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Why Your Bank Hates You For Loving Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been around since 2009, but it really wasn’t until recently that it finally hit the mainstream consciousness of investors and the general public. As of this writing 1 bitcoin is now worth over $5,600 USD. And its meteoric rise doesn’t look to be abating any time soon. Its potential to …

'Destiny 2' PC beta starts August 28th

We already got a taste of <i>Destiny 2</i> during the beta test last weekend on consoles, but Bungie is finally revealing when PC gamers (who didn't make the trip to E3) will have their chance . The beta test will run from August 28th to the 31st, with gamers who've pre-ordered going in first, again, …

Wander Westeros with 'Game of Thrones' Google Maps guide

Walk the Kingsroad, frolic in the water gardens of Dorne and visit the stone walls of Winterfell with Google's Street View guide to "Game of Thrones."<p><b>Warning: Minor spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones."</b><p>Even if you can't book your "Game of Thrones" dream vacation, you can still visit many of the …

The $5,000 decision to get rid of my past (update)

When your games become your ghosts<p>I noticed that she started wearing a T-shirt between the shower and the bedroom.<p>That’s how these things begin. You build up a small barrier between people, and the tiny intimacies of living together fall away. You close the door when you use the restroom. You roll …

Unlock the secret FM tuner in your Android phone

If you're lucky enough to have a model with this feature, you can enjoy compression-free FM radio without using any data.<p>Your phone has been holding out on you.<p>Believe it or not, your model might have a built-in FM radio receiver. And you don't need to do any jailbreaking or violate any terms of …

Phones

You Can Now Unlock Your Windows 10 PC With Your Samsung Phone

Samsung has released a new version of its Flow app and the latest version of the app allows you to use the phones fingerprint scanner to unlock your …

Netflix will give Sense8 a proper send-off with two-hour special

It was almost unforeseeable<p>When Netflix announced that it would be canceling <i>Sense8,</i> one of the most beloved original series to come out of the internet network, fans were distraught over the fact that they wouldn’t get the closure they needed.<p>In a letter to fans, <i>Sense8</i> co-creator Lana Wachowski …

Internet cameras have hard-coded password that can’t be changed | Ars Technica

Cameras with multiple brand names are wide open to remote hacking.<p>Security cameras manufactured by China-based Foscam are vulnerable to remote …

Information Security

It's not just Windows anymore: Samba has a major SMB bug

First, it was Microsoft's turn to deal with a terrible SMB security hole, WannaCry. Now, it's the open-source SMB server Samba's turn.<p>The other week, …

Gearbox demands G2A change their ways (or forfeit newly formed partnership)

Gearbox Publishing earlier this week announced a partnership with controversial game key auction site G2A to sell a special collector’s edition of …

BT fined £42m by Ofcom for 'serious breach' of rules in largest penalty ever imposed by the regulator

BT has been fined £42m by the communications regulator for a "serious breach" of rules, in the largest fine ever imposed on a telecoms provider.<p>Ofcom conducted an investigation into Openreach, the arm of BT that develops and maintains the telecoms network in the UK which is used by other telephone …

Telecoms

Firefox gets complaint for labeling unencrypted login page insecure | Ars Technica

Sorry! That’s a feature not a bug.<p>The operator of a website that accepts subscriber logins only over unencrypted HTTP pages has taken to Mozilla's …

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Likely to Outsell the Witcher 3, According to CDPR Co-Founder

Topping the Witcher 3 Is a Tall Order, but Cyberpunk 2077 May Just Succeed<p>It’s been some time since <i>Witcher 3</i> ended development and won 2015’s Game of …

The Cost Of Nintendo Switch Cartridges Could Hurt Third-Party Support

This week, Eurogamer has published an interesting piece about why a few games are just flat-out more expensive on the Switch than they are elsewhere.<p>They look at a pair of indie games, <i>Rime</i> and <i>Puyo Puyo Tetris</i>, which cost £10 more than the same versions of the game on other platforms. What they …

Nintendo Switch

The story of Crash magazine

If, like me, you were a ZX Spectrum fan growing up in the 80s, one of its trio of passionately assembled and dedicated magazines was an indispensable …

