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The ongoing trial for The Pirate Bay is attracting international attention over the court case that could change the internet forever. everyone has been keeping up with the trial and the latest argument from TPB ( The Pirate Bay) is that "[a]n internal survey revealed that 80% of 1000 torrents observed are, in fact, legal". Sunde, the spokes person for TPB, went on to argue that there is more ...read more
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Hackers target Xbox Live players Xbox Live is being targeted by malicious hackers selling services that kick players off the network. The booting services are proving popular with players who want a way to get revenge on those who beat them in an Xbox Live game. The attackers are employing data flooding tools that have been used against websites for many years. Microsoft is "investigating" the ...read more
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After months of rumors and denials, the XBOX 360 with a Blu-ray disc drive is due to be manufactured soon and shipped in Q3 of 2008. Pegatron Technology, an OEM subsidiary of Asustek Computer, is reported to have received the winning order from Microsoft for a Blu-ray equipped XBOX 360. Earlier reports cited Lite-On as the company with the privilege of building the new console for Microsoft. ...read more
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ThePirateBay owners, Hans Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundstr├â┬Âmare set to appear in court on Monday and could face two years in prison and a fine as high as $180,000 each. The four owners of the very popular public torrent web site face charges of copyright infringement. The servers are located out of Sweden and out of reach of law enforcement, meaning the site ...read more
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With $35 million backing Twitter to help it go from geek to mainstream, the amount is expected to help it keep up with the growth it has recently received. Twitter has seen a 900% growth in users in a year, with a wide range of users and businesses reporting every event of their daily activities. Twitter hasn't actually made any revenue off the business as of yet, where it mostly focuses on ...read more
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It has taken surprisingly long but two satellites, one US and the other a Russian, have smashed into each other high above the Earth. With approximately 18,000 pieces currently being tracked in space it's impressive that it took until now for a collision to actually occur. "They collided at an altitude of 790 kilometers (491 miles) over northern Siberia Tuesday about noon Washington time," ...read more
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Microsoft has recently appointed David Porter Corporate Vice President of retail stores, who has 25 years experience with Wal-mart and 2 years with DreamWorks Animation in 2007. In a recent post on Neowin, a video demonstrated a futuristic fake Microsoft store that took a look into the Redmond head office store. The move to open up a retail store would compete with Apple in the operating system ...read more
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In an attempt to put pressure on the criminals responsible for the Conficker worm outbreak that has infected more than 9 million Windows PCs worldwide since late December, Microsoft today announced that it will offer $250,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for illegally launching the Conficker aka Downadup worm. Microsoft urges individuals ...read more
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On Thursday, Midway Games filed for a chapter 11 bankruptcy, which means it will still plans to stay in operations and not liquidate its stock, to ward off creditors. The company is unlikely to pay off the $281 million debt it has occurred over the years. The filing came the same day Square Enix Co., a company based in Tokyo, Japan, known for Final Fantasy, offered to buy Britain's Eidos ...read more
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With thousands of phones in the market, companies are looking for ways to cut costs to give the users the best overall experience, along with a cheap price tag to attract a user base. Mobile phones are now a multi-purpose device, so bringing in both consumers and developers is needed to turn a profit with an overcrowded cell phone market. Telefonica, one of the largest mobile operators in the ...read more
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