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Titanfall Update Plans

Recent Blue's News Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:55pm
An update to the Titanfall website by Respawn game director Steve "Funkydooda" Fukuda outlines what's next for their multiplayer mech shooter, saying their post-release goals include accelerating how...

Ships Ahoy - Moebius: Empire Rising

Recent Blue's News Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:55pm
Phoenix Online Publishing announces the release of Moebius: Empire Rising, the new story-driven adventure game for Windows and OS X from designer Jane Jensen and Pinkerton Road. A demo was released...

On Sale

Recent Blue's News Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:55pm
Aspyr Fantastic 3 Bundle for Mac on Descent 3 on Steam. Save 50%. Eterium on Steam. Save 25%. LEGO Midweek Madness on Steam. Save 75%. Saints Row IV on Steam. Save 66%.

Evening Kickstarter Roundup

Recent Blue's News Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:55pm
Chaos Reborn - From the Creator of the Original X-COM by Julian Gollop has hit its funding goal with over a day to go. Dragon Fin Soup by Grimm Bros ends its campaign with just shy of 500% over its...

Evening Interviews

Recent Blue's News Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:55pm
Dex Interview - Strategy Informer.

Evening Previews

Recent Blue's News Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:55pm
Dex on Strategy Informer.

Evening Screenshots

Recent Blue's News Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:55pm
Outcast Reboot HD on Outcast Zone. Thanks

Evening Consolidation

Recent Blue's News Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:55pm
The Last of Us PS4 June 20 release date listed by various retailers. Thanks nin. EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil  on Xbox 360 Games on Demand. Pay For Snoop Dogg To Narrate Your Call Of Duty...

Evening Mobilization

Recent Blue's News Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:55pm
After Google Glass, Google developing contact lens camera. Thanks HARDOCP. How to Detect Criminal Gangs Using Mobile Phone Data. Thanks HARDOCP. Fingerprint lock in Samsung Galaxy 5 easily defeated...

Evening Metaverse

Recent Blue's News Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:55pm
Google adds to ToS- yes, we scan all your e-mails. Java 7 Update 55 out. Thanks Ant. Winklevoss Interview: Bitcoin Payment System Worth $400 Billion. Thanks HARDOCP.

Evening Tech Bits

Recent Blue's News Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:55pm
AMD's Mantle May Still Come To Linux, Despite Other Websites Reports. Thanks Ant via Linux Today. 85,000 Oculus Rift dev kits sold. Overclocking The AMD AM1 Athlon & Sempron APUs.

Evening Safety Dance

Recent Blue's News Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:55pm
Thanks j.c.f. Google Rewards Experts for XXE Vulnerability in Toolbar Button Gallery. Jetpack pushes update to close critical security hole. Akamai admits issuing faulty OpenSSL patch, reissues keys....

San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

Recent /. Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:03pm
An anonymous reader writes "We've heard a few brief accounts recently of the housing situation in San Francisco, and how it's leading to protests, gentrification, and bad blood between long-time residents and the newer tech crowd. It's a complicated issue, and none of the reports so far have really done it justice. Now, TechCrunch has posted a ludicrously long article explaining exactly what's going on, from regulations forbidding Google to move people into Mountain View instead, to the political battle to get more housing built, to the compromises that have already been made. It's a long read, but well-researched and interesting. It concludes: 'The crisis we're seeing is the result of decades of choices, and while the tech industry is a sexy, attention-grabbing target, it cannot shoulder blame for this alone. Unless a new direction emerges, this will keep getting worse until the next economic crash, and then it will re-surface again eight years later. Or it will keep spilling over into Oakland, which is a whole other Pandora's box of gentrification issues. The high housing costs aren't healthy for the city, nor are they healthy for the industry. Both thrive on a constant flow of ideas and people.'"

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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

Recent /. Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:22pm
Velcroman1 writes: "Car stereo salesmen and installers around the country are hoping Apple's CarPlay in-car infotainment system will have a big presence in the aftermarket car stereo industry. The Nikkei Asian Review reports that Alpine is making car stereo head units for between $500 – $700 that will run the iOS-like system Apple unveiled last month, and Macrumors added Clarion to the list of CarPlay supporters. Pioneer is also getting into the game, with support said to be coming to existing car stereo models in its NEX line ($700 – $1400) via firmware update, according to Twice. Given Apple's wildly supportive fan base, its likely that a lot of aftermarket CarPlay units are about to fly off stereo shop shelves. Indeed, CarPlay coming to aftermarket stereo units could bring back what Apple indirectly stole from the industry going back as far as 2006."

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52 Million Photos In FBI's Face Recognition Database By Next Year

Recent /. Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:40pm
Advocatus Diaboli writes "The EFF has been investigating the FBI's Next-Generation Identification (NGI) scheme, an enormous database of biometric information. It's based on the agency's fingerprint database, which already has 100 million records. But according to the documents EFF dug up, the NGI database will include 52 million images of people's faces by 2015. At least 4.3 million images will have been taken outside any sort of criminal context. 'Currently, if you apply for any type of job that requires fingerprinting or a background check, your prints are sent to and stored by the FBI in its civil print database. However, the FBI has never before collected a photograph along with those prints. This is changing with NGI. Now an employer could require you to provide a 'mug shot' photo along with your fingerprints. If that's the case, then the FBI will store both your face print and your fingerprints along with your biographic data.'"

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Ubisoft Hands Out Nexus 7 Tablets At a Game's Press Event

Recent /. Posts - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:58pm
An anonymous reader writes "With Watch Dogs launching next month, Ubisoft is ramping up the promotion. That includes holding press events to show off the game to journalists, many of whom will end up reviewing Watch Dogs. One such event was held last week in Paris, and it has been revealed by attendees that Ubisoft decided to give everyone who turned up a Nexus 7 tablet. Why? That hasn't been explained yet, but in a statement on Twitter, Ubisoft said such gifts were 'not in line with their PR policies.' You can see how it would be viewed with skepticism; after all, these are the individuals who will give Watch Dogs a review score, which many gamers rely on to help them make a purchasing decision."

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