John Riccitiello, the CEO of Game publisher Electronic Arts has announced his plans to step down. This may or may not have anything to do with the debacle over SimCity. Frankly my dear, I’m sick of hearing about it. If you’re not, you can read the whole story on Forbes. Adding insult to injury, security researchers have discovered a critical flaw in EA’s Origin Platform. Can EA do anything right?
Wired has the story of “Weev” AKA Andrew Auernheimer the AT&T hacker sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for exploiting a hole in AT&T’s network security to “steal” the email addresses of roughly 120,000 iPad users. Auernheimer plans to appeal. How the hell is this a crime worthy of 3.5 years in jail!? AT&T should be thanking this guy for finding a security flaw and then they should hire him. An email address is not a secure piece of data. Ma
This week, on WeTalkNerdy.tv I give you my take on the Tech News of the week and I answer an email about how you can backup your data with Macrium Reflect. Then, I show you how to install the upgrades I discussed in Episode 002. Finally, I give you an overview on how to install Windows 8 or Puppy Linux on the new hardware after you’ve made an installation disc with Free Iso Burner. For more on Linux, visit The Linux Site. Be sure to tune in for next week’s episode, fe
“Winter is coming” is the motto for house Stark from HBO’s smash hit, Game of Thrones. Season 3 of Game of Thrones starts March 31st. Wired has a story about George R.R. Martin signing on to produce other new shows for HBO as well. It took Martin six years to write the fifth GOT book, lets hope this new deal doesn’t delay the sixth book even longer.
If you’re not familiar with the Raspberry Pi, stay tuned to WeTalkNerdy.tv because I’m going to introduce you to it in Episode 4. In the mean-time, enjoy the pretty x-ray pictures from Geek.com. Why x-rays? Because you’re a bored dentist with an x-ray machine I guess.
Samsung posted the entire, nearly one hour video of their S IV introduction on YouTube. Apparently, nothing else happened yesterday. +1000 nerd points if you watch the whole thing. TL;DR It’s a new phone, it looks cool. Presentation was weird.
Wired has a really interesting article about how Blizzard’s new Star Craft 2 expansion, Heart of the Swarm, is shaking up the world of professional gamers. That’s right, I said professional gamers. Star Craft 2 is huge in Korea (and elsewhere). So huge in fact, that professional gamers can make six figure salaries by competing in Star Craft tournaments. The new expansion, may very well upset the balance of power among the top pros.
Google’s unofficial motto has long been, “Don’t be evil.” Apparently, Google’s street view mapping crew didn’t get that memo. According to Reuters, it would seem that between 2008 and 2010 while Google street view crews were out collecting street view images, they also recorded data from unsecured wireless networks. After a three-year investigation, Google has agreed to settle the matter by paying a $7 million dollar fine to 38 states where th
The Samsung Galaxy S III was a huge hit last year. Ars technica has a good rundown on what the S IV is likely to bring to the table. The list includes eye tracking, a higher resolution (and bigger) five inch display, 13 Megapixel camera and a whopping 8 core processor. Samsung will detail all; Thursday evening at Radio City Music Hall, 6pm EDT. If you really want to, you can watch live coverage in several places including Ars.