Review: Mango Languages

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If you're looking to learn a new language, you'll know that there are a heap of options. Mango Languages takes a different approach to learning by focusing on conversations. So how well does it work?

First Russian BitTorrent User Sentenced

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With rampant piracy across much of Russia, one could be forgiven for thinking they don’t care about copyright there. That assertion is now up for debate as the first BitTorrent user in Russia is sentenced...

Russian Game Museum Recalls Bygone Era

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Forgotten and broken down Soviet-era arcade games are being restored for Moscow's newest museum, just opened by volunteers nostalgic for childhood days spent playing games like "Tankodrom" and "Sniper." Secret military factories across the Soviet...

Russian teacher fined in Microsoft piracy case

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A court has fined Russian headmaster Alexander Ponosov 5,000 roubles (or $194.40) or half his monthly wage, for allowing pupils to use 12 computers with unlicensed copies of Microsoft Windows and Office software at his...

Russian Satellites To Challenge America's GPS Monopoly

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Russia's space agency is preparing to launch eight satellites that will nearly complete a system designed to compete directly, by 2009, with the existing global positioning system technology of the United States. GLONASS (Global Navigation...

Charges dropped in Russian Microsoft Piracy Case

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Charges have been dropped against 40 year-old Alexander Ponosov, a Russian school principal who would have faced up to five years in prison after police seized 12 computers with more than US$10,000 in pirated Microsoft...

Record Firms Sue Russian MP3 Site

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US record labels Arista Records, Warner Bros, Capitol and UMG recordings have started legal action against Moscow-based Mediaservices. The lawsuit was filed in New York and claims that sites Allofmp3.com and allTunes.com are selling songs...

Refuse: Home, Sweep Home Russian demo

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A Russian playable demo for Refuse: Home, Sweep Home is now online, allowing the chance to try out the newly released, third-person squad-based toy soldier action game by MultiSoft. This demo contains one mission situated...

WMF Exploits Sold By Russian Hackers

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The Windows Metafile (WMF) bug that caused users -- and Microsoft -- so much grief in December and January spread like it did because Russian hackers sold an exploit to anyone who had the cash,...

Russian supply ship reaches space station

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A Russian cargo craft has docked successfully at the International Space Station. It delivered vital fuel and food to an outpost and crew cut off from a major supply line following the loss of the...

Russian hacker gets 3-year sentence

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Russian hacker, lured to the United States by the FBI under the ruse of a job interview in a case that prompted a sharp rebuke from Moscow, was sentenced Friday to three years in prison...

Russian firm improves game copy protection

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Starforce Technologies will launch v3.0 of Starforce Professional, a CD authentication system, at the ECTS games show in London at the end of this month. The new system will introduce a whole range...

Russian CEO defends copying rights

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Russian programmer Alexander Katalov landed in Moscow a week ago just in time to celebrate his wife's birthday. The flight came at the end of what the ElcomSoft CEO hopes will be...

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