Juan Perez

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Microsoft settles thousands of software piracy cases

Microsoft is known for pursuing anyone that pirates its software. It doesn't matter what country the counterfeiters are in, the tech giant will go after them.<p>In this quest, the company announced Tuesday that it settled 3,265 software piracy cases worldwide in the past year. Thirty-five of these …

China is close to ending its idiotic ban on video game consoles—but it’s too late

China is inching closer to lifting a ban on video consoles like the PlayStation, Xbox, and Wii that has been in place since 2000 to prevent “potential harm to the physical and mental development of the young.” The South China Morning Post reports that the reversal would come with strings attached: …

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Hackers Attacked Microsoft Using Security Hole That Google Found

By Jim Finkle<p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said hackers have attacked some computers by exploiting a bug in Windows first disclosed two months ago by a Google Inc researcher, who came under fire at the time for publicizing the flaw without going to the software company first.<p>Microsoft provided …

T-Mobile adds no-contract family plans to line up

NEW YORK CITY -- T-Mobile announced Wednesday a less expensive family plan for no-contract customers.<p>Now a family of four can get a plan for $100 per month with unlimited talk, text messaging and 500MB of full speed wireless data. There are not contracts or credit checks. That said, people will …

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China drawing up plans to end official game console sales ban, report claims

China's 13-year prohibition on game console sales may soon come to an end, according to a report from the <i>South China Morning Post</i>. The compromise would see the likes of Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft able to manufacture game consoles in Shanghai's new free trade zone -- part of a larger governmental …

Is T-Mobile’s new upgrade program Jump worth it?

While I wouldn’t exactly call it T-Mobile’s “boldest” move yet, the self-styled “Uncarrier” did announce a new change in strategy at its media event …

Xbox One Sells Out At Best Buy

Best Buy is no longer accepting online pre-orders for Microsoft‘s Xbox One, either for delivery or in-store pickup. The retailer says it may re-open pre-orders once it has a better idea of its stock, according to Polygon. The console is still available at Gamestop, Wal-Mart and Amazon, though the …

Petition seeks to bring back Xbox One policies

The Xbox One has not been having a good time of it. Not long after the console was launched, Microsoft revealed heavy restrictions around sharing games -- that is, games could only be transferred once between friends, a one-way, one-time only gift, and lending games was off the table at launch. …

Your PS4 digital library will be playable from any system

<b>Speaking at the Develop conference in the UK, Sony's R&D senior team leader Neil Brown has outlined some of the PSN library features of the</b> …

Watch this: T-Mobile CEO John Legere unleashed, part two

Dolls, trash talk, and a tease of "Uncarrier 3.0"<p>T-Mobile's then-newly-minted CEO John Legere made sure the March "uncarrier" press conference was one for the history books — and one that was definitely not PG. The company today announced its so-called "boldest moves yet" — a plan allowing two …

Tech-Savvy Cities May Be 'Smart,' But Are They Wise?

This summer, NPR's Cities Project has been looking at how cities around the world are solving problems using new technologies. And though there's great promise in many of these "smart" city programs, New York University's Anthony Townsend remains skeptical.<p>Townsend, whose book <i>Smart Cities</i> is due …

New documentary to detail the rise of indie game dev

<b>A small Melbourne studio is set to produce a new documentary about the meteoric rise of independent games development.</b><p>As mainstream gaming …

How technology will transform your visit to the supermarket

Jessica Winch looks at the technology set to speed up your shopping trips.<p>When I go into a supermarket, particularly on a Sunday afternoon when it is packed with small children, my main goal is to grab the items I need and check out as quickly as possible.<p>To that end, I usually head straight for …