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How a grad student trying to build the first botnet brought the Internet to its knees

On November 3, 1988, 25 years ago this Sunday, people woke up to find the Internet had changed forever. The night before, someone had released a malevolent computer program on the fledgling computer network. By morning, thousands of computers had become clogged with numerous copies of a computer …

Guardian US interactive team and Ewen MacAskill

How the feds busted a top Silk Road seller

UK authorities also announce arrest of Silk Road sellers in Devon, Manchester.<p>Authorities in the state of Washington arrested two people last week in …

Neuromancer-inspired game brought to life via Oculus Rift

MIT Media Lab artist Greg Borenstein is working on an iPhone and Oculus Rift-powered recreation of the raids found in William Gibson's cyberpunk novel, <i>Neuromancer</i>.<p><i>Case and Molly</i>, Borenstein's prototype creation, is about "the coordination between the virtual and the physical, between ‘cyberspace' …

Designing Around Little Minds

In designing user interfaces, we aim to empower the “user” to understand and control the system at hand. Output via screens and speakers, with input …

What the next 30 years will hold for 360, PS3 and Wii owners

We look to the past to predict what your games, systems and communities will be worth in the future.<p>A<p>generation is a funny thing. It has no clear beginning and no clear end, but we can all tell when one is on the rise or when one is fading away.<p>And this generation of game consoles — a golden age …

Don’t fall for Wal-Mart’s latest hypocrisy

While the retail giant’s P.R. machine chugs along, the truth behind the press releases is dark and ugly<p>Last month, amid the flap enveloping disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen, Wal-Mart put on a face of corporate responsibility. “We are ending our relationship with Paula Deen Enterprises and we …

How Games Are Made: Defense Grid 2

Part one of an exclusive year-long report behind the scenes of creating a modern video game.<p>Hanging on the wall is a television screen. It is massive. In your home, this screen would be luxurious; ludicrous, even. Here it is merely functional.<p>The television is connected to a computer; on the …

Dancing With the Devil (How Puff Burned the Bad Boys of Hip-Hop) Kindle Edition

He has recorded with the biggest stars in the music business. He wrote many of the hits that made Sean "Puffy" Combs one of the richest men alive.<p>On …

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The star of Breaking Bad opens the doors to his family’s recently completed beach house located just outside of Los Angeles.<p>Where can you find television show inspired memorabilia, vegetables disguised as cutlery, Orson Welles, James Turrell, and more...