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Verisign has been the administrator over the .com address since 1999, and will continue to be until at least 2012. The new deal which has been approved by the US Government will give Verisign complete control over the .com address, and has the right to manipulate .com prices to a certain degree.... Read more...
This will probably sound absurd to most of you, and rightfully so, but there's some question as to whether items obtained in an online game can be taxed. Even if there is no real world financial gain, player to player item transfers may one day be taxable. You know the saying, the only assurances in life are death and taxes, and without... Read more...
Futuremark, the creator of the popular benchmarking suites 3DMark and PCMark, has updated their site with new versions of 3DMark06 and PCMark05. The updates bring not only a few bug fixes, but added support for Windows Vista. Benchmarks native to Windows Vista should be out in 2007, and will take advantage of the latest DirectX features.... Read more...
Along with the plethora of Valve developed games that can be found on Steam, various publishers are turning to Steam to sell their own games. As announced on the Steam homepage, 3D Realms' Prey will be available November 30th for $49.95. If you already own the game, you can download Steam and use your existing product key to register... Read more...
Verizon Wireless announced Tuesday that it will soon be bringing select videos from YouTube to its customers. A smaller than expected number of users have signed up for Verizon's advanced services, and this deal is a way for Verizon to spur interest in its streaming video service. The videos should start arriving sometime this December.... Read more...
Online video sites such as YouTube, Google Video, and SoapBox, with their seemingly endless supply of free videos to download, have exploded in popularity since their creation. Like the rest of the internet though, there's plenty of questionable content that's been appearing on those sites, sparking debate as to whether or not the... Read more...
U.S. e-mail security company Postini estimates that nearly every 9 out of 10 e-mails that are sent, are nothing more than spam. We're sure many of you already assumed as much, and we at Hothardware see not shortage of it ourselves. According to the company, 7 billion spam e-mails were sent worldwide this month, compared to just 2.5 billion... Read more...
Some of you may play World of Warcraft, and out of that bunch we're sure some of you have also heard about Glide, one of the "botting" programs used by many folks to power level their characters, and amass staggering amounts of gold. Glide is strictly against the WoW terms of service, and folks caught using the system can face... Read more...
With the millions of people arguing over the XBOX 360 vs the Playstation 3, it's always interesting to get a game developers take on the issue. One of the major points of argument, is that even though the PS3 has better hardware specs on paper, its lack of programming flexibility will hamper its performance. While the anonymous interviewee... Read more...
Today the California Supreme Court has ruled that a San Diego woman can not be sued for a libelous e-mail posted on two web sites. The Court agreed with the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which provides immunity to those who publish information on the net that was gathered from other sources, and is seen by many as a victory for... Read more...
Nintendo's latest gaming machine made its debut today as gamers packed store lines just to get their hands on one. The Nintendo Wii has caught the interest of gamers thanks to it's innovative motion sensing controller, and affordable price(when compared to Sony's PS3 and Microsoft's XBox 360). Unlike the Playstation 3 launch... Read more...
Loaded with features like an FM Radio, wireless connection, and video screen, Microsoft's Zune music player was positioned to compete directly with Apple's iPod. Unfortunately the player hasn't had the strong debut Microsoft was hoping store, as folks seem to want to stick with the proven and familiar iPod.... Read more...
November's version of the latest Catalyst drivers are out and about. Catalyst 6.11 brings some performance improvements with it, along with a few bug fixes, and CrossFire software support for any X1900 and X1950 product installed in a system using Windows XP or XP 64. Click here for the download page, and here for the release notes.... Read more...
With the 2008 mid-term elections over with, many folks are hoping for a change for the better in everything from the economy, to immigration. As CNN reports, we may also see a welcomed new approach to the growth and governing of technology in this country. "Fourteen bills related to technological... Read more...
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