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Lyrics site Rap Genius admits to SEO chicanery in an open letter to Google

One of the more popular sites for finding lyrics to that song you can’t get out of your head is Rap Genius. However, the company came under fire from Google recently for apparently using unscrupulous SEO methods to make sure it pops up as the first result in any lyric-related Google search.<p>Today, …

Researchers report security vulnerability in Samsung's Galaxy S 4

Israeli cybersecurity researchers claim to have found a major hole in Samsung's Knox security software that leaves Galaxy S 4 devices used for enterprise and government work vulnerable to hackers.<p>The reported security hole makes it possible for malware to intercept secure data, such as emails, on …

Cybersecurity

Master of his virtual domain: the rise and fall of the 'Clash of Clans' master

There was a time when George Yao wrapped five iPads in plastic bags and brought them into the shower with him just so he could play a game. Yao, otherwise known as Jorge Yao, was a "hero among mortals" in <i>Clash of Clans</i>, a real-time strategy game where you build a medieval village overrun with …

What are they drinking? Text message sent using...vodka

Using $100 worth of off-the-shelf electronics and sprays of alcohol, scientists sent the message 'O, Canada' a few meters across open space before it was decoded by a receiver.<p>When hearing that scientists in Canada and the UK have sorted out how to spray molecules of vodka to send a generic message …

Atoms

Community reviews spotlight: Super Mario 3D World, Ryse: Son of Rome, and more

We’re getting close to the end of 2013, so why not look back at some of the year’s notable releases by reading these community reviews?<p>And if you want to write some critiques of your own, head over to our “About” page. It’ll tell you how to make your own account and get you submitting your own …

République Review

Magnifique début.<p>République is a fusion of everything its creators adore. Developer Camouflaj owes its pacing and puzzle design to Resident Evil, its …

Japan's Iosys clones the iPhone 5C, slaps on Android

What's the next best thing to a real iPhone 5C? Japan's Iosys believes it's an iPhone 5C look-alike running Android.<p>The iPhone has a big following in Japan these days. So, why not tap into the 5C aesthetic with an Android phone?<p>That appears to be the thinking of Japan's Iosys, which will market the …

Android Phones

Cut the Rope 2 for iOS is Out Now

As promised, ZeptoLab has released the follow-up to its popular physics-based puzzler Cut the Rope on the App Store today. In Cut the Rope 2, players are still tasked with collecting candy for Om Nom, although this time he’s joined by a cast of supporting characters called Toss, Boo and Blue.<p>The …

Sony PlayStation 4 Makes Right Play for Gamers

Every holiday season, there are always a few hot-ticket items that everyone clamors for, and this year, it’s pretty safe to say that the …

Gameplay

Earth Singing, The Most Surprising Sound Of 2013

It’s Christmas, so a little less of the serious business, a little more pleasure. If you are looking for an awesome video to send to a friend over the Christmas period, then this one has to be up there. It will surprise you and it will probably make you feel good too.<p>A couple of years ago I used …

Microsoft’s ‘Project Siena’ lets anyone create Windows 8.1 apps

Microsoft is releasing "Project Siena" today, a Windows 8.1 app that lets you easily create your own Windows app. It’s designed as a quick tool for building Windows 8-style apps without any programming skills. It’s also a touch-friendly way to create apps from a tablet, rather than using the …