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A community of gamers is rallying around an 11-year-old who was victimized by a troll that hijacked his controller and deleted his data

Bungie, the creator of one of the biggest video games of last year in "Destiny," shared a video in a Thursday blog post that showed an 11-year-old player getting taken advantage of by another online gamer.<p>In the video, which is posted below, the 11-year-old "Destiny" player had one of his friends …

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Upcoming Xbox One update might let you use external drives

According to Microsoft product director Albert Penello, external drive support for the Xbox One has always been on the company's docket to enable in a future update. That refresh looks to be on the horizon after an unnamed Xbox developer took to <i>Reddit</i> to tease an image showing that very feature in …

'Dungeons & Dragons' will soon be free to try

Basic game can be downloaded from the Wizards of the Coast website sometime in late July<p>Pen-and-paper role playing games might not cost your soul, but they're not cheap to learn. Tabletop games publisher Wizards of the Coast is trying to make <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> more accessible by releasing <i>Basic D&D</i> …

Hackers demanding ransoms by locking iOS devices through Find My iPhone

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>A number of iOS owners in Australia have lost access to their devices courtesy of a digital hack, according to The Age. The …

This sign can morph to show any message using tiny moving tiles

The design consultancy and cloud services firm Berg seems to have a fixation on mixing digital and analog, using web connectivity to enhance otherwise dull objects, from paper to a cuckoo clock. Its latest experiment brings those same elements together to create a sign that can have its display …

Spotify alerts Android users to upgrade, citing breach

The music streaming service says only one user's data was subject to the "unauthorized access," but it warns Android users to expect an upgrade in the coming days.<p>Spotify has warned users that it intends to upgrade its Android app in the wake of an internal company network breach.<p>In a blog post …

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Microsoft's Skype "Star Trek" Language Translator Takes on Tower of Babel

Microsoft will demo a Skype feature that allows people that don't speak the same language to converse.<p>Remember the universal translator on Star Trek? The gadget that let Kirk and Spock talk to aliens?<p>Microsoft will demonstrate onstage at the inaugural Code Conference on Tuesday a version of Skype …

New $199 Toshiba Windows tablet shows why Surface Mini isn’t needed

Advertisement<p>56 Comments<p>Toshiba is showing Microsoft(s msft) how to aggressively price a tablet. The company launched an 8-inch slate on Tuesday that …

Microsoft Demos Real-Time Speech-To-Speech Translation On Skype

Microsoft’s Skype has long enabled people in different parts of the world to communicate with one another through video, voice, and text chat. Now the service is looking to expand those capabilities by testing out a feature that could allow people who don’t speak the same language to talk with each …

Shazam-Branded Music Label On the Way

Shazam has announced a partnership with Warner Music Group (WMG) that will herald a new Shazam-branded label, as well as a collaboration on marketing efforts.<p>This is a big move for Shazam, which is better-known for its cross-platform music-tagging app that automatically recognizes what music is …

Social Media Customer Care Startup, Brand Embassy, Gets $1M Seed To Power A Global Push

UK-based Brand Embassy, a provider of social-media based customer care services to help businesses manage communications with customers via channels such as Facebook and Twitter, has closed a $1 million seed round from two new funds, Rockaway Capital and Spread Capital.<p>The new investment coincides …

Postcard For iPhone Lets You Post To Any Social Network At Once, Even Your Own Website

A new application, Postcard, launching today, will help you cross-post to various social media websites, but with a few unique twists. Unlike similar tools, this “Swiss Army Knife” of an app lets you set any one social network, or even your own website, as the content’s host. So, for example, if …

Fiber Games: Google Invites Cities to Apply for Its Superfast Internet

Google is of­fer­ing dozens of cit­ies a chance to vie for the tech gi­ant’s ul­tra­fast In­ter­net ser­vice.<p>The ser­vice, Google Fiber, boasts …

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