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All the passwords you should change because of Heartbleed, in one handy graphic

The Heartbleed security flaw was fixed in the newest version of OpenSSL, but you should still change your passwords on all of the sites affected by the bug.<p>If you’re still not sure which sites were affected, we have the perfect chart for you, created by the “digital forensic specialists” at LWG …

Flight MH370, Boston Bombers Manhunt, and Overhyped Privacy Scares

Some of my best friends are digital rights advocates. They worry about privacy, tell me “all systems are connected” and that I should stop using credit cards or electronic payments to prevent governments from building dossiers about me. I’m glad they exist, and I support their efforts – sometimes …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: Why Resolution Doesn't Matter

Call it what you will: Resolution-gate; the Great Console War of 2013/2014; bloody nonsense.<p>Whatever you call it, I’ve decided that the entire fiasco over the disparate resolutions in cross-platform games on Xbox One and PS4 is pretty much entirely unimportant.<p>While it makes sense to want 1080p …

What happens when Call of Duty Elite ends Feb. 28

Call of Duty Elite, Activision's service for tracking stats and progress in the first-person shooter franchise, will end Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. ET, according to an Activision FAQ that also explains what happens next.<p>Launched in late 2011 alongside the release of <i>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3</i> with a …

Samsung lays out which devices will get Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Samsung this morning announced which of its devices are planned to receive an update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The list doesn't appear to contain any …

What is Titanfall's Largest, most Annoying Flaw? Hands-on Impressions with the Beta

Let me get this out there first and foremost, if this beta has been any indicator of the final product’s quality, <i>Titanfall</i> will live up to all its …

Xbox One's February system update starts rolling out

Microsoft started rolling out the first new system features for Xbox One today, the slightly-delayed system update that brings with it better storage management, USB keyboard support, user interface tweaks and more.<p>Xbox One owners should expect to receive the update sometime this weekend, …

How to win followers and thinkfluence people

For many, Twitter has become a useful tool for increasing the scope and impact of their work. For others, it can be something of a mystery, with users feeling clueless as to how they might transition from one of the followers to one of the followed. Here are tips on how to maximize your Twitter …

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Titanfall tips and tricks for dealing with titans, players, and more

Titanfall is yet another bombastic first-person shooter, but that doesn’t mean the skills you’ve acquired in Call of Duty, Halo, and Battlefield will translate.<p>We’ve spent some time with the frenetic multiplayer-only title on Xbox One, and we think we’ve come up with a few ways to help you stay …

Haptics, trackballs and Cheeto dust: How Valve built the game controller of the future

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Xbox One update arriving in March, white console later this year

Microsoft is preparing to release its first major Xbox One dashboard update in March. Sources familiar with the plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the update will focus on fixing a number of issues with the Xbox Live service on the console, alongside other system fixes. Party-chat problems and …

How to manually update the OS on your Pebble

Bigger is always better, and when it come to software nobody likes to wait<p>You have a finely-tooled Android smartphone, which you keep on the bleeding …

Lanza's Violent Video Game Play Overblown

The tragic shooting last year in Newtown horrified the nation. Rumors flew that the shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, was obsessed with violent video …

Xbox One's first big update will address 'the Live experience,' expect streaming before E3

Xbox -- and Microsoft in general -- doesn't really show up for CES. It's not hard to understand why: for a big company like Microsoft, there's no point in competing with the cacophony of voices shouting for attention. "Whenever we want, we can talk about Xbox stuff and get coverage. Why try to talk …

Archos will debut multiple 'Pebble-like' smartwatches at CES, starting at less than $50

There's one more interesting nugget in today's jam-packed Archos press release. Alongside the home tablet, scale, weather system, activity monitor, et al. is a very brief mention of a smartwatch -- a "selection of" smartwatches, actually. There's not much info here, save for the fact that at least …

This device lets you use a mouse, keyboard, other console controllers on Xbox One

The latest version of the CronusMAX device introduces an Xbox One hack that unlocks play support for mouse and keyboard, as well as a slew of other previous-generation and next-generation controllers, according to details on the website of modder Team Xectuor.<p>The latest version of the CronusMAX …

Call of Duty: The Original and the Best?

What can the original Call of Duty teach this series a decade down the track?<p>Operation Deadstick was the codename for an audacious airborne operation …

Linux only needs one 'killer' game to explode, says Battlefield director

It would only take one "killer" game for the Linux platform to explode its way into mainstream gaming, DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson told Polygon, revealing that the development studio would "strongly" like to get into Linux.<p>"We strongly want to get into Linux for a reason," Gustavsson …

Don't Underestimate 'Call Of Duty: Ghosts'

<i>Activision faces a console transition and some steep competition, but the next ‘Call of Duty’ is still in a strong position this holiday season.</i><p><i>Call of Duty</i> has been the king of shooters for several years running, ever since <i>Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare</i> came crashing onto the scene.<p>Activision’s …

For just $20 more than a Nexus 7, you can get a tablet that is also a game console and smart TV

German device manufacturer Sunflex announced the Unu, a new Android tablet that doubles as a microconsole and triples as a smart TV. It’s an all-in-one slate that only costs slightly more than Google’s own top-of-the-line Nexus 7.<p>The Unu is a 7-inch tablet running Android 4.2 and features a 1.6 GHz …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>Feb<p>8<p>Thu<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Feb<p>9<p>Fri<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Top Events<p>Apr<p>27<p>Fri<p>Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, …

Eric Schmidt says Android is more secure than the iPhone, is he right?

During a question-and-answer session at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Google’s executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt declared that Android is more secure than the iPhone (i.e. iOS). The audience of technologists laughed, which probably wasn’t the reaction Schmidt was looking for, and when …

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Gamers committing war crimes should suffer 'virtual consequences,' says Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross has confirmed that it won't prosecute gamers for participating in pretend war crimes, but that doesn't mean it wants to leave the topic alone. The Committee has released a statement in which it outlines its desire to collaborate with video game …

[New App] Readmill eBook Reader Comes To Android, Offers A Simplified Reading Experience That's Easy On The Eyes

There are a number of ebook readers available for Android, but if you want a Holo-friendly option, your best bet is to rely on Google Books or the …

How to automatically disable Android’s security lock screen when connected to your home Wi-Fi, Bluetooth device or by location

Your phone has a lot of personal information on it, and that is why I always recommend that you apply a security lock screen such as a PIN or …

Grand Theft Auto V: Tips, tricks, and cheat codes

Grand Theft Auto V (read our review here) is so huge that you can lose dozens of hours by ignoring the story and finding new activities and side missions to take part in. The open-world crime game does a good job of easing you in, but it doesn’t tell you everything.<p>So with some advice from …