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TechSpot: 2012, The Year in Tech

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As the year comes to an end it's time to look back at the most interesting and relevant tech stories of 2012. Numerous trends consolidated during 2012: Apple's dominance in the sector, mobile growth..

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DivFix++ v0.31 Released as a new year gift

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DivFix++ is an AVI Video Repair and Preview Utility. This Program allows you to preview your AVI videos which are currently downloading from ed2k, kad, bittorrent, gnutella and any other network. Simply fix them and...

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Sony PS3 - no price cuts this year

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With the recent price drops from Microsoft for their Xbox 360 console, it would have been a fair bet for anyone that Sony would have followed suit to compete. If you were a betting person,...

$345m Invested in Virtual Worlds This Year

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Hot on the back of Google getting involved with Virtual Worlds, with their 'Lively' project, figures have been released about the industry in general, and investment into Virtual Worlds. It turns out that over the...

2007 Mod of the Year Winners

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As always, this year's contest started by rounding out the top 100 through community nominations. Public voting was then held to list to the top five games/mods in each of three categories - indie games,...

Windows Vista Security One Year Later

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Now that Windows Vista has been available to business customers for more than a year, it's a good time to go back and look at how it's holding up from a security perspective. I...

CeBIT Goes Green This Year

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The Climate Savers Computing Initiative, established by many of the world's leading computer companies will use the 2008 CeBIT trade show to drive home the green IT message. The Initiative is led by Dell, EDS,...

The First Year of IE7

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It's been a little over a year since we released IE7 on Windows XP and for Windows Vista, so I thought it would be worthwhile to talk about where we are after the year. According...

The hack of the year

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A Swedish hacker tells how he infiltrated a global communications network used by scores of embassies over the world, using tools freely available on the internet. In August, Swedish hacker Dan Egerstad gained access to...

Vista: One Year Later

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One year ago today, Microsoft released Windows Vista to manufacturing. In the obligatory anniversary post we ask: Was it ready? Will it ever be ready? The answer to the first question is an emphatic "no."...

6 Year Study: Mobile Phones Will Not Cause Cancer

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The Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Program conducted a six year study, possibly the largest investigation so far into health risks associated with mobile telephone technology, and concluded that mobile phones will not cause cancer...

Google CFO to Retire by End of Year

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Google Inc. said Tuesday that its chief financial officer, George Reyes, will retire by the end of the year, creating the highest-ranking job opening at the Internet search leader since it went public three years...

Video game spending to surpass music spending this year

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In its annual "Global Entertainment and Media Outlook" report covering 2007 through 2011, consulting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers has concluded that the video gaming industry is poised to overtake the music industry in the US, with...

Report: Dell DisplayPort LCD Coming this Year

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Display technologies consisting of DisplayPort, HDMI and UDI have all been ferociously vying for industry support over the past two years but DisplayPort crossed a major milestone in April when it received approval by VESA...

Americans Spend $1,200 A Year On Tech Gadgets

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In their annual survey, the Consumer Electronics Association has found that U.S. households are spending an average of $1,200 a year on electronic gadgets; the average home has 25 consumer-electronic devices, with the top five...

'.eu' Domain Names Top 2.5M in Year One

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The European Commission has announced that more than 2.5 million ".eu" Internet addresses have been registered since the European domain name launched just over a year ago. Many worldwide brands now have a web address...

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