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EA goes Humble with a new bundle

EA Games might not be everyone’s favourite company, but it’s trying to turn that image around. No not with some big new advertising campaign, but by writing a cheque to charity, using its games to fund it. Teaming up with the guys at Humble Bundle, EA is offering a  huge …

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GTA5 – what’s hot in Los Santos

Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the most awaiting new games to be released this year. This and WatchDogs are on my top ‘to get list’ before the year end. RockStar have released a ‘travelogue’ for the upcoming title with a focus on locations. Los Angeles and Southern California …

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UK ‘critical’ companies to get cybercrime support

Companies which are classified as being critical to the infrastructure of the United Kingdom are going to receive support to prevent serious cyber attacks. A new service is starting which will combine industry experts with the services of a British eavesdropping agency. Yesterday the two cyber incident response units launched …

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Are you suffering from ‘Game Boy Back’?

If you or your child is having difficulty standing up straight then you may need to blame your console. The effects of hunching over to play with smartphones, consoles and tablets have created what two Dutch orthopaedic experts are calling ‘Game Boy Back’. These back problems are normally associated with …

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Comment Crew may be using new hack techniques

A group of Chinese hackers called the ‘Comment Crew’ have resumed their attacks against dissidents. FireEye, a security organisation who specialise in stopping sophisticated attacks have documented attackers who are using a new set of tools and evasion techniques. The company cannot name their clients but Rob Rachwald, director of …

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StarCraft Universe hits KickStarter

A project set up by Upheaval Arts is set to interest many gamers who enjoyed  StarCraftII. StarCraft Universe is set in an ‘alternative reality’ where the ending of StarCraft II:Wings of Liberty has a grim conclusion for Kerrigan. Without the Queen of Blades to stop the hybrid’s assault, the protoss …

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Microsoft ditch mandatory Kinect policy

Microsoft have told gamers that they will no longer need to have an always online, all seeing online camera attached to their Xbox One. Just another in the latest line of 180 degree changes for the company who have been facing a lot of negative press for a series of …

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Pirate Bay Launches Browser to Sidestep Censorship

Still looking for ways to help internet users bypass the censorship imposed by many countries, the UK included, The Pirate Bay has launched its own web browser called PirateBrowser. Based on a Tor client and version 23 of Mozilla’s portable edition Firefox browser with foxyproxy add-on, PirateBrowser is a simple …

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Xbox One Retail Version Unboxed

A video published by Xbox’s official YouTube channel has shown Larry Hyrb (better know as Major Nelson) unboxing a retail version of Microsoft’s upcoming next-generation games console. The video shows the accessories that will be included with retail Xbox One consoles and gives a brief tour of their capabilities. It …

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HTTPS vulnerable to new hacking method

As if we didn’t have enough security concerns at the moment, here comes another one to make the situation worse. HTTPS, long the staple of website logins, is now said to be vulnerable to a new Department of Homeland Security debuted vulnerability, that allows those using it to potentially steal …

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High tech Japanese toilet can be hacked

Security researchers at Trustwave have revealed a vulnerability with high tech Japanese toilets. The issue means that anyone who downloads the Inax Satis application can control any high tech toilet. According to Trustwave all Inax Satis Bluetooth toilets have the same Bluetooth Pin (0000) hardcoded. Anyone who downloads the application …

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Innocent websites hacked to share child abuse images

The Internet Watch Foundation has warned that legitimate, innocent websites are being hacked to serve images of child sex abuse. The charity has announced that in the last six weeks they have received 227 reports of internet users being directed from completely legal porn sites to web pages hosted on …

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Many Tor sites compromised, including Tormail

At least half of all Dark Net websites using the TOR network have been compromised, infected with FBI sanctioned malware that can potentially track a site visitor’s IP address and the owner of the Freedom Hosting company that provided a lot of the back end storage for many of the …

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The Xbox One GPU just got faster

In an interview with the always colourful Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Microsoft’s corporate VP Marc Whitten, has announced that the graphics processor within the company’s next-gen Xbox One, is now a little bit faster, thanks to driver optimisations and a clock speed bump. Describing the current situation with the One …

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Even Google code sometimes distributes Malware

To help spread their latest viruses and trojans, malware creators are turning to legitimate content distribution platforms – meaning no one should trust downloads from any site without having a quick check first. The latest infection was picked up by the guys over at digital security solution firm, Zscaler Inc, …

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DotA 2 The International 2013 starts today

Whether you’re a DotA 2 fan, League of Legends fan, or just like a bit of eSports in general, there’s no reason not to be excited this weekend, as the DotA 2 International 2013 championships kick off with a bang – and it’s got the biggest eSports prize pool ever. …

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Sony to limit launch day PS4 pre-orders

Sony has announced that it is going to have to cut back on pre-order promises to supply its next-generation console on launch day, as apparently the numbers are just getting too lofty to deal with. However, that doesn’t mean pre-orders made today, or tomorrow won’t be fulfilled as you might …

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Nintendo Wii U sales are still awful

Poor Nintendo. Its “next-gen” system has had a horrible start, despite having a year lead in on both Microsoft and Sony’s systems. New figures announced during Nintendo’s quarterly earnings report, suggest that worldwide, it only sold 160,000 of the machines between April and June this year. Game sales were a …

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