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Can a foot cream really do battle with HIV?

A study has found that the antifungal drug Ciclopirox kills HIV in cell cultures -- and the virus doesn't bounce back when the drug is stopped. But the research has yet to be performed on people.

By September 24, 2013


Point-of-sale video game activations won't work

The video game industry might soon require an activation just to play a game you bought at the store. But in practice, it makes little sense.

By June 23, 2009


Rick Astley to perform at MTV Europe awards ceremony?

The "Never Gonna Give You Up" singer, subject of a won't-go-away Internet meme, has confirmed that he was invited to perform at the event but has not officially said yes.

By October 28, 2008


Video games given full First Amendment protection

The Supreme Court today voided a 2005 California law that banned the sale of "violent video games" to minors. A 7-2 majority of the Court found the law violated the First Amendment, affirming that free speech applies to digital content and new media as much as to traditional literature.

By June 27, 2011


High Court's violent-game sales ruling: Why now?

Pending Supreme Court ruling comes as tech enhancements bring gaming to the mainstream, but consultant Larry Downes argues the pace of legal change can't keep up with technological change.

By November 2, 2010


Nethrone's silver gaming chair

The Nethrone is making an appearance at CES 2006 -- a glistening silver chair designed to ease gamers and computer addicts into a restful, trance-like state. But it may have other uses...

December 29, 2005


Why cloud exchanges won't work

A market exchange for cloud computing raises far too many thorny issues of interoperability, security, and compliance.

By January 22, 2010