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New Edition Of Dungeons & Dragons Will Be Released In Summer 2014

Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast announced today that it will release the highly-anticipated new edition of the classic fantasy role-playing game “in summer 2014.”<p>The news comes almost two years after WotC announced it was developing a new edition of the Dungeons & Dragons rules, …

Apple Says Demand For New Mac Pro Desktop Already Exceeds Supply

<i>Updates to add Apple comment in fifth paragraph that it will take time for supply to catch up with demand.</i><p>Macintosh power users who have been waiting years for Apple to update its high-end desktop and thought they could finally get their hands on the new workstation this month will have to wait a …

Valve engineer invents new game controllers for your tongue and butt

Just about every console maker has revealed details of odd, inventive controllers that they worked on and abandoned, but rarely do we actually get to see what such novel control schemes look like in action. Though they're personal projects, Valve engineer Ben Krasnow has released videos showing off …

Analyst Report: How LinkedIn is evolving its media business

Analysis<p>Two years after the debuts of the largest IPOs the markets have seen since the first dot-com bubble, two networks dominate: LinkedIn and …

Mysterious internet data hijacking operation discovered

A sizable chunk of internet traffic made an unnoticed pit stop in Belarus and Iceland at several points over the past year, a security firm said today. Renesys, a company that monitors online activity, says some internet traffic was hijacked en route to the US and other locations, including …

Microsoft plans to address zero-day IE bug on Tuesday

Vulnerability allowed a "drive-by attack" of malware installation when computers visited a malicious Web site.<p>Microsoft plans to issue a security update on Tuesday that addresses an Internet Explorer ActiveX Control vulnerability that allowed malware to be installed on computers when users visited …

Information Security

NSA Has 50,000 ‘Digital Sleeper Agents’ Via Computer Malware, Says Latest Snowden Leak

Sleeper agents are among the most sinister spy assets: they lie in wait, wolves in sheep’s clothing, and then deliver a critical blow when activated. The NSA has 50,000 of those waiting for the literal push of a button, according to the latest batch of leaked Snowden documents, as seen by Dutch …

Microsoft reportedly wants to combat NSA with stronger encryption

Executives discuss new initiatives following reports that government agency breached networks at Google and Yahoo<p>Microsoft is reportedly looking for new ways to more securely encrypt its internet traffic amid concerns that the National Security Agency (NSA) may have breached its network. Citing …

Even Disconnected Computers May Face Cyberthreats

If your computer is infected with a virus or other forms of malware, disconnecting the machine from the Internet is one of the first steps security experts say you should take. But someday, even physically separating your laptop from a network may not be enough to protect it from cyber …

Facebook Aims To Weed Out Piracy By Analyzing Your Personal Data

Facebook has been granted a patent over the use of personal data -such as a user’s location, friends and interests – to identify potential piracy or other unauthorized content.<p>The patent, first unearthed by Torrentfreak, is titled ‘Using social signals to identify unauthorized content on a social …