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Xbox One Vs PS4: Is It Really Even A Console War Anymore?

As we prepare to head into the holiday season, we ask ourselves: can Microsoft’s Xbox One possibly catch up to Sony’s uber-succesful PS4? At the beginning of this console generation, the two machines were unquestionably head-t0-head rivals: both companies drenched the media in advertisements, the …

Xbox

Sony's New PS4 Projector Costs As Much As The Console

Sony hasn’t had a terribly large presence at Gamescom this year, certainly not at the level of Microsoft which actually had a full-on stage show earlier in the week. But they have debuted one interesting new piece of tech for the PS4 which could almost work as a quasi-answer to Microsoft’s new …

Televisions

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

Sony's PS4 dominates competition as best-selling console

The PlayStation 4 is doing very well. How well? Sony has revealed that its seemingly unstoppable console has now shifted a staggering 25.3m units …

Why are U.S. comics colored and Japanese mangas not?

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Hack Like a Pro: Digital Forensics for the Aspiring Hacker, Part 8 (More Windows Registry Forensics)

Welcome back, my fledgling hackers!<p>Let's continue to expand our knowledge of digital forensics, to provide you the skills necessary to be a digital …

The 7 recently-concluded Spring 2015 anime which struck us the most

Spring 2015 is now officially over and the new Summer anime are about to take the places of some anime which have now ended. But which of them have …

Wow, That's a Large Anime Figure

Size does matter. And this anime figurine is pretty damn big.<p>This is Momo from the manga and anime <i>To Love-Ru</i>. The figurine is life-sized, so here’s …

Yamada-Kun Is A Hilarious Body-Swapping Rom

No joke, despite not being on my five must-watch anime list a few months back, <i>Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches</i> turned out to be my favourite of the …

10 Anime Like Akame ga Kill! – Top Recommendations

Here is my list of top recommendations for animes like Akame ga Kill!. I have taken into consideration on the genres such as psychological, fighting, …

Anime

Anime bar Otarabo serves up drinks, passionate discussion about anime with fellow otaku

Are traditional <b>bars</b> a little too bland for you? Do you try to strike up <b>conversations about anime</b> with your fellow drink enthusiasts, only to get …

Yen Press Licensed Oregairu, Saekano, Baccano and 7 More Titles for Print Release

Yen Press announced yesterday on their Anime Expo panel that they have added a lot of print and digital licenses to their line-up. For print …

Anime & Figure News - My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU – Yukinoshita Yukino 1/8 PVC figure by Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya is going to release the Yukinoshita Yukino ( 雪ノ下 雪乃 ) 1/8 PVC figure from the light novel/manga/anime/game “My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU” …

Random Notes From The Summer Anime Season – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

<i>Adi Tantimedh writes,</i><p>July sees the start of the Summer Anime Season with dozens of new and returning shows being broadcast in Japan and streamed on …

Anime

Noragami Second Season Character Designs Revealed

The official website for the second TV anime season of Adachitoka’s <i>Noragami</i> manga has announced that Hisako Tojo and Takanori Hoshino will join the …

FBI arrests 100 hackers over Blackshades malware

More than 100 people worldwide have been arrested following an FBI-led crackdown on hackers linked to a "remote administration tool" called Blackshades.<p>Raids took place in more than a dozen countries, according to officials who spoke to Time magazine, and involved law enforcement agencies in …

More than 90 people nabbed in global hacker crackdown

It is nicknamed "creepware," and more than half a million people around the world have been prey to its silent computer snooping.<p>Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf was one of them in a well-publicized case of hacking associated with the malware called Blackshades.<p>Now, an international crackdown by the FBI …

Japan's $1.4M Combat Robot Is Modeled After an 80s Anime

Say hello to Kogoro Kurata's armored mecha, Kuratas.<p>In recent news, Japanese robotics company Suidobashi Heavy Industry and their user-operated, rideable Kuratas robot have accepted the challenge to duel U.S. robotics company, MegaBot, and their Mark 2 mecha. In an acceptance video posted on …

If you get this ‘phishy’ looking email from Adobe, don’t open it

The campaign was uncovered by Volexity founder Steven Adair and reportedly uses one of the vulnerabilities revealed in the June 6 Team Hacking leaks.<p>The Team Hacking leak occurred over the weekend when hackers successfully stole and posted online over 400GB of the surveillance software company's …

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Coming Soon: Autocomplete For Programmers

DARPA wants to find a way to avoid writing the same code over and over.<p>Technology often seems to anticipate our needs: your phone offers to complete your words before you've finished typing it, for example, or Google tries to figure out what you want to search for after just a word or two. It's …

Defend Your Home With Artificial Intelligence

The Canary security system learns about your daily routine -- and picks up on anything out of the ordinary.<p>You’re out of town for the weekend, and you want to keep tabs on your home. You could set up a sophisticated security system -- with live video feeds, multiple sensors, and remote access -- …

Artificial Intelligence

FBI working with game developer association to combat online harassment

The International Game Developers Association is working with the FBI and bullying experts to help game developers deal with what they see as an increase in online harassment, Kate Edwards, executive director of the International Game Developers Association, told Polygon.<p>The association plans to …

New Nintendo 3DS And 3DS XL Will Be Region locked

Region-locking applies to both models.<p>Nintendo's latest 3DS handheld hardware revision, the New Nintendo 3DS, will be region locked, the company …

Synology DS115j energy-sipping NAS targets home users

Synology‘s latest NAS is targeted at home users, boasting a mixture of performance and energy-sipping hardware to merge together the best of both …

Pokémon X and Y to offer Mega Evolution Pokémon for download this month

Two Mega Evolution-enabled Pokémon in <i>Pokémon X</i> and <i>Pokémon Y</i> will become available to download by owners of both games for one month beginning Aug. 13.<p>Pinsir (shown above in mega evolved form above) previously restricted to just <i>Pokémon X,</i> and Heracross, found only in <i>Pokémon Y,</i> are the two monsters …