Editor’s Pick “Two years ago, [open-source hardware] sounded like a crazy mangling of apples and oranges,” said Facebook’s Frank Frankovsky. “We’re just at the beginning of open-source’s impact on the hardware business.”
Intel and Arduino hope to inspire creativity in the Arduino open-source hardware community.
The SmartWatch SDK has for a while enabled developers to create apps for the device, which launched in 2012, but today’s Open SmartWatch update will let them build and flash alternative firmware to the SmartWatch.
The technology could be used to give the entire Internet a boost of bandwidth with tiny, low-power devices.
When competitors become collaborators in an open-source race to the ecological top, everyone wins.
Editor’s Pick It’s not all developer drama. Every story has a moral. Here are the seven most important lessons we learned in 2012.
Facebook’s data center in North Carolina saw record temperatures this year. How did its open-source efficiency scheme work?
Two academically inclined tinkerers made this cool tool for hardware hackers to collaborate and share their designs free of charge.
Upverter, the fascinating open-source hardware hackers’ tool, has just launched paid accounts.
Today, Facebook announced it is opening up its fancy, redesigned data centers to help hardware hackers learn from and improve on their designs.
Editor's Pick This is the first of a two-part exclusive on Facebook’s involvement with and creation of open source technologies. For these articles, we spoke with two of Facebook’s open source gurus, David Recordon and Amir Michael, about how the company is opening its infrastructure to other developers and organizations.