Study Shows Comcast, Cox Slow P2P File-Sharing On Networks

May 17, 2008

According to a new study, Comcast, as well as Cox Communications, are both guilty of interfereing or blocking P2P file-sharing over their networks..New York (ChattahBox) - According to a new study, Comcast, as well as Cox Communications, are both guilty of interfering or blocking P2P file-sharing over their networks.

The study was conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Germany. Read more

OLPC Deals With Microsoft, Windows Coming To $100 Laptop

May 16, 2008

Microsoft signed a deal with One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) to bring Windows to the XO Laptop..Boston (ChattahBox) - Microsoft signed a deal with One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) to bring Windows to the XO Laptop.

The deal between Microsoft and OLPC is huge for the group hoping to sell the XO Laptop to developing countries and their governments. Read more

Wii Sells More Than PS3, Xbox 360 Combined In April

May 16, 2008

According to the market research firm NPD, the Nintendo Wii managed to sell more consoles than the PS3 and Xbox 360 combined in April, with an overall growth in video game sales of 47% from the same period last year.Boston (ChattahBox) - According to the market research firm NPD, the Nintendo Wii managed to sell more consoles than the PS3 and Xbox 360 combined in April, with an overall growth in video game sales of 47% from the same period last year.

Sales for the month of April were pushed by the top game, Grand Theft Auto IV on the PS3 and Xbox 360, followed by the number two release, Mario Kart Wii. Read more

Google Blurs Faces Of Those Caught By Street View

May 15, 2008

Google's Street View has not been the most popular piece of software in terms of those who like their privacy.  Google has an answer to this though with new technology that will blur the faces of anyone photographed...New York (ChattahBox) - Google’s Street View has not been the most popular piece of software in terms of those who like their privacy. Google has an answer to this though with new technology that will blur the faces of anyone photographed.

Google is planing to start a global roll-out of Street View, and in order to do this they need to make it more comfortable for users in terms of privacy. Read more

Xbox 360 Becomes First Console In U.S. To Hit 10 Million

May 15, 2008

Microsoft made the announcement on Wednesday that the Xbox 360 has become the first console to hit the 10 million units sold mark in the U.S.  .Washington (ChattahBox) - Microsoft made the announcement on Wednesday that the Xbox 360 has become the first console to hit the 10 million units sold mark in the U.S.

Microsoft believes this is a sign that the Xbox 360 has won the next-gen console war, as the Xbox 360 hit this sales mark before both the Wii and PS3. Read more

Microsoft Lets You See The Stars With The WorldWide Telescope

May 14, 2008

Microsoft Corp. is giving users the ability to take a tour of space, putting users in control of the WorldWide Telescope. If you want to see the stars, Microsoft has the tool for you..New York (ChattahBox) - Microsoft Corp. is giving users the ability to take a tour of space, putting users in control of the WorldWide Telescope.  If you want to see the stars, Microsoft has the tool for you.

The WorldWide Telescope is new software which give susers great power to take close-up looks at galaxies, star systems, planets, and much more. Read more

MySpace Awarded $230 Million In Spam Ruling

May 14, 2008

The world's most popular social networking site, MySpace, has been awarded an anti-spam judgment worth $230 million..Washington (ChattahBox) - The world’s most popular social networking site, MySpace, has been awarded an anti-spam judgment worth $230 million.

The ruling was against Sanford Wallace, also known as the Spam King, and his partner Walter Rines. Read more

Activision Bringing New Pitfall To Nintendo Wii

May 13, 2008

Activision has confirmed that they are going to be bringing back the Pitfall franchise as an exclusive release on the Nintendo Wii...Boston (ChattahBox) - Activision has confirmed that they are going to be bringing back the Pitfall franchise as an exclusive release on the Nintendo Wii.

Activision has the development house Edge of Reality working on the new Pitfall game for the Wii called Pitfall: The Big Adventure. Read more

HBO Deals To Bring Hit TV Shows To iTunes

May 13, 2008

Reports state that Timer Warner Inc's HBO has inked a deal with Apple Inc. to bring HBO shows to the Apple iTunes store..Washington (ChattahBox) - Reports state that Timer Warner Inc’s HBO has inked a deal with Apple Inc. to bring HBO shows to the Apple iTunes store.

This would be the first time in history that HBO would sign a deal that would bring individual episodes of their shows to an online store such as iTunes. Read more

MTV, Harmonix Bring Rock Brand Track Pack To Wii, PS2

May 6, 2008

Harmonix and MTV have announced plans expand the PS2 and Wii version of Rock Band via the release of a disc full of new tracks. This is the same DLC that has been released already on the Xbox 360 and PS3. The Rock Band Track Pack Volume 1 will be available for the PS2 and Wii and will the void of a lack of downloadable content on the consoles.Washington (ChattahBox) - Harmonix and MTV have announced plans expand the PS2 and Wii version of Rock Band via the release of a disc full of new tracks. This is the same DLC that has been released already on the Xbox 360 and PS3. The Rock Band Track Pack Volume 1 will be available for the PS2 and Wii and will the void of a lack of downloadable content on the consoles.

The track pack will feature 20-tracks, consisting of a mix of old and new artists, the full track list is below. Read more

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