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I Am Anonymous

For better and worse, I can wreak havoc with your so-called "secrets," and when someone — you maybe — offends my sense of what is right and fair, I take it into my own hands to see that justice is done. Just look at what happened to the rapists in Steubenville and you will see what I, and Bradley …

Meeting with Assad: WikiLeaks did not 'know or approve' of party's visit

WikiLeaks has revealed it did not “know or approve” of its Australian political party’s visit to Syria to meet Bashar al-Assad, amid criticism from both the government and Labor over the trip.<p>A WikiLeaks party delegation, reportedly including its founder Julian Assange’s father, John Shipton, held …

Wikileaker Manning Reveals True Gender After Espionage Sentencing

News of the 35-year prison sentence of an Army Private known as Bradley Manning this week came as an offence to many who thought of Manning’s leaking …

Facebook for iOS gets Hashtag Search, Faster Timelines on the iPad

Facebook today updated its native iOS app with multiple new feature and improvements. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store.<p>First up, Facebook is integrating its hashtag support further into its iOS app. You can now search for hashtags as well as tap on them directly …

Leap Motion Apps Have Been Downloaded 1M Times, Its SDK 25K Times

Leap Motion revealed today that its users have downloaded apps for its controller more than 1 million times. This comes just three weeks after the company began shipping its 3D gesture controller to excited customers. The device has certainly become a hot item with developers, with its SDK also …

Google Glass Update: Voice Commands for Apps, Video Player Controls

Google today announced the latest monthly update (XE8) to its Glass project, adding a slew of new features to those lucky few with the devices sitting on their noses. Among the additions are more Google Now cards, voice commands for third-party apps, and video player controls.<p>First of all, Google …

Google Drive: Better Spell Checking Support, More Customized Lists

Google today released an update to Google Drive, adding two new features. The first is related to spell check and the second is for customized lists.<p>Here’s what’s new:<p>The updated spell check (Tools => Spelling) lets you check the spelling of your entire document or presentation at once, instead of …

Google Has Paid Researchers Over $2 Million in Security Rewards

Less than two weeks after Facebook announced its Bug Bounty program has paid out over $1 million in two years, Google has announced it has crossed the $2 million mark in three. So far, the company has rewarded security researchers for filing more than 2,000 security bug reports via its bounty …

Elon Musk Shares His $10B Hyperloop Designs

Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX, unveiled today the first design for his Hyperloop transit system. Based on his vision and what he tells Bloomberg Businessweek, the new form of transportation would be a solar-powered, city-to-city elevated transit system.<p>Passengers on …

How to set up and manage Netflix profiles

Ever since I signed up for Netflix's streaming-only plan, its suggestions have been largely useless. That's because my two kids have been the majority users of the service from the start and, thus, have clogged up Netflix's recommendation engine with Disney sitcoms (courtesy of my daughter) and …

IRL: Motorola's Droid RAZR M and the SignEasy digital signature app

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>You can ask Dana which phone she uses, but don't act all surprised when you find out it's a $99 mid-ranger. You …

New iOS app VoxPixl adds your voice to your pictures

An app making its debut today on iPhone and iPad adds an entirely new element to pictures — your own voice.<p>The free app, called VoxPixl, lets users …

How to stream iOS music, photos, and videos via your Roku box

About a year ago, Roku stole a little Apple TV thunder by adding "Play on Roku" capabilities to its iOS app, making it possible for users to stream music and photos from their mobile devices to their TVs via connected Roku boxes.<p>Last week, Play on Roku was updated to include support for videos. …

Japan's Political Parties Tap into Messaging Service Line

There’s more evidence of the rising importance of messaging apps in Asia after Line announced (Google Translate) that ten political parties in Japan have opened official accounts on its service in a bid to increase their engagement and communication with voting members of the public.<p>Line recently …

The Sims 3: Dragon Valley trailer moves from suburbia to medieval fantasy

A video from EA shows the world and titular dragons in the upcoming fantasy-themed <i>Sims 3</i> expansion, <i>Dragon Valley.</i><p>Apparently set in a far more fantasy-esque world than the Sims' usual suburbia, <i>Dragon Valley</i> will allow players to befriend and tame cute baby dragons.<p><i>The Sims 3: Dragon Valley</i> hits …

