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These People Tried To Figure Out How Destiny's Loot System Works

If you've been playing <i>Destiny</i>, chances are you've been there. A purple orb ceremoniously pops out of a dying enemy, to the delight of every fiber of …

Lenovo Y70 Touch: A fully loaded 17-inch gaming laptop (hands-on)

Lenovo bows a new slim gaming laptop with a jumbo 17-inch touchscreen.<p>Lenovo's cult favorite gaming PC collection is getting a new entry in the form of the 17.3-inch Y70 Touch.<p>Like the 15-inch Y50 version , which has been one of the PCs most asked-about by readers in 2014, the Y70 version includes …

Computer Hardware

Xbox Live Problems Linger As Sign-In Issues Resolved

Microsoft is working to get the issues fixed ASAP.<p>Recent Xbox Live issues preventing Xbox 360 and Xbox One users from signing in have been resolved, …

Backoff Trojan Is Back: Protect Your Business From The Next POS Breach

The New York Times has reported that the Department of Homeland Security has expanded its estimate of businesses affected by the Trojan.backoff Point of Sale malware. Over 1000 total businesses in the U.S. are reported to have been affected, up from around 600, which was reported earlier this …

Top New and Rising Windows Phone Games

Windows Phone Central Roundup: Top New and Rising Games<p>One of the many nice features of the Windows Phone Store is the New and Rising category of …

Yes, Bungie Killed Your 'Destiny' Beta Characters

To follow up on a piece I wrote a little while back, “Why Destiny Beta Progress Shouldn’t Be Saved,” it turns out Bungie agrees, though I’m sure if for the same reasons.<p>In a blog post this past weekend, Bungie announced that no, your characters are dead, your stash is empty, and it’s going to be a …

Verizon: Slowing Data Speeds for Some Users Is Necessary

Verizon has defended its policy of slowing data speeds for some users after receiving stinging criticism from the Federal Communications …

World-record 43 Tbps data transfer speed set by Danish researchers

Using a new type of optical fiber, researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have transmitted data over a single optical fiber at a …

Nanotech

Verizon Responds to FCC's Concerns Over Unlimited Data Throttling, Says Plan is Legal

Verizon Wireless today wrote a response letter to the FCC's concerns over its plan to throttle its grandfathered unlimited data customers during peak usage times, insisting that its upcoming usage restrictions are permitted under current law.<p>Penned by Verizon's SVP of Federal Regulatory Affairs, …

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare - Mass Effect Easter Egg - IGN Video

Check out this Mass Effect Easter Egg found in Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare.

Chinese cable television channel hacked

Hundreds of thousands of viewers in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou have their Friday night viewing disrupted with images of tortured prisoners after hackers take over cable television channel<p>The revolution will be televised, at least in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou, where hackers …

Destiny Pre-Orders Come with Exclusive Guns and Gear

The game releases September 9.<p>Pre-ordering Destiny will net you exclusive access to weapons and gear from the Vanguard Armory.<p>The trailer above shows …

Google Buys Livestreaming Service Twitch

Unnamed sources confirmed the $1 billion deal.<p>Google has has reached a deal to buy Twitch, the video game livestreaming service, for $1 billion, …

Microsoft says to cut up to 18,000 jobs

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella kicked off one of the largest layoffs in tech history on Thursday, hoping to reshape the aging PC industry titan into a nimbler rival to Apple and Google, and jolt a culture at the company that is used to protecting its existing …

Associated Press News

What the Xbox One's new developer update means for games, according to Microsoft

This month's update to the Xbox One XDK — the software development kit that game makers use to build their titles — aims to give developers more system resources. That should mean better looking games and, according to Xbox Software Engineering director of development Kareem Choudhry, more …

Xbox One July update brings help for Achievements and 'Likes' on recordings

Microsoft gave viewers a peek at the continuing evolution of the Xbox One just ahead of its E3 press conference, but everyone should get to try out the new Snap mode for Achievements next month. That's because the feature is a part of the July update about to start testing, along with a few other …

The Lenovo K920 makes your phone look puny

Unless you sport something like the Xperia Z Ultra or the Ascend Mate2 (which just launched in the US for $299), there’s a good chance your current phone will look entirely inadequate when put aside Lenovo’s newest beast, the K920.<p>Also known as the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, the K920 is a 6-inch hunk of …

Mobile Technology

How to use your Xbox or PlayStation controller on your PC

There's no need to go out and buy a separate controller for gaming on your computer. Here's how you can use the controller that comes with your Xbox 360, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4.<p>Using a mouse and keyboard is usually the most optimal solution for playing PC games, but sometimes a controller can …

Raspberry Pi

Are you ready for the next chapter of Wi-Fi? Meet 802.11ax

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sputanski<p>Now that the first wave of 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers and devices are making their way out the …

iOS 8 fights unwanted location tracking with randomized MAC addresses

Apple will score some major privacy points with iOS 8.<p>The tech giant has changed iOS so that the operating system will hide the real, unique MAC (Media Access Control) address of an iPhone or iPad scanning Wi-Fi networks, reports Quartz. By generating a random, locally administered MAC address in …

Here's What 2x2 MIMO And Download Booster Can Do For Your Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a lot going on underneath the hood. Turn it on, and immediately you'll notice its Super AMOLED screen— but once you start using the device, you'll see just how smart, powerful, and innovative it really is.<p>Streaming a movie or downloading a huge file is easy thanks to two …

'Guccifer' Hacker Who Leaked Bush Paintings Is Sentenced to Jail

A Romanian court sentenced hacker "Guccifer," who broke into the emails of former U.S. president George W. Bush's family, entertainment figures and the head of the Romanian secret service, to four years in jail on Friday.<p>Marcel Lazar Lehel, a cab driver by trade and known by his aliases "Guccifer" …

Secret Service

The Best External Hard Drives For Your Xbox One

The Xbox One got an update on June 3rd which added, among other things, external storage. Unlike the Playstation 4's option to upgrade the console’s …

The One Problem Titanfall, Watch Dogs And Destiny May All Share

It’s been a big year for new IPs in the wake of the debut of the Xbox One and PS4, and it’s abundantly clear what the three biggest arrivals of the year have been/will be.<p>That would be EA/Respawn’s Titanfall, Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs and Activision/Bungie’s Destiny, two released already, with one still …

Turning off your iPhone won't stop NSA bugs, but this will

Just because you turned off your phone doesn't mean the NSA isn't using it to spy on you.<p>Edward Snowden's latest revelation about the NSA's snooping …