Taking a new approach to tackle piracy, Green Heart Games rolled out a "cracked" version of its title Game Dev Tycoon to illegal downloading sites.
The bizarre move was actually aimed at teaching players of pirated games a hidden lesson. For the first few hours of play, the cracked/pirated version functions normally; but the player's up-&-coming studio soon start encountering a serious problem.
Blogger users will now be able to view their blog as well as Google+ comments in one place, thanks to the latest update made by Google.
The update has integrated Google+ comments into Blogger blogs, which, according to the Internet search giant, will be greatly benefits for bloggers.
While the new feature will enable blogger users to view their blog and Google+ comments in one place, readers will be able to comment and join their Google+ circles.
Twitter, popular micro-blogging platform that allows users to send and receive tweets (messages) in up to 140 characters, turned 7 years old Thursday.
Co-founded and launched by Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone in the year 2006, Twitter is today one of the biggest social media giants that offers news, gossips, pictures, complaints, sports scores and all that.
YouTube, the biggest video-sharing site of the world, is getting even bigger.
Founded in February 2005 and acquired by Google Inc in 2006, YouTube recently hit one billion monthly unique users.
Announcing the milestone, YouTube team said, "Nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube. Our monthly viewership is the equivalent of roughly ten Super Bowl audiences."
The team pointed out that if YouTube were a country, it would be the third biggest in the world after China and India, in terms of population.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung has confirmed that it too is working on a smartwatch.
Lee Young Lee, executive vice president of mobile business at Samsung, said the company had been working on the smartwatch for quite a long time.
Speaking on the topic, Lee said, “We've been preparing the watch product for so long. We are working very hard to get ready for it. We are preparing products for the future, and the watch is definitely one of them.”
A SimCity game with an offline mode wouldn’t have fit the developer’s vision for the admired game, Maxis’ general manager Lucy Bradshaw said.
Bradshaw stressed that there were a number of reasons why shed felt SimCity had to be always-online. The reasons cited by Bradshaw include online players’ ability to exchange gifts; and online players’ ability to enjoy social features like challenges and achievements.
Sudden teasers from Sony Japan cropped up recently, about a forthcoming online, streamed event which would focus completely on Sony's PlayStation Vita console; and would be held at 3am ET on Monday, February 18.
The information which the page teasing the online, streamed event unfolds is that Sony would be unveiling fresh details about the PlayStation Vita on Monday, February 18th at 5pm Tokyo time. The presenter of the upcoming event would be Hiroshi Kawano, the President of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan.
Spanish police on Wednesday arrested 10 people allegedly involved in a massive "ransomware" ring, as the European police agency Europol claimed that it had dismantled cybercrime organization that had been running the cybercrime.
According to the European Cybercrime Centre, the ransomware ring affected tens of thousands of computers around the world and generated more than _1 million (around $1.34m) per year for the operators.
People will spend more than $1.9 billion on flowers on this Valentine’s Day, a cording to a survey carried out by the National Retail Federation.
Various surveys also revealed that roses become costlier on this special day. However, following recommendations by save-your-money website Cheapism. com can help you pay less and get better flowers.
Cheapism. com suggests that avoiding big name online floral sites and visiting or calling a local florist for flowers can save you a lot of your hard earned money.
Google, the world's most popular internet search engine, posted a new doodle on its homepage to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of the renowned archaeologist & anthropologist Mary Leakey.
British archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey, who is widely known for discovering the first fossilized skull of an extinct ape called Proconsul, was born on February 6, 1913.
It may be noted here that extinct ape Proconsul is now believed to be humans' ancestor. The discovery of the robust Zinjanthropus skull at Olduvai Gorge was one of the other big achievements made by Mary.
In a Sunday announcement, bigwig networking company Cisco Systems revealed that it is acquiring the 2006-founded privately-held cloud infrastructure startup Meraki for approximately $1.2 billion.
According to the terms of the acquisition deal, which will likely be finalized in Cisco's fiscal second quarter in 2013, Meraki - which is backed by companies like Google and Sequoia Partners - will become Cisco's new Cloud Networking Group.
Online retail giant Amazon has recently announced that its Cloud Drive tool, which was earlier available for desktop computers and the company's own branded Kindle Fire tablets, has now been expanded to all Android-based devices.
The Amazon Cloud Drive for the Android is essentially an alternative to SkyDrive for Android-device users who are keen on exploring photo storing options. The tool gives the Android users the advantage of uploading pictures, storing them on Amazon servers, and viewing as well as sharing the photos from their Android-based handsets and tablets.
On Wednesday, Chevrolet brand owner, General Motors (GM), unveiled the new, high-tech 6.2-liter V-8 engine for the company's next-generation model of Chevrolet Corvette.
The engine of the new Corvette model - which will be introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2013 - will replace the existing 6.2-liter powerplant of the 2013 Corvette; and will be the first of the fifth generation of GM's "small block" V-8 engines.
In a move which marks Facebook’s foray into the Amazon-dominated e-commerce arena, the social network recently announced the launch of its new online gift-giving service - Facebook Gifts.
Launched in collaboration with nearly 100 partners – including Starbucks, 1-800-Flowers, and Magnolia Bakery -, the new Facebook Gifts service will essentially give the over 950 million users of the social network the ability to exchange gifts from their profiles.
Though BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has yet to make any official disclosure about the release of its BlackBerry 10 OS, the company said in a Thursday announcement that it will launch its LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in the coming week.
According to the information shared by RIM, the new BlackBerry PlayBook version to be released by RIM will be fairly akin to its currently-available Wi-Fi counterpart, but will boast the capability of next-generation high-speed LTE data service.