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DRM Helps Spore Make History as The Most Pirated Game Ever

DRM Helps Spore Make History as The Most Pirated Game Ever

Spore, a Sim-like game about the evolution of creatures, was recently released as one of the most anticipated games of the year. Our initial impressions were high with the release of SporeCreator. However, Spore itself failed to meet our expectations. In the end, we found the game to be too simple for our tastes.

A major problem that plagued the…

Blurring The Lines of Privacy: Did The Twittered Funeral Take Things Too Far?

Blurring The Lines of Privacy: Did The Twittered Funeral Take Things Too Far?

During this past week a strange event has put Twitter in a new light. Berny Morson, a Rocky Mountain news reporter, took reporting on Twitter to another level. He did not wait for the memorial service to publish the news about the tragic death of a 3-year-old boy. Instead, Morson “twittered” the funeral service this past Wednesday. All across…

Google Local Search Now Finds Where You Are

Google Local Search Now Finds Where You Are

For travelers, mobile applications that allow you to search for local places can be a pain to deal with. You constantly have to go back into the app to update your location. Sometimes it’s easy to forget to do this, which can make your local search process become tedious and frustrating. Today, Google has announced their way of making local search…

Amazon Kindle Owners Receive Presidential Exclusives

Amazon Kindle Owners Receive Presidential Exclusives

Since Amazon’s Kindle introduction to the world last year, the company has increased the number of available book titles for the portable reader from 90,000 to over 170,000. Most of these titles have also been available at significantly lower prices than their bookshelf counterparts. Amazon is now looking to use the help of the hype surrounding…

Spore Destined to Be a Complete Flop?

Spore Destined to Be a Complete Flop?

Electronic Arts (EA) is the leading developer and publisher of some of the most popular games. EA has an impressive track record of releasing hit after hit with 27 titles that have sold over 1 million units. They company has a history of great franchises like the Madden NFL series, The Sims, and Need for Speed. Their streak may now be slowing…

Get Automatic Updates for Google Chrome’s Nightly Builds

Get Automatic Updates for Google Chrome’s Nightly Builds

We’ve been tipped off that Google has been releasing nightly builds of their new Google Chrome browser like crazy. It’s been reported that up to 10 nightly builds a day are being released for Chrome. That’s a lot of updates to keep up with and we have to admit we’re surprised at the pace in which Google is releasing these builds. However, the…

Top 10 Apps Worth Jailbreaking Your iPhone to Get

Top 10 Apps Worth Jailbreaking Your iPhone to Get

The iTunes App Store is becoming a trendsetter for other companies in the mobile market. With thousands of apps to choose from and over 60 million downloads total, what more could you ask for? Apparently a lot. Users still aren’t satisfied with the selection of apps that Apple is letting into the App Store. Apps that are extending the functionality…

Whizle: A Simple Guide and Tutorial Making Tool

Whizle: A Simple Guide and Tutorial Making Tool

If you’ve ever tried to make a guide or tutorial visually appealing, then you know just how hard and tedious it can be. There are plenty of tools floating around the web to make this easier. Just do a search for screencasts or presentations in the ReadWriteWeb search box for our reviews on such tools. For simple guides and tutorials, or for…

Visualize Vimeo User Activity with Vimeo Toys

Visualize Vimeo User Activity with Vimeo Toys

What we thought might have been an AIR app in the making, may be something entirely different. With social video sharing sites such as Youtube and Vimeo it can be hard to keep the recommendations flowing. Hundreds of videos are added to these sites daily, but only a select few are really worth our time. With no easy way to sort through these…

NBC Drops Silverlight, Runs Back to Adobe for Flash

NBC Drops Silverlight, Runs Back to Adobe for Flash

NBC seems to be having a change of heart this week. The network recently wrapped up their streaming of the Olympics using Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. However if you tuned in for this week’s NFL season opener, NBC was using Adobe’s Flash technology instead of Silverlight. Making some do a double take, here’s a look at why NBC left…

