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open hardware

An electronic device in which the circuit design and any internal firmware instructions are available to the public. Open hardware is the machine counterpart of "open source software." See open source.
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In the final two sections, Huang covers "what open hardware means to me," and "a hacker's perspective." This is a great book if you want a deeper look into how all those devices you rely on got from patents to your pocket.
This approach allows Brain4Net experts to offer an open hardware that ideally fits the customer needs.
In recent years, some voice solution vendors have begun using Android devices and other more open hardware as the client terminal.
LittleBits' mission to democratize hardware is spearheaded by founder Ayah Bdeir, a 2011 MIT graduate, TED senior fellow and co-founder of the Open Hardware Summit.
Again, open hardware voice picking needs to be carefully evaluated, adds Singer, with one major concern being how well it will interface with a WMS.
An ambitious project called Measure the Future (mea surethefuture.net) aims to "enable libraries to do far more robust tracking of their physical spaces through building a replicable system with open hardware." This project, headed by librarian Jason Griffey, aspires to give libraries the technology that will bring a Google Analytics-like experience to library buildings.
Jason Griffey provides an interesting look at open hardware in libraries.
OcNOS brings the power of the Open Compute Project, an open hardware movement and foundation, to data networking to reduce operational complexity.
Also today, Cumulus Networks announced that Supermicro has joined the company's Open Hardware program with immediate support for Cumulus Linux on Supermicro bare metal switches.
With the graphical system design approach, which combines graphical programming software and modular, open hardware, NI has redefined how engineers work throughout the entire product design cycle, resulting in reduced time to market and lower development costs," he explains.
Facebook is calling 6-Pack "an open hardware modular switch."
Chapters include "Impetus to Innovate: Convergence and Library Trends"; "Hands-Free Augmented Reality: Impacting the Library Future"; "The Future of Cloud-Based Library Systems"; "Bigger, Better, Together: Building the Digital Library of the Future"; and "The Case for Open Hardware in Libraries."