Blizzard’s Two-Factor Authentication

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Blizzard's announcement of two-factor authentication for World of Warcraft is more significant than people realize. Passwords are obsolete. They are broken. We all recognize this, yet we aren't quite ready to give up on passwords because we haven't an easy alternative. World of Warcraft (WoW) is a good test case. It is ...

The Internet is the New Sweatshop

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

When an executive wants to sound humane during a public address to the staff, he or she will trot out the well-worn phrase, "Our most valuable assets leave the building at the end of the day." Clichés are generally true, but this one may not be, thanks to the growth ...

Mass Effect PC Includes Serious Security Measures

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

The PC version of Mass Effect is going to include some fairly serious security measures that may prove to be more of a threat to the game's popularity than they are to piracy. According to Derek French, Mass Effect's technical producer at BioWare, the game's security begins with the same SecuROM ...

Two Overclocked 9800 GTX Cards

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

By our count, Nvidia and its add-in board partners offer no less than five designs based around the company's G92 GPU: the 8800 GS, 8800 GT, 8800 GTS 512MB, 9800 GX2, and 9800 GTX—and that's not even counting memory variants. That's a lot of seemingly different products based on the ...

NVIDIA takes off with more video cards

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

NVIDIA is at the top of its game, and looks set to remain so in the meantime as they prepare to saturate the market with even more graphics cards for gamers of every strata and level of society. The new products will be from the GeForce and nForce lines, including ...

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