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Earlier this week, the independent London arcade Heart of Gaming was burgled. Thieves took over £5,000 worth of consoles, games and accessories, leaving the owners understandably crestfallen. The arcade is best-known for its retro cabinets, but those responsible were interested in the latest...

July 24th 2015 at 10:50am 0 Comments
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Wednesday night, a black Samsonite backpack filled with an Asus laptop, two iPads, two Vitas, a Kindle, a bunch of European-US outlet converters, and "enough power cables to power E3," disappeared from an E3 party. The bag and everything inside of it belong to Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail. Isma...

June 13th 2013 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Usually when customer info is snatched up by a ne'er-do-well, it's done digitally. Video streaming service Vudu, however, was the victim of an old fashioned burglary on March 24th of this year when someone broke into its offices and stole hard drives with customer data on them. According to an e-m...

April 9th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The Boulder, Colo., Apple Store at 1755 29th Street was broken into around 2 AM Saturday morning, February 16th. According to reports, three large rocks were thrown through the Apple Store's glass door and found inside the store lying on the floor. The door itself was worth $100,000 and the bur...

February 18th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

January 21st 2013 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Last August we told you about a burglar who broke into the home of the late Steve Jobs on July 17 and made off with several Apple products, a diamond necklace and earrings, plus other personal items. The perpetrator was soon caught by the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team with the help of...

January 21st 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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A buddy of mine sent me this link from Google+ user Joshua Anderson. It's a clipping from the Palo Alto Daily Post about a break-in that occurred on Microsoft's Mountain View campus early this month. Despite Microsoft's offices being presumably filled with the best MS tech on the planet, the...

January 7th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Divinity franchise dev Larian Studios had a successful trip to Gamescom, even though two of the company's PCs were stolen containing early builds of Divinity: Dragon Commander and Divinity: Original Sin. "The team is using backup PCs, so no issues there," Larian said in a statement issued during th...

August 22nd 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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To close out the work week, here is a story from the Mercury News about the late Steve Jobs's iPad and how it landed in the hands of a middle-aged performer known as Kenny the Clown. As the story goes, professional clown Kenneth Kahn was given an iPad by his friend Kariem McFarlin. He thought...

August 17th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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A man reportedly dressed in a hooded white "ninja" outfit crashed his car into the Apple store in Greensboro, North Carolina. The accident occurred early Friday morning before the store was open. Witnesses who saw the accident claim that one man abandoned the car and fled the scene without taki...

June 3rd 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments