Oxford: 'Unfriend has real lex-appeal'

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Social networking is everywhere these days and that hasn't escaped the lexicographers at the Oxford University Press. They have chosen 'unfriend' as the 2009 Word of the Year. Apparently nothing earth-shattering is expected during the...

Battlefield Arsenal Costs Real Cash

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When glancing through the multiplayer beta for Electronic Arts' upcoming Xbox 360 shooter Battlefield: Bad Company last night I noticed something odd in the title's "Unlocks" section: Ten of the unlockable weapons are tagged with...

RealNetworks buys Trymedia

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RealNetworks, which develops online games for Nintendo's Wii console, has purchased game-syndication company Trymedia from Macrovision to reach more players. San Francisco-based Trymedia helps Web portals, online retailers and game developers distribute personal-computer games over...

America's Army Player Saves Real Life

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It's the stuff press releases are made of, but the story is great to boot. Paxton Galvanek never had medical training, but he'd gone through medic certification in the America's Army video game. Then one...

Apple Tablet PC is real, says Asus

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Crave hangs with people in high places -- that's how we get exclusives and free food. A few weeks ago we were having a civilised dinner with our friends at Asus and angling for cool...

Real targets casual gamers with Game Trust buy

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RealNetworks has entered into an agreement to acquire Game Trust, a casual-gaming company based in New York, with plans to add Game Trust's community and commerce capabilities to the technology platform currently on offer to...

MRT: Apple, Microsoft, Real, Adobe do not use enough DRM

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According to Media Rights Technologies (MRT), Vista, Flash, RealPlayer, and iTunes are infringing products under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and MRT has just sent cease-and-desist letters to Microsoft, Adobe, Real, and Apple. "Together these...

Real Life Crysis Comparison Screenshots

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Found here are some brand new screenshots that compare in game shots from Crysis with actual real life photos. The development team have replicated many parts of this island located in Hawaii from thousands of...

The Real Deal: Licensing Changes to Windows Vista

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Thanks to slimy for the submitting this news story to us. Paul Thurott has published an article clarifying the rumours circulating around the Internet about the differences in the EULA of Windows Vista to Windows...

Real, Google, & Mozilla Sign Distribution Deals

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On Wednesday, RealNetworks, Inc. announced that it had agreed to distribute Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox Web browser, and that it has extended its distribution deal with Google, Inc. Under the multiyear deals, Seattle-based RealNetworks would continue...

Real Reveals Real Apple Legal Threat

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Real Networks has admitted its move to make tracks acquired through its US-only Rhapsody music service puts the company at risk of a legal suit by Apple. In the company's Securities and Exchange report on...

Real Time Worlds, Microsoft ink dev deal

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The deals pile up for former GTA designer David Jones as he signs on for flight of 360 titles. Further extending the narrative of Real Time Worlds (RTW), the no-longer-boutique game development...

Microsoft Gets Into Real Time

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Real-time communication is the way forward for the internet, if Microsoft's to be believed. The software giant is to launch new instant messaging, web conferencing and internet telephony software for office workers. Three...

Real Software Slams Microsoft's Patent Effort

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In the wake of Real Software Inc. announcing a new version of its Realbasic application development tool, the company is concerned about a patent application Microsoft Corp. has filed that could affect all BASIC-like programming...

PixAlert Offers Real Time Protection in The Workplace

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Companies and governments have long been concerned about internet abuse in offices; most companies have strict rules against what content can and cannot be viewed. 70% of UK organisations admitted to disciplining staff over in-appropriate...

Real, KDE Patch Security Flaws

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RealNetworks Inc. and KDE eV on Tuesday both released patches for their desktop software, fixing serious security holes that could allow an attacker to take over a user's system. The update to KOffice, the productivity...

Windows v Linux security: the real facts

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Considering the publicity that has surrounded - and, despite super new security-focused Service Packs, continues to surround - Windows security issues, Microsoft's determination to demonstrate that Linux is less secure than Windows shows a certain...

Real Plugs Media Player Holes

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Digital media delivery firm RealNetworks has issued a critical update to fix multiple security flaws in its media player software. The flaws, described by Secunia as "highly critical," could allow malicious hackers access...

60 real ale pubs to get Wi-Fi

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Sixty Shepherd Neame pubs in Kent, Surrey, London, Sussex and Essex are to get hooked up to wireless broadband by Christmas as the brewery expands its award-winning rural broadband project. It was drinks...

Real gets flamed over iPod campaign

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Earlier this week RealNetwork launched another attack against Apple's control over the iPod. The attack this time consisted of a webpage and a petition. The petitioned titled "Hey Apple, Don't Break My iPod!"...

Apple's real problem

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As we all know Real has released a beta version of its software called Harmony. Harmony allows users of Reals online Music Store to transfer their files to their iPod in Reals Music Store...

Real Patches Critical Media Player Flaws

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RealNetworks has patched two highly critical holes in its media player. The bugs could allow an attacker to run malicious code by directing users to a specially-crafted Web page, via an email message for example,...

Longhorn's Real Job: Trying to Gore Linux

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You want to know one reason why Microsoft is taking so long to come out with Longhorn? It wants to make darn sure that it's as Linux and open-source unfriendly as humanly possible. Today, you...

AOL to ditch Real Networks in Netscape Radio?

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A few days after a Paul Palumbo from AccuStream iMedia Research, was quoted everywhere saying that audio and video streaming is finally "mainstream", one reader contacted me asking why an update of the Netscape Radio...

Real hits play on latest media software

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RealNetworks on Monday released an update to its digital audio and video software that promises support for every major content format and online music download service. The latest version of the RealPlayer...

Microsoft Files Defense in Real Networks Case

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Microsoft Corp. on Friday filed its formal response to RealNetworks Inc.'s anti-trust lawsuit against it, denying allegations that it is impeding competition in the digital media market. In the "Answers and Defenses" filing in federal...

Real Alternative 1.20

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Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer or RealOne Player. Features of version 1.20: - Media Player Classic [version 6.4.7.5] - RealMedia Codecs [version...

Microsoft wants home jury for Real antitrust case

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Microsoft has asked a judge to move an antitrust lawsuit filed by longtime rival RealNetworks to the state of Washington from California, the world's largest software maker said on Thursday. Seattle-based RealNetworks...

Real Alternative 1.20 RC6

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Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer/RealOne Player. You do need a player that is capable of playing RealMedia. The included Media Player Classic supports it...

IBM, Real forge digital media deal

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IBM and RealNetworks are aligning digital media technologies to create a system for content owners to sell their assets electronically, in a partnership to rival a common foe: Microsoft. The two companies...

Gates: Convergence is for real

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Folks have been talking about the coming convergence between PCs and consumer electronics for years. But that was the easy part. The hard call was to figure out exactly how the pieces...

Real Alternative 1.12 RC3

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Real Alternative will allow you to play RealMedia files without having to install RealPlayer/RealOne Player. Supported are: - RealAudio (.ra .rpm) - RealMedia (.rm .ram .rmvb .rpx .smi .smil) - RealText (.rt) -...

Real to launch song store

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RealNetworks is expected to throw its hat into the digital song store ring later this week, releasing a download service based on technology similar to that used in Apple Computer's iTunes store, according to sources...

Microsoft Responds to Real Networks Suit

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Faced with another private antitrust lawsuit, this time from digital media competitor Real Networks Inc., Microsoft Corp. late Thursday defended its position in the space. "There is vibrant competition in this marketplace and Real Networks'...

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