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PlayStation Network, Battle.net go down under DDoS

Hackers have taken down the PlayStation Network, Blizzard's Battle.net, and others, as well as grounding a flight carrying the president of Sony Online Entertainment.

By August 24, 2014


Beyond basic TV settings

Once you’ve got the basics (contrast, brightness, color, etc.) set, there are still dozens of adjustments on your TV. What do they mean, and what’s the right setting? I’m glad you asked.

By April 15, 2014


A plasma lover's guide to LED LCD

With the slow demise of the beloved (and despised) technology, what's a plasma fan to do when faced with a future of LED LCDs?

By February 14, 2014


Black frame insertion: Busting blur from Oculus to LCD TVs

The ominous sounding "black frame insertion" is a method to reduce or eliminate one of the great LED LCD (and current OLED) drawbacks: motion blur. Here's how it works.

By January 24, 2014


Sony admits losing yet more gamers' details from SOE, shuts site

Two weeks after its PlayStation Network service being hacked, Sony's Online Entertainment site has been suspended, with up to 25 million more gamers' personal details spirited away.

By May 3, 2011


What is the 'Soap Opera Effect'?

Does your new TV's ultra-smooth motion drive you crazy? Find out why and what you can do about it.

By February 14, 2013


LED LCD vs. plasma vs. LCD

LED LCD vs. plasma vs. LCD: The ultimate tech choice. Debating on which HDTV technology to buy? Debate no longer. OK, not too much longer.

By December 19, 2011


DC Universe Online soon to be free for PC, PS3

SOE is shifting the business model of the superhero MMORPG nine months after its debut.

By September 19, 2011


Sony hacked again, with 93,000 accounts compromised

Sony's PlayStation Network has been attacked again alongside other Sony networks, with 93,000 accounts compromised.

By October 12, 2011


Sony locks down online accounts after security breach

Usernames and passwords of nearly a hundred thousand users on PlayStation Network, Sony Entertainment Network, and Sony Online Entertainment were verified by hackers recently.

By October 11, 2011