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Newly discovered malware that lurked for 6 years was a well-oiled spy engine | Ars Technica

Nation-sponsored Slingshot is one of the most advanced attack platforms ever.<p>Researchers have discovered malware so stealthy it remained hidden for …

Routers

Elder Scrolls, Fallout Dev Bethesda Opens A New Studio

Bethesda Game Studios is expanding. The developer responsible for the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series announced today that it's added a new studio in Texas to its roster, though it isn't saying just yet what it will be working on.<p>In a press release, Bethesda said it "has expanded development …

GTA 5 Doomsday Heist Event Now Out For PS4, Xbox One, And PC

The latest free update for Grand Theft Auto V's GTA Online mode is now available. With this installed, PC, PS4, and Xbox One players can all take on The Doomsday Heist, a brand-new online heist for GTA Online and the biggest piece of content Rockstar has rolled out for the mode to date. [<b>Update:</b> It …

San Andreas

You should buy Destiny 2 on the PS4

Strong words, but we’ll explain<p>We’re a week away from the launch of <i>Destiny 2</i>, and fans of the series have a choice to make now that the game is coming to PC as well as consoles.<p>Which version should you pick? I’ll explain the pros and cons of each, but, so as not to bury the lede, I’ll tell you …

Destiny 2 Beginner’s Guide: What you need to know if you skipped Destiny 1

We break down what Bungie’s shooter-RPG is all about<p>If you missed out on the first <i>Destiny</i>, but find yourself filled with an inexplicable curiosity about its upcoming sequel, <i>have we got the video for you</i>. Posted above is a basic beginner’s guide to what this series is all about, breaking down the …

Injecting Code Into Mouse Firmware Should Be Your Next Hack

Here’s a DEF CON talk that uses tools you likely have and it should be your next hacking adventure. In their Saturday morning talk [Mark Williams] …

Microcontroller

A new AI algorithm summarizes text amazingly well

Who has time to read every article they see shared on Twitter or Facebook, or every document that’s relevant to their job? As information overload …

Xbox Scorpio may deliver on Bill Gates’ promise of the console as powerful PC

Ten years in the making<p>It was a weird thing, meeting in person one of arguably the most powerful, wealthiest people in the world and then having a chance to chat with him.<p>But on one relatively warm day in January 2007, that’s where I found myself: In a mansion-sized tent on a Las Vegas parking lot …

These recently declassified nuclear test videos are utterly mesmerizing, terrifying

Sat in vaults for decades, Lawrence Livermore National Lab is putting them on YouTube.<p>From 1945 until the practice was ended in 1963 with the Limited …

Physics

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A single miscalculation sent ESA’s Mars lander crashing into the Red Planet

On October 19th, the European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli lander was supposed to make a soft touchdown on Mars. Instead, it crashed, and the ESA has …

Predatory bacteria can wipe out superbugs, says study

<b>Predatory bacteria - that eat others of their kind - could be a new weapon in the fight against superbugs, say UK researchers.</b><p>Experiments showed a dose of <i>Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus</i> acted like a "living antibiotic" to help clear an otherwise lethal infection.<p>The animal studies, published in Current …

Biology

The UK just legalized everything that Snowden warned us about

The UK is about to become one of the world’s foremost surveillance states, allowing its police and intelligence agencies to spy on its own people to a degree that is unprecedented for a democracy. The UN’s privacy chief has called the situation "worse than scary." Edward Snowden says it’s simply …

No Mario's Sky Has Relaunched Due to Copyright Claim

It's fun to stay at the DMCA.<p>It hasn't taken Nintendo's lawyers long to clamp down on No Mario's Sky, the indie game which brings together No Man's …

SpaceX is recycling a piece of history to launch a satellite 22,000 miles above Earth

SpaceX is about to answer its critics with a historical first for the company: the reuse of an orbital rocket booster that it previously launched and landed.<p>But Elon Musk's aerospace company isn't just doing a demonstration flight of the recycled booster.<p>According to a statement released Tuesday …

Space Travel

Advertising Cannot Maintain the Internet. Here's the "Secret Sauce" Solution.

