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Get those software patents fast: take advantage of special U.S. patent programs

Obtaining a patent has traditionally been a long process, which is particularly burdensome for software patents. But it doesn’t have to be that way.<p>As of March 2014, the average time between filing of a patent application and having that application examined by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office …

Hacker who helped feds gets no more time in prison

The infamous hacker known as Sabu who cooperated with the FBI for three years to take down his former associates and help authorities disrupt or mitigate cyber attacks including those targeting U.S. military, Congress and law enforcement websites was sentenced on Tuesday to time served.<p>Hector …

Japanese ministry is on the hunt for the next Steve Jobs

I don’t need to tell the readers of a blog called Cult of Mac that Steve Jobs could be brilliant. Nor, if you’ve read much about Jobs’ life, do you likely need to be informed that he could sometimes be a little unhinged — whether that meant berating co-workers, or bursting into tears because the …

BBC iPlayer for Windows Phone 8 Gets Live TV, Drops Radio

More than 12 months after its initial debut, the BBC today updated its iPlayer app for Windows Phone 8 with a long-awaited feature: Live TV.<p>It’s bizarre to think that this wasn’t available before, but starting today Lumia device owners can download the app and watch their favorite channels live …

Microsoft cautions against Windows XP hack

Microsoft is warning XP users to steer clear of a hack that installs security updates despite the recent end of support for the aged OS.<p>In a statement sent to ZDNet on Monday, Microsoft explained:<p>"We recently became aware of a hack that purportedly aims to provide security updates to Windows XP …

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Australian Mac and iOS users find devices remotely locked, held for ransom (and how to keep yours safe)

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that several Australian Mac, iPhone, and iPad users are finding that their devices have been locked remotely through Apple’s Find My iPhone service by someone using the name “Oleg Pliss.” The hacker (or hackers) then demand payments of around $50 to $100 to an …

The Prodigal Sony Returns To China

The PS4 is headed to China.<p>After China dropped a decade-long ban on gaming consoles, Sony is making plans to bring its latest gaming console to the massive Chinese market. The last time a Sony gaming system was available through official channels in China was 2004.<p>China previously tightly regulated …

Why a Short RPG Can Still Be a Great RPG

Sometimes less is more.<p>Whatever your preferred flavour, we’ve all had stints where RPGs have taken over our lives a little more than they should …

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Nintendo 3DS) Review - Page 1

By Adam Riley 26.05.2014 8<p>There is no denying just how stunning both Capcom's Ace Attorney and Level-5's Professor Layton series are, with the …

You can build your own fantasy in Sony's Landmark online world (interview)

Sony Online Entertainment wants Landmark, its upcoming persistent fantasy world, to belong to gamers. You can think of it like Minecraft, but with better 3D graphics. Landmark is going to be a massively multiplayer online world on the PC that is built to be customized by players.<p>Not only can you …

Microsoft reveals prices of two Xbox One variations for Japan

Microsoft's new-generation console, the Xbox One, will launch in Japan Sept. 4 for 39,980 yen ($392) for the console and 49,980 yen ($490) bundled with the Kinect, Microsoft Japan announced today.<p>Microsoft recently announced that 48 game developers in the region have expressed their interest in …

​A Developer's Defense Of 30 Frames Per Second

At the start of this new generation of consoles the debate of framerate and resolution importance still wages on. The gold standard to live by is a …

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