markus notch perssonMarkus “Notch” Persson, the creator of the insanely popular game Minecraft, has set a new record this time around – although it has nothing much to do with the gaming community, but touches on real estate instead. Basically, Notch has picked up a mansion in swanky area that we all know and love as Beverly Hills, California, for a whopping $70 million.

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Everyone has probably heard by now that the hackers behind the Sony Pictures hack have successfully managed to force Sony to cancel its theatrical release of The Interview, a movie that showed the fictional assassination of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. With the movie having been pulled from cinemas, that should be the end of that, right?

Well as it turns out the hackers aren’t satisfied and according to a report from CNN, the hackers want Sony to delete any data related to The Interview in an effort to make it seem like the movie never even existed at all, although we reckon that this would be a fool’s errand because if anything, the recent spate of hacks have turned the movie into a “must watch” for those wondering what all the fuss is about. Read full post →Hackers Want Sony To Remove All Signs That “The Interview” Movie Ever Existed

PC cases come in all shapes and sizes. Some, like those for gaming, tend to be huge due to their ability to house larger and multiple GPUs, plenty of storage, and also to allow for better ventilation. Then you have smaller PCs design to take up less space on the table or in the room. Well if none of these options are suited for your needs, you might be interested in Lian Li’s new O series.

Unlike most other PC cases, Lian Li’s O series of PC cases will allow you to mount the chassis on the wall! We’re not sure why you would want to mount it on the wall, perhaps to accompany your wall-mounted TV, perhaps, but either way it’s an option if you want to take it. Otherwise it looks like the O series can be used like a regular chassis. Read full post →Lian Li Unveils O Series Of Wall-Mounted PC Cases

instagramYou’ve probably come across Instagram accounts which have hundreds of thousands of followers and you’re probably wondering how on earth does one amass that many followers? Well in some cases these followers are real people who truly enjoy that person’s Instagram posts, but in some cases, these Instagram followers are purchased to make that person seem more popular than they really are.

Well it looks like Instagram has had enough of these bots and fake accounts and made good on their promise by purging these inactive and fake Instagram accounts. So exactly how big of a purge are we talking about? Well in the case of some celebrities like Kim Kardashian, they have lost as many as 1.3 million followers following the purge. Read full post →Instagram Purge Sees Celebrities And Users Lose Millions Of Followers

the interviewAs many of you guys might have heard by now, Sony has decided to cancel The Interview from being shown in cinemas. This is no thanks to the hackers of Sony Pictures who actually made physical threats of what they would do to theaters that screen the movie, thus forcing theaters to pull out and Sony ultimately giving into the hackers’ demands.

Was that the right call? After all better safe than sorry, right? Well it seems that President Obama does not agree with Sony’s move. In a statement released by the President, “We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States,” Obama said. “If somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they start doing if they see a documentary they don’t like or news reports they don’t like.” Read full post →President Obama Doesn’t Think Sony Should Have Pulled “The Interview”

sony pictures hackedJust yesterday there was more speculation that North Korea could be behind the hack on Sony Pictures, and now it looks like the FBI has confirmed it, despite an earlier report also from the FBI that suggested that there was no evidence of North Korea’s involvement, but we guess further investigation probably uncovered additional information.

According to the FBI’s statement, “As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions.” This is based on evidence found in the code of the malware, which apparently are similar and have been used in previous North Korean attacks in the past. Read full post →FBI Confirms North Korea’s Involvement In Sony Hack

We’re sure you’ve probably seen this in movies and TV shows where the good/bad guy attempts to hack a computer network or system just by plugging in a USB drive. Once the USB drive has been plugged in, the hack seems to run without a hitch and if you’re wondering if that’s just the imagination of movie writers, apparently it is pretty damn real.

Samy Kamkar, a developer, apparently wears such a device around his neck. Called the USBdriveby, it’s basically a USB microcontroller that is small enough to be worn as a necklace. It will connect to computers via USB and is designed to take advantage of the security flaws found in USB ports. Read full post →This USB Necklace Is Able To Hack Your Computer In Minutes

bing amber alertBing happens to be Microsoft’s primary vehicle when it comes to search, and hence it is far from surprising to hear that Bing will also assist in the search for missing children. For folks who happen to live in the US, you would in all probability be familiar with AMBER alerts, where these are now part of Bing. AMBER is short for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, and it was birthed after the abduction of Amber Hagerman in 1996. AMBER alerts will be issued every time a child reportedly goes missing, and these alerts will be delivered through multiple channels such as SMS, radio, TV and others, Bing being part of the roll call now.

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Andy Rubin and Android logoThere has been anonymous Google sources going around that tout how the Internet search giant is developing a new Android version whose ultimate aim is to be incorporated directly into cars, so that drivers are able to remain connected round the clock without the need of a smartphone or tablet. While Google has an Android version that can be used in vehicles, known as Android Auto, that particular version would require a handset to be connected to the vehicle, not to mention having a compatible car with a built-in display being the other compulsory requirement.

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t mobile logo 2 640x480We have just received word that T-Mobile will be returning up to $90 million in refunds, where these refunds will concern the billing of customers for cellphone text services that they did not order in the first place, thanks to a settlement with federal regulators. According to an announcement made by the Federal Trade Commission, this particular practice is known as “cramming”, and with T-Mobile being the fourth-largest U.S. cellphone company, they have been slapped with $18 million in fines to the 50 states and the District of Columbia, while the Federal Communications Commission would receive $4.5 million in fines from T-Mobile. AT&T as well as Sprint were fined $105 million each in the past for “cramming”, too.

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