Microsoft Security Essentials scored the lowest protection rate in a monthly antivirus test from well known antivirus test lab AV-Comparatives. The antivirus software is one of the most popular free antivirus solutions but takes the last place in a test that should indicate how well antivirus products protect users against malicious links.
A strategic forecast of the Japanese company Showa Denko reveals that the comany will start manufacuturing it's 7th generation hard disk drive platters.
A search engine for the recently launched Mega appeared. The search engine has an index of files stored on Mega and gives access to large amounts of mainly pirated content. Mega has discovered the search engine and is actively deleting the files. In order for files to appear in the index, users need to manually add their files.
Redfox has released a beta of AnyDVD that has full support for Ultra HD Blu-ray disc ripping. The new version does not use leaked keys anymore, instead the required keys come from AnyDVD's Online Protection Database (OPD).
Ritek has announced it has acquired a technology using near-field recording (NFR) for DVDs from the Center for Nanostorage Research (CNR) of the National Taiwan University (NTU). With this new red laser recording scheme,...
Secunia has posted that a nasty, buffer overflow type exploit, was discovered in recent versions of Winamp 5. It is highly recommended that if you are using this software, to...
A recent survey conducted by iSuppli has found that companies such as Vizio and others who rely on offering low-quality TVs may face problems as the price gap between them and more established competitors continues to fall. In April, the...
Select moviegoers could soon have an additional stop to make before finding seats in crowded auditoriums. After standing in line for concessions and hitting the restroom (not necessarily in that order), they'll also have the option to feed money to a 3D glasses vending machine. But with 3D ticket sales all over the place this summer, will customers bite?

Bang and Olufsen Go MP3

CestLaVie used our newssubmit to tell us that Bang and Olufsen have developed their own MP3 player. Bang and Olufsun is the first major electronic manufacturer with it's own MP3 player and the player supports all common functions. Like all...
Credit report agency Equifax settles $700 million fine to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in relation to the massive data breach dated in 2017. The hacking exposed the personal information of more than 150 million people, dubbed as the largest in...
Amazon only released its Kindle Fire on November 14, yet analysts have already predicted big sales figures for the multimedia tablet. It may not be able to go toe-to-toe tech-wise with Apple's iPad, but some believe the device will carve out a sizable niche thanks to its super-low $199 price tag.
HTC hopes consumers enjoy the flexibility of the Tattoo smartphone.
To try to stop the royalities flow from China and Taiwan to for e.g. the USA, 19 Taiwanese companies have come up with a royalty-free DVD format called EVD which is compatible with a similar effort going on in...
According to independent researchers some Samsung TVs consume less power during official tests than during real-world usage.
DVD-Ranger has released CinEx HD Utility 2.3.0.1 which adds support for removal of Cinavia from DVD movies as well.
A new cyber attack aimed at South Korean social network aficionados was perpetrated this week, resulting in the theft of some 35 million users' personal info. It's possibly the largest hacker undertaking since the colossal PlayStation Network security breach in April which affected an estimated 77 million people around the world.

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