Capcom's Smurf Crisis Could Lead to Tighter App Buying Controls

According to a "well placed source" quoted by PocketGamer today, Capcom has been called in to see Apple due to the controversy caused by its freemium kiddie game Smurfs' Village. Thanks to some high-profile complaints over the free game's laughably costly in-app item purchases and an apparent high level of return and… »2/16/11 6:40am2/16/11 6:40am

Tech-laden Storm Chasers Fly Headlong Into Hurricane Ike with a Smurf on Their Wing

First off, I hope everyone who stayed behind in the path of Hurricane Ike is OK this morning. Second, we know what we knew about Ike due in part to the guys, gals and tech shown in these storm chaser photographs »9/13/08 9:10am9/13/08 9:10am. The photo above shows a "Smurf," or the Stepped-Frequency Microwave Radiometer, which has adorned the…