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North Korea accuses US, South Korea of plotting nuclear attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> The commitment of the US and South Korea to a new missile defense system is pushing the Korean peninsula to the "brink of a nuclear war," North Korea warned Friday.<p>Pyongyang said the missile system, also opposed by China, was part of a joint plot between Seoul and Washington to mount a …

North Korea

Watch Nintendo's First-Ever Super Bowl Commercial

It’s a video flush with Nintendophile Easter eggs, a 30 second argument for the company’s imminent Nintendo Switch hybrid home/mobile game system — …

Nvidia wants to prepare you for battle at no charge

If you get a GeForce GTX 1080 or 1070 card for your computer, you'll also get a free Ubisoft game so you can see just what your system can handle.<p>Nvidia's offering a little incentive to bump up your laptop or desktop graphics to one of its higher-end GPUs.<p>The Prepare for Battle bundle gives anyone …

Supercomputers

Here's Why 40 Million Tax Refunds May Be Delayed This Year

Some taxpayers are going to have to wait a little longer than usual for their refunds this year.<p>In an effort to fight identity theft and fraud, the …

Republicans move to spend billions on Obamacare — before they kill it

Most concede they can't 'pull the rug out' from people until they replace it.<p>On their way to killing Obamacare, Republicans are leaning toward funding up to $9 billion in health care subsidies this year to keep the program afloat — even though they sued the Obama administration to stop those exact …

Health Care

Facing growing North Korea nuke threat, Trump vows: 'It won't happen!'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump had a message Monday for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his latest missile threats.<p>"North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won't happen!" Trump tweeted.<p>Trump …

North Korea

Tim Cook & other tech leaders meet Trump today, reports say ‘no set agenda’ but one topic [Update]

[UPDATE: Cook, Musk, and Trump will have a separate meeting scheduled following the tech summit, according to the president-elect’s transition team spokesperson.]<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook is one of a number of senior figures from the tech industry meeting today with president-elect Donald Trump. The list …

Donald Trump

Best cheap gaming PC: Build guide 2018

Want to get into PC gaming, but are put off by the high price of entry? This guide is for you. For around the same price as a modern gaming console, …

PC Gaming

Titanfall 2 Free Multiplayer Launches Today Everyone on PS4, Xbox One, PC

Following its release for EA Access and Origin Access members earlier this week, Titanfall 2's free multiplayer trial will launch today for everyone on all platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC.<p>If the client hasn't appeared yet on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, or Origin yet, keep checking, as it …

Titan Fall

Netflix finally lets you download shows and movies to watch offline

No streaming necessary<p>You can finally take Netflix with you onto a plane or the subway. Today the company announced that it’s launching offline playback for “many of your favorite streaming series and movies.” Right now, that selection includes stuff made by Netflix (<i>Stranger Things, The Crown,</i> …

Everyone breathe. There's little chance the election was hacked

Jill Stein wants recounts after cybersecurity experts recommend them. Statisticians aren't convinced there were irregularities in the presidential election.<p>You may have heard that cybersecurity experts are calling for a recount of votes in the US presidential election in three key swing states. …

Computer Science

Kanye West: I didn't vote but if I did, 'I would have voted for Trump'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could this be a very early campaign stunt?<p>Hip hop superstar Kanye West, who famously declared his intention to run for President in 2020, told a shocked audience in California that he didn't cast a vote in the presidential election earlier this month, but if he did, he "would have voted for …

Donald Trump

Canadian immigration site crashes mid-election night

As the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency looms nearer, millions of Americans are looking to Canada for help.<p>Well, they're (temporarily) out of …

Facebook approved an ad violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in 15 minutes

The world’s largest social network is being accused of pandering to racist advertising.<p>An investigation into Facebook’s advertising branch by the New York-based non-profit news organization ProPublica found that advertisers can not only filter target audiences by interests or background, but they …

Social Media

Sony recruits Razer, Nacon to build pro-level PlayStation 4 controllers

Xbox One gamers looking to stack the odds in their favor (short of cheating, of course) have at their disposal the Elite wireless controller, a …

Should AMD Worry About Nintendo's Use of Nvidia Chips?

