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Last year, Microsoft said that the next-gen version of Kinect was coming to Windows, but has been relatively quiet since. That changes now, as Redmond has lifted the curtain on the new sensor and it looks... a lot like the Xbox One version. The unit is missing the Xbox logo power-indicator of its...

March 27th 2014 at 10:12pm 0 Comments
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Looking for something to do on a lazy Saturday? You could always learn a little more about Open Hardware initiatives. Today, March 15th, is Hardware Freedom Day -- an annual celebration of open-source gadgetry and unrestricted hardware collaboration. The Digital Freedom Foundation created the even...

March 15th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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WoW Insider reported recently on a dangerous Trojan that was, at the time, not removable by any known antivirus program. Vigilance was advised by the Customer Support agents, and logs from anyone who was affected by the Disker trojan were requested. Thanks to the hard work of the Blizzard Support...

January 3rd 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Thought using the Wii U GamePad as a simple PC controller was a neat trick? Try this on for size: a small team of hackers has figured out how to stream PC games to the tablet-esque controller natively, circumventing its host console. The hack was shown this week at the 30th Chaos Communication Con...

December 29th 2013 at 8:40pm 0 Comments
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WoW Insider reports on a group of 10 Chinese men who have received prison sentences for their roles in a World of Warcraft account-stealing scheme. The group compromised 11,500 accounts, some of which were purchased for $1 a piece before being emptied and having their virtual contents resold "for a...

December 24th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Released in early 1986 with a whopping 8 MHz processor and 4 MB of RAM, the Mac Plus doesn't have the makings of a machine meant to browse the web. But that didn't stop Jeff Keacher from amping up his trusty 27-year-old Mac Plus in an effort to get it up and running on the modern-day internet. Wi...

December 16th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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"Relentless" attacks against fledgling sandbox TUG are being addressed by the team and its security measures, Nerd Kingdom wrote in a forum post yesterday. Players noticed something wrong when they couldn't log into the game yesterday, and a developer confirmed that a DDOS attack was in the works...

November 15th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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David Schuetz, an Apple TV hobbyist, has been exploring some interesting behavior on pre-iOS 7 Apple TVs. After a bit of hacking, he discovered a way to enable an Add Site feature. This feature opens the possibility of adding custom sites to the Apple TV menu, letting him hook up a Raspberry Pi me...

October 2nd 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Nested folders (or, folders within folders) are one of the most useful features of iOS 7. Unfortunately, it's more of a glitch than anything Apple intended to include, so there's no official guide from Apple on how to do it. But don't worry; we're here to help. Placing folders within folders is a...

September 24th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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It is way early days yet, but the SDMMobileDevice project is now available publicly on github. Meant to provide an open-source, public alternative to Apple's private MobileDevice framework, this OS X project enables you to detect attached iOS devices and communicate with them. With it, you can que...

August 14th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Japan's Club Nintendo service was hacked following thousands of unauthorized accesses across the last month. Nintendo announced that an internal investigation confirmed just under 24,000 illegitimate logins between June 9 and July 4, from over 15 million attempts. As translated by Kotaku, Nintendo...

July 5th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments