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You Only Have One Life In Alien: Isolation's Latest DLC

Sega has announced a new downloadable content pack for its action-horror game Alien: Isolation. The DLC pack, named Lost Contact, is available for purchase from today and adds a new Salvage Challenge to the game's Survivor Mode.<p>Lost Contact also adds the second Survivor Challenge in which players …

Millions Of Gamers Are Still Buying Consoles, Here Is Why

Whenever a new gaming platform comes along all kinds of talk starts as to whether it will replace what is currently available. In the past few years we’ve heard all sorts of comments and analysis as to the death of games consoles, even further back we heard something similar as to the end of PC …

Gaming

Nvidia teases big gaming announcement at Game Developers Conference

<i>Click here for all of GameBeat’s 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage</i>.<p>Nvidia chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang sent out invitations today for a big gaming event at the Game Developers Conference, the large developer event in San Francisco the week of March 3.<p>Huang said that the graphics chip maker …

developersconference

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Carrying DSCOVR Satellite

Third time's a charm!<p>After complications on previous attempts, SpaceX launched the DSCOVR space weather satellite on Wednesday evening from Cape Canaveral, Fla., beginning a million mile journey to monitor geomagnetic storms.<p><b>(Story continues below.)</b><p>The launch was first scheduled to occur on Feb. 8, …

Apple is investing $850 million to build a giant solar farm that will power its new headquarters

The company is partnering with First Solar on an ambitious renewable energy project<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook told an audience at the Goldman Sach's Technology and Internet conference that the company is very focused on making environmentally responsible decisions. As proof, he offered up a piece of news. …

Renewable Energy

Why Your Smiley Face Emoticons Turn Into J's In Emails

The ghost of Wingdings past is haunting you.<p>This issue has actually been around since 2010, back when Microsoft released another version of Outlook.<p>If the sender sends a rich text document and/or HTML email, Microsoft subs in your typed emoticon with a Wingding. So if your computer doesn't support …

Europe's IXV mini 'spaceplane' set to fly

<b>Europe is all set to launch its mini "spaceplane" demonstrator.</b><p>The unmanned Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) will launch atop a Vega rocket from South America, fly east around the globe, before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.<p>The wedge-shaped craft is designed to gather information on …

New U.S. agency to fight cyberthreats

Spurred in large part by North Korea's destructive digital hack at Sony Pictures, the Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to create a cyberintelligence center to better respond to digital breaches and threats to federal agencies and private industry.<p>Officials said the operation is being …

Cybersecurity

The Most Anticipated PS4 Games for 2015

The following titles should be very familiar to most PS4 gamers out there, after all, they've pretty much been endlessly hyped in various trade shows (some for years now).<p>Yes, 2015 could indeed be a banner year for Sony's leading console in terms of significant and stunning upcoming PS4 …

Boston Dynamics' newest robot has a dog's name but walks like a horse

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U.S. sued over planes that suck up cell phone data

A civil liberties group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Marshals Service, demanding more information about a controversial surveillance tactic …

Surveillance