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"Force Awakens" Clip Teases New Trailer?

Dark Horizons - 10 hours 20 min ago

The official Instagram account for "Star Wars" has posted a 15-second tease of footage from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" including shots not previously seen in the two earlier trailers.

There's nothing attached to the clip in terms of discussing why it is being shown, but it seems to suggest that the next trailer for the film could be dropping very soon? The video certainly demonstrates Instagram's newly introduced landscape and portrait orientation options for photos and videos.

There has been an awakening... #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am PDT

Also today the official Twitter account for "Star Wars" has shown off the first concept art from the 'Battle of Jakku' DLC in the upcoming "Star Wars: Battlefront" game. The scene ties into 'The Force Awakens' with the desert planet Jakku being the one seen in the movie and the trailers so far.

The first visualization of The Battle of Jakku for #StarWarsBattlefront from @EAStarWars. http://t.co/Ra8wX1KUC9 pic.twitter.com/M67Tds76jX

— Star Wars Games (@StarWarsGames) August 27, 2015

Company of Heroes Series Free Weekend

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
Steam News announces a free weekend is underway for the entire Company of Heroes franchise, coinciding with a sale on the World War II real-time strategy series. Here's the deal: In celebration of...

Mount & Blade: Warband Free Weekend

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
There's more free gameplay to be found on Steam this weekend, as Steam News announces this is also a free weekend for Mount & Blade: Warband and its expansions. Here's word:Play Mount & Blade:...

Rocket League OS X and SteamOS Plans

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
Indie developer Psyonix announces plans for OS X and SteamOS editions of Rocket League, saying these ports of the motorized sports game should arrive by the end of this year. "We're extremely excited...

GeForce Windows 10 Hotfix

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
NVIDIA now offers a new GeForce Hotfix driver 355.80 for users with SLI rigs (thanks PC Gamer). Word is: "Excessive virtual memory consumption for SLI configurations running Windows 10."

More on Heroes of the Storm Rankings

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
A post on Battle.net has more follow-up on placement matches in Heroes of the Storm following a recent comment from Blizzard saying they would investigate complaints of irregularities. They describe...

Fistful of Gun Next Month

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
Though it was just announced a few days ago, Devolver Digital now announces September 24th is the release date for Fistful of Gun, the upcoming top-down western shooter from developer Farmergnome....

Calvino Noir Released

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
Calvino Noir is now available on Steam. offering the Windows and OS X editions of this noir stealth platformer that's also now available for PS4 and iOS. A new release trailer shows off the game's...

Just Cause 3 Video Diary

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
This video is a new developer diary for Just Cause 3, where the developers at Avalanche Studios discuss the next installment in their over-the-top action series. They also note this will be another...

Bombshell PAX Prime Trailer

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment announce plans to show off Bombshell this weekend at PAX Prime, offering attendees the chance to get their hands on the upcoming action/RPG. The rest of us can...

Total War: WARHAMMER Units Video

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
This video shows off a couple of units from Total War: WARHAMMER with an introduction to three Dwarfen melee characters. Here's word: "This video focuses on Longbeards, Ironbreakers and Hammerers ?...

Otherland Early Access Delayed

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
DRAGO Entertainment announces they now plan to begin Early Access to Otherland on September 10th. They had previously planned on launching this preliminary version of their MMORPG yesterday, but that...

The Crew Wild Run Details

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
UbiBlog discusses the contents of the Wild Run expansion for The Crew coming to the open-world racing game in November upon the release of its Wild Run expansion. They discuss the lighting graphics...

Evening Patches

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
Starbound [STABLE] Pleased Giraffe ? Update 3. World of Warcraft Patch 6.2 Hotfixes- August 17 - August 26.

On Sale

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
Daedalic Weekend Sale on Steam. Rising Star Games on Humble Weekly Bundle. Starbound on Steam. Save 15%.

Gatherings & Competitions

Blue's News - 10 hours 21 min ago
New Round of Unreal Dev Grants Fund Education. How drug testing at an e-sports tournament actually works.

Ocean Cleanup Project Completes Great Pacific Garbage Patch Research Expedition

/. - 12 hours 2 min ago
hypnosec writes: The reconnaissance mission of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, dubbed the Mega Expedition by Ocean Clean, has been concluded. The large-scale cleanup of the area is set to begin in 2020. The primary goal of the Mega Expedition was to accurately determine how much plastic is floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This was the first time large pieces of plastic, such as ghost nets and Japanese tsunami debris, have been quantified. “I’ve studied plastic in all the world’s oceans, but never seen any area as polluted as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” said Dr. Julia Reisser, Lead Oceanographer at The Ocean Cleanup. “With every trawl we completed, thousands of miles from land, we just found lots and lots of plastic.”

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Inside the Booming, Unhinged, and Dangerous Malvertising Menace

/. - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 8:33pm
mask.of.sanity writes: The Register has a feature on the online malicious advertising (malvertising) menace that has become an explosively potent threat to end-user security on the internet. Experts say advertising networks and exchanges need to vet their customers, and publishers need to vet the third party content they display. Users should also consider script and ad blockers in the interim. From the article: "Ads as an attack vector was identified in 2007 when security responders began receiving reports of malware hitting user machines as victims viewed online advertisements. By year's end William Salusky of the SANS Internet Storms Centre had concocted a name for the attacks. Since then malvertising has exploded. This year it increased by more than 260 percent on the previous year, with some 450,000 malicious ads reported in the first six months alone, according to numbers by RiskIQ. Last year, security firm Cyphort found a 300 percent increase in malvertising. In 2013, the Online Trust Alliance logged a more than 200 percent increase in malvertising incidents compared to 2012, serving some 12.4 billion malvertisement impressions."

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Research Suggests How Alien Life Could Spread Across the Galaxy

/. - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 6:04pm
astroengine writes: As astronomical techniques become more advanced, a team of astrophysicists think they will be able to not only detect the signatures of alien life in exoplanetary atmospheres, but also track its relentless spread throughout the galaxy. The research, headed by Henry Lin of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), assumes that this feat may be possible in a generation or so and that the hypothesis of panspermia may act as the delivery system for alien biology to hop from one star system to another.

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Most Healthcare Managers Admit Their IT Systems Have Been Compromised

/. - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 3:55pm
Lucas123 writes: Eighty-one percent of healthcare IT managers say their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet or other kind of cyber attack during the past two years, and only half of those managers feel that they are adequately prepared to prevent future attacks, according to a new survey by KPMG. The KPMG survey polled 223 CIOs, CTOs, chief security officers and chief compliance officers at healthcare providers and health plans, and found 65% indicated malware was most frequently reported line of attack during the past 12 to 24 months. Additionally, those surveyed indicated the areas with the greatest vulnerabilities within their organization include external attackers (65%), sharing data with third parties (48%), employee breaches (35%), wireless computing (35%) and inadequate firewalls (27%). Top among reasons healthcare facilities are facing increased risk, was the adoption of digital patient records and the automation of clinical systems.

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