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All News for February 2016

If you're a fan of travel, you're probably going to love what Google has been up to lately. As we've covered many times, Google is no stranger to machine-learning and developing complex and powerful neural networks of computer resources. Now, the company has decided to focus on geography as well as testing you, not... Read more...
We all suffer Internet glitches and dropouts from time to time, it's the nature of the beast. But the number of Street Fighter V players who are about to lose a battle and disconnect before the match ends suggests something else is happening. By and large, these so-called 'rage quitters' are bailing when all is lost... Read more...
With so much of the VR talk revolving around Oculus' Rift and HTC's Vive lately, it'd be easy to forget that Sony has its own competitor coming, called PlayStation VR. And now, as new patents have revealed, the Japanese gaming giant could have a nifty trick up its sleeve. Or rather, a trick wrapped around its... Read more...
It's beginning to look like Raspberry Pi's developers are keen on releasing newer models a lot quicker than before. The second generation unit was released just last February, and already we're being treated to a tease of the third iteration. Well, by "tease", we mean that the FCC has a public filing now of all of the... Read more...
Well, here you go folks. Northrop Grumman has given us the first glimpse of the United States Air Force’s next generation Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B), which has been given the official designation of B-21 (as it’s the U.S. Air Force’s first bomber of the 21st century). The B-21 will have some pretty big shoes to... Read more...
A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday overturned a 2014 jury verdict that found Samsung guilty of infringing on three of Apple's smartphone patents, and in doing so negated the $119.6 million award amount Apple was to receive. It's a big win for Samsung, which has typically been on the losing side of Apple's patent... Read more...
By now you're probably burned out on smartphone and VR buzz. We don't blame you, Mobile World Congress week has been a whirlwind akin to only that sort of frenzied pace we experience at CES. Of course we agree, mobile computing isn't just about smartphones and other pocketable devices, even if what's coming is finally... Read more...
If you operate a Linux-based computer system, especially a server, here's something you will want to make sure you do if you haven't done so in the past week: update. Last week, researchers at Google and Red Hat jointly announced a severe vulnerability that plagues glibc, aka: GNU C Library, which virtually every... Read more...
Ubisoft has found itself in a bit of a bind. Ideally, the company would like to remain independent, able to be more agile, and not have to answer to some overlord. But as time passes, it looks more and more likely that Vincent Bolloré, Chairman of Vivendi, will get his way and absorb Ubisoft into his mammoth media conglomerate. A couple Read more...
In late December, a major power outage killed utility services for a large swathe of people in the Western Ukraine. Shortly after the incident, a number of cyber security experts pointed the finger at hackers and claimed some nefarious digital activities took down the power grid, but nothing had been officially... Read more...
It’s almost time to close out another week, but before we go, we’ve got a fresh batch of HOT deals, straight from our friends at TechBargains. On the menu for you all this fine Friday, we have deals on a Dell XPS 8900 Intel Core i7-6700-based desktop system with Windows 7, a Vizio SS2560-C6 25" 2.0 Wireless Sound... Read more...
Resident Evil is one of the most successful and well-known game franchises ever. The long-running series has spawned numerous games and a number of big-budget Hollywood films over the last couple of decades. And if you’re a gamer with one of the current-gen consoles looking for a Resident Evil fix, we’ve got some good... Read more...
Look, I've seen a lot of things on the Internet, some of it real and some if it obviously not. I've watched knife-wielding crabs (wasn't real, but let's not be party poopers), a rat stealing a piece of pizza, a dad in a Batman mask teaching his kids hilarious life lessons, dancing babies, Hitler overreacting to... Read more...
Former NSA contractor turned whistle blower Edward Snowden is a fan of Signal, a secure messaging app developed by Frederic Jacobs (iOS version). Snowden revealed on Twitter last November that he uses signal every day, which is a pretty strong endorsement considering his current situation. That's good news for Apple... Read more...
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