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Gaming

Here's why you need the hands of a surgeon to beat Flappy Birds on hard

Annoyed by imprecise timing in touchscreen gaming? Researchers are hard at work on the problem, using Flappy Birds for testing, of course.
Gaming

XCOM 2 getting five more official mods from Long War Studios starting today

Long War Studios is working with Firaxis to create five more official mods for XCOM 2 over the next few months, the first of which is available today.
Computing

Seagate finally enters market for helium-filled hard drives

Two years after Western Digital's HGST, Seagate is now shipping helium-filled hard drives to enterprise customers. Helium reduces friction and energy usage, which can be crucial in an enterprise context.
Gaming

Turn 10 announces Forza beta for PC, details what your PC needs to hit the apex

Turn 10 Studios details the system requirements for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex, as well as officially announcing that the game's open beta is set to begin next week.
Product Review

Origin Chronos (2016) Review

Origin's Chronos is quicker than your desktop, and half the size.
Web

Google may soon face a penalty for anti-competitive practices in the EU

Google may be receiving an antitrust sanction from the European Union soon, over alleged anti-competitive practices in its search results. The dispute dates back six years, but the EU hasn't been shy about penalizing major tech companies.
Computing

AOC slaps a racing stripe on its new line of gaming displays

Style might not be all that important with a monitor, but it doesn't hurt. That's why AOC has opted for a large red stripe on the first display in its new Agon lineup, while also giving it a 1,440p TN panel and a decent refresh rate, too.
Web

Sci-Hub offers Pirate Bay-like simplicity to researchers around the world

Millions of scientists and researchers around the world download scientific papers illegally, for free, every month from Sci-Hub. It gives them access to everything, which might otherwise leave them in the hole for thousands of dollars.
Computing

Computer-related search warrants transformed by new Supreme Court Rule

This week the Supreme Court authorized a new rule that will allow courts to issue warrants that permit the FBI to hack into any computer, regardless of jurisdiction, as part of an investigation.
Mobile

FBI can still hack other iPhone 5C models on iOS 9, paid under $1M for technique

FBI Director James Comey alluded to paying more than $1 million for hacking into the shooter's iPhone. That figure is reportedly wrong. Sources say the government paid less that $1 million, and the method can still be used to hack other…
Computing

Google finally dumped its $1,000 Chromebook Pixel

Google's Pixel Chromebook is currently listed as 'no longer available for sale' on the company's web store, signalling that the range of laptops might be undergoing an overhaul.
Computing

Here's how Anonymous hacking group members act out a political flame war

Hacker group Anonymous is claiming that tensions among their members relating to the presidential election are tied to a government plot to divide and conquer.