Open Source Survey Exposes Community Troubles


GitHub has released the results of its survey on open source software development, practices and worldwide communities. Responses from more than 6,000 participants reveal some of the problems missing or poorly done documentation can have on users and project adoption. The survey also reveals an ongoing concern about nasty interactions among community members and negative attitudes toward women.

Sooty terns’ migration takes the birds into the path of hurricanes


Hurricane season has officially begun in the North Atlantic, and it’s not just coastal communities that have to worry. A population of sooty terns off the southwest tip of Florida might want to worry, too. Depending on when and where storms hit, the terns could be in for a tough time. Their migratory route overlaps with the general path of hurricanes traveling from the waters off Africa up to the United States, a new study finds.

Sooty terns can be found all over the world. But the ones that nest in the Dry Tortugas National Park, west of Key West, are among the best known. The birds have been the subject of a long-term study that started back in 1959, and of other studies that stretch back into the early 20th century. Those studies revealed much about the birds’ growth and behavior, but not much about the terns’ migration.

In 2011, Stuart Pimm, an ecologist at Duke University, and colleagues attached geolocato

New Nokia 3310 (2017) review


If any phone can sell itself on nostalgia alone, that phone is the Nokia 3310.

It’s one of the most popular mobiles of all time, remembered for its near-indestructible build, long-lasting battery and legendary Snake (well, Snake 2 if we’re being accurate) game, and the team licensing the Nokia phone name has jumped at the chance to reignite the love for a phone which was once the leader in the mobile market.
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Enter the new Nokia 3310, a homage to the iconic handset with a helping of modern-day upgrades. If you were a fan of the 3310 and long for those simpler times, the likelihood is you’ll want to pick this up.

If you’re less familiar with the original though, this is just another feature phone which won’t satisfy yo

Leaked specs show the Pixel 2 will be a flagship worth waiting for


Google’s follow-ups to last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL are two of the flagships we’ve still not seen this year – with a reveal expected October time – but judging by the specs that just leaked onto the web, they’re going to be worth the wait.

The posted benchmarks show a phone with a 2.4GHz Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage space and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4K video support. On the front there’s a 7-megapixel snapper.

Those specs more or les

The OnePlus 2 isn’t getting Android 7.0 Nougat after all


Picking up any Android handset that’s not a Nexus or a Pixel has long been a risky choice as far as relying on future updates go, and now OnePlus has confirmed that its OnePlus 2 handset won’t be getting the bump to Android 7.0 Nougat.

The writing has been on the wall for a while now, although OnePlus did initially promise that Nougat would be coming to the 2015 flagship. The news was confirmed by the company directly to Android Authority.

“Customer service has been telling customers this

There are tens of thousands of high quality apps on iOS, but there are also some that do little to nothing and will charge you large amounts of money for the privilege. Worse, some of them are rising high in the App Store rankings, as a new report details.


Writing on Medium, Johnny Lin highlights a number of (seemingly now removed) apps which are free to download, but hit you with high weekly subscription fees, in one case charging as much as $99.99 (around £80/AU$130) every 7 days.

That particular app was questionably called ‘Mobile protection :Cl

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Windows has filed a patent that could give us a glimpse of what the (foldable) future of the smartphone could look like, showing a device with hinges that allow it to fold out to become a tablet.

According to the patent shared by MSPoweruser, the device has three different modes: zero degrees, where the device is closed, 180 degrees where the device is flat open, and 360 degrees, where the device is completely open.