There wasn't much to report yesterday so I thought I would give you a quick lowdown with recent stories from around the web:

The Price Of Compatibility - The next Xbox will play current Xbox games. But Microsoft might have to jump through some fiery hoops just to make sure.

Far Cry developer raided - German police search Crytek offices on a pirated-software tip; Ubisoft says game is still on track for its March release.

Web surfers battling "spyware" face a new problem: So-called spyware-killing programs that install the same kind of unwanted advertising software they promise to erase.

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Ten Technologies That Refuse to Die - From typewriters to vacuum tubes, these 10 technologies arenít as obsolete as you might think.

Vendor Graphics Card Roundup - With over 20 different cards, this roundup packs in everything we need to make a decision on which vendor's card to buy. We will look at noise, heat, overclocking performance, and much more.