PlayStation Network fails, hitting users worldwide

PlayStation 3 users around the world have been left unable to connect to the PlayStation Network, with Sony still unable to identify the source of the problem.

Facebook wins patent over newsfeeds

Facebook has been granted a patent that covers large chunks of the entire social networking news feed concept, potentially stopping other social network providers in their tracks.

A fifth of British drivers use Facebook at the wheel

What to do if the government bans texting while driving? Fear not. In the UK, where there's already legislation against it, drivers have found a solution: update your Facebook page instead.

Quake 3 frags Android OS at 25fps

A talented programmer known as thunderbird2k has successfully ported Quake 3 to the Android OS.

Wal-Mart shuts down Vudu porn distribution

They're cuddly folk at Wal-Mart, and they don't like mucky stuff - they won't even sell CDs with sexually explicit lyrics. So it's no surprise that, right after buying video start-up Vudu, the retailer has shut down its adult section.

Report: Apple designates "explicit" category for iPhone app store

Apple has reportedly launched an initiative to create an "explicit" category for third-party app developers of the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Nintendo recycles DSi with XL display

Nintendo of America has confirmed that it will be selling a XL version of its DSi handheld gaming device for $190.

Women know more stuff than men

A five-month Trivial Pursuit game waged between the sexes has concluded that women are more knowledgeable than men - but only just.

The Perfect Storm is the perfect movie, say scientists

We suspect Cornell University's James Cutting is after a job in Hollywood. He and his team have applied cognitive psychology to work out which films are the most engrossing. Based on modern perception research, they deconstructed 70 years of film, shot by shot.

Yahoo integrates tweets into search results and sites

Twitter has sold Yahoo its 'Firehose' - the full feed of public tweets - allowing Yahoo to integrate Twitter feeds into home pages, email accounts and search results.

Apple allows bikini beach frolicking to resume

Apple has graciously returned a banned swimwear shopping application to the virtual shelves of its hallowed iPhone store.



Sony panics, criticizes Microsoft over Natal propaganda

An irate Sony spokesperson has harshly criticized Microsoft for broadcasting "happy, happy, joy, joy" news about Project Natal.

UAE bans Heavy Rain over sultry seduction scene

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reportedly banned a film noir video game over an allegedly sultry seduction scene.

Smartbook shipments to reach 163 million by 2015

A senior analyst has predicted that global shipments of non-X86 powered smartbooks will reach 163 million in 2015.

Warning: 3D movies may cause vision fatigue

A UC Berkeley optometrist had warned that over-exposure to 3D technology could cause a small number of people to suffer from vision fatigue.

New graphics algorithm promises film quality games

Graphics developers at Williams College and Nvidia have created a new algorithm that they say will drastically improve graphics quality.

Kotick: Activision trying to keep gaming fun

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has insisted that his company remains committed to keeping the "fun" in gaming.

2K and Firaxis rebuild Civilization with new sequel

2K Games and Firaxis are developing a Civilization game that will feature a new engine, redesigned combat system and hexagon tiles capable of generating organic landscapes.

Strap in! Blizzard activates Starcraft II beta

Strap in! Blizzard has finally activated its long-awaited beta program for the upcoming Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty real-time strategy (RTS) game.

Deranged WoW player shot during violent family dispute

A drunk and deranged WoW player was recently shot by an irate grandfather after attempting to choke his mother to death.