• Sony's networks attacked by DOS attack

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted August 25, 2022 at 09:56AM
    We have news that Sony's network as well as their Playstation Network are down due to a denial of service attack. Curiously, news stations are reporting that a Sony exec's plane was diverted yesterday - naming that exec in the warning about a bomb. More word about the DOS attack here.
  • Well if you can't buy em take their idea and make it your own. Then have your CEO involved with writing code to put a 'positive' spin on the whole idea. Wait - what? As Facebook has litigated tirelessly to protect its intellectual property I wonder what will come of this in the long run. Read...
  • The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted June 7, 2021 at 10:22AM
    Microsoft is either going to redefine what the gaming experience with a console or alienate its core crowd. Will gamers live with an always on internet connection and attached web camera? What about not being able to play used games without paying a new license fee? Seems like Sony may be the...
  • Facebook Makes Major Privacy Changes

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 14, 2012 at 10:17AM
    Usually a title like this is something we dread. Now we have good news in that privacy settings are easier to get to. Check out the article here.
  • Windows Users Jumping Ship to Apple: Survey

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 4, 2012 at 11:09AM
    Not to jump on the anti-Microsoft ship but Windows 8 is a huge disappointment. I bought a laptop with it and have found it to be frustrating and a huge step back. The OS is geared for touchscreens but as most upgrade purchases of the OS won't have that it seems like Microsoft really missed the...
  • What’s Up With Whatsapp? Facebook Might Want To Buy It, That’s What

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 3, 2012 at 11:50AM

    Whatsapp, the multiplatform mobile messaging app that has been one of the runaway success stories for ad-free, paid services, has been in talks to be acquired by Facebook, according to sources close to the matter. We’re still digging around on potential price and other details about how...

  • Satisfy your inner geek

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted December 3, 2012 at 11:43AM
    No idea what to get that geek on your holiday shopping list? Here's some interesting ideas - some are really out there but all are stuff your tech-head definately doesn't have. Check it out here
  • The Xbox 720 Is Coming Sooner Than Anyone Anticipated

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 30, 2012 at 10:38AM
    Looks like we'll all have to wait another year for the 720. The article has some tentative specs but hopefully we'll see a summer release if Microsoft keeps having its current problems. 
  • 5 Days till Release of Nintendo's "Wii U"

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted November 13, 2012 at 12:51PM
    Only 5 days till Nintendo's big release of the "Wii U", The next generation of its predecessor the "Wii". The only question is, "How will sales add up this holiday season?"
    The article can be found here.
  • Black Ops II Big Release!

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted November 12, 2012 at 04:14PM
    Call Of Duty Black Ops II director is promising for a bigger release this evening that is even bigger then the first game, which raked in $1 Billion dollars in 16 days. Thats a billion with a B one day sooner than Avatar the movie did. 
    The story can be found here
  • 5 big changes coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops II

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 10, 2012 at 01:46PM
    We're three days away from the latest Call of Duty game. Its that time again when it rains happiness for gamers! Here's a quick writeup that covers the changes to the new game that take it in a very different direction. You'll find it here.
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    New Studio delivers Halo 4 impressively

    By Quincy Oshiro | Posted November 7, 2012 at 10:26AM

    There were mixed feelings when Bungie sold the Halo franchise to Microsoft’s 343 Studio. Master Chief and the Halo series have been staples of the Xbox system since the beginning. Imagine Nintendo selling off Mario and Luigi and you can see why so many gamers were surprised with this sale....

  • Windows 8 basics: Tips, tricks, and cures

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:40AM
    Ars has a nice writeup on tricks and fixes they've found in Win 8. Lots of interesting stuff in this one to help everyone banging their head against their touch screens. You'll find the article here
  • Return of the Master: Halo 4 a hit with critics

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted November 2, 2012 at 10:24AM
    Seems that the pre-release reviews are very good for Halo 4. I know I will be picking up my copy and I probably won't see my sons for a week but its good to know that at least they'll be spending their time on a well made game. Read the article here
  • Windows 8 review

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 23, 2012 at 09:26PM
    Windows 8 is a rebirth, a "reimagining" of Windows and the entire Microsoft brand. It's also the single riskiest project that Microsoft has ever embarked upon — a bet from Redmond that users can adapt to a new way of computing. With mobile alternatives from Google and Apple eating into...
  • Windows 8 too confusing?

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 22, 2012 at 06:30PM

    Windows 8 is a radical departure for anyone who has used Windows in the past two decades. The new interface is designed primarily for touch-screens. And based on some anecdotal responses from those who have tried it — professional reviewers and normal people alike — it's not exactly love...

  • Why modern maps put everyone at the centre of the world

    By Victor Oshiro, Adel Khalaf | Posted October 13, 2012 at 05:04PM

    Got truly and outstandingly lost recently? Enjoy the feeling while you can, for it's becoming an increasingly difficult task. As a curious race we have always liked to know where we are, but it is now almost impossible not to know - our phones, computers and sat navs keep us continually...

  • Microsoft Investigating Halo 4 Leak

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 13, 2012 at 01:08PM

    We don't know yet if the full campaign of Halo 4 has leaked to the Internet. Microsoft still isn't commenting directly on reports that some users may have access to the game ahead of its November 6 launch. Numerous Xbox Live profiles seen on several gaming forums have shown users playing Halo...

  • Five things Facebook did this week

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted October 6, 2012 at 01:24PM

    CNN:It was a busy week for Facebook, which hit a major milestone, made fashion news and made some users uneasy about privacy again.  As of October 4, one of every seven people on the planet are actively using Facebook each month. "Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by...

  • Facebook Hits Billionth User

    By Adel Khalaf | Posted October 4, 2012 at 12:07PM

    Facebook has reached a striking if inevitable milestone -- its active user base is now a billion strong, up from 900 million in April just before its IPO -- and it's commemorating that achievement with a brand ad designed to both celebrate those who log on every day and to spread the...

  • How Social Network Gaming Forgot About the Gamers

    By Victor Oshiro | Posted September 29, 2012 at 03:04PM

    I think I was a pretty typical Facebook adopter when I joined three years ago. Having always been a gamer I became interested in the games people were playing in their social network circles. Seemed cool and there were even news stories on NPR and television about games like Farmville so I...

  • The decaying web and our disappearing history

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 29, 2012 at 01:59PM
    What’s most vulnerable, rather, is the network of living connections into which social media is a window: the nexus of sources, resources, sounds, images and updates that together constitute the stuff of many millions of people’s daily experience. One commercial firm may well be able to sell...
  • Facebook raises fears with ad tracking

    By Oleg Mitskaniouk | Posted September 24, 2012 at 11:17AM
    Facebook is working with a controversial data company called Datalogix that can track whether people who see ads on the social networking site end up buying those products in stores.

    Amid growing pressure for the social networking site to prove the value of its advertising, Facebook is...

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