Items tagged with Hackerspace

We hear about "open" software all the time, but what about "open" hardware? Not so much. The organization behind the Software Freedom Day, Digital Freedom International, would like to change that, and it's starting by launching - you guessed it - "Hardware Freedom Day. If you love open hardware or belong to a hackerspace, this is definitely something you'll want to pay attention to. Hardware Freedom Day isn't a conference, so it's not held in a single location. Instead, it requires those interested to create their own events and then register them through the main website so that others can discover... Read more...
Since their rise to fame a couple of years ago, we've seen QR codes used in a variety of different ways. One of the most popular uses has been to quickly link someone to a website, either from within a website itself, or via a magazine or newspaper. Some download sites have even begun implementing them to allow people to download a file to their mobile fast, rather than have to manually type out a long, complicated URL. One of the most creative uses I've personally seen has been with a coffee shop up here in the Great White North, for those looking for work. Instead of making these folks... Read more...