Targeting high-end consumer electronics fans, Digeo is announcing today a new multi-room solution for its digital video recorder as well as other new features for its retail boxes.
stories by Dean Takahashi
Women’s TV network Lifetime is teaming up with King.com, which will become the exclusive provider of skill-based games on Lifetime’s online site, myLifetime.com, VentureBeat has learned.
Buying your love a virtual rose is a happening thing to do these days on social networks such as Facebook. And now there are 50 ways for you to pay for it.
Nathan Hamiel (right) and Shawn Moyer (left) love social sites from MySpace to Facebook. But at the Defcon and Black Hat security conferences this year, they gave talks about how easy it is to compromise web sites that accept user-generated content.
In a sign that console game companies care about new platforms such as the iPhone, Namco Networks has hired a former Apple producer as the head of its Apple Games division.
[Updated with Blizzard response] Hacking World of Warcraft is like a national pastime among game-oriented hackers. So it’s no surprise that hackers have figured out a new way to circumvent the rules of the online role-playing fantasy game.
You can now use a Nintendo DSi handheld video game system to share goofy photos with your Facebook friends.
Global chip industry sales continued in the second quarter as sales grew 17 percent from the first quarter, according to industry trade group Semiconductor Industry Association.
If there is such a thing as a serial entertainment entrepreneur, Jordan Weisman is it.
Samplify Systems is announcing today a new design for its technology that compresses data without sacrificing quality.
Caustic Graphics announced today that it’s signed up a number of software companies to adapt their software to its CausticRT development platform — a platform that will bring the highest quality graphics and animation to a community of artists and designers
A security researcher at the Defcon security conference has proposed a way to get news feeds into countries that ban them via email clients. The proposal aims to simplify the process by which Internet users in censored countries can get uncensored news, making it useful in countries such as China and Iran.
In a scary presentation at the Defcon hacker conference, a security researcher showed how easy it is to compromise the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control system.
Charlie Miller (left) has had a string of hits as a hacker. This week he added to his list as he announced at the Black Hat security conference that he and partner Collin Mulliner were able to hack an iPhone with a text message.
Apple has patched a flaw in the iPhone that makes it vulnerable to being hacked by a text message.
University of Delaware students say they have hacked the Wii video game controller and the Wii Fit’s Wii Balance Board to be used with applications for disabled people.
In casual games, Yahoo Games has been the biggest online operator in the U.S. for years. But now it’s been surpassed by Zynga, the social gaming company that has a huge audience on Facebook and the iPhone.
In the name of urban anarchy and intellectual stimulation, a team of three hackers has figured out how to break the security systems of a variety of parking meters.
Security researchers have figured out how to disable or take over the iPhone and other smart phones using simple text messages.
We’re heading fast into the cloud computing era, where we access our email on distant servers, store pictures on photo-sharing sites, and access our data from any location.
We all want to live the lifestyle of musicians. Parties, concerts, groupies.
Internet security is busted, said researchers at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas today.
Dan Kaminsky and Kevin Mitnick, two of the biggest names in computer security circles, had their web sites hacked and their personal data posted online just as the Black Hat security conference gets under way in Las Vegas.
McAfee announced today that the volume of spam emails has increased 141 percent since March to more than 117 billion emails a day.
[This is part two of a two-part story on how new platforms and social game companies are changing the casual gaming market. See the first part here.]
[This is part one of a two-part story on how the casual game market is evolving. See the second part here.]
Live Gamer has acquired Korean micro-transaction provider N-Cash for an undisclosed sum as part of a bid to expand into the red hot market of primary virtual goods.
With new technology being released today by Sirf Technology, you can expect navigation systems in all sorts of consumer electronics devices, including the smallest of cell phones.
IBM is buying analytics software firm SPSS for $1.2 billion in cash as the recession-inspired tech consolidation wave continues.
Agilent Technologies and Varian are merging in a $1.5 billion deal that could spell a wave of consolidation in the scientific instrument market.
No game has been more influential in recent history than Wii Sports. But Nintendo gave it away for free. That’s how it got consumers to pony up $249 for its Wii console with the newfangled remote-like Wii controller. It was perhaps one of the smartest ways to launch a new product, ever.
Symantec is launching a novel subscription business today where it’s renting out its security expertise to corporations that need constant vigilance in the war against cybercrime. If you subscribe, you get your very own Symantec employee.
The Black Hat and Defcon security conferences both kick off in Las Vegas this week, and cyberthreats and security leaks seem as pervasive as ever. But security-minded corporations contend they’re making progress on dealing with multifaceted computer crime threats.
Rayspan has raised $12.5 million to further its technology for filtering out antenna interference so that cell phones can get better reception.
Booyah is launching a free iPhone app today that lets you create an “achievement system for your life.” Built by former game developers, the app lets you categorize and share your achievements in life with you friends. It’s a unique and creative title, and it comes from one of the few iPhone companies backed by serious venture money.
Quantenna Communications is making chips for home networks that let consumers send high-definition video from one appliance in the home to another wirelessly.
Open Sports Network said it has raised $4 million to create social games in the fantasy sports game genre.
Foundation 9 Entertainment is the latest game company to cut back on its development efforts as a result of a slowdown in the core video game business, VentureBeat has learned.
Electronic Arts announced a deal with Chinese game operator NetDragon Websoft to create a new version of the Ultima Online game for the Chinese market.
Social networks for gamers have been the rage lately. But Raptr seems to be separating itself from the pack by building a network that is bigger and more useful for the broadest audience of gamers.