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SimCity sales top 1.1 million – USA TODAY

A screenshot of “Sim City”(Photo: © 2012 Electronic Arts Inc.) Despite connection problems plaguing the opening days after launch, city-building simulation SimCity has sold more than 1.1 million copies, publisher Electronic Arts announced. More than half of those copies purchased were digital downloads, EA says in a statement. “SimCity is one of the storied brands […]

AT&T ‘hacker’ and Internet troll sentenced to over three years – CNET

AT&T ‘hacker’ and Internet troll sentenced to over three years – CNET

In the latest criminal prosecution to alarm Internet activists, a security researcher who accessed a non-password protected portion of AT&T’s Web site was sentenced today to 41 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer at the time of his arrest. (Credit: Washington County Sheriff’s Office) Andrew Auernheimer, who goes by […]

Now Google Street View takes users to Mount Everest – Firstpost

Now Google Street View takes users to Mount Everest – Firstpost

How many times did you wish to climb the Mount Everest or Mount Kilimanjaro but could not do it maybe because you either didn’t have the time, the courage or simply the amounts of energy needed? Google has added views from some of the world’s tallest mountains to scenes woven into its popular online map […]

Chromebooks from Acer, HP and Samsung heading to six new countries – Engadget

Over the past few months, Chromebooks have become a part of everyday life for many people – a computer for the kitchen, for on the go, or for sharing with family (or not). In the U.S. the Samsung Chromebook has been at the top of Amazon’s best-selling laptop list for 149 days since launch and […]

‘SimCity’: Big sales numbers despite online backlash – Los Angeles Times

‘SimCity’: Big sales numbers despite online backlash – Los Angeles Times

Disaster strikes the new “SimCity.” (Maxis / Electronic Arts) Despite the backlash over “SimCity’s” rampant and game-breaking server issues, Electronic Arts announced Monday that the title has already sold more than 1.1 million copies worldwide since its release two weeks ago. The launch of the latest entry in the Maxis-developed city simulation series was marred by […]

US computer hacker gets 3-1/2 years for stealing iPad user data – Reuters Canada

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – A computer hacker was sentenced on Monday to three years and five months in prison for stealing the personal data of about 120,000 Apple Inc iPad users, including big-city mayors, a TV network news anchor and a Hollywood movie mogul. Andrew Auernheimer, 27, […]

Google Maps brings you to Everest, Kilimanjaro with all your toes intact – Engadget

Google Maps brings you to Everest, Kilimanjaro with all your toes intact – Engadget

Living vicariously just got a bit more exciting. Google Maps had added some of the most famous (and highest) mountains in the world to Street View. The list includes Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus and Everest Base Camp — four members of the Seven Summits, letting you explore some of the of the highest points […]

Google Keep Could Be a Note-Taking Rival to Evernote – TIME

Android Police Google appears to be testing a new service called Google Keep, which could allow users to compile written notes, task lists, web links and images in one place. Although Google hasn’t announced the service yet, it briefly went live over the weekend, long enough for Android Police to play around and take some […]

T-Mobile to announce big changes during March 26 event in New York – SlashGear

T-Mobile to announce big changes during March 26 event in New York – SlashGear

As we reported earlier today, T-Mobile is readying its 4G LTE network, and it seems the company plans to launch it in the near future. That launch date could be March 26, when the carrier will be holding an event in New York. During the event, T-Mobile plans to announce some big changes, including some […]

Gmail for Android updates to enable replies from notifications – CNET

Gmail for Android updates to enable replies from notifications – CNET

The new Gmail for Android lets you reply directly from notifications. (Credit: Google) Gmail for Android updated today to let users respond to e-mails directly from push notifications. That’s not all: the update also allows archiving and searching Gmail from the notifications window. The company suggests tweaking your settings to limit the amount of push […]