News Around the Web

News Around the Web

Roundup of interesting news headlines and articles making their way around the Web.

Weekend tech reading: 12 ways consoles hurt PC gaming

Weekend tech reading: 12 ways consoles hurt PC gaming

You're playing your favorite FPS and minding your own business when your character finally succumbs to that pesky stream of bullets that's been bouncing off his face for the past two minutes. “Aw man,” you say aloud while a big, ominous Game Over screen stares you down. "Well, at least I can jump right back in and..." But you can't.
Weekend tech reading: The first plastic computer processor

Weekend tech reading: The first plastic computer processor

Silicon may underpin the computers that surround us, but the rigid inflexibility of the semiconductor means it cannot reach everywhere. The first computer processor and memory chips made out of plastic semiconductors suggest that, someday, nowhere will be out of bounds for computer power.
Weekend tech reading: RSA's SecurID hacked

Weekend tech reading: RSA's SecurID hacked

RSA says hack won't allow "direct attack" on SecureID tokens Security firm RSA has been the victim of an "extremely sophisticated" attack that has resulted in exfiltration of certain private information, announced Executive Chairman Art Coviello in an open letter…
Weekend tech reading: EA sneaks SecuROM in Dragon Age II

Weekend tech reading: EA sneaks SecuROM in Dragon Age II

Those of you who know me, know that I love Dragon Age: Origins and the Dragon Age universe. You also know that I loathe DRM, especially SecuRom. You can imagine how dismayed I was when I read a Reclaim Your Game report today revealing that despite not disclosing the fact...
Weekend tech reading: EA to launch PC gaming campaign?

Weekend tech reading: EA to launch PC gaming campaign?

Electronic Arts has a somewhat mixed record when it comes to PC gaming. On the one hand it has released a number of well known exclusive PC game titles such as The Sims, Spore, and others. On the other hand it tends to treat the PC like a second class game platform...
Weekend tech reading: Why Sony turned down Kinect

Weekend tech reading: Why Sony turned down Kinect

Sony: Why we turned down Kinect Is PlayStation Move merely an evolution of the Wii? Is it a poor substitute for the controller-free Kinect? Or is it the beginning of the future of motion controllers? For Anton Mikhailov, a software…

Weekend tech reading: GTX 560 coming next year (rumor)

Geforce GTX 460 was Nvidia's life saver, and all reports are indicating that it has been selling well. Even AMD admitted that to its analists. This is the main reason why Nvidia won’t release a new GTX 560 until early next year. This is the card that is supposed to replace the GTX 460.

Weekend tech reading: What's a fair penalty for piracy?

This week a federal jury handed down the verdict in the third file-sharing trial against a Minnesota mother of four who has been fighting against the charges brought by the RIAA since 2005. The jury found Jamie Thomas-Rasset guilty of pirating 24 copyrighted songs from six different record labels and awarded the plaintiffs $1.5 million in damages, or an astounding $62,500 per song.
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