Mobile

The Linux Foundation takes control of open source Magma wireless ecosystem

How open banking is driving huge innovation Learn how fintechs and forward-thinking FIs are accelerating personalized financial products through data-rich APIs. Register Now The Linux Foundation announced today that an open source Magma platform for building wireless networks will now be managed under its auspices. Originally developed by Facebook, the founding members of the Magma […]

Gaming

Epic’s battle for “open platforms” ignores consoles’ massive closed market

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images Yesterday, Epic used Fortnite to essentially wage open war against Apple’s and Google’s mobile app marketplaces. First it added a discounted “Epic Direct Payment” option alongside the standard iOS App Store and Google Play payment options in Fortnite, in direct violation of those stores’ policies. Then, when Fortnite was […]

Gears & Gadgets

Bring your own Linux to Windows with new open source tool

Enlarge Microsoft After starting with Ubuntu, Microsoft has added a number of Linux distributions to its Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Linux runtime environment. A Windows machine can simultaneously offer an Ubuntu, SUSE, Debian, and Kali “personality,” providing users with a choice of the different distributions’ preferences and package management. But if your distribution isn’t […]