The Constitutional Court, Germany’s top court, deemed that the police and intelligence officers have unwarranted levels of access to mobile and internet user data, said Deutsche Welle. The court ruled that some regulations allowing such excessive access are unconstitutional. According...
The developers of DVD-Ranger informed us today they've released version of CinEx HD Utility 1.3.4.6 and that they've now databases available for more than 100 movies. The new version of the CinEx HD Utility brings some improvements and fixes.

Warez and Abandonware…

Stephen Granade, webmaster of the interactive fiction site at About.Com has written an excellent article on the warez and abandonware scene. It's worth checking out, even if you don't participate in trading warez." What are your favorite abandoned games...
UK telecom company British Telecom (BT) has filed a law suit claiming pretty much all of Google’s products and services infringe on one of six patents owned by the communications giant. From the information that has surfaced it seems that BT just might have a case against Google.
Source: SiliconValley.com Selling Novell Software on auction sites could be risky, a $600,000 fine is more then some people earn their whole life... Novell Inc. has been awarded more than $600,000 in its case against a California man accused of pirating...
Amazon continues its tradition of avoiding hard sales numbers for their Kindle line of eReaders and tablets but the company is reporting a strong holiday season. In addition to that obvious piece of news, Amazon is also offering up some bits of information that reveal just how good the holiday was for them.
The ongoing legal drama between RealNetworks and Hollywood has taken a new turn after Real recently filed an antitrust claim against Hollywood movie studios. Real is accusing Hollywood of being nothing more than a "price-fixing cartel" aimed at stopping software...
A report published on Digitimes indicates Apple is quietly preparing to ship 4.5 million iPhone units at launch along with 20 million units before the end of the year.
In yet another study, Parks Associates have come to the conclusion that the only way out of the current downslide for the music industry is to give away the music. The team...
As of a week or two ago, we have known that Sony stated they were "open" to a unified format for Blu-ray products. The belief is that the consumer is not likely to...
LIGHTNING UK! used our newssubmit to tell us about a new version of DVD Decrypter. DVD Decrypter is a free tool which enables you decrypt and copy a DVD to your PC's hard disk: DVD Decrypter 3.0.0.11 (26/01/2002) 'Stream Processing' has...
The way your arm bends more than 90 degrees when you're blabbing on a cellphone is not natural, doctors warn, and could lead to aching and numbness. Cubital tunnel syndrome, given the more eyebrow-raising moniker "cellphone elbow," occurs when increased pressure...
vomitator and JackiRipper2000 used our news submit to tell us about this latest development in A-ray. A-Ray Scanner is a copy protection scanner which can identify various copy protections such as SafeDisc,...
jef195 used our news submit to tell us "To those interested..." about this article put up at ArsTechnica. They say that the HD-DVD camp is trying to get a "leg up" on Sony by launching their high...
Data from customers who bought LaCie products online last year has been available to hackers for almost a year.
Sony has announced a 128GB BD-R XL disc for consumers that will become available in November this year. The Japanese company boasts that it's world's largest BD-R disc. To enable the large capacity, the disc uses four layers.

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