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This page contains all the news items for the month of February 2011.

 

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Nintendo 3DS Hacked A Whole Day After Release In Japan

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Videos have been posted to YouTube showing R4 flash carts successfully playing DS games on Nintendo's new 3DS console, only a day after the 3DS went on sale in Japan ... Read more ...
Feb
28
2011



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Kinect Coming to the PC With Official SDK, and Windows Phone

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Microsoft plans to bring Kinect to both Windows and Windows Phone, with the separate announcements of an official PC SDK for Kinect, and also a demo of Kinect/Windows Phone interaction ... Read more ...
Feb
25
2011



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Sony hires even more lawyers, police raid PS3 hacker's home, and new unhackable PS3?

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A roundup of the most recent PS3 hack related news, as Sony ramps up the legal battle ... Read more ...
Feb
25
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 12th February 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 12th February 2011 ... Read more ...
Feb
25
2011



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Movie Studios Lose Appeal Against Australian ISP iiNet

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A huge victory for ISPs all around the world as an Australian court finds, for the second time, that ISPs are not liable for copyright infringement committed by its subscribers ... Read more ...
Feb
24
2011



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Xvid 1.3.0 Released

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A new version of the Xvid codec has just been released ... Read more ...
Feb
24
2011



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Windows 7 SP1 Released: Should You Update?

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Windows 7's first service pack is now available, but should you update right away? Read this article to find out what's new in SP1 ... Read more ...
Feb
23
2011



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Googles Wades Into Fellow Search Engine isoHunt's Trial ... On The MPAA's Side

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Google has attacked isoHunt in court in a bid to protects their own position in the Viacom appeals trial ... Read more ...
Feb
22
2011



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PS3 Users Unbanning Themselves From PSN, Thanks To New PSN Hack

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Hackers have found a way to un-ban and ban any PSN users, as long as their console ID is known ... Read more ...
Feb
22
2011



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PC Gaming Piracy On the Decline, Says Industry Head

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PC gaming piracy may actually be on the decline, says the new president of the PC Gaming Alliance. And it's not due to DRM! ... Read more ...
Feb
20
2011



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Sony's iTunes Killer? $10 Per Month Unlimited Music Streaming

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Sony has launched a new music-in-the-cloud service that offers unlimited, streamed, music for $10 per month ... Read more ...
Feb
19
2011



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PS3 Jailbreak Users Being Banned On PSN

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Sony has started banning PSN user accounts for those that have modified their PS3s with hacked firmware ... Read more ...
Feb
18
2011



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Opinion: Nokia Going With Windows Phone Makes Sense

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In this opinion piece, we look at Nokia's recently announced alliance with Microsoft, and why it's a great idea ... Read more ...
Feb
17
2011



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Righthaven vs Matt Drudge Copyright Lawsuit: Settled

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Political commentator Matt Drudge has settled a lawsuit with Righthaven over the unauthorized use of a single picture in which the copyright law firm demanded a six figure reward ... Read more ...
Feb
17
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 5th February 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 5th February 2011 ... Read more ...
Feb
17
2011



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isoHunt Sued Again, This Time By The Record Companies

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isoHunt is in legal trouble again after being sued by the major music labels, who are demanding the closure of the website as well as $4m in damages ... Read more ...
Feb
15
2011



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UK Judge Looks At Key Copyright Lawsuit Issues, IP Address And Authorization

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An UK judge is asking all the right questions in a copyright case which could have serious implications for those engaged in mass copyright lawsuits ... Read more ...
Feb
15
2011



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Spanish Citizens, Artists Protest Against New Copyright Laws

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New proposed copyright laws in Spain has been met with serious public opposition, and also surprising opposition from leading industry figures ... Read more ...
Feb
15
2011



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The Crysis Crisis: Crysis 2 Leaked Way Before Official Release

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It's bad news for EA and Crytek, as a development build of their upcoming Crysis 2 game has just made its way to BitTorrent networks all over the world ... Read more ...
Feb
14
2011



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Are Publishers Abandoning Apple For Google Android?

