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Hacker makes $84k hijacking Bitcoin mining pool

A hacker generated $84,000 worth of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency by gaining access to a Canadian internet provider and diverting the computing power of private Bitcoin “mines”.<p>The malicious activity was discovered by researchers at Dell SecureWorks, a cyber intelligence company, after noticing that …

China tightens control on instant messaging services

<b>Chinese users of instant messaging apps will have to register their real names, and seek approval before publishing political news, under new regulations.</b><p>Public users of popular services such as WeChat will also have to sign agreements promising to uphold "the socialist system", state media say.<p>It …

Samsung warns second half will be tough as it reports weak Q2

The Korean electronics giant, which posted a 25 percent drop in operating profits, says the second half of 2014 "will remain a challenge" as price competition in smartphones hurts profitability.<p>Samsung on Wednesday posted a 25 percent drop in second-quarter operating profits, marking the third …

Sony questions the value of EA Access for PlayStation 4 gamers

Sony isn’t a fan of Electronic Arts’ just-announced, subscription-based EA Access program, according to an official statement delivered to Game …

Gaming

Sony's PlayStation 4 can now play 3D Blu-rays

Sony has added 3D Blu-ray playback support as part of its latest PlayStation 4 firmware update. Earlier this month, Microsoft revealed that the upcoming August update for Xbox One will also introduce 3D support. Both consoles have lacked the ability to play 3D Blu-rays since launch. After being a …

Polaris Unveils Full Specs on its 2015 Slingshot

It’s one wheel away from being a car and it’s missing doors and a roof, but the 2015 Polaris Slingshot still has plenty to be excited about. Polaris just revealed all the details on its new Slingshot, a three-wheeled machine that’s focused on tearing though tracks and canyons.<p>Like the Morgan 3 …

Homer for iPhone lets you peek at the apps your friends use

Ever had the urge to peek at your friends' phone screens, whether it's to learn about their favorite apps or simply pry into their digital lives? Well, you can now do that without having to either strike up an awkward conversation or get overly nosy. PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and the HVF crew …

Nobody seems quite sure how Spain’s new “Google tax” will work

On July 22 Spain passed a law (link in Spanish) called the <i>canon AEDE</i>, after the acronym for Spain’s daily newspapers’ association. The law has been dubbed the <i>tasa Google</i> (“Google tax”) in the Spanish press and gives these publishers the right to seek payment from any site that links to their …

Watch Dogs and PlanetSide 2 to Run at 1080p on PlayStation 4; Wolfenstein: The New Order will Run at 1080p on All Platforms [UPDATE]

Watch Dogs and PlanetSide 2 will be running at 1080p on PlayStation 4.<p>UPDATE - Sony has reportedly removed the line on its websire that stated that …