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Aero-Engineers Debut Open-Source Fluid Dynamics Design Application

Andrew Myers | | January 24, 2012

At a recent demonstration, the Stanford team debuted "Stanford University Unstructured" (SU2), an open-source application that models the effects of fluids moving over aerodynamic surfaces such as fuselages, hulls, propellers, rotors, wings, rockets and re-entry vehicles. Read More »

App Internet and Mobile Devices to Drive Massive Technology Demands in 2012

Leo King | PC World | December 18, 2011

The rise of the "app internet" -- in which users' PCs, smartphones and tablets run the business applications - will drive completely different demands from technology next year. That is the verdict of technology industry experts, who predicted fast-shifting pressures on technology from the rise in mobile application development, cloud computing and new security threats.

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Apple's iBooks 2: An Attack on Educational Freedoms

Glyn Moody | ComputerworldUK | January 20, 2012

This is the dark side of the e-textbook revolution. Yes, it's clearly fantastic to have all those "interactive animations, diagrams, photos, videos" available to enhance learning; and yes, it's great that you can carry around an entire library in a single iPad (assuming you can afford both of those elements), but the ugly truth is these are not your books: you are simply licensing them, just like proprietary software.

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Apps for Health: New “Leading Health Indicators App Challenge” Aims to Make it Easier for Americans to Get Healthier

Wil Yu | | January 24, 2012

We’re very excited to have launched a new Investing in Innovation challenge partnering with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in support of the Healthy People 2020 initiative, which establishes benchmarks for healthy living and provides 10-year goals for improving the health of all Americans.

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Art & Science – The Pistoia Alliance, Dragons Den – An Opportunity to Showcase a New App

Sean Ekins | Collaborative Chemistry | February 8, 2012

What do David Hockney and I have in common? Not much except he is pushing the boundaries and creating great art with an iPad and well I am trying to use an iPad to do drug discovery, pushing a different kind of boundary. 

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Can These Six Killer Apps Fix South Africa's Inequality?

Ryk van Niekerk | Moneyweb | February 13, 2012

Naill Ferguson reckons the developing world can use these apps to improve economic development...The apps are six broad ideas that emerged in Western culture that promote innovation, stability and wealth. The most important development, according to Ferguson is that these apps are open source and therefore free to download. It is also clear that many countries in the East have downloaded these apps...

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FCC Doles Out $100K to Open Source Community Apps Challenge Winners

Michael Cooney | Network World | December 16, 2011

The $100,000 challenge: Develop useful, localized open source apps that make local public information more personalized and usable. With that idea as the backdrop the Federal Communications Commission and the Knight Foundation today awarded Code for America developer Ryan Resella the $30,000 Apps for Communities Challenge grand prize.  Resella won for his app, a real time bus Read More »

Firefox OS To Outdo Android On Granular Application Permissions

Lucian Constantin | PC World | August 26, 2014

Future versions of the Firefox OS mobile platform will allow users to control application-specific permissions, a feature with both privacy and security benefits that’s missing on Android...

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Five Ways Governments Can Encourage Civic Startups

Mark Headd | GovFresh | January 4, 2012

2012 is shaping up to be the “Year of the Civic Startup.” With the growth of the open government movement and more and more governments embracing open data, we see an increasing number of useful civic applications being developed. Every weekend hackathon spawns multiple projects that could potentially live on as a successful venture or company.

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Healthcare Needs a Big Data Infusion

Stacey Higginbotham | GigaOM | March 9, 2012

To improve medicine and health IT, we need a big heaping dose of data. That’s the takeaway from a conversation with Aneesh Chopra, the former U.S. CTO and assistant to President Obama, at South by Southwest in Austin on Friday. Read More »

HHS Launches Leading Health Indicators App Challenge

Molly Merrill | Healthcare IT News | October 31, 2011

“The LHIs are a call to action in critical public health areas that demand our immediate attention,” said Howard K. Koh, MD, HHS assistant secretary for health. “We can solve the most pressing health problems in this country, and the LHIs prioritize our actions for a healthier future.” Read More »

I Spot Fair Trade

Heather Leson | Ushahidi | February 17, 2012

Survivors Connect’s mission is to develop and extend innovative ICTs to help anti-trafficking efforts, and our link to the fair-trade movement was quite simple. SC partnered with the Fair Trade Resource Network in effort to make it easier for consumers to make wiser, helpful choices that do not promote slavery. Welcome – “I spot fair trade” a web-based map that allows individuals to identify where Fair Trade goods are bought and sold through out the United States and Canada!..

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Join the M Revolution

Luis Ibáñez | | February 2, 2012

M is a multi-user, strongly imperative language designed to manipulate and control massive databases. It is used in the high availability, high reliability niche of the computer market—which includes banking and hospitals. It provides simple data abstractions, in which all data values are strings of characters, and all data can be structured as multiple dimensional arrays. M data structures are sparse, using strings of characters as subscripts. M is itself a language combined with a database engine

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Nokia Taps Kenya's App Talent to Increase Sales

Okuttah Mark | Business World | February 9, 2012

Mobile handset manufacturer Nokia will establish a regional research and development centre in Nairobi in an effort to capture the growing number Kenya’s software developers to cultivate applications for its African market.

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Open Source Municipalities: Twitter, Transit and Apps a Focus of Cities Summit – Live Blog

Linda Solomon | The Vancouver Observer | February 1, 2012

One of the big cultural shifts we're working through in Calgary is to change our entire mindsets. We serve the citizen. We have to put the citizen at the centre of every decisions we make. I only want you to think about that every day. That mindset coupled with the open data mindset allows us to serve our citizenry more. Read More »