Games publisher Eidos has deleted hundreds of user complaints from its forums following claims that a journalist was fired for his negative review of its new game, Kane and Lynch. “There will be no further discussion”, an Eidos forum administrator bluntly warned visitors, describing the complaints, some of which were abusive, as “ugly spam”.
UPDATED May 9: Google News has removed a prominent news source which had faced questions over possible 'gaming' of Google's news gathering algorithm.
"To ensure a high quality service for our end users, we periodically review our index of news sources, particularly following user complaints, and have recently removed some sources that do not meet our criteria as news organizations, including Playfuls.com," a Google spokesperson told Texyt today.
Google News is generated by software which scours more than 4000 sources worldwide and displays the stories that it determines most newsworthy. A number of sources appear to have been dropped on or around April 26, they include Playfuls.com, a popular news website.
Until recently, links to Playfuls' news articles had been extremely prominent on Google News. The site ranked 16th amongst Google News' English-language sources, placing higher than many better-known news organizations according to Newsknife. However, on April 26, new links to Playfuls abruptly stopped appearing at Google News.
Digg CEO Jay Adelson has denied any direct connection between HD DVD and Digg, but evidence discovered by Texyt.com appears to contradict this. The HD DVD Promotion Group's sponsorship of his company, Revision3, “is no way connected to anything that's on Digg”, Adelson claimed
Could Silverbrook's stunning Memjet inkjet be a hoax? This article looks at a few of the arguments from people who say that Silverbrook Research's impressive demonstration videos* of the one page per second inkjet cannot possibly be real.
Since this is an opinion piece, let's just put our cards on the table right away. Could Memjet be a hoax? No, we really don't think so. A great demonstration isn't the same as a finished product, we admit, but we believe the videos show fully working prototypes, just as Silverbrook Research has claimed.
UPDATED 2010: New inkjet printer technology that analysts believe will revolutionize the imaging industry was unveiled today by secretive Silverbrook Research.
The company has released astounding videos* of desktop, photo and wide-format printers that print pages and photos 5 to 10 times faster than products from current printer market leaders HP, Canon, Epson and Lexmark.