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Google Lays Some Halloween Easter Eggs In Its Knowledge Graph

Google has rolled out some easter eggs just in time for Halloween. The company revealed to us that if you query [ghost], [witch], or several other keywords that fit this yearly tradition, the Knowledge Graph will display some interesting results. This is something similar to what the company did …

Buffer halts automated social-sharing service after it gets hacked and starts spewing spam

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Buffer, a service that allows users of social networks like Twitter and Facebook to schedule their updates for specific times, …

Oculus Rift's resolution challenge and start up hardware hurdles

Development of the Oculus Rift VR headset "is going really well," says Nate Mitchell, vice president of product at Oculus, but the developer must overcome a number of hardware-related challenges before the consumer-grade version of the kit is ready for market.<p>Oculus has been showing off a 1080p …

FIFA Soccer 14 - What's So Different About Next-Gen? - IGN Video

FIFA Producer Nick Channon explains what's different about the next-gen version of FIFA 14, and why you should still be interested if you already own …

The Stanley Parable update in the works to remove offensive images

Developer Galactic Cafe will release an update to adventure game <i>The Stanley Parable</i> in order to alter a pair of images some players found offensive — specifically, images of a character in an instructional video setting a young child on fire.<p>In one section of the game, players can watch an …

Qualcomm builds learning computer chip inspired by human brain

Computer technology still lags far behind the abilities of the human brain, which has billions of neurons that help us simultaneously process a plethora of stimuli from our many senses. But Qualcomm hopes to shrink that bridge with a new type of computer architecture modeled after the brain, which …

FBI struggles to seize 600,000 Bitcoins from alleged Silk Road founder

Having seized 26,000 Bitcoins belonging to site users, authorities battle to control Ross Ulbricht's personal wallet<p>Was the Silk Road server hacked ahead of arrests?<p>The FBI has found that seizing an anonymous decentralised peer-to-peer currency was trickier than it seemed, following the Bureau’s …

4chan Creator Chris Poole Turned Down $50,000 Acquisition Offer

4chan, one of the Web’s most trafficked imageboards, isn’t a site that you would think would get many acquisition offers. After all, even advertisers make a point to avoid it like the plague. Yet its founder, Chris Poole (also known as moot), today revealed that he received a $50,000 offer for the …

Bitcoin takes a hit after Silk Road takedown

This chart shows the drop in Bitcoin's value and increase in trading volume, starting at about 6 AM Eastern time.<p>News this morning that the secretive illegal marketplace known as Silk Road had been taken down by the FBI sent Bitcoin, the currency used on the site, into a bit of a dive. But it's not …

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Lavabit founder raises $20,000 to fund court battle

New details emerge of court case against Ladar Levison, founder of secure email service used by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, as he hits halfway target to funding defence<p>Ladar Levison, the founder of secure email service Lavabit, has raised more than $20,000 to pay the legal fees incurred by a …

John McAfee's New Product Aims To Make Internet Users Virtually Untraceable

John McAfee, the eccentric technology mogul who faked a heart attack during his time at a Guatemalan detention center after fleeing from Belizean …

EU wants all companies, ahem Apple, to use standard charger

A European Parliament committee unanimously voted to require all phone makers to sell the same type of charger. While most companies already provide the standard Micro-USB connectors, Apple doesn't.<p>The European Union has been pushing for a universal cell phone charger for years, and on Thursday it …

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Gaming in 2018: A retrospective

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>You get home from a long day at work, and you take off your shoes and your belt. Next, you grab your universal remote and switch on your LED 4KTV and the …

New bill seeks to outlaw bulk surveillance, shine light on secret FISA court system

Following public outcry about the US government's controversial domestic surveillance programs, members of Congress have rushed to propose solutions. Now, four senators have combined a number of those ideas into a single piece of proposed legislation that would prohibit several questionable …

Senate votes to avert government shutdown

The Senate will vote to move ahead with a bill to keep the government running through Nov. 15.<p>WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted 100-0 Wednesday to clear a key procedural hurdle toward passing a stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown in six days. The vote occurred after a dramatic …

Senators Announce Bill That Ends NSA Phone Records Collection

Four U.S. Senators — Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky) — introduced legislation that would end the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.<p>"It will amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to end dragnet domestic …

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Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves'

Exclusive: Abuse and exploitation of migrant workers preparing emirate for 2022<p>World Cup construction 'will leave 4,000 migrant workers dead' Analysis: Qatar 2022 puts Fifa's reputation on the line<p>Dozens of Nepalese migrant labourers have died in Qatar in recent weeks and thousands more are …

Stanford scientists create world's first carbon nanotube computer

Computers of the future could be even smaller, faster, and more efficient — all by doing away with the very material that currently comprises their core.<p>In a finding that builds on earlier work from several institutions, including IBM, a team of electrical engineers at Stanford University today …

IndoorAtlas uses geomagnetism to map buildings GPS can’t reach

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Fouad A. Saad<p>IndoorAtlas has entered the increasingly crowded indoor mapping and navigation space, …

A faster-than-light message could mean financial reporters are breaking the law

Last week's Federal Reserve announcement made big waves on Wall Street, sending markets skyrocketing and financial organizations scrambling to spread the news — but a new report raises concerns that some were spreading it faster than they should have. The high-speed trading experts at Nanex say …

PC or TV? No Need to Keep Asking.

Another entry from the “convergence isn’t coming, it’s here” file: Americans have stopped viewing their televisions and their computers as equally …

Valve announces Steam Machines, the Steam Box hardware beta

Valve is building a game console, but not just one. The company wants to create an entirely new class of computers that brings the power of Linux and the distribution might of Steam to the living room. That's why on Monday, it announced SteamOS. And today, that's why the company is announcing its …

FYI: Is It Possible To Control Our Dreams?

Yes, but only with practice. The best place to start is right before bed. Deirdre Barrett, a professor of psychology at Harvard University and author of <i>The Committee of Sleep</i>, asked 76 college students to choose a problem (where to take a vacation; how to arrange their furniture) and focus on it …

Apple Maps leads drivers onto Alaska airport taxiway

Drivers using Apple Maps to get to the Fairbanks International Airport apparently followed directions that told them to turn onto a taxiway. The drivers then crossed a runway to get to the terminal.<p>According to Apple Maps, it's 3,550 miles from my house to the Fairbanks International Airport in …

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New iPhones Are a Gold Mine on eBay

Gold is selling at over $1,300 per ounce. But what about gold-colored iPhones? A quick search for "iPhone 5s gold" yields devices priced as high as …

To keep hackers away from implanted devices, researchers use the heartbeat as a password

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p>Just like a phone or computer, devices implanted inside the body can be hacked; potentially with …

C Spire follows Google Fiber's lead with announcement of gigabit home internet

Google Fiber will soon be able to count C Spire among its competitors. The wireless carrier today announced that it intends to deploy its own 1Gbps fiber-based internet service to cities and towns in the United States. The initiative is called C Spire Fiber to the Home, and the company claims its …

How Valve's Steam Box will reinvent the game console as you know it

<b>Update:</b> On Monday, September 23rd, Valve announced a crucial component of its push for the living room: SteamOS. With two additional announcements teased for the coming days, we're expecting to get a first look at Valve's official Steam Box hardware this week. Stay tuned to our StoryStream for the …

New Female Superhero Movie from Marvel!! - ETC