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Inside Nintendo’s “perfect” method for detecting online Switch piracy

Cryptographic signatures offer much more robust protection than the 3DS.<p>When hackers revealed an unpatchable exploit allowing deep system access in …

Information Security

Twitter Releases Official Statement That Will Affect Donald Trump's Future Access to Twitter

Days after President Donald Trump sparked outrage with a tweet claiming his nuclear “button” is “bigger & more powerful” than that of North Korean …

Social Media

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle takes an old concept in an appealing new direction

Physical comedy and a twist make for an easygoing, fun movie.<p>The story of <i>Jumanji</i>, first told in a 1981 children’s book and then in a 1995 film, has remarkable staying power for its very simple concept: What if the board game you get totally absorbed in <i>literally</i> absorbed you?<p><i>Jumanji: Welcome to the</i> …

Animation

The North Korean soldier who defected is getting a lifetime supply of Choco Pie

When the North Korean soldier who defected regained consciousness in South Korea, the first thing he asked for was Choco Pie.<p>Upon learning this, the South Korean confectionery company Orion sent 100 boxes of the sugary treat (link in Korean) to his hospital and has promised him a lifetime supply of …

North Korea

Brazilian startup Creditas is revolutionizing credit in the world’s third largest lending market

After 12 years working for banks and consulting firms on the digital transformation of financial services, Creditas founder Sergio Furio finally found a problem he felt he could build a business around.<p>Over dinner with his Brazilian wife in their New York apartment one night in 2011, she casually …

HQ Trivia app becomes overnight sensation

Twice a day, like clockwork, diehard trivia fans pull out their phones to play a live game of HQ Trivia with the hope of earning a piece of the jackpot.<p>The free trivia app has become an overnight sensation, thanks in part to its marriage between trivia, live streaming and the allure of earning a …

Tom Cruise

The FCC’s net neutrality plan may have even bigger ramifications in light of this obscure court case

The plan by the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate its net-neutrality rules next week is expected to hand a major victory to Internet service providers. But any day now, a federal court is expected to weigh in on a case that could dramatically expand the scope of that deregulation — …

Net Neutrality

Republic Wireless announces screenless phone for kids, new smart speaker

Designed for young kids, Relay acts more like a smart walkie-talkie than a smartphone.<p>holiday gifts<p>We've assembled hundreds of our favorite gadgets, …

Google Assistant

Golden retrievers rescued from South Korean meat market

NAPLES, Fla. - A Southwest Florida rescue group coordinated a rescue mission to save dogs from the South Korean meat market.<p>Golden Retriever Rescue …

South Korea

Net neutrality protests coming to a Verizon store near you today

ICYMI: Next week the FCC will vote on a plan to scrap its own 2015 regulations, called the Open Internet Order, which will prevent internet service providers from blocking or slowing down access to any sites they don’t care for. Having disliked the regulations since he was in the political minority …

U.S. Carriers Move To Ban Smart Luggage

Major U.S. carriers are moving to ban smart luggage from all aircraft. On Friday, American Airlines announced that “as part of safety management and risk mitigation,” the carrier would ban any bag with an integrated lithium ion battery starting on January 15th. Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines …

Batteries

Montana Monument May Expand Under Trump Administration

Huddled behind his white pickup truck in northwestern Montana, Roland Kennerly stuffs his hands into his coat pockets.<p>"Oh, this wind," he says. "It's starting to snow now."<p>The road had turned into a muddy slop leading towards a pocket of socked-in mountains and roadless grassland known as the …

George H.W. Bush Is the Longest Living President in U.S. History

George H.W. Bush has set a record for being the longest living president in U.S. history.<p>The 41st president, who is 93 years and 167 days old as of …

Nintendo May Have Never Taken off in America If Not for This Real Marvel Superhero

For many gamers living in the US today, we can’t imagine a world without Nintendo. Between games like Ledgend of Zelda and Duck Hunt, Nintendo was an …

