A baby girl brought into this world on Thursday October 15, 1992 is now 19 years old. This year, she will share her 20th birthday with the 20th anniversary of the release of the notoriously violent videogame Night Trap .
16 February 2012 Last updated at 13:13 ET Apple has won a patent dispute against Motorola Mobility regarding a “slide-to-unlock” feature on smartphones. The judgement marks Apple’s first patent victory over Motorola in any part of the world
First came the wax cylinder , followed by the LP , eight-track , cassette, CD, MP3, and now the digital stream.
16 February 2012 Last updated at 10:02 ET A social network cannot be required to install an anti-piracy filtering system, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled. Belgian music royalty collecting firm SABAM wanted the social network Netlog to stop users infringing copyright. But the court said the filtering required would contravene rights to freedom of business, personal data and freedom of information
16 February 2012 Last updated at 08:05 ET Two companies running premium-rate phone competitions on “typosquatted” sites have been fined £100,000. Typosquatters use misspelled versions of the web addresses of well-known brands. Premium-rate phone regulator PhonepayPlus said Amsterdam-based R&D Media Europe and Una Valley BV used typosquatted sites.
The nominations for the 2012 BAFTA Game Awards are in, and reading them just confirms what a fantastic year it was for video games.