Items tagged with Watch-Dogs

Is this a case of life imitating art? Riders of the San Francisco Municipal Railway, more commonly known as Muni, were treated to a rather interesting surprise over the weekend. Starting Friday afternoon, it was determined that the MUNI ticketing system was attacked by hackers, with computer screens displaying the message, "You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted.” This sounds like the plot for a mission from Watch Dogs 2, a game that launched November 15th to highly favorable reviews and follows the travails of a band of hackers in the San Francisco Bay Area. While the hack was enough to bring down... Read more...
Is Big Brother watching? Well, "he" no longer is in Germany. WhatsApp and Facebook have been banned from sharing information with one another by Johannes Caspar, the Hamburg Data Protection Commissioner. WhatsApp and Facebook cemented their deal this past August in a move that was especially surprising since WhatsApp had originally argued that it wanted to know “as little about you as possible”. This promise was supposedly maintained when Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014. It appears that the companies quickly altered their tune. They later reasoned, “By connecting your phone number... Read more...
Ubisoft’s “Watch Dogs” has been a hotly anticipated title--a franchise, even--and both AMD and NVIDIA are releasing graphics drivers for the game’s release. This game is a demanding one, to be sure. NVIDIA says that minimum requirements include an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 (2.66 GHz) or AMD Phenom II X4 940 (3.0 GHz), 6GB of RAM, and GeForce GTX 460 graphics. In order to run the title at “ultra”, you’ll need the one-two punch of an Intel Core i7-4770K (3.5GHz) and a GeForce GTX 780. Ubisoft Montreal developed its own scalable Disrupt engine just for “Watch... Read more...