Philip Habekost

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Cop slain after gun battle inside GameStop

An on-duty, uniformed police officer was shopping in a Philadelphia GameStop when two men burst into the store to rob it, authorities said. The police officer was killed in an ensuing shootout inside the store.<p>Officer Robert Wilson III and the two suspects, believed to be brothers, "engaged in a …

Crime

Agency’s cybercrime ‘strike week’ sees 57 people arrested on suspicion of offences including stealing 400,000 Yahoo passwords, phishing and DDoS attacks, and fraud<p>Suspected hackers accused of attacks on targets including Yahoo and the US Department of Defense are among 57 people who have been …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Popular torrent client can steal your CPU cycles to mine bitcoins

If you recently installed or updated uTorrent on your PC, you may have have picked up an unwanted passenger: a bitcoin miner called Epic Scale. If you don't pay attention, that piece of code can be inadvertently installed with the latest uTorrent build (version 3.4.2). It can then use your computer …

BitTorrent

Windows users are also vulnerable to FREAK snooping attacks

Image copyright Wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.The “FREAK” vulnerability that downgrades and weakens secure web connections doesn’t just affect Google …

How Bungie made Destiny's Tower 'feel like home' to international players

Bringing <i>Destiny</i> to a global audience represented a new challenge for Bungie. Prior to releasing its "shared world shooter" on PlayStation and Xbox platforms last year, the developer didn't have a dedicated localization team and made its apps and website available only in English. But for <i>Destiny</i>, …

Why Do We Solve For 'X'?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Solve for X<p><b>About Terry Moore's TED Talk</b><p>Polymath Terry Moore wondered why "X" is the universal unknown in algebra. He dove into the history of numbers to come up with an unexpected answer.<p><b>About Terry Moore</b><p>Terry Moore directs the Radius Foundation in New York, …

Can Math Help You Fall in Love?

<i>Part 7 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Solve For X<p><b>About Hannah Fry's TED Talk</b><p>Mathematician Hannah Fry says math can help you find love. Using mathematical models, she explains how to find an ideal mate and the secret to maintaining a healthy relationship.<p><b>About Hannah Fry</b><p>Hannah Fry is a lecturer at the …

Can Math Answer Absurd Questions?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Solve For X<p><b>About Randall Munroe's TED Talk</b><p>When Randall Munroe volunteered to teach physics to high schoolers, his textbook approach to teaching the subject fell flat. Then he realized a way to get the kids excited about math -- <i>Star Wars.</i><p>"To me, what's exciting is …

Mathematics

Leonard Nimoy Memorials Added to Star Trek Online

He was, and always shall be, our friend.<p>Star Trek Online developer Cryptic Studios has unveiled two in-game memorials created to immortalise the …

6 things to expect from Apple’s Watch event today

Monday's event may be the biggest that Apple holds this year. Not only is Apple expected to unveil final information on the Apple Watch and detail a release plan for it, it may also discuss a new MacBook, an update to iOS, and a whole lot more. Below is everything you can expect to see on Monday — …

Dawn spacecraft starts to orbit Ceres in mission to photograph dwarf planet

The Dawn spacecraft has started orbiting Ceres, the largest-known body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, taking “close-up” images that scientists hope will reveal the mystery of a pair of bright spots on the dwarf planet.<p>Scientists have been intrigued by earlier images from the Nasa …

Astronomy

Catching up with BioWare cofounder Greg Zeschuk

Greg Zeschuk, the man that co-founded BioWare and shepherded the development of now classic franchises like <i>Mass Effect</i> and <i>Dragon Age</i>, left the gaming industry for good more than two years ago. Yet, despite that apparent retirement, he was back on the show floor at GDC in San Francisco to show off …

Virtual Reality

Yahoo!

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Online Life

Video games are good for children (sort of)

Why spending time playing video games instead of doing homework could help boost teenagers’ grades<p>Playing video games can help boost teenagers’ results in crucial subjects such as maths and science, a major international study suggests.<p>Pupils who enjoy gaming in moderation scored slightly higher …

Education

HTTPS security flaw FREAK plagues Windows too

Windows systems are vulnerable to FREAK, a decade-old bug that was discovered only this week affecting Android and Apple devices.<p>FREAK — short for Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys — allows hackers to decrypt HTTPS-protected Web traffic between browsers and millions of websites. Microsoft …

Information Security

Tracking Nasa Dawn probe's journey to dwarf planet Ceres

Watch this Nasa animation as the Dawn probe makes its journey to Ceres, a planet situated between Mars and Jupiter<p>A <b>Nasa</b> spacecraft is closing in on the dwarf planet Ceres after a nearly eight-year journey.<p>Plans call for Dawn to slip into orbit around Ceres early Friday to begin a 16-month mission. …

Women claim their place in the game industry

<i>Click here for all of GamesBeat’s 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage</i>.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Some prominent female game developers brought down the house again with an inspiring session on what it’s like for them to work — and persevere and thrive — in the male-dominated game industry.<p>The session was …

Steam Machine Models and Pricing Listed on Steam Store

Several come bundled with the Steam Controller.<p>Valve listed pricing for a variety of Steam Machine models on the Steam Store, some of which will be …

Galaxy in Front of Supernova Creates Cosmic Mirage: Einstein Cross

A galaxy's alignment lets astronomers watch a strange, distant supernova explode. And then watch it again. And again. And again and again.<p>Far, far away, a galaxy is acting as a cosmic split-screen. Parked in front of an exploding star, the galaxy's gravity is projecting magnified images of the …

Universe