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Game of the Year: I Am Bread

For too long the definition of “Game of the Year” has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games with praise at the end of each holiday season? So at Geek.com we’re doing what we can to put a stop to this in Game of the Year, a new column celebrating worthy alternative picks for the year’s greatest game regardless of genre, platform, year of release, or even quality. Here, any game can be Gam......
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The Ad Industry Is Really Excited About Plans To Gut Broadband Privacy Protections

The broadband, advertising and marketing industries are absolutely thrilled about plans to kill the FCC's new broadband privacy protections for consumers. Passed last year, the rules simply require that ISPs provide working opt-out tools, go to reasonable lengths to protect data and notify users of hack attacks, and be transparent about what data they collect and who they sell to. The rules also require that ISPs obtain opt-in consent (publ......
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RightScale's State of Cloud: Cut Wasted Use

RightScale issued its sixth annual State of the Cloud report and found Docker a top DevOps tool, but concerns about 30% usage cloud waste. Cloud users are increasingly concerned about the money they might be wasting in their public cloud spending, but only a small percentage of them are doing something about it. Microsoft and Google are gaining in numbers of customers, but behind the stats, Amazon is extending its large lead by increasing......
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LastPass hit by password stealing and code execution vulnerabilities

LinuxSecurity.com: LastPass has closed a remote code execution vulnerability on its Chrome extension, but according to Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy, issues remain on its Firefox extension, as well as details on another password-stealing vulnerability to come. Writing in the Project Zero issue tracker, Ormandy said it was possible to proxy untrusted messages to LastPass....
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Finally, iTunes movie rentals now let you ‘rent once, watch anywhere’

Why it matters to you If you have more than one Apple device, this update gives you more freedom when it comes to watching your movie rentals. Up to now, if you rented a movie on iTunes, you had to finish watching it on the same device. In other words, if you started watching it on your Apple TV one evening and wanted to watch the rest of it in bed on an iPad or iPhone, you couldn’t. There was no way of switching betwee......
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Vicious Circle (Unabridged) - C. J. Box

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator

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Amish Baked Oatmeal

The first time I had this treat was at a bed-and-breakfast in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. To me, it tasted just like a big warm-from-the-oven oatmeal cookie! —Colleen Butler, Inwood, West Virginia
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First Xbox One 'Tech Series' controller adds tactical styling

The Recon Tech Special Edition isn't too different from the stock model, adding cool gold accents and insignias on the gamepad's face and nice rubberized grip strips on the back. While that won't give players an edge (or expanded functionality) like the Elite controller's finely-tuned sensors and alt-control paddles, the Recon Tech includes the standard Wireless controller's Bluetooth capability to hook up to Windows 10 and Samsung Gear VR.......
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Xbox Live sign ins return to normal after earlier issues [Updated]

Update 5:44pm PT: Xbox Support says the sign in alert is no longer present, meaning logging into Xbox Live accounts shouldn't be a problem now. You can keep up to speed with all Xbox Live issues over on its status page as well as with the Xbox Support Twitter account. The latter encourages users to shoot over any questions if they are still experiencing problems or have concerns.The sign in alert has been cleared! If you tweeted earlier and......
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Atlus Outlines Persona 5's Catherine And Persona 4 Referencing DLC Plans

Revealed for Japan back in October, today Atlus outlined its North American DLC plans for Persona 5. You can find the list of currently planned DLC below or on Atlus' website. April 11 - Persona 4 costumes and music, $6.99 April 11 - Summon Izanagi from Persona 4, $2.99 April 18 - Summon Kaguya from Persona 4 Golden, $2.99 May 2 - Catherine costumes and music, $6.99 ?? - Devil Summoner Raidou Kuzunoha costumes and music, $?? Persona 5 relea......
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Pre-order: The Sexy Brutale

Just knock three times and whisper low. The Sexy Brutale, a surreal puzzle/stealth mystery inside a mansion trapped in time, is now available for pre-order, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 10% pre-order discount!Something's amiss at "The Sexy Brutale" casino mansion. Can you look past the masquerade and find a way to save the distinguished guests from certain death, using stealth, misdirection, and neat occult powers? Don't worry if you don't ge......
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Chicago teen reportedly gang-raped as 40 people watched on Facebook Live

reader comments 115 A 15-year-old girl in Chicago was reportedly recently sexually assaulted by “five or six men or boys on Facebook Live,” according to the Associated Press. This is the second such reported attack in Chicago that was broadcast on Facebook this year alone. In January, four teens were arrested in connection to a torture video. The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday that this attack marks "at least the fourth Chicago......
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Steady Hand Buzzer Game

Introducing the classic steady hand buzzer game.

Can you guide the loop around the wire shape without hitting the wire!?

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This game now supports GOG Galaxy cloud saves! Check out the full list here.

