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The Division: new gear sets detailed ahead of this week's patch

One of the problems with The Division, identified by James in his review, is that there's little opportunity for expressing yourself. Clothing tends …

Fallout 3 player completes the game and all DLC without healing

YouTuber Many A True Nerd took his thoroughly enjoyable You Only Live Once series to Fallout 3 eight months ago. Yesterday, he completed the game and …

Google axes free Fiber option in Kansas City

Google's fiber-optic broadband service, Google Fiber, has grabbed headlines for offering gigabit Internet for as low as $70 per month, but it also …

Siri bug lets anyone spy on your iPhone's photos and address book - here's how to protect your phone

A bug in Siri allows anyone to bypass a locked iPhone's passcode and access both the saved contacts and photos stored on a device.<p>The simple hack uses Siri's ability to search Twitter to find an email address, which can be used to open the iPhone's address book without entering the security code …

Not Even Forrest Gump Could Survive This Ping-Pong Ball Gatling Gun

It seems like the best ping-pong players in the world have a sixth-sense for knowing exactly where the ball is going to be, often without even …

Microsoft is betting on this one technology for its future

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Mobile Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Microsoft is making strides in the smartphone department, but the tech giant is banking on a different area for its future.<p>The company debuted Windows 10 Mobile in …

Team behind World of Warcraft's biggest private server calls for change after shutdown

Blizzard ordered mega-popular Nostalrius to cease and desist<p>One of<i>World of Warcraft</i>'s largest, most popular private servers will shut down April 10 after receiving a letter of notice from Blizzard Entertainment. The team behind Nostalrius announced its impending termination on its website, …

Sleep, Eat, Die, Repeat: Hands On With Fallout 4’s Survival Mode

<i>Fallout 4’s [official site] Survival Mode entered beta earlier this week and to honour the occasion, we sent Robert Zak back to the future with a</i> …

The guide to building a PC for virtual reality | Polygon

So how much power do you need for your virtual reality gaming PC?<p>VR, at least the desktop variety, is an expensive technology, and it requires an impressive system. That remains true whether you're going with the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, and it's one of the reasons the low price of the …

NJ Woman pleads not guilty to fatally stabbing beau over Xbox

A New Jersey woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend during a dispute over their Xbox console has pleaded not guilty to reckless manslaughter and weapons charges.<p>Authorities have said Aisha Barr stabbed 26-year-old Christopher Greene at their Newark home last May. They say the couple was …

A PlayStation Worker Spent 10 Hours Customizing A Controller For A Gamer With Cerebral Palsy

"It killed me to hear how something you used to thoroughly enjoy was being ruined because of our controller design," the employee wrote to Peter Byrne.<p>Byrne, a 21-year-old, has been a PlayStation gamer since he was 8. While he had no problem using previous models, he told BuzzFeed News that the …

Satire and sincerity are indistinguishable in gaming’s culture war

In face-to-face communication, there are countless little clues as to whether or not a person is being earnest. In print, the reader has a harder …

Final Fantasy

Teardown: Oculus Rift CV1

When VR was in its infancy – hell, it’s still in its infancy, but when it was in its most <i>infanty</i> infancy – Oculus Rift was synonymous with commercial VR, and avid fans and developers watched its growth with high anticipation. Now the market has become significantly more diverse with players like …

Lenovo Racks Up Six Server Benchmark World Records With New Intel Xeon E5 v4 Systems

Intel's unveiling of their new Broadwell-EP based Xeon E5 v4 server and HPC processors made a splash today in the enterprise markets, as the new multicore chips that range all the way up to monster 22-core variants and built on Intel’s 14nm process technology, offer better efficiency and higher …

Fallout 4 Survival Mode Now Available For PC Via Steam

Fallout 4 PC players that have been patiently waiting to be able to get their hands on the new Fallout 4 Survival Mode Beta will be pleased to know …