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Apple's strict restrictions for publishing on iTunes has some companies and publishers, like Sony, up in revolt ... Read more ...
Feb
11
2011



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PlayStation Move Should Be Opened For PC Hacking, Says Creator

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The PlayStation Move's creator wants the motion control system to be hacked in the same way as Kinect, on the PC ... Read more ...
Feb
11
2011



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Legal Setback For Sony In PS3 Jailbreak Case: Subpoenas Denied

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Sony will not be able to get details of people who simply watched the PS3 hacking video on YouTube, or just tweeted about it, new court documents revealed. ... Read more ...
Feb
11
2011



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Sony's Kevin Butler Re-tweets PS3 Security Key

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Sony's fictional VP accidentally re-tweets a PS3 security key, something Sony has threatened to sue other websites over ... Read more ...
Feb
10
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 29th January 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 29th January ... Read more ...
Feb
9
2011



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LG Says PS3s Should Be Banned From Sale, Due To Patent Dispute

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A legal battle between Sony and LG has escalated to the point where LG is demanding Sony Bravia TVs and PS3s be banned from import into the United States ... Read more ...
Feb
9
2011



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MPAA Sues Hotfile, Claims Hotfile Encourages Users To Pirate

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Five studios represented by the MPAA is suing file hosting website Hotfile for copyright infringement, claiming the company actually "compensates" users for their infringement ... Read more ...
Feb
9
2011



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Follow Digital Digest on Facebook, Twitter, Win Prizes

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Amazon gift certificates are up for grabs for those that like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter ... Read more ...
Feb
8
2011



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Sony Intends To Sue More In PS3 JailBreaking Lawsuit

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Sony may be planning to sue more users in the wake of the PS3's total security breakdown, including enthusiasts whose sole aim is to bring Linux back to the PS3 ... Read more ...
Feb
8
2011



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UK: New Subscription Channel May Cause Surge In Piracy

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By removing free viewing options on TV, will this lead to more piracy? ... Read more ...
Feb
8
2011



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Filesharers Manifesto Aims to Stop Movie, TV Piracy

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A website has been set up with a list of things that today's digital consumer finds lacking, things that if addressed, could lead to lower movie piracy rates ... Read more ...
Feb
5
2011



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Japanese Government Think-Thank: Piracy Helps Sales!

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A new study by a Japanese think-tank sought to link piracy to lost DVD sales for Anime, but actually found the reverse, in that piracy sometimes helps to increase sales ... Read more ...
Feb
5
2011



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Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 22nd January 2011

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Check out the US Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending 22nd January ... Read more ...
Feb
3
2011



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23.8% Internet Traffic Related To Piracy, But MPAA Misses The Real Message

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The MPAA screams from the top of the roof that Internet piracy rates are sky high, but the very studios they represent may be partially responsible for the problem ... Read more ...
Feb
3
2011



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Google Chrome Dropping H.264: Microsoft To The Rescue

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Microsoft tries to solve the problem of watching H.264 HTML5 videos on Chrome, by offering a free extension that brings H.264 back to the browser for Windows 7 users ... Read more ...
Feb
3
2011



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PS3 3.56 Firmware Bricking Consoles?

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The latest PS3 firmware may be bricking Slim consoles with upgraded HDDs ... Read more ...
Feb
2
2011



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Google Phone Software Take Top Spot From Nokia

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Google's Android is now officially the most popular operating system for smartphones, beating long time champion Nokia Symbian for the first time ... Read more ...
Feb
1
2011



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Flaw In Sandy Bridge CPUs Could Cause Delays, Cost Intel $1bn

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A flaw has been discovered in Intel's latest CPU range, which could cost the chip maker up to $1bn to fix the problem ... Read more ...
Feb
1
2011



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US: Nearly 100,000 Sued Via Mass Copyright Lawsuits In Last 12 Month

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Nearly 100,000 people have been sued from just 80 mass copyright lawsuits in the US, in the last 12 month ... Read more ...
Feb
1
2011