<b>Nintendo</b> (NASDAQOTH: NTDOY) recently revealed the Switch, a hybrid gaming console that seamlessly transforms from a handheld into a home console via a dock and detachable controllers.<p>The design aesthetic is similar to the Wii U's, except that the Wii U's handheld mode only works when the …

Nvidia

Hackers Sell $7,500 IoT Cannon To Bring Down The Web Again

Think Friday’s massive outage was bad? Worse is expected, as hackers are selling access to a huge army of hacked Internet of Things (IoT) devices designed to launch attacks capable of severely disrupting web connections, FORBES has learned. The finding was revealed just days after compromised …

Cybersecurity

The Feds are investigating today's massive DDoS attacks

The motivations behind today's massive denial-of-service attacks are still unknown, but the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are now looking into the incident.<p>As <i>Politico</i> reported earlier today, White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that DHS was "monitoring this situation," …

Nintendo Switch console looks like the future of gaming

Nintendo has revealed a unique new gaming console called Switch -- one part mobile, one part home console.<p>Nintendo (NTDOF) posted a three-minute trailer of its hybrid system on Thursday.<p>In the trailer, gamers insert a slim tablet into a handheld device that has controllers on each side. It looks …

Retrogaming

Russia, China to mull joint response to U.S. missile shield

Amid escalating U.S.-Russia tensions, the Russian military said Tuesday it will co-operate with China on efforts to fend off a threat posed by the U.S. missile defence program.<p>Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir of the Russian military's General Staff accused the Pentagon of developing the shield as part of …

Syria war: UK minister says Russia risks 'pariah' status

<b>London (CNN) —</b> British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson joined the chorus of world figures calling for an investigation into Russia for war crimes in Syria on Tuesday and accused Moscow for a deadly attack on aid convoy last month.<p>Speaking to the UK parliament, Johnson said Russia was moving toward …

Middle East

Russia vetoes UN resolution to halt Aleppo bombing

Rival resolutions on Syria backed by the West and Russia were defeated in the U.N. Security Council on Saturday, offering no relief to the besieged city of Aleppo and leaving the key powers even more divided over a course of action in the war-ravaged country.<p>Russia vetoed a French-drafted …

John Kerry: Syria, Russia Should Face War Crimes Investigation

Russia and Syria should be investigated for war crimes after carrying out a series of attacks on hospitals that left dozens of Syrian civilians dead, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.<p>Kerry said the latest attack from Syrian forces struck a hospital overnight, killing 20 people and …

Middle East

Firewatch Movie Announced

Campo Santo and Good Universe form partnership to create new film and game projects.<p>Firewatch developer Campo Santo is partnering with Good Universe …

Walkie-talkies

Why you shouldn't get excited about 4K and HDR gaming, at least not yet

The new PS4 Pro and Xbox One S game consoles finally bring us into the era of high-resolution 4K and high dynamic range gaming. But just barely.<p>One of the biggest letdowns of the "original" PS4 and Xbox One was the lack of 4K resolution. The new PS4 Pro and Xbox One S consoles fix that issue, …

Gaming

Rocket League's new underwater arena looks like a BioShock tie-in

AquaDome stadium arrives in October<p><i>Rocket League</i> players will get a new arena called AquaDome next month for free, developer Psyonix announced today. And while it apparently has nothing to do with Irrational Games' <i>BioShock</i>, officially, the new underwater arena appears to have drawn some influence …

Rocket League

DayZ Still Coming to PS4 and Xbox One, But 99% of Resources Focused on PC

The version of zombie game Day Z for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has not been canceled, despite its developer not saying much about it lately.<p>Creative director Brian Hicks told Eurogamer recently, "No it's not dead at all. It's not dead at all."<p>Explaining why we haven't heard much about DayZ for …

Game Trailers

OMGitsfirefoxx Sets Guinness World Record for Being the Most Followed Female Gamer on Twitch

Canadian gaming commentator and vlogger Sonja Reid (a.k.a. “OMGitsfirefoxx“) has set a new Guinness World Record for being the “most followed female …

Play ‘Battlefield 1’ Eight Days Before Its Release — Find Out How

EA DICE and Electronic Arts’ “Battlefield 1” is scheduled for release on Oct. 21. But for players who are very eager to test out the first-person …

NBC looks to Lester Holt for debate win after 2016 mishaps

There is a great deal at stake at the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. One of those things -- not nearly so significant as who will be the most powerful person in the world, certainly, but unquestionably there -- is the reputation of a news network.<p>On Monday …

Media Industry