Keith Vance

236 articles

How to Build Mobile Apps with Android Sensors

One of most interesting aspects of writing code for mobile devices are sensors. Desktop and laptop computers don't normally come with thermometers, gyroscopes, geomagnetic...

Bring Location Services into Your Android App Development

One of the coolest features in Android app development is location services. After all, Android devices are mobile devices and mobile devices are, well,...

The Linux Graphics Stack from X to Wayland

Ars Technica's Evan Jenkins takes a look back at the X window system and the modern Wayland Linux graphics stacks. "X is the oldest lady...

Mozilla Officially Launches Firefox 4

Today, Mozilla has officially released Firefox 4. "Firefox puts users in control of their Web experience," the announcement said, "providing a streamlined user interface, fun...

Google Releases Bitcoin Java Client

A Google engineer has released BitcoinJ. Bitcoin is an Internet currency P2P architecture for processing transactions without a central bank or payment system. BitcoinJ is...

Wine Integrates Firefox 4 Engine

The Wine development community has released their latest bi-weekly snapshot for the 1.3 unstable series that includes the newest Mozilla Gecko engine. So Wine 1.3.6...

Firefox 4 Is the Fastest Browser

Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier over at Linux.com ran some speed tests comparing Firefox 4 with Chrome 10 and Opera 11. Firefox won. It was a close...

Gnash 0.8.9 GNU Flash Player Is Here

Step right up, get you latest GNU Flash media player Gnash 0.8.9 today. The H Open reported that it's been seven months since the last...

Couchbase Debuts Open Source NoSQL Database

Just last month Membase and CouchOne announced their merger, and now they've released the open source Couchbase NoSQL server. Couchbase extends the capabilities of Apache's...

Kitware Awarded NASA Contract to Build Open Source Scientific Visualization Software

NASA tapped Kitware as the open source software company to work on solving critical issues regarding an ultrascale visualization system that can enable real-time...

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