Gear & Gadgets

How Modding, Microtransactions, and Death Will Work in Escape from Tarkov

Announced late last year, Escape from Tarkov is, according to the developer's website, "a hardcore and realistic online first-person action RPG/Simulator with MMO features and story-driven walkthrough." Those are a lot of words and a lot of genres. But while we haven't tried out the game ourselves …

A new exploit gives hackers near-total control of any Mac

A newly discovered zero-day vulnerability for OS X allows hackers to execute code previously thought to be protected by Apples new kernel defense, known as System Identity Protection (SIP).<p>“Our researchers recently uncovered a major flaw which allows for local privilege escalation and bypass of …

Information Security

Patent that cost Microsoft millions gets invalidated

For over a decade, Uniloc pursued royalties for various anti-piracy schemes.<p>One of the oldest and most profitable patent trolls, Uniloc, has been …

Auto-scaling and self-defensive services in Golang

The Raygun service is made up of many moving parts, each specialized for a particular task. <b>One of these processes is written in Golang</b> and is …

Oculus creator Palmer Luckey flies to Alaska to deliver first Rift VR headset to customer

You order the Next Big Tech Gadget and lo and behold, the creator of the gizmo materializes at your office to hand you the device.<p>Sounds like something out of virtual reality, right? Nope. This was real reality (though it did involve the virtual kind).<p>With the official launch of the highly awaited …

Docker now has native Mac and Windows apps

Docker is now available for Mac and Windows via a new beta program in celebration of its third birthday.<p>It’s a neat move for those who don’t like using VirtualBox, as Docker notes its desktop app uses Alpine Linux on top of xhyve (Mac) or Hyper-V (Windows) to run virtual machines. The virtual …

The biggest mystery in AI right now is the ethics board that Google set up after buying DeepMind

Google set up the board at DeepMind's request after the cofounders of the £400 million research-intensive AI lab said they would only agree to the acquisition if Google promised to look into the ethics of the technology it was buying into.<p>Business Insider asked Google once again who is on its AI …

You'll soon be able to 'holoport' anywhere in the world

Microsoft research manager Shahram Izadi is showing off the company’s latest innovation using HoloLens: ‘holoportation,’ enabling him to appear as if he’s there in real-time, anywhere in the world.<p>His image is captured in 3D by cameras placed around the room. This is then stitched together, …

Western Digital brings 8TB storage solutions to PH - Pinoy Tech Blog - Philippines Tech News and Reviews

In an effort to address the increasing demand for storage space, Western Digital Corporation has brought its new high-capacity and HelioSeal-powered …

Western Digital

Internet surfers, beware: Malware hiding on sites you misspell is on the rise

Netflix.om is not the same as Netflix.com.<p>While it's common for hackers to lure unsuspecting web users to sites with URLs that include commonly typed …

Surfing

Wrong house gets torn down based on a Google Maps error

We've seen our share of GPS-guided mishaps, but what happened to the owners of a Texas duplex is particularly heartbreaking. Their house was torn down by mistake (no, this isn't the first time that's happened, it's not even the first time in Texas) after it was damaged by a tornado, and the …

Deluxe CMOY Headphone Amplifier Unveiled By Lucid Labs

Anyone looking for a portable headphone amplifier to be able to get the most out of their hi-fi headphones, may be interested in a new pocket 9v …

Audiophile

Meet the Artist Who Brought the Game ‘Hotline Miami’ Out of 2D

Niklas Åkerblad discusses hooking up with Dennaton, his work since, and finding a "calm limbo" for Jacket.<p>"I wanna just explore art. That is my mission in life."<p>Niklas Åkerblad, a.k.a. El Huervo, has been creating all his life. He went to school for it, sure, but it's not like a formal education …

Robotic exoskeleton for paraplegics approved for market

After 10 years in development and a clinical trial that involved some 1,200 patient sessions, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a robotic exoskeleton designed by a team of researchers at Vanderbilt University.<p>The Indego exoskeleton is the second exoskeleton in America to receive FDA …

Robotics