We recently sent a few questions to Stardock to see what it was like being on a technical team at a company well known for some of the best strategy games on the market and one that produces utilities for Windows. The VP of Technology took a moment to help us out.
On today's episode of Lawsuit Of The Day it's the social network's "like" button facing legal action. Rembrandt Social Media – patent owners of technologies for Surfbook – filed the lawsuit in a federal court in Virginia. AddThis was also cited in the same legal claim.
Yesterday Simon Klose – director of The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard – shared the links to his free documentary. He describes the film's premiere at the Berlinale as a mind-blowing experience, one of the most thrilling in his life. Watch the full length movie inside.
It seems that Kickstarter campaigns have taken a bit of a turn not only from improbable, but to being downright absurd. After the US government killed the idea of building a Death Star, it went up as a Kickstarter campaign. Now there is resistance by the Rebel Alliance.
Microsoft is revisiting its campaign against Google's advertising tactics. There's a press release, a dedicated website and even a petition going on in an attempt to stop Google from scanning emails. There will also be an offline campaign rolling out the next few weeks.
In the results of a new survey which Microsoft released yesterday, it was revealed that more than half of respondents are experiencing multiple online security risks, yet only 16 percent take proactive measures to help protect themselves and their private information.
In a publicly released filing of their Form 10-K (annual report), Facebook reports impressive gains in usage by both monthly and daily users. Their 2012 numbers show increases not only in usage but puts into perspective how much stuff people put on Facebook.
Apple has introduced new functionality on their App Store that allows developers to create short links for directing users to their products. The links can be used for a particular app or a complete company catalog for either iOS or Mac applications.
In a press release today, j2 Global has announced that it's subsidiray Ziff Davis, Inc has acquired IGN Entertainment Entertainment. The acquisition will add IGN.com, UGO.com, 1UP.com and AskMen.com to the list of Ziff Davis properties which include PCMAG.com.
After Facebook introduced its own social search engine, the American company started working on a new way of expressing ourselves. Newest feature will allow users to attach an emoticon to a status update so if you are happy you can attach a happy emoticon.
On the game's official forums, Sony Online Entertainment and Acony Games has announced that they will be shutting down the servers for their multiplayer, first person shooter Bullet Run on March 8th of this year. All billing has ended last Friday on February 1st.
In a blog post yesterday, Twitter has stated that they have been hit by a cyberattack and that approximately 250,000 user accounts have been compromised. A a precaution they have reset the passwords and revoked session tokens for the affected accounts.
The New York Times and and The Wall Street Journal claim to have been suffering cyber attacks by Chinese hackers interested in keeping tabs on the country's coverage. Both newspapers have taken measures to hold off the attackers and claim they are safe for now.
The University of Exeter in the UK has announced that they have released a new virtual game that will allow people to immerse themselves in a futurist drama which will help them delve into the history of cinema through images and artifacts from their museum.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has agreed to a new video codec standard, H.265, that should greatly reduce the bandwidth needed for the transmission of video on the internet. The new standard looks to halve the needed bandwidth required.
The Chromium development team announced NaCl's port to ARM. The x86 version of Google Chrome Native Client (NaCl) gives the browser the ability to run C and C++ code over the web, letting developers code web-based apps with more abilities than HTML5 is capable of.
Bethesda has announced today that players may now sign up for beta access to their upcoming massively multiplayer online game, The Elder Scrolls Online. This is just a beta sign up, not a beta launch, and those that sign up will be informed of being selected later.
Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload has launched a new storage and file sharing service. The new service provides extra privacy levels which prevents misuse of users' data with plenty of storage even for a free user, creating a strong competition to Dropbox and Google.
Opera may not occupy 5 percent of the PC web-browser market share, but is a major mobile web-browser maker. Recent incursions by the traditionally-desktop Firefox and Chrome into its domain are forcing Opera to prioritize performance, even if it means abandoning Presto.
In Av-test's latest update on their testing of Microsoft's Security Essentials anti-malware product, they once again show Microsoft not quite reaching the industry average of detecting zero-day malware. Microsoft responds with its own information about it.