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Report: Red Dead Redemption 2 world map leaked

An image of what may be the world map for an upcoming and long-anticipated follow-up to Rockstar's beloved open-world western, Red Dead Redemption, was posted on gaming forum NeoGAF Friday.
Gaming

Gamestop executive says new console launches “seem imminent”

During an investor briefing on Thursday, Gamestop COO Tony Bartel told shareholders that a series of new console launches "seems imminent." His presentation also included a slide stating that "Virtual Reality and new consoles are expected…
Podcasts

Trends with Benefits: Is the Flyboard Air hoverboard legit, or a big hoax?

For Episode 78 we determine if the Flyboard is a hoax, a first person report on what it's like to have your PlayStation Network account hacked, Samsung unveils it's best TV EVER, and Steven Hawking probes outer space with lasers.
Computing

Intel shows 3D XPoint drives copying a file at nearly 2GB per second

During the Intel Developer Forum, Rob Crooke demonstrated two 3D XPoint-based Optane SSDs transferring a large file at nearly 2GB per second. Intel has hinted the final version of 3D XPoint could be even quicker.
Mobile

If you call Sweden’s phone number, you might get to chat with the Prime Minister himself

Interested in visiting Sweden, or at least knowing what it's like to live there? A new phone number has been set up by the Swedish Tourism Board, which will connect you with a random Swede.
Web

Hackers hacking hackers for profit and market dominance

According to benevolent white hat hackers, criminal black hat hackers increasingly either attack each other or turn in their competitors to white hat groups to rid themselves of competition who they also see as unworthy.
Movies & TV

The whole Deadpool crew will be back for the sequel

Deadpool director Tim Miller, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and star Ryan Reynolds have all confirmed that they'll be back for the upcoming sequel to the R-rated blockbuster.
Computing

The U.S. government is worse at cybersecurity than just about everyone else

New data from venture-backed security risk benchmarking startup SecurityScorecard suggests that when it comes to safe practices online, U.S. federal, state, and local government agencies rank dead last in comparison to 17 major private…
Computing

Even Homeland Security thinks you should uninstall QuickTime for Windows

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising Windows users to uninstall QuickTime for Windows because of a zero-day exploit that won't be patched. Apple's antiquated video player was long bundled with iTunes.
Cars

Should we add the Volkswagen Beetle to the endangered species list?

The Volkswagen Beetle might be phased out once again in a little over two years. A new report finds the retro-inspired hatchback will be axed at the end of its life cycle because sales are low at best.
Computing

URL shorteners may be compromising link security

They may save you some real estate in that tweet, Facebook post, or text, but URL shorteners aren't doing you any favors when it comes to security. According to new research, bit.ly and goo.gl can let in hackers.