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The latest victim of the FTC's Spyware crackdown is the well known Zango software. Zango, formally known as 180solutions, has been charged with installing advertising software along with its free games without proper notification to users and will be fined to the tune of $3 million. We're sure most of you recognize the name as it's estimated that the software was installed on over 7 million machines, causing around 6.9 billion pop-up ads. "The FTC also prohibited the company from installing software without a consumer's express... Read more...
Infineon Technologies, best known for their memory products, has recently filed two patents (1, 2) for technology meant to deliberately interfere with voice over IP transmissions. New Scientist Magazine's patent news blog, Invention, reports that the German company has filed a patent application for a method of artificially creating a bottleneck for VoIP transmissions, effectively degrading the signal. "According to the application, a machine on a computer network would analyse passing "packets" of information, distinguishing between data and voice ones. After identifying a series of voice... Read more...
It seems likely that the European Commission will hit Microsoft with a hefty fine of $383.2 Million, awaiting a decision expected on Wednesday. By not complying with the Commission's standards, as they were ordered to do back in 2004, they risked facing a $2.5 Million a day fine, which seems to have caught up with them. "Sources say that penalty could now rise to 3m euros a day if Microsoft fails to comply with the anti-trust ruling by 31 July. However, Microsoft insists it has complied with the Commission's demands and says it expects... Read more...
Corsair Announces Committed RAM Allocation from Infineon, and Continued Support for AMD Enthusiasts Using exclusively Infineon's Rev. C DDR SDRAM, Corsair's XMS-3500LL PRO 2GB kit ramps up to deliver ultra-low latency performance Fremont, CA (March 1, 2006) – Corsair(R) Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory products, today announced broad availability of Infineon's Rev. C DDR SDRAM-based XMS-3500LL PRO 2GB kits. Known to have the best overclocking characteristics, the XMS 3500LL PRO modules using Infineon's Rev.C DDR SDRAM deliver more overclocking headroom and latency... Read more...
Going along with yesterday's update on Google Maps, some Asian governments have voiced their opinion on the technology... they don't like it. There's still some debate has to how serious of a security risk the satellite images are, as the images are a few years old. Living in New Hampshire, I have no concerns as most of my state lacks detailed images. Area 51 has higher quality pictures... could the government be hiding something in the granite state? Well, time to find my tinfoil hat, later folks! FujiFilm FinePix F10 @ eCoustics "The new 6.3-megapixel FujiFilm FinePix F10 ($399 MSRP) is... Read more...
  We probably haven't stressed this often enough, whether to you our faithful readers or to our OEM contacts in the PR and Product teams at various companies we work with here at HotHardware.  But let it be known unequivocally now, we LOVE board revisions.  Don't get us wrong, we're not losing it on you.  We'd rather a manufacturer get their product right, out of the gate (and likely, so would they) but when a board revision means taking an already impressive product and making it better, it's sort of like a Tech Editor's nirvana; fewer headaches in testing, more performance,... Read more...
Tonight's news post is gonna be a little longer than normal since I'm doing my game news post, and want to get a bit of tech news in along with it. One interesting article is how the Washington Post claims the Gamecube is "Obsolete"... I personally hate seeing comments like that. Maybe it's because the cube is the only console system I have, and the only one I want. Does that make me biased? Probably. But to those of us who are fans of games that only Nintendo can deliver, the system is still very much alive. Ubisoft announces availability of Prince of Persia: Warrior Within "The... Read more...
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