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Russian blogger Marat Burkhard told Radio Free Europe that working in an infamous "troll factory" generating fake internet posts and comments was "Orwellian." "Whatever we're told, that's what we'll write about, no questions asked, and we don't want to know." Using the word "absurd" no less than f...

March 27th 2015 at 11:44am 0 Comments
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SugarString, Verizon's news site that wouldn't cover its corporate parent's dirty laundry, is no more. It was originally set up to ape outlets like the one you're reading, except that Big Red banned discussion of spying and net neutrality. Unfortunately, just over a month since the Daily Dot expos...

December 3rd 2014 at 6:32am 0 Comments
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It's a great time for technology journalism, with hundreds of sites all working very hard to bring you exhaustive coverage of their specialist field. Verizon, however, clearly doesn't feel that it's getting enough attention, which is why it's launched SugarString, a tech news site that covers "hum...

October 29th 2014 at 8:31am 0 Comments
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Video footage has emerged showing that ISIS militants deployed a $500 consumer drone to spy on a crucial Syrian airfield, which they eventually seized. Taken by a DJI Phantom FC40 drone, the video was spotted on YouTube (and pulled, since it also contained graphic scenes of execution). It shows im...

August 29th 2014 at 3:21am 0 Comments
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When it comes to Chinese propaganda, you can already get the "Little Red Book" (Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung) in app form for your iPhone and iPad. Now the People's Liberation Army is getting into the fun with a new official app for iPhones and iPads that lets you stay on top of all the l...

August 12th 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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We often hear about the amazing things players get up to in EVE Online, from full-scale political wars and massive heists to collaborative business ventures and high-profile kills. While we can all enjoy these tales of high-powered exploits from afar, they can be difficult to relate to the actual...

May 15th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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What will you say when little Sally asks, "Daddy, what did you do during the Siege of Columbia?" Will you tell her that you stood with your Ultranationalist compatriots against the foreign hordes, or that you rejected your floating paradise in favor of the common man? BioShock Infinite proposes j...

September 16th 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Sometimes you notice them and sometimes you don't, but the background touches in City of Heroes are always there. They're little reminders that you're moving through a city full of people. The Rogue Isles has its share of shady billboards and decorations (including no-questions-asked investigators...

June 2nd 2010 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Any City of Heroes fan will likely recognize and have an answer for the question "Loyalist or Resistance?" It's all part of the ongoing campaign for the game's upcoming expansion, Going Rogue, and ties to the main storyline -- whether you're a Loyalist of Tyrant's totalitarian utopia, or a no-hold...

May 1st 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments