Hacking programmable road signs

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Many citizens might notice the construction digital road signs on the side of the road while driving, indicating important information such as road closures or traffic delays, but what if the sign included information such...

Microsoft signs Seinfeld

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Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer must be tired of seeing the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ads from Apple that portray PC as a fat, middle aged, balding person. They've brought out a big...

PNY Signs License Agreement with SanDisk

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SanDisk Corporation and PNY Technologies today announced that PNY has signed a patent cross-license agreement with SanDisk to settle patent cases filed by SanDisk last year in Federal District Court and the International Trade Commission...

President Bush Signs Internet Tax Freedom Act

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As expected, President Bush has extended the moratorium on state and local government Internet access taxes by signing H.R. 3678, the "Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendment Acts of 2007," into law this week. Congress voted...

Dell signs on with Microsoft, Novell

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Dell Inc. has agreed to work with Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. under an alliance the rival software makers formed last year to make it easier for the Windows operating system and the increasingly popular...

IBM signs up for WiMax standard

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IBM has joined the WiMax Forum, an industry organisation that promotes the upcoming wireless standard. WiMax is designed to deliver high-speed wireless internet access over a wide range, and operators expect the technology to provide...

Apple iTunes Signs up New Film Studio

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Apple has signed a lucrative deal with Paramount. Following in Disney's footsteps, Paramount is the second film studio to sign with the iTunes download store, although programmes from Showtime, NBC Universal and MTV are available...

Rockstar signs L.A. Noire

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Today, Rockstar has signed a deal with Getaway creator Brendan McNamara's Team Bondi to publish next-generation crime thriller L.A. Noire. Originally announced in January 2004, the game's been quietly taking the shape of an interactive...

EA Signs Dual In-Game Ad Deals

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Electronic Arts has today confirmed two deals with IGA and Massive Networks that will see several of the developer/publisher's titles feature dynamic in-game advertising. Massive, which was acquired by Microsoft earlier in 2006, will be...

EA signs Unreal Engine 3 for next-gen games

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Electronic Arts and Epic Games have confirmed that the Redwood company has licensed Unreal Engine 3 for use in a selection of next-generation titles. EA becomes the latest licensee of Unreal Engine 3, which has...

THQ Signs In-Game Ads Deal

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Massive Incorporated, the company responsible for many of the in-game ads you either love or hate in your video games, has added THQ to its list of clients. While no upcoming projects or titles...

Schwarzenegger Signs Violent Videogames Bill

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California state governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed bill AB1179, the controversial new law which will see anyone selling violent videogames to minors facing a USD 1000 fine. Speaking at a press conference which was also...

SEGA Signs Total War Expansion

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Following the recent acquisition of development studio Creative Assembly, SEGA has announced that it's also secured the rights to publish the Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion expansion pack, previously down as an Activision title....

Sega signs next-gen pact with Silicon Knights

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Agreement will see the Twin Snakes developer working on an unnamed game for unidentified consoles to be released at an undetermined date. In a release issued this morning, Sega announced an agreement...

Microsoft signs more key Japanese devs for Xbox 2

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Noted Japanese developers Yoshiki Okamoto of Game Republic and Tetsuya Mizuguchi of Q Entertainment have both signed up to develop Xbox 2-exclusive titles for Microsoft Game Studios. The announcement follows last week's revelation that Final...

Microsoft signs on Alcatel for IPTV

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Microsoft and telecommunications gear maker Alcatel have created a development and sales partnership for software that delivers services to TVs over the Internet. The two companies said Tuesday that they will act...

SEGA signs Tenchu sequel for Europe

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SEGA Europe, not traditional publisher Activision, is set to release the next Tenchu title from K2 Studios in Europe next spring. Tenchu: Fatal Shadows, which appears to be based on the same technology as K2's...