The Ultimate List of Custom Ubiquity Verbs

The Ultimate List of Custom Ubiquity Verbs

With all the news about Chrome, it’s been pretty easy to forget about one of Firefox’s recent releases: Ubiquity. We gave Ubiquity a rave review for giving Firefox a whole new UI. The standard commands, or “verbs”, that come with Ubiquity are great. Yet we couldn’t help but want more. Developers have been working around the clock to produce some…

Yoono: The Social Media Tool for Mainstream and Early Adopters

Yoono: The Social Media Tool for Mainstream and Early Adopters

Social media tools are some of the latest crazes these days. We happen to be huge fans of a ton of them here on ReadWriteWeb. Yet the biggest problem with most social media tools is that they aren’t for everyone. There’s a constant debate on how early adopters can persuade more mainstream users to try these tools out. We might have the most…

Facebook Live Feed a Killer? More Like a Hindrance

Facebook Live Feed a Killer? More Like a Hindrance

Recently, Facebook released a live feed feature for the homepage of Facebook users. This new feature allows you to see the latest updates by your Facebook friends in real-time. You could compare it to functionality that FriendFeed and Twitter already have with instant updates from any friend. Since Facebook released this feature, numerous posts…

Find The Hottest Events in Major Cities with Buzzd

Find The Hottest Events in Major Cities with Buzzd

Most mobile social networks are quite alike. They’re all competing for a host of information from you and your circle of friends. This information ranges from various messages to the most embarrassing photos of your friends that you can find. Here is where NYC based start-up Buzzd differentiates itself. Interested in finding out what’s going on…

Colleges Tell the RIAA They Have Better Things to Do

Colleges Tell the RIAA They Have Better Things to Do

With blazing fast speeds, college campuses are often used by students to download all the music they’d like. For the past few years the RIAA has been lurking around college campus intranets and using college IT and Administrators to choose their next unsuspecting pool of college victims. It seems that may be about to change and college students…

2 New Woot Apps Available for the iPhone – Which is Better?

2 New Woot Apps Available for the iPhone – Which is Better?

Woot is an awesome site that features a great deal each day. From shirts to wine, to the latest gadget, you can find great daily deals on Woot for an awfully low price. The only catch is that you have to be fast because the deals normally only go for that particular day and usually sell out fast. Now you can keep up with all the great deals from…

Adobe To Launch Mobile Storage Service

Adobe To Launch Mobile Storage Service

Adobe Photoshop is a top of the line design software. We’ve written extensively in the past about the many ways Adobe is branching off of Photoshop to cater to a broader audience from the release of new features for Photoshop Express for lighter usage to the entire Adobe package. Adobe is sure enough building an online empire. The next addition is…

Wikipedia Comes to the iPhone with Wikipanion

Wikipedia Comes to the iPhone with Wikipanion

A new school year is about to start and students nationwide will be clamoring for ways to keep up with their school work. With many schools starting to offer free iPod Touches, iPhones, and laptops, the iTunes App Store will be one of the first places to go for back-to-school apps.

The new school year also means that research via Wikipedia is…

12Seconds.tv Launches API, Partners With Tweetdeck, Phreadz, and Blippr

12Seconds.tv Launches API, Partners With Tweetdeck, Phreadz, and Blippr

Last month we announced the launch of 12seconds.tv. 12seconds.tv is being described as the Twitter of videoblogging, where users can create a short video clip of anything for up to 12 seconds. We even challenged our readers and received some hilarious responses. The service is taking off nicely and has recently implemented a host of new features…

NewsCred, a Credible News Dashboard Opens to the Public

NewsCred, a Credible News Dashboard Opens to the Public

NewsCred garnered quite a bit of attention in its initial private beta launch where ReadWriteWeb was considered by its users to be one of the most credible news sources to read. With less than 20% of readers really believing what their news sources are saying, NewsCred aims to be the solution to this particular problem. With plenty of sources to…