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Sony's PlayStation division has never been more important to its bottom line. The company posted some lacklustre numbers today for the fiscal year ending on March 31st, but its video game efforts continue to...
Google+ finds itself the butt of many a joke, but the company behind the service is happy to proclaim that "millions of people use" it. There are already numerous ways to discover content on Google+, and now there's yet...
Australian police revealed on Friday that an officer broke the country's contentious new metadata laws by illegally accessing a journalist's phone records to identify an anonymous source....
The article on Zawya titled Digital Shadows Continues to Make Waves with Two Prestigious Award Wins positions Digital Shadows as the juggernaut of the risk management market with its product SearchLight sweeping up...
Facebook’s been testing a lightweight version of its Messenger app — imaginatively called Messenger Lite —, in emerging markets since the end of 2016, and the social giant’s now expanded the...
A documentary about the superhuman Go program created by Google DeepMind shows us what it’s like to be superseded by artificial intelligence....
Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set for $16 + pickup at Walmart...
New handheld will play all Nintendo 3DS, new Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games, but in 2D....
Instagram has fixed a glitch that re-notified everyone you've ever tagged in a photo, when you re-activate a disabled account. The company said it got rid of the issue via email on Thursday, a day after the bug was...
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Tech

It is now more than three years since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared, and there is growing evidence that the search authorities have been looking for the aircraft in the wrong place....
Cornelius Senn, a measurement engineer in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-BAUG), and his post-doctoral colleague Silvan Leinss have developed a new reflector for radar measurements....
An international project led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new augmented reality (AR) tool for the ESA. In the future, it is envisaged that astronauts will be able to use this tool to...
Malaysia follows India as it looks to WhatsApp to curb fake news....

Gadgets

by selkbag Technologically advanced, uncommonly comfortable, and quite possibly the funnest thing you can ever wear outdoors....
The launch of LG's latest smartphone, the G6, has been somewhat staggered. First there were pre-orders, and then a prerelease specifically for those eager customers. But over the last few days, the G6 has gone on...
 Google Wifi, the mesh router that Google unveiled first last October, is now on sale in Canada. The router sells either individually for $179 CDN, or in a 3-pack for $439 CDN, which is pretty close to U.S. pricing...
Google's latest feature for its social network can make your home stream look a little bit less lonely. Next time you check Google+, you'll see a new block in your stream listing topics you can explore. The...

Gaming

Featuring the titular pair of classic puzzle games , Puyo Puyo Tetris feels like it was tailor made for Nintendo's new home console/portable platform hybrid, especially when using the hardware in its...
Enter the Asus Strix RX 580 Gaming Top OC Edition (whew), which at $300 on Newegg, is the priciest custom Radeon RX 580 around. But as luck would have it, the highly tailored Asus card rocks the same 8GB memory capacity...
The 2DS XL was just revealed . But that isn’t stopping Nintendo from announcing the new iteration’s first special edition: a Dragon Quest Metallic Slime 2DS. Just look at it! So lovely. Read more......
China will begin construction of a permanent manned space station in 2019 after carrying out a successful in-orbit refuelling from its Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft, officials leading the project said on Friday....

Internet

The war of the mobile carriers has been well-documented, but no carrier has caused quite as much of a stir in recent years as T-Mobile. The "Uncarrier" has continued to add customers at a blistering pace , and...
Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen delivered a ferocious attack Thursday on her globalist rival Emmanuel Macron, saying voters faced a choice "for or against France". The candidates' starkly differing...
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he...
As massive of a hit as the iPhone 7 was at launch, new data from CIRP shows that sales of Apple's latest flagship phone hasn't been able to match the performance of the iPhone 6s in same quarter last year. In...

Linux/Open Source

Even if you're a newcomer to Linux, you've probably figured out that it is not a single, monolithic operating system, but a constellation of projects. The different "stars" in this constellation take the form of...
Canonical this week said that it will end its support for Ubuntu Touch phones and Ubuntu-powered tablets in June, and that it will shut down its app store at the end of this year. With Ubuntu Touch, a unified mobile OS...
A new strain of malware targeting Linux systems, dubbed "Linux/Shishiga," could morph into a dangerous security threat. Eset on Tuesday disclosed the threat, which represents a new Lua family unrelated to previously...
"What can it do that Windows can't?" That is the first question many people ask when considering Linux for their desktop. While the open source philosophy that underpins Linux is a good enough draw for some, others want...

Security

Andrea Tantaros claims that she was stalked and harassed by multiple Twitter accounts that were coordinated by Fox News executives after she filed a sexual harassment suit. Her new lawsuit also claims that Fox had her...
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent the closest-ever images of Saturn on Thursday after surviving its first plunge inside the planet's rings, the U.S. space agency said. A...
It appears Donald Trump won’t achieve his campaign promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare before his first 100 days in office, as members of Congress direct their attention to averting a government shutdown. The...
White House press secretary Sean Spicer attempted Thursday to shift blame to the Obama administration for its role in vetting retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the national security adviser dismissed by President Trump....

Social Media

On Monday, in an abandoned building in the Thai seaside resort of Phuket, 20-year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay turned on Facebook Live from his mobile phone. Then he picked up his 11-month-old daughter in her pink dress, tied...
The tech companies that fell victim to a $100 million email scam reported in March are no inexperienced newbies fresh off their first funding round. According to Fortune, they're none other than Google and Facebook...
Americans have always loved candy bars. Now, candy bars will be loving America right back. The Hershey Company has announced that it will be rolling out special editions of their most popular candy — Kit Kat,...
After many months shrouded in secrecy, concrete information regarding Apple's plans in the automotive space are finally starting to leak out. While Apple's initial plans may have centered on developing and...

Software

Falling into the broad category of survival horror, Slender: The Eight Pages is a first person puzzler based on the Slender Man myth . Your mission is to find the titular eight pages about the pale, faceless creature...
Foxit Reader is a PDF reader - and much more. As well as providing a way to view PDF files, the program can also be used to create this type of file, sign PDFs, and add annotations. There are also Foxit Reader plugins...
When writing, it's all too easy to get distracted and operate far below your optimum performance. WriteMonkey aims to rectify this by providing you with a distraction-free working environment that lets you...
foobar2000 is a powerful and flexible music player with a unique modular design and a raft of hidden features. Its primary function is media management, and it specializes in ripping and converting CDs – copying...

Wireless

A bill enacted in the recently concluded Indiana General Assembly eases the path for these “micro- wireless facilities,” allowing them to be erected in public rights-of-way – such as being suspended by cables...
Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen delivered a ferocious attack Thursday on her globalist rival Emmanuel Macron, saying voters faced a choice "for or against France". The candidates' starkly differing...
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he...
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent the closest-ever images of Saturn on Thursday after surviving its first plunge inside the planet's rings, the U.S. space agency said. A...