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Creating Peer.fm: Interview with Developer Ryan Lester

Creating Peer.fm: Interview with Developer Ryan Lester

Back in April we reported on the release of Napster.fm by Ryan Lester, a service which used YouTube to serve up streaming music right in the users’ web browser. Ryan released his software under the GPLv3 on GitHub, and thanks in no small part to the notoriety of the Napster name, the service rapidly gained popularity. In these last

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Antares Rocket Launch Scrubbed at T-12 Minutes

This evening’s planned launch of the Orbital Sciences Antares rocket had to be canceled just 12 minutes before liftoff, due to the unexpected separation of the booster’s umbilical cable while the vehicle was on the launch pad. This is the first attempt to fly the Antares rocket, which is a commercial craft and direct competitor to the

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Open Source Music Streaming Service Napster.fm Released

When the MP3 format was unleashed onto the relatively young Internet, it was an absolute game changer. It finally made audio files small enough to practically distribute over the Internet, as high-speed connections were still a luxury item for the majority of Internet users. But while it was the MP3 format that made it possible,

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STRaND-1 Satellite Preparing to Activate Onboard Nexus One

We’ve previously reported on the NASA project to base a new generation of small, cheap, spacecraft around Android phones, dubbed PhoneSat. While PhoneSat is still on track to launch in April, the British have beaten their American counterparts to the punch with the Surrey Training, Research, and Nanosatellite Demonstrator (STRaND-1) satellite, currently orbiting the Earth.

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SpaceX Software Engineers to Answer Questions on Reddit

Software engineers from commercial space pioneer SpaceX will be hosting a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) tomorrow at 1:00 PM Eastern (10:00 AM Pacific), offering a rare glimpse into the inter-workings of this extremely successful company. Based on comments from SpaceX founder Elon Musk and SpaceX job listings, it’s known that their spacecraft’s avionics are written in C++ and run

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SpaceX Launch Marks New Era In Open Space Program

This morning’s successful launch of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft atop the Falcon 9 rocket marks the first time in history a commercial company has attempted a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). While the success of the mission won’t be determined for a few days yet, this is still a historic day for humanity’s efforts to reach out

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