Microsoft is acquiring GitHub, the largest code repository in the world, for $7.5 billion, in the announcement made on Monday morning. GitHub is a large code repository that has become very popular with developers and companies hosting entire projects, documentation, and code. Apple, Amazon, Google, and many other big tech companies use GitHub. There are 85 million repositories hosted on GitHub, and 28 million developers contribute to them.

Coding now ceases to be for the hard core programmers only (Well, that goes for the coding language Javascript). A new Grasshopper mobile application (that is for free, if I may add) from google, makes coding feel fun and approachable. Coding could be a hobby for you too.

The SprayPrinter painting tool allows users to reproduce artwork on any surface like wall, cars, surf boards and furniture. SprayPrinter inventor Richard Murutar combined a car engine, gaming console, and a smart phone app to make it.

According to Richard what happens is that the smartphone sends the image that you want to print to printer which has already the color will spray the image onto the surface of your choice creating wonderful image.

See the video.... pretty cool

yammer external groups

The social network for businesses, Yammer now allows its users to invite people from other networks into groups. The external groups feature will complement the external networks and messaging components, by making work between different companies more streamlined.

However, users from other corporations can only be added to a new group, with the appropriate permissions of the group administrators. Other protective measures are in place, such as Exchange Transport Rules, which ensure that secure information is not disclosed, and obvious alerts when an external member enters the group. Extra updates to the data export system also authorize administrators to monitor exactly what information and messages other users can access.

android studio

Google has released Android Studio 2.0, the second major iteration of "the official IDE (integrated development environment) from Google".

The new IDE contains a number of new features, such as Instant Run, which allows the developer to see changes to their app in real-time, similar to Apple's Playground. There's also a new Android Emulator that promises to be three times faster than the old one.