Posts by tag: open+source

Bookmark This! May 18, 2012 posted by

0 A.D. is an absolutely gorgeous open source civilisation game [Freeware]

There’s something about civilisation games, where you pit your wits against the computer and see who can create the mightiest empire, that strikes a chord with us. Up till now though, the two main choices for this type of game has been either the excellent Civilisation, which has great gameplay but not much in the way of immersive real time graphics, or Microsoft’s Age of Empires, both of which are commercial products which cost money. Not any more.

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Awesome May 17, 2012 posted by

Makey Makey is an awesome invention kit for everyone

We cover a tiny fraction of the Kickstarter projects that approach us, mostly because there’s a limit to how many brush machined aluminum iPhone stands the world can handle in one month. But also because we’re kind of keen to avoid projects which seem destined for niche markets. Not so with this latest project, which we think will become a smash hit all over the world once it’s produced in volume later this year.

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Awesome April 24, 2012 posted by

Tomahawk is a superb free open source music player which is a music magnet [Daily Freeware]

There’s a huge selection of software music players around at the moment, and they all have good and bad bits. However for the most part they all fail in one way or another, which means that you miss out on the best music choice on and offline. What’s missing is a tool which lets you combine just about every music source anywhere in one simple interface. Well, guess what…?

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Bookmark This! April 23, 2012 posted by

GlobaLeaks lets anyone anywhere create their own free WikiLeaks type whistleblower site

Of all the recent online phenomena, probably the one with the biggest global impact has been Wikileaks, the anonymous whistleblowing site designed to let people submit information to the public gaze which might otherwise be kept secret. Whether you agree or not with the type of content they have released, it’s impossible to argue against the impact this kind of informational transparency has had on the political and commercial world.

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Bookmark This! April 18, 2012 posted by

Library Mixer is an extremely cool open source platform for sharing and lending files privately with friends

Recent history is awash with file sharing applications and services across the world, ranging from the massively successful BitTorrent to smaller yet still impressive services such as Tribler. However most of them either fall short in features such as privacy, or they are aimed purely at those who just want to share files with no consideration for copyright or other legal issues.

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Bookmark This! March 28, 2012 posted by

Free Your Android is on a mission to unlock your smartphone for ever

We’ve become used to hearing that the Android operating system for smartphones and other devices is a free, open source product. But in fact, that’s not completely true. There are still bits and pieces on every Android phone that are not open and cost someone, somewhere money. Examples usually revolve around addons installed by the manufacturer (e.g. the Sense UI on HTC phones) or the service provider (e.g. all the Vodafone or T-Mobile branded apps).

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