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  • VIDEO: Qualifying moments: Top 10 free-kicks
    By on May 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Gareth Bale’s stunner against Serbia features in our top 10 free-kicks from the qualifiers.


  • Open Source Initiative, Free Software Foundation Unite Against Software Patents
    By on March 1, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    WebMink writes “In rare joint move, the OSI and FSF have joined with Eben Moglen’s Software Freedom Law Center to file a U.S. Supreme Court briefing in the CLS vs Alice case. The brief asserts the basic arguments that processes are not patentable if they are implemented solely through computer software, and that the best test for whether a software-implemented invention is solely implemented through software is whether special apparatus or the transformation (more…)

  • Doping’s reluctant poster boy wants soul set free
    By on August 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Disgraced sprinter turned anti-doping campaigner Ben Johnson on his bid for redemption


  • Google Delays Nexus Q Launch, Pre-Orders Get It Free
    By on July 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    MBCook writes “After a mixed reaction from the press, Google will be delaying the launch of the Nexus Q. People who pre-ordered will receive the current version of the device for free. ‘When we announced Nexus Q at Google I/O, we gave away devices to attendees for an early preview. The industrial design and hardware were met with great enthusiasm. We also heard initial feedback from users that they want Nexus Q to do even more than it (more…)

  • Ask Slashdot: Good Low Cost Free Software For Protecting Kids Online?
    By on June 21, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “I have two kids, 7 and 8. I would love to allow them internet access on a regular basis. The problem is whats out there, I really don’t want them to deal with porn ads and such, but making either a blacklist, or a whitelist myself would take months. So I figured I would ask you, what free software would you use with preferably prebuilt lists to protect your kids online? What is out there with fairly easy configuration (more…)

  • Wolfenstein 3-D Celebrates 20 Years With Free Browser-Based Version
    By on May 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dr Herbert West writes “20 years ago today, id software released Wolfenstein 3D, inspired by the classic Apple II game, Castle Wolfenstein. To celebrate, Bethesda Softworks on Wednesday released a free, browser-based version of the iconic first-person shooter. Users can pick which level they wish to play in the browser version, even the secret levels.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Even BPA-Free Plastic Not Always Safe
    By on July 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Even BPA-free plastic can leach hormone-like chemicals, research shows, and there’s no way to tell which products pose the risk.


  • Voter suppression – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    By on May 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Voter suppression is a strategy to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing people from exercising their right to vote. The tactics of voter suppression can range from minor dirty tricks that make voting inconvenient, up to blatantly illegal activities that physically intimidate prospective voters to prevent them from casting ballots. Voter suppression could be particularly effective if a significant amount of voters are (more…)

  • Don’t Empty Your Wallet: Top 25 Free Downloadable PC Games
    By on April 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Best Free Downloadable PC Games: We’ve compiled 25 of the best free downloadable games that the PC has to offer. You won’t have to worry about getting DOSBox to play any of these games, either!


  • WTF: Free Compost Night Might Be Baseball’s Best Promotion Yet
    By on March 27, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    A new promotion by the Seattle Mariners, Free Compost Night, might pique the interest of green fans, though; the team is giving away bags of compost made from the trash generated during the ball games.