Tag Archives: gaming

Apple launches free repairs for devices damaged in Japan’s floods

Apple is making a very generous offer of good will for its customers in Japan. The last month has seen the country’s southwestern region plagued by flooding and landslides caused by heavy seasonal rainfall, resulting in millions of evacuations, damage to buildings and homes, and over 200 deaths

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Apple plans ‘Time Bandits’ remake as a new TV show

We still don't know what to make of Apple's original content TV plans, but Deadline reports that the latest series in development is an adaptation of the 1981 Terry Gilliam film Time Bandits. While the movie is already a cult classic, the potential o...

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‘NBA Live 19’ will let you create female players

After including the WNBA roster for the first time in last year's game, EA Sports is going a step further in its embrace of female athletes in NBA Live 19 by bringing women to its create-a-player feature. EA says this marks the first time a basketbal...

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Inmates hacked prison tablets to steal $225,000 for apps and music

Company JPay offers special, small tablets designed specifically for corrections facilities. These tablets are intended to provide inmates with limited access to the outside world, including email and mobile games, but instead they were used to transfer large sums of money into various JPay accounts.

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SMS two-factor authentication is unsafe – Use these instead

The revelation of Google’s Titan security key has put the spotlight on a long-existing but not widely adopted technology: physical keys that open the doors to your digital life. FIDO-compatible security keys, strange as they may seem, is just the latest attempt to solve one of the biggest threats to digital security: passwords. But while two-factor authentication is finally gaining … Continue reading

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How to livestream Friday’s blood moon total lunar eclipse

If you’re located anywhere in North America, you won’t be able to see tomorrow’s total lunar eclipse…at least not by stepping outside.

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OPPO Find X vs Vivo NEX S: durability face-off

If it were a question of novelty, this year’s winners are Chinese brands not many might be aware of. The Vivo NEX S and then the OPPO Find X have definitely stirred up interest in alternative solutions to the bezel-less screen puzzle. But while their elevating tops are almost ingenious in their creativity, they also raise questions of durability

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Nintendo’s Vehicle Labo kit builds cardboard controls Sept. 14th

The Nintendo Labo family of cardboard Switch accessories is growing, with a third kit that will arrive September 14th. The Toy-Con 03 Vehicle Kit can be configured to control an on-screen car, plane or submarine, plus a key to activate them. The vari...

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Samsung’s Ingenius shade at iPhones just keeps on coming

Samsung’s marketing engine is in full gear with barely two weeks left before its Unpacked event.

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Google Play Store bans cryptocurrency mining apps

Google has expanded its list of banned Android apps, adding cryptocurrency miners to the roster of content not allowed on the Play Store. Any crypto-miners already present on the Google Play Store will be removed in coming days, hopefully protecting users’ phones and tablets from damage caused by mining digital coins. The ban does come with one important exception, however.

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