Today could mark a momentous victory in the war between "people who want to steal content" and "people who want to sue children as a way to fight piracy". It isn't a battle with any particularly sympathetic sides, which means we can cheer every development in the ongoing struggle with lurid enthusiasm
Engadget reports that someone has cracked the HDCP protocol. This acts as the "master key" for all HDCP-supporting devices. Blu-ray players, HDTVs, media boxes, all can now be cracked to play any sort of data. The potential implications are fairly staggering. Full HD rips of any media may now be easily manageable by sufficiently skilled hackers. The instant iTunes releases a 1080p stream or download? It'll be up on torrent sites in its full, uncompressed glory.
A major advance like this won't be met with silence from the anti-piracy crew. Get ready to see a real throw-down (or at least a flurry of PR fluff) in the coming days.
Robert Evans The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive
Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast
moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows
where the mobile market is going.
Robert can be contacted directly at email@example.com.
Virigina Tech Football Struggling with Penalties
The Virigina Tech Hokies -- who have been struggling with penalties in recent games -- are looking to rebound after two consecutive losses which brought their record down to 2-2. They will face the Western Michigan Broncos at home on Sept. 27.
The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.
The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.