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The history of pinball has a long and storied past. The first commercially successful pinball machine was introduced in 1931 by Gottlieb and it didn't even have the now-ubiquitous flippers. In fact, it didn't have bumpers, rebounds, multi-ball, or just about anything we associate with pinball today. If you were to see... Read more...
Running servers for a popular game can be a lot of hard work. Unfortunately, sometimes there are jerks out there who want to ruin the fun for others, though. Luckily, some developers take it in stride. Like the developers of Among Us, the popular social deduction game, who suffered a distributed denial of service... Read more...
Canonical has been steadily working to not only make Linux more powerful and feature-rich, but to make the OS more approachable for the average user. Unfortunately, while great strides have been made in recent years, using Linux still isn't quite as straightforward as Windows or MacOS. Ubuntu has been a favorite... Read more...
Google is warming of a major security flaw in chrome and is recommending users update their browsers ASAP. Yesterday, Google issued a security update on the Stable Channel for the Google Chrome web browser. The bug, labeled as CVE-2022-1096, takes advantage of an issue with variable types in the V8 JavaScript... Read more...
Are you tired of waiting for the price of kidneys to go up so you can afford a new GPU? Thanks to a change to tariffs in the US, such risky behavior would likely be a waste of time. We don't condone any dangerous or criminal behaviors to afford computing components, by the way. Still, it's hard to ignore the... Read more...
As you collaborate on your Google Sheets while using Google Meet, do you ever feel like gaming on your Chromebook is a little lackluster? It seems like the Chrome OS team would agree with you. As such, the current Chrome OS Alpha now includes Steam. Chrome OS being a Linux-based operating system, it was only a matter of time before native Read more...
Are you ever sitting at your Nintendo 64 thinking, "I wish this game were wide-screen and higher fidelity"? Well, today is your lucky day, as The Ship of Harkinian has been released! Named after King Harkinian, a character not mentioned in the original Legend Of Zelda games, the open-source project allows fans of the... Read more...
Do you ever look at your games library and wish you could organize them better? Sure, there are plenty of people who have that wish. Unfortunately for Nintendo Switch owners, this was impossible. Until now! On Monday, March 21, 2022, Nintendo released an update to the best-selling console it has ever had, the... Read more...
Ever since its early access crowdfunding, Fortnite was created with some sort of base-building functionality in mind. Well, as of the March 20, 2022 patch, that functionality is no more! At least until the next one anyway. Epic Games' money printing mega-hit, Fortnite, released a massive update recently, the most... Read more...
There has been a massive outpouring of support for Ukraine lately. Unfortunately, the people of war-torn areas are often devastated, and displaced from their homes and belongings, with limited to no access to basic services, not to mention the potential for much worse outcomes. Many organizations and companies have... Read more...
War is a terrible thing, and while wade in too far into the darkness that's happening in Ukraine, we know that the people of that country need help, plain and simple. Sure, it is easy to be an armchair war analyst. We see them on social media all the time, but being one does not really help people. What if there was... Read more...
It seems like just about every week there is some new malware threat to mobile users, especially for those who use Android. What if we told you that many of those new threats are not actually new at all? According to Dr. Web, an anti-malware software provider and security research organization, there was a... Read more...
System administrators were in for a surprise when Windows Defender flagged a recent Microsoft Office Update as malware. That was, fortunately, a false positive, but when you manage hundreds or thousands of endpoints and they all start getting flagged, you might as well give a sysadmin a heart attack. On March 16th... Read more...
We, as human beings, have an obsession with tiny things. It is not hard to see when you stumble across a YouTube channel dedicated to tiny cooking—Tiny Kitchen has hundreds of thousands of subscribers and millions of views across its videos. But we are computer geeks and nerds, not professional chefs of a small scale... Read more...
Did you ever wish you could take Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Super Smash Brothers Melee, or perhaps The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker on the road? Well, thanks to an enterprising console modder, now you can. A few years ago a portable GameCube concept design began circling the internet. Unfortunately, for those of... Read more...
Did you ever think you would have a digital drug lord in the palm of your hand? No, we're not talking about a game. We're talking about malware that aims to steal your banking information. A new variant of the Abrebot malware has been nicknamed "Escobar" after its package name. With the package name of... Read more...
Well, it's that time again. You guessed it—Apple leaks and speculation time! It didn't take long for the product leakers to come up with new information for M2-based portable devices this time around, right after Apple unveiled its M1 Ultra at last weeks Peek Performance event. As part of that event, Apple also... Read more...
A number of popular gadgets, from Amazon's Fire TVs to Apple's AirPods, are heavily discounted this weekend, so we've pulled together some of the hottest deals for anyone looking to upgrade their gear. Let's kick off with a 55" TV in the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series (pictured above). With HDR and Dolby Digital Plus... Read more...
Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo are, obviously, all names of renaissance artists. However, these awesome artists share their names with more recent radical reptiles of the mutant variety. We're talking about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, of course! At Sony's State of Play on March 9, 2022, the... Read more...
As you navigate the information superhighway known as the world wide web, do you ever think the tabs in your browser might be a nice feature to have elsewhere? Your file browser, perhaps? File Explorer on Windows 11 is finally getting just that feature. As is often the case, Microsoft is taking a page out of the... Read more...
Those of us "Elder Millennials" and Gen X can easily harken back to the days of pencils fixing our music. Gen X has at least a few years more of experience of doing so, though. Well, Cabbage Patch Kids & Teddy Ruxpin owners, the days of your music being eaten by your tape deck look to finally be over! Before you go... Read more...
As you're surfing the web, it is a pretty fair bet that most of the websites you visit run on a Linux-based operating system. It is the world's most popular server platform, after all. Thanks to the open-source nature of Linux, it is often considered far more secure than most alternatives, as any vulnerabilities... Read more...
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