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Minecraft creator has 'never felt more isolated' with his $2.5 billion

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 12 mins ago

What would you do with $2.5 billion? I know I would do countless things like buy all of my friends and family houses and put enough money in their accounts that they would never have to worry about money ever again. But what about the man who sold Mojang? The company behind Minecraft. Well, he's super lonely according to his recent tweets.




Markus "Notch" Persson sold Mojang to Microsoft nearly a year ago now for $2.5 billion, purchased a $70 million mansion, and has been hosting insane parties ever since. Recently, Persson tweeted: "The problem with getting everything is you run out of reasons to keep trying, and human interaction becomes impossible due to imbalance. Hanging out in ibiza with a bunch of friends and partying with famous people, able to do whatever I want, and I've never felt more isolated".

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Julian Assange urged Edward Snowden to pick Russia over Latin America

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 hour, 41 mins ago

Julian Assange knows a little something about trying to avoid extradition, and urged former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to select Russia over Latin America. Not only was reaching Latin America a difficult journey, but Snowden's personal safety would have been at risk, Assange noted.




Assange urged Snowden to disregard "negative PR consequences" about choosing Russia, where his physical safety has been provided by the Russian government - a guarantee that would have been significantly less likely if he ended up somewhere in Central or South America.


Sarah Harrison, one of Assange's most trusted senior staff members, actually met with Snowden while the American was in Hong Kong - at a time when it was unknown where Snowden would end up.

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Cyclist has a rather amusing encounter with a Google self-driving car

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 2 hours, 12 mins ago

It looks like Google's autonomous vehicle is still learning every time it hits the open road, and a cyclist at a stop sign helped give it another learning opportunity. The cyclist was doing a track stand at the stop sign, and since the car arrived first, the autonomous vehicle had the right of way - but the vehicle just wasn't sure how to proceed with the cyclist present.




When the cyclist moved forward, the car inched forward and would stop so the cyclist would be able to go. The car noticed the cyclist's presence, but may have been overly cautious - which is something autonomous vehicles are designed for - so this will have to be considered just one more learning experience for Google developers. The cyclist's trackstand, since he wasn't actively moving forward or completely stopped, threw off the autonomous vehicle.


As an avid cyclist, hearing Oxtox's encounter is a rather perplexing one that Google will certainly try to sort out. There are an alarming number of incidents between vehicles and people on bikes, and the forum post noted: "The odd thing is that even tho (sic) it was a bit of a CF, I felt safer dealing with a self-driving car than a human-operated one."

Netflix 4K copy-protection cracked, first leak appears

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 2 hours, 39 mins ago

No longer is high definition at the cutting edge of technology, with Blu-ray about to celebrate it's 10th birthday on the cusp of UHD 4K players and discs appearing on the market, and video streaming services such as Netflix investing heavily to acquire content in native 4K. But with the first evidence of the heavily protected content streams being circumvented, studios will be wary to release what is esentially carbon copies of studio masters to the world.




According to TorrentFreak, pirate group iON have released the first episode of 'Breaking Bad' in native 2160p, with the massive 18GB file current accessible via public and private trackers. While your everyday PC or laptop will struggle to playback the file smoothly due to the huge data rates, the first leak of proper 4K content will no doubt have many tech fans eager to see the difference.

Corsair announces new Bulldog that will ship in time for Christmas

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: 3 hours, 44 mins ago

Corsair announced the production version of its Bulldog DIY 4K gaming PC, with the first prototype shown off during Computex. The barebones system is designed to be a full PC that can be used in the living room, and leaves plenty of options for consumers to build a system as they see fit.



The Bulldog chassis is a "highly ventilated, stylish, compact console design" able to keep PC components cool, along with a 600-watt SFX power supply, and Hydro Series H5SF small form factor liquid CPU cooler. It's powered by a motherboard capable of supporting the Intel Z170 chipset, with a PCI Express 3.0 16x slot, two memory slots able to support 32GB of DD4 RAM, USB 3.0 and SATA ports, and Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and 7.1 channel audio.


Consumers must add their own Intel CUP, RAM, GPU, and storage - and can either run Microsoft Windows or SteamOS - to finalize the unit.

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FBI demanded Scandinavian countries extradite Snowden if he visited

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 hours, 9 mins ago

Before former NSA contractor Edward Snowden fled to Russia, the FBI demanded the immediate arrest - and extradition - of Snowden if he went to any Scandinavian nations. Snowden applied for asylum in Norway, but once FBI officials heard he would try to head to a Scandinavian country, they began pressuring Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Trying to leave Moscow, however, wouldn't be an easy task:




"The US Department of Justice is prepared to immediately draft the necessary paperwork to request the extradition of Snowden to the US from whichever country he travels to from Moscow," according to the letter. "The FBI expresses its gratitude... for any assistance that can be provided on this important matter."


It's likely the FBI and other government officials sent similar requests to many other European nations, which prevented Snowden from traveling outside of Russia.

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Matt Damon: Latest 'Bourne' movie inspired by Edward Snowden saga

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 7 hours, 54 mins ago

A new "Bourne" movie hasn't been released by director Paul Greengrass and actor Matt Damon because there needed to be a drastic new change in the world, according to Damon. Well, it turns out pulling inspiration from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's current drama regarding widespread surveillance programs is the perfect backstory for a new film.




"We always looked at those movies as really about the Bush presidency, and so we kind of had to wait for the world to change," Damon told Buzzfeed. "Without giving too much of it away, it's Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world... there are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy."


It makes sense that Snowden would inspire a Bourne movie, and even received some political notoriety by Sen. John McCain, when he noted Snowden is viewed as "some kind of Jason Bourne."

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NASA begins year-long Mars isolation experiment on Earth

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 12 hours, 25 mins ago

The NASA-funded Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) experiment has started on Earth, designed to simulate a Mars mission.




The six participants, three men and three women, are scientists - and will be in tight quarters, living inside a 36-foot-wide dome that is 20-feet high. The project began on Friday and will last 365 days. Researchers will collect information regarding cognitive, social and emotional factors between each participant - and how they interact with one another.


NASA believes a mission to Mars could take more than three years to complete, so this is an important step to gather data.

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Ashley Madison CEO stepping down after devastating data breach

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 15 hours, 10 mins ago

Avid Life Media announced that CEO Noel Biderman has stepped down, following the company's embarrassing public data breach.




Senior management will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the company, until a permanent replacement can be identified. It's going to be a confusing time for Avid Life Media, after a "criminal intrusion" that reportedly occurred over years by unknown hackers.


"This change is in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated employees," Ashley Madison noted in a statement. "We are steadfast in our commitment to our customer base."

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Final Fantasy 15 almost had VR support

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 18 hours, 19 mins ago

Final Fantasy 15 has seen lots of transitions during its storied development, including an experimental phase centered around immersive VR experiences.




Instead of forcing gamers to strap on an Oculus Rift for hours on end, Square Enix toyed with the idea of using VR for certain sections of the game in order to immerse players into the overall experience. "We had tested out utilizing VR," Square Enix's Hajime Tabata told IGN at PAX 2015. "At the time we were looking into it, we felt that it could potentially work as a passive experience for a portion of the game utilizing VR."


In the end, the devs decided that VR just wasn't a good fit for their action-based RPG--especially with that finicky targeting camera which would induce dizzying motion sickness. "We felt that it would potentially make sense for a segment, but in terms of the overall game in itself, the entire game, we didn't feel that having that headset on for the entirety of the game and that experience would match what we were aiming for with XV."

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