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.
Articles
Web

Scammers targeting former Megaupload users with fake legal claims

Scammers are attempting to extort former Megaupload users with a fake legal threats regarding copyright infringement.
Mobile

Square poaches PayPal VP in order to expand internationally

PayPal may have launched direct Square competition, but Square is intending to match PayPal Internationally, and has stolen a VP to head up its global ambitions.
Gaming

Rumor: Zynga to acquire OMGPOP’s ‘Draw Something’ popularity

Zynga may be applying the "if you can't beat them, buy them" mentality to its latest competitor OMGPOP; the makers of the break out hit Draw Something
Social Media

1GB P2P file transfer coming to Facebook through Pipe

Soon you'll never have to leave Facebook: Pipe makes it so you can transfer up to 1GB of data on the social network.
Social Media

MTV launching artist platform to unify musicians’ online music presence

MTV is reminding us what the capital 'M' stands for with an artist-centric social media effort.
Gaming

Become the Jedi Knight you were meant to be this weekend, for free

Star Wars; The Old Republic is going for free-to-play for four days starting Thursday. Now all of you on the fence about joining SWTOR can see what all the hype is about (hint: the hype is Jedi Knights).
Web

Turntable.fm bucks legal gray area with licensing deals from the four major labels

Turntable.fm's DMCA worries are all in the past now as the company says it's signed deals with all four of the major recording labels.
Social Media

Pew study: Social networking sites’ users are uneasy around political postings

Wondering why you were unfriended? It could be because of your political leanings. A new Pew survey examines the way social networking site users relate and react to politically charged posts.
Gaming

Body versus mind: Gaming and your health

A plethora of recent studies examine the benefits of games on users minds and bodies.
Gaming

Study: Modern video games overly connecting violence to religion

Gaming and violence has been touched on in past studies, but are video games overly sensationalizing violence in connection with religion?
Mobile

IPads, iPhones and Square coming to NYC taxis in 30 cab pilot program

Dorsey is breaking up the NYC credit card monopoly for taxis, bringing Square, as well as Apple products to 30 cabs in a yearlong pilot program.
Gaming

Blizzard announces 600 layoffs, game development staff spared

Blizzard, developer of WoW, Starcraft and Diablo has announced that it has cut 600 global jobs, though its game development staff remains largely untouched