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Premium-Inhalt. The nonprofit National Safety Council on Monday called on all U.S. states to ban the use of cell phones while driving.
Premium-Inhalt. A bug found in all major browsers could make it easier for criminals to steal online banking credentials using a new type of attack called "in-session phishing," according to researchers at security vendor Trusteer.
Premium-Inhalt. reports that a new online program has been created that empowers the user to catch Mexicans who are attempting to cross the border into the United States.
Premium-Inhalt. Gamestop is offering PS3 owners an exclusive Killzone 2 demo three weeks prior to the game's release for all of the game. Unless you were a lucky gamer who gained access to the , this is your chance to get a first look at this highly-anticipated PS3 exclusive.
Premium-Inhalt. According to Epic vice president Mark Rein, a patch will go live sometime this month that fixes a handful of online exploits, improves overall gameplay, and adds new achievement points related to downloadable content. No exact date is mentioned for when the patch will go live, but Rein does assure Gearheads that the patch will come out in "January... we are working hard to get this out the door." Here's the complete, more detailed from Mark Rein:
Premium-Inhalt. Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the major American gaming magazines and longtime GamePro competitor, has printed its final issue.
Premium-Inhalt. reports that 2K Games Global President Christoph Hartmann says that we could see as many as five sequels in the series, comparing the potential lifespan of their dark FPS franchise to that of the Star Wars film series.
Premium-Inhalt. One of the most compelling titles coming out of E3 was I Am Alive, a PS3-exclusive title that takes place in an earthquake-ravaged Chicago. The teaser featured a character trying to survive in a world affected by drought and disaster, but little in the way of gameplay details. is reporting that British video game magazine has the first official details to emerge from the game's cloud of mystery. Chief among them; the title will be played in a first-person perspective and will not be worked on by Ubisoft wonder woman .
Premium-Inhalt. . made "major" cuts in its global workforce on Friday and more are expected to come, say multiple sources and news reports.
Premium-Inhalt. Like moths to fluorescent light bulbs, gamers in the Philadelphia area are flocking to the Franklin Mills Mall to experience one of the most high-tech arcades in the country. The catch? Recruiters for the U.S. Army might finagle them into enlisting in the process.
Premium-Inhalt. Palm's new handset has been introduced to the world. Though it isn't getting quite as much coverage as the iPhone did when it was introduced two years ago at Macworld, the Pre is getting plenty of attention.
Premium-Inhalt. If you happen to accept every friend invitation you receive on Facebook or MySpace, you may want to start rethinking what types of information you show to your friends. Some of those people friending you may actually be law enforcement officials looking for incriminating evidence.
Premium-Inhalt. The online advertising company that it has completed a US$10 million round of Series C funding.
Premium-Inhalt. President-elect Barack Obama has promised to computerize all of America's medical records within five years. He made the pledge last week in a .
Premium-Inhalt. As part of a proposed reorganization following its bankruptcy filing, SCO plans a public auction of its mobile business and its Unix OpenServer business, the company said on Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. , BioWare's highly-anticipated sequel to , their sci-fi-themed action released in 2007, will be featured at the 2009 Game Developer's Conference in March.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel may introduce ultra-low-voltage processors for inexpensive thin laptops later this year, which could help it compete with Advanced Micro Devices in the space.
Premium-Inhalt. revealed that President-Elect Barack Obama is an avid player of Wii Sports, where he engages in a leisurely game of bowling, having recently received a Nintendo Wii for his two daughters for Christmas. Continuing his stance on the topic of responsible parenting and video games by playing games together as a family, Obama reemphasizes the need for parents to provide guidance through active involvement in these activities, playing games with their children and not just passively monitoring them.
Premium-Inhalt. that a brand-new video game console, Tectoy/Qualcomm's , will be released this year. The Zeebo will first be released in Brazil and then later be distributed in other countries around the globe.
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Premium-Inhalt. The annual Consumer Electronics Show isn't typically known for its high-profile game announcements, but Microsoft tossed a few choice bits of news towards eager gaming fans at CES 2009. First and foremost, the next chapter of the Halo saga, will have a demo on Xbox Live, and we'll be getting it within a month! February 5 will be the worldwide release date for the demo. We haven't heard any further detail of the demo, but hopefully they can fit some sweet, sweet online multiplayer into the package.
Premium-Inhalt. Roughly a year after announcing that the Guitar Hero series has surpassed the US$1 billion mark, Activision has that has grossed over $1 billion, making it the highest grossing video game ever.
Premium-Inhalt. reports that a 23-year-old gamer named Fu ingested saw blades in an attempt to kill himself. The man, who's allegedly severely addicted to playing video games, was taken to a hospital in Beijing, China after his suicide attempt.
Premium-Inhalt. In an chronicling Joel Jewett's rise from skater punk to co-founder and president of , the video game development company behind the franchise and the latest titles, Jewett confirms that Neversoft is not working on the newest, upcoming Tony Hawk skateboarding game. Here's what he had to say:
Premium-Inhalt. In a recent survey conducted by Sponsorship Research International, individuals who play video games competitively were more apt in becoming "lifestyle leaders." Participants in the survey shared common characteristics associated with active, tech savvy, and opinionated leaders in competitive or social groups.
Premium-Inhalt. The IT industry has been long associated with large cities and a fast-paced, modern lifestyle. But what about regional areas? What is like running a tech company outside the metropolitan rat race? TechWorld profiles three companies which have seen success by basing their operations on the NSW Central Coast, about an hour and a half north of Sydney.
Premium-Inhalt. The folks from EMC and Iomega--which --were united at this Macworld Expo, showing off a number of new storage and backup products. The most significant news was the announcement of a .
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft has shot itself so many times in the foot you have to wonder how it manages to walk at all.
