CES 2010: Final Thoughts

The Consumer Electronics show, the behemoth of tech, the Valhalla of gadgetry, has come and gone for yet another year. But this time, rather than arriving with a bang, it slinked into sight with something more like a whimper. CES…

CES 2010: Day 3 Round-Up

Another day, another Tech Digest CES 2010 round-up. Fancy Tweeting hands-free in your car or controlling your PC by breathing? Check today's top stories below and find out how. Twitter coming to Ford cars The digital equivalent of drink-driving? Motorola…

EA gets more DRM lawsuits over its use of SecuROM


Electronic Arts, the company responsible for the Spore DRM fiasco earlier this year, has been hit by two new lawsuits over the hated SecuROM ‘copy protection’ system that installs itself if you so much as look at an EA product, and can only be uninstalled by chucking your PC into a black hole.

Both suits have been filed in Northern California, one references the free ‘Spore Creature Creator’ demo/software toy, and the other names The Sims 2: Bon Voyage as the culprit. These follow another class-action suit earlier this year. In the suits EA are branded as “immoral, unethical, oppressive [and] unscrupulous”. Crikey.

EA launches Sims-themed karaoke website


There’s always been a musical element to The Sims, with a succession of stars signing up to appear in different spin-offs (think Lily Allen performing ‘Smile’ in Simlish). Now publisher EA is launching a Sims-themed karaoke site called The Sims On Stage.

Basically, it’ll let you login and upload your caterwauling singing for the community to rate, as well as creating your own mash-up videos using Sims footage. The site will have thousands of licensed rock, pop and country songs to sing along to from launch.