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Valve's Mods Blunder Prompts Reddit Community to Create Open Source Steam Replacement

Newsforge - Open Source News - 6 hours 5 min ago

Valve recently went through a major PR debacle after the company announced that it's implementing paid mods for games and Skyrim in particular. Their decision was short-lived, and it was retracted, but they have managed to incur the rage of the community. Independent developers are now working on a new...

Valve recently went through a major PR debacle after the company announced that it's implementing paid mods for games and Skyrim in particular. Their decision was short-lived, and it was retracted, but they have managed to incur the rage of the community. Independent developers are now working on a new game that launcher that will make Steam obsolete.

Valve probably figured that there will be some resistance from the community when they announced paid mods, but they couldn'... (read more)

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Apple Watch users report painful rash after sweaty wristjob action

The Register - 6 hours 20 min ago
Meanwhile: iGadgets can talk secretly among themselves and you WON'T KNOW

Apple has been granted a couple of patents (here and there) on pairing two devices using a moving graphic on the display of a watch. A camera on the device which is being paired reads an “invisible” image.…

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Mark Shuttleworth Says Microsoft Didn't Copy Convergence Idea, Ubuntu Will Be First

Newsforge - Open Source News - 6 hours 29 min ago

Mark Shuttleworth talked about Ubuntu convergence and he also happened to mention the fact that Microsoft is trying to do something similar to Windows, but he said that the companies just had the same idea, at the same time. Microsoft's Continuum concept was presented at BUILD 2015, one of the...

Mark Shuttleworth talked about Ubuntu convergence and he also happened to mention the fact that Microsoft is trying to do something similar to Windows, but he said that the companies just had the same idea, at the same time.

Microsoft's Continuum concept was presented at BUILD 2015, one of the latest conferences, and showed how a Windows phone could be connected to a monitor, mouse, and keyboard, allowing users to use their devices as PC substitute. It's unclear just how ad... (read more)

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Metasploit maker Rapid7 gobbles web app security testing firm

The Register - 6 hours 39 min ago
Firm hopes you'll squirt some of its sealant gunge into leaky apps

Metasploit firm Rapid7 has snapped up web and mobile application security testing company NT OBJECTives (NTO). Financial terms of the deal, announced Monday, were undisclosed.…

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Atlantis kicks its flashy upstart brethren right in the price tag

The Register - 7 hours 50 sec ago
Butch bezelled cut-price bruiser

Atlantis has a software-defined, butch-bezelled, all-flash hyper-converged appliance radically cheaper than EVO:RAIL, Nutanix and SimpliVity alternatives, even the hybrid flash-disk ones.…

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Facebook uses Nokia maps in mobes, Instagram and Messenger

The Register - 7 hours 21 min ago
Now you can get HERE, there

Facebook, mentioned as a potential buyer of Nokia's HERE business unit, isn't waiting around for a sale and has signed a deal to integrate the Finnish corporation's maps on the mobile version of its site, as well as in Facebook Messenger and Instagram on Android.…

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Microsoft enlists fat-piper Equinix to pump Office 365

The Register - 7 hours 36 min ago
It'll stay up diddly up up, promises Redmond

Microsoft has turned to Equinix to deliver stable and reliable Office 365 services for enterprise customers.…

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Yow! It's the HOT NEW 'Collections' from Google! Oh wait ... it's a Google+ thing

The Register - 7 hours 56 min ago
No matter how I scrub, stench of death still on me

Google+ has not only, er, joined Twitter in the past few days – it also unveiled a desperate-looking new feature dubbed Collections.…

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Accused Aussie game hacker flees to Europe ahead of trial

The Register - 8 hours 18 min ago
Interpol alert issued for supposedly naughty boy

An Australian man facing 25 hacking charges has fled to Europe ahead of a court hearing for his alleged involvement in an international hacking operation targeting Microsoft, Valve, Epic, and the US Army, according to reports.…

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Gym fall killed Silicon Valley boss

BBC News - Technology - 8 hours 24 min ago
The Silicon Valley entrepreneur and SurveyMonkey chief executive Dave Goldberg died of severe head trauma, according to local officials.
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Microsoft discontinues Media Center with Windows 10

The Register - 8 hours 51 min ago
PC-as-tellybox just not a popular enough idea, it seems

Windows Media Center has come to the end of the road with Windows 10.…

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Low price, big power: Virtual Private Server picks for power nerds

The Register - 9 hours 14 min ago
AWS not the boss of you? Try these VPS options...

Running your own virtual private server (VPS) was once limited to either profitable side projects or those with money to burn. The relatively high monthly costs (often $40-$60 per month) made it too expensive for personal projects that didn't generate income and more serious endeavors often used dedicated hardware, leaving VPS as a kind of no man's land in the middle.…

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Relax, it's just Ubuntu 15.04. AARGH! IT'S FULL OF SYSTEMD!!!

The Register - 9 hours 50 min ago
The future is coming, Still

Review  Systemd is here. It’s arrived in Vivid Vervet, the latest, just-released distro of Ubuntu – 15.04.…

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French BIONIC EYE sits IN your peeper, feeds infrared light into nerves

The Register - 10 hours 20 min ago
No Geordi LaForge lookalikes here - it's cypherpunk goggles all the way

A photovoltaic visual prosthesis developed by a French team of cyborg shepherds will be powered by the infrared light it receives as it sits inside your eyeballs.…

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Netflix looses FIDO hack attack dog as open source

The Register - 10 hours 50 min ago
Automated incident response for the rest of us

Netflix has released source code for its automated incident response tool to help organisations cut through the noise of security alerts.…

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Mars needs TRAFFIC COP to stop probe prangs, says NASA

The Register - 11 hours 14 min ago
MAVEN and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter had near miss last January

NASA has “beefed up” the processes it uses to stop orbiters around Mars from colliding with each other, after two orbiters came within two kilometres of each other in early January.…

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'Rombertik' malware kills host computers if you attempt a cure

The Register - 11 hours 48 min ago
Say goodbye to your master boot record and home directory if you try to stop it

Cisco researchers Ben Baker and Alex Chiu have found new malware that destroys a machine's Master Boot Record and home directories if it detects meddling white hats.…

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Boffins' ball barrage bombardment biffs bumbling bimble biped-bot

The Register - 12 hours 16 min ago
Mini Star Wars scout walker attacked

Morning Vid  For your amusement this morning we have this video of a walker robot being attacked by a gang of boffins in a park:…

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Analogue modems allow UNSTOPPABLE Android attack ... at 13bps

The Register - 12 hours 44 min ago
Yes it's slow, but it's enough to leak data to another Android

The better your Android smartphone's audio, the worse its security – the audio channel is the latest path for “low and slow” data leak attacks.…

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HP wag has last laugh at US prez wannabe with carlyfiorina.org snatch

The Register - 13 hours 16 min ago
'I'm using it to tell you how many people she laid off at Hewlett-Packard'

Carly Fiorina, once the boss of HP and today a US Presidential candidate, just learned the hard way that you can never be too thorough when it comes to hoarding domains, particularly when you're planning to run for public office.…

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