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New Oculus DRM gave VR piracy a big boost

New Oculus DRM gave VR piracy a big boost The method of bypassing the new DRM doesn’t just circumvent the integrity check, it skips the ownership check altogether.The way VR works means they have to function in more consistent ways — after all, both headsets are using the power of your computer to render images.

GOG offers DRM-free versions of select Steam games at no cost

GOG offers DRM-free versions of select Steam games at no cost When you buy games on Steam, you’re locking yourself into that platform, and you have to abide by Valve’s restrictions.Dubbed “GOG Connect,” this new service scans your Steam library using the official Steam API, finds any applicable games, and allows you to import them into your GOG account.

Sega Saturn copy protection cracked after 20 years

Sega Saturn copy protection cracked after 20 years Now, one hacker has found a way around a similar problem in Sega Saturn hardware — even though solving the issue required cracking the console’s DRM.The Sega Saturn was the follow-up to the Sega Genesis / Sega MegaDrive (outside North America) and competed head-to-head against the Sony PlayStation.

Microsoft, Sony, and other companies still use illegal warranty-void-if-removed stickers

Microsoft, Sony, and other companies still use illegal warranty-void-if-removed stickers These stickers are common on electronics equipment — Microsoft uses them on the Xbox One, Sony has them on the PS4, and you’ve probably owned a phone that had at least one somewhere.These stickers are almost certainly illegal, as Motherboard points out in relation to the new Xbox One S.

HP inkjet printers refuse to accept third-party ink cartridges after stealth firmware update

HP inkjet printers refuse to accept third-party ink cartridges after stealth firmware update Multiple models in HP’s OfficeJet, OfficeJet Pro, and OfficeJet Pro X were all affected, even though none of these models had seen a firmware update in the past six months.“The purpose of this update is to protect HP’s innovations and intellectual property,” HP said in a statement.

4K Netflix is finally coming to PCs, but you probably still can't watch it

4K Netflix is finally coming to PCs, but you probably still can't watch it In the past, we’ve covered Netflix’s 4K streaming limitations and how the platform was limited to handful of televisions, even though PCs are easily capable of handling 4K.To view 4K Netflix, you’ll need a Windows 10 PC, Microsoft Edge, and a seventh-generation processor from Intel.