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T-Mobile Says 4G Isn't Important

posted Sunday Oct 3, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

T-Mobile Says 4G Isn't Important

T-Mobile's USA Chief Network Officer Neville Ray seems to think 4G networks are just not important, but if T-Mobile were do have to choose, they'd pick LTE.

We'll look towards LTE at the right point in time for us. That ecosystem is going to be much richer than the competing one from WiMax, which is really a niche play.

Fourth-generation networks promise average download speeds of about 10 megabits per second, compared with 1.7 megabits per second for 3G.

For why Ray thinks this way, follow the break.

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Microsoft Sues Motorola for General Stuff

posted Sunday Oct 3, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Microsoft Sues Motorola for General Stuff

Lawsuits are fun and if anyone knows that, it's the smartphone industry. This week we have Microsoft filing suit against Motorola for patent infringement. They are claiming 9 patents are infringed through Motorola's implementation of Android on their current line of smartphones.

Motorola and Microsoft were partners for many years, with Motorola making many second-tier Windows Mobile handsets, like the Motorola Q series. Motorola's love with WinMo has waned in recent years and their focus has shifted to second-tier Android phones instead.

Hit the break for more on the lawsuit.

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Virgin Debuts 3D On-Demand Movies

posted Sunday Oct 3, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Virgin Debuts 3D On-Demand Movies

Virgin Media announced this week that they will be launching the first ever commercially available 3D digital TV on-demand service and they are calling it "3D Movies on Demand". It will be available in the UK for those who are Virgin Media TV customers with a 3DTV and those users will be able to choose 3D movies from Virgin's already extensive range of programs.

For more on 3D Movied on Demand, hit the break.

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Bungie Cuts Cheaters Little Slack

posted Sunday Oct 3, 2010 by Jon Wurm

Bungie Cuts Cheaters Little Slack

There was a Challenge Reset exploit that 15,000 players have used to amass large amounts of credit to the tune of 50,000 or so. Basically, the player could easily complete challenges over and over again by directly manipulating the network.

Hit the break to find out what Bungie is doing about it.

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Operation: Payback

posted Sunday Oct 3, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Operation: Payback

The users at 4chan, a popular image board responsible for many Internet memes such as the Rickroll, lolcats, and the "Anonymous" assault on the Church of Scientology, publicly announced a coordinated DDoS attack against the Motion Picture Association of America in retaliation for the hiring of an Indian-based software firm, which carried out similar attacks on The Pirate Bay and other file sharing sites.

Girish Kumar, managing director of Aiplex Software, the firm in India, said that his company, which works for the film industry, was being hired to pretty much be hitmen who would launch cyber attacks on pirate sites that were hosting illegal material if they didn't respond to copyright infringement notices sent to them by the film industry. This is a cyber crime under American and other countries' laws.

The attacks have been ongoing since early September, with major websites taking falls and experiencing huge downtime for up to 24 hours. Websites and companies affected are the Motion Picture Association of America, WebSheriff, DG Legal, Davenport Lyons and the British Phonographic Industry, to name a few. The most recent attack is the Ministry of Sound, a British music service.

However, the most important attack was on the company responsible for hiring Aiplex Software (as a note, their website is still down), the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, or ACS. The attack on their website has caused a massive security breach that contained a list of emails linked to illegal pornographic videos that was procured and then distributed all over torrent sites by the attackers.

To find out more on what's going on and why it won't stop until the attackers 'stop being angry', hit the break. (WARNING: NSFW. Contains explicit language from original documents. Discretion is advised.)

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The FCC Won't Let Me Be - Loud

posted Sunday Oct 3, 2010 by Scott Ertz

The FCC Won't Let Me Be - Loud

It is about time something happened in Congress that everyone can get behind. With the likes of healthcare reform and the flailing economy, Congress has finally come together and unanimously passed legislation to limit the volume of television commercials.

We know what a blight on society commercials are, especially when they are so much louder than the television programs that they interrupt. Thank goodness Congress has taken the first step in eliminating this national disaster.

Hit the break for the real story on what's going on.

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