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Evening Tech Bits

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:06pm
Apple ceases online sales in Russia due to extreme ruble fluctuations. Amazon Echo Teardown. Thanks HARDOCP.

Evening Safety Dance

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:06pm
Thanks j.c.f. Ursnif Malware Steals Data, Infects Files in US, UK. SoakSoak Malware Campaign Affects over 100,000 Websites. CloudFlare SSL Certificate Used for Phishing Scam. Batten down the patches-...

Evening Legal Briefs

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:06pm
Jury finds Apple not liable of harming consumers in iTunes DRM case. Thanks Ant via Slashdot. Cops illegally nailed webcam to utility pole for 6 weeks to spy on house. Feds used Adobe Flash to...

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Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:06pm
Jagex shutting down Transformers Universe… From PC to Navy, Ars pits casual flight sim skills against a real cockpit trainer…

Vox Machinae VR Demo

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:12pm
The Vox Machinae website announces the release of a VR demo for Vox Machinae, Space Bullet's recently announced mech combat game. This requires an Oculus Rift development kit, the demo page warns...

Hatred Gets Steam Redlight

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:12pm
Steam Greenlight Campaign for Hatred mentioned earlier today is no longer active, as visiting the page for the campaign now returns the error. Eurogamer has a terse statement from Doug Lombardi...

Assassin's Creed Unity Patch 4 "on Hold"

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:12pm
A status report on Assassin's Creed Unity has word that a fourth patch for Ubisoft's stealth/action sequel that was expected today is "on hold." The Live Update Team explains: Rigorous quality...

Total War: ARENA Alpha Signups

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:12pm
SEGA of America is now accepting alpha tester applications from those interested in testing Total War: ARENA, the upcoming multiplayer game based on Creative Assembly's strategy series. "We have...

Evening Patches

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:12pm
Euro Truck Simulator 2 version 1.15.1. New demo also available. Survarium Update 0.26a. Team Fortress 2 update released.

On Sale

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:12pm
Lord of the Rings Bundle on Bundle Stars. Next Car Game: Wreckfest on Steam. Save 50%. Space Engineers on Steam. Save 50%.

Evening Previews

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:12pm
Sorcerer King on SpaceSector.com.

Evening Consolidation

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:12pm
Xbox One gets price cut in China. Announcing DmC Definitive Edition, plus a very ?special? teaser. Trine- Enchanted Edition is due this week on PS4.

Evening Mobilization

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:12pm
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Now on Android Tablets. Gartner: Xiaomi?s 300% growth rockets it to a Top 5 smartphone vendor.

Evening Metaverse

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:12pm
Nest Thermostat gets Google voice commands, Google Now integration. Bose wants to launch a streaming music service. Why didn't anyone else think of that first? Thanks HARDOCP. Conan's YouTube...

Evening Tech Bits

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:12pm
The Crew Performance Video Card Review - HARDOCP. Nvidia cards don't display full RGB color via HDMI?here's a fix.

Evening Safety Dance

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:12pm
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Upgrade Mechanism Vulnerable to MitM Attacks. Microsoft pulls a patch and offers PHANTOM FIX for the mess. Hackable intercom lets you SPY on fellow apartment-dwellers. Sony...

Evening Legal Briefs

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:12pm
Sony Execs Argued Over Uploading ?Fake Torrents? to Fight Piracy. Thanks Ant via Slashdot. Privacy regulators ticked off at Google, may fine company $18.7 million. Jury begins deliberations in...

Into the Black

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:12pm
Link of the Day: Maybe Making Movies Isn't for You Anymore, Ridley Scott. Thanks JDreyer.

Leaked Win10 Reveals Xbox App

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:42am
The Verge is engaging in a little piracy-fuelled journalism, reporting the discovery of an Xbox app in a leaked build of Windows 10, also noting Cortana is integrated into the upcoming operating...

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 Announced

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:42am
BANDAI NAMCO Games announces NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4, the first installment in the fighting game series for the new generation of consoles, as this is planned for release next year...