Jeff Hughes

Jeff Hughes

Former Digital Trends Contributor
I'm a SF Bay Area-based writer/ninja that loves anything geek, tech, comic, social media or gaming-related.
Social Media

Twitter files suit in SF to tackle top spammers

Twitter attacks spammers in an SF court, filing a lawsuit against the top 5 spam catalysts.

Flashback Trojan hits 300K US Macs, is your computer compromised?

The Flashback Trojan has hit 600,000 Macs worldwide, 300,000 in the US and at least 274 in Cupertino alone. Is your computer safe?
Cool Tech

Cheap robot armies: MIT working on 3D printed household robots

Want to create your own robot, but don't have the funds? MIT is working on a bringing affordable and practical robot creating to a 3D printer near you.

Rovio expanding Angry Birds storytelling with cartoon in August; new types of games launching

Angry Birds to get a cartoon in August, as well as development on a movie and radically new gameplay on future bird-related games.

Taking a look at those pesky PlayStation Orbis rumors

Rumors abound regarding the new Sony PlayStation offering. Codenamed Orbis, Sony anticipates beating the next Xbox to market, and the future digital migration of gaming.

Visa, MasterCard affected by ‘massive’ data breach; NYC gangs being blamed?

NYC-based Dominican street gangs, not our familiar Anonymous group, has been credited with a massive data breach affecting Visa and MasterCard
Social Media

Facebook retooling search around ‘like’ button

Facebook's waking up on the search department, tasking an ex-Googler to retool its search ability around the "like" button.

US government to use Unreal Engine 3 for medical, crime-fighting and thinking simulation

Epic Games is licensing its Unreal Engine 3 technology to the US government to be used in various upcoming projects beyond Army training, including crime-fighting, medical and even reasoning simulation.

Square rebrands Card Case app, adds encryption to dongle

Square is gearing up for the competition with PayPal, updating its touchless pay app Card Case, and answering security concerns by encrypting its dongle.

Study: US will watch more movies online in 2012 than on DVD, VHS and Blu-ray

This is the final nail in the coffin. 2012 will be the year that streaming movies will overtake the viewing of physical formats like DVDs, Blu-ray and VHS.

Best Buy’s US iPhone sales almost rival Apple’s own

Apple's deal with Best Buy is proving quite lucrative as the retail chain's iPhone sales are rivaling the company's own sales of the device.
Social Media

Facebook data reveals users’ romantic and break-up habits

Want to know when you'll probably start loving, or start dodging? Facebook's data scientists have whipped up some stats on when users tend to act on romance.