Sadiq Khan announces arrival of new puppy

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London has announced on social media the latest addition to his family, puppy Luna Khan.<p>"Saadiya and I are very excited to announce a new addition to the family... ...meet Luna Khan!" the Mayor said in social media posts showing him cuddling the new member of the Khan …

Social Media

The Substitute Phone is designed to help smartphone addicts cope in their absence

Satisfy your cravings for swiping and scrolling<p>We’ve all been there: fiddling with your smartphone because it’s there, or reaching for it when you hear a text message notification. Austrian designer Klemens Schillinger created the Substitute Phone as a way to help smartphone addicts cope in its …

Princess Zelda from Breath of the Wild Shown in Stunning Fashion

EternaLegend has gone to her roots so to speak and has put together this beautiful portrait of Princess Zelda from <i>Breath of the Wild</i>. After putting …

The best moment in the new Mario game is an incredible homage to a gaming classic

Few games are as delightful and downright joyous as "Super Mario Odyssey," the new Mario blockbuster on Nintendo's Switch console.<p>It's a great game unto itself, <i>and</i> it's a game that celebrates Nintendo's long history. Look no further than "New Donk City," one of the game's many massive open worlds, …

Nintendo’s old promotional Flash games are being brought back to life

Thanks to one devoted fan<p>A modder, programmer, and all-around Nintendo enthusiast who goes by the name Skelux has been working on restoring all of Nintendo’s old promotional Flash games, as spotted by <i>Motherboard</i>.<p>A functional way of putting animations and videos into webpages, Adobe’s Flash plugin …

Hulu's World Series Stream Crashed in the Middle of Game 4

Baseball fans were left gripping their remotes in frustration as Hulu, a popular cord-cutting service, botched the transmission of Saturday’s World …

Putin Literally Pulls Trigger During Test-Launch of 'Satan 2' Nuke Capable of Wiping Out Entire Country

Russia’s defense ministry recently announced that the country had completed a test launch of its powerful “Satan 2” nuclear missile, including …

North Korea

Twisted light could make wireless data faster than fiber

As fast as fiber optic lines have become, they're still hamstrung by one key limitation: you still need to transmit that data over wires, which limits where you can transmit and the affordability of the fastest connections. Scientists may have a way to eliminate those cables while offering even …

Engineering

The Newest Layton Game’s 3DS Pricing Is An Unsolved Mystery

<b>Here’s a puzzle:</b> Why does a game that, DLC included, costs $39 on mobile in July cost $48 on 3DS in October?<p><b>Background:</b> The game in question is the …

State newspaper says China does not have Harvey Weinstein-type predators because ‘men are taught to be protective of women’<p>China’s flagship English newspaper has come under fire over the publication of a commentary claiming the type of sexual harassment allegedly perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein …

China

Nintendo Reveals The Truth About Mysterious Famicom Cartridge Holes

If you’ve ever seen an original Famicom cartridge, you probably wondered what those little holes on the top edge were. Were they ventilation holes? …

If North Korea Attacks the U.S. With a Nuclear Bomb, Everyone and Everything Will Be Destroyed in the Target Area

The back-and-forth jabs between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has Americans wondering if they could survive a nuclear blast on …

What Would Happen if North Korea Hit San Francisco with a Nuclear Missile?

It wouldn’t be pretty. Here’s a quick breakdown of what to expect.<p>Talk of missiles and mayhem has found ample play in the news cycle as of late as …

North Korea

Super Nintendo Games Shall Live Eternal On The Analogue Super Nt

There are two types of people in this world. Those who wanted nothing more than to buy a Nintendo or Super Nintendo Mini Classic to replace the nostalgia of their long lost library of Nintendo games of their youth, and those who still have their original games and play them on the original …

Recent Collapse Of EMP Commission Leaves U.S. Vulnerable To Attack, Congress Being Implored To Act Now

The current EMP Commission was terminated on September 30, thus ending the uncompensated service of commissioners who, since the turn of the century, …