The Besties Podcast 56 - The backhanded compliment

Mr. Dave Tach fills in for the absent Griffin McElroy this week. His dulcet tones could melt an ice cap, but are they enough to warm our hearts in Brother M's absence?<p>This episode's a hodgepodge, in which the good is bad, the bad is good and Kickstarter is mediocre.<p>We discuss a handful of video …

The Realm update shows butterfly-collecting, flute-playing bonus features

In a new Kickstarter update, <i>The Realm</i> technical director Tom Szirtes walks players through potential features that Atomhawk and Lantern Interactive plan on adding to the point-and-click adventure game if it reaches enough funding on Kickstarter.<p>The first is an optional collection sidequest in which …

Syfy renews MMO crossover show Defiance for second season

<i>Defiance</i>, the TV half of the transmedia project from Syfy and Trion Worlds, has been renewed for a second season, according to a press release from Syfy.<p>Production for the second season's 13 episodes will begin in August and is scheduled to premiere in 2014. <i>Defiance currently</i> airs on Mondays at 9 …

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition update 11 fixes minor issues, adds messages

<i>Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition</i> developer 4J Studios began rolling out title update 11 for the sandbox game today, fixing a few minor problems and making the game a bit more talkative.<p>Your <i>Minecraft</i> world will be fuller after installing this patch, which increases the overall limit of paintings and item …

Evil Geniuses drops popular StarCraft 2 player for disrespecting eSports community

Evil Geniuses, one of the leading North American eSports organizations, released well-known <i>StarCraft 2</i> player Greg "IdrA" Fields today for disrespecting the eSports community in a forum comment.<p>Fields, who had been a part of Evil Geniuses for almost three years, was a controversial fixture in the …

System Shock 2 hits Steam today, discounted for a limited time

<i>System Shock 2</i>, developer Looking Glass Studios' first-person shooter/role-playing game, was released on Steam today and is discounted through mid-May, according to the game's Steam listing.<p>Steam's Windows PC version retails for $9.99, but will be available fo r $6.99 until May 17, a discount of 30 …

USC Demo Day to showcase student games May 14

The University of Southern California's ninth annual Demo Day will take place May 14 on the university's campus, where several student games created throughout two academic departments will be showcased.<p>The event comes as a collaboration between the USC School of Cinematic Arts' Interactive Media & …

Speed Run: Plants vs. Zombies Adventures, Watch Dogs, Silicon Knights, Shadow of the Eternals

<i>Plants vs. Zombies Adventures</i>, PopCap's new spin on the franchise, is coming to Facebook May 20. <i>Watch Dogs</i> will play on society's voyeuristic tendencies and will encourage players to follow data trails and make their own moral decisions. We discovered more information on developer Silicon Knights, …

Insomniac Games not working on Wii U titles, may consider PC development, says CEO

Resistance and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games is not working on Wii U titles, according to CEO Ted Price, who took part in a Reddit AMA today.<p>The Insomniac Games founder said he considers Nintendo's Wii U as more of a current-generation platform, when asked about his thoughts on next-gen …

At death's door: the dreams and decline of Ambient Studios

Ambient Studios' short life was characterized by false hope. The developer's Kickstarter campaign for strategy management game <i>Death, Inc.</i> lost momentum precipitously after a strong start. The game's success on Steam Greenlight came too late to be of any consequence to the company's solvency.<p>Even …

Reviving and open-sourcing Sissyfight 2000, the psychological schoolyard web game

The creators of the original browser-based social game, a turn-of-the-millennium relic called <i>Sissyfight 2000</i>, are attempting to bring it back through Kickstarter. They believe it's important — not just as a landmark for its time, but also as a game that's perhaps more relevant now than</i> …

Diablo 3 Auction Houses back online following gold-multiplying bug, trades reactivated

<i>Diablo 3</i>'s gold and real-money Auction Houses have been restored and players may resume gold trades, Blizzard announced via Battle.net.<p>The Auction Houses came back online at 11:10 p.m. ET yesterday. The update notes that Blizzard has also temporarily reverted the gold stack size from 10,000,000 to …

Watch this Street Fighter, Super Smash Brothers-inspired brawl

YouTube user Jonny Lawrence created a stop motion homage to fighting games Street Fighter and <i>Super Smash Brothers Brawl</i> called "Maker vs. Marker."<p>The video features Lawrence's hand battling his own illustration. According to Lawrence, the video is "based from the Street Fighter series with elements …