Speed boost lands for Virgin Media broadband customers

They promised to do so, and they've delivered; Virgin Media have given a speed boost to their broadband customers on 100MB connections, upping their speeds to 120MB, free of charge. It's part of Virgin Media's "Double Your Speeds" programme, which…

Steam PC game keys will work with EA's Origin platform

The online-PC-game-downloads-platform-war (phew!) takes an interesting turn this morning after some unexpected features have made themselves known on EA's new Origin service. According to PC Gamer, some game activiation keys nabbed through rival service Steam will work with Origin,…

Valve's Steam gaming store now ready for super-fast downloads

Steam, the digital distribution gaming store that's been keeping PC gamers loaded with top quality titles since 2003, is to get a major backend overhaul that will drastically improve download times. Though Steam is hardly a slow service as it…

Google's Android Market hits 3 billion app downloads milestone

Three billion apps have now been installed onto Android devices, Google revealed at their company quarterly earnings call this week. The snowballing figures come just a few months after the company announced they had hit the two billion milestone. By…

EA: 20% of revenues now coming from downloads

Ea have revealed that a huge 20% of its revenues now comes from DLC and full downloadable games. Though the majority of their revenues remain in physical formats, growing app sales and PC, Xbox and PS3 download sales are bolstering…

Pirate Bay to be given a lifeline through Swedish law loophole?

Pirate Bay, one of the world's largest and most controversial torrent/file-sharing websites could soon be given an unlikely lifeline through a loophole in Swedish law. The Pirate Party, a political group advocating file-sharing in Pirate Bay's native Sweden, are planning…

5 things we greedily still want Spotify to add

Spotify rolled out a pretty extensive update to it's streaming service this morning. Adding robust social networking features, Spotify now links in with your Facebook account for lightning fast music sharing between your friends, as well as syncing up your…

Poll shows 1 in 3 Brits believe piracy is "acceptable"

Microsoft have today published a report on attitudes towards software piracy. Timed to coincide with the second reading of the Digital Economy Bill, the report reveals that piracy is rampant in both homes and workplaces across the UK. The poll…