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Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7

Windows XP was ‘insignificant,’ researchers say<p>One week after it first hit, researchers are getting a better handle on how the WannaCry ransomware spread so quickly — and judging from the early figures, the story seems to be almost entirely about Windows 7.<p>According to data released today by …

The Game Master’s World Building Blogs-To-Read List

No matter the genre of RPG you’re the GM for, if you want to give your players the most incredible adventures their characters will ever experience, …

Amazon Lightsail: The private server killer

Amazon is going after hosting and virtual private server companies with its latest low-end cloud offering.<p>Before the cloud, we often rented servers …

Cloud Computing

Now You Can Send Messages To Obi-Wan Like A Pro

You might’ve thought that technology from your favorite science fiction shows was somewhere in a galaxy far, far away. But it turns out the …

Geek

12 sci-fi technologies already changing the way we live

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, with many new developments, from drones to brain scanning headbands, resembling devices from a science fiction movie.<p>So what cutting-edge technology can we expect to experience in our lives in the near future, and what will be developed next? To find out, I …

Dolphin 5.0 is here, and brings with it awesome improvements

If you have ever wanted to play <i>Metroid Prime</i> in stereoscopic 3D, now is your chance. The Dolphin development team released the long-awaited 5.0 …

Retrogaming

Zach Grether photographs SpaceX rocket moving across the sky.

Not long after midnight on May 6, photographer Zach Grether was taking some shots of the Milky Way rising over the Atlantic, as seen from his vantage …

Episode 8 – Dungeons & Dragons Explained And Other Random Encounters

Dungeons & Dragons !<p>Most famous and sometimes infamous of all tabletop roleplaying games. The number One both in time and success.<p>With this belated …

Board Games

Stop Everything And Watch This Potter Fan Film

I can't believe this hit the interweb a whole THREE WEEKS AGO, and I've just found it now.<br>So on the off chance this is the first <i>you're</i> hearing of</i> …

UK's WileyFox wades into the cheap Android battle

The affordable OnePlus 2 is one of the most exciting Android phones to debut this year, but now it could be facing competition from a new UK upstart, …

Mobile Technology

How to Build a City on the Moon

The new head of the European Space Agency wants to give it a try.<p>Humans haven’t set foot on the moon since 1972. That hasn’t stopped Johann-Dietrich Woerner, the new director general of the Paris-based European Space Agency, from pushing mankind toward more of a giant lunar leap than another small …

China’s startling attempt to assert control over vast waters has alarmed nearby countries and escalated tensions with the US. Howard W French reports from Hainan, the island at the heart of Xi Jinping’s expansionist ambitions<p>On 26 May, CNN broadcast an unusual clip of a US navy intelligence flight …

China

9 Novels the Author of 'A Game of Thrones' Thinks You Should Read

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Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC

<b>The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says.</b><p>The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a stark report that most of the world's electricity can - and must - be produced from low-carbon …

The Big List of RPG Plots, by S. John Ross

What follows is a scrap of trivia . . . my collection of <b>RPG plots</b>, in abstract form. I built this by examining the premises of hundreds of published …

Cool New FIREFLY Geek Art from Otis Frampton