Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Lets Players Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Lets Players Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

Well, we've gone and done it now. In an effort to advance civilizations through the wonders of science and technology through the years, mankind has ruined this hunk of rock known as Earth, which is no longer fit for human habitation. If our species is to survive, we'll need a new home, and it's with that premise that Sid Meier's Civilization:...

You’ve Been Poked: Facebook Transparency Report Shows 18,700 Accounts Probed By The Feds

You’ve Been Poked: Facebook Transparency Report Shows 18,700 Accounts Probed By The Feds

Like a scorned ex-lover, the U.S. government might be very interested in your Facebook activity these days. According to a new transparency report published by Facebook, Uncle Sam and his merry band of freedom fighters asked the world's largest social network to provide information on 18,715 user accounts between July and December of 2013....

Sprint Offering Up To $650 To Switch Carriers And Pick Up A Samsung Galaxy S 5

Sprint Offering Up To $650 To Switch Carriers And Pick Up A Samsung Galaxy S 5

It’s almost as if mobile carriers are throwing money at people to switch carriers these days. The latest overtures are from Sprint, which is offering up to $650 in incentives for those who switch their numbers from a competitor with the Framily Switching Bonus. “For a limited time, new customers who bring their number to Sprint...

Titanfall: Expedition DLC Announced For May With Three New Maps

Titanfall: Expedition DLC Announced For May With Three New Maps

If you’ve been digging Titanfall but have exhausted all the maps, here’s some good news for you: The game is getting three new maps with the "Expedition" DLC next month. According to CinemaBlend, Expedition is one of three DLC packs coming soon, and each will cost $10 each, or you can get them for “free” if you have...

IRS Whiffs On Windows XP Deadline, Will Pay Microsoft Millions For Extended Support

IRS Whiffs On Windows XP Deadline, Will Pay Microsoft Millions For Extended Support

For an agency that’s quite stern about deadlines (reminder, by the way: tax day is on Tuesday), the IRS missed a big one. Perhaps you saw this one coming a mile away, but the IRS has failed to migrate all of its systems from Windows XP to Windows 7. (So we’re officially skipping Vista then, right? Right.) Because Microsoft ceased...

The NSA Denies Exploiting The Heartbleed Bug, What If It's Telling The Truth?

The NSA Denies Exploiting The Heartbleed Bug, What If It's Telling The Truth?

As Seth covered earlier today, Bloomberg has accused the NSA of benefiting from the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug. The NSA denies this in fairly strong terms. I'd like to draw attention to a different facet of the topic -- first, by discussing the semantics of the NSA's denial and then the wider impact of how that denial is perceived and what it...

Virtuix Omni VR Treadmill Begins Shipping In July For $499

Virtuix Omni VR Treadmill Begins Shipping In July For $499

If you were one of the early believers in the Virtuix Omni virtual reality treadmill, your faith will finally be rewarded when the company ships a unit to your front door starting in July. The earliest adopters who secured their treadmills back during the halcyon Kickstarter days will be the first in line, but even if you preorder now, you’ll...

Facebook Wants To Un-Spam Your Newsfeed

Facebook Wants To Un-Spam Your Newsfeed

Chances are, you’ve noticed a gradual uptick in the amount of spam in your Facebook Newsfeed. You know the stuff--"like-baiting", spammy links to trick you into clicking on a junk website, and even seeing the content over and over again--and Facebook is trying to get rid of it. “A smaller set of publishers who are frequently and...

NSA May Have Exploited Heartbleed Bug For Years

NSA May Have Exploited Heartbleed Bug For Years

The news of two truly horrible security breaches broke this year; one was the NSA’s shadowy data grabbing and surveillance program, and the other was the Heartbleed bug that left about two-thirds of the Internet utterly exposed to any bad actor. According to a Bloomberg report, these two stories have merged, as “two people familiar...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Arrives With Beastly Snapdragon 801 Processor, 16MP Camera, And A Heartbeat Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S5 Arrives With Beastly Snapdragon 801 Processor, 16MP Camera, And A Heartbeat Sensor

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has arrived. While the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was a blockbuster event, the successor to the role of Samsung’s flagship phone hasn’t made nearly such an impact despite sporting strong features and specifications. The LTE-equipped Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch (1920x1080) display and rocks a quad-core Snapdragon...

Amazon Rumored To Be Prepping Smartphone For September Launch

Amazon Rumored To Be Prepping Smartphone For September Launch

Rumors have a tendency to come and go, that is unless you're talking about Amazon's supposed plans to launch its own brand smartphone. That bit of water cooler talk is a subject that just won't go away, and at some point, Amazon should do the Internet a solid and either debunk the rumors outright, or release a smartphone. According to latest...

Titanfall Developer Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Amp Up Titanfall

Titanfall Developer Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Amp Up Titanfall

One of the hot topics in the wake of Titanfall's launch has been whether or not DirectX 12 would make a difference to the game's sometimes jerky framerate and lower-than-expected 792p resolution. According to Titanfall developer Jon Shirling, the new Microsoft API isn't needed to improve the game's performance, and updates coming down the...

Dell Windows 7 Laptop Deals, Beats Solo Headphones, and More

Dell Windows 7 Laptop Deals, Beats Solo Headphones, and More

What better way to ring in the weekend than with a healthy serving of HOT deals, straight from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu today, we have the Dell Inspiron 17R notebook, the Dell Inspiron 15, Logitech’s Z509 surround sound speaker system, Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD ControlTalk Green Headphones, and more. Full details below the...

IDC Predicts Wearable Computer Market Will Grow To 112 Million Devices In 2018

IDC Predicts Wearable Computer Market Will Grow To 112 Million Devices In 2018

From the vantage point of International Data Corporation (IDC), the wearable computing market is extending beyond early adopters and getting ready to hit its stride. More stylish and and functional accessories are being featured in magazines like GQ and Shape, which is indicative of growing interest beyond just geek circles. IDC says wearables...

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