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Making a living scamming the scammers

"Well, my grandchildren were over and it's something about a pornography virus," says the soft voice of an elderly woman over the phone. "I unplugged my computer right away," she continues, and after she explains her worries in a little more detail, a female voice on the other end of the line …

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Does it mean Sweden wins in any way

Unity lets developers use Kin cryptocurrency to reward gamers

Game engine creator Unity Technologies has teamed up with messaging app company Kik to enable game developers to use Kik’s Kin cryptocurrency to reward players.<p>Kik joined the crypto bandwagon in September, raising almost $100 million from the sale of its tokens, dubbed Kin. And now Kik, through the …

New Service Builds Gaming PCs Based On The Games You Want To Play

BLD is a new service from computer hardware maker NZXT that simplifies the process of buying a new gaming PC. Customers select the games they want to …

Who won E3 2017?: Pros and cons of each press conference

Now that we've seen every major E3 press conference, it's time to ask the age-old question: Who won? The real answer is nobody, as you can't win a …

The Essential Phone is here

Today major tech stories include the debut of the Essential Phone and Home plus a win for consumers in a printer refilling case that went to the Supreme Court.

Twitch plays the stock market using $50,000 of actual money

Twitch played <i>Pokémon</i>. Twitch played <i>Dark Souls</i>. And now, Twitch is playing... the stock market.<p>StockStream gives Twitch users a chance to move actual …

Asus finds its Zen with the world's thinnest convertible laptop

Asus has shown off a raft of new laptops at Computex in Taipei, including a convertible laptop that the company says is thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air.

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

LG’s new 42.5-inch monitor can display four inputs at once

A 42.5-inch 4K IPS with FreeSync and oodles of ports<p>LG’s latest monitor is a big beast aimed at pro customers used to juggling multiple displays. It’s 42.5 inches wide, and has enough ports to show four screens at once from different sources. Oh, and it’s available for preorder for $697 (that price …

Now You can Play The First Tomb Raider Game In Your Web Browser

TombRaider forum member ‘XProger’ has been working on an open-source engine of the classic Tomb Raider game, called OpenLara, and has made it …

Crytek Shanghai Closes After Not Paying Employees For Six Months

Crytek Shanghai Closes After Not Paying Employees For Six Months<p>/ April 18, 2017 at 4:08 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>According to industry analyst Daniel …

Amazing Unreleased Video Games You Can Play Right Now

In the age of the internet nothing disappears for good, and many copies of officially unreleased video games (often referred to as ROMs) can be found …

How to download the original StarCraft for free

Along with Command & Conquer, Blizzard's StarCraft ushered in the real-time strategy genre as we know it. Hard to believe that was almost 20 years ago.<p>Never played the game? Good news: It's now available for free.<p>Why the giveaway? Blizzard is no doubt hoping to create some buzz around StarCraft: …

Persona 5 Is A Great Entry Point For Series Newcomers

The most common question we’ve gotten, when talking about how much we love the new video game <i>Persona 5</i>, is whether there are lots of people to kiss. …

Bidding Website Rentberry May Be the Startup of Your Nightmares

Rentberry has been operating in test cities and angering affordable housing advocates since 2016. But with its new expansion into 1,000 cities in the …

Zotac’s new Zboxes up performance with seventh-gen Intel CPUs and GTX 1000 graphics

Zotac has announced a new generation of Zbox mini-PC adding new 7th-generation Intel CPUs and new graphics chips from Nvidia’s GTX 1000 range. The …

How Google's New Slack Killer Will Change Your (Work) Life

Google Hangouts Chat has a new bot called @meet and it saves a ton of time.<p>Goodbye, meeting requests. Hello, meeting bots.<p>A new Slack-killing app called Google Hangouts Chat uses a bot that can watch what you say on your team chats. It works a bit like Apple's Siri or Amazon Alexa in that it …

Build your first PC in PC Building Simulator’s demo

“If you haven’t ever built your own gaming PC, you’re selling yourself short,” our Alec has said. Though I’ve been on a gaming laptop for a few years …

Get rough with Panasonic's new hybrid Toughbook CF-33

The 33 comes in both two-in-one and tablet versions, both ready for serious abuse.<p>We put our devices, especially laptops, through a lot, asking them to survive spills, bumps, knocks, dust and even falls. Your standard clamshell or hybrid can survive some minor brushes with death, if you're lucky, …

Alienware Proves That Laptop Size Doesn't Have to Matter

When it comes to playing games, I’ve always preferred consoles to computers. Building (or buying) a custom gaming rig can be fun, but I need a …

Sony's new tech allows for 960fps (!) video capture on phones

Phone cameras have become good enough filmmakers will use them to shoot movies, but a new chip from Sony could make them a whole lot better.<p>The Japanese giant has developed a new image sensor that can shoot video at 960 frames per second (fps), reports Nikkei Tech. A phone equipped with this sensor …

Why dev thinks this gaming watch will succeed where other smartwatches failed

Packed with games and potential<p>It took the Gameband less than a day to hit its modest goal of $75,000 on Kickstarter last week.<p>No surprise there.<p>The Gameband is a smart watch designed around the ability to play retro mini-games on your wrist. More importantly, those games include beloved classics …

Carnegie Mellon researchers want to fix app permissions once and for all

An app to help you figure out your apps<p>Mobile app permissions are a daunting problem: it’s difficult to know exactly what each app on your phone is doing, reading, or tracking when you’re not using the app. With the right combination of permissions, an app can have access to everyone you’ve talked …

E3 2017 Will Be Open to the Public, So Anyone can Attend

So Long as You Buy Tickets on Time, the Biggest Gaming Event Will Be Open to You<p>The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) recently announced that …

Windows 10 will let you watch TV as you work

Multitaskers who need to watch video while crunching numbers in a spreadsheet will be delighted to know Windows 10 soon will be able to accommodate miniature video players better.<p>A test version of Windows 10 released Wednesday comes with a feature called "compact overlay window" that will always …

An affordable Android 2-in-1 with a unique keyboard

The Lenovo Yoga A12 is a slim 12-inch hybrid with a completely flat keyboard that lights up. And it comes in pink!<p>Last year Lenovo released the Yoga Book ($345 at Amazon Marketplace), one of the most innovative Android tablet 2-in-1s, well, ever. It has a fashionably slim design and a completely …

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Star Wars: Battlefront III Lives On In Battlefront II Mod

While we wait for the full fan-made remake of the cancelled <i>Star Wars: Battlefront III</i>, another team is already releasing betas for a similar project. …

Modular Console RetroBlox Could Be The Ultimate Old-School Gaming Platform

Support for carts, CDs and much more besides

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New Star Wars Battlefront: Bigger, Set in Multiple Star Wars Eras; Single Player Campaign Confirmed

During Electronic Arts’ quarterly financial conference call, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson talked about the next <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> game, …

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