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Popular torrent client can steal your CPU cycles to mine bitcoins

If you recently installed or updated uTorrent on your PC, you may have have picked up an unwanted passenger: a bitcoin miner called Epic Scale. If you don't pay attention, that piece of code can be inadvertently installed with the latest uTorrent build (version 3.4.2). It can then use your computer …

GameCube Controller Bundle to be Offered With Smash Bros.

Nintendo will release a <i>Super Smash Bros. for Wii U</i> bundle that includes the game, a GameCube <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> marked controller and a GameCube …

Star Wars original cast looked 'a little melted' for Episode VII – Carrie Fisher

Princess Leia actor describes to Hay festival her reunion with Harrison Ford and others to work on first of new Star Wars films<p>The survivors of the original cast of Star Wars looked "a little melted" when they reassembled this month to begin work on Episode VII, according to the actor Carrie …

Learn To Build Apps With 88% Off The Complete iOS 7 Development Course

We know many readers are interested in learning to code. So, we partnered with StackSocial to offer TNW readers a special deal on one a great iOS 7 development course. In this iOS bootcamp, you’ll gain the skills needed to build your own iPhone & iPad applications for iOS 7. Normally $499, TNW …

Kill the News Feed and use Facebook like its 2005

Do you miss the old Facebook? The one without all those profile pic updates and Upworthy headlines?<p>Facebook may be the perfect communication tool, but the News Feed is a distraction machine — it zaps productivity and gives users little more than a lingering fear of missing out (FOMO).<p>If you’ve felt …

The real-life hacking behind Watch Dogs' virtual world

It starts out simply. One day, you're scrolling through the Naval Criminal Investigative Service database, identifying a perp's body when an alert flashes red on your monitor. "<i>INTRUSION DETECTED</i>," it screams. You're getting hacked and there's only one solution: Call your bumbling partner over and …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Star Wars - a force that may be with you indefinitely: archive, 22 May 1980

The Empire Strikes Back may be a bit boring but there’s nothing to stop George Lucas playing with his own personal universe forever<p>It cost $22 million to make The Empire Strikes Back, which is just over 100 percent more than Star Wars. Star Wars grossed $400 million. I wouldn’t be surprised if The …

Why Is Epic Games Promoting Unreal Engine 4 With A 'Flappy Bird' Clone?

Shane Caudle is a principal artist at Epic Games, and although he’s worked on just about every title the developer has shipped, he recently decided to turn his attention to designing a <i>Flappy Bird</i> clone called <i>Tappy Chicken</i> to promote the company’s new graphics engine, Unreal Engine 4.<p>Wait, what? …

Minecraft Xbox One, Vita And PS4 Edition Arrive This August For $19.99

Minecraft is the golden goose, and it lays its golden eggs on all platforms. So far, it hasn’t hit the next generation of home consoles, however, but that’s set to change in August when it arrives on Xbox One, PS4 and in a new PS3 + Vita edition. Mojang announced the news today on its blog, …

Google Fiber teams up with Netflix in fight against Comcast's internet tolls

The battle lines are being drawn as the FCC debates its open internet rules<p>Google fired a shot across the bow of big ISPs like Comcast and Verizon yesterday, stating in a blog post from its Fiber division that it would never charge a content company like Netflix fees for a direct interconnection …

Net Neutrality

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Drones

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Gameboy emulator on the Oculus Rift: Gameception

Gameboy emulators are pretty common for both desktop and mobile platforms -- but one dev has built one compatible with the Oculus Rift.<p>One of the more interesting aspects of the Oculus Rift is that it allows you to visit a virtual reality, where you can do things that you might do in your …

Destiny PS4 pre-orders now open with beta access, first PS4 title to support pre-loading

Bungie's <i>Destiny</i> on PlayStation 4 is now available to pre-order on the PlayStation Store for $59.99 and, according to the PlayStation Knowledge Center, will be the first PS4 title to support pre-loading.<p>PS4's 1.70 update that rolled out in late April introduced the ability to pre-load pre-ordered …

Awesome Headphones for Gamers and Geeks: See Me, Hear Me… - Technabob

There are a million and one headphones on the market, so how do you decide which ones to buy? Well, you could pick them just on the basis of how they …

A 32-Year-Old Texas Man Is Suing A Stripper To Get His Harry Potter DVDs Back

It’s a tale as old as time. You give a stripper your stuff so she’ll be your girlfriend, but then she stops being your girlfriend and won’t give your stuff back. Lindsay Lopez still has my best Pogs so I totally feel this guy’s pain.<p>Robert Wallace, who works as a software developer, told KRIV that …

Is the Joker in 'Batman vs. Superman'? Here's the Photo Sparking Rumors

"Batman vs. Superman" cinematographer Larry Fong set off internet alarm bells recently after he posted a photo of a playing card on the film's set, instantly fueling rumors that the Joker will be making an appearance in the "Man of Steel" sequel.<p>But just how much stock should superhero fans put in …

Jimmy Kimmel Told People 'Godzilla' Was a True Story and They Believed Him

Believe it or not, there are a few people who think Godzilla is real -- and to our horror/delight, they were willing to talk about it on TV.<p>As part of his ongoing Lie Witness News series, Jimmy Kimmel deployed a street team to ask people a ridiculous question, and this time it centered on the big …

New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time

Coffee cools, buildings crumble, eggs break and stars fizzle out in a universe that seems destined to degrade into a state of uniform drabness known …