Wing Failure Blamed for Crash of Google’s Solar-Powered Drone

A massive drone Google was testing as part of a project to provide Internet service with unmanned aircraft instead of satellites crashed after it encountered an updraft and one of its wings failed, US accident investigators have concluded. The Solara 50 had just lifted off from a remote, desert landing strip in New Mexico on […]

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Blackshades Malware Co-Creator Gets Five Years of Probation

An Arizona man who co-created software distributed by an organization called Blackshades that was used to hack into a million computers worldwide was sentenced on Friday to five years of probation. Michael Hogue, who online was known by the moniker “xVisceral,” was sentenced by US District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan after pleading guilty in […]

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Trai’s Cable Tariff Paper Asks if India Is Ready for Pay-per-View TV

Is it feasible to introduce the pay-per-view option for cable TV subscribers or should the Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) include the preview of channels as well? It is questions like these that broadcasting sector regulator Trai is seeking to answer in a comprehensive consultation paper launched by it as it looks at the various tariff […]

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Loot Crate Announces New Gaming Subscription Service

Loot Crate introduced a new monthly subscription service called Loot Gaming at a PAX South panel today. It’s the company’s attempt at providing its customers with a monthly crate full of video game merchandise. Loot Crate CEO Matthew Arevalo revealed to GameSpot that Loot Crate was working with Bethesda on Fallout-themed items for the November […]

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GTA 5 Double XP Event Runs All Weekend to Mark Parachuting Mode’s Release

Coinciding with the release of GTA Online’s latest update, Rockstar Games has announced the next weekend event for the open-world action game. Now through January 31, Rockstar will hand out double GTA$ and RP for all Adversary modes, including Drop Zone, the parachuting mode that was just released. Players can buy parachuting gear (parachutes, parachute […]

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$320 Xbox One + 3 Games, $7 Earthbound, Free PES and Assassin’s Creed

Get a 1 TB Xbox One bundle with three games for $320 on eBay. The game selection isn’t half bad, either–you get Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay, and Ori and the Blind Forest. The PlayStation Store has a Square Enix sale going on, offeringFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4) for $10, Final […]

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Nasa’s New Horizons Probe Captures Pluto’s Blue Atmosphere in Infrared

Nasa has released an image capturing the first look at Pluto’s blue atmosphere in infrared wavelengths which was taken by its New Horizons spacecraft. The photo captured in July last year was made with data from the New Horizons Ralph/Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA) instrument. In the image, sunlight is coming from above and […]

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