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Kinect will be more than a video game system

Dec 1, 2010
The Kinect video game system is selling like crazy. 2.5 million units have already been sold, according to Microsoft, and five million are expected to sell between now and Christmas. It's going to be very significant to the video game industry but the technology of the controller-less controller could mean a lot to the world outside of gaming as well.

Use your Amex card, get a make believe cow

Nov 30, 2010
Is this even a technology story? I don't know. Whenever Zynga and Farmville and make believe cows get involved, I get all dizzy and disoriented. So...
Posted In: business, cows, farmville, games, sorrow, zynga

EU investigating Google for anti-trust

Nov 30, 2010
Google just can't seem to please Europe. If it's not Street View, it's anti-competitive practices. The European Union announced that it's...
Posted In: business, european union. eu, Google, Law, world

2.5 million Kinects sold

Nov 30, 2010
Microsoft's goal of 5 million Kinects sold this year seemed awfully ambitious when it was first announced but it looks like they'll get there. The...
Posted In: business, gadgets, games, kinect, Microsoft

Google faces new European investigation

Nov 30, 2010
European investigators opened an inquiry into whether Google illegally pushes competitors out of its search results. It's the first major investigation into the online company's business practices.
Posted In: Internet

Could a Do Not Track list become a reality?

Nov 30, 2010
The idea of a Do Not Track list for web users has been kicked around for a while. After the relative success of the Do Not Call telemarketing list, it seems like an easy and practical way for people to choose not to be tracked around the Internet by online advertisers.

OMG! You've fallen for a Facebook hoax!

Nov 29, 2010
The security firm Sophos has issued a warning to Facebook users that another scam is on the loose. If you see a link that says "OMG OMG OMG... I...
Posted In: Facebook, OMG, privacy, scams, social media, sophos, Web Culture

Web retailers accused of peddling counterfeit stuff are shut down

Nov 29, 2010
82 websites accused of selling counterfeit music, DVDs, apparel and sporting goods have been shut down as a result of an ongoing crackdown by US...
Posted In: business, government, kevin kline is awesome, Law, pirates

China was behind Google attacks, say Wikileaks leaks

Nov 29, 2010
251,287 US diplomatic cables were leaked in the latest round of Wikileaks documents and some of them point to China's politburo as being behind...
Posted In: China, Google, Law, privacy, wikileaks, world

Apple lawyers up for smartphone cases that could actually matter to you and me

Nov 29, 2010
Apple is squaring off against Nokia in a case before the International Trade Commission this week with both sides charging that the other is...
Posted In: apple, htc

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