The Steam Machines?

Where Are All The Steam Machines?

One year ago, at CES 2014, Valve introduced a new kind of gaming PC, a Linux game console with a gamepad designed to be good enough to replace a mouse and keyboard. 14 PC manufacturers were on board , each creating a Steam Machine in its own image. And then... crickets. What the heck happened?

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Sean Hollister

January 13th

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