Developer accuses Canadian, Peruvian users of creating, selling map hacks and cheats for multiplayer real-time strategy game.
Archive for 2010/10/18
How often does a device get better after you buy it? A couple of days ago, tons of LG Blu-ray players across the U.S. had a free firmware update that gave them access to DivX TV. This means that current (and future) owners of supported LG Blu-ray players now have access to the best Internet shows from a wide variety of genres. Out of the box, DivX TV lets you use your remote to explore shows from all over the web with the ease of flipping channels, without the need for a PC.
Technology may stretch the capacity of the fibre optic cables used to carry data sooner than has long been thought, according to a report in Science.
DARPA is working on algorithms that can be used to predict when someone is getting ready to commit a crime.
Angry Birds has hit 2 million downloads on Android-based devices in just two days of availability, the game’s developer announced on its Twitter account today.
Today is officially the first day of UK Get Online Week (formerly ‘Get Online Day‘), which represents a national campaign that aims, unsurprisingly, to encourage at least some of the estimated 10 million Britons who have never used the internet to give it a try.
UK Satellite ISP Avanti Communications has revealed that the first of its next generation broadband satellites (HYLAS 1), which will offer download speeds of up to 8Mbps to everybody in the country from around £25 per month (details), will officially launch in to Earth orbit (space) on 25th November 2010.
Third annual study from Saïd Business School, Oxford University, looks at broadband quality in 72 countries and 239 cities
Informa Telecoms & Media: Music streaming partnerships a 1.1 bn opportunity for European operators in 2011Posted: 2010/10/18 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Stats / reports
Large mobile operators could add millions of euros to their bottom line by partnering with a music streaming service, according to the findings of a research project between Informa Telecoms & Media and Spotify.
Microsoft Massively Expands Program To Freely License Software To Nonprofits In Countries With Authoritarian RegimesPosted: 2010/10/18 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Public Policy
While it is a bit late, kudos to Microsoft for at least stepping up now that the company is more aware of how “copyright infringement” is being used to suppress free speech and government criticism.
Fox not just pulling its network from Cablevision, but somehow getting Hulu to block access to Fox shows to anyone accessing the site from Cablevision. Apparently, after people started asking questions, Fox/News Corp. changed its mind and let Cablevision subscribers view Fox content on Hulu again.
”I blew it,” founder Jim Griffin now admits
EU spending, together with that of national and local governments and administrations, is of course one of the biggest gravy trains on the planet. The prospect of electronic procurement is the equivalent of moving from boring old paper boarding passes to mobile phone based passes for businesses looking to clamber aboard.
Anonymous Takes Out UK Intellectual Property Office Website
Major Torrent Sites Go Down After Attack on Hosting Provider
Movie Rental Outfit Hacked, Emails Leaked, Redirected to The Pirate Bay
Facebook’s privacy rules aren’t as watertight as the company would have its users believe, after the Wall Street Journal uncovered that some of the social network’s most popular apps have siphoned off personal information to ad firms and internet tracking outfits.
Identity fraud affects 1.8 million Britons every year, costing £2.7bn in the process, researcher claimed today.
A study by the National Fraud Authority – published on Monday at the start of identity fraud prevention week – found that fraudsters gain by more than £1,000 from every stolen identity. Stolen credentials are used to pay for goods and obtain lines of credit. Fraudulent benefit applications under false names have also become a way to make a dishonest living.
Ultimately the general public pays for the crime in the form of higher fees to banks as well as higher taxes.
What drives AT&T crazy about these schemes is that, as a common carrier, it has to deliver those calls, but services like Google Voice don’t, and can actually refuse to connect to some traffic pumped zones (AT&T complained about this around the time that the FCC was investigating Apple’s refusal to allow a GVoice application on the iPhone, a decision with which the carrier denied involvement).
Google Search Appliance customers are getting an update that brings the product into the cloud: now, normal results are combined with results from other Google Apps services, as well as relevant contact info for people from within your company.