Microsoft becomes a sponsor of the Open Source Initiative

Begin: WordPress Article Content Microsoft today announced that it has joined the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as a Premium Sponsor. The OSI, which launched in 1998, takes a relatively pragmatic approach to open source and advocates for open source in business and government. The OSI also reviews open source licenses, which are often vendor specific, to ensure that they conform to “community norms and expectations.” As a premium sponsor, Microsoft joins the likes of Google, IGM, HPE, AdblockPlus, GitHub and Heptio as top sponsors of the project. Other sponsors at lower levels include RedHat, The Linux Foundation, Mozilla and HP. ...

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10 things we learned about Face ID on the iPhone X – CNET

Face ID has been deeply detailed by Apple. James Martin/CNET Curious about using your face to unlock your phone? Apprehensive about Face ID and Apple Pay? Apple published an extensive guide on Face ID in advance of the upcoming iPhone X. You can read it all yourself. Also, check out our in-depth look at the security aspects of Face ID and general overview of the tech. This isn’t the first time Apple’s mentioned some of these features, but it all feels much more official now.  Here are the ones that stood out to me. It isn’t recommended for kids under ...

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Sprint turns drones into mini cell towers – CNET

Sprint tested its cell tower-on-a-drone technology in Texas last week.   Sprint Sprint is taking cell service airborne by mounting lightweight cellular radios to drones. The wireless carrier said this week that it has successfully adapted its Magic Box signal boosting technology to fit on a drone and provide temporary cell coverage over as many as 10 square miles. The company tested the setup, which uses a lighter version of the mini cell tower and a drone from CyPhy Works, last week in Texas, 30 miles outside of Dallas.   Sprint launched the Magic Box earlier this year. The box, ...

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Apple working on fix for iPhone 8 'crackling' sound issue – CNET

Apple plans to release a software fix to address a crackling some iPhone 8 users report experiencing. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple is developing a software fix to eliminate a disruptive sound that some iPhone 8 users are experiencing through their earpieces during phone calls, an issue first reported by The Verge. “Dozens” of iPhone 8 users have reported in online forums hearing a “crackling” or “static” sound that disrupts the audio when they make calls, the site reported Tuesday. The issue appears to affect both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on different carriers and in different parts of the ...

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Amazon has an army of new Echo devices coming your way (The 3:59, Ep. 290) – CNET

Ry Crist/CNET Amazon’s got a few new tricks up its sleeve. We’re barely able to keep up with all of its new products.  At a launch event in Seattle on Wednesday, Amazon unleashed a slew of new Echo devices, including the Echo Plus, the Echo Spot, the Echo Connect and Echo Buttons. We break down all the new Alexa-enabled devices coming from Amazon, and when you can expect to see them.  We also chat about which new Echo device has the most potential and what we want to see with future products.  The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about ...

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