Weekend tech reading: Installing Duke Nukem 3D on your PCBy Matthew DeCarlo 7 comments
How to install and play Duke Nukem 3D on your PC After 13 years in development, Duke Nukem Forever is finally coming to consoles and PCs in 2011. What better way to celebrate than by playing through Duke Nukem 3D? You won't be able to just pick up and play a game from 1996, though – here's how to use DOSBox to bring back the King. PCWorld
Update: As pointed out by our readers, it seems there are much better alternatives for playing Duke in Windows and other platforms, check out EDuke32 and JonoF's Duke Nukem 3D Port.
US busts Google, Apple, Intel over secret employee poaching pact You've heard of the government's "Do Not Call" list aimed at shutting down unwanted telemarketers---but did you know that many tech companies have a "Do Not Cold Call" list aimed at shutting down competition? The US Department of Justice today announced a lawsuit---and a proposed settlement---over just such behavior at Google, Adobe, Apple, Intel, Intuit, and Pixar. Ars Technica
France starts reporting 'millions' of file-sharers This week the controversial French three-strikes anti-piracy law Hadopi went live. Copyright holders are currently in the process of sending out tens of thousands of IP-addresses of alleged infringers to Internet service providers, and this will increase to over a million in a few weeks. The ISPs have to hand over the identities of the associated accounts to the authorities within a week, or face a fine of 1500 euros per unidentified IP-address. TorrentFreak
Exclusive: Microsoft set to launch Windows Phone 7 devices on October 21 According to sources familiar with the software giants plans, Microsoft will hold several launch events worldwide on October 21 to introduce its latest Windows Phone 7 handsets. Microsoft is planning to hold an open house event in New York City on October 11 where it plans to show off some of the new devices. Neowin
'Rickroll' protection hits Firefox in add-on form Are you the victim of frequent Rickrolls? The time-honored, and now passe trend of being tricked into thinking you were seeing one video and ending up seeing a rendition of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" instead?Well then we have some good news for you: there's a new Firefox add-on called RickRemoval that solves this problem entirely. CNET
Oracle Plans to acquire chipmakers, industry-specific software Oracle Corp., building on a run of more than 65 acquisitions during the past five years, is looking to purchase semiconductor companies and makers of industry- specific software, Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison said. Bloomberg