Some of these games are visiting the Cloud for the first time! Did you hear? GOG Galaxy is getting a huge update to version 1.2 and along with its other great additions and improvements, it also brings Universal Cloud Saves! Some of the games already supported are beloved classics, some are more recent titles, and some of these games (marked in bold) got this feature implemented for the first time ever! Come take a look at the current list:......
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GOG Galaxy - Biggest update yet marks the end of beta

Update 1.2 brings Universal Cloud Saves, the option to fully customize the Client to your needs, and much more!GOG Galaxy, our gamer-friendly Client, is coming out of beta with a major new update that greatly improves and enriches the user experience by introducing many long-awaited features. Let's take a closer look at some of them:The highlight of Update 1.2 is, of course, the Universal Cloud Saves. This new feature makes it possible to a......
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Wright Electric unveils its commercial electric plane business

Gas is the biggest cost for airlines. The easiest way to reduce these costs? Don’t use gas at all. That was the pitch from Wright Electric, a startup building an commercial passenger plane that runs on batteries and can handle flights under 300 miles. These short-haul trips make up 30 percent of all flights and a $26 billion market. Today Wright Electric gave its first preview to the world at Y Combinator Demo Day, where Silicon Valley’s mo......
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Wells Fargo: All ATMs Will Take Phone Codes, Not Just Cards

Given the prevalence of smartphones nowadays, Wells Fargo has announced plans to upgrade all 13,000 of its ATMs next week to allow customers to access their money using their cellphones instead of traditional bank cards. Wells Fargo would be the first to upgrade all of its ATMs with the feature across the United States. ABC News reports: To access their money, customers would get unique eight-digit codes from their Wells Fargo smartphone a......
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Wanna hack your car? Macchina is a plug-and-vroom solution

You can hack your IKEA furniture to be more awesome. You can hack video games to make your fellow gamers hate your guts. And with the help of Macchina — now on Kickstarter — you can teach your car a few new tricks, too. What could possibly go wrong? Banana for scale Macchina is a little device that plugs into your car. Nothing revolutionary so far; Automatic has been offering that for years. What is new, however, is that Macchina’s little w......
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We have too many passwords. We only need one trusted, strong online identity.

How many passwords do you manage? I have 295 digital versions of me to access online assets from my bank to Facebook and everything in between. That’s a problem. These credentials are all me. I’m the same person, no matter where I visit online. In addition to the hassles of managing these identities, the bigger problems are the lack of security, consistency and digital trust. Every digital account I create requires a new set of credentials ......
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Outlook, Skype and Xbox Live down as Microsoft suffers another outage

Microsoft experiences its second major outage in a fortnight USERS ACROSS Europe and parts of the US are reporting that Microsoft services including Outlook, Skype and Xbox Live are currently down.  The issues began around 5pm UK time, with almost 2,500 reported incidents occurring in a short space of time according to website Down Detector website. Users, naturally, have taken to Twitter to moan about the prob......
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Drone-catchers emerge on a new aerial frontier

By Stephen Nellis | SAN LEANDRO, Calif. SAN LEANDRO, Calif. The enemy drone whined in the distance. The Interceptor, a drone-hunting machine from Silicon Valley startup Airspace Systems, slinked off its launch pad and dashed away in hot pursuit.The hunter twisted through the air to avoid trees, homed in on its target, fired a Kevlar net to capture it, and then carried the rogue drone back to its base like a bald eagle with a......
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Facebook’s Epic Data Blast Is Good for Everyone—Especially Facebook

Engineers recently tested a new way of sending information across a trans-Atlantic internet cable, showing it could push two-and-a-half-times more data through this pipe than current methods. They claim the tests set a record for this kind of intercontinental connection, a key component of the modern internet. But the record isn’t as interesting as who ran the test: Facebook. Using hardware designed by researchers at Bell Labs—the iconic R......
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Google is adding an app launcher to its mobile app

Google loves tweaking its mobile app to add additional features beyond regular search. The Google app on both iOS and Android was updated with two-factor authentication support last year, and today it’s getting its very own web app launcher. Google is calling the feature “tappable shortcuts” to web apps like translate, coin flip, and even a level tool. The shortcuts will live alongside Google’s typical cards interface for ongoing updates, ......
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Windows ISO Downloader 4.21

Windows ISO Downloader is a brilliant tool that lets you download ISO image files for a number of different versions and builds of Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Office. If you need to perform a clean install of your operating system, Windows ISO Downloader can save you time and effort, in hunting down an unmodified disk image. As Windows ISO Downloader is a portable app, no installation is required. Simply do......
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How to create an icon-only bookmarks bar in your browser

Sometimes you just want to slap yourself for accepting things the way they are instead of considering there might be a method that works much better you.I recently had one of those days.I love using my browser’s bookmarks bar, but I've always hated how little space there was for all these quick-access portals. Even on a large screen many of my go-to sites were hidden under a “more” button of some sort depending on the browser.[ Further read......
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