Quid

Three annoying ways Nintendo Switch storage is locked down

Still linked to the past<p>Now that Nintendo Switch consoles are arriving (though not for everybody), we have finally found out exactly what you can and can’t do with them when it comes to save files and downloaded games. The answer: not very much at all.<p><i>Polygon</i> has pointed out all the various …

Spotify Appears to Be Launching a Hi-Fi Audio Plan

Spotify appears to be on the verge of launching a lossless audio plan for its streaming service.<p>A tweet on Wednesday showcased an image of the …

Former Countdown presenter Richard Whiteley was an MI5 spy, claims Ricky Tomlinson

Actor Ricky Tomlinson has claimed the late Countdown presenter Richard Whiteley was a member of the intelligence services.<p>Tomlinson, who starred …

Angry programmer sends army of bots after Windows Support scammers

One angry programmer has declared war on all Windows Support scammers – and now he wants to send a massive army of bots to shut down every fake support line around the globe.<p>If you’re not familiar with the infamous Tech Support scam, the scenario tends to follow the same path. You receive an …

Identity Theft

GameStop Employees Forced to Use Shady Tactics as Part of New Program

Shady GameStop Program All About The Quotas<p>Have you been to a GameStop store over the past few months and asked to buy a new game? Did the store …

Alphabet’s Boston Dynamics is working on a robot that its founder calls “nightmare inducing”

Boston Dynamics now has a long history of viral videos showing off its latest terrifying robots. Apparently its latest creation takes things even a step further. Onstage at the Abundance360 conference in Los Angeles yesterday, the company’s founder, Marc Raibert, showed the audience a video, …

Robotics

​Ex top Mozilla dev to Windows users: Ditch all antivirus except Microsoft's Defender

Don't bother with antivirus, it does more harm than good, warns former Mozillian.<p>Former distinguished engineer at Mozilla, Robert O'Callahan, has …

'Prey' Looks Like The 'Half-Life 3' We've All Been Waiting For

So I have no idea whether <i>Prey</i> will be as amazing as the new trailer makes it look, but it certainly reminds me of a cross between <i>Half-Life 2</i> and <i>Alien</i><i>,</i> and maybe the closest thing to a <i>Half-Life</i> spiritual successor we’re likely to see.<p>The science-fiction shooter isn’t just about blasting scary …

Half-Life (Video Game)

Overwatch's Long-Awaited Capture The Flag Mode Almost Works, But Not Quite

Yesterday, <i>Overwatch</i> kicked off its new Year of the Rooster holiday event to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Among the best things it brings to the game is a whole host of perhaps the best event skins the game has received to date, with six different characters getting new legendary options.<p>But like …

Overwatch

Microsoft Ditching Useless Snap Mode on Xbox One

Say Goodbye to Snap Mode<p>Do you use the Snap Mode feature on your Xbox One? No? Neither do we and nor do many others apparently. Last November, …

‘Demoralized’ EPA employees may leak sensitive data to counter Trump’s Twitter ban

“Demoralized” is how one government source described the feeling shared by 15,000 EPA coworkers after President Donald Trump today banned them from using Twitter.<p>The sudden prohibition was part of a larger media blackout and a freeze on any new contracts or grants. “There are news outlets that …

Donald Trump

Jawbone users are furious about the lack of customer support

Bought an UP, out of luck<p>When Jawbone’s first UP wristband malfunctioned for some of its users back in 2011, the consumer electronics company quickly issued an apology and offered full refunds of the activity-tracking wristband.<p>How things change.<p>Five years and several rounds of funding later, …

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's Breach mode and VR Experience are now free on Steam

Square Enix has released a whole lot of free Deus Ex: Mankind Divided content on Steam that doesn't even require the main game.<p>The main draw for many …

Deus Ex

Tilt Brush artists become animators with update to toolkit

Google’s Tilt Brush app is evolving from a new way for artists to create into an important new tool in a developer’s arsenal.<p>Back in October 2016 the search engine giant open-sourced the Tilt Brush Toolkit, a set of scripts that allows developers to utilize .tilt files (your saved creations) in …

Augmented Reality

Did Nintendo download a Mario ROM and sell it back to us?

Nintendo's stance on emulation has always been a rigid one. As far as the company is concerned, if you're downloading and playing games from …

Retrogaming