Derek Mead

Derek Mead

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Articles
Gaming

Sony snatches up Infamous developer Sucker Punch

The developer behind Infamous and Sly Cooper had already been making Sony-exclusive games for a decade.
Gaming

Diablo III to offer cash auctions, can’t be played offline

Diablo III brings three major changes to the 15-year old franchise.
Android Army

Google stuffs war chest with 1,030 IBM patents

Google is just the latest tech company to snatch up a whole barrel of patents to protect against IP lawsuits. When will the fighting end?
Cars

Obama set to announce new fuel economy standards today

Automakers and legislators have finally agreed to strict CAFE standards for 2025.
Web

U.K. High Court orders ISP to block pirate site

BT, a UK ISP, has been forced to block user access to piracy giant Newzbin2.
Web

Google rewrites slow webpages

The company's new Page Speed Services offers huge improvements in load times for slow pages.
Cool Tech

First federal agency brings email to cloud, cuts costs in half

Google Apps for Government has allowed the General Services Administration to eliminate its costly data centers while offering employees network access anywhere.
Apple

Apple to bring face recognition to iOS 5

Apple's acquisition of Polar Rose has resulted in built-in face detection for iOS 5.
Android Army

HTC enlisting supply chain to bypass patent problems

HTC is embroiled in a patent battle with Apple that involves the rest of HTC's 2011 phone lineup.
Cool Tech

Astronomers near capturing star’s moment of death

Spurred by the discovery of an amateur astronomer, scientists are using a planetary nebula to look at the future of our sun.
Apple

Wall Street Journal and Kobo stop direct sales on iOS apps

Apple is cracking down on retailers whose apps link customers to their websites for purchases.
Web

Anonymous targets Norway killer’s manifesto

The man behind the bombing and shootings spree in Norway published a manifesto days before the attack. Anonymous wants to eliminate it.