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Secret-Weapon Ingredients Chefs Keep Stocked at Home

There are certain ingredients that everyone has in their kitchen, like a bottle of Sriracha with a petrified cap. But long before cock sauce was a …

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Sony hack: Tom Cruise was asked to play Steve Jobs

Just as the deal for the Steve Jobs biopic was falling apart at Sony Pictures, the Hollywood studio pushed for Tom Cruise to fill the role.<p>That's according to hacked, leaked emails belonging to Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairwoman Amy Pascal. The Sony hackers placed them online publicly Monday,<p>…

File-Sharing Site The Pirate Bay Was Raided By Swedish Police And Taken Down

The popular torrent website is suspected of violating copyright law in Sweden.<p>The popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has been taken offline after a reported raid by police on a server hall in Stockholm on Tuesday morning.<p>The site, which was founded in Sweden in 2003, went offline worldwide …

YouTube’s Apple TV Gets a New Look, More Videos … and Ads

YouTube has overhauled its app on just about every other device. Now it's Apple's turn.<p>YouTube has spent the last couple years overhauling the apps it provides for different devices, but it has steered clear of Apple TV.<p>Not anymore: The world’s biggest video service has refreshed its app for …

PlayStation 4 hits 10m sales as Sony announces SharePlay initiative

The console has out-performed its predecessors and has an array of services ready to expand its user-base says Sony<p>Sony has now sold 10m PlayStation 4 consoles, the company announced on Tuesday.<p>Speaking on stage during a press briefing in Cologne, on the eve of the Gamescom video game conference, …

Nick Mason Explains Why He'll Never Give Up On Pink Floyd

Drummer on the group's last album, his dreams of a documentary and why the box sets will never stop coming.<p>Nick Mason truly loves Pink Floyd. The …

The unique, oddly sexualized culture of China's game industry in pictures (photo gallery)

<i>The organizers of ChinaJoy paid my way to Shanghai. Our coverage remains objective.</i><p>SHANGHAI — China’s rise as a gaming nation was best captured at ChinaJoy, the huge expo that drew more than 250,000 attendees to more than 100,000 square meters of exhibit space in Shanghai. The event was a huge …

Here are the games that each U.S. state is illegally downloading the most [updated]

<i>Correction:</i> <i>As pointed out by Torrent Freak this article originally featured a map that showed the torrented games with the greatest variation from the average for each state instead of which games were most downloaded. We’ve removed that graphic and added accurate statistics directly from the raw</i> …

Apple ‘spaceship’ campus construction caught on film by flying drone

The 8-minute video, highlighted by Apple Spotlight and embedded below, shows the latest progress on Apple’s Campus 2. Although the spaceship site is cordoned off by high walls to prevent pictures at street level, a GoPro-equipped drone has no trouble getting the aerial shots seen in the video. …

A Cheap Alternative To Satellites Is Starting To Take Off

But Elon Musk, founder and boss of SpaceX, is not a man who lacks self-confidence, and he did just that on August 22nd after the terminal malfunction of one of his company's Falcon 9 vehicles.<p>That Arianespace, a French rival of SpaceX, announced on the same day that two satellites it had tried to …

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Hackers can 'un-brick' stolen iPhones

Two hackers have figured out a way to unlock lost Apple devices -- a boon for criminals with stolen iPhones and iPads.<p>The hackers have discovered a method for bypassing a protective feature on Apple (AAPL) devices. Lost your iPhone? No worries. Something called "Activation Lock" turns it into a …

How the NSA can 'turn on' your phone remotely

Even if you power off your cell phone, the U.S. government can turn it back on.<p>That's what ex-spy Edward Snowden revealed in last week's interview with NBC's Brian Williams. It sounds like sorcery. Can someone truly bring your phone back to life without touching it?<p>No. But government spies can get …

Second Chinese military unit linked to hacking

Security researchers have accused a second Chinese military unit of carrying out cyber espionage attacks against foreign corporations.<p>CrowdStrike, a U.S security firm, detailed the allegations in a lengthy report on a People's Liberation Army unit operating in Shanghai.<p>The report comes just weeks …

Comcast is turning your home router into a public Wi-Fi hotspot

If you're a Comcast cable customer, your home's private Wi-Fi router is being turned into a public hotspot.<p>It's potentially creepy and annoying. But the upside is Internet everywhere.<p>It's been one year since Comcast (CMCSA) started its monster project to blanket residential and commercial areas …

Google Glass wearers can steal your password

Remember the kid who tried to cheat off you by looking over your shoulder to copy your test answers? He's baaaack.<p>But this time he's wearing Google Glass -- and he's after your iPad PIN.<p>Cyber forensics experts at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell have developed a way to steal passwords …

You've been hacked! Here's what to do

Russian criminals have stolen more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords, and the odds are decent that some of yours might be among them.<p>There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, says the gang isn't in the business of stealing your bank …

Wi-Fi flaw gives up your password

Some popular home Wi-Fi routers use dumb computer chips that let hackers steal your password with a single try.<p>Swiss security researcher Dominique Bongard said many popular routers' computer chips use a "random number generator" intended to safeguard your password -- but it turns out those "random" …

The newest satellite circling Earth can spot everything from tomato plants to parking spaces

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: DigitalGlobe<p>The most powerful commercial satellite ever made left Lompoc, Calif., today aboard a rocket and is now …

T-Mobile cracks down on customers that abuse their unlimited data

If you're using T-Mobile's network to torrent all seven seasons of <i>The West Wing</i> (remember kids, piracy is for jerks) or tethering like an absolute madman, don't be surprised if your data speeds start dipping dramatically over the next few weeks. According to a leaked internal memo (which T-Mobile …

Motorola, Nokia, And Nintendo Are All Suffering From 'Last Blockbuster Syndrome'

BGR writer Tero Kuittinen calls it <i>Last Blockbuster Syndrome</i>:<p>Often at the start of a massive trend shift in consumer electronics, dominant dinosaurs get one massive hit built on a nearly obsolete paradigm, and that allows them to be lulled into a comfy trip to the grave.<p>The case studies include …

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More Proof That the Aquaman Movie Is Going to Happen

Warner Bros. is going all in on the fishy DC character Aquaman by hiring two separate writers to write scripts for the film. That's right: scripts, plural.<p>Will Beall (""Gangster Squad") and Kurt Johnstad ("300," "Act of Valor," "300: Rise of an Empire") will be writing separate scripts for …

Dying Light's four-player multiplayer makes you fight this nearly unkillable player-controlled zombie

Zombie release <i>Dying Light</i> will feature a 4v1 multiplayer mode pitting its co-operative team against another online player who will join your game at random as the nearly unkillable Night Hunter.<p>The new mode, which was teased earlier this week in a trailer released by developer Techland, is the …

Edward Snowden Reveals NSA's MonsterMind Program

It's a cyberwar robot that always hits back.<p>In the high desert near Bluffdale, Utah, there lurks a creature made entirely of zeroes and ones. Called "MonsterMind", the project is an automated cyber weapon, perched atop the data flows into the National Security Agency's Mission Data Repository. …