Geohot restores PS3 Linux support

Serial hacker and modder George Hotz has successfully restored support for Linux on the PS3 (firmware version 3.21) by loading a custom generated PUP file.

Twitter users prefer entertainment over news

A new survey conducted by Internet research company Hitwise has found that Twitter users prefer to visit entertainment websites rather than peruse current events.

Gamers slave labor for virtual cash

Gaming used to be about playing not work, but with the advent of virtual currency to enhance game options, more and more gamers say they are willing to earn cyber cash by pimping themselves out to marketeers as survey monkeys, ad video guinea pigs and subscription sign up sasquatches.

Pink Floyd sues EMI over online royalties

British rock group Pink Floyd has initiated legal action against record label EMI over disputed online royalty payments.

Parents leave real baby to die in favor of online avatar

A heartbreaking story of parents who left their three-month old, premature baby to die of malnourishment, while they raised a virtual daughter online in an MMORPG has surfaced over on ABC.

Serial ticket scammers indicted on 43 counts

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted four individuals who allegedly made more than $25 million by fraudulently acquiring and reselling over 1.5 million entertainment tickets.

Americans turn to the net for their news

The writing may be on the wall for newspapers - or on the screen, at least. A new report from the Pew Internet and American Life project says that online news has taken over from print as the third most popular way for Americans to get their news.

Nook e-reader makes it back into the stores

Barnes and Noble's Nook e-reader, which sold out over the holidays, is back on sale online and in stores - just in time for Valentine's Day, says the company, hopefully.

Claim: Online gaming puts children at risk

A recent TV report from Denver, Colorado station KDVR has gamers on the virtual rampage, as its hysterical sensationalism blocks out all common sense in a report which appears to deliver the message that gaming will lead to child molestation and death.