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.
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Interpol website down after announcing arrests of 25 suspected Anonymous in Europe and Latin America

On Tuesday, Interpol announced the largest round-up of Anonymous suspects; 25 arrests in Europe and Latin America. Shortly after, the Interpol website went, and has stayed Tango Down.
Gaming

Study: Facebook gaming declines in 2011, social gaming seeking new growth

According to new research, Facebook gaming has begun to slump in the fourth quarter of 2011. Is this the end of the social gaming boom, or is it a sign for social gaming to grow up?
Mobile

Mozilla mobile unfolding; Marketplace app store opening for developer submissions next week

Mozilla's getting ready to take on Google, Apple. and yes, even Microsoft again. The Mozilla Marketplace open web app store is welcoming submissions soon, and the non profit is also in talks to develop its own smartphone.
Mobile

Three reasons why ID theft increased in 2011 and how you can protect yourself

ID theft increased by 13 percent in 2011 over the previous year, according to a new study from Javelin Strategy & Research. Find out why and how you can protect yourself better.
Gaming

ESRB launching new PSA; possible global game rating system coming soon

The ESRB is teaming up with Penny Arcade to launch a new PSA campaign for the game ratings system. Also, ESRB president Patricia Vance ponders unified global game rating.
Apple

Apple unveils specs for large solar array in North Carolina amidst overseas environmental criticism

While Apple's brand has taken hits on the environmental side due to criticism from Chinese activists, the company is pushing for attention on its upcoming North Carolina data center's solar array and allowing independent review of its…
Gaming

Mmmm brains: Capcom-themed restaurant opens in Tokyo

Gamers, if you're in Tokyo, Capcom has just opened a new restaurant with food and surroundings based on its popular franchises'.
Gaming

Beyond Facebook: Game publisher Kabam moves for independence through Kongregate partnership

Facebook has helped give rise to the popularity of social gaming, but social game publisher Kabam has decided its time to grow up and move out, with the help of its new partner: Kongregate.
Mobile

Ooyala: 2011 online video watching doubled in Q4 for mobile, tablets and gaming consoles

According to Ooyala, the world is on a path to watching more video on smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles/connected TVs based on numbers from 2011's fourth quarter.
Web

Hulu reveals original series Battleground; Netflix plans for two more original series’ by 2013

Hulu is chasing after Netflix into the untested original content realm. But with Netflix having one series launched, two coming, and two more planned by 2013 (one by Jenji Kohan), is Hulu's foray real competition for Netflix?
Apple

Study: Apple beats Google as most likable company in the US

Apple makes America smile more than Google according to a new study from Harris Interactive. The tech industry overall has been perceived as aiding the ailing US economy. Is Apple the economic catalyst the public believes it is?
Gaming

Is January’s sharp drop in retail sales a plea for new gaming options?

January 2012 has seen one of the sharpest drops in retail gaming sales since 2004. Could this be a sign that gamers are restless for a new console, or even a new way of gaming?