The end-user license agreement is up at McSweeney’s: Congratulations on purchasing the newest iteration of our electronic readers, the Kindle Genius Browser. We have made this new device compatible with all previous versions of the e-book, but there are some new features we’d like to introduce.
If a broadcast flag is not implemented and enforced by Summer 2003, Viacom’s CBS Television Network will not provide any programming in high definition for the 2003-2004 television season.
You’d never guess it was there: a tiny chip, barely a millimeter square, hidden inside the headphone module on the third-gen iPod shuffle.
BBG reader Kym paid legitimately for her e-books, but now the e-books don’t work because the DRM behind them is dead. I refuse to buy another darn ebook until I have unfettered access to the thing and as an engineer I’m DYING to have a good solution so I can read digitally and carry my […]
Apple, we love you, but you are most definitely the screen door in our submarine sometimes. Apple’s Nike+ iPod Sport Kit is rather neat if you’re a runner. By inserting a little dongle in your shoe and pairing it to your iPod, you can record all of your statistics as you go for a jog. […]
Fraser Speirs, the developer behind the top-shelf iPhone Flickr interface “Exposure”, echoes the complaints we’ve heard from many developers about the iTunes App Store: Apple requires that every single update to every app go through the same vetting process (although who knows exactly what this involves?). I submitted Exposure 1.0.1 to the App Store last […]
“Neilthecellist”, a user on game publisher Ubisoft’s official message boards, took a peek inside the official no-CD patch that had been released for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 and discovered that it had been released before — as an crack from piracy distribution group Reloaded. A swamp of irony: that the game’s DRM caused […]
In response to the whole Internet basically ejaculating its central nervous system in collective outrage, Microsoft is postponing the de-commissioning of their MSN Music DRM servers, which means that the music you legally purchased will be yours to listen to until 2011. Thrillsville, guys. On April 22, Microsoft notified you that as of August 31st, […]
According to a new survey sponsored by British Music Rights (an institution representing songwriters and music publishers in the UK), 80% of British P2P users between the ages of 14-24 would pay for a legal file-sharing service. According to Ars: What the respondents appear to want is an unlimited download service free of DRM that […]
Microsoft’s latest patent is trying to establish a “digital manners policy” (or DMP for short) to be enforced on all electronic devices. Essentially, what Microsoft wants — or, at least, what they see potential profit in — is for all electronic devices to be able to receive “orders” from a DMP master transmitter. One example […]