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Crysis 3 at 8K resolution looks like watercolor landscapes

Crytek's Crysis is a series known for pushing the graphical envelope, but <i>Crysis 3</i> player K putt's experiments bring the game into 8K resoltuion, where screenshots begin to look more like watercolor paintings than in-game images.<p>According to K putt's Reddit post, the modder would play the game, find …

Sony Waterproof mp3 Player Sold Inside Bottle of Water

What <i>does</i> a company do to convince potential customers that its product is genuinely waterproof? Well, aside from saying so on the packaging, it can sell the product already immersed inside a bottle of water.<p>Though the device itself was launched a while ago, Sony turned to Auckland-based ad agency …

Yahoo malware turned PCs into Bitcoin miners

The cybercriminals who infected the computers of European Yahoo users apparently wanted to create a huge Bitcoin network.<p>Researchers at security firm Light Cyber revealed this week that one of the malware programs aimed to use the resources of infected PCs to perform the calculations necessary to …

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On Everybody's Shopping List This Year: The Internet Of Things

The forecasting pundits all seem to have zeroed in on one must-have IT gift for 2014, and that’s the Internet of Things. I have to admit to being somewhat puzzled by this, for a variety of reasons.<p>First of all, unless someone has slipped a sensor under our skins without our being aware of it, I’m …

Microsoft labels US government a ‘persistent threat' in plan to cut off NSA spying

Microsoft is unveiling an aggressive plan today to combat government surveillance. Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel, says the software giant shares the concerns of its own customers about government surveillance of the internet, and is planning to address them with improved encryption, legal …

Obama Forbidden iPhone for Security Reasons

President Barack Obama publicly explained why he is sticking with his bulky Blackberry—the super-secure device is the only one he is allowed to carry.<p>…

New Linux worm targets routers, cameras, “Internet of things” devices

Too many Internet-connected devices run code that's woefully out of date.<p>Researchers have discovered a Linux worm capable of infecting a wide range …

Steam Machine prototype from iBuyPower for revealed, runs at 1080p and 60fps

UPDATE: The prototype from iBuyPower will reportedly only cost $499 and comes with a multicore AMD CPU and a discrete AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card.<p>The additional details come from a report on the Verge, and reiterates that "existing Steam for Linux games should run quite well, at full 1080p …

YouTube now lets more creators charge for their videos

YouTube (s GOOG) has expanded the pilot program, first launched in May, that lets select partners sell subscriptions to their channels. It’s now …

Google nabs Glass patents from Foxconn

Google has bought patents from technology manufacturer Foxconn, as the search giant continues to move forward with Google Glass.<p>Taiwan-based electronics manufacturing and assembly giant Hon Hei (Foxconn) confirmed on Friday it had sold technologies to Google that generate "a virtual image and is …