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DEFCON Conference To Target Voting Machines

/. - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:00am
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Politico: Hackers will target American voting machines -- as a public service, to prove how vulnerable they are. When over 25,000 of them descend on Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas at the end of July for DEFCON, the world's largest hacking conference, organizers are planning to have waiting what they call "a village" of different opportunities to test how easily voting machines can be manipulated. Some will let people go after the network software remotely, some will be broken apart to let people dig into the hardware, and some will be set up to see how a prepared hacker could fiddle with individual machines on site in a polling place through a combination of physical and virtual attacks. With all the attention on Russia's apparent attempts to meddle in American elections -- former President Barack Obama and aides have made many accusations toward Moscow, but insisted that there's no evidence of actual vote tampering -- voting machines were an obvious next target, said DEFCON founder Jeff Moss.

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Final Trailers: “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

Dark Horizons - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:36pm

Sony Pictures has released the third and final set of trailers for Jon Watts’ upcoming “Spider-Man Homecoming” starring Tom Holland.

Like the last few, there’s both a domestic and international version with both adopting very different footage with different tones.

The international one lays bare the villain’s plan and includes many more callbacks to “The Avengers,” whereas the domestic is more about Peter’s learning curve with the suit.

Both come ahead of the Sony and Marvel Studios release which opens on July 7th.

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Roland Emmerich Confirmed For “Midway”

Dark Horizons - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:35pm

“Independence Day” and “2012” director Roland Emmerich is is officially set to helm “Midway,” the upcoming film about the famous battle in the Pacific theater during the Second World War.

Emmerich first announced plans to develop the project a year ago and now he’s officially moving forward with further details coming to light. “Colony” writer/producer Wes Tooke will pen the script.

The battle itself took place June 4th 1942, six months after Pearl Harbor. The United States Navy, over the course of the following several days, inflicting devastating damage on the Japanese fleet that proved irreparable. It is considered one of the most decisive blows in the history of naval warfare.

Yu Dong, Emmerich, Harald Kloser, Mark Gordon and Matt Jackson will produce.

Source: Variety

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Renewable Energy Powers Jobs For Almost 10 Million People

/. - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:00pm
According to the International Renewable Energy Agency's (IRENA) annual report, the renewable energy industry employed 9.8 million people last year, which is up 1.1 percent from 2015. The strongest growth was seen in the solar photovoltaic category with 3.09 million jobs. Bloomberg reports: Here are some of the highlights from the report: Global renewables employment has climbed every year since 2012, with solar photovoltaic becoming the largest segment by total jobs in 2016. Solar photovoltaic employed 3.09 million people, followed by liquid biofuels at 1.7 million. The wind industry had 1.2 million employees, a 7 percent increase from 2015. Employment in renewables, excluding large hydro power, increased 2.8 percent last year to 8.3 million people, with China, Brazil, the U.S., India, Japan and Germany the leading job markets. Asian countries accounted for 62 percent of total jobs in 2016 compared with 50 percent in 2013. Renewables jobs could total 24 million in 2030, as more countries take steps to combat climate change, IRENA said.

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Arizona Derby Video Trailers Overview of New Maps

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:55pm

Here you can find an initial overview of Tropical Paradise and Forest Rampage levels. Race tracks are in progress and this is a visual demonstration. It also features rap artist Burton MC songs, which would be included in the game.

Keystone Announced

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:53pm
Digital Extremes announces Keystone, an upcoming free-to-play multiplayer shooter that looks for a new take on the concept with a deck-building strategy component. If you're interested, you can sign...

Mirage: Arcane Warfare Released

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:53pm
Steam now offers Mirage: Arcane Warfare, a new multiplayer FPS featuring melee combat from Torn Banner Studios, developer of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. This cinematic trailer features an animated...

Portal Knights Released

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:53pm
The Portal Knights website announces this sandbox action/RPG is out of early access and now officially available for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Windows edition is available on Steam,...

Starpoint Gemini Warlords Released

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:53pm
Starpoint Gemini Warlords has officially launched after about one year of early access for the Windows sci-fi action/strategy game. This is available at retail and via digital distribution from

TrackMania2 Lagoon Released

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:53pm
UbiBlog announces the release of TrackMania2 Lagoon for Windows, the latest expansion for Nadeo's driving game (thanks Frans). The TrackMania series has always featured wild stunts, so it says...

Steel Division: Normandy 44 Launches

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:53pm
Publisher Paradox and developer Eugen Systems now offer Steel Division: Normandy 44, a real-time strategy game set during World War II. You can get a look at this in the release trailer and pick up a...

Geneshift Early Access

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:53pm
Early access to Geneshift is now available on Steam, offering the chance to experience this genre-crossing action game. This features top-down GTA2-style driving in a variety of offbeat vehicles and...

Evening Crowdfunding Roundup

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:53pm
Bobby Prince Medical Fund. "It is May 18th, and Bobby is doing well. In the last surgery, they were unable to remove the part of the colon that they wanted to due to a large amount of scar tissue....

On Sale

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:53pm
All Army Men games on Save 50%. Grand Theft Auto V on Steam. Save 40%. Hacknet on Steam. Save 66%. Heroes of the Storm Weekly Collection Update- May 23 - 30, 2017. Humble GameOn Bundle (pay...

Gatherings & Competitions

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:53pm
Hasbro HASCON 2017 announced. FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS FAN FESTA 2017 announced.

Evening Previews

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:53pm
Killers and Thieves on PC Invasion.

Evening Consolidation

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:53pm
PlayStation Plus subscribers hit 26.4m, up 27% YOY. Overwatch Game of the Year Edition Is Now Available For Xbox One. Dragon?s Dogma: Dark Arisen comes to PS4 and XB1 this fall. PlayStation Extended...

Evening Metaverse

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:53pm
Think Before You Tweet In the Wake of an Attack. Google Fiber Arrives in Parts of Huntsville.

Evening Tech Bits

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:53pm
Acer Predator Z35P Available for Order- Curved 35- with 3440×1440@120 Hz and G-Sync.
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