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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.

Pirates Say They've Cracked Resident Evil 7 In Record Time

Pirates Say They've Cracked Resident Evil 7 In Record Time As TorrentFreak reports, a piracy group called CONSPIR4CY say they figured out how to crack Resident Evil 7 just five days after the game’s release.By using Denuvo, publishers hope to ensure that nobody can buy a game, download it, and share the files with other people via torrents or other distribution services.

Pirates Pounce On Conan Exiles After Developers Accidentally Remove DRM

Pirates Pounce On Conan Exiles After Developers Accidentally Remove DRM In the never-ending battle between pirates and DRM makers, there are no easy victories.A subsequent update quickly restored it, but that didn’t stop pirates from catching Funcom with their pants down.

Report: Denuvo Website Leaks Private, Company Emails

Report: Denuvo Website Leaks Private, Company Emails Theft protection company Denuvo is not having a good week.First Resident Evil 7, which employs Denuvo’s once-unassailable anti-tamper tech, was cracked in just five days.

Farmers are pirating John Deere tractor software to stick it to the man

Farmers are pirating John Deere tractor software to stick it to the man Many of us have downloaded cracked software from the darker corners of the internet over the years.Some of the most prolific users of cracked software these days aren’t who you think.

Investors backing Juicero and its $400, DRM-laden juicer surprised to discover they were fleeced

Investors backing Juicero and its $400, DRM-laden juicer surprised to discover they were fleeced Americans already like juice — so why not sell them a $400, Internet-connected, DRMed juicer that only accepted ridiculously overpriced “juice packs?That paragraph should tell you everything you need to know about whether Silicon Valley’s claims to meritocracy are valid.

Juicero CEO Offers Full Refunds on $400 DRMed Bagjuice Squeezer

Juicero CEO Offers Full Refunds on $400 DRMed Bagjuice Squeezer Investors in the company recently discovered that the $400, Wi-Fi enabled, DRM-encased Juicestrocity Juicero machine isn’t actually necessary for squeezing juice out of the $5-$8 single-serving juice packs the company sells.It’s about fighting obesity with an extremely expensive product marketed to people who likely already have personal trainers and tennis schedules.

Netflix No Longer Available to Rooted, Unlocked Android Devices

Netflix No Longer Available to Rooted, Unlocked Android Devices Now, in theory, this has been done to make certain that Google’s Wildvine DRM technology isn’t bypassed by a rooted device.But Android Police reports that it’s also blocking devices that have simply been unlocked.

Apple is Lobbying Against Right-to-Repair Legislation Across the Country

Apple is Lobbying Against Right-to-Repair Legislation Across the Country But public access records in New York State reveal that the company is putting serious effort behind its push to prevent such bills from becoming law.Plenty of companies have lobbied against these bills, which are making their way through statehouses across the country, but Apple has focused particularly strongly on New York Senate bill 618A.