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Computing

Nvidia’s GTX 1080 can crack passwords as easily as it can game

Nvidia’s latest GTX 1080 graphics card is good for more than just gaming. It turns out its new Pascal architecture is excellent for digital forensics and, in particular, cracking passwords.
Social Media

How Hasbro animated Mr. Monopoly’s Facebook Live broadcast in real time

Live-streaming video is becoming easier than ever, but what about live video featuring a cartoon character? Here's how Hasbro pulled of an animation of Mr. Monopoly on Facebook Live using motion-capture technology.
Gaming

An Italian bishop threatens to sue Niantic over ‘diabolical’ Pokémon Go’

Bishop Antonio Stagliano is threatening to sue Niantic, accusing it of turning thousands of young people into the walking dead with its "diabolical" new "Pokemon Go" game. This may have something to do with his church serving as a…
Virtual Reality

Virtual reality racer 'iRacing' updates with HTC Vive support

Motorsports sim and virtual reality showcase iRacing will add support for the HTC Vive VR headset in a September update, software engineer Shawn Nash revealed in an interview this week.
Gaming

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is a big fan of VR, too

When Tony Stewart isn’t tearing up a NASCAR track, he can be found enjoying a game – like iRacing, a racing sim he recently competed in. We spoke with Stewart about gaming, virtual reality, and how it all comes back to being a better…
Gaming

PS4-only 'Destiny' content will remain exclusive for another year

Xbox One Destiny players eager to check out the game's PlayStation 4-exclusive content will have to wait another year before they get their chance, as publisher Activision has extended its PlayStation platform exclusivity period.
Gaming

Bastion might look like a killing machine, but the latest 'Overwatch' short shows he's a sweetie

Overwatch's Bastion is one of the most deadly characters in the game, but he still has kindness in his mechanical heart, and the game's latest animated short proves that. Just don't startle him.
Gaming

Sorry, not 'Sorry': Von Miller parodies Bieber for latest 'Madden 17' promo

EA Sports is once again going a little silly with its new advert for this year's NFL title by roping in Von Miller to perform a parody of Justin Bieber's "Sorry" to help promote Madden NFL 17.
Computing

Nvidia’s GTX 1070 mobile is up to 35 percent quicker than the former mobile gaming champ

Nvidia is simplifying its laptop GPUs to bring them more in line with the desktop offerings. That said, they aren't identical, and our hands-on time with the mobile GTX 1070 has revealed impressive performance.
Gaming

‘Pokémon’ developer Game Freak releases ‘Giga Wrecker’ on Steam Early Access

Game Freak is best known for the Pokémon series, but over the years, it's been responsible for many great titles outside of the franchise -- now, the company is releasing its first PC exclusive.
Gaming

‘Lego Harry Potter Collection’ with remastered titles may head to PS4

The Lego Harry Potter Collection, an unannounced remaster of the original games for PlayStation 4 and possibly other platforms, has been spotted on a Brazilian ratings board by a Twitter user.
Gaming

Niantic begins bringing the ban hammer down on 'Pokémon Go' cheaters

Developer Niantic Labs has begun issuing bans for Pokémon Go cheaters, who have been using emulation software and other exploits to gain an unfair edge in the game. Users can submit a help ticket if they feel the ban was enacted…