All posts on March, 2016


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U.S. indicts 7 Iranians for hacking dozens of banks, New York dam

(Reuters) – Seven Iranian hackers broke into computers of dozens of U.S. banks, causing millions of dollars in damages, and tried to shut down a New York dam, the U.S. government said on Thursday in an indictment that for the first time accused individuals tied to another country of trying to disrupt critical infrastructure. It […]

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Inside the Tesla Gigafactory, Elon Musk’s secretive battery production facility

Elon Musk likes his secrets. Tesla Motors isn’t known for being particularly open to the media, especially when it comes to major projects like the lithium-ion battery cell “Gigafactory” taking shape just outside Reno, Nevada. Billed as the largest factory of its kind in the world, the Gigafactory has been strictly off limits to the […]

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The first Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets start to ship to backers

The first Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets have shipped, according to Oculus VR chief executive Brendan Iribe. The headsets should start arriving on launch day on March 28, Iribe said in a tweet. The first Oculus Rift has shipped, deliveries begin Monday 3.28.2016. pic.twitter.com/C0MMKmezun — Brendan Iribe (@brendaniribe) March 24, 2016 The Oculus VR Kickstarter […]

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How PlayStation’s ForwardWorks can succeed — or drown — on smartphones

FEATURE: We already knew that Sony Computer Entertainment was shifting to Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) in April, but now the company has revealed it is also starting a new mobile-gaming division. ForwardWorks Corporation is a Sony subsidiary that will will “deploy new services toward the ever-expanding smartdevice market” beginning April 1. Unlike SIE, ForwardWorks will keep […]

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At least one of the alleged NX controller images is a hoax, according to original leaker

Despite the denizens of the Web coming together yesterday to crack the case, we probably still have no clue what the controller for Nintendo’s mysterious NX console looks like. A few days OK, Reddit user Idriss2Dev posted an image of what he claimed was the controller for Nintendo’s upcoming console. In that same thread, he […]

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Apple is making an original TV series about apps with Will.i.am and Ben Silverman

Apple today confirmed reports that it’s working with the entertainer Will.i.am and producers Ben Silverman and Howard Owens on a new nonscripted television series about the app ecosystem and app development. “We’ve seen some really, truly inspiring and incredible stories from our developers in what they’ve done, where they come from, how they started and […]

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Esports attracts $325M from brand marketers desperate for a young audience

Esports has an enormous audience, and it’s quickly making more cash thanks to the power of those dedicated fans. Corporations are going to spend $325 million on sponsorships and marketing related to the esports market this year, according to intelligence firm Newzoo. That’s 70 percent of all the revenue competitive gaming will generate in 2016. […]

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