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Sims 3 pirated 180,000 times in three days

So much for Electronic Arts' open palm approach to video game piracy. The game maker nixed its draconic digital rights management (DRM) for The Sims 3, and the game's already on track to being pirated more often than Spore — counted as the most pirated game of 2008.
Austin Modine, 30 May 2009

PC-pwning infection hits 30,000 legit websites

A nasty infection that attempts to install a potent malware cocktail on the machines of end users has spread to about 30,000 websites run by businesses, government agencies and other organizations, researchers warned Friday.
Dan Goodin, 30 May 2009

Tesla recalls Roadsters

Leccy TechEach and every all-electric dreamcar-speedster Tesla Roadster built before April 22, 2009 needs to have its innards examined.
Rik Myslewski, 30 May 2009

Microsoft, Asus launch anti-Linuxbook campaign

Microsoft and Asus have teamed up to present a new advertising smarm-storm intended to extol the virtues of Windows on netbooks - and smear Linux.
Rik Myslewski, 30 May 2009

Google Wave - interwebs idealism in real-time

Google I/OWhen Lars Rasmussen first floated the idea, Google co-founder Sergey Brin wasn't impressed. "He came to me and he said 'This may sound kinda crazy, but we're going to reinvent communication and we just need a bunch of engineers to go of to Australia for a while and we'll get back to you after a couple of years,'" Brin remembers. "It was not a very compelling proposal."
Cade Metz, 30 May 2009
Tom Tom XL

Tom Tom flags down 'live traffic' XL satnav

Register Hardware, 30 May 2009

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