Destiny 2 data mining suggests the return of Destiny’s Thunderlord

For weeks, there has been a rumor in the Destiny community that the Thunderlord exotic machine gun will be returning as part of Destiny 2’s Festival of the Lost event, the series’ Halloween stand-in. After the recent Destiny 2 patch, players have been able to search through the game’s new data to find evidence of the exotic’s return. But this location actually has a very special connection to the Thunderlord machine gun. This was the very first exotic ever revealed to Destiny players, two years

By | 2018-10-16T17:00:00+00:00 October 16th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apple comes out swinging against Australia’s proposed decryption law

However, critics have voiced their concerns over the proposed law, saying it would potentially require tech companies to build backdoors into their systems. Apple has also weighed in on the bill, sending a seven-page letter to the Australian government as a formal response. The Cupertino firm has criticized the law as “dangerously ambiguous” and “alarming to every Australian”. According to Apple, the law wouldn’t be protecting citizens, but would “weaken the security and privacy of regular custo

By | 2018-10-15T08:30:08+00:00 October 15th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What does Google know about you?

As the company grew, it moved into other online content areas, including the popular webmail offering, Gmail, the online office suite Google Documents, as well as personal cloud storage courtesy of Google Drive, and navigation with Google Maps. For most users, Google and its products are truly everywhere. Let’s take a look at exactly where the data comes from, and how much data Google collects. Google along for the rideFurthermore, Google uses its popular Google Maps service to collect informati

By | 2018-10-13T21:13:12+00:00 October 13th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

6 ways to protect your family’s online privacy

It can be difficult to maintain privacy online, with more of our data flowing onto the internet, including family photos and finances, to name a couple of potentially sensitive areas. Here are six essential ways to maintain your privacy online. VPNA VPN is an excellent tool to keep your privacy online. You should have a Wi-Fi password of at least 12 characters or longer, with a combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, special characters, and numbers. Look before you leapNo discussion

By | 2018-10-11T18:35:35+00:00 October 11th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

PC hardware terms explained and demystified

0-9The Complete Guide to PC Gaming PC Gamer is going back to the basics with a series of guides, how-tos, and deep dives into PC gaming's core concepts that we're calling The Complete Guide to PC Gaming. Acer – Acer Inc. is a computer hardware company based in Taiwan known for its Predator series products and competitive pricing. MSI – Micro-Star International, a Taiwanese corporation which makes just about any kind of PC hardware you can imagine. Motherboard – The centerpiece of a PC system and

By | 2018-10-11T07:56:28+00:00 October 11th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Classic Zelda on Nintendo Switch Online gets easier with special save data

Nintendo has made quite a sizable update to the NES library of games available on its Nintendo Switch console via the Nintendo Switch Online service, but one takes the cake: a special save file for The Legend of Zelda. Nintendo promises to release other sets of special save data for its online-enabled NES games in the future. We can already see progression-focused games, like Super Mario Bros. 3 and Metroid, benefiting most from this neat feature. In the same breath, Nintendo dropped three more

By | 2018-10-10T22:53:49+00:00 October 10th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Study finds Fortnite scam ads, videos on YouTube contain data-theft malware

Fortnite scam ads and videos targeting young viewers on YouTube have been around for a while, but a new report suggests they contain malicious files that can steal data from users. Boyd and his team investigated a number of suspicious Fortnite videos on YouTube, many of which have generated hundreds of thousands of views. Rein tweeted about “yelling at a room full of YouTube execs” in May following a Polygon report that dug into the number of Fortnite scams populating on YouTube. A YouTube repre

By | 2018-10-09T17:00:00+00:00 October 9th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Microsoft’s Project xCloud streaming service will let you play Forza on your phone

Microsoft has just announced a new streaming service that aims to let you play big-name games on whatever device you want, whenever you want. Project xCloud will leverage Microsoft’s existing data centers across the globe, literally loading up servers with the component parts of multiple Xbox One consoles, and using these to run the games streamed directly to your mobile device of choice. The end result will be that gamers will be able to play the likes of Halo, Forza and other classic console a

By | 2018-10-09T09:14:30+00:00 October 9th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Google+ is being scuttled following disastrous data breach

Google has announced that it’s kicking its floundering social media platform Google+ to the curb, some seven years after it was first introduced. According to The Journal, Google discovered the data breach in March this year and, although the bug has since been patched, the company decided not to disclose the news for fear of “immediate regulatory interest” and potential reputational damage. The company has stated that the closure will occur over the course of the next 10 months, and following t

By | 2018-10-09T08:11:39+00:00 October 9th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Windows 10 October 2018 Update is allegedly deleting files

It appears that there could be another issue with the October 2018 Update for Windows 10 – alongside the Intel CPU flaw we recently highlighted – and it’s a nasty one, potentially involving the loss of user data. First off, we should certainly clarify that this is simply based on a number of user reports online, and no concrete conclusions have been drawn yet. In the latter case, the user was advised to roll back their PC to before the installation of the October 2018 Update, which they did, but

By | 2018-10-05T12:46:29+00:00 October 5th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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