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PlayStation Plus Games for August Revealed

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It’s that time of the month again! Owners of Sony’s PlayStation Plus service will once again be able to grab six games for their various PlayStation devices, including space pirate battles, musical marching, and a run in with the yakuza. The PlayStation 4 will have two games available for it. The first game is Tricky Towers, a new release. Looking ... Read More »

Twitter Reports Lowest Revenue Growth Since IPO for Q2 of 2016

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Reuters reports that Twitter stock fell 10% in after-hours trading following a disappointing shareholder report for Q2 of 2016. Twitter managed to increase its userbase by a modest amount to 313 million active users, up from 310 million users in Q1. Twitter has struggled recently to grow its userbase, but previous shareholder reports have stated a plan to increase the ... Read More »

Illinois Law Mandates Warrants For Stingray Use

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Illinois will soon require that police obtain a warrant before using cell-site simulators. Under a law signed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, police now have to demonstrate probable cause to obtain a warrant. Previously, police departments had been deploying cell-site simulators, commonly known by the brand name of Stingray, without judicial authorization. The Illinois law seeks to rectify this by mandating ... Read More »

Verizon to Acquire Yahoo’s Operating Business

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Today, Verizon announced it would acquire Yahoo’s operating business for approximately $4.83 billion, although the amount that will be paid is subject to slight adjustments before the deal is closed. This amount is far lower than the $45 billion Microsoft offered to acquire the company back in 2008, a deal which Yahoo rejected in an attempt to negotiate for an ... Read More »

Verizon To Limit Unlimited Data Plans

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Droid-Life is reporting that Verizon plans to put limits on their remaining unlimited data plans. Their sources say that all users that use “an extraordinary amount of data” will be notified via mail. After August 31, users using that “extraordinary” amount may be cut off entirely. Droid-Life has updated their article with a Verizon statement that appears to set the ... Read More »

Best Buy’s Black Friday in July: Actually Decent Game & Tech Deals

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This weekend, Best Buy is joining other retailers in their consistent attempt to make “Black Friday in July” into a successful marketing event. Even though we think the whole thing is still very much gimmicky, the sales has actually been steadily getting better through the years. In the video game deals section, we’re spotting a number of new historic low prices, particularly on ... Read More »

NVIDIA Announces new $1200 Titan X GPU Powerhouse

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For the past couple of generations NVIDIA has dominated the higher end of graphics cards. While AMD has been able to compete in the lower and mid-tier regions for the most part, the NVIDIA options have blown away the top for the most part with the previous Titan X, 980ti, and 1080. It appears though that the 1080 wasn’t enough ... Read More »

Musk Outlines Phase Two for Tesla Motors

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Tesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk has announced the company will be entering its second stage. The post states that Tesla has achieved the goals that he outlined 10 years ago. The original plan was to create an electric sports car and use the money raised from that to eventually expand into a wider range of cars. The reason for ... Read More »

Snowden and Huang Design Device to Combat Phone Surveillance

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NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden and hardware hacker Andrew Huang have designed a device which detects whether or not a phone’s radio is transmitting. This is to combat the ability of government agencies to turn a person’s own phone into a tool of surveillance. While anyone concerned about government surveillance could make use of such a device, Snowden considers journalists to ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Z Mouse

The Z Mouse

Proper tools are a dime a dozen for gamers. The selection of available hardware that aims to make whatever you’re doing on a PC quicker, more convenient, and more responsive is getting larger every day, and while a lot of companies have settled into a comfortable design that has been proven to work well for most applications, some companies are still ... Read More »