CutiePi Raspberry Pi-based tablet hits Kickstarter for $169 and up

The CutiPie is a tablet with a 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 5,000 mAh battery, and a carrying handle. It’s also a modular, open source device that’s powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ Lite single-board computer. The tablet is designed to run Linux-based software and the hardware and software designs […]

Command & Conquer source code released, C&C Remastered now available for $20

As promised, EA has released the source code for the first two games in the Command & Conquer series of real-time strategy games. The source code for the original C&C Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert games is now available at Github under a GPL version 3.0 license. The move came ahead of today’s release of Command […]

Lilbits 403: Microsoft release GW-Basic source code, hackers get an early crack at iOS 14

Microsoft’s GW-BASIC is a programming language that was released in 1983 and bundled with MS-DOS on early PCs. It was the first programming language many students and developers learned in the 80s, and nearly four decades later, Microsoft has released the source code. Available from Github, the code is being released “for historical reference/interest purposes,” […]

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection is coming soon — and so is source code for two games

Popular real-time-strategy came Command & Conquer turns 25 this year, and EA plans to release a Command & Conquer Remastered Collection in June to celebrate the anniversary. The new $20 package will feature updated versions two games in the series — Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert featuring 4K graphics and remastered music. Ahead of launch, EA’s […]

Newton Mail is back from the dead (again) and this time it’s going open source

Newton Mail has had a rough couple of years. The cross-platform email app offered a bunch of nifty features and earned itself a bit of a fan base — but the company must have had a tough time making money because it announced plans to double its price in 2018… then announced it was shutting […]

CutiePi designs an open source, Raspberry Pi-powered Linux tablet (crowdfunding coming soon)

The CutiePi is a Linux tablet with an 8 inch display, a handle, and an open source design — you can find details about the tablet’s software, printed circuit board, and design files for making your own 3D-printed case at github. First unveiled last summer, the project is still in development. But the team behind […]

Lilbits 388: Microsoft’s Surface 2 and Surface Book 3 coming in May?

There’s mounting evidence that Microsoft is preparing to launch new Surface hardware soon… like next month soon. According to a new report from Windows Central, and apparently confirmed by The Verge’s sources, Microsoft is expected to launch the Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 in May. The Surface Go 2 will most likely be […]

Sophos releases Sandboxie source code (although its future is uncertain)

Sandboxie is a utility that allows you to run Windows applications in a “sandbox” that’s isolated from the rest of the operating system to prevent malware, spyware, or adware from infecting or just slowing down your system. The software has been around since 2004, and it’s been owned by cybersecurity company Sophos since 2017. Last […]