<i>By David Brin</i><p>Where is the next multi-billion dollar business? What opportunities or market-gaps only await sharp people to launch us into a new era? …

What should computer science degree students learn?

Universities should not bend to the demands of employers who want computer science graduates to know specific programming languages, and instead …

Higher Education

Amazon Has Put Out A Professional Video Game Engine For Free

Every gamer has done it. We’ve booted up a game, played it, and shut it down in disgust thinking “Man, I could do better than <i>that</i>.” Well, now you’ve got to put your money where your mouth is, because Amazon is putting out a free game engine.<p>For those unfamiliar, a game’s “engine” is more or less …

The new 'Doom' drops on May 13th

The brand-new <i>Doom</i> hits Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on Friday, May 13th, Bethesda and id Software announced in a trailer today. About this trailer -- we've embedded it below, but make sure to watch it when you're in the mood for some serious gore. This is <i>Doom</i>, after all.<p><i>Doom</i> is up for pre-order …

Five Mods That Improve Fallout 4 Without Changing Everything

My approach to modding <i>Fallout 4</i> is laid-back: I want to make the game better, but I don’t want to fundamentally change it all that much.<p>I haven’t …

Guy Beats Fallout 4 Without Killing Anyone, Nearly Breaks The Game

<i>Fallout 4</i> expectsyou to commit murder. While you can occasionally avoid killing others, the wasteland is ruthless and demands violence. That’s how …

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus price: 16GB storage means cost will be the same as iPhone 6

Apple will not upgrade the entry-level capacity of the next iPhone when it unveils it next week, according to reports<p>Apple's new iPhones will reportedly cost the same as its predecessors, suggesting they will retail from £539 in the UK.<p>The company is due to unveil the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus next …

Why your Internet prices are bound to go up

By Brian Fung<p>, Reporter<p>Many Americans have just one or two choices of Internet provider at home. Critics say this system leads to sky-high, even "ridiculous," prices for Internet. But if you were hoping things will improve, you could be waiting a long time, according to one industry analyst.<p>In …

Net Neutrality

Internet cats are heading to museums! Internet cats are art!

If you have Internet, you are probably well aware that cats have taken over online. They’re everywhere. People love cats and cats love themselves, so …

The 4 Best Games I Saw At E3 2015

Another E3 has come and gone. This wasn’t like the other E3′s I’ve been too, though. Sure there were all the same flashing lights, weird displays, booth babes and other generally uncomfortable parts of this massive, overwhelming show, but there was something else too. There was a sense of …

5 Topics For…E3

Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are among the biggest companies expected to attend E3 this week. The important gaming conference, which takes place in Los Angeles, hosts developers, fans and companies for demos, annoucements and press events. The expected showing of Oculus Rift is getting much of the …

Game Programming

'Batman: Arkham Knight' Reviews Are Near Perfect

The embargo has been lifted on reviews for <i>Batman: Arkham Knight,</i> and things are looking good indeed for WB and Rocksteady’s final installment in its wildly popular series of Batman games. <i>Arkham Knight</i>, by all accounts is a sprawling and ambitious beast, but one that builds on the previous games …

I Just Got A Preview Of Oculus Rift -- And Facebook's -- Killer App

I’ve seen Oculus Rift a number of times now. The first time you see it, it’s almost revelatory, an actual realization of the long-awaited promise of VR. The times after that, however, it starts to normalize. You start to notice your jeans at the bottom of a less-than-perfectly fitted headset, you …

Virtual Reality

So Many Games!

The Forbes video games contributors so a mind-numbing number of games at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Here are the one's we're excited about.

What the world would be like without the Internet, as told by Stephen Fry

LONDON — Have you ever stopped to wonder what life would be like without Wikipedia, without <i>Candy Crush</i>, without Facebook?<p>The folks at Founders Forum …