<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Tech Today]]> <![CDATA[IRS memos: Agency can search personal emails without warrant]]> Internal memos from the Internal Revenue Service indicate that the agency would try to read personal emails without a warrant.]]> <![CDATA[The big games, big gadgets, big surprises of E3]]> The promise of uncompromising gaming on the go, a sexy new console from the makers of the Wii and a robust lineup of must-have, must-play games topped this year's celebration of all things gaming in Los Angeles last week.]]> <![CDATA[Taking the taboo out of mature gaming]]> It’s like clockwork; moments after popping open any game that has a mature rating, my 10-year-old son seems to appear at my elbow to ask if he can play it with me. It’s a mix of things that draws Tristan to these games that he knows I don’t let him play. I suspect the fact that I’ve told him he can’t play them tops the list, followed by the fact that they deal with topics considered taboo for most children.]]> <![CDATA[Major hotel chain investigating data breach]]> White Lodging, a management company for hotels in the Hilton, Marriott, Sheratin and Westin chains, may have had its credit card data stolen.]]> <![CDATA[Your cable box is dying — long live the game console!]]> Your cable box is headed for obsolescence. It may not be within the next year, but it could be within the next three that having a box dedicated to TV programming sitting under or next to your television will no longer be the norm. Instead, more universally usable entertainment devices will become the hub for not just video, but pictures, music and, most likely, gaming.]]> <![CDATA[One year after release, Microsoft moves Kinect toward business and science]]> While conceived as a device meant to expand the reach of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 gaming platform by allowing people to play video games without the need for controllers, the Kinect has always been destined for a broader future.]]> <![CDATA[Video games could kill the TV star]]> As game consoles become more like cable television boxes, maybe it’s time for video games to start becoming more like cable television shows. Earlier this year, major cable providers Comcast and Verizon both announced that they’d start delivering some of their programming directly through the Xbox 360, forgoing the need for a cable box for at least some of their channels.]]> <![CDATA[Is the PS Vita a device ahead of its time or behind it?]]> With its big, bright screen, ability to sense touch and motion, and controls that mimic a home game console’s, Sony’s Playstation Vita delivers the sort of gaming that approaches what you might expect to experience in your den. But is that what gamers still want?]]> <![CDATA[Iranian scientist claims to have built 'time machine']]> <![CDATA[Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to speak at SXSW]]> It was just announced that Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, will perform an interview at this year's SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, TX.]]> <![CDATA[New Apple iMac may now be the one for the most of us]]> Apple's latest iMac computers continue to enhance the line. Currently the Apple store offers two basic models, each available with two different processors from which to choose. The screen size is the main physical characteristic that differentiates the two models. Each model lets you choose from a variety of feature options such as memory and hard drive size but it is the choice of the processor type and speed that is the most significant.]]> <![CDATA[Craigslist sues PadMapper for 'mass harvesting' listings]]> Craigslist made good on its promise to go after PadMapper if it continued using Craigslist content on its site. The online classifieds company filed a lawsuit in San Francisco's federal court on Friday against both PadMapper and the data harvester it uses -- 3taps.]]> <![CDATA[CourtVille: Why unclear laws put 'EA v. Zynga' up for grabs]]> Both game industry giants claim the legal high ground, but who actually has it? To hear some experts in gaming law tell it, nobody really knows. And if EA v. Zynga makes it all the way to court, the judgment that gets handed down could have a huge impact on the game industry.]]> <![CDATA[Radio Shack to close 20 percent of its stores]]> Radio Shack, will be closing around 1,100 of its stores, a number representing nearly 20 percent of its locations. ]]> <![CDATA[Twitter already making money, CEO says]]> <![CDATA[Madden 13 takes a few big steps]]> Let's be blunt: EA Sports' Madden football franchise doesn't exactly bust any blocks. Year after year, the game's updates consist of a new rookie class, roster updates and a few small tweaks to gameplay.]]> <![CDATA[Dropped by Dish, AMC Reaches Deal With AT&T]]> Just in time for the premiere of Breaking Bad's final season, AMC Network and AT&T announced a new deal that will keep the network on AT&T's lineup.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook develops new privacy policy]]> <![CDATA[Zappos hacked: Information from 24 million users stolen]]> <![CDATA['Hurt Locker' Studio Sues 2,514 Over Copyright Infringement]]> Voltage Pictures, the movie studio that gained its fame by producing the Academy Award-winning film “The Hurt Locker” and targeting 24,583 BitTorrent users in a piracy-related lawsuit last year, is on another copyright infringement crusade.]]>