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Firefox's logo is a red panda, not a fox.

Mozilla is stopping all commercial development on Firefox OS

Panasonic will have to maintain those Firefox OS smart TVs on its own.

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Chrome 53 gets Web Bluetooth as Google phases out Chrome apps

The Web Bluetooth support in Chrome 53 makes it possible to control your smart appliances from within a browser rather than relying on a smartphone app.

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Spotify mails it in on Linux app

Spotify just updated its Linux app, but the streaming service has been without a Linux developer for more than a year.

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The FCC just forced TP-Link to support open-source router firmware

In a settlement with TP-Link, the FCC clarified its stance on open-source router firmware: It's not totally against it.

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Linksys WRT routers won't block open-source firmware under new FCC rules

While Linksys takes action over FCC rules, TP-Link and others take the easy route, blocking third-party firmware on their routers.

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TP-Link blocks open-source router firmware to comply with new FCC rules

Consumers will be unable to install popular third-party router firmware like DD-WRT and OpenWRT.