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The secret of Bill Gates' success

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As Bill Gates prepares to end his full-time work at Microsoft, he tells the BBC in an interview that it wasn't just what Microsoft did, but what his rivals didn't do that let Microsoft get...

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Random numbers are critical for cryptography: for encryption keys, random authentication challenges, initialization vectors, nonces, key-agreement schemes, generating prime numbers and so on. Break the random-number generator, and most of the time you break the...

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UMG vs. Marie Lindor is one of few cases where the defendant is fighting, instead of settling with the RIAA. The record labels consider pricing information (believed to be ~70¢ per track) as a trade...

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Hidden malware search capabilities within Google which were reserved for antivirus and security research firms just weeks ago have been cracked by hackers, according to security industry sources. specific malware program, according to researchers from...

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Thanks to Hurmoth on BPN for the heads-up A leading internet lawyer will defend Mac news site Think Secret after it was sued by Apple for publishing details of the company's new...

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Microsoft made a minority investment Monday in Unix/Linux management vendor Vintela. Neither Microsoft nor Lindon, Utah-based Vintela would comment on the size of the investment. But sources said the amount was less than $10 million....

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An undercover investigation led by the U.S. Secret Service has led to the arrests of 28 individuals suspected of being part of a global organized cybercrime network. Charges against the suspects include identity theft, computer...

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Wings Simulations sends along a new patch for SÖLDNER - Secret Wars, updating their vehicular 3D action game to version 29354. This release implements another huge number of new features, improvements, bug fixes and other...

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Secret Microsoft pacts leaked

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Is Microsoft hiring low-cost foreign companies to write its code? According to a paper that was leaked the answer is yes. The paranoid Seattle labor group claimed Microsoft is indeed working on hiring...

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"The hotly-awaited, tactical multiplayer shooter, SÖLDNER – Secret Wars, will be available in the U.S. on the 4th of May and in Europe on the 27th of May", Gerald Kossär, International Marketing Director, JoWooD Software...

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THQ reveals that a secret code in the upcoming Scooby-Doo movie will unlock bonus content in its PC and GBA games. THQ has today revealed that secret code in the upcoming Scooby-Doo...

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LucasArts' third Xbox Live content package for Secret Weapons Over Normandy is now available to download. LucasArts has today released its third Secret Weapons Over Normandy content package via Xbox Live. The...

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Something light hearted In what is possibly the biggest news story of the gaming year, hackers broke into Valve Software's Network and stole the source code to Half-Life 2. For complete details...

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SCO secret unveiled

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Sun Microsystems has revealed that it secretly signed a deal to license SCO Group's Unix intellectual property in February, before Microsoft made a similar announcement in May. The deal expanded one that...

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Sega begins research for new game in the Midwest. According to a report from The Southern Illinoisan, a Sega development team is currently visiting the small town of Carbondale, Illinois, to gather...

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Palm has followed Handspring and licensed Research in Motion's extraordinary new technique of generating cold fusion energy at room temperature. RIM has "a history of developing breakthrough wireless solutions", and the fusion...

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Microsoft Excel contains a feature that could expose sensitive corporate data once the document is distributed within a company or among trading partners. The feature allow spreadsheet creators to hide, lock and/or password-protect data...

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