Monthly Archives: January 2016

‘Blackshades’ webcam malware co-creator gets probation

The head of the 'Blackshades' hacking ring might be doing hard time, but one of his former partners won't be facing so bleak a future. A judge has sentenced malware co-creator Michael Hogue to 5 years' probation, a forfeiture of … Read the rest of this entry

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MIT students win Hyperloop pod design competition

Crews are already building the first Hyperloop tracks, but how about the vehicles to run on those tracks? Don't worry, they're coming soon: MIT has won a SpaceX competition that challenged students worldwide to design a pod for the ultra-fast … Read the rest of this entry

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Yes, ‘Beyond Good and Evil 2′ is still happening

Beyond Good and Evil 2 isn't dead yet, according to its mastermind Michel Ancel. If you aren't familiar, the sequel is something of an enigma in the gaming world. Merely mentioning its name elicits complex emotions and dreams of publisher … Read the rest of this entry

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Google is offering home phone service to select Fiber customers

Google is expanding the Fiber line to include a home phone service, according to The Washington Post. A letter the publication has obtained is giving members of Fiber's Trusted Tester program a chance to get the product earlier than anybody … Read the rest of this entry

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NYT: DraftKings and FanDuel lose major payment processor

The daily fantasy sports industry has a new problem, and The New York Times believes it's "the biggest blow yet" despite all its other legal challenges. One of its main payment processors, Vantiv Entertainment Solutions, has notified its clients that… … Read the rest of this entry

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Scientists predict human thought in real time, nearly every time

Neuroscientists from the University of Washington have decoded brain signals in real-time and with astounding accuracy, as revealed in a recent study published in PLOS Computational Biology. Researchers attached electrodes to the temporal lobes of se… Engadget RSS Feed

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The TappLock smart padlock opens with a fingerprint

Still fiddling with a key or combination to lock up your stuff? Get with the times, man! A company called Pishon Lab has launched a smart padlock that you can open with your fingerprint, in much the same way you … Read the rest of this entry

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PlayStation sells well (again), but mobile is hurting Sony

Sony made money. Again! The company saw in tiny increase (0.5%) in sales compared to the same quarter last to 2,581 billion yen (or $ 21.5 billion), but income now stands at $ 1.69 billion. This quarter's financial results was … Read the rest of this entry

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Bernie Sanders shuns Microsoft’s vote-counting app

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is taking matters into his own hands. Rather than use the Microsoft-provided tools to tabulate the results of the upcoming Iowa caucus, the Vermont senator's campaign has (rather impressively) built it… Engadget RSS Feed

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Heroes of the Dorm 2016 registrations are now open

Blizzard has announced that registrations are now being taken for the 2016 edition of Heroes of the Dorm, the Heroes of the Storm competition that pits student gamers from across the US and Canada against one another in “the ultimate … Read the rest of this entry

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