Monthly Archives: August 2015

Colombia is conducting widescale illegal surveillance

Want to know why it's important to have checks on mass surveillance programs? Colombia should serve as a good example. Privacy International reports that the country not only collects bulk internet and phone data on a grand scale, but violates … Read the rest of this entry

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Sony is crowdfunding a smart watch with a dumb face

For the better part of a year, Sony has encouraged employees to come forward with their own projects and showcase them via its First Flight crowdfunding platform. Early ideas have included an e-paper watch, a smart remote and a DIY … Read the rest of this entry

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Witcher 3 expansion is coming soon, and so is ‘good news’ about Gwent

I really miss The Witcher 3. It’s one of those rare games that I kinda want to live inside. I don’t really mind that rabid wolves and drowners roam around every corner. It’s kinda like that here in Sydney, too. So it comes … Read the rest of this entry

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Battlefield 4 Night Operations DLC is rolling out this week

It’s a huge week for new releases, but if you’re still sinking hours into Battlefield 4 then you’ll be pleased to hear that the free Night Operations DLC will start rolling out on September 1. That’s Tuesday. The Night Operations pack … Read the rest of this entry

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Sublevel Zero is a roguelike the scratches the same itch as Descent

Roguelikes are a well-established part of the PC gaming landscape, with procedural gameplay, permadeath, and an eye-watering level of difficulty all key elements of the genre’s DNA. But what happens when you take those ideas and implement them in a … Read the rest of this entry

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LAPD’s body cameras roll out Monday, but footage won’t be public

Come Monday the Los Angeles Police Department begins its deployment of body cameras for officers. The initial rollout is limited — only 860 of the proposed 7,000 cameras will hit the streets at first — and the SWAT team won't … Read the rest of this entry

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Homefront: The Revolution interview – new publishers and guerrilla warfare

Homefront: The Revolution might be fun, but I had trouble making that call during my 15 minute demo. I enjoyed driving a motorbike up ramps and over fences, but I didn’t have much time to familiarize myself with its crafting and … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA simulates Mars mission by locking up people in a tiny dome

A group of six people bade the rest of the world farewell on Friday to begin their year-long stay in a cramped dome on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano. The French astrobiologist, German physicist and American pilot, architect, doctor/journalist and soil… … Read the rest of this entry

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Tidal claims Apple prevented it from streaming a Drake performance

It's no secret that Apple and Tidal are at each other's throats over music exclusives, but that fight might have reached a new peak. Tidal claims that Apple stopped it from streaming Drake's brief guest appearance at New Orleans' Lil … Read the rest of this entry

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Hitman mission playthrough offers 15 minutes of new footage

IO Interactive has shown off one of Hitman: No Subtitle’s missions, and it’s certainly hitting all the right beats after the previous game, Absolution, rubbed almost everyone up the wrong way. A big sandboxy environment! Lots of NPCs! A revamped disguise system! … Read the rest of this entry

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