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New version of Adobe Acrobat Reader has X appeal
— 1:41 PM on November 19, 2010

Vulnerabilties in Adobe Acrobat Reader are a common attack point for malware and various exploits. According to the Adobe Acrobat blog, the latest version,...

Type: News story Tags: Software

Portal 2 postponed again: no cake until April
— 10:41 AM on November 19, 2010

Valve should really just stop putting release dates on its products. The much-anticipated sequel to the company's infectious Portal puzzle shooter was at one...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Release roundup: PSUs, thumb drives, and video editors
— 4:11 PM on November 18, 2010

This week in our look at miscellaneous product launches and announcements, we bring tidings from LaCie, Antec, CyberLink, and Warpia.

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Input devices Software

Flat-rate monthly subscription coming to OnLive
— 2:18 PM on November 18, 2010

It's pretty clear that OnLive has been keeping busy recently. According to this story at Joystiq, the company has confirmed that it will offer...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

id's Rage arrives on the iTunes Store
— 9:32 AM on November 18, 2010

This sets a shocking precedent: a next-generation blockbuster game premiering first on Apple's iOS devices. Okay, so id Software's Rage and Rage HD...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Personal tech

IE9 alleged to be cheating in JavaScript benchmark
— 9:32 AM on November 17, 2010

We've all heard of graphics card makers optimizing their drivers for various benchmarks—some of you might recall the Quack story as one of the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Imminent Gran Turismo launch makes PC driving games that much more depressing
— 2:10 PM on November 15, 2010

After one pay-to-play demo, numerous delays, and years of waiting, Gran Turismo 5 finally has a release date for the PlayStation 3. You'll be...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

Call of Duty: Black Ops PC patched, more fixes on the way
— 9:35 AM on November 12, 2010

Biggest entertainment launch or not, Call of Duty: Black Ops has left some gamers on the PC side longing for a little more polish....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Beat trippin'
— 9:26 AM on November 12, 2010

Pong wasn't the first video game, but it might be the earliest one that really mattered. The black-and-white, two-dimensional take on table tennis made...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming

Got Steam? If so, get out—get out now
— 5:41 PM on November 11, 2010

According to this article at MCV, key gaming retailers in the UK are preparing to take a stand against the juggernaut that is online...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Black Ops becomes 'biggest entertainment launch ever'
— 10:57 AM on November 11, 2010

The new Call of Duty game is kind of a big deal. As Shacknews reports, the franchise's Black Ops installment sold a whopping...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Mozilla releases Firefox 4 beta 7
— 4:36 PM on November 10, 2010

A new beta version of Firefox 4 hit the web today, and it's packing the new, faster JägerMonkey JavaScript engine. You can download the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Codemasters plans DiRT, Flashpoint sequels for next spring
— 6:31 PM on November 9, 2010

Over at Eurogamer, there's some interesting release information for players awaiting upcoming Codemasters titles DiRT 3 and Operation Flashpoint: Red River. According to company...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Latest Google Chrome beta adds integrated PDF viewer
— 12:28 PM on November 8, 2010

Last week, Google released a new beta version of Chrome, version number 8.0.522.28. The big news is that this release has an integrated PDF...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

New Battlefield game is free to play
— 10:53 AM on November 5, 2010

What do you get when you combine the most popular maps from Battlefield 2 with the classes and weapons from Battlefield: Bad Company 2? ...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

— 10:18 AM on November 5, 2010

Man, lots of long days testing here in Damage Labs lately. I've not had much to say since I've been working so hard, but...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

BioShock Infinite to feature souped-up Unreal Engine 3
— 6:00 AM on November 4, 2010

We already know the next BioShock game will depart from the underwater setting that made the series famous. Now, Irrational Games Technical Director Chris Kline...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

Lego Universe explored, critiqued
— 2:10 PM on November 2, 2010

For various reasons, including a poignant fear of rabid addiction, I've largely stayed away from MMOs. Not even World of Warcraft has been able to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming