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Filmmaker’s videogame makes corporations work to save the environment

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Philippe Cousteau, grandson of famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, who’s taken up the family business of using film to shine a light on the world’s most important waters, has a unique new project that was turning heads at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive convention. Specifically, he’s…

Apple subpoenaed by FTC over Google’s search deal on iPhone and iPad

Antitrust investigation expands to include mobile search, where Apple and Google split $1.3bn of revenues in 2011 By Charles Arthur A US antitrust investigation into Google has subpoenaed Apple to find out more information about the deal by which the search giant provides services for the iPhone and iPad, according to Bloomberg, citing sources inside…

Iran conducting cyber-war with BBC: broadcaster

Iran launched a “sophisticated cyber-attack” in an attempt to disrupt the BBC’s Persian service, which is watched by over seven million viewers weekly, the broadcaster’s chief was to claim Wednesday. Director-general Mark Thompson is expected to use Wednesday’s address to the Royal Television Society to accuse Iran of trying to “undermine” the popular service, according…

Encyclopaedia Britannica ends print publications

CHICAGO — The Encyclopaedia Britannica will end print publication after 244 years and go “completely digital,” the Chicago-based company said. “The end of the print set is something we’ve foreseen for some time,” Jorge Cauz, president of Encyclopaedia Britannica, said in a statement. “It’s the latest step in our evolution…

One in five U.S. companies say they will buy tablets by mid-year

Survey results released on Tuesday showed that growing numbers of businesses plan to buy iPads as tablet computers make their way from personal lives into work places. Slightly more than one-in-five companies said they will buy tablets for workers by the middle of this year, with 84 percent of those…

Tablet computers added to British measure of inflation

Tablet computers like Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab have been added into the basket of goods used to measure official British inflation, the Office for National Statistics said Tuesday. Inflation is measured each month by a notional “shopping basket” filled with typical goods and services bought by the average…

User sues Apple saying Siri not as smart as advertised

iPhone 4S user Frank Fazio wants his money back and is suing Apple to get it. According to a post at CNET News, the disgruntled consumer says that the company has dramatically oversold the capabilities of its Siri information system. In the commercials from what the lawsuit calls Apple’s “multi-million…

Flycatcher computer chip could soon connect fridges and forests to internet

By Juliette Garside Arm Holdings, UK firm whose designs feature in all smartphones and tablets, unveils new chip to enable ‘internet of things’ Arm Holdings, the British technology group, has produced a low-power computer chip capable of connecting traffic lights, parking meters, fridges and even forests to the internet. Codenamed…

Us and the Game Industry: How indie games are the new counter-culture

by Keith Stuart Keith Stuart: Set for release this winter, the documentary film Us and the Game Industry promises to explore the motivations of indie developers like thatgamecompany. Filmmaker Stephanie Beth tells us what she learned from a new era of rebellious entertainment Something important is happening with games at…

Hackers steal 73,000 users info from porn website

SAN FRANCISCO — Online porn venue Digital Playground was recovering on Monday after hackers looted credit card numbers, email addresses and other sensitive member information. The members’ area at digitalplayground.com was available after being out for several days but a message at the website said it was not taking new…

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