Call of Duty: Ghosts' upcoming DLC will see Snoop Dogg as the announcer for multiplayer matches of Infinity Ward's first-person shooter. Snoop Dogg didn't write the lines, but he seems like a natural at speaking them.
The new Snoop Dogg-enabled Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC drops on April 22 for the Xbox, with other platforms receiving it shortly after. The Snoop Dogg Voice Pack will cost $2.99, but it isn't the only one that will be made available. There will be the Drill Instructor Voice Pack that is voiced by the infamous R. Lee Emery, known as The Gunny, also for $2.99.
Does this make you want to play COD: Ghosts more? I'm sure there will be a large number of people who will be in love with this news.
There is a growing need for the US government and private sector to improve communication and work on sharing threat and attack information.
The idea isn't necessarily a new one, with the private sector pestering government agencies to become more transparent regarding cybersecurity threats - especially with sophisticated attacks stemming from Eastern Europe and China.
"We've been trying for three years to get the government to create a protected avenue to share information from the government down to the private sector up to the government," said Tom Ridge, former US Department of Homeland Security secretary, during a recent security conference. "We've been unsuccessful."
An interesting rumor has just popped up for the forthcoming Die Hard 6 movie from 20th Century Fox, where Samuel L. Jackson is rumored to reprise his role of Zeus Carver from Die Hard: With a Vengeance.
Latino Review's El Mayimbe has tweeted that the movie studio is meeting with writers to get their take on where they want to take Die Hard next. But, they want to see their take involve Samuel L. Jackson, of course. The last time the new Die Hard was heard of, was Ben Trebilcook signing on to write the script, which had the name of "Die Hardest" and was based in Tokyo. With new writers coming on board, this will most likely all change.
Britain's Got Talent, and its judges, had quite the surprise when a 79-year-old grandmother took the stage on the opening episode. Paddy took the stage with her dancing partner Nico, where just after seconds of dancing, Simon Cowell rejected the couple - but then they really started their show - something you just need to watch, below:
Paddy and Nico truly ruled the stage with their salsa routine, surprising the remaining judges and Cowell, as well as the entire audience. Cowell gave Paddy a standing ovation, saying: "It was all kind of slow and normal, and then it went ballistic". Fellow judge and star of Little Britain, David Walliams, said: "You're an amazing example to older people because you've shown that however old you are you can still be spectacular and beautiful and do something amazing".
I'm under half of Paddy's age, and there's no way that I could pull off 90% those moves. So it really does go to show that age is just a number.
It looks like the US Navy could be using converted seawater as its next-generation, super-powerful jet fuel. Experts have been working on the idea for over ten years, where it could actually become commercially viable within the next decade.
Researchers are currently showing off the technique using a model plane, with the tech working by pulling carbon dioxide and hydrogen from water using a catalytic converter. These gases are then turned into a liquid hydrocarbon fuel that could eventually power planes, and ships. Vice Admiral Philip Cullom has said: "We don't necessarily go to a gas station to get our fuel. Our gas station comes to us in terms of an oiler, a replenishment ship".
Cullom continued: "Developing a game-changing technology like this, seawater to fuel, really is something that reinvents a lot of the way we can do business".
A year after the Boston Marathon bombings, two unattended bags have been discovered, with the Boston Police Department's bomb squad now on the scene. They are investigating the area after a man "dropped a backpack at the finish line and marched up the street screaming "Boston Strong!", reports news.com.au.
That man has reportedly been detained by the Boston Fire Department. This news comes one year after 264 people were injured, and three people died after backpacks exploded near the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon.
The United States wants to improve its Cyber Command over the next two years, and will increase security staff to more than 6,000 employees, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently said. Both military and civilian candidates will be included, as the US government wants to improve both cybersecurity and offensive weapons that can be used to target foreign operations.
The government will likely need to work with universities and private sector companies to try and find candidates - especially with so much competition for skilled cybersecurity experts.
"It has to do with having the skills," said Michael Daly, Raytheon cyber business CTO, in a statement to SCMagazine. "I think that when the jobs are there, the people with the skills are seeking them out and going after them. What we are seeing is a huge backlog as far as being able to hire people into these jobs. The number of security jobs have grown, but these jobs are taking a lot longer to fill."
Today Google began rolling out a new feature to GMail that allows users to quickly insert images that were backed up from a mobile device into emails. The new feature has been added to the "insert photo" button located at the bottom of the toolbar of new email compositions, and will give users the option to insert an image located in their mobile device image backup folder.
"Unless you're a budding Ansel Adams, odds are you take most of your photos using your phone. And whether it's photos of your hiking trip or a night out, sending photos to friends and family just got easier," Google said in a blogpost. "Starting today, you can save time and insert your Auto Backup photos from your phone into Gmail messages on the web using the new Insert Photo button."
The FBI is quickly expanding its Next Generation Identification (NGI) biometric photo database, which could balloon up to 52 million photographs by 2015, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
The NGI database had around 16 million photos midyear in 2013, with growing concern of the "non-criminal photo" portion of the program - and how the information will be stored.
President Obama's administration recently started a discussion regarding facial recognition privacy, though after the NSA's spying revelations, there will be a lot of criticism and concern.
The former vice president of the Bitcoin Foundation, Charlie Shrem, has been indicted on money laundering charges related to the now defunct Silk Road website. Shrem and federal prosecutors were trying to work out a plea deal, but negotiations came to an end.
Shrem plans to plead not guilty at arraignment later this month before U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff, facing up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Shrem previously worked with the Bitcoin Foundation and also operated the BitInstant bitcoin exchange company - and was arrested in January. Now facing two counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business.