Matt PeckhamPCWorld

DVDs and Blu-rays Will Soon Waste More Time with New Unskippable Piracy Warnings

New piracy warnings will take 20 seconds to view when launching a movie, and won't allow circumvention.


T-Mobile: iPhone Will Be Network-Ready by End of 2012

The wireless carrier hopes to have iPhone 3G support in major markets by the fourth quarter, with a 4G LTE network launch in 2013.

Myspace Settles FTC Privacy Investigation, Submits to 20 Years of Checks

The settlement ends an FTC investigation arising from a complaint that Myspace shared personal information without first asking for permission from users.


Facebook Unveils 'Action Links' to Make App Interaction Smarter

Action Links are subtle, under-the-radar changes for Facebook users. The feature is aimed more at developers.

Nook Simple Touch and Color E-Reader Prices Slashed for Mother's Day

Barnes & Noble cuts prices on its basic e-readers by up to 20% as Mother's Day approaches.

Hulu May Force Users to Prove They Have TV Subscription, Says Report

Hulu may be switching to an authentication model, requiring users have a cable/satellite subscription in order to access the company's streaming content.

Unzip Google with Interactive Zipper Doodle: Who's Gideon Sundbäck?

Google tributes the father of the modern zipper with a Google doodle that bares all.

Draw Something Finally Gets Facebook and Twitter Support, 'Save' Feature

Unexpected update to the world's most popular drawing app/game adds social network sharing, 'undo' and picture-saving options

Wal-Mart Launches Vudu Disc-to-Digital Store Program: Here's How It Works

Is Wal-Mart's new disc-to-digital conversion program worth its price? We investigate.


Instagram, Facebook Deal Sparks Privacy Concerns: Here's How to Quit

Instagram sold to Facebook for $1 billion, irking longtime users--here's how to gather up your photos and run.


Intel's Ivy Bridge 3D Chips May Launch April 23

Ivy Bridge is Intel's codename for its follow-up to the Sandy Bridge processor family.

Microsoft Hands Out "Free Time" in Windows Phone Stunt

Free Time Machines in three major U.S. cities deliver "time" instead of cash as company tries to spin new Windows Phones as more efficient time-savers.

Report: E-Reading Soars, Shift from Print to E-Books Continues

People who read e-books say they spend more time reading in general, according to study.

Google Adds 500 Paramount Films to YouTube, Google Play Rental Library

Google says new movies will be $3.99 and older ones $2.99, and that most rentals will be for 24 hours.

Samsung to Outsell Apple in First Quarter, Despite iPhone's Hot Sales

Samsung will sell an estimated 41 million units this quarter, compared with 32.6 million for Apple, according to an analyst.