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Blizzard ends support for Windows XP and Vista

Jeff Christensen / ContributorChristensen/WireImage reader comments 16 If you took all the remaining Windows XP and Vista users in the world—a surprisingly robust 10 percent—and placed them in a Venn diagram with those that play Blizzard games, the intersection would likely be very, very small. And yet, despite Microsoft ending mainstream support for XP and Vista in 2009 and 2012 (Windows XP limped on with security updates ......
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New Zealand appeals court upholds Kim Dotcom extradition ruling

Enlarge / Kim Dotcom speaks to the media following a bail hearing at Auckland District Court on December 1, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Fiona Goodall/Getty Images reader comments 1 Megaupload View more stories An appellate court in New Zealand has upheld a lower court’s 2015 decision that Kim Dotcom and his co-defendants should be extradited to the United States to face criminal copyright-related charges involving his f......
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The Great Wall is my new favorite lizard monster war movie

reader comments 63 Jing Tian as Commander Lin Mae, wearing her amazing armor, is about to use her extraordinary spear-throwing powers to save the day. Universal/China Film Co......
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Post-merger Charter keeps losing TV customers as it pushes new pricing

reader comments 9 Charter Communications lost 105,000 TV subscribers in former Time Warner Cable territory in Q4 2016, the second straight quarter of video customer losses since acquiring TWC. The loss of 105,000 video subscribers in TWC territory is in sharp contrast to TWC's premerger performance in Q4 2015, when it gained 54,000 video subscribers, according to Charter's earnings report released yesterday. Charter gained 20,000......
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Yahoo reveals more breachiness to users victimized by forged cookies

reader comments 23 Yahoo has sent out another round of notifications to users, warning some that their accounts may have been breached as recently as last year. The accounts were affected by a flaw in Yahoo's mail service that allowed an attacker—most likely a "state actor," according to Yahoo—to use a forged "cookie" created by software stolen from within Yahoo's internal systems to gain access to user accounts without a passwor......
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Exotic trip planned? Packing antibiotics may mean bringing home superbugs

reader comments 30 Those bitten by the ‘travel bug’ risk getting another type of bug—the drug-resistant kind. But trying to fight off those bacteria with drugs may make things a whole lot worse. In a series of studies, Finnish researchers confirmed that those traveling to exotic locations—places with poor hygiene and free-flowing antibiotics—often bring home drug-resistant bacteria in their intestines (with or without symptoms). ......
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We now know why mosquitoes find malaria victims so tasty

reader comments 7 Over two hundred million cases of malaria occur annually worldwide. Limiting malaria transmission has been a major public health goal for many years; it's transmitted by mosquitoes. most efforts target the insects. But the parasite itself also influences transmission, as having a malaria infection actually makes people more attractive to mosquitoes. A recent study published in Science shows that this attraction ......
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Oracle refuses to accept pro-Google “fair use” verdict in API battle

reader comments 147 View more stories Google successfully made its case to a jury last year that its use of Java APIs in Android was "fair use." A San Francisco federal jury rejected Oracle's claim that the mobile system infringed Oracle's copyrights. But Oracle isn't backing down. Late Friday, the company appealed the high-profile verdict to a federal appeals court. This is the latest stage of a seemingly never-ending legal ba......
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Specs for first Intel 3D XPoint SSD: so-so transfer speed, awesome random I/O

A 3D XPoint wafer.Intel reader comments 38 In 2015, Intel and Micron announced 3D XPoint (pronounced "three dee cross point"), a new form of high-speed, non-volatile, solid-state storage. But we're still waiting for products that actually use the technology. The first 3D XPoint storage should hit the market this year. Branded "Optane," Intel briefly documented (on a PDF that has since been pulled from its website) the first......
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