Geoff Duncan

Geoff Duncan

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Geoff Duncan writes, programs, edits, plays music, and delights in making software misbehave. He's probably the only member of the Digital Trends staff who's played on hit records and had code running in space. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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Computing

IronPort: Spam Up 35 Pct in November

Security vendor IronPort says email spam volume increased 35 percent in November as scammers attempt to prey on holiday shoppers.
Computing

Samsung Exec Pleads Guilty in DRAM Case

A fifth Samsung executive has fallen in the government's DRAM price fixing investigation, as the president of Samsung's U.S. subsidiary pleads guilty.
Home

Sony BMG Settles with 39 States

On the heels of settlements with Texas and California, music label Sony BMG will pay $4.25 million to settle suits over copy-protection software on its music CDs.
Home

Police Nab Murder Suspect via YouTube Video

Canadian police posted surveillance video to YouTube in hopes of identifying a murder suspect; 30,000 views later, the suspect turned himself in.
Gaming

Xbox 360 Warranty Extended to One Year

Think of it as a holiday present: Microsoft has extended its Xbox 360 warranty from 90 days in the U.S. and Canada to one year from the date of purchase.
Gaming

Wii Goes to the Opera

A trial version of the Opera Web browser is now available for the Nintendo Wii game console's Internet Channel...and its free, for now.
Home Theater

Motorola Buys Tut Systems for $39 Million

Motorola takes another step into the IPTV market by acquiring Tut Systems for $39 million.
Computing

Vista Kernel API Opened to Security Firms

Following up on its October pledge, Microsoft has let third-party security developers in on a draft of the APIs they can use to tap the Vista kernel.
Mobile

Samsung Picks Opera as Mobile Browser

A new deal will put the Opera Web browser on Samsung's advanced mobile phones - and the per-phone license fee may be a huge windfall for the Oslo software developer.
Home Theater

AxiomTV, VeriSign Partner on Family Videos

AxiomTV will partner with VeriSign to offer family-friendly, downloadable videos distributed via VeriSign's Kontiki P2P technology.
Computing

Seagate Acquires EVault for $185 Million

Storage manufacturer Seagate as agreed to acquire online data storage service provider EVault for $185 million.
Home Theater

FCC Clears Path for Telecom Video Services

The Federal Communications Commission has approved changes to cable franchising law which will make it (much) easier for telecoms to offer video services.