France-based video game publisher Ubisoft elicited scorn from gamers and consumer rights advocates due to its widespread implementation of 'always on' DRM protection within the PC versions of countless titles. The measure was intended to cut-down on piracy, but found little favor within the gaming community. In January, the company relented and removed all DRM via an update. Ironically, Ubisoft is now being accused of including music torrents from file-sharing site Demonoid as a bonus in the PC release of hit game "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood." Especially odd since the music in question is Ubisoft's own "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood" soundtrack.
Technologyreview.com has posted an interview with Julie Larson-Green, head of the Windows product development team at Microsoft.
Much like the real deal, computer viruses know not race, skin color or creed. When malware is delivered, what prospective victims do for a living is equally unimportant -- even if they're being paid by one of the largest software companies in the world to keep customers safe from cyber threats. But no inbox is truly safe from viruses and malware. Not even those belonging to Microsoft employees. Of course, they at least know better than to open suspicious emails.
While Windows 8 isn't out for a week yet, malware makers are trying to ride the wave of publicity Microsoft's latest OS gets. Anti-virus company TrendMicro has posted two security threats on their blog that specifically target Windows 8.
Online retailer HSN made a mistake, it has put Windows 8 PCs online too early. We have the details...
While the Piratebay is mainly known as worlds most famous source for pirated software, movies and music, the most downloaded software package is an open source package.
Microsoft has been shaking things up lately, with new operating systems, Skydrive, Office 2013 in the wings, and new tablets coming out. Now they have set their sights on an old standby, Hotmail. The venerable email service is going...
Video game company Electronic Arts has been widely criticized for monopolistic business practices, shuttering studios and spearheading a controversial anti-used game online pass program that has quickly become de rigueur for other publishing heavyweights. But does that make it the worst company in America? According to The Consumerist, yes, it does.
Best Buy announced on Thursday that it plans to axe 50 U.S. stores, lay off 400 employees and slash $250 million in overall spending by 2013. The drastic measures follow a less-than-exceptional fourth quarter performance report for the retail giant -- one more sign that big box stores may be fast approaching their twilight years.
Most folks can probably name a handful of companies they dislike off the top of their heads, companies that have caused past grievances or present unhappiness. That's all well and good, but which one is bar-none the absolute worst? Now that's a different story.
Computex Taipei, the annual trade show held in Taiwan's capital city, brings together IT industry heavyweights from around the world. Bucking conventions, the country's own smartphone manufacturer High Tech Computer (HTC) was even tapped to take part in the event's keynote address. According to insiders, that's not the only surprise in store.
A new operating system brimming with Anonymous' ubiquitous imagery sprouted up briefly this week as a free download. The software, which featured DDoS and hacking information wrapped up neatly in a Linux bow, was also full of something else: trojans.
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Near-field communication and mobile barcode scanning haven't quite become de rigueur payment options, but strong early support for the nascent technologies will change that in the next five years, says market analysis company NPD In-Stat.
The Android Market. Apple's App Store. The Mozilla Marketplace? The Firefox browser creator is hoping to open up a one-stop shop for applications that can be used across all HTML5-enabled devices. To reach that lofty goal, Mozilla will give developers a crack at it during next week's annual Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona.
Microsoft isn't shy when it comes to discussing Windows 8. The Redmond software giant has been documenting the OS' development for the past six months and pushed a preview version into developers' eager little hands in September. A new "consumer preview" (read: fancy word for beta) of Windows 8 is slated for February 29 - an apropos day for the company to prove the platform isn't just a step above Windows 7, but a leap over it.