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  • OS X Notifier App Growl Goes Closed Source
    By on October 20, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    First time accepted submitter para_droid writes “Version 1.3 of the popular open source notification system for Mac OS X, Growl has surprised its users by going closed-source and only available for purchase on the Mac App Store. Any users who provide links to bugfixes and source for the previous version 1.2 are being banned from the discussion group, and their messages deleted. Could it be time for the community to create an OpenGrowl fork?”

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  • UpBot Goes Up (Flash Game)
    By on April 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Simple, elegant yet surprisingly tough puzzle game. Touch the coloured bots to move them to the targets. Bots can push other bots. That’s it!


  • Anonymous Goes After GodHatesFags.com
    By on February 18, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Anonymous is now recognised as a serious force to be taken seriously, but its activities aren’t confined to mass global protests, as the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, is discovering, according to p2pnet. Says the Examiner, ‘Fred Phelps’ Westboro Baptist Church is infamous for their “Love Crusades,” obnoxious displays of insensitivity and homophobia at the funerals of fallen American soldiers. The controversial (more…)

  • Openleaks Goes Live
    By on January 27, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Underholdning writes “Ars technica leaks the story of OpenLeaks launching. OpenLeaks is an alternative to WikiLeaks, with a few differences. ‘OpenLeaks will not accept or publish documents on its own platform, but rather create many “digital dropboxes” for its community members, each adapted to the specific needs of our members so that they can provide a safe and trusted leaking option for whistleblowers.’ Time will show if this will live next to (more…)

  • Nintendo Wii goes red for Super Mario Bros’ 25th Birthday
    By on October 12, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nintendo’s never-ending celebration of Super Mario’s 25th anniversary continues with the likewise-branded edition of the Wii console, which not only ships in


  • Digg 4 Goes Live-ish to the Public
    By on September 7, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    For a few months now, Digg has been beta testing a radically new version of its popular social news aggregation site. Those lucky enough to secure an invitation have been experimenting with Digg’s new social focused “My News” section which provides curated news feeds based on the activity of your friends and the people you choose to follow. Today, Digg has flipped the switch and launched version 4 to the public, but it hasn’t been a smooth transition.

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  • Lord of the Rings Online Goes Free-to-Play Starting Sept. 10
    By on August 19, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Starting September 10, Turbine’s Lord of the Rings Online massively multiplayer game goes free-to-play. What this means to existing subscribers is way more interesting than what it means to newcomers.


  • UK’s RIAA Goes After Google Using the US DMCA
    By on June 20, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader passes along a DMCA takedown notice directed at Google and authored by the British Phonographic Industry, Britain’s equivalent of the RIAA. P2pnet identifies the BPI as the outfit that “contributed to the British government’s Digital Economy bill, complete with its ACTA Three Strikes and you’re Off The Net element, with hardly a murmur from the UK lamescream media.” Are there any precedents for a UK trade organization attempting (more…)

  • Apple Quietly Goes After Mac Trojan With Update
    By on June 20, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Th’Inquisitor was one of several readers to point out coverage of Apple’s stealth security fix, included along with the recent Snow Leopard 10.6.4 update. Graham Cluley of Sophos first noticed the update to protect Mac computers from a Trojan, and the fact that Apple didn’t mention it in the release notes. The malware opens a back door to a Mac that can allow attackers to gain control of the machine and snoop about on it or turn it into a zombie. (more…)

  • Aquaria Goes Open Source
    By on June 4, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A post on the Wolfire blog yesterday announced that the source code for Aquaria has now been released. Aquaria, an action-adventure, underwater sidescroller from Bit Blot, was part of the Humble Indie Bundle, which was so successful that the developers of four games pledged to release them as open source. This marks the final release, following Lugaru, Gish, and Penumbra: Overture. The source code is available from a Mercurial repository.