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Microsoft now accepts Bitcoin for Software, Apps, Xbox, Games, Music and Movies

Microsoft uses bitcoin paymentsMicrosoft is now accepting Bitcoin. According to Microsoft's payments site, the digital currency can be used to purchase software, apps, games, movies, TV shows, music and other digital content from the Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music, or Xbox Video stores. Microsoft is the world's largest software company.

$250,000-a-day Minecraft strikes indie game gold

The famous Minecraft chicken duckUPDATED: Sales of one man indie game hit, Minecraft, have now reached $350,000 in a single day.

According to data provided by developer, Mojang, one copy of the €9.95 ($13) game is currently being purchased every 3 seconds, representing sales of $15,000 per hour.

Microsoft hands out free Windows 7 keys after servers fail

cracked windows seven logoMicrosoft has begun handing out unlimited free license keys for the Windows 7 beta, after its license servers were unable to handle a huge surge in applications.

EA's Spore hit by DRM backlash

Spore, the hotly-anticipated new game from Electronic Arts is facing fierce criticism from consumers over its apparent use of unusually restrictive digital rights management (DRM) technology.

“I basically put down my hard-earned money and get punished for buying the game legally. The gaming industry needs to be sent a message that this is no way to treat their customers”, said one buyer who posted a review at

Exploding battery video shocks laptop users and hurts LG

Dramatic video of a notebook PC exploding in flames has shocked consumers and battered its manufacturer's share price. The explosion of the LG notebook's battery earlier this week was caught in video footage (seen here), which has now been broadcast on Korean television.

“People do need to be aware that there's a risk of very serious injury. If there's any sign that a laptop battery is overheating badly, stay well away from it”, said one doctor interviewed on Korean TV.