AOL Signs Off From Sender ID

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America Online has decided not to fully support Microsoft's Sender ID spam-fighting plan after the Internet Engineering Task Force and the open-source community expressed intellectual property concerns. "AOL will now not be moving forward with...

Need For Speed Underground 2 Signs Kelly Brook

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Electronic Arts announced the signing of popular UK actress Kelly Brook for Need for Speed Underground 2, who will play the role of Nikki, a "rebellious and full throttled" street racer for the game. "It's...

Sun-Microsoft Deal Showing Signs of Stress?

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When Sun Microsystems and Microsoft announced a partnership back in April it took everybody by surprise. Even one of Sun's executives who quit in disgust from the deal. So what have the two...

Sony signs exclusive deal with Evolution Studios

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An exclusive publishing deal wioth Evolution Studios has been announced by SCEE. The UK-based developers of World Rally Championship will see the firm working exclusively on Sony Platforms. The Cheshire-based studio is currently working on...

Starship Tycoon Signs Retail Deals

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Independent Games developers from UK are happy to announce that it will retail Starship Tycoon. This strategy/simulation game puts you in charge of designing and modifying your own starships to carry passengers and cargo. You...

EA signs development deal with Crytek (PC)

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EA has announced world wide that it will develop and publish an all-new game franchise with Fary Cry developer Crytek. The 2 companies will develop an exciting new game franchise for PC based on original...

BT signs up VoIP with Yahoo!

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UK incumbent carrier British Telecom has signed two major initiatives with US companies this week; a deal with Yahoo! to offer a merged VoIP-Messenger service, and one with Microsoft to offer a merged voice and...

Sun signs Java deals with Nokia, Infinium

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Technology giant Sun Microsystems has made fresh moves into the games market, signing deals with Nokia and Infinium Labs which will see its Java technology being tied in to the SNAP platform and Phantom Game...

Microsoft signs security pact with Germany

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Microsoft signed a security-related agreement Monday with the federal government of Germany, where the software giant has seen numerous challenges involving open-source products. The agreement, signed by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and...

Sun Signs Storage Software Deal With AppIQ

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Sun Microsystems is strengthening its heterogeneous storage capabilities with an OEM agreement with AppIQ, executives from both companies said on Monday. AppIQ, of Burlington, Mass. develops software to handle a full range of...

Fallout: BoS (PS2) - Interplay Signs Metal Bands

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IRVINE, California, January 9, 2004 - Interplay Entertainment Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: IPLY) announced today that the company has inked deals to include numerous metal bands for the upcoming Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel videogame, including...

Atari signs Ridley Scott For 'Driv3r' Short Film

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Further extending its already deep ties within the entertainment community, Atari, Inc. today unveiled another "convergence first" between Hollywood and the interactive entertainment company. Atari announced that it has retained Ridley Scott Associates (RSA) -...

S3 signs distribution pact with Club-3D

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S3 Graphics today announced that Club-3D, a Netherlands-based graphics card vendor, will sell graphics cards powered by its DeltaChrome graphics processor. The DeltaChrome based Club-3D graphics card will be available online and in leading electronic...

Just Play signs Spartan for Europe

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Just Play signs Spartan for Europe Just Play announced that it will publish Slitherine Strategies' upcoming turn-based strategy game in a number of European territories next year. New screens inside. ...

THQ signs Sonic GBA games for 2004

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THQ will publish both Sonic Battle and Sonic Advance 3 for the GBA across America next year. Following the announcement of a similar deal for Europe and international territories earlier this year,...

Sega signs Eastside Hockey Manager

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Sega Europe announces that it has secured the worldwide publishing rights to Sports Interactive's upcoming ice hockey management game. Sega Europe has today announced that it has secured the worldwide publishing rights to...

EA signs R: Racing for Europe

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Electronic Arts will publish Namco's upcoming racer in Europe and other PAL territories next year. Electronic Arts has today announced that it will publish R: Racing Evolution in Europe and other PAL...

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