Acting cautiously in the wake of reports that a component in the Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel gets ‘overheated’ and emits smoke when plugged in, Microsoft Corp. announced Tuesday it will provide customers with a free retrofit that is designed to fix the problem.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the leading global provider of innovative microprocessor solutions for computing, communications and consumer electronics markets, said on Wednesday that its top sales executive will leave the company in September.
Advancements in science and technology have ensured the sky is no longer the limit. Today, thanks to Google, you can view the universe on your computer, and for free. Google launched the latest version of Google Earth today, Google Earth + Sky.
After failing to compete against Apple’s iTunes, MTV Networks and RealNetworks have now joined the forces to take on the universal online music store. The two companies have planned a digital music joint venture to keep pace with Apple’s iTunes Music Store.
Rest easy, Skype users. Your Web-based voice chat platform is back. eBay 's (Nasdaq: EBAY) Skype suffered an outage on Thursday, preventing a majority of its users from logging in to make and receive phone calls.
Luxembourg -- A "massive," nearly simultaneous restart of computers using Windows caused a worldwide Skype Internet phone-call crash, the Luxembourg company said Monday.
The two-day outage, which ended Saturday, left an estimated 5 million to 6 million Skype users unable to log on to make phone calls or send instant messages.
The disruption, which has been fixed, "was triggered by a massive restart of our users' computers across the globe within a very short time frame as they rebooted after receiving a routine set of patches through Windows Update," employee Villu Arak wrote on Skype's Heartbeat blog.
Microsoft Corp. released its monthly patches, or programs used to repair software problems, Tuesday. Patch installation, which many computers do automatically, requires a computer restart.
In the latest twist of a heated battle over next-generation DVD technology, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG announced Monday that they will release high-definition movies in the HD DVD format rather than Blu-ray.
Two weeks after reducing the price of its Xbox 360 video game console in its home market, the world’s largest software company Microsoft confirmed Monday that it will cut the price of its video game and entertainment system in the UK.
Los Angeles -- A legal battle between Comcast Corp. and the DirecTV Group in Los Angeles ended in DirecTV having to stop attacking Comcast in its ads.
The two companies charged each other with false advertising, but Comcast won out last week when U.S. District Judge John Grady told DirecTV it can't cite false studies claiming its High definition product is better than Comcast's, said The Hollywood Reporter Sunday.
DirecTV was using "favorable results" from a TNS survey in recent ads, though the judge said the survey compared a DirecTV digital signal to an analog signal from Comcast.
Another ad cited a survey from Alliance Consulting Group of professional home-theater installers that claimed they preferred the picture quality of DirecTV over cable, though the judge deemed that one unfair, as well.
Japan's biggest digital camera maker, Canon on Monday announced the launch of its much-awaited Canon 40D and Canon 1Ds Mark III DSLR cameras, the updated versions of its widely successful Rebel series in the Digital SLR Camera segment.
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