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Windows 10 'updategate': Microsoft stays tightlipped as the world rages

<b>WHEN WE REVEALED</b> last Thursday that Microsoft has started downloading Windows 10 indiscriminately to anyone who qualifies for an upgrade, whether …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

John Oliver Exposes Shady Televangelists Fleecing Americans For Millions

The Last Week Tonight host engaged in a seven-month-long investigation into televangelists in order to expose their money-thieving practices.<p>On his …

Hackers sneak malware into job applications

Hackers are slipping malware into resumes submitted through the job posting website CareerBuilder.com to infect businesses, security researchers have …

The NSA wants tech companies to give it 'front door' access to encrypted data

NSA director suggested tech companies could provide an encryption key in pieces<p>The National Security Agency is embroiled in a battle with tech companies over access to encrypted data that would allow it to spy (more easily) on millions of Americans and international citizens. Last month, companies …

Encryption

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Report: Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit-and-run

A software designer for Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality headset was killed in a hit-and-run collision last Saturday morning, Seattle-based news channel Kiro TV reports.<p>Mike Ey, 30, was rear-ended in his car by a driver going over 100 miles per hour on State Route 520 in Redmond, Washington. …

AT&T is putting a price on privacy. That is outrageous

Poor customers should not have to choose between being spied on and forking over money<p>Imagine if the postal service started offering discount shipping in exchange for permission to scan every letter you receive and then target you with junk mail based on the contents of your personal mail.<p>One of …

Privacy

Lenovo Caught Installing Adware On New Computers

It looks like Lenovo has been installing adware onto new consumer computers from the company that activates when taken out of the box for the first time.<p>The adware, named Superfish, is reportedly installed on a number of Lenovo’s consumer laptops out of the box. The software injects third-party ads …

Oculus Super Bowl party could be the future of social sports broadcasting

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — When the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots kick off the NFL’s championship game Sunday, friends, family, and coworkers will gather across the country and the world to watch. But for one big group, while the game will be real, the gathering will be entirely …

Virtual Reality

Google is making fake human skin to test its cancer-detecting nanoparticles

Last October, Google announced that it was working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out cancer cells in the bloodstream and report back to a smart wristband. Now, if this didn't sound bizarre enough, it turns out the search giant is also using synthetic skin to develop the technology.<p>the …

Fan Overhauls Steam UI, Valve Should Take Notice

I’ve been using Steam since its inception, and I’ve never much minded its interface.<p>It used to be more bare-bones and simple, and now it’s a bit noisier and messy. It looks nicer than it used to but the trade-off has been a loss of minimalism (in its default view) that I find distracting. The last …

How to get Serperior, Emboar, and Samurott for Pokémon: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Grinding and breeding Pokémon is for people with too much time. Here’s a better way to get three special pocket monsters.<p>Nintendo is giving away codes for three Pokémon from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, according to the games’ website. All you need to do is track down those codes, go to the …

Sleeping Desk Workstation

Take laziness to new levels by staying in bed all day with the sleeping desk workstation. This handy little device boasts a sturdy aluminum alloy …

4chan founder Moot no longer running the internet’s collective id

In 2003, the consumer internet was still relatively new, and there were still pockets of the web that were largely undiscovered — like 4chan, an …

'Elder Scrolls Online' Ditches Subscription Fee

Because this was bound to happen eventually! The Elder Scrolls Online was a dicey proposition from the beginning: those of us in the video game industry tend to look at any huge, expensive, subscription-based MMO with a little bit of suspicion, especially in the wake of Star Wars: The Old Republic, …

Gaming Industry

Windows 10's Cortana: A Solution Without A Problem?

A large focus of Microsoft’s press event today other than high-concept holograms and Windows 10 itself was the personification of the OS, Cortana. We’ve seen the Halo-themed AI (complete with original voice actress Jen Taylor) on Windows phones for a while, but now its official, she’s going to be …

Obama to push for cheaper, speedier broadband in the US

President Obama today outlined an upcoming executive action to increase US broadband speeds and reduce its cost, something he intends to announce at a speech tomorrow in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and again in his sixth State of the Union address next week.<p>In order to do that, The White House today said …

Net Neutrality

Here are the security measures NSA spies hate the most

It's tempting to imagine that few online safeguards will stop NSA surveillance in its tracks, but that's not true. A new leak from Edward Snowden's files reveals that there's a surprising number of ways to thwart these snoops, at least as of 2012. While you may already know that the NSA sees Tor's …

Fingerprints can be reproduced from publicly available photos

At a conference in Hamberg Germany this weekend, biometrics researcher Jan Krisller demonstrated how he spoofed a politician’s fingerprint using …

How A Hacker Gang Literally Saved Christmas For Video Game Players Everywhere

Despite most hackers being "in it for the lulz" — a hacker term meaning "doing it for fun" — some did not take kindly to threats of disruption to their favourite video game services.<p>In the weeks following Lizard Squad's threat, another gang of hackers formed. It had two aims: 1. Keep the video game …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Leaked Windows 10 Build Shows Xbox App, Cortana Integration

In Microsoft's continued effort to combine all their products into one giant software amalgam, Windows 10 will be a little more gaming-infused than its past installments. That’s courtesy of a new Xbox App, and the Halo AI turned phone AI turned PC operating system AI, Cortana.<p>The news comes from a …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Effectively Malware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

Sexual animal preferences and other 'facts' from Cards Against Humanity survey

Do you value compassion? According to some fun "facts" released by the creators of Cards Against Humanity, your preferred sexual partner is a dolphin. More into freedom? Try a tiger.<p>Cards Against Humanity recently announced its Holiday Bullshit bundle, in which people pay $15 to have 10 mystery …

'Ghost In The Shell Online' FPS Finally Revealed

Nexon has at last revealed their Ghost in the Shell Online FPS at G-Star 2014 in Korea. The game is clearly based around the style and characters as seen in the Stand Alone Complex anime (rather than the manga or original films). This is not overly surprising as Nexon secured the rights for this …

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Apparently, Christmas Started In October And Nobody Got The Memo

If you thought 12 days of Christmas was a little much, you don't even want to know what's happening in October.<p>America's retailers seem to be on a mission to bring the start of the holiday season closer to the start of fall every year, despite the fact that there are two major holidays before …

Ebola.com Purchased for $200K by Marijuana Company. And It Gets Stranger From There

Earlier this month, we reported that Ebola.com's owner, a disease-obsessed domain name vendor called Blue String Ventures, was hoping to sell the URL …

11 Original Pickup Lines That Cannot Fail

Pickup lines are a tricky business. Oftentimes, they're creepy to the point of deserving a slap. When they're not creepy, they're so corny that they …