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Lenovo's Superfish screwup highlights biggest problem in software

By not properly vetting the Superfish adware, Lenovo became the most recent unwitting example of broken links in the software supply chain.

Fri 27 Feb 15 from CNET

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BlackBerry wants to bring its secret sauce to iPhone, Android

The move is part of the company's evolution into a software business, which includes working with every major operating system.

5 hours ago from CNET

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Deconstructing the method to Nintendo's madness

It's easy to hate on Nintendo. With the Wii U, the company played right into negative consumer expectations by releasing a product derided for its kid-friendly appeal, Fisher-Price toy-like ...

Fri 27 Feb 15 from Engadget

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VLC Updates Media Player Apps For Variety Of Platforms

Now here is something that is worth checking out if you happen to be a huge fan of VLC – the cross-platform, open source media player. Apparently, the developers of VLC have just rolled ...

Fri 27 Feb 15 from Ubergizmo

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'ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove' campaign hits Kickstarter, highlighting surge in retro gaming

After years of lobbying to its original developers, fans of alien rappers ToeJam & Earl are finally getting a modern sequel. Greg Johnson, one of the original designers and co-owner of ...

Thu 26 Feb 15 from Techspot

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Frank Underwood has great taste in video games

The biggest change ináthe third season of House of Cards might just be Frank Underwood's taste in video games. While he was previously known to let loose with a few rounds of FPS ...

Fri 27 Feb 15 from The Verge

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Unlocking your door might soon be as easy as 'open sesame'

Welcome to the future. An MIT grad student has figured out a way to unlock an Internet-connected door by saying the words "open sesame" into an Android Wear smartwatch.

Wed 25 Feb 15 from CNET

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Microsoft Confirms Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious

We picked up on a report yesterday which pointed towards the possibility that a DLC inspired by the popular Fast & Furious movie franchise might be released soon for Forza Horizon 2. Sure ...

Thu 26 Feb 15 from Ubergizmo

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The WebRTC Race Begins Today

 As recently as 2012, it seemed that Web Real-Time Communication, or WebRTC, was so clandestine that the technology was a skunk works project, hidden in a back office somewhere in Silicon ...

Sat 28 Feb 15 from TechCrunch

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GTA V Heists Finally to Arrive After a Wait

Will it be worth the wait? Games GTA GTA V Grand Theft Auto Rockstar Games

Thu 26 Feb 15 from TG Daily

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