Premium-Inhalt. Yet another social media site has waded into the treacherous waters of deciding what is and isn't obscene and ended up with egg on its face -- or in this case, breast milk.
Premium-Inhalt. Paris Hilton's Web site has been hacked and is serving visitors a malicious Trojan program designed to steal sensitive information from their computers.
Premium-Inhalt. You really can protect your PC with free software, but there's a price. Multiple free security programs usually aren't as easy to use as one pricey suite. Your less likely to get decent support (perhaps I should say even less likely). And they lack features like antispam and child protection which you may or may not need. All of the companies that give away security programs sell more feature-rich versions, which come with better support and additional features.
Premium-Inhalt. Technology firm NTT MSC (NTT MSC) has launched a second major data centre in Malaysia's Cyberjaya to service multinational customers.
Premium-Inhalt. While many people see a bailout as the only solution to solve the liquidity crisis for the automotive Big 3, others believe the real problems rest deep within the white collar ranks, where a lack of visibility across company operations has created enormous inefficiencies and risks. Phil Gilbert, president of business process management firm Lombardi Software, is known as an efficiency expert sought by CEOs, CFOs and CIOs to help cut fat, at companies including Ford, Honda, AFLAC and Hasbro. In this opinion piece, Gilbert argues that the real problem facing the automotive industry has more to do with the lack of visibility and process efficiencies across all parts of the company, and less to do with runaway salaries and lack of technology innovation.
Premium-Inhalt. In a special edition package, XFX has put in a humongous 1.5GB of video memory with its GeForce 9600GT graphics card and bundled Ubisoft's first person shooter, Far Cry 2 in the package. The 9600GT features 96 processing cores, and Nvidia PhysX, CUDA and PureVideo HD technologies, and incorporates Nvidia unified architecture, full DX Shader Model 4.0 support, 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting and Quantum Effects physics processing. The release adds that the GeForce 9600GT supports resolutions of up to 2560x1600 and is SLI ready.
Premium-Inhalt. Seagate Tuesday unveiled the new Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD media player that works in conjunction with the company's FreeAgent Go portable hard drive (or any other USB storage device) to provide an easy way to play videos, movies and photos on the TV. Available in March, the Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD Media Player can be purchased as a stand-alone unit for use with any USB storage device, or a complete solution with a FreeAgent Go portable drive included, starting at US$129.99 (about Rs. 6,325).
Premium-Inhalt. The phrase 2.0 has been bandied about since 2004 and it has become the de facto appendage to make a service offering slick, cool, hyped and worthy of attention of media and venture capitalists. But what does 2.0 mean? What is this new wave or generation or model of all about?
Premium-Inhalt. . announced a new product called the Snap-on Mobile Payment Device, which will work with its enterprise-class wireless handhelds, the MC-70 and the MC-75.
Premium-Inhalt. . has offered its CEO position to , the executive chairman of the board of Autodesk Inc., according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
Premium-Inhalt. . Tuesday issued its first patch for the just-released Windows 7 beta, but it passed on plugging a hole in an important file-sharing protocol that it .
Premium-Inhalt. Julius Genachowski, who is expected to be 's choice to head the , has a Washington insider's resume and a Silicon Valley attitude.
Premium-Inhalt. Yahoo said on Tuesday it has chosen former Autodesk CEO Carol Bartz as its next CEO to replace Jerry Yang, who announced his intention to step down in November.
Premium-Inhalt. As Tania Howarth approaches the CIO editorial team in the foyer of the company headquarters under the flightpath of Heathrow we hardly realise we are in the company of one of Britain's leading CIOs.
Premium-Inhalt. We have seen the , with markets plunging and several financial institutions going under. The crisis is making many people uneasy, but for others it is also an opportunity.
Premium-Inhalt. While it may seem like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, the flying car might soon become a reality.
Premium-Inhalt. has announced plans to create a new back office and IT centre of excellence in Manchester as the company reports a positive end to 2008 as its famous brands buck the negative news of late and sell well.
Premium-Inhalt. As you've probably noticed, Macworld's staff spent last week covering here in San Francisco. In the past, covering the show required me to carry around various printouts--my schedule of meetings and events; a list of vendors with booth locations; and Expo floor maps--as well as an official show guide and a notepad for jotting down notes.
Premium-Inhalt. Okay, we're a bit premature here. But that might happen if one analyst's prognostications are true. According to an , Shaw Wu of Kaufman Bros. is predicting that Dell is getting closer to launching its first smart phone, although no date has been set for the roll out. While Dell has played down the rumors, industry watchers have noted that the PC maker recently hired a former Motorola mobile phone exec to helm its global consumer products group.
Premium-Inhalt. More sketchy iPhone rumors have caught fire in the blogosphere. This time the origins come from far away via DigiTimes, the Chinese language Economic Daily News. It's ." These chip orders reportedly might be placed by March. There was nothing else mentioned beyond that, including who actually placed the orders.
Premium-Inhalt. Everybody sends you PDF forms to fill out and return. The trouble is, changing and saving a PDF usually takes an expensive program like Adobe Acrobat or a third-party PDF creator (such as ). That leaves you with no way to return a filled-out PDF form except printing it out and either faxing it or sending it via snail mail. These are obviously not the optimal ways to deal with electronic documents. If you're looking for something cheaper than the aforementioned software and faster than the pony express, you should check out the US$30 . Neither a PDF creator or full-blown editor, it still allows you to save or e-mail the filled-in version of a PDF form.
Premium-Inhalt. For today's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released critical fixes for holes that could allow worms to run rampant through business networks, reminiscent of yesteryear's Blaster and Sasser scourges. Not to be outdone, Oracle will release a whopping 41 patches, including ten that can be "exploited remotely and anonymously," according to Symantec.